Fall Menu, Oktoberfest, Open House Photos
September 14, 2016
- Oktoberfest Arrives 9/20!
- Fall/Winter Menu
- Frequent Diner Open House Pictures
- Snapping Turtle Updates
Oktoberfest Arrives 9/20!
Munich’s annual Oktoberfest celebration begins this Saturday, September 17, and Harrison’s own Oktoberfest menu will begin soon after on Tuesday, September 20!
As a herald of autumn’s beginning, enjoy some delicious and authentic German recipes starting next week. Some of the past favorites you can expect… Gulaschsuppe, a rich beef and potato soup seasoned with paprika and caraway; Jagerschnitzel with a flavorful bacon sauce (made with local pork and bacon); traditional Sauerbraten, with tender, braised local beef that has been marinated for days in red wine, vinegar & spices; and a host of other German-inspired goodies.
Of course, no Oktoberfest would be complete without bier und wein aus Deutschland, and we’ll have an array of Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest-style beers and Riesling wine to whet your palate and accompany the hardy German fare. Some beers you might see on tap this month include Spaten Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Otto’s Oktoberfest, and Erie Brewing Co. Oktoberfest.
Our Oktoberfest menu will be available in addition to our full dinner menu daily after 4:30pm. Gut Essen!
With the changing of the season come changes to the menus in Harrison's dining room. Some new flavors appearing on the dinner menu through this Fall and Winter: Grilled Moroccan-Spiced Shrimp with Israeli Couscous, Ginger Seared Sea Scallops with Mango Salsa accompanied by fresh green beans, and the popular Pan-Seared Barrimundi with caramelized red onion, artichoke, and green olives that debuted on our Summertime Italian menu. We’ll also be adding a traditional Louisiana Shrimp Po' Boy with batter-fried shrimp and spicy remoulade, and Jezebel Pork, local pork glazed with Jezebel Sauce, a classic Southern chutney made from pineapple and horseradish.
You’ll also be able to enjoy some returning Fall & Winter favorites, such as Fasta Butternut Squash Ravioli with a simple sage brown butter; Beef Empanadas with the delicious Piper’s Peck hot pepper sauce; our Autumn Beet Salad with goat cheese and spiced walnuts, and Gnocchi Fagioli, Italian-style potato dumplings with local sausage, white beans, spinach, thyme, basil and parmesan.
We look forward to sharing new flavors and returning favorites with you this Fall & Winter!
Frequent Diner Open House Photos
As promised, here are some pictorial highlights from our Frequent Diner Open Houses at Above the Valley last month! See our whole gallery here.
Snapping Turtle Updates
If you have been following our eletters, you know we were very excited when a mother snapping turtle laid her eggs just outside the hotel at the end of June. Gestation periods for snapping turtles are 80 to 90 days, so it’s just about time for our tiny, shelled friends to start emerging from their nest.
We check on them daily, looking for any sign of disruption to the mulch where the eggs were laid and we have heard from the Hilton Garden Inn staff that a couple tiny turtles have been found and moved to the marsh, safely out of the way of feet and tires.
Baby turtles are quite hard to see because they are so small (about the size of a silver dollar!) and blend into their environment (and the pavement) extremely well. Because of this, please mind the signs, drive carefully and keep an eye out. Let’s help keep them safe!