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True mastery is revealed by the simplest dishes. The new Kreuzberg restaurant Mastan takes up this challenge and brings fine bistronomy to Berlin. The former head chef of Aux Lyonnais - Alain Ducasse, Yann Mastantuono, has left Paris to fulfill his dream in Berlin: his own restaurant that combines contemporary French bistro cuisine with the traditions of the South of France. Born in Marseille, he grew up with the cuisine of the South of France, evolving into a master of bistro cuisine alongside Alain Ducasse. The cuisine at Mastan combines the style of contemporary French bistros with the traditions of the South - Provence, the Mediterranean and the multifaceted regions of southwestern France.

Thanks to creative ideas, outstanding craftsmanship and regional produce, Mastan blends the typical joie de vivre of its neighboring country and the simplicity of bistro cuisine with fine dining techniques.

Chef and owner Yann Mastantuono (All photos Florian Kroll)

What goes on the table is determined by the seasons and the harvests. Yann Mastantuono works closely with producers and farmers in the region, using ingredients that are as natural as possible to create fine nuances, intense flavors and authenticity. The menu is thus determined by regional produce, which gives a unique twist to the French recipes. As a finishing touch, the wine list at Mastan offers a broad selection of organic and natural wines. Yann Mastantuono sets great store on personal contact with winemakers from France, Germany and Austria.

As usual in a French bistro, there is also a counter in the "Le Zinc" tradition, where guests can enjoy typical specialties such as cheese and sausage with a glass of wine. Whether at a white-clothed table or simply at the counter, at Mastan it’s all about enjoying life and escaping everyday concerns for a few hours!