16. Mär 2020
A really nice restaurant: relaxed, informal and tasteful, with good service and interesting creative cuisine. What comes to the table in the vaulted cellar (or on the pretty terrace) of the stately sandstone villa from 1902 is modern, expressive and fairly priced! Bus/train stop at the house. - the MICHELIN testers
The story about the star began with a burst Barcelona vacation. Actually Nicole Blonkowski and her brother Marcus wanted to celebrate their 30th birthday in the Spanish metropolis. But then everything turned out differently. "Early on Saturday morning, a tester from the Guide Michelin called and asked if we could come to Berlin on Tuesday," explains Marcus Blonkowski. The two had a faint foreboding of what might happen there. The famous Gourmet Guide Michelin presented its new star restaurants. "But we didn't know anything specific, and we weren't allowed to tell anyone," recalls Nicole. The only people who were inaugurated in advance were the parents of the two. Only when they went to Berlin to try on the chef's jackets bearing the star before the event was it clear: "We did it. Our gourmet atelier is now a star-rated restaurant." Your restaurant fits in with Stefan Hermann's Bean&Beluga on the Hirsch, Elements in der Zeitenströmung and Caroussel on Königsstraße.
"It is of course a great honour and we are proud, but a star does not automatically mean more guests," says the 33-year-old chef. Some would rather be put off by the award. According to the motto: a starred restaurant is expensive. But that is exactly what the two siblings want to avoid. "Our goal is to offer good food at affordable prices," says 30-year-old Nicole. A glance at the menu reveals: at 39 euros per person for a 3-course meal, for example, they are indeed doing so compared to other upscale restaurants.
As an experienced restaurateur, do you actually recognize the testers when they take a seat in your own shop? "Yes of course, we often suspect it. The testers usually order a menu in order to try as many dishes as possible and somehow behave differently than other guests," reports Nicole and smiles. As with the prices, they also want to set themselves apart from other star restaurants in terms of the furnishings with their gourmet atelier on the Bautzner Landstrasse/corner of Waldschlösschenstrasse. There are no white tablecloths or coasters. But there is a cosy atmosphere in the vaulted cellar.
The love of cooking and gastronomy had been there for a long time, and both chose to train in this field. Born in Großröhrsdorf, they completed their apprenticeships at the former Dehoga School at Schloss Albrechtsberg. She as a hotel manageress, he a cook. This was followed by stations in Austria at the Schlosshotel am Wörthersee or the Hotel Astoria Seefeld, among others. "I got the finishing touches from my mentor Christian Bau," says Nicole Blonkowski. Bau is head chef at the Schloss Berg Restaurant on the Upper Moselle, which has been awarded three Michelin stars. At some point, the desire to have something of my own became ever greater. Nicole wanted to go back home, her brother and his wife agreed and so they opened their own restaurant almost five years ago.
But the lack of chefs and waiters that is rampant everywhere in Dresden does not stop at the freshly baked star restaurant either. "We recently had an open position and looked for four months. Not a single application was received in that time," says chef Blonkowski. In addition to the siblings, four other employees work in the shop. Starting in April, they will be looking for a waitress again. The young people don't feel like working in the evening or on weekends - what other restaurateurs say about the difficult job search is something the two owners of the Genuss-Atelier also know. "Many want to have Saturday and Sunday off," reports Nicole. Her shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. On the other days it is open, because that's when most of the guests come. They themselves are always present in the restaurant. "Those who set up their own business know that this is not an eight-hour job," says the boss. When they have a day off, they like to go out to eat. Preferably schnitzel, jelly and kebab. And of course they make up for the cancelled Barcelona holiday.
By Julia Vollmer
IHK Gastronomy and Tourism | 05.03.2019
The new version of the Guide Michelin 2019 was published on 26 February. The Genuss Atelier in Dresden and the Restaurant Atelier Sanssouci in Radebeul were also pleased to receive the coveted Michelin star. With the two new establishments, there are now a total of seven restaurants in Saxony that have been awarded a Michelin star.
In the Michelin edition, a star is described as follows: "A cuisine full of finesse - worth a stop! The criteria for the evaluation include consistent quality of the ingredients and their freshness, their professional preparation. The focus is on taste, uniqueness of the dishes and creativity.
Congratulations to both companies on this award!
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten / 19:40 h / 02.03.2019
The Dresden restaurant "Genuss-Atelier" was awarded its first Michelin star last week. The guide describes it as "modern, expressive & fair in price". Nobody had expected this.
Since the end of February, the "Genuss-Atelier" has ranked among the star restaurants. It is described in the new Guide Michelin as "modern, expressive and fairly priced". The Restaurant am Waldschlösschen was opened in November 2014 by the siblings Nicole (30) and Marcus (32) Blonkowski. He takes care of the culinary refinements of the restaurant, she of the impeccable service.
The award was a great surprise for the whole team. Even Nicole Blonkowski's planned birthday trip to Barcelona had to be cancelled. "That's a big deal, it's the highest award you can get in this field," explains Marcus Blonkowski.
"Addressing the masses"
But nothing will change here with the new star. "The star is all very well, but the important thing is that the restaurant is full. We want to appeal to a broad mass and not exclude anyone. This is not just for tie and shirt," the chef continues. In the kitchen, the freshness of the food is the most important thing. From bread to pasta to ice cream, everything here is handmade. From simple products, innovative and affordable food is created. A three-course menu is already available for 39 euros and this is to remain so in the future.
Down-to-earth - that is exactly what makes the Genuss-Atelier so special. This becomes clear as soon as you enter the restaurant. Nothing here seems stiff or fussy. Instead, old sandstone vaults, relaxed music, warm light and casual ambience - almost like at home in the living room.
"The star deters"
But the team from the Genuss-Atelier also sees the publicity of the star with a critical eye. Since the award, there have of course been countless reservations - but also some cancellations. "The Blonkowskis suspect that the star is a deterrent. They see the main reason for this as the price thinking of many. "The East in particular is very prejudiced in this area.
People here don't spend that much on food. With the star, prices are expected to rise," says 32-year-old Marcus. This is exactly the reason why the Genuss-Atelier attaches so much importance to a consistent philosophy and price policy.
The owners are also critical of the social aspects in this area. Gastronomy is an important branch of the economy and awards such as the Michelin star in particular help to boost tourism. But there is not much coming from politics. At least a "Congratulations! Nice to have you here", Nicole Blonkowski would have wished from the city. "If a huge new factory is built here, the mayor will be on site and break ground," continued Marcus Blonkowski.
Vita of the owner
When asked how it came about that the siblings founded a restaurant, Nicole Blonkowski replied with a laugh: "Stupid talk turned into serious at some point. They were both educated at the former HOGA Schloss Albrechtsberg. He became a cook, she a hotel manageress. Afterwards they both went to starred restaurants "to get the finishing touches". Marcus cooked in Vienna in the two-star restaurant Palais Coburg, Nicole went to the Saarland to become a three-star chef Christian Bau. As you can see recently, the finishing touches have been put.
From Franziska Gleißner
Online article Super Illu from 01.03.2019
The "Guide Michelin" - the bible of connoisseurs - has selected the best restaurants in Germany
Saxony wins two star restaurants, but Berlin remains number 1 with 17 gourmet temples
The tension was felt until the end. When the German star restaurants were announced on Tuesday, 26 February, in Berlin's Motorwerk, one could have literally heard the needle drop to the floor - after all, the awards of the "Guide Michelin" restaurant guide are decisive for success and social recognition. No restaurant directory and rating is as relevant as the German Guide Michelin.
Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt each have one restaurant in the exquisite list, Brandenburg has three, Saxony has increased from five to seven, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania holds its eight awards and Berlin loses three and now has 17 star restaurants. But the big winner is Dresden, which is now the gourmet capital of East Germany with four star restaurants.
Three new stars in East Germany: the Atelier Sanssouci in Radebeul, the Genuss Atelier in Dresden and the Kochzimmer in Potsdam were ennobled for the first time. But the Falco in Leipzig remains the measure of all things with two stars.
New Michelin stars for restaurants in Dresden and Radebeul
The taste that will remain unforgotten: star restaurants are considered a Mecca for gourmets and lovers of all cuisines. The French restaurant guide Guide Michelin has now awarded one star to two new restaurants in Dresden and Radebeul.
In Saxony, two restaurants have been newly included in the guild of gourmet temples with Michelin stars. In the edition of the hotel and restaurant guide presented in Berlin on Tuesday, the "Genuss-Atelier" in Dresden and the "Atelier Sanssouci" in Radebeul each received one star. With the two new establishments, there are now a total of seven restaurants in Saxony with a Michelin star, including the "Caroussel", the "bean&beluga" and the "Elements" in Dresden, but also the "Jewel" in Kirschau in eastern Saxony.
However, Peter Maria Schnurr from the "Falco" in Leipzig, which is the only restaurant in Saxony to be awarded two stars, remains the king of Saxony's top chefs. Schnurr was only named Saxony's best chef in autumn 2018 by the restaurant guide "Gault&Millau". The Guide Michelin lists a total of 309 gourmet restaurants in Germany, nine more than last year. The strongholds of gourmets are megacities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The Guide Michelin will go on sale on 4 March. The first Michelin stars in Germany were awarded in 1966.
1 March 2019 Sebastian Burkhardt Ratgeber
Genuss-Atelier and "Atelier Sanssouci" are the new gastronomy stars of the region.
Saxony has two new gourmet temples. The Guild Michelin now runs the "Genuss-Atelier" (Marcus Blonkowski) in Dresden and the "Atelier Sanssouci" (Marcel Kube) in Radebeul, each with one star in its renowned restaurant guide.
With the two new establishments, there are now a total of seven restaurants in Saxony with a Michelin star, including the "Caroussel", the "bean&beluga" and the "Elements" in Dresden, but also the "Juwel" in Kirschau in Eastern Saxony.
Hitradio RTL: Last updated: 27.02.2019 | 07:55
The "Genuss-Atelier" at the Waldschlösschen and the "Atelier Sanssouci" in Radebeul are delighted to be knighted - they are listed with a star in the new Gourmet Guide Michelin.
Also in 2019, the "Carussel", the "Elements" and " bean&beluga" will be present. Dresden's fine cuisine has defended its star. The Free State of Saxony now has a total of seven star restaurants. The other two are the "Juwel" in Kirschau near Großpostwitz in Upper Lusatia and the two-star restaurant "Falco" in Leipzig.
The German edition of the Guide Michelin describes the meaning of the stars in this way:
one star - "A kitchen full of finesse - worth a stop!
two stars - "A cuisine of finesse - worth a detour!"
three stars - "A unique cuisine - worth a trip!"
In the edition of the hotel and restaurant guide presented in Berlin on Tuesday, 309 gourmet restaurants are listed. By far the most star restaurants are in Baden-Württemberg (77), followed by Bavaria (52), North Rhine-Westphalia (47) and Rhineland-Palatinate (27).
Tag 24, on 02/26/2019
New Michelin stars awarded to restaurants in Saxony
NOW A TOTAL OF SEVEN RESTAURANTS WITH MICHELIN STARS IN SAXONY
Dresden - Two restaurants in Saxony have been newly admitted to the Guild of Gourmet Temples with Michelin stars.
In the edition of the hotel and restaurant guide presented in Berlin on Tuesday, the "Genuss-Atelier" in Dresden and the "Atelier Sanssouci" in Radebeul each received one star.
With the two new establishments, there are now a total of seven restaurants in Saxony with a Michelin star, including the "Caroussel", the "bean&beluga" and the "Elements" in Dresden, but also the "Jewel" in Kirschau in eastern Saxony. However, Peter Maria Schnurr from the "Falco" in Leipzig, which is the only restaurant in Saxony to be awarded two stars, remains the king of Saxony's top chefs. Schnurr was only named Saxony's best chef in autumn 2018 by the restaurant guide "Gault&Millau".
The Guide Michelin lists a total of 309 gourmet restaurants in Germany, nine more than last year. The strongholds of gourmets are megacities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The Guide Michelin will go on sale on 4 March. The first Michelin stars in Germany were awarded in 1966.
26.02.2019 17:45 Uhr, Sächsische Zeitung:
by Julia Vollmer
In Dresden, a new restaurant has been admitted to the guild of gourmet temples with Michelin stars. In the edition of the hotel and restaurant guide presented in Berlin on Tuesday, the "Genuss-Atelier" on Bautzner Strasse was awarded a star. Stefan Hermann's "Atelier Sanssouci" in Radebeul also received a new star.
With the two new establishments, there are now a total of seven restaurants in Saxony with a Michelin star, including the "Caroussel", the "bean&beluga" also by Stefan Hermann and the "Elements" in Dresden. But also the "Jewel" in Kirschau. However, Peter Maria Schnurr from the "Falco" in Leipzig, the only restaurant in Saxony to be awarded two stars, remains the king of Saxony's top chefs. Schnurr was only named Saxony's best chef in autumn 2018 by the restaurant guide "Gault&Millau".
The Guide Michelin lists a total of 309 gourmet restaurants in Germany, nine more than last year. The strongholds of gourmets are megacities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The Guide Michelin will go on sale on 4 March. The first Michelin stars in Germany were awarded in 1966. (SZ/jv with dpa)
GUIDE MICHELIN: ONE STAR EACH FOR MARCEL KUBE FROM THE ATELIER SANSSOUCI IN RADEBEUL AND MARCUS BLONKOWSKI FROM THE GENUSS ATELIER IN DRESDEN
February 26, 2019 News
There are quite a few restaurant guides - but the one with the greatest reputation is still the Guide Michelin. Cooks have killed themselves over stars that are no longer awarded, but many more have been happily in each other's arms with their teams because of (won) stars that have been awarded. Some of them even let the champagne corks pop! The current Guide Michelin is published this time as late as never before: today instead of last autumn as usual. And two chefs must have been particularly pleased: Marcel Kubev from Atelier Sanssouci in Radebeul and Marcus Blonkowski from the Genuss-Atelier in Dresden. Both of them, one can say from the perspective of the once in a while eater, are not surprising and have long been deserved.
We got to know and appreciate Marcel Kube and his way of cooking at william in autumn 2013. Since 2016 he is chef at Atelier Sanssouci, the restaurant of the Villa Sorgenfrei. Marcus Blonkowski has always been regarded by many as the greatest chef in Dresden, but usually with a wink because of his height. He is also a great chef, however, and his frequently expressed dissatisfaction with the perception of Dresden's good restaurants by national gastro critics should now come to an end. (Contributions by Genuss-Atelier at STIPvisiten | Contributions by Marcel Kube at STIPvisiten)
The two newcomers in the star area are the only ones in East Germany (without Berlin, but that was and is and always will be a league of its own). The situation for Dresden and the surrounding area is therefore not so bad with five 1-star restaurants (bean&beluga, Caroussel, Elements, Genuss-Atelier and Atelier Sanssouci). There aren't that many places with five star restaurants (on the adjacent map there are four, because Radebeul doesn't count to Dresden when you look at the Michelin. But I just do that...). Further in the east there is only Kirschau with its jewel, in Leipzig the Falco with 2 stars is and remains top, followed by the Stadtpfeiffer (1 star).
But it does not always have to be stars. Every year, the testers of the Guide MICHELIN Germany also award the "Bib Gourmand" to restaurants that offer carefully prepared meals at a particularly good price-performance ratio. A 3-course menu is already available in the restaurants for 37 euros. In the 2019 edition of the Guide MICHELIN Germany, a total of 424 establishments receive the popular rating. New in Dresden are the Restaurant Daniel and the DELI vom Elements, no longer in Dresden are the e-Vitrum and (for good reasons!) the Genuss-Atelier.