Black Forest Inn’s Holiday Meals To Go

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Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Planning a holiday meal for friends, family or the office? Let a group of hardworking Germans do the preparation for you.

The 47-year-old Eat Street institution has always been a great place to celebrate and relax while enjoying authentic, handmade German food. Now, the restaurant offers complete meals-to-go featuring a German specialty entree, two side dishes, handmade bread, and a dessert. You just provide the Hefe-Weiss and Riesling.

All of Black Forest Inn’s food is made from scratch according to authentic German recipes developed by Erich Christ, owner of the restaurant since its inception in 1965. You won’t find a genuine German holiday meal like this anywhere else.

Rouladen – You have to get to the Black Forest Inn early on Saturday nights to get the Rouladen special — a thin slice of beef rolled around onion, parsley, carrot, and pickle and braised in a dark gravy. Each roll is accompanied by spaetzel noodles, sweet and sour red cabbage, and the restaurant’s fresh-baked deli rye bread. Don’t pass on dessert — the dense, rich Sacher Torte with apricot glaze and chocolate ganache.

Roast Pork –This has been Black Forest Inn’s Sunday special for decades. The tender pork is marinated and roasted to perfection and served in rich, peppery gravy. The sides for this meal are apple dressing (of course!), red cabbage, and a multigrain roll. For dessert, the restaurant’s incomparable carrot cake is included.

Goose – If you’ve never had goose for Christmas dinner, you’re missing out! Black Forest Inn’s roasted goose is packed with flavor in each bite and served with mashed potatoes, red cabbage, and black bread. The restaurant’s beloved apple strudel is served for dessert.

Bratwurst — Serving picky eaters? This is a can’t-miss choice. German-born restaurant owner and trained sausage maker Christ has been making the best bratwurst in the Twin Cities for over 40 years. This meal includes two bratwurst links per person and is served with German potato salad, homemade sauerkraut, Bavarian sweet mustard, deli rye bread, and apple strudel for dessert.

Sauerbraten — You won’t find Sauerbraten prepared this well anywhere on this side of the Atlantic. The beef sauerbraten is marinated for over a week. It’s melt-in-your-mouth tender and richly flavored, served with spaetzel noodles, red cabbag,e and a multigrain roll. For dessert, enjoy the divine Linzer Torte – decadent bars of buttery-nut crust and raspberry filling.

Need more? Black Forest Inn offers a la carte options to add to your meal: soft pretzels with homemade mustard, lentil and spaetzel salad, spaetzel and cheese casserole, and traditional German Christmas cookies.

Call two days in advance and the meal of your choice will be prepared and ready for you at your convenience, in foil pans ready to heat and serve, so you can enjoy your company while you celebrate the season together. Meals are prepared for groups of 10, 15, 20, or 40. (Goose is prepared for groups in multiples of six.)

For pricing, visit Black Forest Inn’s website to download the Holiday Meals To Go brochure.