Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best finely shredded. Enjoy this slivered specialty of the Old World with today's Groupon to Oktoberfest at Broussard's in New Orleans. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get an Oktoberfest outing for two on Saturday, October 1 (a $30 total value), including:
- Two Oktoberfest tickets (a $20 value)
- $10 worth of food and beverage vouchers
- For $30, you get an Oktoberfest outing for four on Saturday, October 1 (a $60 total value), including:
- Four Oktoberfest tickets (a $40 value)
- $20 worth of food and beverage vouchers
Lively servers shepherd platters of German cuisine, beer, and wine to tables of costumed diners during Broussard’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. German-brewed Beck’s and St. Pauli Girl beer, available from outdoor cash stands or indoor from servers, wash down Deutschland delicacies such as currywurst, red cabbage, and roasted pork shank, prepared by experienced chefs and the spatula-wielding ghost of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Merrymakers can also quaff German-inspired craft beers, including Abita Fall Fest, Brooklyn Oktoberfest, and Saint Arnold Oktoberfest, or chew along to the cadence of live music courtesy of the band Prost and accordionist Jessie Reeks. Finally, a costume contest rewards wearers of comely dirndls and determines which pair of lederhosen makes the best disguise for professional alpenhorn smugglers.
The spirit of Napoleon marches through Broussard’s dining room, pausing to admire its stately arches and ornate chandeliers. Like the famed French emperor, the restaurant’s chefs brim with fiery passion. Instead of leading military campaigns with steak knives and soup ladles, they build an empire of admirers with creole-infused meals that engage all five senses. The soothing thrum of a fountain greets guests in the courtyard dining area and enchants their eyes and ears. Inside the restaurant’s historical 19th-century building, columns and exposed brick imbue the cuisine with history and romanticism.