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Katz Orange-Berlin

Hypnotic23 Oct 18, 2012 08:47 AM

I'm here in Berlin right now, last night we dined at Katz Orange and fell in love with this spot.

First off thank you LinguaFood for the suggestion.

At first we couldn't find it then saw this amazing old cathedral converted into a restaurant where this spot sits.

The food was splendid, great atmosphere and precisely what we've been looking for all these years.

The Duroc Pork was cooked to fall apart with a fork and the fries in goose fat were delicous.

Some of the best scallops I've ever had in my life too as well as fascinating drink creations.

Tonight is Renger Patz and tomorrow Jolesh.

More later,

Stuart

  1. linguafood Oct 19, 2012 03:11 PM

    Hey, so glad you enjoyed it! The restaurant is a bit hard to find, what with being tucked away in a courtyard of a former brewery (not cathedral, btw.... well, I suppose a church of beer :-)).

    The pork is to die for, as are the fries, and the service is incredibly friendly.

    Share your RP & Jolesch experiences if you feel so inclined!

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    1. re: linguafood
      Hypnotic23 Oct 20, 2012 01:54 PM

      Renger Patz was good just nothing worth returning for. I chose the wild boar with dumplings which was an o.k. meal. My friends had the fish. The food was good just nothing to rave about as others have.

      1. re: Hypnotic23
        linguafood Oct 20, 2012 02:06 PM

        Interesting. I find that the food at RP never disappoints, and often is better than I would imagine it to be (if that makes any sense).

        No, outrageously creative it is not. But a reliable address for very well executed regional & seasonal food at incredibly moderate prices.

        Looking forward to hearing about Jolesch. Their dumplings are incredible, and I generally dislike bread dumplings.

        1. re: linguafood
          Hypnotic23 Oct 22, 2012 08:57 PM

          Next year I'll have to have you suggest spots like Katz Orange. We like fun atmosphere, good vibes & energy along with good food & nice portions. Everyone has different taste just I wasn't after fine dining suggestions where the food looks like art and small portions, hope this makes sense. We were so excited for Jolesch just our evening ran late and we arrived at 10-11pm and they were already closing. My final meal was in Hamburg at NIL which was an upscale suggestion from this board. Again, a couples more romantic type of spot and it was just myself and my boss. He had a vegetarian fennel creation which he loved. I started with the Borsch soup with boiled beef. Then for my meal had an amazing Pork chop that came with pumpkin bread dumplings.

          1. re: Hypnotic23
            linguafood Oct 23, 2012 07:48 AM

            Sounds like you enjoyed NIL, which I believe was another recommendation of mine.

            Glad to hear you had a good time both in Berlin & Hamburg.

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              tilijaus Feb 16, 2013 03:55 PM

              Just had dinner at Katz Orange and it was amazing. Thanks for the recommendation Lingua!

              1. re: tilijaus
                linguafood Feb 17, 2013 12:14 PM

                Whoot! Did you have the awesome pork??

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                  tilijaus Feb 17, 2013 03:12 PM

                  We got there around 11pm and it was on their reduced late night menu. Also had the goose fat fries. Both were absolutely delicious!

                  Also, going to try to go to Les Valseuses and Renger Patzsch based on your recommendations.

                  We're here until Friday - any other suggestions would be great! Thanks for you fantastic advice so far

                  1. re: tilijaus
                    linguafood Feb 17, 2013 03:50 PM

                    Any particular cuisine you're hankering for? Or 'hoods you are interested/located in? You could check out my Best of Berlin trilogy on my (currently rather dormant) blog for some inspiration-- it's on my profile page.

                    But feel free to ask any follow-up questions here!

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