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TAUBE TIFFIN: FOUR TIERS OF CREATIVE CUISINE DELIVERED TO WORK OR HOME

TAUBE TIFFIN: FOUR TIERS OF CREATIVE CUISINE DELIVERED TO WORK OR HOME


Every day in Mumbai thousands of men jump on their bikes to deliver piping-hot, home-cooked lunches to the city’s busy office workers. These dabbawalas and their stainless steel tiffin lunch boxes are the inspiration for a delivery service a bit closer to home: Taube Tiffin, the new office lunch from Taube Grau. Starting Monday (03.08.2020) one of our favorite Neukölln catering crews are delivering delicious lunches, with each portion served in a handy four-tier tiffin bringing a birthday-style buzz when you first unclip it. The present waiting inside is a weekly menu featuring Taube’s trademark bold yet balanced cuisine. In our tiffins this week were multicolored vegan dumplings in a rich curry sauce and smoky-sweet cauliflower with tamarind, caramel and labneh. In sum: our best team lunch ever. If you want to get a taste of what’s to come, you can join Taube Grau for a special pop-up launch this Sunday (02.08.) where you can enjoy a tiffin dinner whilst floating along the Spree in a canoe or boat. It’s what summer is meant for. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Lisa-Maria Keck, Ramona Razaghmanesh & Reederei Berliner Welle)

You can order Taube Tiffin for groups of ten or more by emailing two days in advance with your requirements. The service includes delivery and collection of the tiffins within Berlin. The latest menus can be viewed on Instagram.

Pop-up dinner at Rummelsburger Bucht, Sun 02.08 from 16h
@taubegrau

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LIMBO — THE POP-UP DINNER WHERE EXPERIMENTAL CUISINE MEETS ART

LIMBO — THE POP-UP DINNER WHERE EXPERIMENTAL CUISINE MEETS ART

Locally-sourced experimental cuisine served on dishes that are themselves pieces of art – that’s what awaits you at Limbo, the pop-up dinner developed by artist and Agora Collective co-founder Caique Tizzi. Held at the Eoin Moylan Studio on an industrial site in Tempelhof, this series is a chance to eat dinner in an artists’ space where food and creativity exist side by side. Amidst high ceilings and charming furniture, you are served an opulent five-course menu accompanied by excellent wines like the delicious Rossanel natural rosé from Italy. Every time Caique serves one of his contemporary-yet-classic dishes, he shares the story behind it. Like the farofa served with pork, black beans, chipotle salsa and orange, which – we learn – comes from Brazil and incorporates cassava flour. Other bold food moves include watermelon with kimchi and cucumber served, like most of the dishes, on ceramics by Berlin artist Jonas Wendelin. It’s this blending of cutting-edge flavor, art and design that makes Limbo really something special. (Text: Ramona Razaghmanesh / Photos: Gabrielė Mišeikytė)

Limbo dinner at Eoin Moylan Studio, Teilestr.11–16. Door 0, 12099 Berlin–Tempelhof; map
Next dates: Fri 31.7 & Sat 01.08, start 19h
You can book online or by email
@caiquetizzi

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ESTELLE DINING: MEDITERRANEAN SMALL PLATES AND PIZZA FOR MIX-AND-MATCH DINNERS

ESTELLE DINING: MEDITERRANEAN SMALL PLATES AND PIZZA FOR MIX-AND-MATCH DINNERS

Named after co-founder Jared Bassoff’s grandma, restaurant Estelle Dining opened in early 2020 with the former The Store chef teaming up with his wife Rebecca. Walk in and you are greeted by ceiling-high shelves holding an interesting selection of biodynamic wines, below which stand terrazzo tables and peach-colored cushions which complement the wood, concrete and brass of the interior design. The menu is as well thought out as the surroundings, with dishes like the whipped ricotta served with focaccia, prawns, anchovies and Caesar salad with raw vegetables served in white bean purée. The plates tend to be smaller, making them perfect for group sharing sessions, though if you want a dish for yourself, the pizzas – authentically baked in the 450 degree oven – are a solid choice, creatively topped with the likes of charred onions and roasted garlic cream with lovage. The desserts don’t disappoint either, with a milk ice cream with Dulce de Leche, pretzel and peanut as well as the Bounty-like coconut sorbet. Jared, your grandma would be proud! (Text: Eva Biringer / Photos: The Dude for Food)

Estelle Dining, Kopenhagener Str.12A, 10437 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Wed–Thu 16–22h, Fri–Sun 13–22h
@estelle_dining

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TUPAC: A CREATIVE TAKE ON LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE IN THE BERGMANNKIEZ

TUPAC: A CREATIVE TAKE ON LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE IN THE BERGMANNKIEZ

Want to see what Latin American cuisine offers beyond classic tacos and ceviche? Then Tupac is the right place for you. Founders, friends David Pollack-Destiny and Ariel Peralta, show how courage and creativity can be used to create something original from seemingly simple ingredients. Chef Ariel reinterprets the classics by going beyond convention, but this restaurant isn’t just about creative freedom in cooking; much emphasis is placed on the sourcing, quality and seasonality of ingredients. This care and creativity is fully realized in dishes like the spicy pimiento peppers with aromatic shiitake mushroom filling and the fresh asparagus coated in delicate melted manchego cheese and homemade guava marmalade. Spectacular cocktails are the perfect pairing for the dishes, and dessert is no less memorable: a homemade sweet potato doughnut with peanut praline and chipotle chili for a tasty interplay of sweet and spicy flavors. This is Latin American food like you’ve never had it. (Text: Lisa Staub / Photos: Savannah van der Niet)

Tupac, Hagelberger Str.9, 10965 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Tue–Sat 18–23h
@tupacberlin

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KINK BAR & RESTAURANT: WORLDLY FLAVORS SERVED WITH EASYGOING ELEGANCE

KINK BAR & RESTAURANT: WORLDLY FLAVORS SERVED WITH EASYGOING ELEGANCE

Most restaurants have now reopened just in time for summer, but few will beat the experience at Kink Bar & Restaurant, a culinary joy that opened in June 2020 in the peaceful, tree-lined grounds of Pfefferberg, a former brewery in Prenzlauer Berg. Sat there it’s hard to believe you are in the middle of the city, but when the menus arrive and you get your first taste of Kink’s surprising blend of worldly spices and ingredients – with a beautiful glass of wine on the side – you know you’re in Berlin. Chef Ivano Pirolo has Michelin star experience, and it shows in his dishes: elegantly arranged Beelitzer asparagus with miso, guinea fowl with a rosemary jus, and a wild garlic risotto – all served in tapas size and price. While the outdoor seating area enchants, the two-level interior created by owners Oliver Mansaray and Daniel Scheppan is a moody, cozy place to dine and drink, with upcycled materials and contemporary artworks revealing the pair’s great attention to detail. Inside or out, dinner at Kink is a sensory and cultural delight. (Text: Rei Matsuoka / Photos: Lee Edward für Kink Bar & Restaurant)

Kink Bar & Restaurant, Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg; map
Reservations can be made online.
Tue–Sat from 18h
@kink.bar.restaurant

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