Dae Mon, located in Berlin-Mitte, is a shining example of Fusion Cuisine, where culinary traditions from Europe, Japan, and Korea blend together in innovative and surprising ways. Founded by Stefan Reinhardt in 2016, this restaurant embodies the concept of "open-minded cuisine." Fusion Cuisine is all about merging diverse culinary styles and cultures, and Dae Mon does this exceptionally well.
The restaurant's co-chefs, Samuel Haas and Philipp Steixner, both from Austria, have crafted an impressive 8-course menu that takes diners on a sensory adventure. The dishes include innovative combinations like Shrimp Tartlet, Beet Macaron, and Liver Ice, Yellowfin Mackerel Sashimi, Octopus with Salicornia and Fermented Tomato, and a Bao Bun filled with Pumpkin and Chili. One notable course is the Watermelon Gazpacho, featuring Turuncu Koji and Apple, which exemplifies Dae Mon's open-minded approach to cuisine.
The Bavarian Wagyu Beef course is presented in two parts: one is slow-cooked with mushroom dashi and dumplings, while the other is a quick-seared preparation with Chinakohl and Rotkohl. The dessert course brings a daring blend of flavors with Horseradish Mousse, Yuzu, Rosemary Ice Cream, and Chocolate. The Petit Fours feature a Rum-Madeleine, Kirschgummibären with Habanero, and Chocolate with Umeboshi, a salted plum.
Dae Mon's commitment to using high-quality ingredients and its dedication to freshness make it stand out in Berlin's culinary scene. The restaurant is a hidden gem for those who appreciate the creativity and diversity of Fusion Cuisine. Stefan Reinhardt's "open-minded cuisine" philosophy truly shines through in the culinary creations of Samuel and Philipp. As they continue to push the boundaries of flavor, Dae Mon is sure to garner the recognition it deserves in the world of fine dining.