Catch Of The Day
For a memorable meal, follow the stars. Hilda Hoy checked out Fischers Fritz, holder of two Michelin stars and undoubtedly one of Berlin’s most luxurious dining spots.
Sometimes, nothing but decadence will do. For a dining experience of unparalleled luxury, head to Fischers Fritz, the Regent Berlin Hotel restaurant that is one of the few Berlin locales to hold two Michelin stars, a title it’s held onto for the past seven years.
The restaurant’s charming name comes from a well- known German tongue twister ( Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische, or “Fritz Fischer fishes for fresh fish”) and not surprisingly for a restaurant named after a fishing rhyme, the finest seafood features prominently on the menu. Start the meal with oysters or roasted scallops and choose from main dishes like roasted Breton lobster or a whole wild sea bass, baked in a thick salt crust to make the flesh extra tender. The French- leaning menu also features indulgent classics like foie gras terrine, frogs’ legs, or veal kidneys with rich Béarnaise sauce. In spite of the formal setting, chef Christian Lohse’s talent lies in adding inventive, surprising touches of flavor to his very classic culinary foundation, with results like a chili- and- coriander- spiked lobster or a dessert creation of candied eggplant scented with acacia blossoms.
The decadence, naturally, extends to the ambience: Seating is arranged throughout a series of grandiose, interconnected rooms, making each table feel private and luxuriously spacious. Pride is taken in the impeccable service, well honed to be friendly but not overly casual, expert and informative but not overbearing. And luxury needn’t always have its price – the three- course lunch menu for € 47 puts decadence within easier reach.
Charlottenstr. 49. T: 030 20336363. www. fischersfritzberlin. com