There’s been a bit of a buzz around Wedding since the opening of Arno Brandlhuber’s mixed-use Lobe Block — a staggered concrete building in a quiet corner of Humboldthain that’s home to ateliers, studios, agencies, and apartments. Its resident restaurant and “platform for creative experiences” is Pahr, founded by Jessica-Joyce Sidon and Caecilia Baldszus (who trained in the kitchen at Forsthaus Strelitz), and currently serving a simple, vegetable-focussed lunch menu and all-day coffee during the week. Think Albatross sourdough with housemade Obatzda, Zwetschge plums, coriander and chili, carrot galette with melon and za’atar, or a pumpkin bowl with spinach, radicchio, dukkah, and tahini. Many elements here support local: Coffee beans come from the nearby Coffee Circle, The light-flooded interior is filled with sleek tables by Tatkraft in Reinickendorf, and two large-scale artworks by Peter Klare, whose studios are located in the Uferhallen, adorn the towering walls. The French word “par” (“by”) as in “par excellence” inspired this establishment’s name, and if its first two weeks of service is anything to go by, we’re looking forward to watching it grow — with dinner service, workshops, and a whole lot more to come. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Pamina Aichhorn)
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