Grünfisch – nothing fishy about this place

One of my favourite italians has moved. From touristic Bergmannstrassenkiez to the trendy Gräfekiez. The interieur: classic; the service: very friendly and experienced; the clientele: a good mix of Kreuzbergers. The owner duo are an italian – who does the cooking – and a vietnamese – responsible for the service and wellbeing of everyone. A perfect combination which influences their food: Modern italian cuisine with sicilian roots and asian hints. To start off try the ‚Sicilian Antipasti’ plate whose ingredients are not the usual ones one finds there. Arranged like a painting comes deliciously coated goatcheese, wafer-thin marinated squid, rice balls filled with mushrooms, bresaola dotted with eggplant cream, scampis… and more. Further on the menue you will find exquisite fish dishes, mouth-watering home made pasta, perfectly done meat and lucious sweets. Or try one of their menues, which are very good value for price.

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Rogacki – Forget KaDeWe

This delicatessen shop looks like a 60s fish and chip shop from far away, but once inside your baffled by the amount of specialities of fish, game, poultry, cheeses, cold cuts… In the back of the shop, in front of the huge lobster, carp and trout basins, the Charlottenburgers meet for their lunch time eating baked fish with potatoe salad, scampis, oysters or grilled meats.  For x-mas the queue to pick up the previously ordered goose, duck or turkey runs through the whole shop, whilst on new year’s eve the fish counter is being invaded. Talking about new years eve: At 14hrs the sale stops, Frank Sinatras ‘New York, New York’ get’s played and some shop assistants dance with the clients, whilst everyone cheers finishing their bottles of champagne. In 2010 they sold 500 lobsters, 2500 Pfannkuchen (a sweet bun filled with marmelade) but keep quiet about the amount of champagne bottles, that were drunk on the premises that morning. Must have been hundreds,>>   read more / weiterlesen

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