I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to the long weekend. Oktoberfest ends on Sunday – so you might want to hoist a beer and grill some sausages. Or you might want to create a beautiful Italian feast.
Let’s start with the Italian feast…
Start with a lovely antipasto platter. Before it’s too cold to cook outside, assemble a beautiful platter with your favorite Grilled Vegetables & More. You might want to create a second platter with one of my favorites – Tomato & Burrata Salad.
Finish the evening with a wonderful chocolaty dessert … something like my Chocolate Walnut Tart.
Fire up the grill and start the evening with Homemade Bratwurst Bites with Horseradish Mustard. Alternatively (and stealing a page from Eastern Europe), you might like my Savory Blinis with Smoked Salmon.
Moving to the table, I’ll recommend my Roasted Carrot Salad. Although hardly German, it is delicious.
For the main course, well, I admit it – when I think of Oktoberfest I think of Sausages with Sauerkraut. You’ll want to add some Potato Salad. However, Roasted Pork Loin with Apples & Onions and Smashed Potatoes would be a very nice alternative. Or more Austrian or Eastern European, try my Pork Stew Paprika with buttered noodles.
Now, for dessert, everyone will love my Applesauce Cake with Brown Butter Icing.
Have a great weekend. Bon Appétit – Buon Appetito – Guten appetit!
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