SSP has opened three new outlets at Frankfurt Airport’s A Plus Pier, which welcomed its first passengers today, October 10. The new development features a selection of brands from both the Frankfurt area and other parts of Germany, as well as international cuisines.
Each of the outlets was chosen to complement the high-end retail offer. Already a favourite with locals in Frankfurt, Italian restaurant Lucullus NERO (see picture) is making its airport debut. The 130-seater restaurant serves a modern interpretation of traditional Italian fare, including saltimbocca di vitello alla Romana and spaghetto aglio e olio e peperoncino. It also offers a range of pizzas, a number of which are specialities of Lucullus NERO, including goats’ cheese and balsamic cream, or buffalo ricotta with sausage and pistachio. A selection of snacks, including focaccia and paninis, is available to take away. Crafted in sleek blacks, and featuring honed natural surfaces and dramatic copper accent lighting, the restaurant was designed by leading international design company Costa Group, creators of the celebrated Eataly Italian culinary retail and dining venue in New York. The opening has been supported by renowned Frankfurt restaurateur Calogero Gallo, who has been a culinary advisor for the new venture. The Reingold bar, a night-time haunt of the fashionable Berliner, is described as evoking the glamour of the city during its 1920s heyday. With its décor of “lustrous golds and sumptuous furnishings including deep-buttoned leather Chesterfield sofas,” the bar is said to offer a contemporary twist on the style of Burlesque, with seating for 100 people. Known for its extensive selection of glamorous cocktails, including Dry Martinis, Manhattans and Daiquiris, Reingold also offers a range of fine wines and premium beers. On the food menu are bar classics, including shrimp salad or sourdough sandwiches filled with Black Forest ham or brie with fig mustard and walnuts. There is also a selection of German-styled tapas including mini pork escalopes, dates wrapped in bacon or smoked salmon on mini rösti. There is also a 30-seater temaki bar sushi concept, which offers generous selection of nigiri, maki, sashimi and California rolls, plus of course a range of temaki, all freshly prepared at the counter by skilled Japanese sushi chefs. With its modern and authentic design, the bar is described as a, “calm and relaxing” venue in which to enjoy typical Japanese foods. This is the second temaki bar at the airport; the first outlet is at the Around the World food court at Terminal 1. The new outlets will operate alongside the perfect day coffee house, which will be refurbished to re-open in September 2013. It serves a range of own-grown coffees from India, together with an array of snacks and sandwiches to eat in or take away. Planned as part of the refurbishment, SSP says a sophisticated automatic lighting system will allow the atmosphere to change to suit the mood at all times of the day.
Commenting on the openings, Cornelius Everke, CEO of SSP Germany, Austria and Switzerland said the new business would strengthen SSP’s position as the leader in the German food travel market. “We have been operating a substantial business here at Frankfurt for many years, and we are delighted to be building on this achievement. We’re very proud of the new outlets, and we are confident that they will do much to contribute to the success of Frankfurt Airport’s impressive new terminal facility.”