I was surprised to find out that Gerüchteküche roughly translates to "gossip factory" in English. One might expect a swanky, ultra-modern restaurant with overpriced cocktails and artistic, meager portions. But that's not so at this warm, open-kitchen Mediterranean restaurant in Stuttgart-West.
When you walk into Gerüchteküche you notice two things: First, the seating area is tiny and backs up right next to the kitchen as if you've gone to a friend's for dinner, and second, the chef is there to greet you at the door. The atmosphere is very welcoming as she shakes your hand and shows you to your table. From there, the wait staff take over.