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ENRICH-0028 – Food: Oktoberfest (ENRICH-0028_OCT)

O’zapft is! A Traditional Taste of Oktoberfest

On October 12, 1810, when Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, all of Munich was invited. The celebration was so popular that the festivities became an annual tradition known as Oktoberfest. “O’zapft is!” the mayor of Munich exclaims, as he opens the first beer barrel: “It’s tapped!” Today, Munich’s Oktoberfest attracts between 5 and 7 million visitors annually, making it the world’s largest fair. If you’re not among those fortunate enough to make the trip this year, consider gathering at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts for an Oktoberfest-inspired evening featuring traditional German dishes and drink.* Begin the festivities over a communally served charcuterie board featuring house-made sausages, pâtés, breads and accoutrements. Then gather around the kitchen as the chef offers a skilled cooking demonstration of the second and third courses: smoked fish with local greens, apple and dill cream sauce, followed by a quintessential Oktoberfest feast of schweinshaxe (pork shank), rötkohl (Bavarian red cabbage) and cheese spätzle served with freshly prepared horseradish. Köstlich! A traditional German meal wouldn’t be complete without a dessert named after royalty, so make room for prinzregententorte (à la Prince Regent Luitpold), a traditional Bavarian torte with delicate layers of sponge cake and chocolate butter cream. Noch eins, bitte! Last but certainly not least, since nearly 7 million liters of beer are consumed during Munich’s Oktoberfest, a carefully curated selection of German-style beers and wines will quench your thirst throughout the evening. Prost und guten appetit! *This is not a cooking class.

One evening
Sat., 6-9 pm, Oct. 7, 2017
Location: Cook Street School

Program designed by Cook Street’s Chef John Parks who is currently the executive chef instructor of the Professional Culinary Arts Program with Cook Street and Cindy Eger who is a Level 2 Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine and a professional member of the Society of Wine Educators. Cindy is Cook Street’s assistant chef and resident wine instructor.
Course Details
Location: Off-campusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 0Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $85


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Saturday7th October 20177th October 201706:00PM - 09:00PMN/AN/A