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Golden Palm at Leaders Club Award for Bar Shuka from Frankfurt

26.10.2019 | 15:38 Clock | Culinary
Golden Palm at Leaders Club Award for Bar Shuka from Frankfurt

Great joy in the station district. Bar Shuka restaurant on Niddastrasse has been awarded gold at the 18th National Leaders Club Awards. The oriental restaurant of brothers David and James Ardinast in the 25 Hours Hotel was able to beat the competition. In total, six innovative and trend-setting gastronomy concepts from Germany and Austria competed for one of the most important awards in the industry at Europa-Park in Rust. As always, the audience was allowed to vote.

The award, presented annually by Leaders Club Germany, celebrates innovative gastronomy that sets impulses for the industry of tomorrow. From hundreds of proposals, a jury selects six candidates in advance, who face the verdict of the approximately 350 invited guests in a live voting. In 2019, this final voting took place at europapark Rust, where Leaders Club member Thomas Mack and Food & Beverage Director Frank Müller hosted a lavish celebration. The Frankfurt restaurant Bar Shuka fits perfectly into the concept of the award with its interpretation of modern Israeli cuisine, served in a very appealing ambience and prepared in the show kitchen.

Netheless, the competition was particularly fierce this year: "Rarely before has the decision been as difficult as this year," said Leaders Club president Michael Kuriat. In the end, however, the winner was clear: David and James Ardinast wowed the guests with their deliberately chaotic concept, which celebrates Tel Aviv's multicultural, energetic culinary scene in the Main metropolis' notorious train station district. The Silver and Bronze Palms both went to Munich: to the quadruple concept Enter the Dragon and the diverse and colourful gastronomy of Werksviertel-Mitte.

The brothers from Frankfurt did not expect to win and were accordingly overwhelmed: "This award really means a lot to us," David Ardinast is pleased to say. "We don't do gastronomy to win awards, but out of love and passion. But when colleagues who know how much work goes into it give us so much recognition, that's something very special. And that's with such stiff competition!" Brother James adds, "It makes us incredibly proud to bring the Golden Palm to Frankfurt. With this, we especially want to pay respect to our female employees. Because gastronomy is still a very male-dominated industry. At Bar Shuka, however, women contribute so much to making the restaurant what it is."

That the award is more than justified is something anyone who has ever eaten at the restaurant will be able to sign. The very special atmosphere, the friendly service and the excellent food, which especially inspires by the perfectly matched spices, make a visit to this restaurant always an exquisite experience. Here, all senses simply feel at ease.

The Bar Shuka will represent the Leaders Clubs Germany next year at the International Award in Switzerland. We keep our fingers crossed for David and James Ardinast.

Address: Niddastraße 56, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

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