Gut Essen - Oktoberfest, Soup Fundraising
October 1, 2014
- Oktoberfest at Harrison's
- New White Wines by the Bottle
- Perfect for Fall - Soup Fundraisers
Oktoberfest - Gut Essen!
We are celebrating October with authentic German-style food and drink such as Weinerschnitzel, Spaetzle, Hefeweizen, Saurbraten, Apfel Strudel, Riesling, and last year's clear favorite: Gulaschsuppe, a thick, rich beef soup seasoned with caraway, just to name a few.
History of Oktoberfest
The original Oktoberfump occurred in Munich on October 17, 1810 and commemorated the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. To mark the close of this royal event, they organized a great horse race, a tradition that continued until 1960. Eventually, the official dates of Oktoberfest were changed, mostly to take advantage of the nicer weather in September. Although the dates and traditions have changed slightly (there are no longer horse races to accompany the celebration), Oktoberfest still continues in Munich every year and is the largest fair in the world with 6 million yearly visitors. Around the world, Oktoberfest has become a time to celebrate German culture and cuisine, regardless of your heritage.
New White Wines by the Bottle
We're continuing to update our wine list and have added some tasty new whites to our by-the- bottle list. In no particular order, here's a peek of some of the new offerings...
Domaine de la Verriere Blanc Rhone, France, 2012
A fragrant wine, with aromas of white flowers and pine resin on the nose. Tropical fruits with mineral undertones round out the palate.
Rothberg Riesling Spatlese Mosel, Germany, 2012
A late-harvest wine from the Mosel region, known for its stately and elegant Rieslings. Sweet and fruity, with a slight acidity.
Vina Hermosa Blanco Rioja, Spain, 2013
An interesting alternative to red Riojas. Very fruity aroma with sweet overtones, a fresh and crisp wine with a lasting finish.
Vasija Secreta Vas Torrontes Salta, Argentina
Full and fruity nose with flavors of pear, pineapple, peach, citrus fruits and honeyed oregano. Beautiful structure and acidity.
Stag's Leap "Karia" Chardonnay Napa Valley, California, 2012
Opens with aromas of pear and apple along with a subtle spice note. A soft entry and crisp finish with hints of vanilla. Nicely balanced acidity and minerality that enhances the freshness and elegance of this wine.
Tacora Reserva Chardonnay Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2013
Crisp taste with smooth acidity and flavors of fresh fruit, buttery oak, and light vanilla. Lasting, well-balanced finish.
Hinman Pinot Gris Oregon, 2013
Citrus and stone fruit bouquet complemented by minerally aromas of slate and flint. Citrus flavors dominate the full, round mouth-feel and lead to a long, crisp finish of stone fruit.
Eat Soup - Raise Dough ($)
As the air becomes brisker and the leaves start to change, October heralds the beginning of perfect soup weather. While you can always indulge in the many varieties of Harrison's soups in our dining room or for carry-out, there's another win-win way to enjoy them as well: If you are part of an organization that is involved in fundraising, you might consider Harrison's Soup Sales for your fundraising needs. We coordinate with you for the types of soup you would like to sell as well as a selling period, and your organization earns 20% of all sales! It's an easy and delicious way to earn funds for your organization and enjoy Harrison's soups during the brisk Pennsylvania cool season.
For more information on the Soup Sale as well as the other fundraising opportunities we offer, you can visit our website: http://www.harrisonsmenu.com/local/#soupsales
If you are interested in setting up a Harrison's Soup Sale, Dine-In or Gift Card Sale for your organization this fall or winter, just call our restaurant (814.237.4422) or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to Angela Ward, who will be happy to assist you.
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