Oxymoron, Tasty


“Oxymoron, (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, “sharp dull”), a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.”

After a long delay our arrival in Berlin appeared as a timed unpunctuality: A rather cool and rainy day was in its last quarter, any kind of sightseeing would have been a dreary affair, so we enjoyed the welcome dinner at the “Oxymoron” all the more. Hidden away in one of the courtyards of the famous Hackesche Höfe, Europe’s largest courtyard complex whose Jugendstil architecture once stood for the successful synthesis of residential, commercial, and artistic living, this restaurant is now well-frequented by locals and visitors alike. The great food is matched by the interior design, which almost feels like a living room. Exhausted and hungry, we enjoyed all of it. It might have turned into a long evening, but the sleepy looks of some of us–we’d been awake for more than 24 hours–signalled that it was finally time to go to bed…



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