Michelberger Blog http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog Wed, 27 May 2015 11:13:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Concert: Erlend Øye and the Rainbows http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/concert-erlend-oye-and-the-rainbows/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/concert-erlend-oye-and-the-rainbows/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 11:13:38 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8396 Dear friends, Tomorrow we will open our courtyard to the sun, to the metaphorical sun of Erlend Øye & The Rainbows: starting in Italy, travelling thought Asia and finally back to Europe, they’re coming with vibrant colors, Italian melodies from a golden past and a retro summer state of mind. Our doors will be opened from 19:30 until the yard is full. Feel warmly invited to come early: first come, ()

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Dear friends,

Tomorrow we will open our courtyard to the sun, to the metaphorical sun of Erlend Øye & The Rainbows: starting in Italy, travelling thought Asia and finally back to Europe, they’re coming with vibrant colors, Italian melodies from a golden past and a retro summer state of mind.

Our doors will be opened from 19:30 until the yard is full.

Feel warmly invited to come early: first come, first served!

Your Michelbergers

 

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We’re Hiring!  Receptionist http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/were-hiring-receptionist/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/were-hiring-receptionist/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:04 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8282 You love to be the host. You thrive in a social and dynamic environment. Your attention to detail is absolute and you know the importance of the first and last impression. You love to engage with your guests and are grateful for each one, working to build a great, long-lasting relationship. You’re trained and experienced to a high level and you’re ready to make a big contribution to our reception ()

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You love to be the host. You thrive in a social and dynamic environment. Your attention to detail is absolute and you know the importance of the first and last impression. You love to engage with your guests and are grateful for each one, working to build a great, long-lasting relationship.

You’re trained and experienced to a high level and you’re ready to make a big contribution to our reception team. You’re fluent in English and German. You’re familiar with PMS and CRS systems as well as Microsoft office.

If you want to be a part of our team – please forward your complete application by email to ute@michelbergerhotel.com

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We’re Hiring! Restaurant Waitress http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/hiringrestaurant-waitress/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/hiringrestaurant-waitress/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:01 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8214 You’re excited by food and you’re proud to serve food that’s sourced from a natural, sustainable & organic environment. You know about what you’re serving and are able to engage and communicate all that to your guests naturally and joyfully. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are areas of the restaurant which all excite you equally. You want to play your role in creating a wonderful environment to eat in and you have ()

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You’re excited by food and you’re proud to serve food that’s sourced from a natural, sustainable & organic environment. You know about what you’re serving and are able to engage and communicate all that to your guests naturally and joyfully. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are areas of the restaurant which all excite you equally.

You want to play your role in creating a wonderful environment to eat in and you have a professional approach to your work. Your experience means you’ll enhance our restaurant operation. You love what you do and you’re flexible, calm and grounded, able to confidently handle orders and cash.

If you want to be a part of our team – please forward your complete application by email to ute@michelbergerhotel.com

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Kennt ihr Alan ? http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/kennt-ihr-alan/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/kennt-ihr-alan/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 10:05:42 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8389 Kennt ihr Alan ? Nein? Ich habe mich das auch gerade gefragt – also ob ich ihn „kenne“. Alan ist unser Chefkoch. Und Ire. Hmm. Wenn ich an Irland denke fallen mir satte grüne Wiesen ein, Schafe und klares Wasser. Es ist Donnerstag und die Lunchkarte liegt auf meinem Tisch. Geschrieben hat sie Alan. Und es gibt Lamm. Na schau mal einer an. Alan ? Du kamst nach 4 Jahren ()

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Kennt ihr Alan ? Nein? Ich habe mich das auch gerade gefragt – also ob ich ihn „kenne“.

Alan ist unser Chefkoch. Und Ire. Hmm. Wenn ich an Irland denke fallen mir satte grüne Wiesen ein, Schafe und klares Wasser.

Es ist Donnerstag und die Lunchkarte liegt auf meinem Tisch. Geschrieben hat sie Alan. Und es gibt Lamm. Na schau mal einer an.

Alan ? Du kamst nach 4 Jahren Neuseeland nach Berlin. Im Winter. Ich weiß noch, dass du mir mit voller Überzeugung sagtest die Sonne satt zu haben, dabei keine Miene verzogen hast & ich nur dachte: „?“

Alan. Diese Woche gibt’s Lamm. Warum?

„Weil es die perfekte Zeit dafür ist. Die Lämmer bekommen immer noch die Milch der Mutter & so lange schmeckt das Fleisch süß. Sobald sie anfangen Gras zu fressen ändert sich dieser Geschmack.“

Nun ist Lammfleisch nicht so populär in Deutschland, außer man denkt an Lammkoteletts und…

„… Döner. Genau. Aber gerade das macht Spass. Zu zeigen, dass man gewisse Produkte nicht so nutzen muss, wie es die Tradition in unseren Köpfen hervorruft. Das Lammfleisch lieber im Barbecue Stil auf den Tisch.“

Was bedeutet…?

„Jetzt beginnt langsam die Sommerzeit. Kombinationen aus kalt und warm. Fleisch & Gemüse vom Grill, dazu frische Salate & ein gutes Bier oder einen tollen Wein. Wir wollen die Gerichte nicht verkomplizieren.“

Dich hat die Zeit in Neuseeland doch bestimmt auch in deiner Art und Weise des Kochens verändert…

Der Umzug nach Neuseeland erweiterte meinen Umgang mit Produkten aus Region und Saison. Man findet in keinem guten Restaurant Produkte die außerhalb derer liegen. Zum einen ist der Import zu teuer & es auch nicht nötig ist. Man schaut: Was gibt es & was kann man daraus machen, ohne „etwas daraus machen“ minderwertig zu meinen. Es gibt noch mehr an einem Tier als das Filetstück. Man muss es nur verstehen die Gegebenheiten zu nutzen & aus Gegebenem Vielfalt zu schaffen.

Und welchen Einfluss hat dabei gerade Berlin auf dich?

Hmm. In Berlin scheint gerade das für mich Normale „innovativ“ zu werden. Mit Produkten aus dem Umland und der Saison zu arbeiten, statt Fleisch aus Argentinien und Spargel aus Peru zu importieren, nur weil es 5 Euro günstiger ist. Oder man etwas ganz Besonderes verarbeiten möchte, was es hier aber gerade nicht gibt. Was daran besonders ist weiß ich allerdings auch nicht. Außer dass es besonders unökologisch ist.

Was wünschst du dir also?

Dass wir es immer schaffen, obwohl wir kein kleines 20 Personen Restaurant bekochen, mit vielen Farmern aus der Umgebung zu arbeiten. Das ist natürlich eine Herausforderung. Wobei das Wort natürlich schon wieder witzig ist. Aber dann muss es halt auch so sein, dass falls gewisse Qualitäten nicht verfügbar sind, die Produkte nicht auf unserem Teller landen, sondern wir eben verstehen die Gegebenheiten zu nutzen.

In diesem Sinn. Danke Alan.

Und ich stelle fest. Ein bisschen kenne ich ihn. Ihm fehlt die Sonne sehr und er ist einfach nur überzeugend. Er ist klar und packt Schafe auf die Karte. Nur das mit dem Grün fehlt noch. Aber das habe ich in der Frankfurter Grünen Soße beim Spargel entdeckt. Julian aus Frankfurt und Alan mit der grünen Wiese.

Und by the way. Da wir Alan nicht kennen wenn er so schaut wie auf dem Bild, haben wir ihn mal gefragt ob er nicht mal so schauen könnte.

Jetzt wissen wir auch, wie das ist.

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Musée Mecanique Concert http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/museemechanique/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/museemechanique/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 07:42:01 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8385 Next Wednesday (20.05), we welcome Musée Mecanique to the hotel to play. They hail from Portland, Oregon, and are fronted by singer-songwriters Micah Rabwin and Sean Ogilvie. The lyrics of their songs are full of adventure, travel and movement, something they are fully living with their latest tour. In their recent album, From Shores of Sleep this nostalgic and dreamy band were searching the perfect sound of a voyage, as if trying to recreate ()

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Next Wednesday (20.05), we welcome Musée Mecanique to the hotel to play.

They hail from Portland, Oregon, and are fronted by singer-songwriters Micah Rabwin and Sean Ogilvie. The lyrics of their songs are full of adventure, travel and movement, something they are fully living with their latest tour. In their recent album, From Shores of Sleep this nostalgic and dreamy band were searching the perfect sound of a voyage, as if trying to recreate a Jules Verne adventure novel. Many people contributed to the album, creating a multi-instrumental live show where the songs themes are the Odyssey, Dante´s Inferno, Jacques Cousteau´s travels and old sailors legends.

Sail over, throw out your mooring rope, tie up to the hotel and disembark next Wednesday at 7.30pm.

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Natural Wine Weekend http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/natural-wine-weekend/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/natural-wine-weekend/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 13:26:44 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8378 We’re bringing natural wine to our hotel and to celebrate that, we’re having a weekend of food, wine, and music on June 13-14.  Together with our friends – sommeliers & chefs Dan Wilson & Magnus Reid, we’ve chosen a diverse selection of what we think are the most interesting, delicious and intriguing natural wines from around the world. There’ll be 40+ wines including those from: Gabrio Bini, Le Coste, Gut ()

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We’re bringing natural wine to our hotel and to celebrate that, we’re having a weekend of food, wine, and music on June 13-14. 

Together with our friends – sommeliers & chefs Dan Wilson & Magnus Reid, we’ve chosen a diverse selection of what we think are the most interesting, delicious and intriguing natural wines from around the world. There’ll be 40+ wines including those from: Gabrio Bini, Le Coste, Gut Oggau, Tschida, Marco Buratti, Domaine de L’Octavin, Pearl Morissette, Peter Jakob Kühn, Mauro Vergano & Aleks Klinec. There’ll be the juiciest of nebbiolos, the driest of rieslings, the most joyous of orange wines as well as a handful of unicorn wines. They’ll be open by the glass for tasting, with sommeliers on hand should you wish to learn more.

The wine will be all be accompanied by food from our restaurant which compliment the flavours of the wine being served. This weekend will take place outside in our courtyard. Let there be music, let there be wine!

Looking forward to taste some flavours!

Timing and program to be revealed one week prior.

In general, natural wines are wines produced not just organically, but with nothing added or removed during the entire wine making process.

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Michelberger Murder Mystery http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/michelberger-murder-mystery/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/michelberger-murder-mystery/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 08:40:09 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8368 Tonight Mr.X was found dead. All evidence points to the crime being committed inside one of the rooms of the Michelberger Hotel. Interrogations have just begun and according to witnesses the victim was last seen sometime around 11pm smoking a cigarette in the courtyard of the hotel. So far six suspects have been identified. They were all guests at the time the crime was committed. They were also seen with ()

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Tonight Mr.X was found dead. All evidence points to the crime being committed inside one of the rooms of the Michelberger Hotel. Interrogations have just begun and according to witnesses the victim was last seen sometime around 11pm smoking a cigarette in the courtyard of the hotel.

So far six suspects have been identified. They were all guests at the time the crime was committed. They were also seen with the victim during his last hours. The information so far suggests that all the suspects were acquainted with the victim in one way or another. You will now investigate 9 specific rooms, 6 potential murder weapons and 6 primary suspects.

Find the murderer, the weapon and the room in which the crime was committed. Good luck!

**you can get your hands on the game at the lobby**

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Greetings from Detroit! http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/greetings-from-detroit/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/greetings-from-detroit/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:08:09 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8363 …our friend Cozzie Worden from Detroit. Rough day at work!

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…our friend Cozzie Worden from Detroit. Rough day at work!

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Vincent Moon Channel http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/vincent-moon-channel/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/vincent-moon-channel/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:24:37 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8358 We’re big fans of Mr. Vincent Moon. But not only that, we think the work that he does and the films he makes are so very important. They document music rituals from around the world; primal human experiences which are becoming increasingly rare in our so-called ‘advancing’ civilisation. So to do our little bit to get these films in front of people we set up a Vincent Moon Channel on our ()

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We’re big fans of Mr. Vincent Moon. But not only that, we think the work that he does and the films he makes are so very important. They document music rituals from around the world; primal human experiences which are becoming increasingly rare in our so-called ‘advancing’ civilisation.

So to do our little bit to get these films in front of people we set up a Vincent Moon Channel on our room TV’s. Vincent kindly created a playlist for us of about 7 hours worth of films from his  series. They’re shot in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Peru, Laos, Vietnam, Ukraine, Italy, Ethiopia & Indonesia.

We hope you’ll find them as powerful and moving as we do, and you can find them on Channel 4.

Here’s a taster, from the Gogochurebi sisters from Tblisi, Georgia:

And we really recommend you take a look at Vincent’s recent Ted Talk too:

 

 

 

 

 

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New meeting room: The Studio http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/new-meeting-room-the-studio/ http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/new-meeting-room-the-studio/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:52:07 +0000 http://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/?p=8353 We just opened up a new meeting room in our old studio. It’s light, airy and seats up to 14 people. For enquiries, drop us an email at: veranstaltung@michelbergerhotel.com

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We just opened up a new meeting room in our old studio. It’s light, airy and seats up to 14 people. For enquiries, drop us an email at: veranstaltung@michelbergerhotel.com

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