Luce d'Oro

T: +49 (0) 8823 18-0


The art of refining the elementary

"Best Restaurant in Bavaria"
Gault&Millau Gourmet Guide 2022

"State of the Art"
Precision, Perfection and Design.
Luce d`Oro among the Top Ten in the
Gusto Restaurant Guide 2021/2022

Casual Fine Dining

@ Elmauer Alm

12 & 26 July 2022
9 & 23 August 2022

The Luce d'Oro restaurant will move to a mountain ridge more than 1200 m above sea level, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps. There, in midst the mountain meadows, you will find our Elmauer Alm lodge, built in 1924. In this very special and empowering place of stunning natural beauty, Chris Rainer and his team await you with a modern interpretation of Bavarian regional cuisine, combined with the flavors of Asia in a 5-course tasting menu – contemporary, light, and innovatively prepared.

Only for hotel guests
Please register at the Hospitality Desk (49) 8823 18 880

The Restaurant

A compelling and exciting culinary proposition in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Contemporary yet cozy. An up-to-date interior with clear lines and lots of wood on the walls creates exciting contrasts and provides the perfect setting for the Japanese-French inspired creative cuisine that Christoph Rainer and his team serve guests here.

Above all, it is the informal atmosphere that attracts not only culinary connoisseurs but also many young epicures to Schloss Elmau. Far from rigid etiquette, anyone who wants to can immerse themselves in the world of Casual Fine Dining. The exceptionally competent and friendly consultation provided by chef sommelière and restaurant manager Marie Helen Krebs and her unobtrusively attentive service team further enhance the pleasure of dining here.


The Cuisine

Since September 2017, Christoph Rainer has set accents with his cosmopolitan and creative approach to cooking, giving the Luce d’Oro its own distinct culinary identity.

When creating a dish, the team always focuses on the essentials: the product and its taste. Their creations often use only three main components and „aroma bridges,“ showcased by using surprising preparation techniques and flavor combinations. An intriguing interplay of sour, sweet and spicy, as well different textures and consistencies, turns the dishes into thrilling culinary experiences brimming with complexity and surprises. Braggadocio, however, is one ingredient you won’t find.

Christoph Rainer often finds inspiration on his travels. Sometimes it is an unknown product, at other times an unfamiliar tradition or technique that captivates him and inspires his team to come up with new dishes.


2 Stars Guide Michelin
4 red Cooking caps Gault&Millau,
Best Restairant in Bavaria.
9.5 of 10 pans in the “Gusto” restaurant guide
#17 in the Hornstein Ranking
4.5 out of 5 F's in the “Der Feinschmecker” restaurant guide
4.5 of 5 wooden spoons in the "Aral Schlemmer Atlas” guide
5 out of 5 toques in Germany’s Big Restaurant Guide

Christoph Rainer

Executive Chef de Cuisine

Marie-Helen Krebs

Chef de Restaurant / Chef Sommeliere


Open from Wednesday through Saturday 

Creative Break

11 – 27 September
4 – 13 December


We look forward to receiving your reservation request by email to:

Mr. Jonas Lucas-Gorgas, Manager Luce d’Oro Restaurant, will be happy to take your reservation by telephone.
He can be reached Wednesdays to Saturdays between 13:00 and 17:30 at: +49 (0)152 22 53 63 10