Stadt, Land, Fluss is one of a small selection of farm-to-table establishments that have sprung up recently in Berlin. Just as concerned with the origin of its ingredients as how they finally appear on the plate (and the palate), they remind that although we may live in a city, we are surrounded by a fruitful landscape waiting to be discovered.
Stadt, Land, Fluss is open from Wednesday to Sunday so the chef can spend the first two days of every week sourcing local ingredients. In the interest of transparency, its website features several blog posts and videos documenting such excursions into the German region of Mecklenburg, for example, for new products.
The menu is certainly not for softies, offering appetizers of Blutwurst (blood sausage) and Saumagen (pig stomach) carpaccio. Main courses include soft braised beef garnished with a cube of foie gras, or, in the restaurant’s sole nod to non-meat-eaters, the “Brandenburger Tüfte,” a kind of crispy potato pancake covered in foraged goodies like forest mushrooms and chives. Home-baked desserts highlight seasonal fruits, and the mostly-German wine list brings it all together. Living off the land never tasted so good.