Once a month we host a very special Berliner Abend at Fabisch, bringing together musical cabaret from the period with a specially created menu of Berlin and German classic dishes. Daniel Malheur is a Salon Tenor from Berlin, who will be bringing his “Monocle Pop” to Fabisch as part of the Berliner Abend… you can get a sense of what to expect on his website.
Head chef Roman Bigalke’s special menu is a journey through time via classic dishes of Berlin cuisine. As an example, here is what Roman has to say about the Havelzander mit Schmorjurken:
“Until the 1950s there was an large stock of pike perch in Berlin’s Havel lake and in the surrounding waterways. The reason for this was the especially fine sand on the river- and lake beds in which lived all kinds of small creatures that the pike perch not only liked to eat, but also gave the fish its unique delicate taste. The Berliners would serve this local delicacy with stewed gherkins and dill potatoes… a dish originally brought to the region by the Huguenots.”
Bar Manager Jared Goldman has also been researching hard, finding the perfect drinks to accompany the music and the meal. Why not try the Pijökel Spiced Long Drink:
“Pijökel means “small thing” in northern German dialect, and in this instance is referring to a “Wurzelholz” founded by a group of students. This piece of wood became legendary and symbolic for this secret brotherhood which included Kuno Grote, a pharmacist who developed a particular herb liquor. He could think of no better name than that of his beloved brotherhood, and so named it Pijökel 55. In 2012 Kuno’s son and a friend decided to revive the liquor and started their own distillery – using for a logo the international sign of pharmacy combined with the herbs that give it such a flavor. We have pared the drink with fresh lemon juice, ginger beer and a dusting of cinnamon.”
The Berliner Abend will take place once a month, with food served from 6pm and Daniel Malheur taking to the stage from 8pm. We would certainly recommend reserving your table if you want to join in the fun… details can be found on the Fabisch website.