Oktoberfest at the National Aviary (21+)

Thu. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
21 and Over
$34.00 - $39.00
21 and Over
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$34.00 - $39.00
21 and Over
Event Description
Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German fare prepared by chef Josef Karst of Atria's, exclusive caterer to the National Aviary. Enjoy live music by Mädel Jäger, and indulge in Oktoberfest beer and other German-Style brews from Sam Adams (available for an additional fee). You can even meet a penguin up-close, and explore The National Aviary’s immersive habitats, including the NEW Tropical Rainforest, which will be open until 9:00 pm.


Rostbratwurst, Knackwurst und Bockwurst
Grilled German sausage: brat, bock and knockwurst
 Krautspaetzle und Kartoffelsalat
Swabian suaerkraut noodles and hot German potato salad

Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus
Bavarian potato pancakes with apple sauce

Knuspriger Schweinebraten mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelpueree
Crisp roasted pork shoulder with sauerkraut and smashed potatoes

Rheinischer Sauerbraten mit Blaukraut und Knoedel
Sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato dumplings
Hand-breaded Pork cutlet with mushroom gravy
Obatzda, Pretzel, Rettich
Bavarian cheese spread with radish and pretzels
Ofenfrischer Apfelstrudel mit Vanille sauce
 Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

About the Chef:

Atria’s Oktoberfest Chef is Josef Karst, who was born in Mittelreidenbach, that’s right, Mit-tell-ryeden-bach, Germany, in August of 1961. He graduated from Culinary School as Commis de Cuisine in 1980, and became a certified Culinary Educator in 1986 through Pope und Neumann. Throughout the 1980’s, Josef worked as Chef Saucier at Hotel Kulm in Valbella, Switzerland and later as Executive Chef at Gasthof Helmer in Schwangau, Germany. From 1989-1995 Josef was the Executive Chef and owner of Brauhaus Meisenheim in Germany and came to Atria’s in 1999 (not on a boat) where he enjoys introducing colleagues and guests to his scrumptious daily features.

Ticket Prices & Information:

$39 General Admission | $34 for National Aviary Members

This is a 21+ event.  All guests must present valid ID, Members must present proof of membership for reduced rate

Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional fee (cash only; no ATM on site)


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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212