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Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer - Fine Dining Berlin

Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer - Fine Dining Berlin

If you want to have a proper dinner when in Berlin an obvious choice is the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer in the history-laden Kempinski Adlon hotel directly next to the Brandenburg Gate. This establishment is lead by the two-Michelin-starred chef Hendrik Otto. Let’s see whether Kings and Emperors would be satisfied still today were they guests of Lorenz Adlon, like they did in his time.

A review of the Adlon hotel will follow.

 

Ambience

It's not photoshopped, this is really the prime location in Berlin

Apéritif

Champagne with blueberry liquor

The Menu

First, the wine menu

…some would start with a whole bottle of Champagne…

The chosen degustation menu HO-Q1

Amuse-bouche

The bread was handed out through the meal and kept warm with hot stones

1st Course - Halibut

2nd Course - Zucchini

3rd Course - Saddle of rabbit

4th Course - Pigeon

Intermezzo - Ice cream

Served in a Krug box…

… ice cream!

5th Course - Dessert: Raspberries and puff pastry

And to finally top if all off: a very nice grappa Eligo dell’Ornellaia from Tuscany.

Wine

We chose a bottle of this Bordeaux for the evening: Les Fiefs de Lagrange, Saint-Julien, 2009 - good and affordable.

Summary

Restaurant Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer
Brand Kempinski
Chef Hendrik Otto
Michelin Two Stars
Gault&Millau 18/20 / 3 Hats
Verdict Well deserved two Michelin stars. All courses were fantastic, flawless service, good recommendations from the sommelier. The living room atmosphere makes you feel like a guest of the old Adlon. Unfortunately the Brandenburg Gate was not visible from our table - I recommend to ask for one of the tables by the window at reservation.
CT Points 96
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