Rodeo Dinner, 15 November 2008
For this month, we will do some dining and dancing in one of the really cool places in Berlin. Getting there is a bit of a challenge though, as you have to go through hidden alleys and climb up some wooden stairs and stuff, but we will give you the full instructions IF you get on the dinner list.
Anyway, the place is called Rodeo, on Altes Postfuhramt, Auguststrasse 5a, 10117 Berlin, so it's quite central - just not easy to find. The food is "international" and it's usually better to order one of their menus. And after dinner, well, just get on your dancing shoes and warm up a wintery night by bopping those calories away. If you need more info (or don't trust me), have a look at their website: http://www.rodeo-berlin.de/. In fact, I rather you didn't trust me and check out the menu and the pics of the cool restaurant. By the way, if you are hankering for a traditional German Xmas dinner, they will also be serving ganse from 11 Nov 2008 onwards. It kind of depends on what you order but I think the evening will cost around 50 Euro per person if you took their full menu, with wine, including free access to the dancing. At least it should be free if they don't see me first. Oh well.
The date is Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 and please get your emails in to me asap as we didn't book too many places. And the people on the final list will all be notified by Monday, 10 Nov 2008 about where to meet up for drinks before dinner.
See you soon!
How it went on the night...
The Rodeo Club is located at the back of the old "Postfuhramt", and you enter it from a side exit by going through a very dark backyard. There are no signs showing you the way and anyone not familiar with the location will really have a hard time finding it. This happened with Sylvia who showed up half an hour late! (I did warn you all!)
The dining hall (which converts after midnight into a dancing club) serves modern cuisine in an very old, elegant dome hall. The room is simply quite amazing and stunning. The ceiling is very high up and has pictures of horses constantly projected on the walls via a slide projector. The restaurant was fully booked so we had to sit quite tightly together (though Dirk didn't mind being squeezed in between 2 women). The table had nice place settings, elegant white plates, serviettes and white candles and it felt really cosy and comfortable with a charming warm atmosphere. Most of us went for a 3-course menu and the main course of game or goose suited the current cold weather. Someone said that she ate the best ever goose in her life (and she's German) although she was allegedly already stuffed after the second course. We also opted for the house wine which was not fantastic but tolerable. Overall, considering of saving of the entrance fee for the dancing club, we really had quite good value for money. As far as I understand from the people attending this event, everyone was happy with the food and the service. After such a face-stuffing dinner, people had to slowly mosey over to the dancing room where we could (sort of) get rid of our calories by dancing underneath some more unusual (almost weird) pictures and statues of horses.