Skykitchen – Above the Clouds of Berlin
It’s been a while since we’ve sat in the far east of the city, on the border between Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg, in Skykitchen on the twelfth floor of Andel’s Hotel Berlin. But we’ve finally made it and are once again overwhelmed by the incredible view.
The ambience: dark tones, cushioned chairs, a touch of "Mad Man", a touch of elegant living room. Host Barbara Merll, who’s also managed Hotel Adlon and was named "Berlin Host 2015" last year, takes care of us with experience and charm.
Head chef Alexander Koppe, whose Michelin star was just reaccredited, and his team are waiting in the kitchen for our order. We’re sent a warm greeting by way of cream of corn soup and a stunning rabbit confit over Asian ratatouille, a pair of lovely surprises.
Our attention is drawn again to the unbeatable view in nearly every direction. The city at our feet has become an endless sea of lights over an inky floor and we can’t get enough of it.
But that’s not a problem, thank god! We need our appetite for Alexander Koppe’s brilliant creations. Not a single course doesn’t leave us more than satisfied. Not a single bite doesn’t fill us with culinary joy. Creative, precise, and true. We’re smitten.
"This place is something else," my companion gushes, “It doesn’t even feel like we’re in Berlin.” And even though we’re already intoxicated from the view, we’ve decided to give the Skybar directly above us a visit sometime.
A short summary on our way to the 14th floor lift says it all: Skykitchen’s menu has gotten even better. With its felicitous interior and easily the broadest view of the city, it’s truly a remarkable place!