Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
The city and state of
known for delicious and varied cuisine. The city itself is cultured, so you can
find everything from locally made moles (MOH-lays) to Italian, Chinese and even
Berlina is a German style bistro
that also serves specialty breakfasts.
It is located on the
walking street Andador de Macedonia Alcala, across the
street from the
Santo Domingo Cathedral.*Berlina
has since moved, see new address below. Unpretentious surroundings
and a cozy feel greet you upon entering the bistro. And one of the
owners, who is a double for Antonio Banderas, is a charming and
A wide variety of
Here in the cases you see a
large selection of boutique beers from which to choose as well as some freshly
made desserts including sachertorte and apple strudel. You can take a
sneak peek at the owner who is standing with his back to us by the computer from
which a personal collection of music is being played.
The menu offers delectables
such as cold meat and cheese plates, German pastries, salads, sandwiches,
brochettes, and soups.
It's not easy to find a
Reuben sandwich in Latin America. When we first saw this on the menu, that's
when we decided to try Berlina's for lunch.
The sandwich, made with
fresh German bread, was packed full of corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese,
accompanied by a salad. The sandwich was big and filling enough for me to take
half of it home. At a cost of 90Pesos, just under $5USD, it was a deal.
Grilled vegetable salad
with serrano ham
Here you can see a close up
of the German bread that is served with meals, a very delicious and meaty sort
of bread; chewy with seeds. Since we ate here several times, I ordered a grilled
vegetable salad with jamon serrano, which is a dried ham made in the
mountains, sliced paper thin and very flavorful.
What a great salad! Price
was also 90Pesos, just under $5USD.
A closer look
It really does look great,
doesn't it? Fire cooked red and gold peppers, eggplant, carrots and zucchini
along with fresh tomatoes, serrano ham, lettuce and sesame seeds.
The dressing was delightful
and went well with the taste of the vegetables, not drowning out the flavor of
Billy ordered a bratwurst
plate which came with potato salad, that awesome German bread, a simple side
salad, three different styles of mustards and included a boutique beer.
It's hard to find mustards
in Mexico, as they are not used in Mexican cuisine. This being a German bistro,
we were thrilled to see the variety of mustards given with this meal.
Price was 135Pesos which
came to $7.25USD.
What a plate! What a deal!
After all these good
lunches, we wanted to return for happy hour and try their cold meat and cheese
plate which included 2 glasses of wine. Unfortunately, the evening we chose was
a holiday evening, and Berlina was closed. I'd like to try their strudel or
sachertorte sometime too!
Certainly, if ever you are
in the city of Oaxaca,
make a stop at Berlina Bistro.
#403 Macedonia Alcala - just
moved to The terrace of Casa Vieja- above Restaurante Danzantes,
Tele: +52. 222. 101. 7093
Open daily 10am to 10pm
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Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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