Star cook Alfons Schuhbeck is everywhere: In books, on TV, on the radio, in gourmet shows—you name it. Cooking is always the topic of choice, and even more so in his spice store near the Hofbräuhaus at the central Platzl. This is also where the Munich grandee has his flagship venue, Südtiroler Stuben. The somewhat conservatively furnished luxury brasserie offers cuisine of the highest standards with a focus on local specialties. With a little bit of luck the chef might stroll by your table in person—provided that he is not out of town.