Oktoberfest will be a different experience this year, with COVID an ongoing issue. LA’s large festivities have been canceled, but for a taste of Oktoberfest without the teeming crowds, why not try a smaller, safer outing – and one with a special Bavarian menu created by a two-time James Beard Award nominee, at that?
This Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3, Market Tavern at The Original Farmers Market will host Chef Bernhard Mairinger. A former Chef du Cuisine at Patina, Mairinger is also known for his Austrian concept BierBeisl. Located in Downtown LA, BierBeisl earned raves from The LA Times, Los Angeles magazine, and The LA Weekly.
This two-day collab with Market Tavern offers Angelenos the first time in years to savor Mairinger’s food (unless you were lucky enough to attend an event he privately catered). Offerings include crostini with ripe soft cheese, pimento, garlic, peppercress, and speck; a sausage platter with Käsekrainer cheese sausage, bratwurst, debreziner, wine-braised sauerkraut, and salted pretzel; and apple grape strudel with vanilla sauce.
Drink up, with beer specials from Weihenstephaner and Enegren’s Oktoberfest brew. The pub’s usual menu and stein specials will also be available.
Market Tavern is enforcing rigorous sanitation practices, with a smaller amount of staff on-hand, proper distance is measured between tables, and, of course, face masks.
These Oktoberfest specials will be offered on Friday from 3 p.m. to close and Saturday from 11 a.m. to close. Market Tavern is located at 6333 W. 3rd Street, #706, inside The Original Farmers Market.