Appetizers Food & Dining blog logo

Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Grill bratwurst will be the top dog at Alpenfest on Oct. 20

Alpen Fest will heap on the bratwurst and beer

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 - 3:53 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Singing along and dancing to the big sounds of a German band require the right mood. Plenty of hearty homemade fare, cold beer and fine wine help revelers get into that frame of mind, of course.

See for yourself at Camerata California’s special Alpenfest and Old World Christmas Market, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at 5412 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael.

On the menu: smoked salmon, pate, mini-sausages, pretzels, bratwurst (pork, chicken and veggie), three kinds of potato salad, red cabbage, sauerkraut with apple, mixed beans and apple strudel. There will be a cocktail hour and a beer tasting.

The fest is a fund-raiser for the chamber choir’s Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Program. Tickets are $50; for more information and to make reservations: (916) 483-1386,

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe

Read more articles by Allen Pierleoni

About Appetizers

Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

Read his Wine Buzz columns here
(916) 321-1253
Twitter: @chris_macias

Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

Read his Counter Culture reviews here
(916) 321-1128
Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

Read his restaurant reviews here
(916) 321-1099
Twitter: @Blarob

Appetizers Archives

Note: The Appetizers blog switched blog platforms in August 2013. All posts after the switch are found here. Older posts are available using the list below.

Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads


Price Range:
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older