Jumeirah Frankfurt Announces Martin Steiner as Executive Chef
Released on: June 07, 2011, 2:32 pm
Author: Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, has
announced it will be opening its first property in mainland Europe,
Jumeirah Frankfurt. The property will be welcoming its first guest in
August, while the Grand Opening is scheduled for September.
One of the main goals of Dagmar Woodward, general manager of Jumeirah Frankfurt, is
to turn the hotel into a gastronomical destination. With the appointment of Martin
Steiner as executive chef, this dream is becoming a reality and the Austrian
national will soon enrich Frankfurt's culinary scene thanks to the hotel's
signature restaurant, "Max on One".
After having completed a professional chef apprenticeship in his home town in
Austria, Martin Steiner started his career in Germany, where he worked at the
Stromburg for two years. He soon moved on to work for luxury hospitality brands such
as Relais & Château, Savoy and Kempinski. 12 years after his time at the Stromburg,
celebrity chef Johann Lafer remembered the talent and commitment of the young chef
and brought him back into his team in 2008 to head the Michelin starred gourmet restaurant Val D'Or.
For his latest challenge, the 32-year old will be supported by a superb group of
colleagues in a stunning restaurant, designed by leading Japanese designer Takashi
Sugimoto and his team at Super Potato. "Max On One" is divided into an open
kitchen, a private dining area, two walk-in wine cubes and a steakhouse front-grill,
creating a contemporary, urban atmosphere in the centre of Frankfurt. The restaurant
name highlights the cultural connection to Emperor Maximilian I. (Max). The founder
of the German postal system worked closely with the Thurn und Taxis family, who
later established their headquarters at the Thurn und Taxis Palais, adjacent to the
hotel. "On One" indicates the location of the restaurant on the first floor.
Chef Martin Steiner puts a strong emphasis on the creative reinterpretation of
regional dishes while incorporating Austrian influences. The menu reads imaginative
creations such as "apple wine-risotto" with poached char and horse radish foam or
grilled zander in pepper sauce and roasted gnocchi, "ahle wurscht" and caraway
Next to "Max On One", the hotel in central Frankfurt features a vibrant café, evoking the charme of Paris' elegant bistros. With direct
access to the shopping mall MyZeil, it is open throughout the day and offers light
snacks, fine pastries as well as champagne and selected wines to cater to
Frankfurt's metropolitan crowd.
The 5 star hotel in Frankfurt features a lobby bar on the ground floor which invites hotel guests and locals to
spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere. For more exclusive events, conferences and
meetings as well as private celebrations, a separate floor and dedicated event
managers are on hand. The venues on the third floor cover a total area of 730 m2 and
include an impressive ballroom featuring a ceiling with more than 100,000 crystals
and a panoramic view of the Frankfurt skyline.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based 5 star hotels chain and a member of Dubai
Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including Frankfurt
business hotels and Frankfurt luxury hotels.
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah
Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah
Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Essex House in New
York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the
Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah
Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Frankfurt Pre-Opening Office
Frankfurt am Main
0049-69-21 08 73 170
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