Kochfreunde.com is the culinary magazine of Oliver Wagner. Here, everything revolves around the almost most beautiful thing in the world: good food. The focus ranges from reports on exciting restaurants to recipes from his own kitchen, cookbooks and culinary gadgets.


Kochfreunde.com ist das kulinarisches Magazin von Oliver Wagner. Hier dreht sich alles rund um die beinahe schönste Sache der Welt: Gutes Essen. Dabei reicht der Fokus von Berichten über spannende Restaurants bis hin zu Rezepten aus der eigenen Küche, Kochbücher und kulinarische Gadgets.

Ten years of La Vie

The incredibly successful history of la vie in Osnabrück began exactly ten years ago. At that time, the opening was celebrated in the current premises on Krahnstraße. And this Friday, exactly a decade later, there is once again every reason to celebrate. Not only the tenth anniversary wants to be celebrated extensively, also the many successful stations of the last years are a good reason for a debauched celebration.

The award of three Michelin stars six years in a row, for example, 19 points in Gault&Millau, top marks in Feinschmecker, Gusto and all other guides. But also an impressive serving of 6,500 bottles of champagne, the processing of 2,800 saddle of venison and 225,000 chocolates, or a whopping 880 hours of work in the kitchen garden at Schloss Ippenburg.

Oysters, yuzu pearls

And so we were very happy to stop in Osnabrück last Friday evening and experience the house in a completely different light. All rooms in Haus Tenge are available to the 250 or so guests at the open house party. The kitchen is open and in front of and behind the pass was always lively activity. With usual precision on the one hand was cooked and arranged, with practiced tongue was tasted on the other hand the steady round of delicious plates. Of course, the service brought the thousands of small bowls and plates to the other areas of the sprawling house. In addition to the areas on the first floor, it was also possible to take a look at the cooking school, the wine floor and the new premises of the pop-up concept Tasty Kitchen: Everybody’s Darling is the motto under which, starting next week, people will be able to feast in convivial company at long wooden tables.

Thomas Bühner
Timo Fritsche

Hosts Thomas Bühner and Thayarni Kanagaratnam, together with their team, will not miss the opportunity to spoil their guests and pay tribute to long-time companions. First and foremost, of course, patron and initiator of la vie Jürgen Großmann. In addition, reinforcement is guaranteed by selected winemakers, Ralf Bos serves sensational oysters with yuzu pearls, Imperial Caviar is represented with a 1.8 kg original can of the finest Auslese caviar, Wolfgang Otto is at the stove in the cooking school and serves delicious burgers at a late hour and right at the top of the wine floor Bernard Antony has made himself at home with a huge selection of sensational cheeses.

The signs could not be better for a lavish celebration. Of course, also in culinary terms. Many classics from the last ten years are served in compact form – or can be received directly in the kitchen from the many hardworking hands around chef Timo Fritsche.

Beef tartar


Softshell Crab


Sole, millet, celery milk
Red cabbage juice, mustard ice cream
Red cabbage juice, mustard ice cream
Rack of lamb, garlic coriander crust
Bison fillet, sauce foyot, chicory
Ibèrico shoulder, tamarind, banana-potato mash
Pigeon breast, consommé, plum
US Ribeye


Fluffy Duck
Virunga chocolate
Wolfgang Otto
Otto Gourmet Burger
Bernard Antony




We thank you for this great evening and look forward to the next ten years full of culinary delights in Osnabrück. Whereby: Actually, it continues directly exciting, because in the coming months Thomas Bühner will cook together with renowned chefs from around the world at la vie. Joining them will be Vicky Lau from Hong Kong, Andreas Caminada and Tanja Grandits from Switzerland, Gert de Mangeeler from Belgium, Björn Frantzén from Stockholm and Jonnie Boer from the Netherlands.

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