Monday, November 29, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, December 4!

The next dinner is this Saturday, December 4, and there are still some seats available if you'd like to join us! We will be getting started with cocktails at 19.00, to be followed by a five course tasting menu with wine pairings featuring some of my favorite winter dishes.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Last minute opening for the dinner tomorrow, 20 November!

There has been a cancellation and we now have two seats free at the dinner tomorrow, November 20! Get in touch at if you would like to join us.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dia de los Muertos Dinner October 30

Next Saturday, October 30 we will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos dinner with some favorite foods for the holiday. Mole, tamales, and champurrado are on the menu, and thanks to a delivery of sugar skull molds from California we'll be attempting some of those as well! As usual, there will be a five course tasting menu with wine pairings for each course, and we're happy to accommodate vegetarians or anyone else with dietary restrictions with advance notice.

There are still some seats available, if you'd like to participate send an email to

Face Your Food

Face Your Food is a new campaign by Fairfood International that is designed to make people think about where their food comes from. People are making videos of themselves eating, which are then automatically slowed down and reversed. The videos are funny, you can see them on youtube or on Facebook, where you can make your own video and post it on your own Facebook wall.

Anyone who is interested can participate in making a video at the October 30 dinner, though of course participation isn't required!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Dinners

The next dinners will be October 16 and October 30. Recent visitors from California resupplied us with dried chiles, masa, and other staples right in time! We'll be preparing a fall menu with some Dia de los Muertos favorites like mole and champurrado, and are excited to experiment with making our own sugar skulls.

There are still some seats available, so drop us a line at if you'd like to join us. We're happy to accommodate vegetarians with advanced notice, and make sure to tell us about any other dietary restrictions or allergies. The suggested donation for the five course menu and wine pairings is 50 Euros.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, August 28

There are still some spaces left at the next dinner on Saturday, August 28! As usual we will be getting started with a cocktail hour at 19.00 and then moving on to a five course tasting menu with wine pairings. Since the summer heat wave seems to be well and truly over for Berlin I'll put together a summer menu for a cool and rainy evening... Feel free to drop me a line at if you have any special requests for the menu! I think it may be time for slow braised lamb birria to make an appearance on the menu again, which will give our friends at Gallerie Orange a good opportunity to choose a nice spicy red wine for us.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thanks for a great evening!

I had a wonderful time this Saturday! I will post more pictures from guests soon.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Three seats available for July 31

Three seats have just opened up for the dinner this Saturday the 31st, drop me a line at if you would like to attend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pictures from the July 17 dinner

Thanks to our guest, John, for sending us some pictures from the dinner on July 17! It was a fun night, I really enjoyed meeting all of you.

July 31 dinner is full

There are no more seats left at the dinner this Saturday, but we do have cancellations sometimes so if you would like to be on the waiting list just send an email to with your phone number!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, July 31

Join us for a five course summer tasting menu Saturday, the 31st of July! Wine pairings will be provided by our friends at Gallerie Orange. We will begin with a cocktail hour at 19.00, for reservations email

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Seafood Menu Saturday

This Saturday at 19.00 we'll be serving a summer seafood menu starting with lemon drops and quesadillas followed by a five course tasting menu with wine pairings from our friend at Gallerie Orange.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, July 3

There are still a few seats available for the dinner this Saturday, the 3rd of July! We'll be starting with a cocktail hour at 7 pm, to be followed by a five course summer tasting menu with wine pairings. Get in touch at to make reservations.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We ♥ Mole

We had a great time at the dinner Saturday, and are enjoying our mole leftovers! We'll be making it again for the dinner this Saturday, there are still some seats left for fellow mole lovers out there. Get in touch at to make a reservation.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Next Dinners Saturday May 22 and May 29

We are excited for the next two dinners, I have been craving mole for a while now and we will finally be putting it on the menu! Each dinner will start at 7:00, and seating is limited to twelve guests or less.

Thanks so much!

What an outstanding evening! We had such a wonderful time hosting last night's group, the company and conversation was great (not to mention the fun of getting flowers from a guest!).

We got a tip about the Weinfest on Rüdesheimer Platz, where you can try wines by different Rheingau vintners and have a picnic. Can't wait to go! Some of those tasty German white wines are delicious with Mexican food, next time we will have to make sure we make enough to have leftovers for a picnic.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A review for those of you who speak Danish!

One of our guests from Denmark wrote this review of us on her blog, which we read with the help of google translate and the great pictures! Thanks Louise, that was a really fun evening!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dinner April 29 and May 1

We are very excited for our next two dinners, we'll be getting a personal delivery of the fixings for our family recipe guacamole. We also found another great source for wine, the art gallery/wine shop Gallerie Orange right around the corner on Wülichstrasse. The proprietor is very knowledgeable, the atmosphere is pleasant, and they even host a supper club from time to time with Israeli or Peruvian cuisine!

As always seating is limited to 12 people or less. There are seats left at both, but there is more availability at the dinner on the first. We'll be starting at 8 pm on the 29th, and at the usual time of 7 pm on the first. Email us at for reservations.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 24 Dinner Sold Out!

There's still time to sign up for the dinners on the 29th or 1st though!

We just finished our special dinner for the group visiting from the Netherlands, we had a lot of fun and learned a word or two in Dutch that we promptly forgot. We've been promised some photos taken by guests this evening, as soon as we get them we will post them here!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A note for vegetarians

We are always happy to make vegetarian/pescetarian menus for any dinner if you give us a little advance notice!

Schedule for the next few weeks

There have been a few changes to our schedule over the next few weeks, so here's the plan!

*Tuesday, April 20. This dinner is sold out.
*Saturday, April 24. There are still seats available at this dinner, which is shaping up to be a nice international crowd with Germans, Swedes, Australians, and Americans.
*Thursday, April 29. We added a dinner for a group only in town for a short time, there are a few reservations left. This will be a "preview" dinner for the menu we will be serving on May 1.
*Saturday, May 1. This will be a special dinner with guests from San Diego, we will be serving a menu of family favorite recipes. The ceviche and chiles rellenos are not to be missed!

We are really looking forward to these upcoming dinners, now that spring is here we're so excited to have all these great local ingredients to work with! To make a reservation e-mail

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Check out the Lotería Supper Club in this article!

This article in the "Creative Use of Space" blog (sponsored by Mini/BMW, strangely enough) assures us that supper clubs are here to stay. We hope that the "clandestine culinary tradition" does continue to spread to cities around the world as the author predicts, and that more supper clubs will pop up here in Berlin for us to visit!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What a great evening!

We had a wonderful time last night! Thanks so much to all our guests, and we will definitely be accepting that invitation to come to Denmark and do some dinners... I am imagining a carne asada in that garden with a view of the ocean and I can't wait!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Special dinner added Saturday, April 3!

We received a request to add a dinner on Saturday, April 3, and were happy to oblige! The dinner will begin at 19.00 with cocktails and antojitos, and we will feature a five course tasting menu with local and seasonal ingredients. There are still a few seats available, if you'd like to join us send an email to

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brandenburg farm trip

One more thing to add to the list of things to love about Berlin is how easy it is to get out to the countryside and visit some of our local farms. Today we went to the Hofladen (farm shop) at Neumanns Erntegarten, had a wonderful walk through fields that are just starting to turn green, and ate a fantastic meal at a restaurant in a stone tower. It's easy to get to Neumanns Erntegarten, just take the S-Bahn to the Potsdam Hauptbanhof and get on the 614 bus. The Heineberg stop is right in front of the entrance to the Hofladen, and once you have checked out their beautiful selection of produce, cheese, meat, dairy, eggs, and wine you can walk back to town through the fields.

The apples looked so good and had such an incredible scent that I think we will have to include them in our menu for the 27th.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, March 27

We are excited to announce our next dinner on Saturday, March 27. We will be featuring a five course tasting menu with wine pairings and a welcome cocktail. Seating will be limited to twelve guests or less, contact to reserve a seat!

Wonderful resource for locally produced foods!

We are so excited to have found this resource for local produce, fish, and meat in the Berlin/Brandenburg area. Over the next week or so we will be taking trips out into the countryside (and within our own neighborhood of Friedrichshain for fresh sprouts!) to find the best local producers, we will keep you updated on what we find. We are really looking forward to a menu at the next dinner on March 20 featuring locally produced fish, pork, and produce.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


We had a wonderful time with all of our guests, thanks so much for a great night! We loved the way the menu worked out tonight, and of course we have to say thank you as usual to Johnny for the fantastic wine pairings.

And to that certain someone who doesn't like to celebrate his birthday, sorry that we spilled the beans but we were so glad to have you here with us tonight...


the Lotería Supper Club team

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Check out the Lotería Supper Club at!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Photos from the Valentine's Dinner

Thanks to Frank from for the pictures!

Schedule Change-- Next Dinner March 6!

We are moving the next dinner back a week so as not to clash with the 30th birthdays of two members of the Lotería team. This means that the next dinner will be on Saturday, March 6 at 7 pm, and we are looking forward to putting the menu below together. The house has been full of delicious "test" pupusas and a new homemade mexican chocolate triple sec sorbet that we just may need to work in to the menu...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Next Dinner Saturday, February 27!

We are hosting the next dinner on Saturday, February 27 beginning at 7 pm near Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. The five course tasting menu, which includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, and wine pairings, is inspired by the food of Southern California and Northern Mexico. Seating is limited to twelve guests, and the suggested donation is 50 Euros. A vegetarian menu is available with advance notice.

Antojito: Pupusas

Homemade tortillas stuffed with cheese and served with curtido, a spicy carrot-cabbage slaw

First Course: Crema de Coliflor
Creamy cauliflower soup drizzled with truffle oil

Second Course: Pear Pepita Salad
Arugula salad with sliced pears, toasted pumpkin seeds, and shaved parmesan

Intermezzo: Lemon-Basil Sorbet

Main Course: Asado de Boda
Slow cooked pork flavored with cinnamon, cloves, cumin, chilies, and chocolate, served over roasted fennel and arroz blanco with fresh tortillas

Dessert: Chocolate Chili Soufflé
with cinnamon whipped cream

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thank you to our guests!

We want to say thanks to our guests from Saturday night, you made the evening a lot of fun! We enjoyed meeting some new people and seeing some old friends, and any group that is going to want seconds in the early hours of the morning while they are still at our table has a place in our hearts. We will post photos as well as the menu for the next dinner on the 27th soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Dinner Sold Out!

Sorry, we can't accept any more reservations for the Valentine's Dinner! We are really looking forward to the group coming on Saturday, it is going to be an international crowd.

We will be announcing the date and menu for the next dinner within the next few days.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wine Pairings for Valentine's Dinner!

Last night the Lotería Supper Club team visited Sorsi e Morsi in Prenzlauer Berg to get their genius proprietor's suggestions for wine pairings for the Valentine's Dinner, and we are so excited with the results.

1. 2008 Erste & Neue Kellerei Sauvignon. This bright, fresh, young wine is from the Alto Adige region of Südtirol. It has a well balanced sweetness that will stand up well to the slight spiciness of the squash soup and is complex enough to wake your taste buds up for the rest of the meal. This is no insipid white wine, and I think that even those who prefer red will enjoy it.

2. 2007 Rosa Grande Rosato. We had originally thought to pair the warm spinach salad with roasted beets with a full bodied white, but when Johnny produced the Rosato from Sardinia for us to try we knew it was perfect. I love a good dry Rosé, particularly this one that had flavors of raspberries, rose petals, citrus, and tomato skins.

3. 2005 Tenuta Coppadoro Cotinone. A blend of Aglianico, Montepulciano, and Carbernet Sauvignon aged in oak, the Cotinone comes from Puglia. It's big and bold and has the wood and tannins we were looking for, and will be a good complement for the richness of the braised lamb shanks.

We are still on the search for the perfect port to end the meal with, but the beginning is a family favorite with a twist. My dad is the all time margarita champion, so we will be using his recipe with the addition of some fresh pomegranate juice.

For those of you who have not yet been to Sorsi e Morsi, go immediately. Walk in and tell Johnny what you'd like to drink and he will find the perfect bottle and pour you a taste. If you love it, have a glass. If not, tell him exactly what you don't like about it and he will find you something just right.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Proud to announce the first dinner of the Lotería Supper Club!

We are hosting a Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 7 pm near Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. The five course tasting menu, which includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, and wine pairings, is inspired by the food of Southern California and Northern Mexico. Seating is limited to twelve guests, and the suggested donation is 50 Euros. A vegetarian menu is available with advance notice.

Valentine's Menu

Antojito: Quesadillas made with homemade tortillas stuffed with cheese and topped with avocado, fresh salsa, and cilantro

First Course: Squash soup with toasted spiced pumpkin seeds and lime crema

Second Course: Warm roasted beet salad with spinach, orange, and pickled red onions

Intermezzo: Lime-pomegranate granita

Main Course: Red wine braised lamb shanks prepared with chilies, cumin, and ginger served with greens, Mexican style rice, and fresh tortillas

Dessert: Mexican chocolate panna cotta served with a port cherry sauce