Berlin, Day 2
Today was a day devoted to companies.
After a leisurely breakfast I went over to the Kreuzberg area of Berlin where Clue is located. Before meeting the team I stopped by Voo Store that is a concept store. Big airy feeling with a coffee bar attached. Will probably go back there this week and spend a little more time over there.
I met with the Clue team and had lunch right near the store at Anaveda, a vegetarian restaurant where they eat daily. I had the curry plate. Pea, carrots, cheese and rice.
We went back to their offices and talked for awhile. Having this window in their office is so nice.
I jumped on the subway and made my way back to Mitte to meet with MiMi for about an hour plus. Fred joined me and Clue and at MiMi. It was fun to do these meetings with Fred.
Then afterward there was a party for the Atlantic Summer BBQ that is essentially all of Christophe Maire’s investments. An impressive group. Many of these companies are house at Soundclouds old office space so I have been on this rooftop before. Great place for a party.
There was a crepe guy there who is friends with the entrepreneurs behind Clue. Really delicious. One of the drums is set at 250 and the other at 200. Interesting Never knew that.
Then Fred and I walked over to Borchardt. We had gone the first time we were in Berlin. Had fond memories. The food is sub-par but we had a good time nonetheless. We started with a dozen oysters that were plump briny and quite good.
We split both entrees. The sea bass with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, avacado and something else on the side. This really was not good at all. Poor presentation and really not well cooked.
Their big thing is supposedly the best veal schnitzel in town. It is fine. Don’t rush.
We went back to the hotel, had a glass of sweet wine on the roof to watch the sun set before calling it a day.
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