In the SPIRIT of Oktoberfest, it's time to gather with friends, raise your mason jars full of Spirit Cider and...hold them out in front of you for as long as you can. It's also time to kick off Fall with us! Oktoberfest was SO fun last year, that we are doing it TWICE this year! The evenings we have planned for you will be kick-back, relaxed nights full of laughs, AMAZING food and top-notch cider. There may be some surprises (and prizes) happening too 😉.
The German-inspired menu below was Chef Larry’s inspiration and the food will be expertly paired with our crisp, clean and quality hard ciders. We are BEYOND EXCITED to have Chef Larry join us again for this special edition of Dining in the Vines. He has worked in the Traverse City area for the last 20 years, most recently at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, and is now the Co-Owner/Executive Chef at Danu Hof!
When: Friday, September 13 & Saturday, October 5
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: Bowers Harbor Vineyards Pavilion
The authentic Oktoberfest selection that Chef has put together for us will be served with 3 pours of our Fall cider flavors.
Passed Hors d'oeuvres
Butter Brushed Pretzel Bites with Cider Mustard
Danu Hof Brat with wild blackberry mouse on pumpernickel bread
German Bread & Rolls with Honey Whipped Butter
Fresh Cut Garden Vegetable salad tossed with basil, olive oil, cider vinaigrette
Schweinebraten: (Cider Braised Pork) Featuring Local Danu Hof Heritage Pork and fresh thyme
Fresh Sauerkraut with caraway and local cabbage
Garden Vegetable Medley
Riesling apple cake: fluffy cake with hand-picked local apples, brushed with Riesling simple syrup.
Just a little about the Danu Hof farm, directly from Chef Larry:
"Our Farm was established in October of 2017, we are taking our passion for food one step further by owning our own farm and getting to the roots of food by growing and raising great ingredients. We currently have pigs, laying hens and bees as well as fields which include a large variety of vegetable.
Our Mission is to revitalize an old farm and build a relationship reconnecting the farm to the local community. We are committed to offer diverse products and opportunities. Including products produced and raised on Danu Hof and products locally sourced from other local farms and artisans. With a focus of land and environmental stewardship based on ethical practices and to add value and growth to the local economy."
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