After it became known that Alfons Schubeck’s rental contract for the Südtiroler Stuben was to expire at the end of the year (day ticket reported), the “Schuhbecks Orlando”, directly opposite, is already history. In the former restaurant of the top chef, the “Ornella” Opening.
Behind the Italian-Japanese restaurant are the three Munich gastro greats Uli Springer (including “Café Reitschule”), Dino Klemencic (“Koi”) and “L’Osteria” owner Friedemann Findeis. They mainly want to attract locals with the Ornella. At least they managed to do that at the opening ceremony, because, as TZ reports, around 500 Munich VIP guests came to the listed Orlando-Haus am Platzl. These include former soccer star Claudio Pizarro, model agent and GNTM juror Peyman Amin, moderator Lisa Loch and designer Sonja Kiefer.
The concept behind the Ornella: variety of flavors and Italian-Japanese style. For example, a pinsa (around 20 euros) is served with tuna and Asian mustard cabbage. At lunchtime, guests can order bento boxes (from 22 euros), among other things.
Pawnshop owner Thomas Käfer, brother of Michael Käfer, was curious to the newspaper: “I can’t imagine anything with this combination.” Gastro colleagues also came to the opening to wish the trio luck. “I’m sure that the restaurant will be a success,” says Hofbräuzelt boss Silja Wardrobe-Steinberg.
So far it is unclear how things will continue with the South Tyrolean parlors from Schuhbeck right across the street. Alfons Schuhbeck, he is currently still in the kitchen of his South Tyrolean parlour. But like them TZ wants to know, the lease for the property expires at the end of the year. The premises are to be reassigned from January 2023. TZ Sea a number of restaurateurs are interested in the property, which belongs to the Free State of Bavaria. It is said that scene host Ugo Crocamo has already expressed an interest, as have Hofbräu spokesman Stefan Hempl and restaurateur Stephan Kuffler.