berlin: pauly-saal restaurant opening

© stefan korte - dining area

it's peculiar and stylish places like this that makes us coming back to berlin time and time again. we're talking the opening of the pauly-saal restaurant + bar in the city's happening mitte district. launched by jessica paul, stephan landwehr and boris radczun, the trio behind the upscale grill royal a few blocks away, their newest venture is an equally classy gastronomic affair. the restaurant is accommodated in the former gymnasium of a jewish girls school, and the interior is inspired by berlin's roaring 1920s and 1930s. the space has been completely redesigned, and features a range of materials that have been manufactured especially for this project, most notably the sophisticated murano chandeliers and the velvety green fabric of the chairs. a custom-made carving station in middle of the room and a kitchen which is visible through a glass wall stand for transparency and the collective appreciation of the dishes.

and speaking of which, pauly-saal's kitchen is supervised by acclaimed top chef siegfried danler. the menu about all things braised, sautéed, salted or marinated, in addition to stews served in cast iron pots, suckling pig from the rotisserie and traditional offal dishes. interestingly, pauly-saal also serves kosher food by caterer michael zehden in a private dining room dubbed the kosher classroom. on fridays a traditional shabbat dinner is served which is open to all guests. and that's not all folks! additionally, the hospitality formula includes a cool bar with a beverage list that entices the savviest of drinkers, and on the ground floor there's mogg & melzer, a deli with a wide variety of hearty food offerings to go or eat in. location: auguststrasse 11-13 [mitte].

© stefan korte - dining area and bar [top to bottom]