Can’t afford to travel to Germany … we’ll celebrate in Schaumburg with an evening spent sharing some refreshing German wines and beer along with a buffet of German foods. Germany is well known for remarkable Rieslings and a wide variety of beers. These events usually fill up quickly so if you prefer a night of dry, red wines, please allow someone else to participate.
We will meet at the host’s Schaumburg home: address to be given to those who attend. All guests need to be known by the host and anyone not known will be immediately deleted.
You are asked to bring one bottle of German wine in the $10-$25 range or a 6-pack of German beer. In addition you are asked to bring an item from the suggested menu below to share with 16 people. I will be providing roast pork, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut along with the table settings. There is no need to post the name of your wine/beer since we will put them out to share like we do for our holiday party. This will be a social event rather than a formal wine/beer tasting. However, I would appreciate it if you would post the food item you are providing so we can avoid duplication and let us know if you are bringing beer or wine.
Suggested menu – please pick from one of the following or your favorite German recipe:
Appetizers: Deviled eggs, cheese/crackers, beer/cheddar fondue, Bavarian dip, veggie platter, cheese soup, pretzels with spicy mustard, or pretzel rolls
Entrees: brats, Bavarian meatballs, Saurbraten, German short ribs (I chose items that should be easily transported in a crock pot),
Sides: German potato salad, red cabbage, green beans, applesauce, noodle kudel, cucumber salad, potato pancakes
Desserts: apple cake, apple slices, streudel
Don’t like to cook … several items are readily available in local stores. I do have an Octoberfest pinterest site with links to recipes: http://www.pinterest.com/sjkpins/oktoberfest-menu/if you find yourself stumped!