Cornelia and Gert Habener, the owners of the épicerie fine, love France; so much so that they apparently had a hard time coming to terms with Swabian cooking. So they started to import treats and ingredients from France. What they make from it? Croissants, cheese platters, ratatouille or entrecôte. The lunch menus for about 10 euros are particularly popular, and all of Stuttgart comes here to celebrate French cuisine. Who's surprised? The cuisine is light but excellent, and the carefully chosen glass of wine is a blessing. The shop is located in a former bakery, which was renovated and radiates in its renewed old charm. The guests cannot help but enjoy life and devote themselves to the most beautiful things in life: eating, drinking, music, talking, laughter, art - in short, everything that sweetens one's life. Come for the petit déjeuner, than you'll know exactly what we mean: The épicerie fine is a piece of Paris in the middle of Stuttgart.
Is this still noble or kitsch? Hard to say. At least the search for gold will find an end in this exceptional place. The owner of the Cube has converted the old Schwabenlandhalle into a top-class restaurant: Gold on the walls, gold at the bar, along with dark wooden floors and subtle, fresh floral decoration. In the Goldberg every dinner turns into a feast, and when it comes to ambience the noblesse of the place cannot be topped. The kitchen spoils you with timeless classics, with the duo Michael Bahn and Rainer Rupps encouraging one another to achieve ever greater results. Would you like a menu suggestion? Let's start with a colourful summer flower salad with grilled tuna and watermelon, then white tomato cream soup with a baked shrimp cigarillo. The main course includes rabbit leg with creamy corn polenta, corn cob tempura and vanilla pepper cream, and for dessert cheesecake with raspberries on caramelised puffed rice slices and lavender ice cream. Tip: If prices get too hot for you, you should come around noon for the three-course lunch menu. At 27,- euros this is a fair opportunity to get a taste of the gold rush.
Irma la Douce
Is this a nightclub? Or an escort agency? Don't be fooled by the velveteen name of the restaurant. It's a restaurant offering Haute Cuisine of the finest kind. Until not long ago, the chef, Matthias Herrmann. has cooked for the star-rated Zirebnstube. Now he has ended up in the red-light district of Stuttgart. Not because he fell from his glory, but because he can realize his own culinary ideas in the restaurant of Remo Heine. The menu changes daily and is just as short as it is creative. Rarely do you find more than six dishes, but all of them are so delicious that the gourmet will have a hard time deciding. The interior is, just like the name, reminiscent of Paris: Slightly luxurious, but not overly so. Very stylish and also comfortable.