Nobelhart & Schmutzig
Cuisine: European, German, Regional
Price Range: $$$$
'Brutally local' is the philosophy of Nobelhart & Schmutzig, the new restaurant of star sommelier Billy Wagner who earned his stripes at the Michelin-starred Rutz and other reputable outfits... Read More
'Brutally local' is the philosophy of Nobelhart & Schmutzig, the new restaurant of star sommelier Billy Wagner who earned his stripes at the Michelin-starred Rutz and other reputable outfits before setting out on his own. Without exception all ingredients hail from producers in and around Berlin, while the fish is sourced in the nearby Baltic Sea. So don't expect salmon, avocados or even pepper but do treat your tastebuds to trout with chicory, goat cheese with elderflower or salsify root with hazelnut and currantbush. All ingredients are either fresh and seasonal or naturally preserved by using such traditional methods as pickling, brining and fermenting. There's no a la carte menu. Instead, all guests are served the same 10-course meal private-dinner-party-style right in the kitchen while Billy and his team do their magic. Kind of like one giant chef's table. Food allergies, by the way, can be accommodated.
- German: "Trust Wagner's impeccable nose and taste buds when it comes to picking the right wine to go with whatever meal is being served that night. Oh yes, and do make reservations early; seats are limited."
- Best for German Because: Meals made exclusively with regional ingredients, without compromise, is truly pushing the boundaries of the locavore concept.