We finally got in, after two years of trying!!!!! Mark your calendar and set your alarms for the Dedman School of Hospitality Little Dinner Series! They offer up several themed dinner evenings at the beginning of each semester and they literally sell out within 10 minutes of going live. I get so sad every time I’m not quick enough, but this time, I was quick enough lol. Not only did I get in, but on the night I was most excited about, Oktoberfest!
Each semester, students in the Dedman College work side-by-side with instructors to create a series of four-course themed dinners. Every element – from the menu to décor – is conceptualized by a group of students tasked with planning and managing their own event.
This semester, they are offering 10 themed evenings including Oktoberfest, Not in Kansas Anymore, Wild West, Georgia on My Mind, New England Charm, Spirit of Peru, The Good ‘Ole Days, Bullet Train Through Japan, Escape to Morocco’s Casablanca, and SoHo Speakeasy.
The menu for Oktoberfest was incredible! They began the cocktail moment with a drink that was so tasty, we were all asking for the recipe afterwards! It’s one of those adult beverages that’s so good, you sip it slow because you’re sure it’s bound to be a bit dangerous! We also enjoyed a passed hors d’oeuvres of Currywurst Skewers with roasted peppers and pearl onions. I’ll have another please!
Once seated, I didn’t realize this would be a wine pairing course dinner! We started with a super tasty, well seasoned Seared Cod with case spaetzle, spinach, lemon, capers, and brown butter paired perfectly with a glass of Silvaner. Next, we had a beautiful white asparagus, arugula, soft boiled egg, and potato salad with a lemon vinaigrette.
And then for the entree! Oh my, this Pork Schnitzel was bursting with flavor and I loved it over the little bit of sour red cabbage-apple kraut all topped over German potato salad and German style green beans with a Rahm gravy and a glass of Spatburgunder Pinot Noir.
The grande finale dessert was a rich and delicious Cocoa Nib-Dark Chocolate Cake with a Cherry Lambic Sorbet, Vanilla Bean Cremeux, Luxardo Cherries served with a side of Lucky Goat Coffee and Tea. Chocolate cake is always my go-to dessert if it’s on the menu, and this one was FABULOUS!!!
I can’t wait to go back to another FSU Little Dinner series sometime! Fingers crossed that I get in again 🙂