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November 9, 2010

This weekend, we enjoyed a gourmet meal prepared by Ryan all on his own, as well as the deliciousness of kabocha squash for the very first time.  But—that’s not all!

On Saturday afternoon, we bundled up (snow was in the forecast!) and headed over to Nick and Emily’s house for an Oktoberfest celebration!

Nick and Emily visited Germany for the real Oktoberfest back in October, and they went ALL out for this party—homecooked German food, German decorations, German music (apparently they discovered the German Jonas Brothers during their trip), and lots and lots of German BEER!



…the homebrew that we helped make over a month ago!  Remember that night?  It was finally ready for tasting!  And taste it, we did.  😉 Along with our homebrewed Altbier, they served Franziskaner, Paulaner, and Hofbräuhaus. 

As delicious as the beer was, the food was truly spectacular.  Emily and Nick had cooked up a veritable feast of German dishes.

They had Elk Goulash:


Two types of potato salad:

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German cheeses, breads, and pickles:

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They also had three types of wursts (bratwurst, weisswurst, and frankfurters), two types of sauerkraut, and homemade pretzels. 

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*Note—this is not my plate (obviously).  I enjoyed many helpings of the sauerkraut, pickles, pretzels, and potato salad.  Yum! Ryan informed me that the wursts were, in fact, the best.  Hey-o!

And they had desserts.  Ohhhhh, did they have desserts.

Homemade German chocolate cupcakes:

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To. Die. For.  Seriously. 

Black Forest Cherry Cookies:

black forest cherry cookies 

And Ritter Sport chocolates as far as the eye could see (purchased by Nick and Emily personally during their tour of the Ritter Sport chocolate factory!):

ritter sport 

It was a great afternoon and evening with friends new and old!  Thanks, Nick and Emily, for letting us partake in your first annual Oktoberfest—first of many, we hope! 

27 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2010 1:42 pm

    Those cookies look so good. What an awesome spread!

  2. November 9, 2010 1:47 pm

    Woah, they did go all out. Looks like an awesome party!

  3. November 9, 2010 2:08 pm

    Wow! What a great spread!!! How fun!

  4. Emo permalink
    November 9, 2010 2:08 pm

    Wow. You can tour the Ritter factory?! I’ve wanted to visit Germany for a long time. This post is inspiring!

  5. November 9, 2010 2:40 pm

    I love German food, and this all looks absolutely amazing! Sounds like a great party!

  6. November 9, 2010 2:41 pm

    I love this kind of stuff! I love theme meals!!! This looks amazing…I need a German Chocolate cupcake!

  7. November 9, 2010 2:47 pm

    Yay! So glad you guys had such a good time — and helped contribute to the beer selection! I’m working on posting the recipes for each dish this week. We’ve definitely set the bar high for our second annual event, right? Although next year everyone is required to wear dirndls and lederhosen 🙂

  8. November 9, 2010 2:47 pm

    What a fun party. I love sauerkraut – yum!

  9. November 9, 2010 2:51 pm

    I’m suddenly craving German Food. Your friends sure know how to throw a party.

  10. November 9, 2010 2:51 pm

    Okay – the german chocolate cupcakes are rocking my world right now!

  11. November 9, 2010 4:40 pm

    Wow! That is an Oktoberfest party. I would never even know where to begin to throe a party like that.

  12. November 9, 2010 5:33 pm

    How fun!! I love going to Oktoberfest (tiki taka tiki taka oy oy oy!) and that party looked just as good as the real thing (with probably much better food and beer).
    I am so so excited to try out Emily’s recipe for the German Chocolate cupcakes that I saw she posted–those are my absolute favorite dessert and those look simply amazing.

  13. November 9, 2010 5:41 pm

    I know nothing about Oktoberfest and now I suddenly want an education!!

  14. Her permalink
    November 9, 2010 6:23 pm

    I’ve never seen german beer like that! Thanks for sharing; these eats are all new to me

  15. November 9, 2010 6:55 pm

    So funny, I JUST baked German bread!

  16. November 9, 2010 8:29 pm

    Wow, that is a German spread! I would love to try all that German food (I’m 100% German)

  17. November 9, 2010 8:45 pm

    I need some friends like this LOL!!! It all looks incredible 🙂


  18. November 9, 2010 10:41 pm

    Wow, impressive party! I wish I had friends like that too! Everything looks great, homemade sauerkraut is still something I need to try.

  19. November 9, 2010 10:43 pm

    There’s a German bar/restaurant near my apartment that has the BEST pickles the size of my arm. And soft pretzels…mmmm. Your friends definitely did a great job with everything!!

  20. November 10, 2010 1:29 am

    I want those cupcakes. Now please.

  21. Jen permalink
    November 10, 2010 1:58 am

    am I the only one that finds German accents sexy? Maybe its the harshness of it.. I wonder what that says about me! hahaha

  22. November 10, 2010 2:24 am

    I have never been a fan of German food, but I think this post just changed my mind!!

    Everything looks great!

  23. November 10, 2010 12:14 pm

    Wow! Your friends really did go all out! Elk!? I love it! What a fun way to spend time with friends 🙂 My hubby went to the real Oktoberfest, too…based on the pictures and stories alone, it’s INSANE! I want to go some day so badly!

  24. Ginger permalink
    November 10, 2010 12:43 pm

    Wow! That was some party – the food looks awesome! Now, i want some German food!

  25. November 10, 2010 2:35 pm

    Now that is some German food I can get behind! And I love those cute little Ritter squares. Fun party!

  26. November 10, 2010 3:25 pm

    Those look great! I love German food. Clearly, my family is very German. My maiden name was Kirsch 🙂

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