CELL: FINE DINING DELIGHT IN NINE STEPS

CELL: FINE DINING DELIGHT IN NINE STEPS

Oyster, sea buckthorn, spirulina, buckwheat koji. Clams, rutabaga, buckwheat, yuzu. Char, rutabaga, lardo, mustard. The nine courses of young Russian chef Evgeny Vikentev’s “Time Steps” menu (and its vegetarian equivalent, “Roots Religion”) on offer at Cell on Uhlandstraße not only read like poetry; they also present as carefully-composed works of edible art that surprise and delight. The concept is neat: each dish — well-portioned, paced and presented — adopts one element from the preceding one. Vikentev (of Hamlet & Jacks in St. Petersburg) and his international kitchen transcend geographical borders to showcase their culinary creativity and dexterity. A pairing of six wines – chosen by sommeliers Pascal Kunert and Henriette Dreger from the extensive list, which focuses on German and French winemakers, is recommended to accompany the evening. The atmosphere — with its plush, warm-toned textiles and linens — sets a chic but laid-back tone that’s elevated by the impeccable service. Come on a special occasion when you have someone to treat. This is fine dining at its relaxed, playful best. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Anna Dorothea Ker)

Cell, Uhlandstr.172, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg; map
Tue-Sat 18-21.30h

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