Berlin Food Digest #25

The January issue

Feb 3rd, 2018

Dear Reader,
I hope 2018 has got you feeling all fresh and ready for a year of serious eating in Berlin! The city’s usual January restaurant-coma has been injected with some serious adrenaline and a few very interesting openings as well as lots of new stuff about to open its doors.
The biggest news of the year, however, is that we’re about host the very first edition of our extraordinary new project NEU Dinners and on Tuesday, February 27th we’re bringing the sensationally cool, world-renowned chefs Ana Roš and Cristina Bowerman to Berlin to pair them with our very own Sebastian Frank and Lukas Mraz for a dinner at the amazing Anomalie Art Club. I kid you not, this will be one of Berlin’s greatest feasts of this year. Limited tickets are now on sale.

Get yours before they sell out!


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Imbis 204 Bulletten Berlin

Uniting 13 international eateries including Sons of Mana, Djimalaya and Royals and Rice, Kantini is the new part food market, part design space now open inside Bikini Berlin from Mon-Sat.

Wu Kong
If the Burgermeister queue gets too long this new Vietnamese-focused, Asian-fusion joint might just be your calling card given its handy location on Skalitzer Str. right by U-bahn station Schlesisches Tor.

Il Calice
A brand new wine bar has opened up inside this Italian eatery on Walter-Benjamin-Platz offering Italian bar snacks and wines in a flash-looking venue.

Ramen x Ramen
Holy lord, there’s another new ramen place in Friedrichshain and it’s got some SERIOUS potential with a Japanese chef who’s specialised in ramen noodles. Definitely worth a trip.


Anthony Bourdain
Rumour has it that everyone’s ultimate kitchen hero was spotted drinking with Billy Wagner until an ungodly hour before turning up for lunch at The Michelberger, hungover as a goat. All to film an episode of “Parts Unknown”.

The wine wizards down at Wagner are launching a new intimate private dining space and wine showroom in partnership with LADIDADI Wines. Exact location TBC but I’m placing my bets on Kreuzberg.

Imbiss 204
If you thought Paul Bocuse’s death was sad news, Berlin has been rocked by the news that everyone’s favourite Imbiss (and home of the biggest Buletten in the city) has closed for good. We had hoped the guys were merely on a quick holiday at Tropical Islands, but sadly it looks like they’ve served their last Buletten. What a loss.

W Pizza
There’s heavenly news for pizza fans: Lukasz, co-founder of the famous Kreuzberg pizza slinger ZOLA, is opening a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria with in-house bakery next month, right by the canal on Fuldastr.

Congratulations to our very own Sebastian Frank (and current Berliner Meisterkoch 2017) who was recently named “European Chef of the Year” by the influential gastronomy festival Madrid Fusion.

Industry Standard
Basil, the talented chef behind the inventive Wild Things kitchen, is rumoured to be moving on to Industry Standard to head up their legendary kitchen from February.


Wurst and Bier Brlin event

February 2018

4th – Wurst & Bier at Markthalle Neun
10th – Clam Club at Studio Olafur Eliasson
25th – Tantris Does Berlin at Nobelhart & Schmutzig
27th – NEU Dinner #1 – The Amber Road at Anomalie


NEU Berlin chefs

Our very first dinner edition of NEU will blow your gastronomic socks off. Ana Roš, Cristina Bowerman, Sebastian Frank and Lukas Mraz are right now planning an insane evening of gastronomic storytelling and it will be wild, it will be experimental, the wines from Viniculture will be top notch and the Anomalie Art Club is the coolest dining location you’ve seen for a long time. Tickets go on sale at midday on Thursday, February 1st, but seats are very limited so you’ll need to be fast. GET YOURS BEFORE THEY GO!

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