Hotel Concorde Berlin

©Vincent Mosch

It’s Monday, the start of a new week and a new month, and we’ve got three fantastic “Fresh & French” topics to see you through to the weekend:

Hotel

– Way back in June at the Fresh & French blog launch party, I was rather taken with the flowers dotted around the place; pretty fuchsias and lilacs, pinks and peaches. This week I paid a visit to our neighbours at Florale Welten, the friendly florists behind the flowers.

Wine and Taste

– As September makes way for October, I take a look at what the Brasserie Le Faubourg will be serving up for this month’s Collection Culinaire. As always, guests can expect mouthwatering French dishes prepared with fresh, local produce. October tastes like tuna and monkfish cheeks with bouillabaisse; beef consommé with lamb cannelloni and broad beans; jellied rooibos, sour cream and scones. In short, October tastes great!

Lifestyle 

– Berlin’s Kreuzberg district is famously known as “Little Istanbul”, but you have to look a little harder to find the city’s Chinatown. This week, I will be going where no blogger has gone before; down the Kantstraße in Charlottenburg in search of packets of dried squid, seaweed sheets and paper lanterns.