The 25th Addison Oktoberfest is just around the corner (September 20-23) and it’s time to start planning. If you’re wondering why Oktoberfest isn’t in October it’s because the event is timed to coincide with the famed festival in Munich. Obviously, many of you are excited about the beer but come hungry because there will be more food than you can imagine at Oktoberfest Addison.
I’ve never been to Munich Oktoberfest, but I’ve heard they have six official Oktoberfest Breweries host a VIP area in their tent. Addison Oktoberfest is bringing that tradition to you with the Brau Haus. The Brau Haus offers full service dining with a set menu created by Chef Uwe Rudnick of the Hotel InterContinental. The Authentic Brau Haus includes admission, a three course meal, reserved seating, souvenir stein and Spaten giveaways. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Walk ups are accepted on a space available basis. Tickets are $45, and include admission, dinner and a complimentary 1 liter limited edition stein.
Seating times are on Thursday & Friday at 6pm & 8pm (Thursday @ 8pm is SOLD OUT) and Saturday at 4pm & 6pm. Make your reservations fast because they’re filling up fast.
The 2012 Brau Haus Menu is as follows. Choose one item from each course:
- Vegetable Crudites
- Fresh Bavarian Baked Pretzel
- German Dill Cucumber Salad
Entree (Choice of one)
- Brathaenchen: Roasted Herb Chicken served with Bavarian Potato Salad
- Bavarian Sauerbraten served with Red Cabbage and Potato Dumpling
Dessert (Choice of one)
- Black Forest Cheesecake with Kirschwasser
- Freshly made Nutella and Banana Crepes
- Stein filled with Spaten or Franzikaner beer, soda or water
As a part of the Brau Haus, Chef Uwe is leading a CREPE ACADEMY – where every hour he’ll teach hands on classes in crepe making to those registered for the Brau Haus.
After you finish your meal at the Brau Haus head over to the Kaffee & Kuchen Haus, which is completely new this year. If you’ve ever been to Germany, you know that lovely habit of afternoon coffee and sweets? Now you can enjoy the same here in America at the Kaffee & Kuchen. Oktoberfest is celebrating that tradition in a big way – by turning the adorable Stone Cottage into a German style coffee house. The quaint respite will offer Black Forest Cake, Lebkuchen, Haribo Gummi treats and more, as well as pretzels, coffee and more adult beverages.
If you enjoy grazing during the day instead of a sit down meal, the Schloss Addison Main Tent and Specialty Food Vendors will have plenty of food for you to choose from.