Friday, August 20, 2010

Honeymoon Restaurant

Quote of the Day
No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
Lily Tomlin

I love this quote.  I'm reminded of it daily while riding my bicycle in Berlin, but that's another story. 

Back to the subject of this post:  finding a restaurant in Berlin serving traditional German food.  There are plenty of restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Spanish, and even Mexican food, but one is hard pressed to find good German cuisine in the capital city. Today, I was in the mood for German food, so I went to Honigmond Restaurant-Hotel (Tieckstraße 11, 10115 Berlin-Mitte).  BTW:  Honigmond means Honeymoon.  It's a literal translation:  Honey (Honig) and Moon (Mond).  The words, "die Flitterwochen," and "die Hochzeitsreise" also mean Honeymoon.

I've been going to Honigmond for years, and I'm never disappointed. They have excellent German dishes; and what's best, they have a lunch buffet for only 6,70 Euro.  They usually have 3-4 meat and/or fish dishes, assorted vegetables, salads, breads, a soup, a variety of German potato side dishes, and of course desserts.  Located in Mitte, the restaurant is a pleasant escape from the all the activity and noise found in this popular Berlin neighborhood.

Warning: Restaurant not recommended for the diet conscious.  German food means mouthwatering but also fattening.  Schade!

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