A South American Journey to Sudaka on Friday 11 October 2013
And here we go roaming again, westwards and onwards with a culinary excursion to another continent - this time it's South America to enjoy the finest ceviche, empanada, steaks and other BBQ meats. Several years ago, I had a truly wonderful time in the region, and really really loved the food and wines there - if possible, I would be there now rather than sitting here at work, figuring out rho risk on 30-year local government bonds. And you know, I might just do that next year.
Anyway, in the meantime, you very lucky people in Berlin have the chance to enjoy a smashing dinner at a cool, quirky restaurant called Sudaka run by Portugese TV celebrity chef Chakall (he is actually Argentinean)- and very ably assisted by Josie Franke, a cute German-Brazilian chef who is pretty creative and talented in her own right. All you need to be is non-vegetarian, enjoy meat, like eating meat and appreciate well-cooked meat. Basically, I would like to suggest that this October event is not recommended for vegetarians. The address of Sudaka is Goltzstraße 36, Schöneberg, 10781 Berlin and your can check their very reasonably-priced menu on http://sudaka.de
And that's our sagacious
plan for October and if you like meat, I know you are probably salivating already (like me). So the smart thing to do now is block off Friday, 11 Oct in your diary and send Sylvia an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 8 October - so please don't be late and regretful later.
Chris (on behalf of Sylvia)
How it went on the night...
To put it simply, the dinner went very well. This is a very pleasant, somewhat funky restaurant, run with a lot of passion by a South American cook who is realising hius dream of running his own place. The restaurant was fully booked when we arrived and it isn't hard to understand why later. The food is simply delicious. One of our party, Patrick, had lived in Argentina and he ordered some great starters - we had a basket of empanadas, some Argentinian chorizo with a herby sauce and a funny cheese cooked in a clay pot, practically swimming in an oily sauce. The last item sounds weird but ut actually tasted pretty good! For our mains, we had different kinds of steaks - and they were definitely worth coming here for. The meat was perfectly cooked and mine came with kimichurri sauce - some Argentinian herbs which looked like a sort of pesto but with a wholly different taste. Also the desserts were pretty yummy. As we were so good and well-behaved, we even got a thank you from the kitchen to end the dinner - a proper pisco sour. What a great restaurant!