Maybe you can’t travel to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, but the spirit of this popular event lives here in New Jersey at the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope, New Jersey, one minute off Route 80's Exit 25. The popular German restaurant is owned & operated by renowned Executive Chef, Heinz Aichem, Head Chef Heinrich Aichem and Barbara Aichem Koster, restaurant manager. The Oktoberfest celebration begins with fine German cuisine, imported Bavarian beers and popular German music. It will be held every Saturday and Sunday now through October 28th.
A special menu has been created for the Oktoberfest celebration, according to the Aichems. Start off with one of the Black Forest Inn’s tasty hot or cold appetizers followed by one of their delicious soups: Potato Leek, Wild Mushroom Bisque, and Traditional Goulash soup.
The featured Oktoberfest entrees include Icelandic Sole in Potato Crust with Pommery Mustard Sauce, Poached Salmon in Dill Cream, Marinated German Sauerbraten in Red Wine and Ginger, Braised Beef Rouladen in Red Wine Black Forest, Glazed Smoked Loin of Pork, Free Range Roasted Pork, Oktoberfest Pork Schnitzel, Roasted Crispy Pork Shank, Schwäbische Maultaschen, Traditional Wienerschnitzel, Pork Paprika Rahm Schnitzel, Jägerschnitzel in Wine Mushroom Cream Sauce, Housemade Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Veal Schnitzelette Gruyere, Braised Wild Boar in Riesling, Marinated Venison in Red Wine, Apples Cassis, Roasted Duck al’Orange, the Black Forest Inn Oktoberfest Combination, and an Entrée Sized 10” Flammkuchen German Pizza.
As always, the Black Forest Inn offers a fabulous selection of imported German beers in the tradition of Oktoberfest.
Live music also plays an important part of the celebration. Scheduled to appear are: the Mountain Tops on September 16, 22, and 23, Emil Schanta on September 29, Werner Goebel on September 30, Emil Schanta is back on October 6, Norbert Ludwig performs on October 7, Emil Schanta again on October 13, 14, and 20; the Mountain Tops on October 20 and 27, and Norbert Ludwig on October 28.