“If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.”In 2011, Eckhardt moved to Christoph Rainer’s Villa Rothschild as sous chef and was appointed head chef in 2014. A year later, in 2015, Villa Rothschild was awarded 2 Michelin stars under his helm. In 2017, he left Villa Rothschild to start his own restaurant, PURS, in Andernach. In February 2018, PURS opened its doors. Serving dishes which are both harmonious and harmonic, through and through, Christian successfully combines ingredients that are not necessarily compatible to create food that surprises and enchants the palate. The dishes convince with lightness and harmony, and reveal their complexity and attention to detail not only in appearance, but especially in taste and thus, enjoyment. At PURS, Eckhardt stays true to his culinary philosophy, which sees him using mainly regional ingredients which are always of the highest quality. In his dishes, each ingredient plays a special role, but together, they are in harmony, giving an extraordinary taste experience. The restaurant is part of the boutique hotel PURS. Responsible for the interior design is the Belgian art collector, Anitquar and designer Axel Vervoordt. Modest at first glance, the richness of details, wonderful materials, old combined with new, haptic experiences and the play of light and colors are reflected in all areas of the hotel. “By seeing what is absent, you feel what’s present” is the leitmotif of the new boutique hotel in the small town of Andernach am Rhein.
- 2 Michelin Stars at Villa Rothschild | The Michelin Guide 2015-2017
- 2 Michelin Stars at PURS | The Michelin Guide 2019
- GastroSTERN Award
Restaurant & Hotel PURS Steinweg 30-32 D-56626 Andernach Germany