Sunday, October 30, 2016


To celebrate the beautiful fall 
weather we've been having,
Kimberly hosted an
Oktoberfest dinner for 10.
Join us, won't you?  

For the appetizer course,
she selected six varieties of German wursts .....
Knockwurst, bratwurst, weisswurst, curry wurst and others.

The sausage board was dressed with bitter greens and mounds 
sauerkraut, as well as a selection of German mustards and curry ketchup.

Giant, just baked pretzels were alongside to tear up and dip, also.

German butterkase and dry cured salami, sweet and sour gherkins,
fresh radishes, raw fermented kraut, and Obatzta, a Camembert-based 
cheese spread blended with chopped radishes and onions for pretzel dipping. 

German Paulaner beir and Special Export (G. Heileman's Brewing) 
paired nicely with the smoky sausages and cheeses.

The table was set for 10, with each place setting 
marked with a real leaf that Kimberly had collected and pressed.
She artfully combined a Williams Sonoma soup tureen with
a pheasant salad plate from Pottery Barn and Royal Dalton Pheasants dinner plates
for a monochromatic masterpiece.

Invitations and the menu were all printed
in German and were a true representation of
Germany's culinary wealth.

The first course was a tantalizingly smooth
beer cheese soup with pumpernickel croutons.

Beir steins were scattered about the table
for an authentic vibe.

The entree was sauerbraten - made from scratch with
a delicious, sweet/savory gravy, homemade caraway dinner rolls,  and
spaetzel with Gruyere and Emmenthaler cheese and prosciutto.

It was a lovely evening and, of course, there were chocolate cakes with
cream filling and frambois-soaked cherries.
After 9 bottles of German wine and many cries of "Prost!!",
we didn't remember to take any photos of the desserts.
Delicious.  Trust me.
Partying with Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate


  1. Wow, this sounds like the perfect way to celebrate October! I will have to remember this one, I would add some cabbage and maybe even some perogies to this and it would be very popular with my bunch of family and friends! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  2. What a fabulous spread. Such a great idea for October and even November. I would be honored to be a guest at your lovely table. Thanks for sharing this fun event at DI&DI.

  3. very popular with my bunch of family and friends! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!