Berlin tasting tour with chef Sebastian Frank

Berlin Tasting Tour with Chef Frank

Berlin tasting tour with chef Sebastian Frank

Markets, fine dining restaurants, venues not to miss: follow chef Frank's tips and discover all the spots to visit in the German city if you're a real foodie!
28 September, 2019

A meal at Berlin’s Horváth restaurant always ends with brilliant blood-chocolate pralines coated in brown butter - the sort of dish that challenges your perception of cooking with blood in all contexts, and one of the many reasons why head chef, Sebastian Frank, has 2 Michelin Stars, 17 Gault-Millau points and the “Best European Chef 2018” accolade (awarded at this year’s Madrid Fusion Festival), all under his chef whites.

The native Austrian serves some of Berlin’s most innovative but understated food from an unpretentious, wood panelled and candlelit setting in heart the city’s Kreuzberg district - a place that exudes Austrian warmth, despite its location in the middle of a hectic after-hours party strip.

Horvath

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Horváth is the embodiment of Frank’s ability to whip mischief, tradition and hospitality into the same space. Here, for all the Fine Dining Lovers' readers, he takes us on a tasting tour of his favourite places to eat, drink and shop in the German capital.

Breakfast at Pakolat

“My family enjoys spending time at Pakolat. It has an original 1924 Berkel meat slicer and offers a brilliant selection of Italian and Spanish hams. They also roast their own coffee beans and have a great patisserie selection. It’s very cosy and stuffed with memorabilia from the 50’s and 60’s.

Turkish Market

If you ask me about street food I have to say Paul-Lincke-Ufer! It’s right next to the canal with a sunny setting, good food and the brilliant Turkish market which takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Friday.

Feed Back + Zola

Zola

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My restaurant picks for this area are Feed Back (but don’t order from the menu, just ask the friendly owner what you should eat, I always go for the steamed eggplant with mushroom sauce); as well as the pizzas at Zola - an Italian friend says they’re very close to those found in Napoli.

KaDeWe

KaDeWe

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“I like the 6th-floor food court at KaDeWe. Yes, it’s definitely expensive but the place’s flair and quick but high-quality food is hard to beat - the butcher and fish counters are definitely the best in town.”

Einsunternull

Einsunternull

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“About fine dining restaurants in the city, I choose easily Einsunternull and not just because I know the head chef, Andreas Rieger, very well! The food and the philosophy at this restaurant are so refreshing in a gastronomy world obsessed with small spot-like portions and foreign flavours. Conversely, these guys are a little strange with their modern-German style of cooking - that’s what I like!"

Rio Grande

“My family enjoys meals Rio Grande which sits directly on the River Spree. There are great views of the East Side Gallery, and boats crossing up and down the river. It’s a bright space where kids can be kids and eat schnitzel with chips, whilst the adults enjoy a midday breakfast.”

Prisma Pavillon + Roter Rabe + Lasan Restaurant

Prisma Pavillion

“We all use to head to Roter Rabe after work - it’s a simple place but their “Mexikaner” (a spicy, tomato-based shot) goes brilliantly with the Sucuk pizzas from the Prisma Pavillion, just over the road.” And for a great Turkish lamb barbecue we head to Lasan Restaurant - their freshly baked Arabian bread is not to be missed.

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