Interview with Chef Martin on Oktoberfest | Mille Fleurs
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From the 5 Freeway

Take the I-5 freeway to Lomas Santa Fe Exit at Solana Beach. Head East. After one mile, you will come to the first stop sign. From this point, the road begins to wind and curve, continue going another four miles to the second stop sign. Go through this intersection and we are the first building on the right, in the Country Squire Courtyard. (Lomas Santa Fe turns into Paseo Delicias).

From 15 Freeway

Exit Via Rancho Parkway. Head West. Follow this road for about three miles to the end. Turn left onto Del Dios Highway and follow for twelve miles. You will come to a four way stop, keep going straight another four blocks into the village. Mille Fleurs is on the left in the Country Squire Courtyard. (Del Dios Highway turns into Paseo Delicias).

From Encinitas

Travel east on Encinitas Blvd. Once you pass the Harvest Ranch Market, just beyond the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Encinitas Blvd, you will travel over a small bridge and will come to a stop sign, turn right. Follow this winding road until you come to the second stop sign. Turn right onto Avienda De Acacias. Go two blocks and turn left onto Paseo Delicias. Mille Fleurs is on the right in the Country Squire Courtyard.

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You were born and raised in Southern Germany, what cooking inpirations from your childhood are likely to be reflected in this year’s upcoming Oktoberfest? Can you give us a preview of what we should expect?

Chef MartinHaving been born and raised on a dairy farm in Southern Germany, right at the Bavarian border, I’m often inspired to cook the traditional food from that region. So much of the cuisine is at its best at this time of year, with fall and winter just around the corner and many people beginning to crave warm and savory comfort food. People also naturally tend to eat these heartier types of foods – and more of them – toward the end of the year in order to, as I say, survive the cold winter (although this is only true back in Germany)!

It is around this time that I begin to look forward to bringing Germany’s Oktoberfest to Mille Fleurs’ menus. I’m always excited to create traditional dishes like Bavarian cheese on a Limburger with raw onions, radishes, vinegar and oil, black pepper and chives; home-smoked trout; fresh mushrooms with bread dumplings; headcheese; spätzle in various preparations; braised pork shanks in sauerkraut; crispy suckling pig with red cabbage; authentic pretzels; apple strudel; and wiener schnitzel – to name a few.

I love recreating the cuisine of my childhood for Mille Fleurs’ guests, and hope that you’ll visit the restaurant between September 24 and October 31, so that I can share my favorite Oktoberfest dishes with you.