Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

HOLIDAY 2017

Please Note:We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

We have many seasonal specialties available for purchase throughout December!

Christmas Market
Christmas Market Check out our model Christmas Market outside in the beer garden, then come inside our banquet space for a real Christmas market! Local artists, hand-made crafts and products including fiber arts, jewelry, jams & jellies, soaps and lotions, cookies & bread, books, candles and more! You're sure to find an affordable treasure for the perfect gift!

The Market will be open
Saturday and Sunday,
December 9 & 10,
from 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Springerle demonstrations
at 3:00 p.m. each day!

Of course, the Black Forest Inn will be selling stuff too - t-shirts, mugs, gift certificates, coffee beans, mustard, cookies, marzipan and anything else you can think of to give as a gift!

12 Days of Christmas (Cookies)
We make a variety of traditional German cookies for the holidays, including Lebkuchen, Springerle, Pfeffernüsse and Stollen. You won't find better handmade cookies anywhere! Starting December 1st, we will feature each of the holiday treats we make at the restaurant. There may be samples or demonstrations. And... that day's featured cookie will be available for purchase at a special price. (more details below)

» Download our Holiday Treats Brochure (.pdf)

Spirit of Giving
Fridays in December are days of giving at the Black Forest Inn. Join us each Friday, as - with your help - we make charitable donations to a few causes and organizations that work with immigrants in our community. We will be donating 20% of our food sales on those days -so the more you eat, the more money they get!
December 1: Hennepin History Museum
December 8: Bdote Learning Center
December 15: Madeline Island Music Camp
December 22: Mad Dads

Warm Up Wednesdays!
Every Wednesday leading up to Christmas we are going to make a super special hot chocolate – only available on Wednesdays! We will have a deal on Glühwein with a Black Forest ceramic mug! We will have a featured beer with samples and prizes! And we will light up the fire pit out in the beer garden!

Fire Pit Sundays!
Join us Sundays from 1 – 6pm out in our beer garden, for a fire pit and treats!

Holiday Meals To Go
Complete meals for groups that you can pick up at your convenience! We are offering seasonal specialties like Goose, as well as Black Forest favorites like Rouladen, Roast Pork and Bratwurst. Meals include bread, side dishes and dessert. We'll have everything ready for you to pick up before your party!

» Download the Holiday Meals To Go brochure (.pdf)

 

Holiday menu cover contest

» view contest guidelines
» see the previous contest winners!

 

Winter Solstice
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Join us on December 21st as we celebrate the darkest day of the year with a special on all our dark beers! That should cheer you up!

Prizes!!!

>> All month long we will have prizes given out at the exact random interval that kegs blow. So if you order the beer that blows the keg, we will have a prize for you. You could think of it like a Christmas present if you like, from us to you!<<

2017 Holiday Events Schedule

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Friday, December 1, 2017
Day One: Ginger Thinsa crispy, spicy cookie to have with coffee or a cold glass of milk!
Try a sample! Order just one for dessert or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$1.00; Dozen cookies:$9.00 (normally $11.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Spirit of Giving Fridays
Hennepin History Museum
Hennepin History Museum is dedicated to bringing the diverse history of Hennepin County and its residents to life through exhibitions, library, collections, public events, and educational programs. Currently on view is an exhibit called Eat Street 20: in their own words. “How did Eat Street, the length of Nicollet Avenue famous for its range of delicious destinations, develop? Who were the men and women who built these businesses, and how did they shape the street? How has the neighborhood changed over the years? This exhibition turns the spotlight on the evolution of one of Hennepin County's favorite streets.” Go see the exhibit and then join us this Friday when we will be donating 20% of our food sales to them! The more you eat, the more money they get!
www.hennepinhistory.org

Live Music!Mark Stillman on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Day Two: Russian Tea Cakesthese nutty, buttery, sweet cookies are a must for the holidays!
Order just one for dessert or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$1.00; Dozen cookies:$9.00 (normally $11.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Live Music!Bud's Brass Band 6:30 – 9:00pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Day Three: Linzerdecadent bars of buttery-nut crust and raspberry filling.
Order just one for dessert or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$2.00; Dozen cookies:$15.00 (normally $18.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Fire pit!
Join us outside in the beer garden for a fire pit and treats!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Monday, December 4, 2017
Day Four: Black & White Spritzthese giant, rich cookies are a swirl of delicate almond & dark chocolate flavor.
Order just one for dessert, or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$2.00; Dozen cookies:$15.00 (normally $18.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Day Five: Lebkuchenthese spicy, honey-sweetened bars are a Nürnberg specialty.
Try a sample! Order just one for dessert, or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$2.00; Dozen cookies:$15.00 (normally $18.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Day Six: Marzipanan almond-y confection shaped into cute little lemons and other fruits.
Order just one for dessert or buy six or twelve at a special price!
One piece Marzipan:$2.50; Six pieces:$13.00 (normally $15.00); Twelve pieces:$20.00 (normally $24.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Warm Up Wednesdays!
Get a super special hot chocolate today only!
Get a deal on a Black Forest ceramic mug filled with glühwein – take the mug home: $12!
Featured beer today:Utepils Alt bier!
Spend some time outside by the fire pit!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Day Seven: Stollenflavorful, fruit-studded holiday bread.
Try a sample! Buy a loaf at a special price!
1 lb loaf:$8.50 (normally $10.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Friday, December 8, 2017
Day Eight: Chocolatesrich, smooth, chocolate ganache-filled, bittersweet chocolate cups.
Order just one for dessert, or buy six or twelve at a special price!
One Chocolate:$2.50; Six pieces:$13.00 (normally $15.00); Twelve pieces:$20.00 (normally $24.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Spirit of Giving Fridays
Bdote Learning Center
The Bdote Learning Center develops culturally aware, successful, high performing students by providing them with an academically rigorous education that is place-based, and rooted in Native language and culture of indigenous peoples. "Bdote" is the Dakota word for the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers (also called Pike Island at the Ft. Snelling state park) believed to be the origin place of Minnesota's first peoples. They also see it as a metaphor for the coming together of the best of Native and western knowledge. Join us this Friday as we will be donating 20% of our food sales to them so the more you eat, the more money they get.
www.bdotelearningcenter.org

Live Music!Eric Ray and Jim Strehlke from Alpensterne! 6:30 – 9:00 pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Day Nine: Nut Strudela rich confection of mixed nuts, sugar and spices.
Order a slice! Buy a whole roll at a special price!
One slice:$5.50 (normally $6.95); whole roll:$33.00 (normally $38.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Christmas Market!
All day (12 - 6pm) in our banquet space
Come shop the variety of local artisans, craftspeople and collectors. Browse jewelry, textiles, paper, soaps and lotions, books, artwork, and, of course, Black Forest Christmas cookies and other treats. It's bursting at the seams with affordable treasures to give as gifts or to keep for yourself!

Live Music!TBA

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Day Ten: Sugar Cookiessoft, sweet, charmingly decorated… what's not to love?
Try a sample! Order just one for dessert, or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$1.50; Dozen cookies:$12.00 (normally $14.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Christmas Market!
All day (12 - 6pm) in our banquet space
Come shop the variety of local artisans, craftspeople and collectors. Browse jewelry, textiles, paper, soaps and lotions, books, artwork, and, of course, Black Forest Christmas cookies and other treats. It's bursting at the seams with affordable treasures to give as gifts or to keep for yourself!

Fire pit!
Join us outside in the beer garden for a fire pit and treats!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Monday, December 11, 2017
Day Eleven: Pfeffernüssesmall, dense rounds with the surprisingly tasty hint of pepper.
Order just one for dessert or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$1.00; Dozen cookies:$9.00 (normally $11.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Day Twelve: Springerlethese are beautiful, pale, anise flavored cookies, embossed with lovely images. The grand finale!
Try a sample! Order just one for dessert, or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$2.00; Dozen cookies:$15.00 (normally $18.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Warm Up Wednesdays!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Get a super special hot chocolate - today only!
Get a deal on a Black Forest ceramic mug filled with glühwein – take the mug home: $12!
Featured beer today: TBA
Spend some time outside by the fire pit!

Spirit of Giving Fridays
Friday, December 15, 2017
Madeline Island Music Camp
Madeline Island Chamber Music is a nonprofit educational corporation, providing chamber music training and performance for talented young musicians in a structured, residential environment. Founded in 1985 by our Whittier neighbor Tom George, it has grown to become a premier opportunity for chamber music study. In honor of Mr. George's work over the years and his retirement from the program, we will be donating 20% of our food sales tonight so the more you eat, the more money they get. www.micm.org

Live Music!Mark Stillman on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Live Music!Dan Turpening on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Fire pit!
Join us outside in the beer garden for a fire pit and treats!

Warm Up Wednesdays!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Get a super special hot chocolate - today only!
Get a deal on a Black Forest ceramic mug filled with glühwein – take the mug home: $12!
Featured beer today:Barley John's Old 8 Porter!
Spend some time outside by the fire pit!

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Winter Solstice
In honor of the darkest day of the year, all our dark beers will be on special (half-liter for the price of a mug).

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Film 4M : Holiday film in the banquet space
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1965)
Free movie! Free popcorn! Shorts begin at 7:00 pm and feature begins at 8:00 pm

Spirit of Giving Fridays
Friday, December 22, 2017
MAD DADS Minneapolis Chapter
MAD DADS, Inc. was founded in May 1989 by a group of concerned Omaha, Nebraska African-American men and parents. They strive to present themselves as positive role models and concerned loving parents who are a visible presence in communities against the negative forces destroying children, families and neighborhoods. MADDADS is an Acronym: Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder. Join us this Friday as we will be donating 20% of our food sales to them so the more you eat, the more money they get.
www.minneapolismaddads.org

Live Music!Mark Stillman on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Live Music!Andy McCormick on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

Christmas
Sunday & Monday, December 24 & 25, 2017
We will be closed all day for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Friday, December 29, 2017
Live Music!Eric Ray and Jim Strehlke from Alpensterne!

Sunday, December 30, 2017
Live Music!Mark Stillman on accordion 6:30 – 9:00pm

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Celebratory food specials, drink specials and Goulash soup for everyone after midnight!

New Year's Day
Monday, January 1, 2018
We will be closed all day New Year's Day