German market-inspired dinner party menu

Our German holiday-market Menu features some of the amazing delicacies you would enjoy while wandering through Germany's world-famous Christmas markets.

Since there are at least 12 days of Christmas merriment to be had, why not create a few family dinners that celebrate different foods, traditions and cultures from around the world. Our German holiday-market menu features some of the amazing delicacies you would enjoy while wandering through Germany’s world-famous Christmas markets.


Crispy schnitzel

This German specialty uses thin veal cutlets, but substituting pork, turkey or chicken can be equally delicious. The secret to their crispiness is cooking the meat in small batches. It’ll help keep the temperature of the oil constant, and they’ll remain crisp. Serve with a slice of lemon.

Cocktail recipes: Mulled wine with clementines


Mulled wine with clementines

This is the quintessential Christmas-market beverage. The aromatic blend of cinnamon, cloves and clementine intensifies when heated.

devilled egg recipes: Devilish eggs


Devilish eggs

Our eggs are extra devilish thanks to homemade spiced-mustard and chopped prosciutto. Or do as they do in the Black Forest region of Germany and top them off with caviar, too!

German cucumber salad

A light and fresh side that comes together in just five minutes.

cookie recipes: Pfeffernüsse



Pfeffernüsse is a popular German Christmas cookie that has a slight peppery taste and a hard crunch. They are absolutely perfect for dunking into mulled wine and cider.


Our version of this German recipe uses rum-soaked dried fruit. Serve over Christmas trifle.

Lindeman's wine: Lindeman's Bin 85 Pinot Grigio

Wine pairing

Lindeman’s Bin 85 Pinot Grigio

This clean and crisp Pinot Grigio opens up the palate to citrus and lemon peel flavours and pairs perfectly with the spices — both sweet and subtle — of this menu.