Oktoberfest is back at Middendorf’s

Published 6:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

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MANCHAC — Get out your lederhosen, spruce up your dirndls and prepare to eat and drink German style — It’s time for Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s!

The iconic Louisiana restaurant will host Oktoberfest every Wednesday and Thursday, Oktober 6, 2021 through November 11, 2021, at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell. This will be the 14th year of Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s featuring authentic German appetizers, entrees, desserts and beer.

The German expertise comes from Middendorf’s Owner and European Master Chef Horst Pfeifer who is a native of Germany. He grew-up in the hamlet of Bächlingen where his family still lives today. The village was established in 950 AD and boasts a grand population of around 150 people.

“It’s an honor to share my German heritage with everyone through the recipes that I grew up with,” said Middendorf’s Owner and European Master Chef Horst Pfeifer. “I think Louis Middendorf would have been so happy to see Oktoberfest here at the restaurant. Louis was also from Germany, and he founded Middendorf’s back in 1934 with his wife, Josie. It’s funny because Middendorf’s is so widely known for seafood that a lot of people don’t realize that Middendorf is actually a German name.”

During Oktoberfest, there is a different German meal available each week for lunch and dinner, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (while supplies last). Guests who eat an Oktoberfest meal for all six weeks will receive an Oktoberfest Prize. Punch cards must be punched each week and turned in on the final week.

The full regular menu is also available for guests so those who can’t possibly come to Middendorf’s without partaking of the “World Famous Thin Fried Catfish” can rest assured, the catfish and other beloved seafood dishes aren’t going anywhere.

Authentic German music is also in store for Oktoberfest. At Middendorf’s Slidell, the talented Al DiMarco will be back to play the accordion in the evenings, starting at 4:30pm. Over at Middendorf’s Manchac, Heinz Pfeifer (Horst’s brother) should make his triumphant return for the last two weeks of Oktoberfest, November 3-4 and November 10-11 (as long as the international travel rules don’t change again). Heinz will fly-in from Germany to entertain guests with his accordion and conversation.

Catch all the authentic German food, music and fun during Oktoberfest at Middendorf’s. It’s every Wednesday and Thursday at Middendorf’s Manchac and Middendorf’s Slidell, Oktober 6, 2021 through November 11, 2021.

Oktober 6 & 7
Schlachtplatte mit Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln und Brezel (Smoked Pork Chop, Pork Belly, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Roasted Potatoes and Pretzel)
Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)

Oktober 13 & 14
Sauerbraten, Rotkraut, Spätzle und Brezel (Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce, Red Cabbage, House Made German
Noodles and Pretzel)
Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

Oktober 20 & 21
Schwäbischer Hochzeitsbraten mit Pilzen, Kräutern, Kartoffelpüree mit Geröstetem Knoblauch und Meerrettich und Rotweinsoße (Stuffed Veal Shoulder with Wild Mushrooms, Onions and Fresh Herbs with Roasted Garlic and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Red Wine Sauce)
Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream

Oktober 27 & 28
Schweinebraten mit Karamellisierte Zwiebelbiersoße, Kartoffelnklösse, Arugula Salat und Brezel (Pork Roast with Caramelized Onion Beer Sauce, Potato Dumpling, Arugula Salad and Pretzel)
Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

November 3 & 4
Schweinshaxe, Bayerischkraut und Brezel (Pork Hind Shank/Ham Hock, Smothered Cabbage and Pretzel)
Apfel Strudel mit Vanille Eis (Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream)

November 10 & 11
Wiener Schnitzel und Geröstet Semmelknödel mit Pilzrahmsoße, Gemischtem Salat und Brezel (Breaded Thin Pork Loin and Dumpling with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Salad and Pretzel)
Schwarzwälderkirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

Appetizers – It’s the Chef’s Choice which appetizers will be available each week. Stay tuned!
• Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfel Sosse (German Potato Pancake with Apple Sauce)
• Maultaschen in Brühe mit Gerösteten Zwiebeln (German Ravioli in Broth)
• Vesper Teller (Assorted meats & cheeses served with pickle, radish, onion, mustard and pretzel)
• Weisswurst (White Sausage served with pretzel and sweet mustard)
• Wurstsalat (Chopped German Salami, Cold Cuts, Cheeses, Pickles and Onion tossed in Vinaigrette)

Middendorf’s Manchac — 30160 Hwy 51 S., Akers (Manchac), LA 70421, 985.386.6666
Middendorf’s Slidell — 1951 Oak Harbor Blvd., Slidell, LA 70461, 985.771.7777