With the temperatures beginning to drop, one thing is certain: The Alm, Mandarin Oriental, Munich’s pop-up rooftop restaurant, is ready for the winter. The hotel’s strikingly authentic-looking chalet just opened its doors for the season to a fleet of loyal patrons who have been counting down the days until they could enjoy the cozy vibe of the eatery again.
The Munich restaurant’s interior design — long wooden benches, bear hides and animal skulls — nicely complements the traditional German fare. Waiters donning Bavarian dirndl and lederhosen serve you dishes such as a smoked fish platter with beech-wood-smoked trout, char, mackerel and horseradish cream; beef tartare with fried egg and German bread; and cream goulash of veal with spaetzle. This being Germany, you’ll also get to order beer, bubbly or hot mulled wine.
During The Alm’s season, which runs through January 31, the 65-seat restaurant is a popular spot for private dinners, holiday parties and champagne and mulled wine receptions. If you party there, don’t forget to bring your camera — the rooftop setting provides snap-worthy views of downtown Munich, the Alps and the historic Frauenkirche church.
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