The bistro at the “Union International Club” in Frankfurt is run by the German chef André Grossfeld. He is also gastronomic tenant of the Villa Merton restaurant with 1 Michelin star, named after the building in which the private members only club is situated.
Whether a member or not, everyone is allowed to go there for lunch or dinner and so did we on a Sunday night. The bistro can be found in the former Colonial room decorated in a classical style with beige and aubergine colours.
The menu is small, but offers an interesting range of creative (e.g. curry soup with white chocolate) and seasonal dishes. As a starter I chose ravioli filled with spinach and lobster with lobster bisque. Very delicious!
My main course was venison (surprise!) with Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and lingonberry jam. The venison was unfortunately a little overcooked and therefore dry, but apart from that it was still a good dish.
As a dessert I chose cinnamon ice cream with plums and chocolate mousse – a traditional mix of flavours, which can’t go wrong.
All in all, it was a nice eating experience at the bistro in the Villa Merton in Frankfurt. It is not a restaurant, where I would go with my friends, but rather with parents or grandparents, who appreciate the classical décor and the calm atmosphere paired with good food.
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