Lavanderia is open for lunch and if, like me, you are dining solo you might want to choose this option. As spectacular as the prix fixe evening was it is very much about sharing. Spending three plus hours at a table by ones self is a challenge, and when you added in my jet lag it required several walks outside and to the bathroom.
The menu is set and served course by course to everyone so you get the feeling you are all taking part in this great feast, so even though I was alone I felt very much part of the crowd and the staff could not have been friendlier ( or more bilingual I think both the host and waiter spoke at least 4 languages each).
Happenstance would have it that my table faced the sleek stainless kitchen, so as a single dinner I never had to look far for entertainment, watching a chef do his magic is always interesting to me and boy did this guy know how to cook.
To the left is my adorable (Spanish as it turns out) waiter.
The lighting may have been great for atmosphere, but it was shitty for picture taking so even though I documented each dish, forgive me for the darkness of some of the images.
Below is Salame di cinghiale e valeriana
These are just a few of the many amazing dishes, one after the other presented to me last night at this incredibly special restaurant. Certainly one of the highlights of my eating out life. Below is a picture of the bread that is cut up into large chucks and served at the start of the evening. I poured olive oil and sprinkled salt on my side dish and had a full course of this amazing bread in what would turn out to be a misguided start to an evening that involved 14 courses! Be forewarned: save room!
If you visit Berlin you really must visit Lavanderia Vecchia, but be sure to come with friends and book way in advance!