D-Day Dinner Night, Friday 18th June 2004
As this June is the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the date when the liberation of all of Europe from a very bad man started, I thought it would be a good idea to have some French food to celebrate a little. As General Eisenhower once said when asked about why he wanted those beaches in Normandy, he replied rather gruffly, "I don't want those stupid goddam beaches - I just want to invade Europe so that I can enjoy a good French meal in peace at Le Cochon Bourgeois in Berlin with my pal General Montgomery." Or something like that. Possibly.
Well, anyway, we don't need much more encouragement than that, so Le Cochon Bourgeois is exactly where we are going for our June dinner on Friday, 18th June. The place is in Fichtestrasse 24 in Kreuzberg, Berlin 10967. Regrettably, the terrace is too small for more than a very small group of people to sit outside but we'll have the Chimney Room with open windows instead. It sounds pretty OK to me. If you would like to know more about the place, the website is www.le-cochon.de. The manager has also kindly offering us a free "special creation" (his words, not mine) aperitif. In return, we all have to pay cash as the place doesn't take any form of plastic.
Places are pretty limited as the restaurant does not have many tables at all so if you are interested, drop me an email quickly at firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual, the lucky people who make the list will get a confirmation email in return from me detailing where and when we will meet up for a drink or two beforehand. After dinner, there are a couple of seedy pool halls around the place or we can just drink some more in the nearby bars. Whatever suits the late night people.
How it went on the night
Well, the management did not deliver on their promise of a "special" aperitif, although they did serve up a perfectly good sekt, which they tried to palm off as a "special" sparkling white wine. Oh, well. But the food was reasonably good although I personally would not have fought a war to get to eat there. Overall, a good night in general, but I think a trifle expensive for the expectations that the place had raised beforehand. So that's about the truth about Le Cochon Bourgeois!
Stuffed... Tired & stuffed Still alert Still smiling...