Oktoberfest at Moxie Café

At just after 5 o’clock on October 7th Judith Bean, decked out in a blue dirndl, and her Jazz Krewe took the stage at the Moxie Caféand turned a typical Saturday night into an Oktoberfest celebration in true oompah style.

“We enjoy celebrating various seasonal events at Moxie and sharing the fun with our wonderful community,” says General Manager Robert Grimmesey.  “It gives us a chance to transport our guests to a unique and fun experience.”

Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beerfest and travelling funfair, is held annually in Munich, Germany from mid-September to the first weekend in October and has inspired countless celebrations around the world, including right here in our neck of the woods.

At Moxie, waiters buzzed about in Tyrolean hats delivering Sam Adams Oktoberfest German-style lager and plates of traditional German fare while Judith & the Jazz Krewe entertained the crowd with The Sound of Music’s “Edelweiss”, Cabaret’s “Willkommen”, and everything in between.

The menu for the evening highlighted the best of German cuisine with two specialty dishes: Beef rouladen served over root vegetable mash with caraway scented demi-glace and crispy onions as well as a mustard-brined pork loin topped with tart cherry chutney over shaved Brussels sprouts in bacon cream.  Each entré was served with pretzel bites and a delicious lager cheese sauce.  Those brave enough to wear lederhosen even got a free gelato!

Moxie has developed a reputation for throwing fun, themed celebrations, including events for Valentine’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, Halloween, and, most recently, Mahalo from Moxie that Grimmesey says was a “thank you from us to our guests in true luau style.”

To find out more, visit www.moxiecafe.com or “like” their Facebook page to keep apprised of upcoming events.

Rebecca Ross reporting