Sandrine’s Oktober Festivities

Chef Raymond Ost, master of all things Alsatian, indulges his German side with a four-course, month-long tribute to Oktoberfest, the fall’s best beer tradition. The menu starts with onion soup, followed by an intermezzo of German bock beer sorbet from pastry chef Lee Napoli. The main event, not for the faint of heart (or vegetarians, for that matter), is the beer-braised choucroute garni – a mountain of beer-braised sauerkraut, topped with bauernwurst, weisswurst, a grilled smoked pork chop, a ham hock, a classic weiner and bacon-wrapped potatoes. If you’ve managed to save any room, there’s apple strudel for dessert. The Oktoberfest prix fixe costs $35 per person (for another $5 they’ll bring you a generous mug of beer or a glass of Pinot Blanc). If you’re not ready for four courses, you can opt for this month’s 10th anniversary deal at the bar – an Alsatian wurst platter with a Harpoon Octoberfest beer for $10. Call Sandrine’s at 617.497.5300 to make reservations.

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