In the centre of the capital, not far from the Brandenburg Gate, Germany’s most exclusive private club is located on the upper floors of the Adlon Palais. Since its opening in 2003, the China Club Berlin has become a meeting place for decision-makers from business, politics, culture and society – members only. Initiator and club founder Anne Maria Jagdfeld has realised her vision of a refuge in the pulsating capital. Less of a business club than a “private club” based on the British model, which focuses on enjoyment and the meeting of people.
With her interior design, which combines precious antiques from all provinces of China with Art Deco style elements from Shanghai in the 1930s and ’40s and a remarkable collection of modern Chinese art, she has created a setting for this that is unique in Germany. The luxurious club rooms have an individual character and represent the highest Chinese living culture. On approximately 1,500 square metres and three levels, members have access to a high-class Chinese and an Italian restaurant with outdoor terraces, two bars and a “Smoking & Cigar Lounge”. Furthermore, six individually designed suites for meetings, private and business events or for lunch and dinner arrangements in a more exclusive circle.
The Chinese Signature Restaurant serves classic Chinese cuisine with pan-Asian influences at the highest level. Chef Tam Kok Kong from Singapore has been at the cooker here from the very beginning. He is considered one of the best chefs in Asia and is highly regarded for his Peking duck, wasabi prawns and dim sum. Simone Suardi from Milan is also a top chef for the Italian restaurant Medinis, who turns classics of Italian cuisine into a delight with his passion and great technical perfection. Just like Tam Kok Kong, he uses the best basic ingredients in organic quality. In both restaurants, fish and shellfish come from wild catches, meat and poultry from species-appropriate animal husbandry from the organic farm Gut Vorder Bollhagen, as do vegetables, potatoes and eggs. Excellent service in the restaurants, bars and suites is a matter of course.
The culinary experience requires corresponding wines that harmonise perfectly with Chinese or Italian cuisine. The top-class wine list of the China Club Berlin is compiled with the greatest care and in close cooperation with the legendary “Lorenz Adlon Weinhandlung” and is characterised by a selection of exceptional items. Around 1,000 wines and champagnes are stored in the club’s wine cellar – from exclusive classics and rarities from the most prestigious wine-growing regions to promising new discoveries. The individual recommendation of the club sommeliers is indispensable and testifies to their connoisseurship and passion for wine. The two bars entice guests with exquisite spirits from all over the world, extensive bar menus and the outstanding cocktail skills of the bartenders.
In addition to the top-class culinary and wine expertise, the service and guest culture at the China Club plays an important role. Members and guests benefit from highly professional services at the China Club – from the reception team to a concierge service, a membership office and an event team for the function area. The perfectly trained China Club staff always looks after members and guests in all matters courteously, competently, reliably and with the necessary discretion.
The excellent location in the middle of the capital, the prestigious premises, the outstanding culinary offer and the service at the highest level have made CHINA CLUB one of the most exclusive private members’ clubs in the world.
Further information: www.china-club-berlin.de