The end of summer and onset of fall marks a seasonal shift in beer drinking towards more fuller-bodied styles, like the Märzen that had traditionally been conditioned in ice-filled Bavarian caves since March. To empty the casks to make way for new beer brewed with the harvest’s fresh crop of barley and hops, the Bavarians threw a party. Oktoberfest, which starts today in Munich, has since become a worldwide phenomenon.
Soft prezel served with sweet and hot mustards.
MARKET by Jean-Georges is celebrating Oktoberfest with a special three-course, prix-fixe menu featuring traditional Bavarian favourites, such as Brezeln, Leberwurst, Sauerkraut, Spätzle, and Weisswurst. Dinners and weekend lunches include a half-litre of either Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen or Bräu-Weisse imported from Bavaria especially for this event.
Here’s a taste of Oktoberfest at the MARKET:Black Forest charcuterie. Sausages, Black Forest Sauerkraut, Spätzle. Apple Streudel with Maple Vanilla ice cream.
Eins, Zwei, g’suffa!
OKTOBERFEST at the MARKET by Jean-Georges
September 12 – Oktober 7
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm (except Sept. 23)
Dinner: 5:30 – 7:30pm, 8 – 11pm
Tickets (required): call (604) 695-1115 or purchase online
Come dressed up in a Dirndl or Lederhosen, you could win prizes with MARKET’s Facebook contest – ends Oktober 14; winners announced Oktober 15.