Kaiserhof Restaurant marks fall with Wurst Wednesdays, Oktoberfest and Wild Game in San Diego

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With October on the way, Kaiserhof Restaurant in Ocean Beach is kick-starting autumn in its biergarten with “Beer Flight” tasting specials through the end of September 2014.

Beer Flight” (available Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the 14 beers that Kaiserhof serves on tap. For $6, beer drinkers can sample four ounces each of four beers of choice, including Kaiserhof’s house beer, Kaiserhof Kolsch, produced by San Diego brewers, Ballast Point.

As a prelude to Oktoberfest, Kaiserhof will offer its first pig-roasting party on Sept. 28.

“We’ll spit-roast the pigs in the afternoon to get them ready by 4 p.m.,” said Peter Bolter, chef and restaurant manager. “We’ll also serve Oktoberfest Beer from Munich, which includes both a lighter beer and an amber beer.”

Kaiserhof ‘s Oktoberfest celebration will run throughout October, with such succulent dishes as steamed pork ribs over sauerkraut, prime pork loin, grilled trout and Weisswurst. These dishes are just a sampling of the hearty fall menu of entrees at Kaiserhof, great when paired with their beer. Many of these favorite autumn dishes are not always available throughout the rest of the year.

“We offer a lot of our most popular items in the fall, including roast duck, venison, and buffalo steak,” Bolter said. “We also offer our fall game specials in November that include wild boar, goulash, roast duck, buffalo, venison and game sausages (venison and wild boar sausage combinations).”

The Kaiserhof game menu will be offered from mid-November to mid-December.

Sausages, a key ingredient in many Kaiserhof dishes, are celebrated mid-week with Kaiserhof’s Wurst Wednesdays.

“From 4 p.m. until closing time in the biergarten, we’re offering a small bratwurst (white sausage) or a knockwurst (hot dog), or a bauernwurst (spicy smoked sausage) sandwich for $1.99,” Bolter said.

Kaiserhof’s dessert menu includes homemade apple strudel, Black Forest cake, Princess Torte (marzipan with almonds), Sacher Torte, and hazelnut cake to enjoy with a cup of Kaiserhof’s houseblend, German imported Jacobs Coffee.

Kaiserhof Restaurant, 2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego (Ocean Beach area)

• (619) 224-0606

kaiserhofrestaurant.com

• Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday

• Dinner: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday

• Sunday Brunch tableside: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

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