Das Wirtshaus zum Herrmannsdorfer Schweinsbräu, Germany
Has anyone been, and if so, is it worth the trip from Munich? Would you share your experience? What dishes do you recommend?
Has good reputation, in particular for bio-food. Sports two restaurants, one more simple in something like a former barn, the other more sophisticated trying to be upscale.
In both prices are about 20 to 30 % higher than comparable non-bio restaurants in the area.
Was there once 9 years ago and tried to go back maybe 4 years ago - unfortunately the pigpen is (was) next door and the wind came from that direction.
Some bio addicts did not bother and seemingly enjoyed eating in biological correct atmospere - I decided not to sit down and definitely will not go back.
If you want to leave Munich for an experience at about the same distance: www.villa-am-see-tegernsee.de
Hi Marc, thanks for your feedback. I guess if I decide to go, it should be on a non-windy day!
Would you mind sharing what kind of food they serve? I looked at their website, but it's all in German. Is it traditional Bavarian fare, all pork-based, or something different? How much would a 3-course meal with a glass of wine (beer) average? And is Villa am see Tegernsee in the same price range?
Thanks! I'll be in Munich for a week the end of August, so you'll probably be seeing me around on this board in the coming month.
They have all kind of Bavarian food, which is not only pork. For example they offered in the past things like roast veal with truffles. It is only a guess, but you should expect 3 courses with one glass around 50 in the beergarden and 80 in the restaurant.
Villa am See has two different restaurants too - should be 10 to 20 Euros more. But a chef who had a star at the previous location and wants to earn it for the new one is a different league. And you are not sitting in a (admittedly nice) barn or a backyard, but on a terrace overlooking the lake and the alps.
Still: if bio-ethics is a major impetus, you have to see Hermannsdorfer, because it is the icon for bio-Damascus conversion. (Schweissfurth sold one of the biggest sausage-industry empires to invest his millions there in bio-correct-everything and you see pilgrimages of addicts, while Villa am See will not be ashamed to offer foie gras)