This was our first Michelin-starred restaurant we'd been to, anywhere in the world, and we'd saved up some money for the treat.
Hartmanns is in a lovely, leafy neighbourhood in Kreuzberg and is really easy to get to from the Südstern U-Bahn station.
They'll ask you on arrival if you'd like sparkling wine or champagne - as they don't give you a price for this, be aware that it's about €8 a glass if you say yes.
We went for the 5 course tasting menu, without wine flight. This was €77 each, but there are cheaper 3 and 4 course options.
The devil is in the detail here, with textures, colours, temperatures all being played with. The salmon with beetroot and fawn with salsify were my favourites. I'd never tried fawn, and after getting over the fact I was eating Bambi, I'd love to have it again!
We chose our own wine, and said yes to the welcoming sparkling wine, so our bill came to €204 before a tip.
This was a major splurge for us, the most expensive meal we'd ever had, but there are cheaper options on the menu. And for the experience, it was so worth it.
The staff were lovely and spoke terrific English.
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