Young hosts open boutique hotel in historic grain mill in the Black Forest

(Frankfurt/Schluchsee, 14.1.2020) Marius Tröndle (27) has opened the Boutique hotel Mühle in Schluchsee in the Upper Black Forest. The young host is implementing a Japanese-inspired concept in a grain mill dating from 1603. In marketing, Tröndle relies on the Romantik cooperation.

The historic country house, once built as a Black Forest farm, which was a grain mill and supplier for the St. Blasien monastery until the 18th century, is located not far from the shore of the Schluchsee, the largest lake in the Black Forest.

After an extensive renovation, which was financed by Marius Tröndle, who also bought the hotel building, the Romantik Hotel offers ten individually designed rooms, a sauna area, a fireplace lounge and the gourmet restaurant "Oxalis". "A stay in our hotel is intended to create a pleasurable break from everyday life through rest, good food and deceleration. We would like to offer a place of retreat that offers joy, liveliness, relaxation and exceptional cuisine," says Marius Tröndle.

Seasonal cuisine, inspired by Japan

The cuisine of Maximilian Goldberg and his team attaches great importance to regional products with seasonal references, combined with the craftsmanship and aromas of Japanese food culture. Sommelière Kerstin Bauer accompanies the culinary delights with selected wines, sake, spirits and teas.

Chef Max Goldberg grew up in the Palatinate region and in the gastronomy. In addition to his family's businesses, he has cooked in Tristan Brandt's "Opus V", in "Emma Wolf by Dennis Maier", in Alain Weißgerber's "Taubenkobel" and in Benjamin Peifer's restaurant "Intense". The Scandinavian food culture has been part of Goldberg's life since his childhood through his parents' house. The focus is on the region and season, with classic French cuisine as the basis. Through travels to Japan, Goldberg learned the food culture, traditions and techniques of Far Eastern cuisine and now brings a great treasure of inspiration and creative approaches to the Black Forest.

Marius Tröndle also comes from a host family and now, at a young age, dares to take the step to independence. Tröndle is a trained cook and hotel specialist and attended the Belvoirpark Hotel Management School in Zurich. With the Romantik Boutique-Hotel Mühle, Tröndle returns to the place where he trained. In the wellness hotel "Auerhahn" in Schluchsee, Tröndle learned hotel management and later, in the then starred restaurant "Da Gianni" in Mannheim, the profession of cook. Most recently, the young host worked at the boutique hotel Regina in Bad Gastein as assistant manager and also managed the kitchen in the well-known house in the Salzburger Land. In the "Mühle", the young host now wants to put the experience he has gained into practice together with Kerstin Bauer and Max Goldberg and redefine hospitality and enjoyment in the Upper Black Forest in a new and different way.

Caption: Marius Tröndle (left), Kerstin Bauer and Max Goldberg are the hosts at the Romantik Boutique Hotel Mühle Schluchsee. Photo note: Romantik Boutique-Hotel Mühle Schluchsee.

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