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Celebrate Christmas Like the Germans Do @ Brotzeit

Celebrate Christmas Like the Germans Do @ Brotzeit

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This Christmas, Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant is spreading the German festive cheer by bringing the wonders of Christmas market to Singapore. Brotzeit will be setting up Christmas market displays across all its outlets.  Little wooden pushcarts will be specially built up at the entrances of the Brotzeit restaurants; offering handcrafted snacks and Christmas goodies which make great gifts for your loved ones.  The classical Haribo Christmas advent calendar which is specially imported from Germany would make a meaningful gift for the little ones! There will also be an assortment of beer hampers which includes award-winning bottled beers such as the Weltenburger Kloster Winter-Traum produced according to the German Purity Law. For the health-conscious,  you can select unique Christmas tea blends such as Rose Marzipan and Mint or Ceylon Cinnamon Spice Tea.

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Not forgetting about Brotzeit’s yearly special Christmas menu which includes their Christmas Platter and Glühwein. During the Christmas menu launch, we get to attend Chef Wolfgang Ranner’s  Glühwein workshop where he shared with us his favourite mulled wine recipe.

Glühwein is a concoction of red wine infused with spices like cinnamon, cloves and star anise as well as citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. It is a pleasant sweet wine which is served warm at the various Christmas markets across Europe. I still remembered how nice it was to be sipping warm Glühwein during winter in Munich. The warm beverage kept me warm through the night.

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If you are not into mulled wine, then perhaps you could try some German beer. I was amazed when I saw the waiter carrying a 5-litre keg of Weltenburger Barock Dunkel ($98) to our table. It is a dark beer that has been aged for six weeks to yield a smooth and creamy finish. It has a mellower and bitter aftertaste so I thought it would go well with the Christmas and dessert platters which we had. This Bavarian beer has won a gold medal at the World Beer Awards in 2004, 2008 and 2012!

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As Chef Wolfgang explains, Christmas is an occasion for families and friends to gather before the beginning of the new year. Wouldn’t it be nice to share a platter of warm food? At Brotzeit, you can order a Christmas Platter to share. You will be able to indulge in Brotzeit’s signature oven roasted pork knuckle, where the meat is first marinated with beer, and then prepared over 48 hours to achieve succulent and tender meat beneath crispy, golden-brown skin. It will be served alongside braised veal shank, grilled venison and veal sausages, and roasted pork roulade.

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If you are a meat lover, you will dig into the platter. For vegetarians, you can try their Schupfnudeln ($21) – a German noodle dish made with potatoes served with winter vegetables such as sautéed spinach, Brussel sprouts, and beetroot.

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To end the Christmas feast on a sweet note, you can go for their Christmas Dessert Medley ($29) which features traditional German desserts like toasty apple strudel drizzled with warm vanilla sauce, chocolate cake, and gingerbread-infused crème brûlée. How about some Glühwein to go along with it?

DSCF3216Here’s a special deal for you! Priced at just $48 per pax, enjoy free flow of Brotzeit’s best draft beer for 2 hours or the Christmas package that offers the Christmas Platter, a Christmas Dessert Medley and 2 x 0.5-litre draft beers for only $58 per pax.

The Christmas market and menu is available from 16 November to 2 January at various Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant outlets.

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

 

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