On September 27th and 28th Toronto will once again join in the 200 year old celebration of Bavarian culture with the second annual Toronto Oktoberfest event. Held at Kool Haus at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex, Toronto Oktoberfest will have Torontonians digging out their lederhosen and dirndls as they immerse themselves in traditional Bavarian festivities including authentic food, drink, and merriment.
Presented by Piller’s Fine Foods, the festival will serve customary Bavarian fare, including bratwurst and schnitzel made from Pilller’s family recipes and traditional European meat processing methods.
Adding to the authenticity will be Thuet Catering, led by Alsatian Chef Marc Thuet who will be preparing his homemade beer braised sauerkraut, spätzle, German potato salad, beef rouladen and beer braised choucroute garnie. "I grew up 20 kms from the German border" says Master Chef Marc, "I grew up eating and cooking German cuisine. We are excited to be a part of this celebration of German tradition with great food and drinks."
Emulating the rich beer culture in Europe, Toronto Oktoberfest will serve German and European beers including Hofbräu Original Lager (the original Oktoberfest beer), Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier and Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Tyskie, Lech, Erdinger Weissbier and Dunkel Weissbier, Stiegl Lager and Grapefruit Radler, Mill Street Oktoberfest Marzenbier, Pumpkin Ale, Pilsner and Original Organic, King Kellerbier and Vienna Lager, plus Berentzen Apfelkorn (Germany’s #1 Apple Schnapps), German wine Fünf Riesling, Thornbury Premium Apple Cider and one of the world’s best-loved drinks, Jägermeister.
The genuine festhalle atmosphere will feature entertainment by the legendary George Kash Oktoberfest Express Experience, traditional Bavarian dancers, Miss Oktoberfest, interactive dancing and contests that will have patrons raising a stein (or two) while singing “Ein Prosit”.
I am super excited to attend this event as I have never been to an 'Oktoberfest' party before. I hope to have a full review on the event afterwards to share with you all and hopefully not too many embarrassing photos.
For more information, visit http://www.torontooktoberfest.ca