reinstoff, Berlin, 5/14/15

.Reinstoff entranceAnother building that looked industrial but contained a very elegantly appointed dining room. They offer 2 tasting menus – nearby and faraway – with the former supposedly highlighting local products and the latter involving some suppliers not quite so close. We chose the faraway but in hind sight have wondered if the chef favored and we should have ordered the nearby. No one from the kitchen ever made an appearance. Some service issues plagued us here with extremely long wait times between courses and many of the courses were difficult to eat with the utensils provided and/or plating.

Everyone starts with a series of appetizers that were okay, the onion tartlet being the favorite. Following this was a special gift from the kitchen the herring sandwich which was an interesting mix of flavors with a nice sweet pickle and rye bread. The Herbal Meadow was one of the hard to eat plates as it was soupy yet served on a flat plate. The sunchoke here was the dominant flavor but overall not a killer. The mushroom dish was very good and richly flavored. The artichoke dish in beer was different but not unpleasant. Mostly it seemed to have too many components with something pickled being the dominant taste. Really good were the sweetbreads with peas and the quail garnished with crispy chicken skin. The cheese course had different toppings on 4 combos which left a weird taste in my mouth. Again the pastry chef wanted to include vegetables in the desserts – don’t know if I’m sold on this yet. The asparagus was almost raw but the caramel was yummy.

Table set up
Table set up
Room decoration
Room decoration
sparkler for cocktail
sparkler for cocktail
back detail
back detail
evening's special cocktail
evening’s special cocktail
Venison sausage with ketchup cream
Venison sausage with ketchup cream
Onion tartlet
Onion tartlet
Chioggia beet and Mochi
Chioggia beet and Mochi
menu
menu
white wine
white wine
brown trout jerkey with lemon cream
brown trout jerkey with lemon cream
bread and butter
bread and butter
Herbal meadow: Vichyssoise, frozen sour cream, snails and caviar
Herbal meadow: Vichyssoise, frozen sour cream, snails and caviar
Herring sandwich
Herring sandwich
red wine
red wine
Black morel in stock, mushroom noodle and fermented shallots
Black morel in stock, mushroom noodle and fermented shallots
art in restaurant
art in restaurant
another art
another art
Baltic whitefish in rice paper with avacado
Baltic whitefish in rice paper with avacado
Fried veal sweetbreads, peas, young lettuce, apple and liquorice
Fried veal sweetbreads, peas, young lettuce, apple and liquorice
Artichokes, hop sprouts and baby artichokes in beer
Artichokes, hop sprouts and baby artichokes in beer
Quail leg, mirepoix and gravy
Quail leg, mirepoix and gravy
Quail breast with vegetables in red wine and Mangalitza pork ham
Quail breast with vegetables in red wine and Mangalitza pork ham
Refresher: Medlar sorbet, fir shoots and orange wine
Refresher: Medlar sorbet, fir shoots and orange wine
Goat's cheese from fresh to mature with roasted celeriac and pickled strawberries
Goat’s cheese from fresh to mature with roasted celeriac and pickled strawberries
asparagus and coffee: asparagus and mocca caramel
asparagus and coffee: asparagus and mocca caramel
tiramisu, Andraschko coffee and ice cream
tiramisu, Andraschko coffee and ice cream
Tofu, rhubarb and white chocolate
Tofu, rhubarb and white chocolate
Turkish marshmallow
Turkish marshmallow
Horseradish refreshment sticks
Horseradish refreshment sticks
Tiger nut praline
Tiger nut praline
Petits Fours as served
Petits Fours as served
Frankie liked the tissue box in the bathroom
Frankie liked the tissue box in the bathroom

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