Oktoberfest is the world-renowned German festival of music, food, beer and revelry where the celebration runs on for weeks.
Oktoberfest officially begins at 4:00 PM on Sept 19th when the mayor of Thousand Oaks, Al Adams, arrives at Jeanette’s Edelweiss and taps the first Oktoberfest keg, just as they do in Munich. The first 25 beers from that keg are free to those in attendance.
Jeanette’s Edelweiss (JE) will be showcasing crowd pleasing German music, tasty German food and the greatest German beers (Koelsch, Hofbrau, Bitburger, Paulaner, Krombacher) on tap throughout Oktoberfest.
Jeanette’s Oktoberfest music includes house band Hammerstein, a one-of-kind polka party ensemble that gets everybody on their feet and raising their beer steins high. During the week, a Marlene Dietrich tribute is also featured along with Jeanette’s singing bartender Sam Kosravi, who delights audiences with his 100 song medley performed in just six jaw-dropping minutes.
During Oktoberfest (September 19th through October 30th), Jeannette’s Edelweiss will feature special menu items created by Chef Kurt, who has served presidents Reagan, Ford and Nixon in addition to owning his own restaurants. Oktoberfest items include Schweinshaxe (delightfully roasted ham hocks) and Leberkase, a beloved German meatloaf. Other menu party platters showcase German classics such as Bratwursts, Schnitzels, Sauerbraten and Rouladen. Jeanette’s Edelweiss is rapidly becoming famous for our delightful, freshly-baked pastries, including apple strudel, Black Forest torte and German cheesecake. JE desserts are already being sold at stores in the Southland and at area farmer’s markets.
Celebrate life this Oktoberfest at Jeanette’s Edelweiss, the only German restaurant in Ventura County. Jeanette and Chef Kurt promise a one-of-a-kind experience that’s not to be missed.