Your Next Layover Could Include a Michelin-Starred Meal

Mountain Hub Gourmet, in the Hilton Munich Airport, is the latest recipient of the mark of culinary excellence

The Michelin Guide cites 34-year-old chef Stefan Barnhusen’s “refined cuisine, which draws on outstanding ingredients and his own sense of inspiration,” served in a “beautifully spacious” semicircular space. The restaurant uses shades of greens and natural wood, evoking the Bavarian sense of gemütlichkeit, often translated as warmth and friendliness. Happily for travelers, the Hilton is located next to Munich’s Terminal 2, home to Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners including United, making it perfect for the longer layover that is one of the hallmarks of early-stage-recovery airline schedules.

The tasting menu is an adventurous canter through haute cuisine with a local twist, including German whitefish with caviar, apple and sour cream; scallop with calf’s head and leek; and pigeon with macadamia, Savoy and curry. A delightful regional wine list features superb options from Germany and Austria, as well as intriguing choices from Italian regions South Tyrol and Piedmont, plus the more expected French, Italian, Spanish and New World wines. Mountain Hub Gourmet is open for dinner from Tuesday through Friday.

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