For whatever reason — probably having a lot to do with where German-Canadians settled — Ontario’s Oktoberfest celebrations tend to be held quite a trek from Toronto. There’s the long-standing one in the K-W that everyone knows about and a newer one in Van Kleek Hill put on by Beau’s that everyone should know about.
In town, Bier Markt is celebrating that most Bavarian of festivals with a special beer and food menu.
Their “Bier Expert” Nathan Cameron has pulled together a list of seasonally-appropriate German beers from the relatively mainstream Erdinger Weissbier to the more niche Hasseroder Pilsner Lager.
Not to be out-done, Chef Michael Cipollo has come up with some special options on the food side as well. These include Festhalle Roast Chicken, Beef Rouladen, and a special Sunday-nigh-only Bavarian-style pig roast. For $25 per person guests get their carved-to-order portion of a whole roasted suckling pig with the trimmings and beer pairings.
The special promotion has been running since September 18 and will last until October 20.
I haven’t had the opportunity to try the special menus, but I’m happy to offer you, gentle reader, the chance to stand-in as tasting guinea pig. Follow the directions in the nifty contest widget below for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate that can be redeemed at any of the three Toronto Bier Markt locations. The Oktoberfest promotion runs until October 20, but as far as I can tell there is no expiry on the gift card.