From Monday, December 9 through Monday, December 23, chef Jeremy Nolen will offer a Classic German Christmas Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz.
Nolen’s modern take on the German tradition will feature a ten-pound roasted goose served family style for eight or more guests. The goose is filled with pretzel, apple and sage stuffing. The goose is just one of the courses of the $60, three-course dinner. The dinner also includes a glass of Glühwein, a mulled red wine that is poured warm and accented with German spices.
The dinner begins with potato chestnut soup with pumpkin seed pesto or a roasted beet salad with toasted hazelnuts and blue cheese in an orange tarragon vinaigrette. The roasted whole goose is then served along with four German side dishes: mini potato dumplings, braised sweet and sour cabbage, pan-roasted brussels sprouts and giblet gravy. Dessert ends the meal with a collection of homemade holiday treats, including Lebkuchen, a German twist on gingerbread cookies; Pfeffernuss, spiced round biscuits; and Springele, anise seed sugar cookies.
Nolen points out that “many of our long-standing holiday traditions stem from Germany. The Christmas tree, gingerbread houses and caroling all trace their roots back to Germany.” a German goose fits right in with those traditions.
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