Aying is a beautiful small village, about 20 kilometers outside Munich.
Its pride over the last 130 years is the Brewery Ayinger, which produces some of the best beer I have ever tasted.
It is estimated that there are more than 650 breweries in Bavaria today.
I visited the village as part of my fall visit to Munich, following a suggestion by Manolis, who had spotted the place. We had lunch at the restaurant that is owned and operated by the brewery.
The Gasthof serves a good selection of Bavarian dishes, and was the best choice to enjoy our beer!
For a starter, I had the pickled pork head (pork head cheese), which was delicious, and was accompanied by sweet potatoes!
The beer that came with it, was dark and full of flavours I cannot describe!
The main course was (guess!) pork in the oven, cooked to perfection, with crispy skin and a light delicious gravy!
This is one of the cornerstones of the Bavarian cuisine, and believe me, as far as terroir goes, it really hits the mark!
The beer that came with the pork was an electrifying blonde.
What a meal! What a place!
But above all, it was the beer that really made it for me!
Thank you Manoli, Maria, Athina!
P.S. At the time of the visit, the restaurant was recommended by the Michelin Red Guide as “bib gourmand”.