Did you know that this week will be the best week for this city’s foodies and food-activists? It’s Stadt Land Food everyone! A gigantic festival celebrating great food and good agriculture. Organized by Martkhalle IX, this festival will take over not only their own holy halls, but the surrounding streets and squares, where not only the biggest Street Food Thursday as of yet will happen, but also markets with wonderful products. And there’ll be an award for the best street food, and there’ll be workshops where real food crafts will be demonstrated and so much more, you better take a look at their website if you don’t want to miss out. A very special event happening during this week is Kavita Meelu’s newest adventure, a dinner series called Hidden Chefs! (Read closely, we’re giving away 1×2 dinner seats for one of them!)
Kavita’s assembled Berlin’s youngest and most exciting chefs who are not yet having their own restaurants to present a menu for you to feast on. So what actually looks like a hot and new indie band in the upper picture, is Dylan Watson (second from left) and his crew. You might know him from his supper club “Jung, Grün & Blau”, he indeed is one of the most interesting chefs currently residing in our city and please let’s all work on him not leaving, aka enjoying his food as often as possible. They’ll bring you ERNST, a tasting menu taking inspiration from Autumn’s earthy and delicate assortment of produce. There’s no menu yet (and there won’t be a written one at the night of the dinner), because Dylan takes inspiration of what he’s able to find on the day of the cook, adjusting and changing bits according to the quality of the produce. This one will be amazing, rest assured. It’s happening on Friday, October 3rd at a secret location at Markthalle IX, find more info & tickets here.
Starting the series on Thursday will be Kristof Mulack, an autodidact with a big Berlin personality, who’ll hide in the cellar of Long March Canteen and will bring you a radical regional menu with loads of exciting techniques and courses named only by their ingredients: cucumber, eel, juniper or beef, leek, onion to arouse your curiosity even more. Intrigued? More info and tickets here!
Ben Pommer, a true Berliner (born and raised), left the city to take a work tour at some highly distinguished kitchens, only to come back about a year ago because he finally feels like Berlin became a city for high class food. He’ll be working on rekindling his Berlin love with a menu served at (one of our favorite bars) Schwarze Traube. In sync with Ataly Aktas, crowned Germany’s best barman, he’ll present six courses of contemporary bar food with six composed cocktails on Saturday, October 4th. Read more & get your tickets here!Finalizing this wonderful series with a big F will be Mr. Susan, presenting Korean-German comfort food at (our new favorite Italian place in the area) Nudo. Going through the alphabets of Fs with ferments, fresh, fancy, fried, filling and float this one will be effing delicious, for sure! Happening on Sunday, October 5th! More info and tickets here.
That’s not all, we’re giving away 1×2 seats for Mr Susan’s dinner on Sunday – tell us what makes Berlin’s food scene so exciting in the comments and you might win! The winner will be chosen Wednesday, 5pm!