Eclectic Fusion at Serrano Dinner, Sat 15 Oct 2011
One gets to hear about "fusion food" so much these days, and mostly one would think about the fusion of Western and Asian cuisines. Which is well and good but that horse has been flogged to death a little by now and overpriced slightly by people such as Tim Raue (who does a good job admittedly, but for a rather fantastic price). So how about we try a different kind of fusion food this month? And I mean, a really different kind of fusion dining?
Therefore, this month, we will visit the eclectic Serrano, a Peruvian-Spanish fusion restaurant on Pfalzburger Straße 83, 10719 Berlin, which has as its chief cook the former head cook of Pata Negra who has also worked at El Bulli. So his credentials don't get much better than this, as evidenced by the many positive reviews on http://www.qype.co.uk/place/1639308-Restaurante-Serrano-Berlin
Their website is on http://www.restaurante-serrano.de/ and we have arranged a special deal whereby for EUR 2,50, we can get 30% off the cost of the food from the menu (please pay us when we meet up before the dinner as we have already paid this for you). But places are very limited indeed and we have not booked a large table as we want to keep this dinner intimate for adventurous foodies. So if you want to come along, please do send me an email asap (before end of Tue 11 Oct) and I will let you know if you got selected by the next day.
How it went on the night...
To be honest, the evening went very well indeed, apart from the meeting point being a pretty tight squeeze. The restaurant was really good, interesting and the food was really very decent and tasty. We got a special 30% discount for not just the food but also the wines, so it was truly excellent value for money as well! The wines were mainly from Spain but many of the condiments and flavours were from Peru, which made it very curious and pretty exciting at times. One should definitely try Serrano soon, as it well worth the effort. I promise this.
Oh, by the way, I included 3 pictures from dinner from the night before at Aznavourian, which is not a patch on Serrano. And after dinner, as it was the Festival of Lights, I tried my hand at some night pictures...