Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Girls Getaway to Berlin - The Food

We had one more Berlin food item we wanted to try, so our search began for the perfect Currywurst, which is a fast-food dish of German origin consisting of hot pork sausage (German: Wurst) cut into slices and seasoned with curry sauce (regularly consisting of ketchup or tomato paste blended with curry) and generous amounts of curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup-based sauce seasoned with curry and other spices. Either we were super hungry or this is just delicious!

After so much eating it was hard to believe we had room for more food, but our last dinner in Berlin was at Balthazar, which is known for its risotto. Chef Holger Zurbruggen has an array of awards and TV credits to his name, and we found out why as soon as the first course of salmon, seared tuna, shrimp/prawn and scallop were served as our appetizer. It was followed by steak (that you could cut with a fork) and his amazing mushroom risotto, which was then followed be a phenomenal chocolate lava cake. Needless to say, we opted to walk home in hopes of walking off some of the incredible dinner we just consumed.

As we said our goodbyes the next morning, I was sad to leave my old friends (Jan and Emily) and to say goodbye to my new friends (Nubia, Jessica, Katy and Bree). It’s not always easy traveling to a foreign country with seven women, but we had a great group and made memories in this historic city that will last a lifetime. Thank to you to the Hotel Concorde Berlin and Laura Davidson PR. Dankeschön Berlin. Bis zum nächstes mal!

PHOTO: Currywurst...yum!

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