MIKROKOSMOS – THE RESTAURANT
We are the first restaurant in Germany that has edible insects on its daily menu! But we do not only offer dishes with insects. Our menu consists of sustainable food that helps to protect our environment, because we believe that this is the food of the future.
CHEF DIEGO CASTRO
Diego explores the tastiest ways to integrate insects into Western food culture and combines the traditions of his native country Peru with regional products, inventing a fusion kitchen that proves that sustainability can be extremely delicious.
OUR MAIN PARTNERS & LOCAL HEROS
The shorter the delivery route, the more energy-saving and better for the environment! Therefore, the ingredients of our dishes come from trusted partners from Berlin and Brandenburg, who not only preach sustainability but put it into practice.
ABOUT OUR PROJECT
Insects may appear insignificant or repellent, but they are actually underestimated. Without insects, life on Earth wouldn't be possible, as they can be a solution to future food challenges. Discover the Mikrokosmos ...
A GARDEN FOR MIKROKOSMOS
We had the pleasure of getting in touch with the Prinzessinnen Garten collective of Hermannstrasse 100 in Berlin. The new space of this co-gardening project is a deconsecrated cemetery, full of history in the heart of Neukoelln.
Thanks to the collaboration with the Berlin beekeeper Erica Mayr, we finally have adopted our own two beehives on the roof of the Zeughof complex in Kreuzberg.
ORGANIC, HEALTHY AND TASTY
Our dishes are made from organic and seasonal products from local farmers (or hunters) in Berlin and Brandenburg and our menu consists mainly of vegan and vegetarian dishes. However, a few dishes contain animal products, including edible insects that are permitted in Europe, carefully selected by us and raised by certified farmers exclusively for human consumption. Our chef and maitre de cuisine Diego Castro combines the traditions of his Peruvian roots with regional German products and investigates a fusion cuisine that proves that sustainability can be extremely delicious.
When we talk about future food, we mean a cuisine consisting of dishes that we need to consume in the coming years in order to preserve and protect our environment. This includes insects, of course. But they are only a small part of the cuisine of Mikrokosmos. The future will be more and more about the efficiency of each product we eat. And that efficiency is closely linked to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and CO2. This means that the focus will be on short delivery routes and a sustainable production of all products.
EVENTS & CATERING
Do you want to surprise your costumers, or friends? Or you are still looking for a special event idea? We offer unique dinner experience in a cozy space. A taste journey that brings to reflection and introduces a cultural debate on environmental sustainability.