It’s almost October which for some of us means Pumpkin Spice Latte season, but for the other half of us, October equates to beermore specifically OKTOBERFEST!
Here at Refined we love Oktoberfest so much that we've happily partnered with Oktoberfest Northwest for their VIP foodie experience! Guests of the festival can enjoy an authentic German dinner, entertainment, and - you know - all the perks of being a Very Important Person.
The Oktoberfest Northwest VIP Dinner & Experience is located inside the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and will be on Saturday, October 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Fairview Club, just outside the main Oktoberfest Northwest Festhalle.
Not entirely sure what Festhalle means but I believe it is a place to FEAST.
First things first (and in my humble opinion the most important part of the VIP experience)...what about the food?!
Your night will start out with an authentic German dinner by The Vault Catering.
- Start with an appetizer of warm pretzels with assorted mustards
- The main course will be a traditional German-style Roulade of thinly sliced beef rolled together with German mustard, pepper bacon and onions
- Traditional German potato dumplings served in a hunter gravy sauce
- Cheese Spätzle, which some call it a fancy German version of mac n’ cheese (Can we bring a pot to go?!)
- Cucumber Salad with dill style dressing.
- And you can't forget about dessert... German Apfel Kuchen, a traditional German apple cake. BOOM.
During the dinner, you will also have an exclusive meet and greet with the “Queen of Oktoberfest” Manuela Horn. Before leaving the dinner, guests will also get the chance to purchase additional beverage tickets, so they can skip the lines inside the main Oktoberfest Festhalle. Just let that sink in...skipping the beverage lines. We've all been stuck and even worse - sobered up by standing in those lines for so dang long.
Other fun perks include being greeted by a "lively accordionist" that will get you into the Oktoberfest spirit, gifts including an official Oktoberfest Northwest Stein, three bevvy tickets, and an Oktoberfest souvenir lanyard.
The fun doesn’t end with the dinner though! The VIP Dinner & Experience includes same-day admission into Oktoberfest Northwest, which runs from 11am – midnight that day (guests may enter the Oktoberfest Festhalle prior to the dinner). Inside the main Oktoberfest Festhalle, VIP guests will also have access to a private bar exclusive to VIP, where they can hang out and purchase drinks.
The full VIP Dinner & Experience costs $100 which includes tax (it's a $200+ value). It’s important to note the VIP Dinner & Experience has limited seating available and is 21 and up only. For more information and ticket purchases, click here (NOTE: Ticket sales end September 30th @ noon).
So, happy Oktoberfesting, folks! It's gonna be a great month.