O´zapft! Munich is not only worth a visit to the Oktoberfest. I was there again for a few days over New Year’s Eve and would like to tell you today of my three favorite places …
When you’re in Munich, paying the Viktualienmarkt a visit is definitely a must. Back in the days when I had started modeling, I used to live right next to it. I remember the fantastic feeling when you would stroll across the market in the morning and grab a fresh cup of juice or one of my dearly beloved butter pretzels. The formerly as a famer’s market established Viktualienmarkt managed to evolve into one of the hottest hotspots for gourmets. You will not find a place that offers a bigger variety of fresh foods or delicacies anywhere in Munich.
Brunch at Eataly
Just a few steps away from the Viktualienmarkt, you can find the Eataly, which is just the right place for a lovely brunch. The beautiful building is picked with Italian delicacies and tasty treats. Nice concept, as you might also stumble across it in New York. It combines grocery shopping, live cooking and eating – short: enjoying Italian’s best. Moreover, Eataly provides a great diversity of gastronomical offers. Focaccia, Bruschetta, different kinds of ham, traditional cheese varieties from a broad range of Italian regions, and of course vintage Italian Aperitivo. In the basement you will not only find excellent Italian chocolate, a great offer of different vines, but most importantly the Eataly cooking school. Considering Eataly’s global success, I’m very positive the concept will also take off in Munich and moreover the location, Schrannenhalle, will turn out to be a major win for the city eventually. The Italian retail chain has what it takes to become one of the Bavarian state capital’s next hotspots. Conclusion: Beautiful location, fantastic pizza and very nice people you will most likely meet there ?
The Hearthouse is Munich’s first private member club. It combines a modern dinner and clubbing concept, and is furthermore located very central, right next to Stachus. We had a phenomenal dinner and after we finished our meals, we only had to go downstairs to enter the club. The atmosphere is very special and the interior design is super stylish. Working in the Hearthouse’s restaurant department is Florian Gürstler, who also used to cook for one of Robert De Niro’s Nobu restaurant. Booking in advance is definitely a plus, considering the place tends to get crowded and you might end up not getting a table. Conclusion: amazing location, exquisite food and very polite staff