The history of his and his brother’s restaurant Rose in the German romantic town of Bietigheim can be traced back to1784. “Exceptional enjoyment can only be achieved with love to detail,” says Maerz. This goes for choosing the best quality fresh ingredients, the highest artisanal method of preparing the dishes and of course the creation of unique and harmonious flavour which convinces both eyes and palate. For Maerz this is pleasure in style and for all the senses which delights his guests every day. The atmosphere in restaurant Rose in relaxed and guests are taken on a culinary journey where each dish offers a perfect combination of sweetness, sourness, spice and exceptional delectability.

FOUR Questions with Benjamin

Describe your culinary philosophy in FOUR words


Open-minded, strong-flavoured, creative/playful, spice-heavy

What is your greatest inspiration


Mother nature

If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

Eleven Madison Park

What four things would you take to a desert island?

Enough wine, my cook books, kitchen equipment, camera

  • 1 Michelin star
  • 15 Gault Millau points

Restaurant Rose

Kronenbergstraße 14

74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen


+49 (0)7142 42004