A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Glass, a new restaurant in Charlottenburg from Isreali chef Gal Ben Moshe. The invitation had managed to end up in my spam folder so by the time I found out about the event I was in the middle of one of the craziest work weeks ever, and the evening was exactly the distraction from my computer I needed. I took my dear friend Saleema as my date and I was thrilled to meet Suzy, who writes one of my favorite Berlin blogs, and her lovely friend Marguerite. While I do not pretend to be an expert in the food world, I have worked in my fair share of restaurants, love food and I do certainly know what I like and what I don’t. Gal was so humble and soft spoken and even though it was the hottest day of the year so far and he had a table of press, he was so welcoming and lovely and didn’t seem at all stressed. Our dinner was six courses, each unique and the flavors refined and refreshing. The food itself is inspired by the city of Berlin. The Stadtgarten dish with vegetables, flower petals and “dirt” was inspired by the community gardens at Tempelhof Field, and the preparation of another dish inspired by unique curves in the architecture of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
6 courses are 45€ and 8 courses, 59€, the service (amazing, especially for Berlin standards) and the food felt so much more expensive. The wine list is designed to be served by the glass, so you can pair the wine with each course, and we had a fabulous “wild” carignan, a very small production reserve wine from Israel. The thoughtfulness and care which has been put into opening Glass radiates throughout the restaurant and every dish they serve. While we rarely venture west to Charlottenburg for dinner, I will definitely be back soon with Andreas.
10623 Berlin Charlottenburg