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Berlin’s Restaurant Pauly-Saal Evokes Glory Days of the Twenties

Saturday Mar 3, 2012

BERLIN, Germany - A herd of cattle grazing on the meadows of the Schorfheide, a shopping tour at the market, gathering mushrooms in the forest, the smell of fresh bread, a good old-fashioned Sunday roast, dinner in an elegant dining room with chandeliers: beginning in February, it's all there in Berlin's Auguststrasse.

Jessica Paul, Stephan Landwehr and Boris Radczun, the team behind the Grill Royal, will open their new restaurant, the Pauly-Saal, in the former Jewish Girls' School.

Berlin's golden years of the 20s and 30s serve as the inspiration here. The sophisticated decor and the German cuisine of the era are reinterpreted: The focus is not the dictates of individual dishes, but on food for several people. It's about all things braised, sautéed, salted or marinated. Sausages will be made, vegetables pickled, breads baked in wood-fired ovens, pastries prepared onsite - timeless cuisine that everyone enjoys and which appeals to the guest in a surprisingly direct way.

In addition to stews served in cast iron pots, suckling pig from the rotisserie and traditional offal dishes will be on the menu. This ingredients-based cuisine will be prepared to the highest standards at the Pauly Saal by starred chef Siegfried Danler. The Austrian-born chef's vision is a perfect combination of a broad network of local producers, whose products he personally selects, and the solid yet elaborate work of his kitchen staff. Many of the ingredients are organically grown and meats are produced using natural farming methods.

The former gymnasium of the Jewish Girls' School was remodeled and furnished according to the owners' designs. Thus, all materials have been manufactured especially for this project, whether the ceramic tiles from Berlin, the glass for the mirrors and the extraordinary Murano chandeliers, or the chairs covered with dark green fabric. 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 - guests can dine comfortably in the elegant yet intimate atmosphere.

Berlin’s golden years of the 20s and 30s serve as the inspiration here. The sophisticated decor and the German cuisine of the era are reinterpreted.

Various offerings at the Girls' School complement the culinary concept of the Pauly Saal. The in-house Pauly-Bar serves selected and exclusive drinks to guests during the day and in the evening - fine drinking. Also on the ground floor, Oskar Melzer and Paul Mogg offer pastrami and other self-produced meat delicacies as well as products from the Pauly Saal at their Mogg & Melzer Delicatessen - to eat in or take away. In summer, the quiet inner courtyard of the Girls' School attracts visitors to stay and eat in the garden, under a large tree and surrounded by the various brick buildings of the ensemble of the Jewish community.

A special addition is the kosher food by Michael Zehden. The well-known caterer will cook for guests in the private dining room of the restaurant in The Kosher Classroom. Each Friday evening, a traditional Shabbat dinner will be held, which is open to all guests.


Jüdische Mädchenschule
Auguststr. 11-13
10117 Berlin

Open daily from 12 noon
+49 30 3300 6070


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