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Author: Mary Scherpe

Sweets in Berlin: Du Bonheur

There’s something seriously missing in Berlin: Canelés. After Ralf Rüller stopped making them for The Barn (thanks to a lack of buyers…!?), I was devoid of any possibility to enjoy those little sweet treats with the soft center enclosed by a thick, caramelized crust. When I read on Foodie in Berlin that this new Patisserie on Brunnenstraße offered them, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.

Shop in Berlin: Vintage Galore

Recently, several very well sorted interior shops have been popping up in Berlin, maybe as a reflection of the city’s thriving young interior designer’s scene. Besides stores featuring young and new design, there’s a handful of vintage object stores that are very much worth visiting. Like Vintage Galore in Neukölln.

Food in Berlin: Tim Raue

I am rarely lost for words, but when it comes to describing my very fine dining experience at Tim Raue a couple of weeks back, I find myself rather wordless. Maybe it’s because his food is about more than just filling the stomach with something dainty, maybe it’s because of the highly conceptualized menu, and maybe it’s because of the price. Nevertheless, I’m gonna try.

Escape: Canoeing on the Rhine

The heat is currently frying Berlin and its inhabitants, making a stay here quite exhausting. And if we believe the forecast, we’ll still have to face the peak of the heatwave this Sunday with over 37 degrees. But there’s cool hope for all of us and it lies in Brandenburg, of course: Canoeing.

Lunch in Berlin: Lavanderia Vecchia

Imagine a shaded backyard, furnished with simple wooden tables and chairs, in which dishes full of dainty smelling risotto with chanterelles are served for your enjoyment during lunch break. Imagine the risotto dish was preceded by a beautiful cold soup made of tomatoes and followed by a delicious mascarpone cream with seasonal berries. Imagine you’d only pay 13 Euros for this stunning lunch menu.