The Berliner Fenster

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

What’s the taste of Berlin? If you’re thinking Currywurst, think again. Berlin’s food culture is at once down to earth and refined, mild and spicy, sweet and savoury, both unapologetically rough and sophisticated. One thing is for sure: it’s never boring. 

The Berliner Fenster presents you with a selection of exquisite products portraying the diversity and vivaciousness of Berlin’s contemporary food culture. All lovingly hand-made from the best ingredients, by chefs and artisanal food producers who cherish amazing quality. (As opposed to three start up guys looking to scale & sell – you know the ones.) Each with their own distinctive approach, as part of a culinary culture that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

So far, getting a real sense of all that Berlin food culture has to offer meant coming to town and exploring our restaurants for yourself. Now, we’re bringing all this to you, in all its many facets and singular intensity.

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Why not add a special Furoshiki style gift wrap by Frank Leder for a modest €24? This pure cotton cloth comes in a stunning anthracite blue and makes for an amazing apron.
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Smoked Salt – Nobelhart & Schmutzig

You can, of course, sprinkle the salt on a buttered sandwich. Other than that, use it like you would regular salt: anywhere you crave smoke and that dark depth. Also great as a yogurt or cottage cheese dip for raw vegetables. Having said that, you should really put it in all your veggie soups and stews from now on, as it’s bound to turn a “regular veggie stew” into a “veggie stew for the ages.” Seriously. Or sprinkle it on freshly pan-fried steak to transport yourself back to last summer’s barbecues.

Blackcurrent Wood Oil – Nobelhart & Schmutzig

A beautiful addition to any salad, yet as versatile as olive oil. Or try it with celeriac – it’s a Nobelhart classic. Keep refrigerated to preserve the flavour.. It keeps as long as your normal olive oil, although we suspect you’ll be using it all long before it has a chance to go bad. It’s simply too tasty!

Salted Caramel – Nobelhart & Schmutzig

For a sweet breakfast with brioche, croissant or toast – and a good helping of butter! Also great in yogurt or with musli, as sauce for your panna cotta or to top your favourite ice cream. Also be sure to try it in cake bases… or just spoon it directly from the jar.

Honeycomb – Mädelfleiß

At the restaurant we try to use as little actual sugar as possible – honey is a perfect alternative. Also be sure to try the honeycomb with good cheese or sprinkle it with some coriander seed. Elisabeth and Bettina recommend having it the traditional Arabic way with a handful of nuts.

Brook Trout Garum – Otto

Use it exactly as you’d use soy sauce, in dishes requiring a little extra umami or in your salad dressing. 

Hazelnut Dukkah – Michelberger

Try it in your salad dressing or as a topping for fish dishes, fried or baked. Also makes a great marinade for meat – lamb is a particularly good fit!

Coriander Seed Oil – Ölmühle an der Havel

Coriander seed, vold pressed at Ölmühle an der Havel. An incomparably aromatic oil and brilliant match for carrots or potato-based dishes. 

Fermented Carrots – Olaf Schnelle

Great with liver and goat’s milk cream cheese. If you enjoy snacking on pickles, this will hit the spot. Or try it with anything you’d have with sauerkraut. Just heat some butter in a pan, add a dash of white wine and have the beets with fatty sausages and cooked ham.

Pumpkin Seed Nougat – Freundschaft

Make yourself a good sandwich or croissant with pumpkin seed nougat. Also works well as a substitute for herb butter with pink deer loin. In desserts it goes wonderfully with vanilla ice cream or crepes. Otherwise, the nougat also tastes fantastic with ripe blue cheese (e.g. Stilton) or when you get hungry at night.

Elderflower Shower Gel – Frank Leder

A wonderfully soothing shower gel made with the essence of foraged elderflower. Reminiscent of homemade elderflower syrup, yet much better to use on your skin. 

Saints Cocktail – Becketts Kopf

An enchanting relative of the gimlet made by Prenzlauer Berg’s legendary bar: floral notes and a base of citrus with a dry sense of humour and an elderflower imagination.

Condom – Einhorn

Our all-time favourites. You know how to use these.

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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.