baysideTaste of Bavaria at Bayside

Sample traditional European flavors throughout October.

Those looking for a taste of Bavaria need look no further than Bayside restaurant through October 31. In celebration of Oktoberfest, the Newport Beach dining establishment serves a special three-course prix-fixe menu developed by executive chef Paul Gstrein. Inspired by classic Bavarian cuisine and featuring traditional ingredients of the region, the prix-fixe menu coincides with recommended beer and wine pairings. First course choices include a smoked trout salad with horseradish, celery, Granny Smith apples and petit greens or a Weinberg salad with organic greens, Anjou pears, grapes, blue cheese, shaved red onion and pistachios. Main course options are lightly breaded pork loin (Schweinerucken “Cordon Bleu”) stuffed with black forest ham and Appenzeller cheese; Vienna-style braised beef short-rib (Wiener Saftgulash) served with potato puree, green onion, charred mini peppers and Brussels sprouts; and a traditional Bavarian veal sausage (Bayrishe Weisswurst) served with house-made sauerkraut, roast potatoes and old world mustard. For dessert, guests are treated to a chocolate hazelnut bread pudding (Mohr im Hemd). Reservations recommended; $39.95/pp. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222.

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