As per usual, Brotzeit contributes to the Oktoberfestivites with hearty servings of German dishes and beer—mein Gott—so much beer. And while the food and drinks will be a source of enjoyment, you can add in another layer of fun with this drinking game that we totally invented after a two-hour brainstorming session (read: drinking). Here's how you can play it: order the new Brotzeit dishes by its German name and whenever the wait staff asks for you to repeat the name, you take a hearty swig of your beer. There's the Schneider Weisse Kristall Weizen Tap 2 or the Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock, which has 12 percent alcohol, the strongest beer in Brotzeit's line-up. But there's the Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier that's created specifically for Oktoberfest. With a full body, the beer has a hoppy aroma and a sweet finish.
Get the Gebratene Nürnberger Wurst in Brezn Stick (grilled Nürnberger sausage), which is served with a traditionally-made Bavarian pretzel and a side of fries or the Halbes Brathuhn mit Knoblauch und Kräutern (half oven-roasted chicken) that's a Bavarian-style chicken that is roasted to perfection and marinated with garlic and herbs. For your shared platters, go for the Gefüllter Schweinebauch mit Soβe (stuffed pork belly); it's an oven-roasted pork belly with a moist bread stuffing and a crackling skin. It's meant to be shared among three people but hey, if you're dining alone, knock yourself out. What? You want a challenge?
Gun for the Oktoberfestplatte (which isn't that hard to pronounce but the amount of food will give your jaw a workout)—a crisp oven roasted pork knuckle; beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs; one roasted chicken; a metre-long smoked pork sausage and a side of vegetables, y'know for your health (?): sides of potato wedges and sauerkraut.
Brotzeit’s Oktoberfest menu runs until 23 October. For more information, go to this link.