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Pantry - Everything but the kitchen sink
Locavorism’s the name of the game at Pantry, an upscale Mitte restaurant serving up Ibero-Pacific cuisine, something of a rarity in Berlin. Kitchen duo Ralf Geisendorf and Jarno Huhn source the majority of their ingredients from within a 100-kilometer radius, a mantra that carries over from the latter’s tenure as a chef in Melbourne; Huhn regularly hit the farmer’s markets at 4:30 a.m. to scavenge the offerings and beat others to the produce punch. The result here is a menu filled with staples like organic Shetland Salmon and parmesan Patata, meticulously garnished with rotating seasonal offerings of wild herbs, roasted nuts, ripened fruits and vegetables, and savory confectionist sauces. This is one raid on the pantry you won’t feel bad about.