After last year's massive success, eat-the-world invites you to this year's Long Night of Cuisine 2014. Around 30 cafes, restaurants and bars are offering delicacies and entertainment in Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Schneberg.
Berlin - "Just like the Long Night of Museums, people who are interested in our culinary partners and us can use this evening to get to know us better," is how Elke Freimuth, founder of eat-the-world, explains the concept. It will be an evening full of trivia, treats and entertainment on Saturday, May 24th from 6 PM to midnight in about 30 cafes, restaurants and bars. This year, the second Long Night of Cuisine is taking place in the four Berlin neighborhoods of Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Schцneberg. In each neighborhood, six to eight selected culinary partners are involved, and they include a Latin-American bistro, an Italian ice cream shop, a cooking school and a classic German fine bakery. They will give a perspective into the food, the way of life and the diversity of each neighborhood - as each quarter has its own atmosphere. In multicultural, alternative Kreuzberg you'll find alternative shops, restaurants and cafes. Lots of students, clubs and bars, as well as the buildings of the former East and even older historical buildings make Friedrichshain colorful and turbulent. Prenzlauer Berg used to be home to lots of students and Berlin's scene, but nowadays it's more populated by families and the well-off. Bars, theaters and galleries make the quarter a highlight for tourists. Artists, intellectuals and masterminds come together in Schцneberg. The quarter is multicultural and colorful, urban and rural, influenced by cafes, artists' ateliers, bars, markets and boulevards.
The program for the second Long Night of Cuisine is as diverse as these unique neighborhoods. Satisfy your sweet tooth at a marzipan workshop, an ice cream tasting with unusual flavors like melon ice cream with ham, or a wine tasting. Unleash your inner party animal at a schnitzel party with music. Options for entertainment include a reading and a Ukrainian art exhibit. Relax at a tea ceremony with a tea quiz and a tombola raffle, or take a look into how Creole food is made with a look behind the scenes.
"This evening is also an opportunity for locals to get to know a neighborhood better or to see their own area with a fresh set of eyes," promises Freimuth. Who, where, when and how long to visit is all up to the visitors. eat-the-world will be posting updates on special program highlights and details on the partners in advance on the website www.lange-nacht-der-kulinarik.de and will provide a brochure of the program and city maps on the evening of the event. Just like last year, there will be a prize drawing as well.
Participation is free. The culinary partners will lay out a special program and a selected culinary offering in exchange for a small contribution. Registration is requested in advance in order to better be able to organize the event. You can either register on the website www.lange-nacht-der-kulinarik.de or on eat-the-world's Facebook event page (http://www.facebook.com/Langenachtderkulinarik). The second Long Night of Cuisine is taking place with the cooperation of OnlineFotoservice.de powered by CEWE and the newspaper Der Kreuzberger.
More information about the Long Night of Cuisine at www.lange-nacht-der-kulinarik.de or by telephone at +49 (0)30-530 661 65
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Background: During various stays abroad, the founder, Elke Freimuth, was always asking herself the same question: What do they eat in the area and what characterizes the way of life of the locals? When she then lived for a while in New York, USA, she noticed that the small, family-run businesses were disappearing, driven by the growth of large chains. The young entrepreneur says of her aim: "As a huge fan of European cuisine, I wanted to highlight the typical foods of different countries in relation to the daily lives of their local populations." On her return to Germany, the idea of culinary and cultural tours away from the tourist trails took shape and in April 2008, eat-the-world went online. The "eat-the-world" concept remains unique. There are culinary guided tours or tapas tours in a number of European cities, but they are usually complete menus in three to five different restaurants. The idea of having a lot of small, representative samples is new. The company motto: Get to know the area through its food and its people. This concept helped eat-the-world's founder, Elke Freimuth, persuade the Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR), the online Internet travel portal association, and win its innovation competition, "Launch Pad 2009". Now present in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt/Main, Bremen, Hanover and Mьnster, eat-the-world is the leader of culinary guided tours in Germany, with other European cities under way.