Head chef of Spices, Sarah Henke, has Asian cooking in her blood. The 31-year-old German-Korean worked as chef de partie at Sven Elverfeld’s 3-Michelin-star restaurant Aqua at the Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg. There she learned not only to keep taste, texture and the combination of aromas in the foreground of her creations, but also how to be a team-leader.

The centre point of restaurant Spices in Sylt is the “cube”, where dishes are prepared directly in front of guests, making it possible to engage in conversation with the chefs. Sarah presents her guests the whole variety of Far Eastern flavours and cooking methods. Dividing her menus into three themes of Asian cuisine – the elements of fire, water and earth – Sarah creates outstanding fish and meat dishes, aromatic soups, sushi, maki and nigiri as well as delicious desserts bursting with flavour.

In 2013, Sarah was the Gault Millau guide’s Newcomer of the Year and was subsequently awarded her first Michelin star that same year. She will leave the restaurant in April 2014 to pursue other opportunities.

Awards:
  • 1 Michelin Star
  • 16 Gault-Millau points

Spices restaurant