Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:26 PM
Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:06 PM
Sparkling Bistro is a lot better than the name would suggest. We've been going on and off for about 3 years (they took over the old Bistro Terrine space about 4 years ago) but lately the guy has really hit his stride and we find ourselves going much more often. It is fun to watch dishes and ideas develop and I think its a matter of time before he gets a star.
If you are passing through Munich this would be a fun place to visit, not least because right now its kind of a hidden gem.
As for the name, the Bistro part is to refer back to the well loved Terrine, the sparkling refers to the owner/Chef's love of Champagne -- though last couple of times we drank a sparkling sake from Masumi which was really fantastic.
Posted 21 September 2019 - 07:46 AM
My very favorite time in Munich: Saturday morning in the old town, around 9am, first day of Oktoberfest. It feels like when you are hosting a big party, when all the preparations are done and you are waiting for the first guest to ring the doorbell. Come out at sendlinger Tor U-Bahn to see groups of people in trachten waiting in the -- mostly empty -- little side streets as the horse drawn beer carriages they are supposed to accompany slowly start to line up. Extended families in trachten meeting up for a Weißwurst breakfast before it all gets going. Here and there small brass bands tuning up and practicing. And then the crazy begins...