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Le Faubourg – Sofitel’s Brasserie in Charlottenburg

Saturday, March 19, 2016
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Le Faubourg is a fine brasserie, perfect for date night. From the start, it couldn’t be classier. Coats are taken and a beautiful server, divinely dressed all in black, takes us to our table. My companion takes his place on the red chair, I on the gold-beige bench against the wall. Then a “roleplay” begins, which will continue throughout the evening.

The champagne trolley rolls in next. Four fine wines rest in the champagne bucket. Sommelier Marcel Saavedra, who moved here from the first floor’s Michelin star restaurant, has been responsible for the lordly vintages since the start of February. He’s already expanded the wine card and glassy wine fridge from a selection of 40 to around 250.

The kitchen’s plan hasn’t changed over the past years: innovative appetisers to share and five punchy headliners, each with both a classic and "nouveau" interpretation. Robert Skala, restaurant manager and head of service team, continues to impress with his knowledge of wines. Whether you order à la carte or from the menu with a paired wine or even juice accompaniment, it is ultimately the guest’s decision that counts.

Head chef Felix Mielke changes the French-German menu every two to three months and has fun playing around with it. In the beef ribs appetiser with smoked paprika, herbs, parmesan, and onions, the ribs disintegrate like pulled pork. Parmesan seems to be something of a favourite; the hard Italian cheese is a key part of two appetisers: the kohlrabi with tarragon and mushrooms, as well as the frothy parmesan balls, in which the tarragon-mayonnaise is a real palate kicker alongside kohlrabi and amaranth.

The quail comes as a traditional wine roulade with mushrooms, spinach, bacon, and tortellini. The perch, crisp and crumbly and overcast with fruity notes, comes with carrot variations, tender wheat, asparagus, grapes, hazelnuts, and yogurt. Fresh and modern. It sounds like a lot- and it is- nevertheless a lovely, tasteful dish. The sweet and salty popcorn dessert is followed by three more trolleys: one with cheese, one with petit fours, and the concluding digestive, with it the realisation of how satisfying the suburbs can be.

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

Le Faubourg
Augsburger Straße 41
10789

Email.
Phone. +49 30 800 999 7000

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

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

Le Faubourg
Augsburger Straße 41
10789

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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