Herbs, Spices & Salt Dinner, Saturday 26 September 2009
This month's dinner is going to be an interesting gourmet night as we will be heading for a very tiny little-known place, but which has been consistently receiving high critical acclaim for some years. One might even suspect that people who eat here are deliberately keeping quiet about this place because they don't want a mob of uncivilised diners descending on the place and crowding out its diehard fans. After all, the whole restaurant has only 34 places in total, so if you find that you also like the place after this month's dinner, then please keep quiet about it too and take only the friends and family that you really like to dine with you there afterwards.
Which brings us to the point: how would you know if you would like this place if you have not dined there before? The easy answer is to come with us later this month and eat there! Then you'll know for sure. A simple answer to a (potentially) tough problem. :o) Once again, this month's dinner is on Saturday, 26 September, so please check your diaries now, and come along if you enjoy good food and are curious about this place.
Anyway, for those of you who are skeptical of my tastes in dining, you can check out the place yourself. The restaurant is called Bieberbau, in Durlacher Straße 15, 10715 Berlin - Wilmersdorf. The website is http://bieberbau-berlin.de and you should check out the Presse link for the critical acclaim this place has received (without any of us knowing about it).
As I mentioned, this place is small, cosy and we can't have a big table booked. So if you want to sample Hr Garkisch's fine cooking with the Dinner Club, then please send me an email before 11 Sep 2009. All those who gets picked from the electronic hat will be informed by the 15 Sep latest. Oh, I should mention that this is a proper gourmet restaurant, and even though they are very reasonably priced, please don't expect much change out of 75-80 Eur, especially with the wines and stuff. They also have a couple of tagesmenu options which are around 50 Eur without the drinks.
See you soon!
How it went on the night...
I was somewhat early for the rendezvous before dinner and had packed in 3 sizable Long Island Iced Teas before dinner, so I was in a jolly mood before the restaurant. What's even better is that the evening progressed pretty much as well as I had hoped, especially as my good friend Ana had popped in from Venezuela (she's the sweet lady sitting in the corner). The food was excellent, the wines were quite tolerable, even though both the white and red (Dr Heger's Mimus) were from Germany and I think everybody had a good time. The only mild regret was that I had to wimp out somewhat earlier than I had wanted but I hope the others stayed and had a few more drinks to celebrate a very good example of top-notch German cooking!