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A culinary world tour through Berlin

Buzara, Montenegro

Vladimir Kosic offers a different fish dish every day. Along with buzara, a seafood dish, he serves grilled vegetables and salad at Lesendro. It's like being on vacation on the Adriatic coast - in the heart of Berlin.

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Vladimir Kosic: "I started over here again."

It's no wonder that the sea has played an important role in Vladimir Kosic's life.

Vladimir Kosic (Photo: Lena Ganssmann)

Vladimir Kosic

Kosic grew up on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro, and his great passion is free diving and hunting fish with a harpoon - and then grilling his catch, of course. After finishing school, Vladimir Kosic was drawn to the city to study business in Belgrade. There, he spent many years running a bar and a small seafood restaurant until love brought him to Berlin in 2013. And he brought big plans with him - he was going to open a restaurant. Later that same year, he opened Lesendro in Prenzlauer Berg.

Lesendro in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district

The name hearkens back to his home country. "Lesendro" is the name of an old fort on the coast of Montenegro. Yet, Kosic aims to bring even more of the Adriatic atmosphere to Berlin.

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Serves 4


  • 1200 g mussels
  • 400 g clams
  • 8 king prawns with head and tail
  • 8 scampi with head
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 T strained tomatoes
  • 1 splash white wine
  • Salt, pepper
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil


Sauté onions in oil. Add mussels, clams, king prawns, and scampi, and simmer in the pan. Dice cherry tomatoes and tomatoes, and add to pan together with strained tomatoes, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Deglaze with white wine. Finally, add green onions and continue to cook until the mussels open. Serve with bread.

Restaurant Lesendro
Knaackstraße 45
10435 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 28855003

Lesendro website

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