Get out your lederhosen, spruce up your dirndls and prepare to eat and drink German style — It’s time for Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s! And, this year… for the very first time… it’s at TWO locations.
In Manchac, the annual celebration returns to the historic restaurant with all the festivities, food and fun that guests have grown to know and love over 11 years. Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s Manchac is set for every Wednesday and Thursday for six weeks, Oktober 2, 2019 through November 7, 2019.
Over in Slidell, it will be the first year of Oktoberfest at the new restaurant which opened in July. Initially, the owners were not planning on starting the German Celebration at the new location until next year. However, due to demand… they changed their minds.
“We were getting asked all the time why we weren’t having Oktoberfest in Slidell, and it hurt our hearts to tell everyone not this year,” said Middendorf’s Owner Horst Pfeifer. “So, I talked it over my wife Karen and our team, and we decided that this is something that we should make happen, and we figured out how to do it. Oktoberfest seems to be as much a part of Middendorf’s now as our catfish.”
Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s Slidell will be held every Friday for six weeks, Oktober 4, 2019 - November 8, 2019. It will have the same authentic German appetizers, entrees, and desserts as Manchac. There will also be plenty of German Beer, costumes and live accordion music from Heinz Pfeifer, the brother of Horst Pfeifer.
“It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without Horst and Heinz,” said Middendorf’s Owner Karen Pfeifer. “Horst is a European Master Chef who organizes and prepares all of the amazing meals. He’s also a big cheerleader for our staff. And, then there’s Heinz who flies in from Germany every year to play the accordion in his lederhosen. He’s developed quite a fan base in Manchac, and he’s ready to make lots of new Heinz fans in Slidell. Oh, and this year, Oma is in town! Their mom also flew in from Germany to make sure everything is just right and wunderbar.”
German meals will be available for lunch and dinner along with the regular menu. Guests who eat an Oktoberfest meal for all six weeks will receive an Oktoberfest Prize. Punch cards must be punched each week and turned in on the final week.
Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s is Oktober 2 - November 8. It’s every Wednesday and Thursday at Middendorf’s Manchac, and every Friday at Middendorf’s Slidell.
Middendorf’s Slidell is located at 1951 Oak Harbor Blvd, Slidell, LA 70461 — right off I-10, Exit 261 Oak Harbor. It is open daily from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
Middendorf’s Manchac is located at 30160 Hwy 51 South, Akers (Manchac), LA 70421 — right off I-55, Exit 15 Manchac.
Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel (Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel), Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
Sauerbraten, Rotkraut, Spätzle und Brezel (Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce, Red Cabbage, House Made German Noodles and Pretzel), Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
Wiener Schnitzel und Semmelknödel mit Gemischtem Salat und Brezel (Breaded Thin Pork Loin, Dumpling, Salad and Pretzel), Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
Schwäbischer Hochzeitsbraten mit Pilzen, Kräutern, Kartoffelpüree Mit Geröstetem Knoblauch und Meerrettich & Bier Sosse (Stuffed Veal Shoulder with Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Beer Sauce), Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
Schweinebraten mit Rahmsosse, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel (Pork Roast in a Cream Sauce with Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel ), Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)
Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel (Pork Hind Shank/Ham Hock, Smothered Cabbage and Pretzel), Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)
Learn more about Middendorf’s at MiddendorfsRestaurant.com and on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo #1 - GERMAN ENTREE — On the menu for Week 1 of Oktoberfest: Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel (Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel)
Photo #2 - GERMAN DESSERT — Don’t forget to save room for dessert. Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake) is definitely worth it.
Photo #3 - GERMAN ENTREE — On the menu for Week 5 of Oktoberfest is Schweinebraten mit Rahmsosse, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel (Pork Roast in a Cream Sauce with Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel )
Photo #4 - GERMAN FROCKS — Staff at Middendorf’s get in on the fun by dressing up in their favorite German frocks. If guests are looking for that extra flare, there’s a variety of festive hats, headbands and more in the gift shop. Pictured left to right: Jennifer Green, Amber Springer, Dee Dee Holt, Ruth Guillen, Lulu Turnage, Makayla Cyprian