Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne of Lucques may run one of the finest kitchens in the city (it ranked No. 33 on our list of this year’s Best Restaurants), but it doesn’t mean that the importance of a good old-fashioned Oktoberfest is lost on them. Anyone can get behind a justified reason to drink ungodly amounts of beer, after all. On Sunday night, October 5, the restaurant will be celebrating the German festival with an all-out bash featuring Deutschland’s alliterative holy trinity: sausages, sauerkraut, and spaetzle.
To kick things off, guests will receive a complimentary house-made mint schnapps upon arrival, concocted by head barman Christiaan Rollich. Styne will also create a wine list representative of Austrian and German territories, and there will be (of course) a selection of German beers and seasonal brews to choose from as well. To usher in the fall season, Goin is putting together a menu of autumnal classics like winter squash and roasted apples. The set menu includes things like grilled and pan-roasted house-made sausages, smoked ham hocks braised in beer, herbed spaetzle with wild mushrooms, and dark rye pretzels with mustard. Oktoberfest attire is highly suggested. We’ll leave it to you to find your own pair of lederhosen.
For more information about the set menu, contact the restaurant.
Lucques, 8474 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, 323-655-6277