I connected through Munich last week, giving me a chance to check out the special Oktoberfest-themed menu in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge.
As you walk into the lounge, you’ll notice a special stall with gingerbread hearts hanging from it. Oktoberfest started in 1810 in celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in Bavaria. The hearts are are an ongoing memento of the origins of Oktoberfest.
When you approach the bar, you’ll see more ginerbread hearts hanging.
Sit down and you’ll find pretzels waiting and s special Okotberfest menu in addition to the usual a la carte menu.
The menu included dumpling soup with root veegetables, Barvarian farm duck with potato dumpling and red cabbage, and homemade apple streudel. And of course special Oktoberefest beer.
If I had more time, I would have tried all thee courses. But with a short layover, I only had time to try the duck.
The duck was tasty – a very German dish I highly recommended.
That said, I was happy to get to Frankfurt later in the afternoon and enjoy my usual filet mignon and French Fries.
And of course no visit to a Lufthansa First Class Lounge would be complete without rubber ducks, which are Oktoberfest themed this month.
Oktoberfest itself is not for me — I don’t drink beer and I don’t like crowds. But it was fun to sample some very tasty German food.
Check out my comprehensive review of the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich here.