Born in the Black Forest of Germany near the Alsatian border, Thomas began his training in his family's restaurant Zum Zacher. He continued his apprenticeship for three years in the kitchen of the famous Black Forest Hotel on Lake Titisee. The next year was spent in the kitchen of the world-renowned Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva. Needing to speak fluent French, Thomas spent a year and a half in Paris.
At his mother's urging, he hitched a ride with a family friend to Illhauesern in Alsace to the famed three-star Michelin rated Auberge de l'Ill. With no appointment he went to seek employment with the illustrious owners, the brothers Haeberlin. It was a Monday, the restaurant was closed and his ride gone. Thomas knocked on the kitchen door hoping to use the phone. Chef Paul Haeberlin answered the door; a conversation ensued, and so began the most influential relationship in Thomas Henkelmann's career.
Following his training with Haeberlin, he was Patissier and Poissonier at the three-star Michelin Aubergine in Munich under Chef of the Century Eckart Witzigmann (Gault Milleau). He then completed his Chef's Master Degree before moving to New York City in 1989 as Executive Chef of the restaurant Maurice at Le Parker Meridien.
Thomas Henkelmann is a recipient of the coveted titles; Relais & Châteaux— Grand Chef, Tradition et Qualite — Les Grandes Tables du Monde and Extraordinary (4*) by the New York Times. Chef Henkelmann offers contemporary French cuisine, seasonal specialties and the signatures dishes for which he has become famous. Classic French training, a German background and time spent in France, Germany and Switzerland's finest 3 star Michelin restaurants, inspire his menu for fine dining in Greenwich CT.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 5:45pm - 9:30pm
Weekly closure: Sunday and Monday (except for December)
Annual closure: 03/15/2015 - 03/26/2015
Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
Reservations: +(1) 203 869 7500 ext.: 1