"In Munich, I would go to the Hofbrauhaus am Platz, the world's most famous beer hall. When people think of Germany, with the big mugs of beer and the big women with their dirndls and their aprons and the cuckoo clocks, that really is very Bavarian, very Munich. The Bavarians say, 'We're not Germans, we're Bavarians.' The Hofbrauhaus goes back years. It's really huge. There are always tons of people, more than 3,000, sitting at long benches and eating sauerbraten. A traditional band plays music. And you can order meter-long sausages, goulash, and dampfnudel, this amazing pastry lathered with vanilla sauce. I love it."
ONE LAST BEER AND A COFFE FOR THE ROAD
"The Augustiner Bräustuben brew house is where they make the famous Augustiner beer. You have to have a beer and some great Bavarian food there. Then, the next morning, you can go to Dallmayr, the famous place for coffee and cake. It's a restaurant in the center of Munich and it specializes in coffee. Like in the States you have Starbucks, there you have Dallmayr specialty coffee. And great chocolate pralines."