Jacobs Restaurant - Fine Dining Hamburg
It's worth to take a 20-minute ride down the Elbchaussee along the Elbe river for a culinary experience you won't easily forget.
Tasteful interior, fantastic staff, delicate fine food presented in a common theme throughout the meal - I agree with the critics from Michelin that the Jacobs Restaurant in Hamburg deserves two stars. Look at the pictures and believe me that the taste buds have been satisfied as the eyes have. Or better yet, go there to taste for yourself.
This post is actually the first one in a new series I call "Fine Dining". The reviewed restaurants will only be those of chef's that gained at least one Michelin star. The posts will contain photos of all the courses and the restaurant interiors, with little text - basically food porn with a review score at the end.
You can read more on my trip to Hamburg visiting a concert in the Elbphilarmonie and staying in the new Westin Hotel on my trip report post here.
1st Course - Arctic trout
2nd Course - Velvet soup of wild garlic
3rd Course - Fried beef fillet
4th Course - Dessert: Pineapple and coconut
Instead of the wine pairing, we chose one bottle recommended by the sommelier: Rollan de By Médoc 2000. It was one of the best Bordeaux's I had until then - smooth as silk (though the sommelier warned us that not every Rollan de By is this good).
From the friendly greeting, the unpretentious service, the amazing food and sublime atmosphere, the Jacobs is easily among my favorite places to eat. I yet have to try the hotel facilities, but I expect it to be flawless as well. I'll try it next time I am in Hamburg and you should, too.