NEW ORLEANS (press release) – It’s Oktoberfest at Cochon Butcher with a German-inspired menu of small plates, German wines, German-inspired cocktails, and of course, German beer. “It may not be the Hofbräuhaus, but it’s time to raise a stein and celebrate the season,” said Forrest Jackson, chef de cuisine. “Everything from bratwurst, flammkuchen, and Bavarian-style pretzels to Jägermeister, great lager, and Teutonic wines—the menu will change throughout the month, so you can keep on celebrating.”

Chef Jackson will craft a changing Oktoberfest menükarte (German-inspired menu) throughout the month. Dishes will include kraut & brat balls with beer cheese, German-style potato salad, Käsespätzle with caramelized onions, Flammkuchen (German-style flatbread) prepared with crème Fraiche, bacon, onions and gruyere, Currywurst with potato wedges and curry ketchup, and of course a Bratwurst on a pretzel bun with sweet mustard. German-style Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard and ham and cheese stuffed pretzels will also be available.

Zack Shelton, Cochon Butcher general manager, has curated a list of drinks to enjoy alongside the German-inspired menu items. Several beers that are especially difficult to procure will be featured this year: Weihenstephaner Festbier, Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen, and Original Ritterguts Gose. 

Regional Oktoberfest lagers will be rotating throughout the month, featuring Great Raft Brewing Company in Shreveport, LA, St. Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, TX, Urban South Brewing in New Orleans, LA, Zony Mash Beer Project in New Orleans, LA,  among others that are yet to be sourced. There will be a beer and shot combo with chilled Jägermeister & German lager as well as several intriguing Germanic wines & seasonal cocktails. For patrons looking for a non-alcoholic choice, cans of Athletic Brewing Company’s non-alcoholic Oktoberfest Lager will be available.