Honorary president 2018
Andreas Krolik grew up in Halle, on the banks of the Saxon Saale river. After nearly 12 years at the Brenners Park Hotel & Spa, Andreas Krolik changed to the Tigerpalast in Frankfurt. There his skills were rewarded in November 2012 with a star from the Michelin guide and 17 points from Gault & Millau. A second star followed just one year later. In March 2015, Andreas Krolik moved to the Lafleur restaurant, and in November of the following year the restaurant was awarded 18 points by Gault & Millau. Two Michelin stars rounded out this list of prizes.
Yet another honour was bestowed on Andreas Krolik in 2016: on 14 November he was elected ‘Chef of the Year 2017’ by Gault & Millau.
The two-star Chef describes his cuisine as steeped in contemporary classicism with Mediterranean influences, yet also firmly anchored in regional products. Though prepared with great refinement, his dishes are limpid and characterised by sublime simplicity. He also has a unique way of preparing his signature fish dishes. Amongst all the best German chefs, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest experts on fish. Since 2014, Andreas Krolik has offered a vegan menu with 6 dishes. Even today, he is still the only Michelin-starred Chef in Germany to offer an exclusively vegan menu.
The wine cellar at Lafleur restaurant is stocked with meticulously selected regional and international wines. Its 1200+ bottles come from the best German, French, Italian and Spanish domains, and some are quite rare. These wines reveal their true greatness when accompanied by Andreas Krolik’s cuisine.