I spent my summer vacation on the West coast of France this year, enjoying the golden sandy beaches, the ice-cold water and the delicious Crêpes that are served in the Bretagne. Coming back to Berlin, I was excited to find a new Breton Crêpes maker in Markthalle: Chez Bubar!
When It comes to dining I prefer to be completely submissive; just bring me what you recommend, tell me in which order to dig in, what wine to drink alongside, whether your desserts are even worth it. I’ll just sit there and start smiling. It also ensures that chefs can serve what they want, what they deem is in season, what they found on the market that morning, what they believe are excellent contrasting or accompanying flavors; it’s like watching a great television series in exact order.
Lauren Lee, born in Korea, grew up in Canada and the US and then moved to Berlin six years ago––you might already know her alter ego, Fräulein Kimchi. She’s one of the most exciting new chefs of the city, bringing together German, Californian and Korean kitchen. And producing the best Kimchi you can get here.
A great Berlin day starts with an announcement of Malin Elmlid, that she’s baking and bread is available for trading. If you’re quick enough, you will enjoy one of her special sourdough breads in the evening. Best to be had with fresh butter from Brodowin. Follow her facebook page to get alerted when the oven is switched on again!
Update: This beautiful Italian bakery won the first Berlin’s Best Bread tasting with its Pane di Milano!
Although I was very sure to predict bread as the most important topic of 2013, the local bakery scene hasn’t yet flourished with new openings and offerings. But now, as we’re about to leave summer behind, a seriously recommendable new bakery just started its business in what is the most exciting location for food ventures in Berlin right now: at Markthalle IX.