Bobby Bräuer’s EssZimmer

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Munich, June 2015 – Who would have thought that one of Munich’s finest restaurants is above a car showroom? The Michelin 2-star EssZimmer by Bobby Bräuer is nested inside BMW Welt, the state-of-the art exhibition facility showcasing the latest BMW automobiles.

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The futuristic architecture of BMW Welt alone was impressive enough. Mr. King and I visited the BMW Welt and the BMW Museum in the daytime, and the view was magnificent with the Olympiapark looming in the background.

EssZimmer Lounge_newWhen we arrived at 7pm in the evening, the exhibition space was nearly empty, with the last visitors on their way home. EssZimmer (in German, meaning “dining room”) is located on the third floor, with panoramic windows overlooking the BMW showcase.

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While the BMW Welt exerts an ultramodern cool style, EssZimmer is luxurious and cosy, with dark brown leather chairs and lots of artworks scattered around. Chefs hard-at-work in the kitchen could be seen through an elongated window as we walked towards the main dining room.

The restaurant focuses on French cuisine with some Mediterranean influence. Mr. King and I selected the tasting menu – 6 courses. The service was impeccable. In fact, the menu stretched well beyond 6 courses, with a few amuse-bouche that teased the senses – visual, taste and smell!

After such interesting amuse-bouche, we had high expectations of the Tasting Menu.

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Filet of Mountain Ox , Imperial Caviar / Parsley – this dish was a wonderful starter.

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Danube Salmon, Zucchini Blossoms / Tomato – the portion of salmon was generous, and zucchini blossoms went well with the fish.

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Asparagus, Smoked Eel / Watercress – this course had to be eaten along with a consommé that was served in a shooter glass.

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Veal Fillet , Morel a la crème / Pommes Maxime – the veal was extremely tender, and the morels were delicious.

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I especially enjoyed the two desserts – Strawberry Vanilla / Cauliflower and Spruce Bud Wild Berry / Dulce. The combination of vegetables and fruits gave each dessert a refreshing flavor.

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As you can see, each course was exquisite, and the menu was light, yet sumptuous for a summer evening.


After dinner, EssZimmer also provided a complimentary car transfer for all guests. Of course, the chauffeured car was none other than a BMW 7-series sedan. What a perfect way to end the night!

All photos were taken by Mrs. King.

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BMW Welt, Demonstration Track

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