Sophie & Stéphan Bernhard
They came to Baden-Baden from Alsace in 1998 and stayed. At that time Stéphan Bernhard already had a good reputation, he had gained experience in the kitchens of half a dozen starred restaurants west of the Rhine. However, it is amazing how quickly everything came together for the owner, his wife Sophie and their Le Jardin de France: a Michelin star, a best mark from Gault Millau, their daughters Lara and Leonie.
Stéphan Bernhard creates the most unusual creations in a playful way, with unlimited passion for the unconventional. He can never forget France and with newly interpreted French cuisine the now 39 year old chef puts his heart into the dishes th that he prepares for his guests.
Baden-Baden is a magnet for an international, demanding public and has supported the development of Sophie and Stéphan Bernhard. In April 2007, the stylish restaurant in the heart of the spa town grew and had more room to play with double the space, double enjoyment and double taste. Sophie Bernhard is the charming hostess and intermediary between the guest and the kitchen. Her “petites attentions” come at just the right time. The wine list that Madame is responsible for at Le Jardin de France looks more like a massive novel. Guests can unquestionably trust her recommendations for well-known German products, the best wines from France and vintage champagnes.