Gourmet Kitchen Party, Saturday 12th February 2005 - SOLD OUT!!!
This event is now sold out, but you can email me to join the waiting list, if you wish, just in case someone drops out or more places become available from the Schlosshotel.
This is an advance notification of what we are planning to do in February 2005, just to stop people complaining about being left out for the best events in Berlin. I am sending this out really, really early because this event is likely to get sold out very quickly, like the Vitrum in the Ritz Carlton.
But, firstly, I must say that we have some good news and a little bit of bad news. The very good news is that the premier gourmet dining event in Berlin is back, and back with a vengeance! This time, we will having 4 of the best cooks in Europe doing their stuff for us at a Gourmet Kitchen Party at the Schlosshotel in Grunewald, Brahmsstrasse 10, 14193 Berlin. For those of you not familiar with these Kitchen Parties, well, it basically involves the cooks doing their stuff in the spacious kitchens and you just wander around the place helping yourself to as many repeat courses of their wonderful dishes as you want. Also, all the red and white wines and mineral water are included, and again, as much as you can drink. So, all in all, you should book a wheelchair for after the dinner because you will probably need it!
For your information, the cooks involved this year are Lea Linster (the top cook in Luxembourg who has won the highest possible award for cooking, the Bocuse d'Or), Johannes King (a 2-star Michelin cook), Albi von Felten (the award-winning top cook from Switzerland) and Jorg Behrend (the resident cook at the Schlosshotel). We had a absolutely wonderful time last year and you can see what the place looks like and what we (or some of us) did on this site: www.berlindinnerclub.com/gallery/jan04. In terms of a culinary experience, this is about as good as it gets!
And now the bad news. Due to the stunning success last year, and the fact that everyone ate and drank so much that the hotel probably made a loss, the places for this event have gone up in price to 155 EUR per person. But bear in mind that a dinner in a place like Facil is around 125 EUR per person, excluding the wines, and you can see that the price is not really that excessive, as you can have as many dishes and as much wine as you want. And that's the only bit of bad news! Oh, apart from the fact that dress is formal, so you guys will need to wear a suit. The ladies can wear anything they like, as usual.
If it was as popular as it was last year, the place will be heaving again, so if you want to come along, let me know NOW and I'll get as many places as necessary, probably limited to around 8-10 persons. Oh, and if you do book a place, and if I don't know you, then you will have to send me the money in advance as I have to pay in advance. If we get a large group turning up, then I may also be able to arrange a discount, but I cannot promise this.
This is a great annual Berlin event, guaranteed to lighten up a dark February night, so please do all you can to turn up, especially if you like top-class food in a wonderful atmosphere! The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org as usual. The date, again, is Saturday, 12th February 2005, so you will have Sunday to recover afterwards. And if you decide not to come, well, don't blame me later for missing probably the top culinary evening in Berlin!
How it went on the night...
If one can believe it, there was even MORE food than last year, a staggering choice of 14 courses, ranging from some incredible cream lobster in a glass to salmon slow baked in olive oil to wild deer and even a pate made from calves' heads. I couldn't even get to the cheese course, as I was so STUFFED! The wine was also definitely better than last year's event and we had a lot of it. And I mean, a LOT. Everyone had a good time although I think the extended variety of food meant that most of us ate too quickly and too much so we were mostly mellow and groaning mildly by around 22:00. Some of us struggled on as some of the chefs switched dishes around that time as well, so a few of use bravely marched around for second and third helpings (and in some cases, fourth helpings). I don't think that anyone can complain about the wonderful dishes served all night and they even gave us a little pot of duck's liver as we left, not forgetting the really practical apron. All in all, the best dinner club night of the year so far!
Nest of cooks Kitchen Christine Chris & Anna Greg Isabella & Jessie Chilling out Band Ana, Chris & Jes Sylvie & Andreas Andreas&Isabella Nice girls Cool lights Bye!