Munich as a kosher foodie destination


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Munich as a kosher foodie destination

AdinaA | | Mar 13, 2013 02:48 PM

Restaurant Einstein in Munich. For a totally comfortable business trip, or holiday destination (with daily minyan) and really chow-worthy food.

Elegant restaurant right in the center city. And the food is really good.

The food is excellent. There is a permanent page in the menu, Jewish comfort food (schnitzel) and tasting platters of Israeli salads - some of the clientele are Germans doing Jewish tours that include Israeli food.

But the cooking rises way above the standard Israeli grill. I mean that this restaurant would be well-received even in a kosher foodie town like New York. Many dishes are not what you expect. Like a salmon with couscous in tomato sauce that turns out to be a light sauce of freshly ground tomatoes, lightly scented with saffron and a hint of cumin, no hot pepper. And absolutely delicious.

The "other" page of the menu changes daily, and is different for lunch and dinner. Examples:

Ravioli filled with celeriac served with a delicate sauce involving baby beet greens and figs.

Perfectly roasted breast of duck in a light ginger sauce with potato cakes.

Or a lunch special of curried lentil soup followed by meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce over basmati rice.

I could go on, but the point is that Restaurant Einstein makes Munich a delightful place to visit.

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