After hitting the quality cuisines of England, Austria and Spain, I made my final stop on Gastropocalypse 2012: Germany. Just outside Cologne resides a giant palace, the Schloss Bensberg, and tucked within is the best chef in Germany and his restaurant, Vendôme. In May 2012 Chef Joachim Wissler was voted the best in his trade by the 100 finest cooks in Germany for the second time in a row, as the “Cook of Cooks”. A three star ending to a five star vacation. Or so I thought.