The Zagreus Projekt, named for a Greek god, is not a restaurant, nor a gourmet club, but a uniquely Berlin institution, which thrives exclusively by word of mouth. Located in the second interior courtyard of a building whose facade bears the message, in gigantic letters, "DIESES HAUS STAND FRÜHER IN EINEM ANDEREN LAND" (i.e., the GDR), in a space initially occupied by a Jewish women's bath house (the tiles still line the wall), it is a home for exhibitions or installations, which change every few months, and the multi-course dinners that Ulrich Krauss, innovative chef, affable host, wine afficionado, and great friend, serves to two dozen diners a couple of times a week at his communal table. Uli has graciously reserved the premises for us on Thursday, November 28, at 19:30, and has come up with an excellent three-course holiday menu: Hokkaido pumpkin soup with ginger, orange, and saffron; roast turkey with maple syrup crust, bread stuffing with chestnuts, apples, and marjoram; cranberry sauce with orange; green beans with shallots; carrots with marsala and parsley; and pear pie with cinnamon parfait. The three-course menu, with water and coffee, costs 40€. For those who would also like the accompanying wines (2017 Grauburgunder, Weingut Pieroth, Burg Layen, Nahe, and 2015 Bastide Miraflors, Syrah, Grenache, Domaine Lafarge, Roussillon) the cost is 60€. As was the case last year, pre-payment is required to confirm your reservation. When you RSVP I will forward you Uli's bank information for the wire transfer. In the (hopefully very rare) case that you have to cancel a confirmation, please email me ([email protected]) to arrange a refund. Deadline to RSVP: November 15.