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Le Faubourg – French Cuisine in Charlottenburg

Friday, January 16, 2015
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When I entered Le Faubourg on Charlottenburg's Augsburger Straße last night, the ceiling-mounted bronze lamps of the recently remodeled restaurant instantly captured my attention. Very much like art objects, they float above the elegant, dark interior and create a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Different table shapes successfully loosen up the space and we decided to settle in one of the beautifully intimate corner booths.

On occasion of their reopening, head chef Felix Mielke, who has been in charge of the kitchen at Le Faubourg since February 2014, came up with a completely new menu. French cuisine created from regional and seasonal products is what it holds and just by reading through it, you already know you're in for a treat. Appetizers such as “Yellow Tail” with orange fennel, horseradish, herb salad and puffed rice, or the “Duck Liver” served with cherry jelly, pickled squash, frisée and pepper caramel are truly mouth-watering and got us even more curious for the main courses.

Those are to be found under names such as „Venison“, „Beef“, „Turbot“, „Sea Bass“, „Vegetarian“, presented in two ways each, one traditional, one rather modern interpretation. The saddle of venison with pancetta, sweet potato, Brussel sprouts and mushrooms was my choice for the night. My companion, yet another fan of game, went for the venison ragout with bread dumplings, pear, lingonberry and black walnut. Both dishes proved to be excellent choices and very well-combined.

Before the main act however, we were served an equally good selection of appetizers. Beyond the “Yellowtail” and the “Duck Liver”, we also tried the “Wild Shrimp” with carrot purée and chips, curry and mango as well as a “Garden Salad”, recommended by the lovely staff, that came alongside root vegetables, herbs and a fresh truffle vinaigrette, and actually qualified as the best salad I have ever eaten.

Instead of wine pairings, Le Faubourg also offers juice pairings that overwhelmed us to the extent that wine almost became secondary. Especially when it came to “Morellenfeuer”, we unanimously agreed upon this cherry juice, with its subtle sweetness and a slight earthiness to it, being an absolute equivalent to the red wine pairing for our course of game. Despite the excellent choice of wine being a Weingut Schneider “Black Print”.

Here is our 2016 entry on Le Faubourg >>>

Monday till Sunday
11.30-15.00 + 18.00-23.30
Business Lunch
Monday till Friday 11.30-15.00

Le Faubourg
Augsburger Straße 41
10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Email.
Phone. +49 30 800 999 7000

www.sofitel-berlin-kurfuerstendamm.com/en/le-faubourg-restaurant.html

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Monday till Sunday
11.30-15.00 + 18.00-23.30
Business Lunch
Monday till Friday 11.30-15.00

Le Faubourg
Augsburger Straße 41
10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Email.
Phone. +49 30 800 999 7000

www.sofitel-berlin-kurfuerstendamm.com/en/le-faubourg-restaurant.html

price level. € € 

How to get there

Call now

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