Thursday, September 29, 2011

Premier New York City Restaurants to Host Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a French twist this year as the Tour de France Restaurant Group launches its savory Sausage and Suds Festival at all nine of its Manhattan restaurants from October 12-21. Executive chefs from these exceptional French restaurants promise to invigorate taste buds with dozens of special menu items featuring exquisite combinations of sausage and beer.  A host of beers from Brewery Ommegang and Duvel - all hand-selected by Tour de France's master beer sommelier Gianni Cavicchi - will accompany and enhance each flavorful sausage dish. 
BUT the best part...Endless Beer and Sausage on October 11th! There is a kick off celebration happening on October 11th at 404 (404 10th Avenue @ 33rd Street) where each restaurant is making one sausage from their menu paired with a beer also from Brewery Ommegang & Duvel. There is a VIP hour starting at 6:30 where guests will have the opp to mingle with brewers and tap the special Aphrodite beer and then General Admission begins at 7:30. The cost to attend is $53 for VIP from 6:30-10pm and $38 for General Admission from 7:30-10pm. To purchase tickets, please visit:

The Tour De France Restaurant Group started its Sausage and Beer festival 15 years ago at their iconic Park Avenue restaurant L’Express and are celebrating in a BIG way this year! Some pairings are below to whet your appetite:

Some pairings are below that will be served at the Endless Sausage & Beer Fest:

Nice Matin- Grilled Venison Sausage creamy polenta with red currants plumped in maple syrup

Paired with- Ommegang "Abbey Ale" Dubble, Cooperstown, New York I
Inspired by the centuries-old brewing practices of the Belgian Trappist monks. This dubble has notes of figs, clove, toffee, caramel and licorice

French Roast Uptown- PEI Mussels with Chorizo Spicy Tomato and White Wine Sauce

Paired with- Ommegang "Hennepin" Saison, Cooperstown, New York
A refreshing style originally brewed for the farmers on the Wallonia country side in Belgium. Notes of lemon grass, gingersnap and floral hop aromas

Cafe D'Alsace- Duck Sausage In Puff Pastry with Green Peppercorns

Pairing- Brasserie d¹Achouffe "Mc Chouffe" Scotch Ale, Achouffe, Belgium.
Adventurous and experimental Brasserie d¹Achouffe perfects the Scottish style. Notes of Chocolate, doughy dark malts, raisins and coffee
Le Monde- Boudin Blanc With Braised Leeks & A Truffle Cream Sauce

Pairing- Duvel "Single" Strong Blonde Ale Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium.
A new lighter version of Belgium's favorite ale. Notes of pilsner malt, white pepper and lemon peel

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