Today, for the first time ever, Eater heads to Berlin, Germany for a look at the nine restaurants and bars that have opened in the last year and are garnering some serious buzz and acclaim. This time around, ElizabethOnFood.com blogger, world traveler, and restaurant reviewer Elizabeth Auerbach — who also writes the Eater London heatmap — has shared her picks for the hottest drinking and dining Berlin currently has to offer.
Among the picks are two restaurants from Berlin's two-Michelin-starred chef Tim Raue (La Soupe Populaire, Sra Bua), as well as a contemporary French restaurant from the legendary Pierre Gagnaire (Les Solistes). Israeli chef Gal Ben Mosche, whose resume includes stints at Alinea and Hibiscus, has also opened a modern restaurant that offers a table-plated dessert much like that at Alinea (Glass). Rounding out the pedigreed chefs landing in Berlin is the Michelin-starred elBulli alumnus Paco Pérez with an avant garde addition to the city's dining landscape (5-Cinco, which opened in December 2012, but remains so hot that it's an exception to the one-year rule). Here now, the Eater Heatmap to Berlin, a chronicle of the city's restaurants of the moment.Read More