Oktoberfest is Christmas for beer lovers, but did you know that the German festival started in September? It was a two-week wedding party in Munich that culminated on Oct. 12, 1810, held in celebration of the marriage of Bavaria crown prince (later King Louis I) to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Super lists Oktoberfest events where we can cheer for beer. Prost!
The Tent at Solaire
German Club Manila and Solaire Resort & Casino presents the 81st Oktoberfest in Manila on Oct. 17-19 featuring Weihenstephan beer, pretzels, Munich-style sausages, potato salad, cheese and cold cuts. Join the games and make sure to try the apple-walnut strudel with vanilla sauce and ice cream, and the Kaiserschmarrn pancake with rum-soaked raisin and berry compote.
Ticket: P4,400+; Tel. 8942899
Pizza Acrobatica at Okada
Pizza Acrobatica two-time world champion (it’s a sport!) Pasqualino Barbasso will be performing live tonight at Okada Manila’s La Piazza restaurant at 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m. The theatrical dinner show will be serving your choice pizza: Arrotolata, Piemontese, Romana, Chicken and Truffle (starts at P488). Buy-one-take-one offer on Peroni beer, too. (P250).
The Lobby Lounge is also serving the German Specials Galore (1,099) and Bavarian Share Platters (P1,199) with roast pork belly, veal sausage, sauerkraut and San Miguel Beer.
Conrad Manila buffet
Free-flowing Engkanto draft beer is available at Conrad Manila’s Brasserie on 3 buffet until Oct. 7. Enjoy it with crispy pork knuckles, potato pancakes and mettwurst sausages. Dine in the alfresco dining area overlooking Manila bay for a resort vibe.
P1,999 nett; tel. 6833990
Clark Marriott Hotel
In Pampanga, Clark Marriott Hotel will be holding the Oktoberfest party on Oct. 11-12. Revelers can have German wheat beer and bar chow while listening to Munich-based band Anton Show. Get a beer mug and a raffle entry for an overnight stay with the entrance ticket.
Ticket: P2,500. Tel 45-5985000
Gringo Lechon Cubano
Slow-roasted Cuban-style lechon belly with Katipunan Ale are not just for October. Gringo is serving the succulent lechon over the holidays in three sizes: Chikito, Pepito and Bendito. It can be ordered as a set meal or Fiesta Pack for eight. Get the Holiday Boards with Roast Chicken, BBQ Ribs, tacos, nachos and Ube de Queso for groups.
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Pinoy hotdogs at Resorts World
Franks sports bar is known for its Pinoy hotdogs: Chicken Inasal, Bistek Tagalog and Chicken Pork Adobo. Have these with bottles of Heineken, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden.
Can’t have beer? SelvaRey White Rum will be having a one-plus-one promo on drinks—shot, cocktail, bottle—at Backdoor Bar and Resto, and Versus Bar at The Palace in Taguig; and Kermit Manila in Poblacion, Makati.