Black Forest Inn, Minneapolis MN

HOLIDAY 2019

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!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
December 1 – 12, 2019
On each of the first twelve days of December, we are featuring one of our handmade German holidays treats. Buy that day’s treat at a discounted price! Buy just one cookie (or piece) of that day’s treat! It’s a great way to get to know our authentic, delicious, selection of German Christmas cookies.

Christmas Market
Christmas Market Check out 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 7 & 8,
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 - mugs, gift certificates, 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 new Holiday Treats Brochure (.pdf)

Krampusnacht ü St. Nicolas Tag
December 5 ü 6 are the days that St. Nicholas and his Krampus sort out the good little boys and girls from the bad ones. Krampusnacht, December 5, the punishments are meted out. The Minnesota Krampus Society will be here with Paulaner beer! On St. Nicolas Day, December 6, the good are rewarded. St. Nicholas makes an appearance! Join us for both days!

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, and side dishes. We'll have everything ready for you to pick up before your party!

» Download the Catering Menu brochure (.pdf)

 

Holiday menu cover contest

» view contest guidelines
» see the previous contest winners!

 

Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 21, 2019
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!<<

2019 Holiday Events Schedule

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Day One: Lebkuchen - these delicious, dense, spicy, honey-sweetened bars are a Nürnberg specialty. We look forward to these all year!
Try a sample! Order just one for dessert or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$2.50; Dozen cookies:$18.00 (normally $20.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Monday, December 2, 2019
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:$1.50; Dozen cookies:$10.00 (normally $12.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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:$2.50; Dozen cookies:$18.00 (normally $20.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Day Four: Checkerboardsthese small, rich cookies are a patchwork of delicate almond & dark chocolate flavor.
Order just one for dessert, or buy a dozen at a special price!
One cookie:$1.50; Dozen cookies:$10.00 (normally $12.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Day Five: Ginger Thins - a 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:$1.50; Dozen cookies:$10.00 (normally $20.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Krampusnacht
The Minnesota Krampus Society joins us in the evening for some frights by the fire pit in the beer garden. Paulaner beer is here with ceramic mugs, and there is Krautrock in the banquet space. Things get going at 8:00pm. It should be good and dark by then…

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Friday, December 6, 2019
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)

St. Nicholas Tag
St. Nicholas rewards the good boys and girls. We have orange treats to offer you and St. Nicholas himself will make an appearance.

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Day Seven: Stollenflavorful, fruit-studded holiday bread.
Try a sample! Buy a loaf at a special price!
1 lb loaf:$9.50 (normally $11.00)
(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!

Goose Dinner Saturdays in December we will be offering this special treat for dinner. A roast goose dinner, complete with apple stuffing, gravy, red cabbage, and a little plum sauce. Limited quantities each Saturday. Available starting at 5:00 pm.

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Day Eight: Chocolates - rich, smooth, chocolate ganache-filled, bittersweet chocolate cups. Order just one for dessert, or buy six or twelve at a special price!
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)

Christmas Market!
Sunday, December 8, 2019
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!

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Day Nine: Nut Strudel - a rich confection of mixed nuts, sugar and spices.
Order a slice! Buy a whole roll at a special price!
One slice:$6.50 (normally $8.00); whole roll:$36.00 (normally $41.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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:$2.00; Dozen cookies:$14.00 (normally $16.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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:$1.50; Dozen cookies:$10.00 (normally $12.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cookies)
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Day Twelve: Springerle - these 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:$2.50; Dozen cookies:$18.00 (normally $20.00)
(available to dine-in customers only)

Goose Dinner
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Saturdays in December we will be offering this special treat for dinner. A roast goose dinner, complete with apple stuffing, gravy, red cabbage, and a little plum sauce. Limited quantities each Saturday. Available starting at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Winter Solstice
Celebrate the solstice like a German – with beer! 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).

Goose Dinner
Saturdays in December we will be offering this special treat for dinner. A roast goose dinner, complete with apple stuffing, gravy, red cabbage, and a little plum sauce. Limited quantities each Saturday. Available starting at 5:00 pm.

Christmas
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25, 2019
We will be closed all day for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Celebratory food specials, drink specials and Goulash soup for everyone after midnight!

New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
We will be closed all day New Year's Day