The 2 star restaurant FACIL has made a name not only in Berlin, but far beyond the Berlin border. The elegant gourmet restaurant under the leadership of Kitchen Director Michael Kempf and Chef Joachim Gerner has been holding two Michelin stars and 18 Gault & Millau points since 2013. One of their secrets is that from the Commis de Cuisine to the Kitchen Director, everyone has a voice and everyone can bring in their ideas into the creative process.
Nominations and awards
Every year, the Rolling Pin invites colleagues from the hotel and catering industry to choose their favorites. So, our Sous Chef, Maximilian Kindel, made it among the last 3 nominees and is one of the "Best Sous Chefs in Germany" this year. Michael Kempf was also nominated by the colleagues in Germany to the “best 50 Chefs in Germany”. "Especially an award that comes directly from our colleagues in the industry, is a very great honor!" Said our Chefs.
Sous Chef Maximilian was voted one of the top three in S. Pellegrino's "Young Chef 2018" in 2017. Maximilian convinced with his touch to nature and his appreciation for regionality. Its main course, glazed breast from the land duck, to aromatic port wine onions with creamy turnip rut. The opinion of the jury - strong in texture and round in the taste and above all a refreshing change to the traditional roasted goose.
Our Chef Patissier, Thomas Yoshida, convinces with his talent and his great passion. For example, in 2016 he was named “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the Rolling Pin and this year's chances at the Schlemmer Atlas of Busche publishing company are also very good. Thomas lives and loves his job and everyone can see and taste it. Probably the best-known dessert is the "Der Wald", but also "Der Stein" or "Wilde Feige" are true masterpieces! His motto: beauty is a question of precision and precision is a matter of the will. - and we see that in all his desserts!
The statement from the Michelin Guide, which gives us 2 stars: "In view of the many greens that you have here, thanks to all-round glazing, you can forget that the modern-purist restaurant is located on the 5th floor, right on Potsdamer Platz! The kitchen: creative, successful contrasts, great flavors. The service is well-versed and charming. "- Of course, we are very pleased with this statement and dinning very well in the middle of an oasis - who does not want that?
The Schlemmer Atlas distinguishes us with the second best place in Berlin and also the ranking of Top10Berlin finds that we belong to the 3 best restaurants in the city.
The Sternefresser calls us the most beautiful culinary oasis in Berlin and the Gerolsteiner restaurant leaderboard has determined a ranking of the entire top German gastronomy. This ranking is based on the reviews of the editions of Michelin, Gault & Millau, the Feinschmecker, Varta, Gusto, the Schlemmer Atlas and the great Restaurant & Hotel Guide. So, we rank 29th in Germany and are ranked 2nd among the Berlin restaurants.
The entire FACIL team - the kitchen brigade as well as the service team are honored that their guests are so convinced of the FACIL. These awards are not self-evident, but behind them are a lot of work, heart and love!