Gitte Balkwitz Director of Public Relations The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Potsdamer Platz 3 10785 Berlin Phone: +49 30 33 777 6026 Fax: +49 30 33 777 5001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chef de Cuisine Frederik Grieb and patron Dieter Müller are the creative minds in the new restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
Berlin, February 19th, 2019 - The POTS at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is the new culinary meeting place of the Berlin restaurant scene. Chef de Cuisine Frederik Grieb and his team are now serving classics of German cuisine in a modern interpretation, inspired by patron and top chef Dieter Müller. The host and sommelier of the POTS is Austrian-born Mathias Brandweiner, who, in the style of the capital, welcomes his guests into an authentic and informal atmosphere.
The menu of the POTS restaurant impresses with its innovative culinary approach. Classics of German cuisine are traditionally hand-crafted by Chef de Cuisine Frederik Grieb and his young kitchen team and served in a modern and contemporary way. In the evening, the creative dishes are presented in a casual "Sharing Food" concept to turn dinner into a social experience among friends, family and colleagues. POTS guests can look forward to local specialities with a modern twist, such as "Seared pike-perch with sauerkraut and bacon" or "Müritz lamb with Jerusalem artichoke and shallots" as well as newly interpreted classics from all German states, such as "Suckling pig shoulder Baden style with potatoes and apple horseradish", Dieter Müller's "Fish stew DM" or a "Yeast dumpling with vanilla sauce and ice cream" for dessert. Culinary duo Frederik Grieb and Dieter Müller are not afraid to cross styles of German cuisine and so, for example, a "Baltic sea cod with smoked eel and vegetable compote on Frankfurt-style herbs" can be found on the menu. When selecting ingredients, Frederik Grieb attaches particular importance to both high quality and sustainable products and specialities from Germany in order to show his guests the range of possibilities local and seasonal products offers. To complete the culinary pleasures, host and sommelier Mathias Brandweiner and his team serve 200 selected, exclusively German wines. The focus of the POTS wine list is on Riesling and Pinot Noir, with a special focus on sustainable and still unknown winegrowers, who are among the veritable insider tips of the German wine landscape.
The innovative kitchen style is also reflected in the interior design: POTS offers cosy seating niches and an open show kitchen, which underlines the communicative character of the shared dinner in the "Sharing Food" style. The name POTS is inspired by the immediate location of the restaurant at Potsdamer Platz as well as the numerous kitchen pots, which are used both on the stoves of the show kitchen and as a recurring motif in the design. The reference to German cuisine as a cultural asset is also reflected in the colour scheme of the POTS: the use of beaten and brushed copper is reminiscent of the heavy kettles in which German beer is traditionally brewed. Movable room dividers and a separate room allow the greatest possible flexibility in the spatial layout and ensure an informal feel good atmosphere for both large and small dining groups. In summer, the newly designed terrace overlooks the adjacent Sony Center and Henriette-Herz Park, ideal for a light lunch or relaxed dinner.