The Chinese character “Ga,” which serves as the logo for restaurant MUN, means “home.” The symbol flawlessly describes the new dining idea and culinary highlight for Munich. In Haidhausen, near to the heart of the city, Mun Kim receives visitors in his relaxed “living room” which combines the feeling of getting a guest in his private property with fine cuisine. His tasting menus reflect the culinary profession of the Korean-American chef. He draws inspiration from classic Asian cuisine of his mother, his perform as a sushi chef and a lot of successful many years as a top restaurateur in Argentina.
The restaurant has a 50-seat salon as well as a lounge that serves sushi with specially matched wines and cocktails. Diners enjoy a culinary journey about the planet with Mun’s 4- and 6-program menus. Guests appreciate his special interpretation of every thing from sushi variations to dim sum, flamed octopus to Korean rib eye steaks. Conventional Asian cuisine combines with Kim’s western influences. “I was launched to Chef Mun’s cuisine in Mendoza, Argentina and was ‘blown away’ with his consideration to artistry, detail and capability to “fuse” the cultures of the East and West into a contemporary cuisine. He has the capacity to develop new, special culinary creations and pair them completely with wines. I’m delighted that Mun is now in Munich,” mentioned his Munich-born business companion Eric Dolatre.
Character in a Quite Specific Environment
Whomever visits Restaurant MUN enters a globe apart. The restaurant dispensed with classical Oriental decor and nevertheless appear hints of Asia: The bar operates like a extended pathway by way of a Japanese forest with golden arches ahead of entering the “garden”. Visitors dine in the restaurant as in the open air with lanterns between the guest and the major residence. Organic aspects such as bark, moss and wood develop, in conjunction with gold and slate factors, a special and luxurious surroundings of silence. “In collaboration with Mun Kim, we designed an abstract Asian house. Stylistic gadgets of Japanese, Korean and Chinese mysticism and architecture fill the restaurant with existence and invite the guest at the exact same time to dream and take pleasure in,” explains the designer of the restaurant, Marcus Scheinpflug of “Format Functions.” “It was our purpose to give an environment for his kitchen and give rise to masterful artistry of Mun Kim, who supports his culinary roots and his managing of tradition and modernity flawlessly.”
Layout by Marcus Scheinpflug / Format Functions
Photography: Restaurant Pictures & Foods Format Performs / Bar photos by David Koplin
About Mun Kim
Born in Seoul, Kim Mun came as a teenager to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Following completion of his research in Worldwide Economics and a subsequent 20-12 months career as a corporate banker on Wall Street and in Los Angeles, he followed his love for cooking. He mastered the craft of sushi in Los Angeles with Iron Chef Makoto Okuwa of Starr Eating places. In 2010, he opened with his organization spouse Cary Gilbert, Casa Mun, the most sought right after “Supper Club” in Buenos Aires (see the New York Instances report). As a end result, he opened his 2nd restaurant in Casarena Winery in Mendoza. During this time, he developed his experience and passion for pairing wine with Asian flavors – notably when it comes to sushi and Pinot Noir (see post Wine Enthusiast).
About MUN Restaurant
MUN restaurant is a joint venture of Mun Kim, Cary Gilbert and brothers Daniel and Eric Dolatre – with the vision of a contemporary Asian dining idea in Munich. Daniel Dolatre has a lot more than 35 many years of experience in the hotel and catering sector and worked for ten years as a basic manager in the significant international hotel chain “Hyatt”. His brother Eric Dolatre is co-founder of the nicely-identified e-mail service “GMX” and today is an internet entrepreneur and organization angel in the technologies sector. Cary Gilbert is a lawyer, obtaining invested numerous many years in senior positions at “Yahoo! Inc.