September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration. In 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, and all of the citizens were invited to the celebration. Since then, the festival has grown to include horse races, games, rides, music, and eventually beer. Join Terry Kelzer as she celebrates the German Festival Oktoberfest with a menu suitable for all ages & abilities. Watch, learn, laugh, and eat delicious food!
This year’s party features Jaeger Schnitzel, a hunter-style schnitzel with mushroom gravy. The evening will include a special emphasis on the art and history of potato dumplings, sweet and sour red cabbage, and pumpernickel buns. Plus, we will assemble, and eat, a traditional Black Forest cherry cake!
Wine and beer available for purchase.
Terry Kelzer, local culinary and cultural expert, brings more than 50 years of cooking and baking experience, as well as a delightful sense of humor, to all her classes. After 12 years working in restaurants and bakeries in the Twin Cities, she and her husband and young family moved to a small farm near Amery where they raised dairy goats, chickens, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Terry says that is when her education in the basics of real food began, along with a deep appreciation for her ancestors as she had to learn to prepare, process, and preserve everything produced on the farm on an old wood cookstove. During this time, she also cooked and baked ‘from scratch’ for Head Start for 26 years. Terry’s great joy is sharing with others all the things she has learned along the way. Join us and experience both her knowledge and her joy.