Oktoberfest Party Menu – Bon Appetite!

Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend Saturday, September 20th – below is a great menu so you can celebrate and get of taste of tradition at home!

Wow, did Bon Appetit get it right with this menu for Oktoberfest!  The dishes are a bit more time consuming than those I usually share, but as far as Oktoberfest menus go these are the best I have ever seen!  The Bratwurst Bites are the most complicate, but the other items on the menu are do-able for those of us that are short on time.   You can make the Brisket a day ahead and since it feeds 12 the work is worth the reward.  Give the kale a try, you’ll be surprised and it’s so good for you. To read the full article with recipes go to  Bon Appetit.

Oktoberfest Menu

By Bruce Aidells

Photographs by Patricia Heal






A bit of background: Oktoberfest is being celebrated in Munich Germany this year from September 20th – October 5th.  The origin of Oktoberfest was the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hindburghausen on October 17, 1810. It Germany’s largest party of the year!

Other menu ideas:

  • Reuben Sandwiches
  • Hot Soft Pretzels with grainy, spicy mustard for dipping
  • German Potato Salad
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Apple Strudel
  • Lowenbrau or Becks Beer
  • Apple Dumplings

Zum Wohl – Bottoms Up!

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