• Alpine Fondue and Black Forest Martinis -  Albert's Schloss unveils spectacular winter fun

Alpine Fondue and Black Forest Martinis - Albert's Schloss unveils spectacular winter fun

24 November 2021 by Deanna Thomas

It’s pretty safe to admit that the Germans practically invented the modern Christmas, so where could be a better place to spend the long winter nights than at Albert’s Schloss?

As the nights turn cold and the lights burn brighter, Manchester’s own Bavarian Bier haus, has unveiled its spectacular seasonal offering, Wintermarchen (a colloquial term for the perfect winter’s day or dark fairytale.)

Albert’s Schloss will celebrate truth, beauty, freedom and love for with 7 Days of entertainment for the Wintermarchen season, including music, art haus performances, kabaret and all the usual Schloss shenanigans, complete with cook Haus, biers and cocktails. 

Schloss’s festive decorations are up - including a gorgeous Christmas tree themed front door frame and they’ve launched an exclusive menu of seasonal drinks from decadent winter cocktails, spritzes and schnapps, to bier and beyond. 

The Winterzeit seasonal cocktail kreations include the Black Forest Martini (Beefeater gin, white cacoa, Sangue Morlacco cherry, cranberry, cream & chocolate), Gingerbread Old Fashioned (Woodford Reserve bourbon, gingerbread, bitters), Spiced Apple Strudel (Żubrówka Bison Grass vodka, Pedro Ximénez sherry, apple, lemon, cinnamon), Rhubarb and Raspberry Sour (Slingsby Rhubarb gin, Absolut Raspberri vodka, Aperol, lemon, aquafaba) and the Klementini (Diablese Spiced Clementine rum, Cointreau, orange, lemon, cinnamon foam). All £9.50. 

Cosy up with Haus Wonders including the Pink Grapefruit Paloma (Olmeca Blanco tequila, lime juice, Two Keys pink grapefruit), Bear Hunter Highball (ameson whiskey, Bärenjäger Honey liqueur, lime, vanilla, Fever-Tree ginger ale) and Winterberry Punch (Grey Goose Vanilla vodka, Finders Lemon & Lime gin, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, red berry iced tea, lemon, ginger beer). 

The Cook Haus has brought out a rustic winter menu, inspired by the mountain regions of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Italy. 

Winter Alpine favourites include Fondue; Melted gruyère, emmental and fontina cheese, Franz and Friends white wine,  kirsch, garlic slivers, haus  pickles, sourdough +  charlotte potatoes (minimum of two people) and French Onion Soup served in a haus baked sourdough; intense  vegetable stock,  Schwarzbier, roscoff parmesan  cream, herb crumb, onion and melting gruyère. 

Albert’s Schloss has created an Alpine-inspired three-course Winter menu for Christmas parties (£40 per person), alongside authentic festive smorgasboards available for parties of 9+.The menu features French onion soup served in a Haus baked sourdough, baked cod with butternut squash and Aleppo chilli butter and Christmas pudding strudel. All main courses are served with family style accompaniment of seasonal vegetables. 

(To secure the Christmas party a non-refundable £10pp deposit is required. Pre-orders will be required at least 7 days prior to booking.) 

Book ONLINE for tables for up to 8. For larger bookings call 0161 833 4040.

And of course, Albert’s Schloss is just as well known for its entertainment. The Seven Days Of Showtime has been given a festive makeover; from Monday 22nd November, Albert’s Schloss will have early band performances every night of the week from the likes of Gillan Edgar, Ali Fabric, Sam Parry Trio, Yemi Bolatiwa, Retrospekt and many, many more. 

Saturdays at Schloss just got even better, with entertainment now starting at 4pm and continuing through to the early hours to ensure this winter is a right proper knees-up and to make up for lost time. 

Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR 


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