Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Bastone Brewery, Five-course German Beer Dinner

Written by  Paul Starr
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Prost! Get ready to raise a glass at Bastone Brewery just in time for Oktoberfest! Join the Royal Oak brewpub for a celebration of international flavors during a German Beer Dinner from 7-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
“The spread for this dinner covers a breadth of traditional German flavors, from sausage and potato soup to beet salad and black forest cake,” said Robert Young, executive chef at Bastone Brewery. “Guests will indulge in a decadent selection of hearty comfort foods and enjoy a variety of light and dark beer pairings selected by our master brewer, Rockne Van Meter.”

Laid out in a five-course meal, the dinner will feature traditional German fare paired with a selection of Bavarian brews. Guests 21 and over are invited to make a reservation for $50 a person and receive a complimentary Oktoberfest glass. Refills for the glass will be available at a discounted price.

The German Beer Dinner will include:
  • ·German Cheeses and Sausages – a fine selection of German cheese and sausages accompanied by Schneider Weisse Aventinus (8.2 percent ABV), a dark-ruby wheat dopplebock with notes of ripe bananas, raisins and licorice.
  • Austrian Steak and Potato Soup – tender steak, redskins, smoked paprika and mace accompanied by Weihenstephaner Vitus (7.7 percent ABV), a golden spicy, single-bock wheat that tastes of apricots and has hints of citrus.
  • Marinated Cucumber and Beet Salad – braised beets and marinated cucumber, endive lettuce, mixed greens and dill vinaigrette paired with Ayinger Celebrator (6.7 percent ABV), a dark brown dopplebock that provides a rich taste with hints of toffee and caramel.
  • Braised Beef Osso Buco – beef osso bucco braised with wild mushrooms, dubbel, pearl onions, duck roasted Yukon potato and braised cabbage along with Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier (5.5 percent ABV), a reddish brown smoke beer with a smoky taste and light bitterness.
  • Black Forest Gateaux – layers of chocolate cake and Chantilly cream marinated cherries accompanied by Uerige Doppelsticke, a dark brown barley-wine that offers a light syrup and caramel taste.

If you can’t get enough of the German-inspired fun, Bastone will be offering a special Oktoberfest menu as well. From Oct. 3–16, stop in to choose from a selection of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts, as well as a special Oktoberfest beer, brewed especially for Bastone patrons, and available for a limited time only.

The Oktoberfest menu will include:

  • Sausage Platter - specially made for Bastone by Gourmand sausages, Bratwurst knockwurst and lamb sausage with house made beer mustard sauerkraut.
  • Saurbraten– marinated bistro steak, roasted root veggies, German potato salad and gingersnap sauce.
  • Bavarian Pork– seared pork loin chops, onion and dill sauce, spetzel and braised red cabbage.
  • Chicken Prapakash Pasta – braised pulled chicken, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, smoked paprika, sauce house and cooked gnocchi.
  • Black Forrest Gateaux – layered chocolate cake, braised forest cherries with Bavarian and Chantilly cream.
About Bastone Brewery

A Royal Oak mainstay since 2004, Bastone Brewery takes both its name and culinary style from the famous Belgian city. The 1930s era establishment sets the stage for a restaurant and brewery where award-winning Belgian beer is crafted onsite for the finest flavor and character. The menu features an array of classic burgers, Belgian mussels and frites, artisan pizzas and European-inspired entrees.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.