Glier’s Goettafest is a ton of fun, no doubt about it. From kids to grown-ups, it is nothing short of a good time. But let’s be clear: Glier’s Goettafest is about the goetta. With its carefully-crafted combination of beef, pork, pin oats, and spices, goetta is the only food quite like itself. And Goettafest is the only food festival quite like itself.
As it’s been since the inaugural Goettafest in 2001, the very first order of business in planning the celebration is the menu. It is the goetta, after all, that brings this discerning community of food fans and family-focused friends together. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to all of us at Glier’s Goetta that the food takes center stage, that it is cleverly conceived, expertly created, and consistent with our standards of excellence.
We begin with the very best culinary artists who call Greater Cincinnati home. Like the Gliers, these craftspeople and their families are known and respected and woven into the fabric of the local history. These fine people – The Buskens, The Graeters, the crew behind Colonial Cottage, and several other hand-selected folks – are the vendors at Goettafest.
They, the vendors, are required to follow Goettafest’s very strict 3-2-1 policy (3 goetta items, 2 non-goetta items, 1 dessert), and no duplication is permitted among individual menus.
These rules draw the very best talent and ingenuity out of each participating vendor. Chefs not only get to flex their creative muscle, they get to showcase their specialties alongside other top professionals in the local food community.
In the end, it is our fellow goetta-revelers who benefit the most from the policies and standards of Glier’s Goettafest. Each year we have been dazzled by everything from the best-selling Goetta Nachos and Goetta Grilled Cheese Sandwich to the surprisingly sensational Goetta Fudge Brownie. The bar is always being raised.
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