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Germany Dinner

Bailliage Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany
Berlin, October 20, 2022

KaDeWe is once again a member establishment
" a beautiful reintroduction of this noble establishment into our Confrérie "

For this dinner in what is probably the most famous department store in Germany, KaDeWe [Ed. an abbreviation of Kaufhaus des Westens], you had to make your way up to the 6th floor, also known as the gourmet floor, to get to the “Fischkutter” Restaurant.

Thanks to our confrère Hagen Hoppenstedt, Vice-Echanson Honoraire of the Bailliage of Hamburg who has been based in Berlin for many years, KaDeWe once again became a member establishment of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

After a Champagne Pommery Brut Royal reception and the welcoming words of Bailli Franz Hauk and host Hagen Hoppenstedt, the impressive dinner began. Thus commenced a beautiful reintroduction of this noble establishment into our Confrérie.

We were honoured and delighted with the presence of Bailli Délégué Klaus Tritschler, who is a Member of the Conseils d’Administration and Magistral, with Barbara Tritschler who is a Pair de la Chaîne, as well as Échanson Natalie Lumpp, who is a Member of the Conseil Magistral.

The team under Executive Chef Jan Bäring was able to impressively show that they "not only know fish", but also master the keyboard of "meaty" cuisine. Nevertheless, despite the restaurant's name "Fischkutter" it only contained one fish course.

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Amuse-bouche trio
Chorizo madeleines
Tête de veau, gribiche sauce
Pumpkin dumpling with chestnut and truffle
Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett
Mosel Valley

Foie gras terrine
pigeon, fennel sprouts, grapes

Wild caught turbot
black cabbage, boudin noir (blood sausage)
champagne velouté
2018 Chablis
Domaine Daniel Étienne, Burgundy

Loin of venison
quince, soubise sauce, autumn trumpet mushroom
fresh spruce sprouts jus
Côtes de Castillon
Comte d'Aiguilhe, Bordeaux

French toast
preserved plum, crème anglaise
salted caramel ice cream
Muscat Beaumes de Venise
Pierre Amadieu, Rhône Valley

The 70 Chaîne members and guests present were clearly extremely satisfied with the excellent kitchen performance, the very hard-working service and the extraordinary ambience.

After the congratulatory speech by Bailli Franz Hauk and the presentation of a certificate to the large team, a chic commemorative plaque was presented to Hagen Hoppenstedt.

Joachim Kretschmar
Vice-Chargé de Presse

Photos: Vice-Chargé de Presse Joachim Kretschmar; Officier Peter Radusch; Vice-Chargé de Missions Maurizio Di Stasio; Bailli Honoraire Mark Kretschmer

PS. Unfortunately, at short notice the number of participants at this dinner had to be reduced to 70 due to structural measures, but thanks to our Confrère Michael Frenzel, Director of the Hotel Palace Berlin, just 400 metres away from KaDeWe, 16 members and guests who could no longer be accommodated at the Fischkutter Restaurant found that they could enjoy a wonderful six-course alternative menu” in the hotels Restaurant “beef 45” that in no way was a lesser occasion in comparison.

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) / Restaurant “Fischkutter”
Tauentzienstraße 21-24
10789 Berlin (Schöneberg)
Phone: +49 (0)30 21 21 0
Website: www.kadewe.de

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