3 Michelin stars that is. Although you don’t need a password for
entrance to this 2-star Michelin-rated restaurant in the heart of Munich, you do have to ring the bell and be escorted upstairs when the gourmet shop downstairs is closed. The Dallmayrs have been in the gourmet food business for 3 centuries, and the deli and gourmet shop, along with the coffee-roasting business is world-famous. We had the added delight of dining at the restaurant.
Fine dining at it’s best was experienced here and they are working
very hard to earn another star. We were greeted by the champagne cart with
3 choices, including a pink champagne. We opted for the dryer of the
alternatives. Not one, but several amuse-bouches were delivered to our table, each a work of art.
The second was a trio of tastes made with granny smith apples and smoked trout. We both ordered fish for our entree, Gary ordered the Ray and I ordered the sole. Both were delicious and beautifully prepared, again with the artistry of the presentation being one of the highlights of the meal. The Ray was prepared with Sepia and chorizo oil and was served on a bed of seasonal vegetables. The sole was prepared with fennel cream, fennel dust and sauce Bourride, which is typically made with a fish stock, lemon and fennel. The dish was served on a bed of fennel and accompanied by squid-ink gnocchi. Absolutely delicious!
The desserts were paraded out to us and seemed to keep coming, starting with a beautiful presentation featuring strawberries, followed by a chocolate creation that was served with warm Sake, finishing with a selection of handmade pralines and truffles.
Whether you just visit the gourmet shop and deli or take the time to enjoy fine dining, Dallmayr should be at the top of the “must-do” list when you come to Munich.
Note the photo of the coffee urns:
Coffee is taken from exquisite, hand-painted porcelain vessels crafted in Nymphenburg, and weighed on beam balances specially designed and produced for Dallmayr.