Bennison's Oktoberfest

While you won't find any beer or Schnitzel here, from October 1st to October 7th you will find a variety of Oktoberfest-inspired German pastries and breads at Bennison's!

A traditional Vienesse strudle that's like no apple strudel you've ever had before. We hand-stretch the dough until it's nearly transparent, then fill it with apples, raisins, cinnamon and sugar. It's then rolled and baked, giving it a crispy exterior and a delicious soft interior. We top it with a dusting of powdered sugar. Sold by the pound for $8.95, and available in any amount you'd like.

Black Forest Cake Slice
Our Black Forest Torte in a much easier to manage size. Layers of chocolate and yellow cake filled with cherries, whipped cream and more chocolate, topped again with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and marischino cherries, then coated with almonds. Each slice is $2.55.

From southern German and Austria, Kugelhupf is a dense yellow cake baked into a ring then topped with powdered sugar. Traditionally it's eaten as breakfast, or with coffee. Sold as a full ring (sorry, no halves) for $6.79, one cake is plenty for several people.

Bavarian Pretzels
A traditional pretzel, large, soft and coated with salt. Each one is hand shaped and hand twisted, no two are alike. Serve with a little mustard for a classic German snack. Pretzels are $1.62 each.

Rheinisch Brot
A flavorful rye bread, made with 90% organic whole rye flour and created with a wheat sourdough starter. We soak cracked rye kernels, cracked wheat and sunflower seeds in water overnight before adding it to the dough. Lightly sweetened with molasses to create a full medley of flavors, Rheinisch Brot is best served with dry sausage, or with unsalted butter, thin sliced radishes and coarse salt, the favorite of Master Baker and owner Jory Downer. Loaves are baked fresh every day and available for $4.19.

Also known as "Bee Sting", its two layers of fluffy cake are filled with a mix of pastry cream and whipped cream, then topped with toasted almonds and a honey glaze. Legend holds that Bavarian bakers in the 1400s lobbed beehives at invaders, successfuly repelling them, and created this pastry to celebrate their success. Each slice is $2.99, and you don't have to worry about beehives!