Alexander Huber has turned the traditional “Huberwirt” inn run by his parents in the district of Altötting into a top gastronomic address. He has cooked himself up a Michelin star every year since 2014
Star chef Alexander Huber
Traditional inns belong to Bavaria like the sweet mustard belongs to the Weißwurst. The typical Bavarian inns are the place to be. Young and old meet for a cool drink and socialize with each other. In Pleiskirchen the inn culture also plays an important role.
A tavern classics for gourmets
Alexander Huber stands at the regulars’ table in his pub and makes jokes with his guests. It is just what you would expect of a good, Bavarian pub. The location of the "Huberwirt" is also extremely traditional: right next to the church, in the heart of Pleiskirchen – one of those pristine villages in the Holzland north of Altötting. Situated away from the tourist trail, the undulating and lush green surroundings have maintained their Bavarian roots.
Believe it or not, the "Huberwirt" has been run by one family for 400 years now. Junior chef Alexander Huber isn’t overawed by this long tradition – quite the opposite: He has turned the pub into a place of pilgrimage for gourmets – but so wonderfully grounded and Bavarian, that millionaires sit next to the local regulars.
"They were happy with their pub and their lives. It rubbed off on me"
Star cuisine inspired by Bavaria
The pub gene must be extremely deeply rooted in the genetic make-up of the Huber family. At any rate, Alexander Huber has remained grounded, despite many years of experience at top restaurants like the Bareiss and the Tantris.
Even as a child, he helped out in the pub; working alongside his parents, grandparents, uncle and aunties. And that didn’t put the little Alexander off the restaurant business? “No, not at all! I never heard my parents or grandparents complain; despite the workload. They were happy with their pub and their lives. It rubbed off on me.”
Family business since generations
Anyone who sees and samples the menu will not be surprised. Alexander Huber creates dishes of such elegance in the kitchen, that it was only a matter of time before he was awarded a Michelin star. The "Huberwirt" has been on this coveted list since 2013, and has been eight years since Alexander Junior took over the reins in the kitchen. And yet, the "Huberwirt" is no typical gourmet temple. Instead of basing themselves solely around their wealthy clientèle, the Huber family simply offer both:
The very finest star cuisine on the one hand and a classic Bavarian pub on the other. Two separate menus, but one and the same dining area. Admittedly, even the bar meals are of the highest quality. But they are affordable for the “normal” Pleiskirchen locals. The result is a wonderful mix of guests. And both parties love it: It is extremely relaxed in the Huberwirt.
More information about the "Huberwirt" can be found at huber-wirt.de (only in German)
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