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New Heritage Restaurant opens on banks of Outer Alster

Around 400 guests celebrate opening of new event location Le Méridien Hamburg

Around 400 guests from politics, commerce, tourism, entertainment and sport attended Thursday the grand opening of the new Heritage Restaurant on the banks of Hamburg’s Outer Alster Lake. Commenting on the opening of the new event location in Le Méridien Hamburg, Franz J. Klein, President of the German Hotel and Catering Federation Hamburg (DEHOGA) said: “The new Heritage Restaurant shows perfectly that restaurants located in hotels can operate independently.”

Design and concept

Designers from formawaende, who have already successfully implemented concepts for other gastronomic locations, designed the modern, restrained interior. The result is a restyled restaurant with a new name and innovotive concept that lingers between the modern and traditional in both culinary and artistic terms.

Savories and artists

Guests dined on oysters, dry aged entrecôte from an 800 degree oven and select cheeses from Maître Affineur Waltmann, and enjoyed the panoramic view of the Outer Alster and downtown Hamburg. Two works by Sacha Goldberger, a photographer from Paris, are on show in the Heritage Restaurant where he also mingled with guests. The Frenchman’s photo series “Super Flemish“ combines icons of pop culture with elements of Flemish seventeenth century painting.

Restaurant, bar und chef’s table

The Heritage Restaurant in Le Méridien Hotel offers French-inspired cuisine with an Asian touch. Apart from the restaurant and bar, the Heritage also has a glass-walled, wine-tasting room. A chef’s table is on hand for private dining, cookery courses and events. Matthias Cantauw, 36, is chef de cuisine.

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