Another home run by one of my favorite restaurants in HH. They offer a monthly prix fixe 5-course menu at 52€ on weekends, 42€ Mon-Thur (if the whole table participates). Since it was just the three of us we went for it
We started off with a lovely aperitif of sloe liquor & sparkling wine, a bubbly rosé, and an apple-quince spritzer, respectively.
The restaurant has started to charge for bread & butter since I was last there (pre-covid), because they were throwing away 1/4 of the bread served. Charging 1.50€ has proven to work, as now only guests who really want bread will order it and actually eat it. The bread is fantastic and worth it.
The first course was meagre ceviche with fermented white asparagus, pickled red onion, egg & nasturtium. Very good.
The second course was a cod fritter with black garlic aioli & wild broccoli. Delicious.
The third course was a chilled red beets & raspberry soup with horseradish crème fraîche. I’m not crazy about beets (I know, how very special), but this was quite nice. It had a bit of a kick to it, too - I suspect a touch of ginger made it in there as well.
The fourth course was perfectly rare sirloin au jus with a chanterelle frittata & fresh peas. Not the most daring dish on the planet, but very satisfying.
Lastly, dessert: marsala ice cream with berries. Lovely. White port as a digestif rounded the meal out nicely.
I highly recommend this place to anyone finding themselves hungry in Hamburg.