The brand new NEU dinner series will kick off on Tuesday February 27 bringing Ana Roš, the World’s Best Female chef 2017 and Roman star-chef Cristina Bowerman to the German capital to cook a unique and collaborative multi-course dinner alongside Sebastian Frank, Berliner Meisterkoch 2017 and best European chef of the year 2018 as well as young chef-prodigy Lukas Mraz who featured in GELINAZ! last year.
60 diners will experience the collaborative work of these four chefs at the dinner hosted at legendary Anomalie Art Club in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg.
The first edition hinges around the the culinary cornerstones of the Amber Road – a historical trade route that started at the Baltic Sea and extended throughout Western Europe, tying all the common areas of the participating chefs’ kitchens together. Wines for the evening will be provided by partner Viniculture.
By uniting cultures that for many centuries have been natural, geographical collaborators including inevitable moments of conflict, the inaugural NEU dinner transgresses national boundaries and weaves the terroir of the Austro/Hungarian region together with the tastes of Slovenia, Italy and beyond.
The dinner is organised by our friend and founder of Berlin Food Stories Per Meurling and Terroir Hospitality founder, Arlene Stein: “ On the basis of our successful Terroir Berlin 2017 dinner, which spectacularly united international culinary leaders with some of Berlin’s best restaurants in a collaborative manner, we founded NEU with the aim to continue putting our city in the world spotlight. The time has come to truly unleash the food scene’s culinary, creative energy, ” they said.
Tickets for the first dinner cost € 200 including the wine pairing and water. Tickets are already on sale and NEU newsletter subscribers who are signed up on the website get early and exclusive access for future events.
NEU dinners is a brand-new Berlin dinner series and will be organised on a quarterly basis in 2018 with the aim of unleashing the creative potential of the German capital’s vibrant food scene. The series will bring some of the world’s most innovative chefs to Berlin and pair them with peers from the Berlin gastronomy scene to create an unrivalled evening of culinary storytelling.
The dinners are based on a theme that changes from dinner to dinner and will focus on either a terroir, ingredients or cooking methods. The dinners focus on collaboration and discovery and every NEU dinner will be a synergy of the different cooking styles and influences. NEU does not ask the chefs to replicate existing restaurant menus but rather to start from a blank canvas on which a brand new menu is born for just one night, one that will never be experienced anywhere else again.
Per and Arlene said “In short, it is a dinner for the new type of diner looking for something special. And it’s putting Berlin’s food scene on the international map.”