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Lovely flavour combinations – not fully satisfactory though: Restaurant Pure White (24. June 2016)

| August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Pure White was recommended to me and I must admit it was a good recommendation. I started with the very tempting “Amore Mio – goose liver prepared on Josper’s grill, mango sorbet, sherry, mango tagliatelle” (EUR 19.50). The goose liver was basically melting in my mouth like butter and the combination of the fattiness of the liver with the sweetness of the mango plus the combination of the warm liver with the cold ice cream was truly exciting.


The restaurant was recommended to me for meat – and I must admit that it did not entirely fulfill my expectations. The “Black Angus Dry Aged “Jack O’Shea Filet”, 200 gr” (EUR 36.00) was incredibly tender and the seasoning with just salt and pepper was perfect. But somehow the meat could have had a bit a more intense grill flavour to its edges. The cooking was flawless, perfectly medium rare as requested.


The “Pure wild herbs salad” was one of the better salads I have had in the past couple of months – it was refreshing and very flavourful.


The “Brockmans Gin – Act”: raspberry sorbet, gin tonic ice crush, raspberries, candied orange peel” (EUR 13.00) sounded and looked absolutely promising but was a bit of a disappointment. The ice cream was absolutely good but the rest kind of lacked inspiration. If you combined the orange peel with the raspberry, it was quite interesting but the one piece of orange peel somehow was obviously not really enough to combine with the overall amount of sorbet.


My company had another dessert though and that was incredibly good – rosemary sand with thyme ice cream (or the other way round, I don’t quite recall) and it was absolutely great in terms of consistency and flavor! A true wow! A pity that the dessert I had chosen did not live up to the quality of the other dessert.

The restaurant is rather small with a total of maybe 20 seats and you get to watch the kitchen work which is lovely! However, there is one downside to all this – given it is an open grill you smell like a grill upon leaving the restaurant and if the sun is shining it is quite hot in there. The service is very attentive and dedicated and they seem to be the owners of the place too – where you really can see the dedication and passion for their job. Absolutely lovely! And when asking for a matching wine to the dishes, they managed to serve exactly that! Perfect!

Overall, I can absolutely recommend the Restaurant Pure White as it offers good dishes for a steep price (for Germany) but it is worth paying it as the quality of the food is really good. Only the dessert was a bit of a disappointment. Booking in advance is advisable.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Pure White

Antwerpener Strasse 5

50672 Cologne (DE)

Tel.: +49 221 29 43 65 07

Cell: +49 178 669 76 67

E-Mail: info@pure-white-food.de

Homepage: http://pure-white-food.de

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 175.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Cologne (DE), Restaurants

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