Oktoberfest: Eat Well, Save Young Lives
Enjoy Oktoberfest this Friday and Saturday evening at the Ship Bottom firehouse, featuring a full German buffet, a roaming accordion player, festivities, prizes and giveaways. Doors open at 4 p.m. both days, with dinner to start at 5, and tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for kids younger than 12.
The event benefits the Maximilian Foundation, which supports substance abuse prevention programs for children and young adults via counseling, awareness-raising initiatives and education.
Spice Catering and Event Planning presents the weekend’s menu, which includes appetizers and salads, soups, entrees, sides and desserts.
The appetizer and salad table will offer North Sea herring; potato pancakes; salads – ochsenmaul (ox muzzle), marinated mushroom, broccoli, potato, three-bean, cucumber; coleslaw, applesauce, pickled beets; and garden salad with German vinaigrette.
Two soups available will be vegetarian lentil and traditional goulash.
Main course specialties on the buffet are knockwurst, bratwurst, bockwurst, goulash, maultaschen (meat-filled pasta-dough pockets), sauerbraten, konigsburger, jagerschnitzel (pork cutlets), huhn zigeuner (chicken breasts), and a carving station for kassler rippchen (cured and smoked pork) and leberkase (baked loaf of corned beef and pork).
On the side, enjoy macaroni and cheese, mashed sweet potato, sauerkaut, red cabbage and spaetzle (pasta).
Save room for German chocolate cake, black forest trifle, apple walnut crumb, assorted fruit pies and coffee/ tea.
Not included in the admission price are beverages for sale – draft and bottle beer, wine and soft drinks.
Call 609-494-8197 to reserve a spot. Leave a detailed message including preferred time of seating and number of guests. Seating will be arranged in “cruise” or European style, with tables of 8 or 10. Be sure to leave a phone number for a confirmation call. —V.F.