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Magical Christmas Time
at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Spend the Christmas time in Cologne

Enjoy the time before Christmas to the full and offer your family, friends and colleagues an unforgettable time at the festively decorated Excelsior Hotel Ernst. With their incomparable charme seven unique Christmas markets invite guests from all around the world to explore, look around and savour the festively decorated city center of Cologne. Get enchanted by the the scent of roasted almonds and hot mulled wine. Each market for itself offers a special experience in an individual setting. Starting November 21st, enjoy Christmastime in Cologne and discover the magic of the cathedral city.

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Festive days at the restaurants

Christmas menus

Christmas menu at taku

The taku team awaits you on Christmas Eve and during the Christmas holidays with a delicious menu:

 

hamachi [sashimi] … ponzu … cucumber …
sashimi of greater amberjack with ponzu, marinated cucumber and shiso

scallop [tartar] … bacon … wakame …
tartar of scallop with bacon dashi, roasted wakame algal and lime

octopus [lukewarm] … tom yum … chili …
lukewarm octopus with tom yum sauce, lime juice, chili popcorn and coriander

halibut [baked] … tandoori … raita …
baked tandoori halibut with cucumber mint raita and baked naan bread

calf’s cheek [dim sum] … truffle … celery …
dim sum of calf’s cheek with celery truffle sauce and fresh truffle

pork belly [‚streetfood-style‘] … som tam … peanut …
crispy pork belly of duroc-pork with thai som tam salad and roasted peanuts

challans duck breast [roasted] … burnt cabbage … sichuan pepper …
roasted challans duck breast with burnt cabbage, sichuan pepper sauce and enoki mushrooms

wild berries … guanaja 70% … puffed rice …
variation of wild berries with 70% guanaja, puffed rice and flavoured almond milk

sphere and ice cream of silken tofu, sorbet and ragout of pineapple, mousse and chip of buckwheat

Price: 182.00 euro | per person
Dates:
December 24th, 25th & 26th, 2016

Christmas Eve at Hanse Stube

On Christmas Eve, Executive Chef Tobias Koch awaits you with a menu in six courses served at the Hanse Stube and the Blauer Salon:

Amuse Bouche
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Terrine of foie gras with dried fruit and grapefruit
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Truffled beef bouillon with pastry and beef marrow
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Filet of St. Pierre with Pernod sauce, caviar and leek vegetables
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Sorbet
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Filet of deer with spice jus, sautéed cranberry pointed cabbage, salsify and curd dumpling
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Crémeux of nougat and vanilla with caramelized apples and mulled wine sorbet
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Pralines and Petit fours

Price: € 158.00 per person (menu in in six courses)
Dates: December 24th, 2016

Christmas holiday at Hanse Stube

Enjoy a menu in six courses on the Christmas holidays at the Hanse Stube and choose your preferred starter, soup and main course:

Amuse Bouche
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Medaillon of lobster with crab tartar and Sauce Rouille
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Terrine of foie gras with dried fruit and grapefruit
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Truffled beef consommé with puff pastry and beef marrow
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Filet of St. Pierre with Pernod sauce, caviar and leek vegetables
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Sorbet
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Deer filet with sautéed cranberry-pointed cabbage, curd-dumpling, salsify and spice jus
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Excelsior Christmas goose with glazed chestnuts, braised apple with raisins, red cabbage and potato dumpling
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Crémeux of nougat and vanilla with caramelized apples and mulled wine sorbet
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Pralines und Petit Fours

Price: € 152.00 per person (menu in six courses)
Dates:  25th & 26th, 2016


Your Reservation

We are looking forward to your reservation.
phone: +49 221 / 270 -1

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Christmas presents
for your loved ones

Christmas presents

Christmas could be so easy if it was not so difficult to find the right present. Suddenly Christmas Eve is near and you ask yourself the question: What am I going to buy as perfect Christmas gift for my loved ones?

With the Excelsior Hotel Ernst Christmas presents the search for Christmas presents has come to an end. Just give away a little piece of luxury from the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. What do you think about a gift certificate for the Afternoon Tea inspired by Pierre Hermé?

We produce for almost every special occasion a personalized gift certificate like the famous Piano Brunch or a dinner at taku.

A wide range of small presents from the pâtisserie will be available on December at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst or at the Dom Christmas market, where you find the famous self-made Excelsior Christmas stollen, Christmas pralines or home-made marmalade.

Give away one glass of the original “Excelsior Hotel Ernst Dom honey”, which is harvest from more than 40.000 hard-working bees that reside on the roof of the hotel. Convince yourself and bring the Excelsior feeling to your family and friends. 


Your order

We are looking forward to your order.
phone +49 221 / 270 –1

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Goose menu & Goose taxi

Goose dinner at the Hanse Stube

Traditions and customs during the Christmas seasons are highly preserved at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst. Therefore, the traditional 'goose season' starts again on November 1st, 2017.

For decades, the hotel guests describe the famous Excelsior goose served at the Hanse Stube as the crispiest one in the entire city. Enjoy this culinary highlight combined with classical side dishes like potato dumplings, red cabbage, candied chestnuts, braised apples filled with raisins and the jus of the goose. Complete your experience with one of our classic starters

The Hanse Stube team prepares the Suedoldenburger goose until it becomes crispy and tender at the same time. The maître d'Hôtel, Stamos Harinos, personally carves the goose at the guests’ table in an exclusive and comfortable ambiance.

Time:
From November 1st to December 26th, 2017
12.00 am to 2.30 pm and 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Price:
€ 188.00 per goose including all side dishes
€ 48.00 per portion

'Goose Taxi'

The famous „Goose Taxi“ is back! Avoid the stress for the preparation of your goose menu and save time, since the Excelsior Hotel Ernst carries the delicious goose with all important side dishes at your home or at a place of your choice.

For the perfect consumption you just have to put the goose for half an hour at 180 degrees Celsius in the oven. Additionally you receive a glass of goose rilette as well as the recipe. You can decide if you prefer to get the goose carved and ready for serve or on the whole.

Please notice that orders for the christmas days can only be accepted till December 16th,2017.

Time:
From November 1st to December 26th, 2017

Price :
€ 184.00 per goose, including all side dishes
€ 45.00 delivery costs within the area around Cologne


Goose dinner at the Hanse Stube

Please note a reservation for the goose dinner at the Hanse Stube is required. We are looking forward to your reservation.
phone: +49 221 / 270 -1

Goose taxi

The Excelsior team is pleased to take your order 48 hours (from Monday to Friday) before your preferred delivery. On public holidays we are deliver the goose from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, upon request and availability. We are looking forward to your reservation. phone: +49 221 / 270 - 3163
 

 

 

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Excelsior Stollen
on the Christmas market

Excelsior Stollen at the Christmas market

As the only hotel in Cologne the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has its own stand at the famous Colgone Christmas market. Visit the beautiful Christmas market opposite Cologne Cathedral and try one piece of the Excelsior stollen!

For decades, Cologne's grand hotel is famous for this late medieval pastry. In the hotel’s bakery, the stollen is baked with a selection of the finest ingredients and the right portion of love: Marzipan, yeast dough, candied lemon and orange peel, sultana, almond slivers, butter as well as a special mixture of spices make this stollen so unique. Which spices are used for the stollen remains a secret. The recipe is kept safe for generations in the safe of the hotel.

Every year the owner, Charles Roulet, travels to Cologne personally to taste the stollen and to announce the start of the production. Real stollen fans do not want to miss the delicious pastry, since a self-made stollen means an unforgettable culinary experience. Advent without the Excelsior stollen is no real advent!

The Excelsior Hotel Ernst donates one euro for every sold Christmas stollen to the children hospital “Amsterdamer Straße” in Cologne. Other Christmas sweets as well as gift certificates are also available at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst stand at the Dom Christmas market.


How to find us

You can find us from November 21st to December 23rd, 2016 at stand number 92 at the Dom Christmas market.

Opening hours

Sunday to Wednesday:
from 11.00 am to 09.00 pm
Thursday to Friday:
from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Saturday:
from 10.00am to 10.00 pm

Advent Brunch

Advent & Christmas brunch

Our Brunches

Enjoy reflective hours with your loved ones at the pre-Christmas atmosphere of the Excelsior Hotel Ernst and discover the culinary delicacies of the festive brunch accompanied by live piano music on Sundays during the advent and the Christmas holidays. Delicious dishes are prepared directly in front of your eyes at live cooking stations and the pâtisserie presents a exquisite selection of sweet pleasures.

Advent Brunch

Every Sunday during the Advent, from 12.00 to 3.00 pm.

Price:
€ 86.00 per person including all non-alcoholic beverages, selected white wine, red wine, beer and hot beverages
€ 106.00 per person including champagne

Christmas Brunch

25th & 26th December 2016, from 12.00 to 3.00 pm.

Price:
€ 96.00 per person including all non-alcoholic beverages, selected white wine, red wine, beer and hot beverages
€ 116.00 per person including champagne


Reservation

We are looking forward to your reservation.
phone: +49 221 / 270 -1

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Christmas bakery for kids

Christmas bakery for kids

Children love it and during the Pre-Christmas season it plays a crucial role: Cookie baking!

It sweetens up the waiting time until Christmas day and especially youngsters have fun kneading the dough with their hands before rolling it out, excitedly looking through the oven window and smelling the wonderful scent of freshly baked cookies.

There is no limit to imagination and creativity whilst colorfully decorating the pastry. At the Excelsior Hotel Ernst little sugar bakers make it big! With pastry chef Nadine Gemeinder youngsters have the opportunity to whip up, taste and of course take home sweet Christmas treats in the time before Christmas.

Enjoy a relaxed shopping tour in Cologne city center, while your child produces small delicacies with rolling pin, cookie cutters and icing. By the way: self-made cookies are perfect presents for grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Date:
December 16th, 2016, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Participants:
For children from 4 to 9 years
Price: € 65.00


Reservation

We are looking forward to your reservation.
phone: +49 221 / 270-1