For years, Berlin was ridiculed as the home of curry-wurst and bouletten. But no longer. Today, Germany's capital is renowned for its world-class cuisine and top chefs.
Truffled frogs legs with spiced raisins, and apple and pear tart with prune and Armagnac ice cream... French chefs were setting out Wednesday to make mouths water in a global celebration of the country's cuisine.
Sebastien Bras said he wants to be "liberated" from the stress of keeping Michelin stars. Bras is the first chef to be allowed to withdraw after several of his colleagues shut their restaurants due to the pressure.
Twenty-eight French restaurants have been honored with the gastronomic sector's most coveted rating. That's a record number of three-star ratings for any single country in the Michelin Red Guide.
Three German security guards who waved Palestinian scarves and got into a row with Israeli representatives at Berlin's tourism trade fair in Berlin were escorted out by police. No charges were filed.
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