LA CÔTE FOR FRENCH-MED CLASSICS AND INSPIRED COCKTAILS IN SCHILLERKIEZ

LA CÔTE FOR FRENCH-MED CLASSICS AND INSPIRED COCKTAILS IN SCHILLERKIEZ

It can take a while to fine-tune the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant, so it comes as a surprise that La Côte was only opened in February 2020 by Swedish exports Rebecca Gulam and Felix Bergman. Behind the terrazzo-topped bar, Christian Cordes shakes his signature cocktails, whose eclectic components (gin, aquavit, raspberry fudge, lemon and Greek yoghurt) pair well with mediterranean snacks – oysters, katsuobushi tuna-flecked Padrón peppers – for a satisfying aperitif. The kitchen team, led by Basil Gieldon, ex-Industry Standard and Wild Things, equally have their flavor pairings down to an art: silky burrata is tempered with firm peach, basil and crisped hazelnut, succulent snails melt into beurre à la bourguignonne, and pillowy gnocchi sits atop tender broccolini, tempered with wild garlic and parmesan. More modest appetites are accommodated, while drinks come courtesy of Felix’s expansive European-focused wine list. Whether or not you’re a Schillerkiez local, your first visit to La Côte is unlikely to be your last. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos: Daniel Faró)

La Côte, Kienitzer Str.95, 12049 Berlin–Neukölln; map
Wed–Sat 17–23h 
You can book a table online
@lacoteberlin

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