Wurstfest: a month of sausage-shaped shenanigans – NSW VIC QLD

Beef, Mushroom & Garlic on hot dog bun with fries and sauekraut
Beef, Mushroom & Garlic on hot dog bun with fries and sauekraut

Bangers, snags, sausages and wieners of all shapes, sizes and flavours will hit the hotplate during a month-long Wurstfest that spans three states and Australia’s best known Bavarian clan.

From now right up until Thursday, 4 March a smorgasbord of sausage shenanigans will be on the menu at every Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café and The Bavarian in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Thai Coconut Pork
Thai Coconut Pork

Bavarian restaurants include:

·         Munich Brauhaus: The Rocks in Sydney and South Wharf Melbourne.

·         Bavarian Bier Café: Bondi, Chatswood, Entertainment Quarter, Parramatta, Miranda and York Street in Sydney, Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane and Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

·         The Bavarian: World Square, Manly Wharf and Westfield Penrith in Sydney, Westfield Knox in Melbourne and Westfield Chermside in Brisbane.

Twenty different sausages will be available for the month-long event, including beef, chilli and chocolate; beef, Vegemite and cheese; a two-foot Bavarian wiener; and the ‘hottest sausage’ incorporating a mix of pork and habanero. Choose two limited-edition sausages (customers can mix and match) plus a choice of two sides for $25, or a Wurstfest Sausage Platter of five snags and a selection of sides for $69 (serves two).

Wurstfest Sausage Platter
Wurstfest Sausage Platter

Each limited-edition sausage has been matched to a Bavarian bier, so guests can get a hops hit alongside the wurst flavours!

Sausage champs who smash the two-foot wiener, plus two side dishes, within a minute will score a limited-edition sausage pack to take home.

Take the Sausage King challenge: try five limited-edition sausages and drink five 500ml steins of Bavarian bier during the month to score a Sausage King T-shirt and go into the draw to win a Weber BBQ.

Longest Sausage - 2 foot Smoked Beef Pork Sausage
Longest Sausage – 2 foot Smoked Beef Pork Sausage

What would be the wurst fest you could imagine? One without a party, right?

Wurstfest will celebrate with the inaugural, annual Wurstfest Sausage Party at key locations on Saturday, 24 February. 

The line-up includes:

·         12pm: the ‘biting of the sausage’ to mark the opening of this momentous day in snag history. 

·         2pm-5pm: Big Bavarian BBQ. Grab a sausage sanga, house salads and sauces for $12.

·         3pm: Sausage dog costume parade with dog treats and a $250 bar tab up for grabs.

·         6pm: Sausage eating contest win a $200 bar tab for demolishing the most snags in five minutes.

·         8pm: Sausage-inspired challenges and a party until late.

Wurstfest Sausage Party locations are Munich Brauhaus Sydney and Melbourne, The Bavarian Knox and Manly and Bavarian Bier Café Eagle Street Pier.

More information, menu and bookings: wurstfest.com.au/

**Information and Images Courtesy of Bavarian restaurants/Rockpool Dining Group – Rachel Lebihan

Beef, Mushroom & Garlic
Beef, Mushroom & Garlic

Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events


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