OK, so it has been a while… but now Mr Goldman has finally moved out of Mitte, what does he do? He heads back to his old hood for a bit of a nostalgic meal at the wonderful Honigmond:
NoTo – North of Torstraße… sounds quite cool, quite hip, but one of the highlights of the neighbourhood is something a little more established. The Honigmond coffee house restaurant is attached to the hotel of the same name, and inside you will find all the dark wood that you would imagine in an establishment of this nature, so for a lighter approach head down when the weather is fine and grab a seat outside.
My lady and I had started the evening with a couple of beers in the Prater Garten – so it was clear we were in the mood for German cuisine – and once we had made our way down to Honigmond it was clear that at this time of the year we had to try some of the asparagus. Here in Berlin they go crazy for the stuff, which is no surprise as it is grown in the sandy soil just out of town, and so we shared a bowl of asparagus soup to get us started.
For my main I had Taffelspitz (boiled meat with a horseradish sauce) served with bouillon vegetables. My girl hadn’t quite had her fill of asparagus ordered some more up, served with schnitzel and boiled potatoes. All I can say about this place is that every time I visit it feels as if the portions are getting bigger and the service even friendlier… the food was amazing and it was one of those eating out experiences that I did not want to end as every element – the food, the setting, the company – was perfect.
We followed up our meal with some cake, espresso and scotch to round things off, and being so contented we knew that there was nothing we could do that evening to top the experience so we headed home. This really is a gem, hidden in the back streets of Mitte. It is one of my old-new favourites. Check it out.