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Dieter Müller

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19/20 World’s 50 Best
34th 2006
Month of Review: Sept 2008

Dieter Müller has retired from the restaurant in 2009. Since then, he has launched his new restaurant onboard the 5-star Europa cruise line. This article is now for historical purpose only.

Our fine dining exploration would not be fulfilled without a culinary voyage to Germany, the country with the most Michelin 3-Star restaurants in Europe besides France. We were particularly attracted to Dieter Müller restaurant for his creative Amuse-Bouche Menu, five courses composed of 19 elegant dishes.

About the Chef

Dieter Müller is one of Germany’s most respected and experienced chefs. He is the only German chef to have a rose named after him.

Born in a family of restaurateurs, Dieter Müller had a dream of cooking in a castle for a long time. His dream came true in 1992 when he opened Dieter Müller restaurant in the Schlosshotel Lerbach, an elegant château near Cologne.

The style is a blend of French and Mediterranean cuisine, with traditional German touches and Asian influences. He loves to play with flavours and cooks with creativity, artistry and perfectionism. He and his team cook with great passion. Being a perfectionist, each ingredient with which he works must be fresh, aromatic and of the highest quality; each plate which goes out of the kitchen must be like a flawless painting.

About the Restaurant

Schlosshotel Lerbach, home to Dieter Müller restaurant, is considered to be one of the best luxurious hotels in Germany. The castle hotel’s records date back to 1384. With 70 acre of rolling hills and beautiful parks, this manor with romantic flair is an oasis of peace where dream becomes reality.

The restaurant itself is traditional and comfortable. It has large windows looking across to the breathtaking countryside.