During our two days in Munich, I wanted to have a memorable dinner with Vinn. I did a decent amount of research online to find a restaurant that would give us a great experience. Some of my favorite memories from our honeymoon were the most amazing restaurants we visited. We always make it a point to have one nice(r) meal whenever we travel.
I found Shane’s on Trip Advisor. It’s my go-to site for trip planning. And It absolutely gave us an experience to remember. The restaurant doesn’t have a menu, you just pick the number of courses you’d like (4 to 8) and if you’d like a wine pairing with each course. We chose the 4 course meal and the wine pairing.
We were seated outside on the gorgeous terrace and had the perfect little table in the corner. We started with a glass of prosecco for me and a glass of red wine for Vinn.
Our first course came compliments of the kitchen. It was a puree of carrot over curry couscous.
The carrot was absolutely amazing. It cut like butter and was just creamy enough not to really taste like carrots. The couscous, on the other hand, was not a favorite. It had a lot of curry, which is not one of my favorites. But it was a nice way to start the meal.
And then came the fish course, with a side of potato bread. And that bread was so fluffy and tasty. I had two pieces.
Oh my gosh. This was delicious!! The waitress said it was trout, but it tasted like salmon. There were radishes and peas with some kind of apple and pear sauce. But the best part was this crunchy char on top of the fish. It tasted salty and sugary at the same time. And the crispy piece of radish was absolutely amazing. I ate mine and Vinn’s. Ooh man, amazing. The wine pairing started with this course and we had a nice sauvignon blanc. It was crisp, cold and had a little taste of pear. It paired amazingly well with the fish.
We had a nice break after this course that was much needed to give my belly a break before the pasta course.
Our next course was venison ravioli!! Oh man, I licked my plate clean. And the wine, incredible. It was a burgundy. The venison was so soft and the sauce was made with red cabbage. I would never put these ingredients together, but everything blended perfectly. The wine was just deep enough to be full-bodied, but not so dry.
Enter the meat course. This was Vinn’s favorite dish of the night.
It was grilled ribeye steak with vegetables and a sweet potato. The meat was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. After our first bite we both chewed with a smile. And it went down much easier with the wine. This time it was from Italy and a combination of sauvignon and sangiovese grapes. You can’t go wrong with that blend. Two of my absolute favorites.
With only a little bit of room left, dessert came.
I come from the church that dessert is only dessert if it includes chocolate. So, I was a little disappointed when I didn’t see any on the plate. It was lemon cake and some raspberry sorbet. The sorbet was great, but very tart. My favorite part of dessert was the fact that we had sparkling wine from Austria with it. That definitely made it better. And was the perfect ending to the night.
I would definitely recommend Shane’s to anyone visiting Munich. It is definitely not cheap, but it is one of those dinners you’ll talk about for years to come. We enjoyed great conversation, admittedly about Copley since we left her at the hotel, great food and great drinks. Going out to dinner is my favorite activity to do with Vinn. It’s just so relaxing and I always leave feeling fulfilled and excited for our life together.
Have you ever had a great dining experience? What’s your favorite thing to do with your spouse or significant other?
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