Even Lucques Is Getting In On The German Trend

Pretzels and beer, not from Lucques

Definitive proof just dropped showing the local craze for German food and biergartens is still in full effect: Even Suzanne Goin's Lucques is holding an Oktoberfest celebration this year! Held at the restaurant on October 9th, this will fortunately be more like the market-lead Oktoberfest of locavore dreams, as it is less about drinking beer and doing funny dances than it is about the fall harvest.

Goin and company are introducing a menu plump with winter squash, figs, apples, pears, and wild mushrooms. Which doesn't mean there won't be sausages (house-made, of course), ham-hocks (smoked and braised in beer), spaetzle (herbed and served with wild mushrooms), pretzels, and sauerkraut. Even sommelier Caroline "Steins by" Styne is lending a hand on beer duty. See Lucques' full $55 Oktoberfest menu below.

Oktoberfest at Lucques
October 9th
$55 for pre-fixe menu, with additional pricing for libations


-arugula and pear salad with dandelion, figs and walnuts

-warm potato salad with whole grain mustard, cornichons and caraway

-grilled and pan-roasted house-made sausages with roasted apples and sauerkraut

-smoked ham hocks braised in beer and slathered in onions

-herbed spaetzle with wild mushrooms, winter squash, bavarian cheese and chestnuts

-horseradish and mustard, dark rye bread and pretzels