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 at the world-renowned Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva. Realizing he needed to learn to speak fluent French, Thomas spent a year in Paris accomplishing just that.
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 sought employment with the illustrious owners - the brothers Haeberlin. It was a Monday, the restaurant was closed and his ride departed. Thomas knocked on the kitchen door, hoping to use the phone. Chef Paul Haeberlin answered; a conversation ensued, and so began the most influential relationship in Thomas’ 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 relocating to New York City in 1989 as Executive Chef of The Maurice at Le Parker Meridien.
In 1997, Chef Henkelmann and his wife Theresa founded Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann, allowing Chef Henkelmann to offer his world class cuisine and create culinary magic. Chef Henkelmann offers contemporary French cuisine, seasonal specialties and the classic signatures for which he has become famous at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann.
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 at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann, seasonal specialties and his famous signature dishes. With his Classic French training, a German background and intense training in France, German and Switzerland's finest Three star Michelin restaurants, it is clear they were inspiration for his menus at his establishment at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann.
Grand Chef Thomas Henkelmann at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann provides a memorable experience in every way. Impeccable service, congenial comfortable surroundings that welcome our guests, a wine list of depth, breadth and complexity and above all else creative French food prepared and presented flawlessly.
The singularity of Thomas Henkelmann’s delightful restaurant at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann is based on a wonderfully eclectic mix of 18th century architecture and 21st century design and amenities; we are located just 25 minutes from New York City, where Thomas Henkelmann’s world renowned Contemporary French cuisine and service matches attention with discretion at Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann.
Ensconced in the beautiful 19th-century Victorian manor house set on three acres of garden and lawn, the Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann looks right at home in the stately Belle Haven section of Greenwich, but when you enter you leave Greenwich behind. You leave geo-graphy behind and enter an enchanted place, a place like no other, somewhere between the Black Forest and Samarkand. Welcome to the Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann
Reserve a guestroom in our luxury boutique hotel, Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann, for the evening or plan your next Executive Meeting in our exquisite Cottage Boardroom.
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
Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann