Frankfurt Green Sauce Festival

Frankfurt Green Sauce Festival

Oct 10, 2020
8 pm
Various locations and online

There are many special elements that make Frankfurt am Main stand out from other German cities: the fact that it is one of Europe’s financial capitals, to name one example. Another is its famous green sauce, so renowned that it is worthy of a yearly festival.

A festival dedicated to the green sauce

The Green Sauce Festival typically takes place every May over seven days: 5.000 visitors, 49 restaurant owners and many performing artists come together to celebrate the famous sauce. Chefs and restaurateurs demonstrate their skills with secret and not-so-secret recipes. This year, the festival is taking place in October and in a very different format, for safety reasons during the pandemic.

There are two ways you can attend Green Sauce Festival 2020:

  • Watch the live stream of the Green Sauce Gala at one of the participating locations.
  • Order a Green Sauce Festival Box along with access to the gala via streaming from the comfort of home.

Attend at a participating restaurant

If you choose the first option, then you have about 40 participating restaurants to choose from. The tickets cost 44 euros and this includes the in-house green sauce of your chosen restaurant with potatoes and eggs, as well as free drinks such as wine, cider, beer or soft drinks.

Order a Green Sauce Festival Box

If you choose to enjoy the festival from home with the Green Sauce Festival Box, which serves four people, you're in for a treat. There are two kinds of box.

The make-it-yourself box along with a streaming link costs 13 euros. It contains the herbs needed to make your own delicious sauce - you can buy all the other fresh ingredients yourself. If you'd like a ready-made sauce in your box, you can get the whole set of ingredients for 39 euros along with a festival streaming link. This box contains eggs, potatoes and some delicious green sauce straight from an esteemed green sauce producer!

About green sauce

German food is sometimes overlooked in favour of German beer. However, there are many regional speciality dishes in Germany that should not be forgotten and green sauce is a perfect example. This Frankfurt speciality consists of sour cream, oil, vinegar, mustard, hard-boiled eggs and seven herbs (parsley, chives, chervil, cress, borage, sorrel and salad burnet).

Green Sauce Festival Germany

Photo: © Sabine Imhof, courtesy of Green Sauce Festival

Green sauce (Grüne Soße), known as “Grie Soß” in Frankfurt dialect, is usually served cold, with boiled potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. It’s often served as an accompaniment to fish, asparagus and roast beef, and even Schnitzel dishes - Frankfurter Schnitzel is yet another local speciality. 

People in Frankfurt love green sauce so much that it has been awarded protected status within the EU and there is even a monument dedicated to it in Frankfurt-Oberrad. It was said to have been Goethe's favourite dish!

Performances at the Green Sauce Festival

The event is more than just a culinary delicacy week: although the Green Sauce Festival is primarily about food, the fun it brings with it should not be underestimated. Performances by many musical artists and cabaret and comedy stars make it an all-round occasion for fun. And 2020 will be no different because you can have access to all the fun via streaming link!

Green Sauce Festival opening night

Photo: © Sabine Imhof, courtesy of Green Sauce Festival

Cabaret artist Lizzy Aumeier (known as the sex goddess of the Upper Palatinate) will ensure a glamorous evening with her coarse humour, full physical commitment, and hearty laughs. The King of Hearts in Frankfurt, and holder of a political office, Bäppe La Belle takes the stage with his comedy.

Also making an appearance will be Bodo Bach, Tamika Campell, Woody Feldmann, Sabine Fischmann & Ali Neander and Maddin Schneider. The show is moderated by Anton Le Goff, Timo Becker and Hilde from Bornheim.

Taste German tradition at the Green Sauce Festival

You can try green sauce any time you're in Frankfurt, but why not attend the Green Sauce Festival and be part of one of the most fun events associated with traditional German food? Stay up to date with the events, book your streaming link or order your special festival food box on the Green Sauce website.