Award: One Michelin star
Chef: Martin Scharff – having worked for Harald Wohlfahrt in Baiersbronn, Jörg Müller in Westerland on Sylt, in the La Table in the Hohensyburg casino and in the Guarda Val in Lenzerheide, in 1991 he took over the Hotel Eisenkrug in Dinkelsbühl and was awarded a Michelin star. At the age of 27, Scharff was then the youngest chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Germany.
After 10 years in Dinkelsbühl he moved to the famous Wartenberger Muhle near Kaiserslautern in 2001. Since 2012, Scharff manages the catering businesses at the Heidelberg Castle.
Visit: 10 December 2016, dinner for two.
Review: The restaurant is located in the fabulous Schloss in Heidelberg. The food was excellent, although the colour of some of the sauces was not particularly vibrant. The service was also excellent, our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is extensive.
This restaurant is well worth a visit if you are in Heidelberg, although there are a number of other restaurants, without a star, that are worth checking out as well.
Wine: We tried a very nice dessert wine, a Trockenbeerenauslese from the Schroeder Weisenborn winery, from their vineyards in and around Kallstadt. The grapes would have been individually picked and are shriveled with noble rot, appearing like a raisin. They are therefore very sweet and have an intensely rich flavor, with a lot of caramel and honey bouquet, stone fruit notes like apricot, and the distinctive noble rot aroma. This went very well with our cheese.