Oktoberfest at Camino
Last nite a group of us delighted in Camino's "Oktoberfest Montag" special fantabulous meal.
$30 prix fixe included
-a delicate "salade compose" plate of carrots (perhaps with a light rose water addition?), beets and cucumber
- total jaw-dropping smoked pork, with housemade pork jowl sausage, sauerkraut, and an extremely tastey housemade German pretzel
- the best scoop of hazelnut ice cream I've had, served with chunks of dark chocolate floating in a sea of "schlag" (whipped cream).
It was amazing.
The service was excellent.
And of course, we also enjoyed the smoked mussels, and an incredible additional dessert of wood oven roasted figs with a shockingly delightful bay ice cream, and a thin buckwheat cookie on the side.
Chances are good you will find me there again next Monday!
re: Robert Lauriston
Thanks, the website makes no mention of "Montag" or the menu being limited to a particular day of the week. The website states "O K T O B E R F E ST
at C A M I N O; 3-course fixed menu featuring homemade sausages & pretzels"
I thought the OP had it on a Monday but that it might not only be offered on Mondays. So I was looking for possible clarification.
Oh man, that was one heck of a meal. We had the Oktoberfest $30 prix fixe menu too. Such a deal for $30 when you see the same entree on the menu for $25 (the prix-fixe items were also on the regular menu). The set menu comes with the aforementioned salad and dessert. We also got salt cod fritters that came with one of my favorite fall vegetables; Puntarella. It is Roman,not German, but damn was it tasty. An Alsatian Riesling and a German Pilsner were both well matched by the food.
Even with all this bounty, the thing I woke up thinking about this morning was the smoked prunes that came with the pork. Sweet, earthy, falling apart soft and super-smokey. They were the perfect accompaniment to the hunks of smoked pork shoulder and the 3 grilled sausages (whoever says Camino under delivers on quantity has not tried this particular dish).
We had not been to Camino for their Monday night special menus before this, but we'll be back for more.
3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Went to Camino this Monday for the first time to try their Oktoberfest menu. The fixed menu this week consisted of a beet soup with creme fraiche and horseradish as appetizer, duck with a duck and pork sausage served with sauerkraut and pretzel as the main course, with fig ice cream, pears and figs for dessert. I enjoyed it very much. Loved the beet soup - the horseradish and creme fraiche added a nice tangy touch to the sweetness of the soup and cubed beets. Also loved the main course - perfectly cooked duck and a delicious sausage. Dessert was light and refreshing.
November starts next Monday - according to their web site their November menus will feature boudin blanc.