Brasserie Le Faubourg – A Taste Of Paris In The Heart Of Berlin’s Kudamm

The Brasserie Le Faubourg might be west Berlin’s brightest star in French cuisine. Tucked away on the ground floor of the Hotel Concorde Berlin, this well designed brasserie offers a modern twist on traditional french dishes.

From the moment I walked into Le Faubourg I knew this was going to be a memorable gastronomic experience. As I glanced at the menu I recognized familiar french staples with fresh interpretations. With some sound advice from Alexander, the restaurant manager, we decided on a menu for the evening. The foodie in me was excited, I was about to sample some of the restaurant’s most impressive dishes.

The evening began with a pre-dinner aperitif and a complimentary sample from the kitchen

I had the flambe prawns as my first course. The server skillfully seasoned the prawns with salt and pepper and ignited them for a dramatic effect. It was an impressive table-side presentation, I was blown away and this was only my first course. The appetizer was not only visually stunning but it tasted great.

Flambe prawns. Stunning presentation

Plated prawns with asparagus salad, lettuce mousse, and morel

Le Faubourg’s chef, Steffen Sinzinger, exhibits  innovation by infusing french dishes with fresh regional market discoveries. My whole roasted sole entree was cooked to delicate perfection and served with lemon mashed potatoes and garnished with red and yellow beets. The secret to Le Faubourg’s delectable success is the use of fresh organic ingredients. Over 40% of the ingredients used at this french brasserie are sourced from local and regional suppliers. Steffen and his team ensure quality by hand selecting many of the products from markets and farms in the area.

Whole roasted sole, deboned table-side

Roasted sole served with fresh vegatables

The only thing more impressive than the food of Le Faubourg is the level of service. The wait staff not only presented the food with style but were helpful in suggesting wine pairings and answering general questions about the food. Steffen’s modern interpretations and the level of service bring an excitement to Le Faubourg not usually found in hotel restaurants. This french brasserie successfully distinguishes itself from the other eateries along the KuDamm, it’s sure to become a staple for tourist and locals alike.

 

If you want to discover the culinary delights first hand be sure to visit Brasserie Le Faubourg.


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