Oktoberfest menu returns to Dellis’ Bar and Grill
- By Devin Crum -
You don’t need lederhosen or beer steins for an authentic Oktoberfest celebration, especially if you can get to Dellis’ Bar and Grill in Rosedale before the end of the month.
Dellis’ iconic seasonal menu has once again returned for the month of October and looks to again delight anyone hoping to satisfy their craving for German-inspired food in the spirit of the annual festival.
It is worth noting as well that the Oktoberfest menu continues to be a favorite eating event of both my coworker, Patrick, and myself, and to date it has never failed to deliver.
As usual, we shared in a sampling of everything on the special menu, starting with the schnitzel, which was a cut of tender and delicious fried veal.
If you’re looking for something extremely tasty and uniquely German, look no further. The schnitzel will get the job done while its name alone will ensure everyone knows you had German food.
Next up were the other most recognizable and iconic staples of any Oktoberfest offering - the German sausages. Dellis’ menu includes weisswurst, bauernwurst, knockwurst and bratwurst, each of which is delicious in its own way and will also solidify that it is authentic German food in your belly.
The sausages are listed above in order from mild to stronger flavor, but you really cannot go wrong, especially when paired with the German mustard Dellis’ always supplies.
Of course, mixed in were Dellis’ fluffy and flaky potato pancakes, topped with a crispy piece of bacon and served with a side of sour cream. These are truly the best potato pancakes I have ever eaten.
Working our way down the list, we then came to the pork loins, offered as either roasted or smoked. Again, you really can’t go wrong because both are such great choices.
Each is a savory dream, with the roasted variety being moist and flavorful while the smoked delivers that mesquite, smoky flavor. Take a date and you can each try them both!
Sour beef and dumplings are another uniquely German dish which will leave you wanting more when prepared at Dellis’. Fortunately for me (and many others), the Dellis’ recipe is not so heavy on the sour, which gives it broader appeal across a wider range of palette preferences.
The beef is smothered in gravy and pulls apart as easy as meats that have been slow-roasted for a full day. Meanwhile, the dumplings resemble a dollop of rich and delicious mashed potatoes. Anyone craving comfort food will love this dish.
Rounding out the menu is the stuffed cabbage, which is another splendid choice if you like meats (ground beef) wrapped in perfectly cured and cooked cabbage.
It can’t be emphasized enough that there are no lesser choices here. And if you’re leaning toward one of the items that do not sound as authentically German, fret not! You can take solace in the fact that Dellis’ purchases all of their Oktoberfest menu meats from Binkert’s German Meat market just across the street.
If you happen to save room for dessert, the special menu has you covered there too. Featuring Black Forest Cake and Apple Streudel, the menu is sure to leave you in a happy disposition.
Chocolate lovers will surely enjoy the rich and moist cake, which includes cherry and vanilla accents. And others may gravitate instead to the streudel, which comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to contrast perfectly with the warm and flaky apples and crust.
Dellis’ Oktoberfest menu will be served through Oct. 29. So don’t miss your chance to fill up on loads of great cultural favorites all month long.
Dellis’ Bar and Grill is located at 8776 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale.