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Oktoberfest – Prost!

I’d like to toast my first Oktoberfest! If you don’t know what it is, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is the largest Bavarian festival in North America, celebrating all things German.

Hubby and I had a lovely time at the Karlsberghaus Fest Hall (aka The Aud in Waterloo).  The Saxons kept the dance floor jumping, and feathered hats surrounded us.

An Oktoberfest sausage on a bun with saurkraut and sauteed onions.

An Oktoberfest sausage on a bun with sauerkraut and sauteed onions.

I, of course, was there mostly for the food, and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. We tried the sausage, the schnitzel, the sauerkraut, sauteed onion, potato salad and pretzels.

Schnitzel on a bun with saurkraut and sauteed onion and a side of potato salad.

Schnitzel on a bun with sauerkraut and sauteed onion and a side of potato salad.

It was all delicious. The sausage had wonderful snap, the breading on the schnitzel was crispy, the kraut was tangy, onions were sweet and the potato salad had a nice level of vinegar.

As you can see from the photo, we couldn’t even wait to get the photo taken before diving into the pretzel. We did have some apple strudel with whipped cream too…but as often happens it got eaten before I remembered to take the camera out.

A really big Oktoberfest pretzel!

A really big Oktoberfest pretzel!

On some good advice I tried some honey mustard with my schnitzel, which I like, though I think I’m still more of a yellow mustard girl. Maybe nest year I’ll try the pig tails I’ve heard so much about.

Overall I recommend the experience, though next year, we’ll definitely take family and friends and go to a smaller venue. I’m looking forward to experiencing more of German culture in the Oktoberfests to come.

3 Comments

  1. I didn’t realize they had giant pretzels at Oktoberfest! Now I have to go!

  2. Mmmmm, my hubby loves those sauteed onions on top of that sausage. I’m more of the turkey schnitzel kind of gal. Neither of us have ever eaten a pretzel (other than Rolled Gold) before. What is the appeal: is it soft and doughy?

    • It’s hard to explain, but they’re amazing. I think I fell for them being a frequenter of Canada’s Wonderland, but the texture is a lot like a bagel with a crispier exterior. So good!