Why would you open a restaurant with your brothers and sisters? This crazy idea had never even entered the heads of Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger – all of them around 30 years old. “No chance, no way, that’s what I would have said five years ago,” says Theresa with a laugh. Ultimately it had been agreed that Jakob would one day take over the family business: the “Alte Wirt”, an organic restaurant in Grünwald, has been in the family for over 100 years. But then the Augustiner Brewery offered them the lease on a traditional old hostelry in the heart of Munich and the three of them leapt at the chance. In April 2018 they opened “Xaver’s”, named after the youngest sibling.