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Eating in Berlin, part 2

19 Dec

Guess what?! This time next week I’ll be on my way to Germany. Sebastian and I debated New Year’s Eve plans, but we both decided it would be fun if I went there this year. I can’t wait to be back in Berlin, a city I fall in love with more and more every time I visit.

As I prepare for the trip, I thought it would be fun to share some of the awesome restaurants we tried on my last visit. Please excuse the lack of photos for some locations.

Melbourne Canteen
Pannierstraße 57, 12047 Berlin – Neukölln
+49 030 62731602

If you’re in the mood for a laid back breakfast, this is the place to go. Sebastian often comes here on the weekends for brunch and newspaper reading. When we went together, I ordered scrambled eggs with avocado and toast and some tomato juice, although I should have opted for the Bloody Mary. Next time.

Ständige Vertretung
Schiffbauerdamm 8, 10117 Berlin – Mitte
+49 030 2823965

Located on the Spree, this is a great spot for a cold beer and some people watching. Sebastian says his Dad loves to come here when he visits Berlin.

Standige Vertretung  | www.the-wild-child.com

Drinks at Standige Vertretung | www.the-wild-child.com

Fratelli La Bionda
Bergmannstraße 31, 10961 Berlin – Kreuzberg
+49 030 63901770

We went here for date night during my visit. It was the perfect place to sit outside, share a bottle of wine and enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine.

Burrata | www.the-wild-child.com

Steak Tartar | www.the-wild-child.com

Pasta

Buchkantine
Dortmunder Strasse 1, 10555 Berlin – Moabit
+49 030 94883728

This bistro is located along the Spree and is actually quite close to Sebastian’s apartment. We went here for a late breakfast one morning. It has a lovely deck that is built around a giant tree. There is also a bookshop inside, but we never checked it out.

Buchkantine in #Berlin | www.the-wild-child.com

German Breakfast | www.the-wild-child.com

Chez Michel
Adalberstraße 83, 10997 Berlin – Kreuzberg
+49 030 20845507

We met our friends Maik and Kristine here for dinner. We sat outside at a tiny table and shared different dishes. It’s a no fuss kind of place – you order at the counter and they bring the food to you. But the food itself is simple and good.

Monsieur Vuong
Alte Schönhauserstraße 46, 10119 Berlin – Mitte
+49 030 99296924

I’ve shared this restaurant before, but I’m doing it again anyway. I love the cozy atmosphere and the amazing Vietnamese food. I know no matter when we visit, we’ll always get a great meal. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Monsieur Vuong  | www.the-wild-child.com

Spring Rolls  | www.the-wild-child.com

The California Breakfast Slam
Innstraße 47, 12045 Berlin- Neukölln
+49 030 6869624

This is one of those restaurants that feels so European yet so American. I can picture walking into a place like this in Portland or Ohio City, but here it is on the streets of Berlin. If you’re looking for fancy decor, this is not the place for you. The food was fantastic though. Order the pancakes and thank me later.

Breakfast Platter  | www.the-wild-child.com

Pancakes | www.the-wild-child.com

Gastón Tapas Bar
Weichselstraße 18, 12045 Berlin – Neukölln
+49 162 8199853

I loved this restaurant – it’s probably my favorite out of all the stops on this list. We ended up here on a Friday night with a group of friends, ordering rounds of beer and sharing tapas. If I ever live in Berlin, you’ll find me here often.

Gaston Restaurant  | www.the-wild-child.com

Markthalle Neun
Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin

There are several market halls like this in Berlin. This one reminds me of the West Side Market in Cleveland except on a smaller scale. You can find anything here from flowers to goat cheese to fresh bread and fish. We went for the meat, specifically Big Stuff Smoked BBQ. I can’t even describe the amazingness, so enjoy the photos below.

Markthalle Neun #Berlin | www.the-wild-child.com

Lemonade | www.the-wild-child.com

BBQ in #Berlin  | www.the-wild-child.com

P.S. In case you missed it, here is Eating in Berlin, part 1.

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The meal I still dream about

17 Mar

Can you think of one meal that you would repeat over and over if you could? I’m not talking about your go to comfort foods (mine is tomato soup and grilled cheese) or your favorite food of all time (I can eat salt and vinegar chips like it’s my job). I’m talking about the most delicious meal you had in your entire life that still makes your mouth water just thinking about it.

For me, it was a dinner I shared with Sebastian at a little restaurant in Paris called Chez Marie Louise. The bf and I both adore Trip Advisor and spend many hours researching before our travels. I wish I had stumbled upon this gem, but it was Sebastian who discovered it.

If you read the reviews, you’ll see that it’s now ranked #37 of restaurants in Paris, and with good reason. The atmosphere is lovely, the prices are reasonable, the service is outstanding and the food is out of this world amazing.

Eggplant at Chez Marie Louise | www.the-wild-child.com

We started our meal with warm eggplant, ricotta cheese and tomato confit. After one bite, I knew our evening was going to be awesome. For the main course, I chose the scallop ravioli with lemon butter and fried zucchini, and Sebastian had veal kidney with beans and orecchiette pasta. Let me just say, I would eat those ravioli for every meal if I could – to die. The kidney tasted like kidney, but I was proud that I tried it – the bf thought it was very tasty.

Scallop Ravioli at Chez Marie Louise | www.the-wild-child.com

Veal Kidney at Chez Marie Louise | www.the-wild-child.com

We finished dinner with a dark chocolate cake with hand-harvested sea salt. You guys, I was in heaven. From the cozy, intimate setting to the chalkboard menu to the wonderful food selections –you really can’t go wrong.

Chocolate Cake at Chez Marie Louise | www.the-wild-child.com

If you ever find yourself in Paris, head to the 10th arrondissement near the Saint Martin canal. The place is small, so I recommend reserving a table before you go. And seriously, you have to go.

Chez Marie Louise
11 rue Marie et Louise – 75010
www.chezmarielouise.com