Xantener Eck – Traditional German kitchen

Actually we wanted to go to the “Restaurant Bass“, but there everything was booked out. So we walked down the Xantener Strasse to the Brandenburgische. At this corner is the Xantener Eck for over 100 years. Friends once talked about it quite positively. From the outside it looks like a bad tourist trap. Inside it looks old and cosy. Old style German.
You can also go there with your parents-in-law 😉
The menu is typically German with Austrian accents, but they do have also a good steak selelction.

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Corona Rules for Berlin for November 2020

Eighth Ordinance amending the SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance


  • Article 1 – Amending the SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance
  • Part 1 – Basic Obligations, Protection and Hygiene Regulations
  • Part 2 – Maximum Number of Persons and Bans
  • Part 3 – Quarantine Measures
  • Part 4 – Final Provisions
  • Article 2 – Entry into Force
Only take-away will be allowed!
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Danish weeks on the 6th floor of the KaDeWe

Danish gastronomy producers present around 100 delicacies from 7th to 19th September

A.C. Perchs, Borngros, Bornholmerhampen, Bottles by Malund, Cervera, Danish Speciality Foods, Empirical Spirits, FANGST, Gin Heroes, Karamel Kompagniet, Kjærstrup, Snaps Bornholm, Stauning Whisky, Summerbird, Syltet, VI.ER Akvavit, Økoladen und Østerlandsk 1889 Copenhagen in the 6th in KaDeWe

Fancy some culinary delights from the north? On the occasion of the German-Danish Year of Friendship, visitors to the KaDeWe in Berlin (and the Alsterhaus in Hamburg too) can feast on culinary delights all over Denmark from 7 to 19 September. On the food floors of the two department shops, 18 Danish gastro producers will be presenting samples of around 100 different products – from tea, liquorice, marzipan and chocolate to crackers, fish, mustard and sauces, gin, aquavit and other schnaps specialities. The Danish Weeks in KaDeWe and Alsterhaus are organised by the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin, the Danish Association of Agriculture and Food (Landbrug & Fødevarer) and Denmark’s official tourist board VisitDenmark.

In 2020, Denmark and Germany are officially celebrating their year of friendship with many joint activities – culinary delights are a must, of course, as there is much that unites the countries, but also many specialities of their own. The list of Danish producers who will be presenting themselves in September on the 6th of KaDeWe is long, but still only a small selection of what the neighbouring country has to offer: A.C. Perchs, Borngros, Bornholmerhampen, Bottles by Malund, Cervera, Danish Speciality Foods, Empirical Spirits, FANGST, Gin Heroes, Karamel Kompagniet, Kjærstrup, Snaps Bornholm, Stauning Whisky, Summerbird, Syltet, VI.ER Akvavit, Økoladen and Østerlandsk 1889 Copenhagen. A highlight for all Berliners is also the visit of Enie van de Meiklokjes in the KaDeWe on 10 September. Between 13:00-15:30, the passionate baker and presenter will enjoy Danish products together with all those interested in culinary delights and will talk about her love for the neighbour country in the north.

The 6th floor of the KaDeWe is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00, on Fridays until 21:00.

More information about the Danish Weeks is available at www.daenischessen.com/journal/food-lifestyle/daenische-wochen

Restaurant review “Il Calice”, Walther-Benjamin-Platz

Mathias Brandweiner, the restaurant manager and sommelier of Pots recommended Il Calice to us. And right he is!

Il Calice, Vorspeisenplatte

Il Calice is located at Walther-Benjamin-Platz. This is the large square behind the Kudamm between Wielandstrasse and Leibnizstrasse. The square looks like it was built by the Nazis, but the houses are not 20 years old and were designed by Hans Kollhoff.In one corner of the square is Il Calice. It is run by the owner Antonio Bragato and the sommelier Nitya Kostka. Bragato’s restaurant has been known for good food for 30 years and is a safe haven for good Italian cuisine alongside the Francucci.
Bragato became very popular with Berlin’s gastronomy and its guests, as he overturned the Corona curfew by court order. This is very handy when top lawyers eat at your place.
Eating outside under large sunshades is very enjoyable. The service is affectionate, professional and pleasant.

We started with the appetizer plate for 2 persons. The plate is very large and we were full, although the three of us shared the plate.
And we had ordered pasta.
The appetizer plate is called SUPERDEGUSTAZIONE and costs 46 €uro /for two. It is worth the price. It includes

Afterwards we had Spaghetti al Alice (16 €) and CULURGIONES (Sardinian ravioli 21 €). Both were new and tasty dishes for us.

Il Calice, Sardische Ravioli

We had a nice evening, with 2 glasses of Italian sparkling wine and a good glass of red wine and two bottles of S. Pelligrino for 150 €. We left very happy!

The only criticism was that the kitchen sent very slowly and that there was only this terrible Nestle water. Otherwise we are looking forward to a revisit at Il Calice.

Revisit September 2020

This time we just took the starters as above, Tafelwasser and a glass of their classy dry prosecco. All good. We had a good time and left happy