Sometimes I get to go to exotic designations, sometimes it’s all about the people you are with. But always it is about great food for sure.
Wolfsburg, known for the VW factory and it’s football team can hardly compete with it’s quaint neighbouring cities but it has one ace up its sleeve: the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
What is that song again, “puttin’ on the Ritz” from the 30’ties sang by Fred Astaire i believe – meaning: dress very fashionably and enter this opulent Ritz hotel for a night out. Those were the days!
Lucky me, i got to stay at this fabulously stylish and modern Ritz in AutoStadt .
It truly was “my home-away-from-home”, when after a looong day of work, those front doors swing open and a smile greets you; “Welcome back Ms. Slawinski” – exactly : HOME.
The Managers and staff are a treasure to work with. The guest rooms balance luxe and comfort to precision and their spa with outdoor pool is a true sanctuary but for me it were the food spots that made this hotel stand apart from all others.
The Deli welcomes you for a quick bite such as a delectable club sandwich so fresh and tasty – it was a stunner – or pop in for a little piece of cake and a spot of tea.
The Lounge serves a traditional afternoon tea including a snuffbox to play with ( like a child in a candy store, truly), a foodastic delight were the scones with yogurt and the scrumptious sandwiches .
The Bar mixes drinks to perfection! Ask Marius for advice and you will be blown away like i was with his Vanilla Sky cocktail of green tea, vanilla and vodka – created for the love of his live, and absolutely inspiring. The live Jazz duo on weekends guarantees a great Gatsby atmosphere.
The Terra Restaurant serves delicious, scrumptious refined food. We had an excellent birthday bash there.
The Aqua, a 3 Michelin star restaurant with Sven Elverfeld at the helm, was by far one of the best restaurants i have done in a long time! The suggested tasting menus are a great way to start thinking about your food journey. You can mix it up as you like. When discovering a new place i always try what they recommend; here they recommended a French sparkling wine from pears as aperitif. It was quite unusual, not too sweet and quite tasty actually. Something to drink all afternoon in the sun for sure. Dish after dish was an explosion of flavour and a perfect dance of texture and colours. The scallops, the cod and truffles, the dry aged veal – all toppers one right after the other!
The Sommelier recommended an excellent German red wine Stettener Hader 2014 of the grape variety Lemberger, unknown to me but excellent taste-price-value ratio.
Of course the company counts for a lot too and it was a pleasure sharing the oee’s, aas’s, hmmmmm’s and moments of silence with Alessandra and Guhan.
Rest assured, my opinion was not paid for nor persuaded by the hotel management – I had a tremendous stay and wanted to share in case you were in that neck of the woods.