Romanian Wine & Dine Pop-Up in Berlin - Chapter 1
A new dining experience in Berlin: Romanian cuisine!
Berlin is the city of all cuisines and somehow, Romanian food hasn't made its way yet on the list. We are keen on changing that and bringing at least some of the food we grew up with to the city that has been hosting us since 2017. And as local food is best served with local wine, a selection of Romanian wines will be paired and poured into your glasses with every course.
What is included in the price:
3.5-hour event hosted by WSET 3 certified wine expert Ramona Enache-Lorenz and Romanian Chef Ioana Guica from Eat To Connect
6 vegetarian dishes, part of a 6 course-meal, covering some of our favourite Romanian childhood plates, served to share. The menu has already been planned and will be published shortly before the event;
6 wines each paired with one dish; the wines are single-varietal, made from Romanian grape varieties and coming from 3 different amazing producers: Domeniile Averesti, Crama DeMatei, Via Viticola and Prince Stirbey.
Where? The Makery - Straßburger Str. 37 10405 Berlin
The table will be set up outside on the quiet sidewalk under a cozy cover if the weather is nice.
- When? 19:00. Please be on time.
- How many seats? 18-seat max. capacity
- IMPORTANT: this event is a Pop-UP and will happen only 6 times. For food allergies/intolerances, please let us know in advance.
Romanian cuisine is a mix of so many different cultures that have crossed our borders over the past 2000 years: Romans, Greeks, Turks, Germans, Russians and so much more. On top of that, Romania is a pretty big country with very different dishes and influences and even as a local, you probably never tried every recipe. Even though urban Romania is now focused on meat, fish, and poultry dishes, it has not always been this way. For years, the main source of food in rural areas has been vegetables. In attempting to recreate this as part of our events, we will be exclusively cooking vegetarian.
Romanian wines are not well known despite Romania being Europe's 6th largest wine producer. During our first generation of Pointer events we have already introduced you to the fascinating grape universe we grew up in, home of 14 local grape varieties and attracting winemakers from all around Europe. We will be introducing 4 new grape varieties living their best life in the Moldovan Hills.
Chef Ioana Guica, activating under the label Eat to Connect, will join us this summer in Berlin, coming all the way from Bucharest. Kitchen is for Ioana a playground where she can manifest her creativity and joy for life. She loves to bring people around the table, to observe how they discover new flavors and how this discovery is the start of meaningful conversations.
For Ioana, cooking Romanian dishes is like traveling back to childhood times. Food makes her travel within seconds from the peaceful garden of her grandparents where she used to pick fresh fruit, to big family gatherings over Christmas where ten different elaborated dishes are served one after the other.
Who's pouring wine?
Ramona Enache-Lorenz founded Pointer in 2014. Her love for wine started in the vineyard of her grandfather. She learned from him how to care for the vines and how to make wine. Spending so much time amongst the wine barrels, Ramona further developed her taste and preferences during her travels and became a WSET Level 3 certified sommelier in 2023.
In Ramona's opinion, Romanian wine has great unlocked potential and deserves to be better known around the world. Romanian food is a topic that has been coming up at almost every meal with international friends for the past 10 years and it is finally time to bring that to Berlin.
What kind of magic table set-up is this?
We will be using Romanian hand-made ceramic objects, designed and produced by Atelier Lutfain, a ceramic studio based in Bucharest and run by designer and fellow architect Andreea Chiser. Candle holders belong to Radu Abraham, a Romanian designer based in Cluj, Romania, whose work we have been admiring for years. Last but not least, wood planks are signed by Atelier Vast, a woodcraft studio run by one of our oldest friends and fellow architect, Stefan Nechita. We are so happy to have them all on our pop-up dining table!
If not for you, maybe a good gift for someone else
Ever wondered what to gift that couple who loves wine, food and exploring new cuisines? Can't nail it better than with a few tickets to this event!
Important: You need to be 18+ years old. | Tickets are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the event, and partially refundable 48 hours prior to the event.
Public tasting: If you, unfortunately, cannot make it, tickets are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the event, or partially refundable 48 hours before the event. Please contact us if you cannot make it, as the capacity is limited.
Our public wine & dine events are priced at 99 EUR per person. The pricing for private wine-tasting events varies depending on the number of participants and location. Please have a look at our private wine-tasting offer for more details.
We currently host our events in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg at The Makery. Do you want to attend our wine-tasting events in different locations around Germany or Europe? Please drop us a line via the contact form.
Our preference for a vegetarian menu is connected to our lifestyle and beliefs. Even though we still like meat, we believe there is an incredible variety of nutrients and flavors present in vegetarian dishes and that regardless of your dietary choices, consuming from local and trustworthy supply chains should be a priority. It is also the best time of the year to enjoy all the fresh fruit and vegetables, so why not enjoy it while it lasts?
In the process of creating the menu and planning the events, we highly value all the ingredients and make sure we use as much as we can from every vegetable or fruit. We are big fans of fixed menus and limited seating because this helps the staff plan the quantities accurately and avoid waste. Whatever is left after the event will be either donated or eaten by us, so stick around in case you haven’t had enough.
For any inquiries regarding our events, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions and find together the best solution for your gift idea.
Ich habe mit meinem Mann und meinem Vater teilgenommen, welchen wir mit einem besonderen Abend in Berlin überraschen wollten. Es war ein voller Erfolg. Einerseits haben wir durch die offene lockere Atmosphäre nette Leute kennengelernt. Auf der anderen Seite durften wir sehr leckere Weine zu ebenso leckeren rumänischen Speisen verkosten. Dies war untermalt mit kleinen persönlichen und spannenden Geschichten der Gastgeberinnen. Es war ein wundervoller Abend!
Wine is always amazing, food was delicious and Ramona is super knowledgeable. You will learn a lot, drink and eat enough and you will get to know interesting people at the table. Very well planned and very enjoyable experience.
I enjoyed the intimate setting of the dinner, getting to know more about Romania and the people at the table by sharing the food & wines. Highly recommend it as a team-building event because each course is paired with Conversational elements to get to know each other better personally.
I had a great time at the Romanian Wine and Dine pop-up. Ramona, the host, was very passionate, friendly and knowledgeable about the wines she served. It was my first taste of Romanian cuisine, and I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. I would enthusiastically recommend this experience to my friends and family, particularly for special occasions.
Expect to be served good (and plenty) of food paired with good wine and personal stories connected to each dish. This will add up to a great evening out.
Can only recommend.
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