It was my first time to have experienced attending Oktoberfest, even if it’s just a preview, at Sofitel Philippine Plaza several days ago. Oktoberfest has been held at Sofitel for the last four years and will continue to do so in the next four.
“The Sofitel Philippine Plaza is delighted to continue to be the home of Oktoberfest for the next four years. Through the years, we have seen how Oktoberfest has helped promote camaraderie among the Filipinos and Germans and we are extremely pleased to have contributed to this. The German-Filipino community can expect more excitement and thrill at every Oktoberfest at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.”’ says Adam Laker, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager.♥
Last year, over 4,000 guests got caught up in the Oktoberfest fever where more than 30,000 liters of beer, 1,000 kgs of German sausages, 300 kgs of pork knuckles and 250 kgs of sauerkraut were consumed in a span of two days.
This year they are expecting more of the same, twice the fun and excitement, and a whole lot of dancing. All will happen on October 17 and 18, 2014.
The Harbor Garden Tent will be converted into an authentic Biergärten or beer garden with Oktoberfest tables and benches. Ladies in dirndl and gentlemen in their Lederhosen to add to the spirit of Oktoberfest.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Master Chefs will be preparing a sumptuous Bavarian spread from fresh roasted pork knuckles, laugen rolls, grilled German sausages and mouth-watering pastries paired with refreshing, ice cold San Miguel beer free flowing for all to enjoy. They’ll also play traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest music, German party music and international hits you can dance to.
76th Oktoberfest 2014 Menu
Here are the sumptuous spread that Sofitel Philippine Plaza Master Chefs will prepare on October 17 and 18, 2014.
For the Bread Selection, there will be Pretzel, Laugen rolls, Rye rolls, 4-grain rolls, Ciabatta loaf.
The Carving Station will have Roasted Steamship (beef leg) served with pepper jus, mustard and horseradish…
….Grilled Pork Knuckles, Crispy Roast Pork with Beer Gravy, and Parsley filled Roasted Chicken.
There are many Cold Platters filled with assorted German cold cut, sausage salad, smoked ham, salami, and a fish platter.
There are also Assorted Cheeses: Fresh Cheese with fresh herbs, Emmental Cheese cut into cubes….
… and Cheese mix with Brie, fresh cheese, butter and spices.
There will be Salads: Assorted fresh farm salads, dressings and condiments, Potato cucumber salad, Radish salad, and Cabbage salad
Soup: Potato soup with vegetables and bacon
Condiments: Mustard, Pickled onions, Capers, Cornichons, Sweet pickle relish, Sugar glazed onions
The Hot Dishes consist of Meat patties, Oven fresh meatloaf, Boiled brisket with vegetables and horseradish, Breaded fish fillet with Remoulade sauce, Sauerkraut, Bread dumplings, Potato Puree, and Boiled potatoes.
Vegetarian Dishes: Mushroom stew with parsley cream sauce, Apple Red Cabbage.
And there will be three kinds of German Sausages!
Dessert: Bavarian Cream with Raspberries, Apple strudel, vanilla sauce, Emperors Pancake with apple or plum compote, and Freshly sliced fruits
Here is my first plate consisting of the most delicious pretzel I’ve ever tried, assortment of cold cuts, cheese, and pickles. I wasn’t able to take photo of the next plates because I was busy stuffing my face with it. Everything was so delicious!
Oktoberfest is brought to you by San Miguel Brewery Inc., Visa International and Coca Cola FEMSA, DB Schenker, Air Berlin by Etihad and Mhe Demag. Other sponsors include Canon, Isochem Pharma, Bosch, BDO, Thai Airways, Mighty Corporation, Argonauta, Seda Hotels and Puma.
Media sponsors include ANC, BusinessWorld, Fox International Channels, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Metro Society and Rogue.
Tickets start from Php 3,300.00 (non members rate) and Php 3,200.00 ( members rate) with a discounted rate of Php 3,250 for groups starting from 20-40 people.
For inquiries, please call the German Club Manila at (632) 818.4236 (for entry and raffle tickets) or Sofitel Philippine Plaza at (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988 (for room reservation), or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.