On one of one of Munich’s most beautiful city center streets, chef Ali Güngörmüs moved south from his Hamburg tenure at the renowned Le Canard Nouveau to set up his own restaurant, Pageou. Behind an impressive historical façade, the interior is bright, light and elegant, with white walls, generous leather chairs and rich red details. Pageou was the name of Güngörmüs’ childhood village and it’s the East Anatolian touch that makes his set and à la carte menus such winners, combining aromatic interest with rustic charm—think warm Saint Maure cheese on an eggplant-kadaifi nest. There’s a private dining room for parties and, in summer, a balmy back courtyard, as well as a slightly less expensive business lunch menu. Be sure to leave room for the signature chocolate cake.