No camping at Dos Palilos at Casa Camper, Saturday 29 May 2010
Despite the Casa Camper name, this place has nothing to do at all with Spanish campers or camping in general. Rather we will find here probably Berlin's finest Spanish cook, a gentleman called Albert Raurich, who has been the sous chef at the world famous El Bulli in Spain (yes, that same place that gets voted as the best restaurant in the world every year). One must assume that Albert would have picked up a few tips by now from Ferran Adria as he had been at El Bulli for some time.
So, we should be in for a treat and to prove it, I attach a menu for Dos Palilos here. It is not often that we have a chance to sample haute cuisine of this calibre so we will be taking the 60 Euro menu as the restaurant can only do menus for groups. This worked out really well for the Backroom Cantina last month and I have reason to believe that it will work out even better this month!
Dos Palilos is the restaurant inside the Casa Camper hotel at Weinmeisterstrasse 1, close to Weinmeister U-Bahn on the U8, so it is pretty convenient to get here via Alexanderplatz. If you want more information, do have a peek at the place on http://www.casacamper.com/berlin/dining/dospalillos-en.html
Once again, if you are interested in some seriously fine dining and have a few Euro to spare, do come along for this dinner. It is actually great value if you peruse through what you will be getting. We don't have a huge booking but should be able to squeeze in a few more people than last month if required. As usual, if you want to come, drop me an email as soon as possible and if you make it on the list, you will be informed by Weds 19 May latest.
See you soon!
How it went on the night...
In summary, dinner went pretty well and it was up there with the best dinners of the club. Service was excellent, and it was a good mix of newbies and veterans. The food was darn good and tasty, the wine was pretty cool too (thanks for the selection, Andreas!), and everybody went home happy and satisfied. At least, that was the impression I had. I think this time, as always, the pictures speak for themselves. Look away now if you are shy...