Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe
335 Hoohana St., Kahului, 877-6000
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Lahaina, 661-1234
For those craving a change from the run-of-the-Maui-mill, Oktoberfest qualifies as an exotic food event. When you combine German Beers, traditional German food and Oom-pah music—let’s just say it’s not your everyday dinner hour. So strap on you lederhosen and check out these Valley Isle Oktoberfest parties…
Brigit and Bernard’s Gardencafe in Kahului celebrates its 12th annual Oktoberfest with an all-you-can-eat buffet for $38. The German cuisine offered is as good as it is hard to pronounce. They have Kalbsbratwurst, Grill Haehnchen, Bavarian meat loaf, Schweinshaxen (pork shanks), spaetzle, homemade sauerkraut and lentil soup with Wuerstchen and Schinken, to name a few of the tongue twisting (and pleasing) options. Top it off with a fantastic array beers, including Spaten Oktoberfest and Beck’s Oktoberfest on tap, and 17-ounce bottles of Franziskaner, Dunkel, Ayager Ur-Hefe and Spaten. Take this gastric German vacation every Friday and Saturday in October, and enjoy the sounds of Dorfmusikanten, rocking the party with genuine Oom-pah tunes from 6:30-9:30pm. Reservations recommended.
New to Oktoberfest and ready to make a splash, Umalu—the poolside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Resort in West Maui—is throwing an Oktoberfest shindig on Saturday, October 17 starting at 5pm. Six food booths featuring bratwurst, hot dogs, fish tacos, chop salad, poke and a surprise dessert called “da bomb” will be augmented by a beer garden featuring Gordon Biersch Oktoberfest selection, plus Beck Oktoberfest, Jagermeister shots and well drinks. The Umpapa will play, followed New Project, who will bring down the house from 7-10pm. Valet parking is free with validation. Maui Time Weekly, Jen Russo