Young cuisine in the museum. Our restaurant Emma Metzler is located in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt and offers visitors a spacious terrace with a view of the museum park. After stations in Hamburg, Vienna and London, chef and owner Anton de Bruyn gathered a great deal of experience and expertise in international award-winning cuisine and finally founded his own restaurant in the
striking white building by the American star architect Richard Meyer.
The art of cooking and finesse for all. From his time in London, owner Anton de Bruyn brought one of the latest trends in international top gastronomy into the city, so called neo-bistro cuisine or “bistronomy”. This refers to a restaurant that serves both large and small dishes throughout the day. A typical bistro. “Simple’ in the best sense, with dishes for everyman and every woman, only with markedly higher standards of service, skills and product quality.
Regional cuisine. Our cuisine has a regional focus, resourced with traditional products from the surrounding area and supplied by producers with whom we have an excellent and trustworthy liaison as regards organic quality. The kitchen team places great value on our self-baked sourdough bread.
Global inspiration. So as to go on developing the traditional dishes, our chefs scout around for aromas and inspiration from all over the world. It’s just this connection of skilled craftsmanship, regional orientation and creative openness that marks the Emma Metzler as so special and perfectly reflects Frankfurt’s cultural diversity.
Sustainable. Animals are always holistically prepared in the Emma Metzler “from nose to tail”, for instance as chops or in the form of self-made sausages. And they don’t have to cover long distances to get here. The trout come from the Taunus, the Bresse chickens from the Odenwald forest and the Berkshire pigs are delivered to us from a farm in the Vogelsberg region.
Innovative green cuisine. Our chefs invest a great deal of care and attention in the preparation of vegetables and salads. Creative combinations and select aromas conjure up the magic of completely new taste experiences. Organic quality is taken for granted here, as is our consideration for food intolerances and allergies.
Typical setting. The interior with the small tables and wall mirrors is the brainchild of designer Uwe Fischer and architect Ben Jourdan; it evokes the bistro and translates it into a modern, contemporary style with fresh accents of colour in the curtains and cabinets. The plain and simple Frankfurt chairs and the robust, bright maple table tops were once a typical feature of inns in Frankfurt and its environs. In the Emma
Metzler they reflect the regional orientation of the gastronomy.
Food culture. The Emma Metzler itself regularly positions itself as a site for culture, showing works by famous designers and artists, for instance posters by the British graphic designer Patrick Thomas. Or, as co-organizer of the festival “El Barrio”, it presents events based around gastronomy, jazz and electronic music.