Oktoberfest Manila 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Saturday, October 01, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 3 Comments

Oh yes, it’s October – and Oktoberfest is upon us! Last September 22, 2011, Sofitel Philippine Plaza held a press conference for the Oktoberfest Manila, to be held at Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent from October 20 to 23, 2011.

The Oktoberfest is a celebration that involves great food, greet beer, and other authentic Bavarian traditions. (If you still don’t get it, one ticket to the Oktoberfest means unlimited beer and unlimited food, PLUS discounted room rates at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.)

One ticket costs PhP2800 for walk-in customers, but if you avail of reservations, you can purchase your tickets at PhP2600 only.

When asked what we should expect for this year’s Oktoberfest Manila, Cristina del Carmen, the PR Manager of Sofitel Philippine Plaza, answered, “Expect a full-on Bavarian fare, to be prepared by our very own Executive Chef, Marko Rankel.” There shall be around 1800 guests every night.

Stef dela Cruz and Cristina del Carmen

With Sofitel Philippine Plaza PR Manager, Cristina del Carmen

Marko Rankel and Stef dela Cruz

Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Executive Chef, Marko Rankel

Already the third Oktoberfest in Manila, this one is expected to be even bigger and better. Goran Aleks, the General Manager of Sofitel Philippine Plaza, is himself from Munich, Germany.

For this year’s Oktoberfest, Sofitel Philippine has partnered with San Miguel Beer. For the authentic Bavarian spread, expect scrumptious food that goes well with beer, namely, apple strudel, pretzels, charcuterie, pork knuckles, red cabbage salad, sausages, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. And take a look at some of the food offerings for this year’s Oktoberfest:

Beet salad

Beet Salad with White Cheese

Potato Balls

Potato Balls with Capers and Pickles

Bratwurst sausages

Bratwurst and Sausages

Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

Charcuterie and Radish


Pork Knuckles

Pork Knuckles

Pork Knuckles

Pork Knuckles

Red Cabbage Salad

Red Cabbage Salad

Sausages and Sauerkraut

Sausages and Sauerkraut


Authentic German Sausages

“In Germany, beer is not alcohol; beer is food,” German Club’s President, Michael Scheile, happily announced during the press conference. “And German food is a lot like Filipino food,” he added.

The Bavarian Sound Express shall be playing traditional Bavarian music throughout the event. The wait crew shall be wearing dirndls and lederhosen inspired by authentic German attire.

Oktoberfest Manila 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza shall start from 6 p.m. until 12 midnight from October 20 to 22, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 23, 2011. Get your tickets here:

German Club Manila: (02) 8173552, (02) 8183552, germanclub@germanclub.ph

For a preview of what to expect for this year’s Oktoberfest at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, here are a few pictures from last year’s festivities:

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If you love beer, make sure to attend the Oktoberfest Manila 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza. And stay tuned to The Suplado Show at DigRadio for free tickets to the Oktoberfest!

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.


  1. I've never been to any october fest event, maybe this year I'll go with my friends, thanks for sharing :)

    Blobber Boy

  2. Blobber-boy: Sige, punta ka. And I hope you have a great time. :)
    IKSK: You said it! :)