Sadly, the Bar Market, this lovely event serving all kinds of cocktails, wines and other booze, is not happening anymore, but the urge to create a new event circling around stellar alcoholic beverages persisted. Sommeliers Helen Mol and Billy Wagner teamed up with Kavita Meelu and Prince Charles to bring us: champagne – not the ordinary bubbly wine, but the speciality from France – in a never before seen variety. As if that weren’t enough, they’re adding Disco music, disco balls, delicious food by Parker Bowles, Vogueing (!) and there we have it: The Champagne Studio, happening for the first time this Sunday at Prince Charles.
When I first read about Die dicke Linda, the name of this new farmers’ market already made me smile. Linda is the name of one of the most popular potato varieties due to a huge media attention some years ago. It was barely saved from extinction by an enormous support from many farmers and movements like Slow Food. Now Linda became the name giver of something new and special happening in Neukölln.
Have you already recovered from Saturday’s Burgers & Hip Hop bash? We’re still struggling, to be honest, but got back on our feet only to count the votes you guys gave for all the fabulous burger vendors grilling patties until late at night.
Because three-time in a row winner District Mot took a break due to a lack of staff (everyone being on vacation), the field was wide open for a new winner and the excitement of the vendors as well as of the audience was noticeable. (Some people even handed us voting sheets on the dancefloor when the burger floor was closed.) Naturally, we’re all excited to see who won the title “Berlin’s Best Burger” this time!
Malin is the mastermind behind “Bread Exchange” and one of the best sources for sourdough bread in Berlin – if you can catch her. Because an important aim of the project is to meet people and acquire knowledge about bread and baking all over the world. She now assembled many of the stories she collected over the years in a book, that will be published very soon (Oct 1st). It does not only include many tales about her own discovery of bread baking and her travels, but Malin also shares her knowledge about how to make sourdough out of the most basic ingredients.
To support her and the Bread Exchange project, you can now pre-order the book on her site (until Sept 13th) and not only receive a signed copy, but also a limited edition bread bag!
Update: Laauma closed its doors, and was followed by another vegan place called Lück’s
Isn’t it amazing how instagram evolved into a source to discover new food places – if I hadn’t found this place’s stream, I might have never found it. Because when do I find myself in Friedrichshain? Not very often.
It’s like a little heaven for lovers of vegan clean food, with a beautifully styled interior and a menu to make you drool. Just the name I can’t even pronounce – La-auma? Lauma? La-ooma? But then, what’s in a name?