After doing some research and comparison, we concluded that the cost of degustation menus in the Michelin-starred restaurants in Munich were slightly higher than the ones in their neighbour Austria. Therefore after splurging on a few Michelin-starred restaurants earlier, we settled for a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant – Le Barestovino instead.
Since it was Valentine’s Day, the restaurant had a standard set menu comprising of 4-course meal at €46 / €63 (with wine pairing). The menu was written in German, but the server helped to explain the menu for us in English.
For starters there were 3 options available, so we chose 2 out of the 3. One being Oysters Special another being Salmon Tartare with fennel and orange-anise reduction. The reduction for the salmon tartare was light and refreshing. The dish was paired with a German Riesling.
For mains we had Winter Cod with root vegetable and tarragon sauce and Veal filet with morels and Madeira jus served with risotto. The winter cod’s texture was firm and buttery, complemented by the creamy tarragon sauce. The dish was paired with a Chardonnay-Viognier from Provence.
The risotto texture was well-cooked and infused with the earthy taste of the morels. I enjoyed the veal which was juicy and tender. A well-executed dish, my favourite for the night. The dish was paired with a Cotes du Luberon red.
Lastly for desserts we had Fondant au chocolate, Creme brulee and Caramel ice cream. The fondant had rich chocolate filling with a melt-in-your-mouth souffle. The mildly salted caramel ice cream paired well with the sweet brulee.
The ambience, setting, service and quality of food were all perfect. I hope this place could get their first Michelin star soon.
With this perfect meal, we ended our Swiss-Austria-Germany rail trip.
Over at the Munich airport we did a final shopping for omigaye and the design of the Neuhaus ‘City collection-Germany’ chocolate caught my attention. Loved the sketches/drawing of the key city attractions in Germany. I ended up buying the Belgian chocolates due to the pretty packaging. Another chocolate that I bought in Switzerland – Toblerone with Crunchy Salted Caramelised Almonds, was also available at the Munich airport. Not sure if this flavour is available in Singapore but I didn’t seem to spot them in the supermarkets here yet. Instead of the classic beige box, this was in a turquoise coloured box. I also like this flavour more than the classic one since this one has more chunky almond bits in it.
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