Pumpkin soup with coriander seeds

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill pumpkin soup with ginger, orange and curry. After all, trust Micha when he says that the world could safely do without Hokkaido pumpkins. No, these are hand-picked squashes from Rixmanns Hof with a base of onion and white wine plus a little coriander seed to add that round and cosy taste. 

In developing this recipe we experimented with five different pumpkin varieties from Rixmann’s and explored different ways of preparation. In the end, we opted for a harmonious but multifaceted “cuvee” from the two that emerged as our clear favourites: Green Butternut with its almost cantaloupe-like fruitiness and smoothness, which we gently sauteed in a pan. Its counterpart is the rather more nutty and intense Tetsukabuto variety – a hard-skinned, impressively black/green pumpkin that develops notes of caramel when roasted in the oven. 

This is a Michelin star level pumpkin soup if we might say so ourselves!



(€40,90 per 1kg)

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.