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Tapas of Stars: 5–Cinco is the first project in Berlin of Spain’s Michelin-starred chef Paco Pérez (Enoteca, Miramar). The restaurant delights all five senses and also symbolizes the five handcrafted Spanish flavors of Pérez’s culinary art with products, textures, aromas and tastes in a unique synthesis of sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. His avant-garde Mediterranean menu builds a flavorful bridge between Spain and Germany with the oyster and caviar tartar for 45 euros or around $59 or the Iberian suckling pork 38 euros, or about $50. It features sea cucumbers, razor clams and oysters that he brings from the waters of Cape Creus in Spain, regional Berlin-Brandenburg specialties such as sweet water fish from Müritz Lake and Teltower turnips, plus seasonal tastes such as white asparagus or chanterelle mushrooms.
Meals prep can be observed through tinted glass under an overhead arrangement of copper pots and pans along with copper lamps by Tom Dixon.
“Diners are experiencing the meal and having a conversation about it because they are constantly being surprised with what they are eating,” said Pérez.
It’s located in the new luxury hotel Das Stue in the site of the former Royal Danish embassy in Berlin’s green Tiergarten. This Thirties Neoclassical building, famous for its curved facade, was designed by architect Johann Emil Schaudt, who also designed the KaDeWe department store.
Drakestrasse 1, 10787 (Tiergarten)
Tel.: +49-30-311-72 20
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m.
Meals: 51 euros and up ($67)