2020… Words are not enough to describe the nightmare this year has been! While living this terrible experience, do yourself a favor and enjoy at home the best of the most renowned eateries in Berlin. Check out below a selection of the best holidays menus you can order in Berlin.
The Austrian restaurant on Paul-Lincke-Ufer in Kreuzberg is offering a 4-course festive menu created by the starred chef Sebastian Frank.
The box of delicacies is ready packed and includes: mushroom liver cream with Butterstriezel (the best bread you can have in Berlin right now!), apricot stone oil butter and apple balsam; flamed salmon trout with paprika flavors and Kolbász mayonnaise; veal boiled fillet rosé with pumpkin seed vanilla pesto and jerusalem artichoke stomp, and nougat tartlet with spiced pear.
A vegetarian alternative can be ordered upon request. More info here.
The restaurant of the eponymous hotel in Friedrichshain is offering a festive menu to be enjoyed at home: one for a meat eater (slow roasted goose breast in spices and confit goose leg in orange jus for the main) and one for a vegetarian or vegan (mushroom galette with salsify in vegetable jus).
Everything is pre-prepared and only requires heating and some finishing touches when you’re ready to eat. (Instructions are provided and the food can be enjoyed up to 3 days after pick up). More info here.
The yet-to-be-open restaurant, located in one of the most beautiful Charlottenburg’s streets, created a Christmas and a New Years Eve menu.
For Christmas, you can have a 4-course menu including: char tartar with sweet potato and garum; pointed cabbage with peanuts and onions; duck breast with red cabbage, polenta and poppy seeds, and white chocolate, pear and almonds.
For the last meal of the year, the 6-course menu includes steak tartar with hazelnut, deer calf with winter truffle and Rehrücken with Jerusalem artichoke. More info here.
Prenzlauer Berg’s finest eatery is offering a festive steak for 2 menu with 1/2 a loaf of yellow wheat and potato sourdough and 150g raw butter; duck liver and burnt honey tart and yuzu jam; fennel & citrus salad; 500g (bone-in) of 100 day aged Holstein Cow. X.O. Butter with carrots in brown butter vanilla sauce and creamed kale and Cremeschnitte with warm apple caramel.
Full instructions are included, but the only ‘cooking’ required is for the meat: all other dishes have been prepared for you. More info here.
Home of one of the best Schnitzels in Berlin, the restaurant in Kreuzberg created takeaway Jolesch-boxes, with Austrian delights for New Year’s Eve. The classic fondue with or without broth, cheese fondue, refined with truffle as a royal variant or the vegan fondue. More info here.
Mitte’s “open minded cuisine”, whose dishes have European, Korean and Japanese influences is offering the opportunity to host a festive Christmas dinner at home with two different 4-course menus, including: carrot-celery salad with walnuts and kimchi-sesame, chestnut soup with apple and chili, Brandenburger deer goulash (or roots vegetables) with fermented red cabbage and shiitake Knödel, and Lebkuchenmousse with kumquat confit.
All products are already pre-cooked and packed in a vacuum bag. You only have to heat them in a pot with hot water. So you can fully concentrate on your evening and do not have to spend it in the kitchen! More info here.
Another eatery that is waiting for the end of the lockdown to open its doors, created a Christmas menu including portobello stuffed with blue cheese, sweet potato with spinach, feta and artichoke, black truffle potato gratin, ½ stuffed and roasted goose…
More info here.
Nobelhart & Schmutzig:
The stay at home version of their signature 10-course meal, which includes red cabbage with pureed plums, potato dumplings, kale and mustard seed, red beets with beer sauce, chicory with apple and coriander seed and canelé.
The supper, to be prepared at home, also includes a sourdough bread by Bäckerei Domberger, a bottle of freshly pressed oil from Ölmühle an der Havel and cream cheese from Erdhof Seewalde.
More info here.