I have this friend, Vangie. She’s one of my closest friends here in Manila and she is married to Dieter.
Why is this important when I’m writing to tell you about Oktoberfest???
Well, because Dieter is GERMAN, of course!
More than a few years ago, Dieter and Vangie invited us to Oktoberfest and we have enjoyed celebrating with them on and off ever since. We haven’t gone every year since then but we have certainly made it a point to go when it jived with our schedule. To say Oktoberfest is a fun filled evening for adults is an understatement.
There is beer. There is delicious German food. There is great music. There is friendship. “The German Club Manila has been around since 1906, and ever since then, they have helped the poor, underprivileged, supported victims of natural calamities, and stood by the Filipinos in times of persecution and war.”
This means that a portion of the Oktoberfest ticket sales goes to help fund their charity projects. Dine and Eat and Party in Bavarian fashion with thousands of Oktoberfest goers, and at the same time help fund a cause? I say, YES.
At the press launch for Oktoberfest this year, Sofitel shared that over four thousand guests showed up in 2103 to drink 30,000 liters of beer, and eat 1,000 kilos of German sausages, 300 kilos of pork knuckles and 250 kilos of sauerkraut. ( I think we missed out on not attending last year!!)
Each year for the past four years, The Harbor Garden Tent has been converted into an authentic Beer Garden where party goers dance in friendship, rock on benches, and dress in dirndle and lederhosen and enjoy the free flowing beer from San Miguel for the two day celebration that is marked by tapping the first keg.
Check out this menu! I’m getting hungry just looking at it!
76th Oktoberfest 2014 Menu
October 17th and 18th
Assorted German cold cut, sausage salad, smoked ham, salami, fish platter
Cheese mix with brie, fresh cheese, butter and spices
Fresh cheese with fresh herbs, Emmental cheese cut into cubes
Assorted fresh farm salads, dressings and condiments
Potato cucumber salad, Radish salad, Cabbage salad
Potato soup with vegetables and bacon
Three kinds of German sausages
Meat patties, Oven fresh meatloaf
Boiled brisket with vegetables and horseradish, Breaded fish fillet with remoulade sauce
Sauerkraut, Bread dumplings
Potato puree, Boiled potatoes
Mushroom stew with parsley cream sauce, Apple red cabbage
Grilled pork knuckles, Crispy roast pork with beer gravy, Parsley filled roasted chicken,
Roasted steamship (beef leg) served with pepper jus, mustard and horseradish
Mustard, Pickled onions, Capers, Cornichons, Sweet pickle relish, Sugar glazed onions
Pretzel, Laugen rolls, Rye rolls, 4-grain rolls, Ciabatta loaf
Bavarian cream with raspberries, Apple strudel, vanilla sauce,
Emperors pancake with apple or plum compote, Freshly sliced fruits
Beef goulash, Assorted bread and rolls, Pretzels
Tickets are from P3,200-P3,300.
If you would like to know more about Oktoberfest 2014 Manila, contact:
The German Club Manila (02) 818-4236
Sofitel Philippine Plaza (02) 832-6988