Fire & Flames Dinner - Saturday 23 January 2010
This is our first dinner of 2010 and as it is such a cold winter, I thought it might be best if we organise a pretty warm, cosy sort of event to counter the weather. We have never had a Swiss dinner before and Switzerland has pretty cold winters so I figured they would know a thing or two about nice warm dinners by now. Therefore, we are heading to Friedrichshain again (just to prove I have nothing against East Berlin) to one of the few places in Berlin where they do proper Swiss-style fondues.
The place is called Feuer und Flamme, located in Am Comeniusplatz 1, Ecke Gubenerstraße, 10243 Berlin near Frankfurter Tor. It is not an expensive place, so count on a serious dinner for less than 35-40 Eur for food and drink. They currently don't have a website but they have been around for several years and some reviews can be seen on http://www.qype.com/place/60906-Feuer-und-Flamme-DAS-Fonduerestaurant-Berlin and http://www.restaurant-kritik.de/90210/
So, if you want a nice hearty warm Swiss dinner this month, let me know via email by Friday 15 January and all those people who make it on the list will be notified by Monday 18 January about our meeting point and stuff like that. If we get it in time, I will also be emailing you the menu before the dinner so that you can choose what you fancy for the evening.
For February, we will be combining a photography exhibition with a (short) trip to a Thai restaurant in darkest Wedding. So be prepared for something a little different next month.
See you all soon!
How it went on the night...
This was the perfect dinner for one of the coldest days this winter. With the outside temperture of -10C, we were warmed up with some interesting fondues, which are not just the typical Swiss fondues but also meat fondues with interesting chocolate or chili sauces. Each plate also came with a nice salad with a good balsamico dressing and everyone shared around their fondues. The only slightly negative point was that we had to wait quite long but at the end everyone was pretty happy and completely stuffed. The restaurant had no wine list but a very big selection of wines from various countries. So the waiters kindly made some suggestions which we could try, ponder over before deciding on a selection.
We had a great night out with lots of chatting and it was pretty difficult to leave around midnight and return to the cold. By the way, a couple of people complained about the "stale" bread. Just for your information, bread has to be hard and a little stale before they can go into a fondue. Otherwise fresh bread will just crumble away and dissolve into the cheese!