Prost to Oktoberfest!

Raise your stein, it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest at FRESH! From September 9th to 14th the store will be transformed into a German paradise. You’ll find specialty German foods throughout the store, a week of celebratory events, and we’re even flying in a chef from Germany who will make sure the week is filled with the rich culture and traditions of German food, music and bier. Chef Andreas Stasch works in Schöneck, Germany, and he can’t wait to share some of his favorite dishes from home with everyone at FRESH.

Don’t miss out on the fun and flavor!

Monday, September 9th – Raise Your Stein: Discover an assortment of seasonal German bier varieties exclusive to FRESH. 

Tuesday, September 10th – Flammkuchen Pizza Nacht: From 5pm to 8pm, buy one handcrafted pizza, get one half off. We will also be featuring Flammkuchen – the most famous pizza specialty from the southwestern German border. Live music from 6pm to 9m by Das Ist Lustig along with a tap takeover by Franconia Brewing Co. at FRESH Grill + Patio.

Wednesday, September 11th – Brews & Brats: From 6pm to 9pm, sample the saison! Enjoy a brat, live music, and German bier samples throughout the store. Check-in located on the patio.  Live music by Flying Balalaika Brothers.

Thursday, September 12th – A Taste of German Traditionen: Take home our house-made brats tonight!  Did you know?  Germany is the world leader of bratwurst and offers over 1,500 varieties.

Friday, September 13th – Chef-Inspired Leberkäse Night: From 6pm to 9pm at FRESH Grill + Patio, savor a Leberkäse sandwich, local bier and live music. Leberkäse loaf consists of corned beef, pork and bacon. This deliziös sandwich is traditionally served with mustard on a Kaiser bun. Live music by Flying Balalaika Brothers.

Saturday, September 14th – Hofbräuhaus: From 11am to 2pm, enjoy German cuisine in a biergarten atmosphere (Hofbräuhaus) with live music by Czech Melody Masters. Also, live music by Alpine Village Band from 6pm to 9pm.

Here’s a favorite German dessert to make at home before the festivities begin. Prost!

Apple Strudel

2 large apples, peeled cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
powdered sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place apples in a large bowl. Add the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and cinnamon. Toss to coat thoroughly.

Sprinkle the remaining flour on a clean work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet to get rid of seams and thin slightly. With the short side facing you, spoon the apple mixture onto the bottom half of the pastry sheet to within 1 inch of the edge.  Roll up like a jelly roll being careful not to tear the dough.  Tuck and fold under the ends to seal. Place seam-side down onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture. Cut 4 deep slits in the top of the pastry. Bake for 35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let the pastry cool for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Published 8/26/19

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