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Who’s game for a Lager and Pretzel? : Solaire and German Club Manila’s 81st Oktoberfest

Opening the event with the Solaire and German Club Manila’s Executives
Now on its 81st year, German Club Manila together with Solaire held its press conference for the much awaited and most authentic Oktoberfest Celebration in Manila on October 17 to 19 at the Tent at Solaire. With a goal of bringing the biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest in the country, the halls of the tent were adorned with genuine German-crafted tables and benches- resembling the ambiance of a local Bavarian Oktoberfest Celebration.
A sumptuous serving of German cold cuts and cheeses (Photo from Solaire)
The festivity commences with a hearty serving of appetizers. A box of freshly baked bread and pretzels, partly filled those hungry bellies served with a generous Chacuterie platter filled with mouth-watering elegant German cold cuts and local cheeses, and Munich-style sausage salad and potato salad. Though generous in serving, the appetizer selections was just right to prep up your appetite for the feast. The items served will be unlimited on the Oktoberfest itself.
A bar overflowing with German beer greatness and liquor
What is an Oktoberfest all about? Beer! Lederhosen clad gents and dirndl wearing ladies served the most authentic beer from the oldest beer-maker in the World-Weihenstephan. From your light regular lager to your strong and bold Dunkel, the guests can chug all they can with their steins. You can also enjoy other well-known German liquors and concoctions from their designated bar. If you are a beer-loving monster, then this is a nirvana for your liver.

Variety of authentic Bavarian delicatessen 
For the mains, variety of Bavarian delicatessen was served in mouthwatering sampler such as assorted sausages which includes the world-famous Weisswurst, schnitzel, Swabian red bratwurst, Kaesekrainer and veal sausages. Classic desserts like the apple and walnut strudel with vanilla sauce and ice cream, and Kaiserschmarn, a dish made of shredded rum raisin pancakes with berry compote and vanilla sauce were the perfect balancer after a hearty dose of German goodness. With a calorie-heavy drinking extravaganza, it calls for some sweet fats to be diluted.
Oktoberfest’s tradition of beer-drinking and sausage-eating race
True to its tradition of fun, guests were invited for a beer-drinking and eating contests. Gentlemen raced to finish 1L stein filled with beer while the ladies showed their competitive spirits in chugging 500ml beer-filled stein. Food monsters also showed their prowess in munching a German fare of pretzel and sausage. The activity culminates with a crowd on their feet singing and dancing to the tempo of an Oktoberfest classic Fliegerlied,
Solaire’s German head chef curates event’s dishes
Solaire and The German Club Manila seeks to provide the authenticity on the 81st Oktoberfest this coming October 17-19, 2019. The event’s food and menu beverages will be curated and prepared by Solaire’s Vice President of Culinary Michael Dinges, which will be guaranteed that an overflowing selection of Germany’s best tastes and flavours, surrounded by the finest Filipino hospitability will be the guests treat that day.

The 81st Oktoberfest will be a sure-fire hit with its knockout roster of the most authentic German dishes, and astonishing program filled with exciting entertainment. Buy your tickets for this year’s much awaited and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Manila. For more information and ticket reservations, you may call the German Club at 894 2899 or 818 4236 or book online at www.oktoberfest.ph 

Text and Photos by Ariane Dave Farnazo

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