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Berlin, Oderquelle -- I just don't get it....

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Berlin, Oderquelle -- I just don't get it....

linguafood | May 5, 2008 04:03 AM

So I've been there twice now, within a couple of weeks. While the service is excellent and the location... well, nice, but nothing to write home about, I really have trouble understanding what people find so amazing about the food.

Maybe I've ordered the 'wrong' stuff so far, but --- the first time around, I got some asparagus, new potatoes, and smoked ham. The asparagus was more than a bit al dente, rather quite underdone. Oh well.

Then yesterday, I went back with a friend -- we each ordered the herbed cream soup with croûtons, which, interestingly enough, included fried gooseliver in the English translation of the menu. The soup arrived, and halfway through it occurred to us that, besides croûtons, there was nothing else in the soup. When the waitress came by, we asked about it, she went back and checked the menu (presumably only the German description RIGHT ABOVE the English one), and said "no, just croûtons."

How utterly strange. We then shared a flammekuchen which was alright, but also not really deserving of the raves I have read about the food served there.

I might give it 'one last chance' this week, but so far, I am baffled.

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