Spring is in the air. Delightful (culinary) moments welcome us, ranging from the Dark Restaurant Nocti Vagus to the Asian Yumcha Heroes. Many a hero have marked this city’s past & present, and we are right in the middle of it, alive with the exciting mixture of so many people and cultures who have chosen to visit or live here. “Berlin is poor but sexy“, is a favourite saying about the German capital city, and it is true in many ways. Even if you have already travelled here several times, like myself, you will find you can never get enough of it – especially in terms of the gorgeous food. This year in May, Berlin welcomes me to the charm of its spring-clad parks and beautiful foodie places we have come to check out.
Gourmet Travel: Top Restaurant Tips for Berlin
We are celebrating the birthday of my dear friend Sophie, who has moved to Berlin from Austria over a year ago – perhaps also because of the great food & restaurants to be found here! “The Gorgonzola Club” right in the middle of “Kreuzkölln”, at the border between the districts Neukölln and Kreuzberg, is a good tip for those looking for beautiful, typical Italian cuisine. Spanish Tapas are best to be found at “El Gastón“, where the chef prepares a gigantic Paella every Sunday afternoon serving from a pan about 1-2 metres in diameter! Gorgeous to dig in. Almost like in Spain itself! On the Asian side, “Yumcha Heroes” at Berlin Rosenthalerplatz are your best bet and, if you are looking for a truly exceptional experience that might very well blow your mind, then head out to the dark restaurant Nocti Vagus for a “dinner in the dark” experience: “Crime”, suspense & surprises included! In case you get scared, it pays to bring your friend(s) or partner, besides, an exceptional experience like this is best lived when shared.
Lazy Neukölln & Lovely City Walks in Berlin
Last but not least, I would like to share with you a couple of inspiring moments strolling around Berlin, especially with regards to Berlin Neukölln which is where my friend lives. Enjoy looking at cool daddies, “Trabi cars for less” and Berlin’s typical second hand shops: Just what you would find wandering the German capital city.