Do the chicken dance, listen to oompah music and get your fill of bratwurst, sauerkraut and icy cold mugs of German beers.
We're talking about Oktoberfest, which will kick up its heels at Brigit & Bernard's in Kahului each Friday and Saturday of the month.
"Each night of Oktoberfest, the music starts at 6:30 p.m.," says Chef-owner Bernard Weber. "We'll have the live oompah band, the Dorfmusikanten at our 14th annual event."
Chef-owner Bernard Weber hoists a hefty stein of beer as he wears traditional lederhosen and hat in anticipation of his 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration.
The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo
In addition, there will be an all-you-can-eat buffet of authentic German fare from 6 p.m. to closing each Friday and Saturday. Cost is $38, plus tax, tip and beverages.
"We've kept it the same price as the last three or four years," says Weber. "If you pre-order, you can have a la carte. Otherwise, it's going to be the buffet on those nights."
Begin with lentil soup packed with Wuerstchen and schinken; then enjoy haehnchen (grilled roasted chicken), and both veal and pork bratwurst with sweet mustard made in house.
"We'll also serve sauerbraten that we marinate for three days," says Weber, "We braise it slowly in the oven with juniper berries, bay leaves, cloves, onions, red wine and red wine vinegar."
Other buffet highlights include Bavarian-style meat loaf stuffed with boiled eggs, spaetzle (house-made pasta dumplings), braised red cabbage, Bavarian kraut salad and fresh sauerkraut.
"Our German potato salad is made with chicken broth and it contains no mayonnaise," Weber says. "We also have more draft beer than we did last year - all from Germany."
Desserts such as apple strudel with vanilla sauce are extra. Brigit & Bernard's is also open for lunch from Monday to Friday. For reservations, call 877-6000.