How to invite a poutine recipe and wine to the Mercure Hotel Berlin City

Vintage cuvette of the Mercure hotels

What do a poutine recipe, wine and more have to do with the Mercure Berlin City?

You are wondering what a poutine recipe and wine has to do with the Hotel Mercure Berlin City. On the occasion of our visit to ITB 2019, this hotel invited us to stay. We only found out about the hotel's cuisine during our stay. We gladly accepted the invitation because the hotel was very convenient for our appointments in the run-up to the ITB.


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Perfect location for business travelers and visitors to Berlin

From the main train station you can reach it by tram M10 in only four minutes and one station (natural history museum). Our appointments at Potsdamer Platz and near the Brandenburg Gate were quickly and easily reached by car from the Mercure Berlin City. Thus, the Mercure Hotel Berlin City is suitable for business people as well as for visitors who want to discover the sights of Berlin. Reichstag building, the Federal Chancellery, the Brandenburg Gate, the Hotel Adlon, Bellevue Palace, the Pergamon Museum or the German Spy Museum. All of these sights are easily and quickly accessible from this hotel.

The reception at Mercure Berlin City surprises

The reception in the Mercure Hotel Berlin City astonished us. We had parked our car in the garage of the hotel and entered the hotel lobby via the elevator. Somewhat perplexed, we were looking for a reception. But there is not one in this hotel. At least not, as we otherwise know in hotels. Instead, there is a niche where guests can take a break. A wine rack with wine assortment points to the theme of wine, which plays a special role in this hotel. A nice idea to recover from the hustle and bustle of the big city.



In the middle of the lobby, bar tables were placed where two ladies received the guests. Upon request, it turns out that we can check in with them at the hotel. After registering, we also get information about the area, we move into our room on the fifth floor of the hotel.


Sleep under flower tendrils
Sleep under flower tendrils

The standard rooms at the Mercure Hotel Berlin City

Although the standard room could be a bit bigger, we felt comfortable in it. A flower tendril on the wall above the bed gave the room a friendly touch. The bathroom looks through the window, which opens to the bedroom, a little larger. So you do not feel cramped. The shower had plenty of room and an entry, which prevented that the whole bathroom gets wet when showering. Couple was the bathroom but not to use. It was too small for that.


So friendly you will be served in the bar
So friendly you will be served in the bar


A bar where you can put together your poutine recipe

We especially liked the culinary concept at the Mercure Hotel Berlin City. There is not a restaurant for dinner. But guests can eat in the hotel bar. They like to use this, as we notice during our stay. There is the standard menu, which is issued by the headquarters of Mercure Hotels. The meals listed are available at all Mercure hotels. In it you will find food for every taste. Vegans will find just as much as meat lovers. The prices are also acceptable for a capital city hotel.


Poutine with Mundschenk Cuvée at the Mercure Berlin City Hotel
Poutine with Mundschenk Cuvée at the Mercure Berlin City Hotel


I found it interesting that the Mercure Hotel Berlin City also offers a culinary theme for the year. 2019 is a poutine menu. As a lover of Quebec cuisine, we made the decision easy. We had our own personal poutine prepared. For this you can add to the basic recipe of French fries, cheese curds and gravy his ingredients as desired. poutine is a dish that doesn't appeal to the eyes. It is too big a “mishmash” for that. In Quebec, however, it is almost the unofficial national dish that is available in all regions and in all variations.

Make your poutine to your taste

We combine our poutine with pulled pork, guacamole and corn tortillas. American is hardly possible. A little bit, she puts us back to Quebec. Even if she does not look very appetizing, she just tastes great.

Alternatively, you can combine them with fries to order (homemade, steakhouse fries or sweet potato fries). As extras, there are cheeses, vegetable ingredients, meat and sausages or tuna. Our wait staff tells us that sometimes quite adventurous combinations come out. In the blog of the Mercure Hotel Berlin City you can follow which Poutine of the month is currently up to date.


Grape harvest in the Mercure Berlin City


Wine made by Mercure Meatballs

She also tells us that she is trained to be Mercure Mundschenkin. She learns wine knowledge and can give us recommendations, which wine fits our food. She recommends the 2016 Mercure cup cappuccino M8. This is a very special wine. The red wine cuvée comes from the winery Lergenmüller Hainfeld in the Palatinate. Julia Lergenmüller created it with the Mercure Mundschenkinnen. The result is a red wine that perfectly complements our poutine.

Wine plays an important role in the concept of Mercure Hotels. Not only that the Mercure Mundschenke are trained by the German Wine Institute. The wines of German Mercure hotels are all from German wine regions, Sustainability in wine enjoyment thus enjoys a high value. In addition, every year a wine tasting takes place, to which hotel guests are invited. You will be able to determine the wine list of the following year in the Mercure Hotels.

And finally ...

The Mercure Hotel Berlin City we liked it. It offers everything for business travelers and short breaks for a stay in Berlin and it keeps a few pleasant surprises in store for its guests. We felt very comfortable on the two days we spent in this hotel. If you are looking for a practical hotel in Berlin Mitte that is not too expensive, we can recommend the Mercure Hotel Berlin City.


Mercure Hotel Berlin City

Invalid road 38
10115 Berlin

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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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How to invite a poutine recipe and wine to the Mercure Hotel Berlin City

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.