Ocktoberfest in GTA?
Anybody aware of any Greater Toronto Area German or Bavarian taverns, bars, or restuarants, etc. that celebrate Ocktoberfest with beer, sausage,saurkraut, and gemutlichkeit- so that you can avoid the drive to Kitchener and back?
It's not a German/Bavarian restaurant, but The Abbot on the Hill (1276 Yonge St.) is doing an Oktoberfest-themed menu on Thanksgiving weekend (Oct 11 & 12), with a $20 prix fixe for both brunch and dinner.
The brunch menu hasn't been announced yet, but dinner choices will include Pork Schnitzel, Veal Schnitzel, Bratwurst Sausage, Rouladen and German Vegetable Salad, with all choices served with braised cabbage, sauerkraut fritters, and choice of mashed or potato salad.
Also, unlike the Molson-sponsored events in K-W, you'll actually be able to get traditional German beers to drink with your meal, including Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen for the first time in Ontario.
Proceeds for the weekend will be going to the Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and one of the Men’s Eight Man Rowing teams. In addition to the meals, there will be door prizes and silent auctions for signed Olympic memorabilia.
Reservations are required - contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
(NOTE: I have no direct connection with the Abbot, I just know Adam and the pub through my involvement in the local beer scene.)
The Blue Danube Restaurant has the real deal Oktoberfest (though it runs Sept 27 and 28). The event is run by the restaurnat in association with a German club (the Assoc. of Danube Schwabians). Lots of authentic food, music, beer and a market of german goods. Ein Prosit