We're just back from our annual trip to Munich for the mineral show, and had one restaurant find that we'll definitely return to next year -- Zum Durnbrau. This is another old time place that was strongly recommended to us by a friend who lived in Munich for a year or so recently, and it's on a little alley just 2 streets up Tal (towards Isar Tor) from the Weisses Brauhaus. It first attracted us by the specials, many of which sadly were out when we finally went Sunday night. But the food overall was excellent and lower priced than our other favorite spots.Excellent, friendly service too. You do need to get the German menu -- the specials aren't in the English one, nor is a page with their steak offerings (with various choices of sides and different priced cuts).
I had a special tagliatelle with fresh chanterelles, cherry tomatoes, butter and Parmesan (originally offered in the weekly specials with fresh porcini, which I really wanted but which was sadly out) that was very nice. The regular house specialty that another of our party ordered was very moist, delicious pork tenderloins in a light sauce with white mushrooms, garlic, herbs and bacon, served with toasted bread and salad -- a real winner. The other incredible dish of the evening, ordered by the same person, was a dessert -- a very light marzipan mousse with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toasted pistachios. Yum.
Our other evenings were spent at our usual haunts including multiple trips to Der Pschorr and one evening to Andechser am Dom for the game (hare tenderloins in cassis sauce with spaetzle for me).
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