Oktoberfest at Rein
This is pretty cool. Rein at The Garden City Hotel is having a 16-day drunken orgy of Oktoberfest. "Drunken orgy" are my words.
On Friday Oct. 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., executive chef Steven De Bruyn and chef de cuisine Kevin Buckenberger will serve a lavish, beer-friendly buffet. (De Bruyn is from Belgium, so he knows a thing or two about beer.) During the cocktail hour, the hotel’s English garden will be transformed into a traditional biergarten. Draft Paulaner Oktoberfest and Franziskaner Dunkle Weisse will be served, along with grilled bratwurst, beer-braised sauerkraut and passed (by lederhosen-clad servers) hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets for the open-seated dinner event are available by pre-booking by Sept. 30 for $47 per person (plus tax and 15-percent tip) or, on the evening of the event, for $55 per person. I would love to check that out. Don't know if I'll make it.
I've eaten at Rein, which is the main restaurant at the hotel since Polo closed. Boo. It was fine. Whatever. But that German crap sounds interesting.
No info on beer wench outfits. Oh my.