Duck rillette

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

The ducks for this rillette first arrived on Karin Schlegel’s farm last spring as ducklings. From then on, they lived a charmed life on the Prignitzer Landhof, feeding on grains, corn, peas, grass and stones to help with digestion. Conventional ducks raised for consumption have a lifespan of three to four months. Karin’s ducks, however, mature for six months before they’re ready to be butchered.  Once the duck reaches the right age and size, Karin, along with two other women, works tirelessly for 11 hours at a time to transform each duck into something that begins to look like what we might buy in a grocery store.

We serve the duck breasts to our guests at Nobelhart. The innards are used in staff dinners, we cook up jus from the carcasses… and now here’s the thighs for you to enjoy as delicious rillettes!

 

190g jar

15,50 

(€81,58 per 1kg)

Out of season, expected back in December.

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Idea

Keep it simple and enjoy with good bread. Or have the rillettes with potato dumplings or add a generous spoonful into the pan with Swabian-style spätzle.

Karin Schlegel’s Prignitzer Landhof is a two-hour train ride northwest of Berlin in Klein Gottschow, a village of about a hundred people. Wide, green meadows surround the place, interspersed only by the old red brick houses standing among the few solitary trees and the occasional windmill. Above all, the farm is a home for animal of many kinds – Karin does her job for the joy of it, and not for the potential revenue. For her, caring for her animals and keeping them healthy is more important than ease or convenience in running her farm. Eight dogs, sixteen cats, sheep, a few tame deer, donkeys, two emus, a group of peacocks and a cow make up the growing and loving family of the Prignitzer Landhof, not to mention the various species of birds raised for food.

Nobelhart & Schmutzig
If Billy is to be believed, Nobelhart und Schmutzig only exists so that he can easily get his hands on the best food the Berlin and Brandenburg region has to offer. And so he can help himself to any of the 1308 different wines stored in our lovingly curated cellar….  But all joking aside, the motto at Nobelhart is:

Putting Local Food Back in Your Hands!

Nobelhart & Schmutzig has been “vocally local” from the start. Since first opening our doors in February 2015, we have grown fearlessly into our current role as Germany’s most political restaurant. This involves a conscious decision to shift the focus squarely onto the people, all from the greater Berlin region, who produce our raw ingredients. This self-imposed renunciation of products from afar, including lemons, tuna and chocolate, is the foundation of our eatery’s distinctive signature. There’s more at play here than just culinary aesthetics. Serving this philosophy also intrinsically means promoting environmental and economic sustainability for the people working with the bountiful nature in and around Berlin. It also involves pride in a sense act, even if too few understand it as such. And the ordinary shopping list very much serves as the stage for this modern brand of politics.  In addition to supporting raw ingredient producers from the Berlin region, Nobelhart & Schmutzig works closely with Die Gemeinschaft to establish a new and better eating culture for all. Good, healthy food should provide a future, perspectives and identity for the people who produce it and the companies that transform raw ingredients into fine products.