Oktoberfest Manila 2011 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza
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.
With Sofitel Philippine Plaza PR Manager, Cristina del Carmen
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 with White Cheese
Potato Balls with Capers and Pickles
Bratwurst and Sausages
Red Cabbage Salad
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: