For the 78th time in the Philippines, the quintessential German (or should I say Bavarian) party will be celebrated in Manila in grand style at the Sofitel. This will be the 7th installment of the celebration at the Sofitel and, incidentally, the 110th anniversary as well of the German Club of Manila, which works with Sofitel to make this unique celebration as authentic as possible.
At the press briefing for this event, some facts from the 2015 edition were shared:
Over 7500 one liter mugs of beer were consumed in 2 days.
3350 people attended the party.
1300 kg of sausage were consumed.
500 kg of pork knuckles were consumed (No you can’t have toyo and suka with this German version of Crispy Pata).
700 kg of chicken were consumed.
600 kg of sauerkraut were consumed (More sauerekraut was eaten than pork knuckles?!).
The Bavarian Sound Express will be flown in to provide the proper atmosphere and music. This will be the 13th time the band will be playing in the Philippines.
Oktoberfest actually starts at the end of September and ends in October.
But aside from giving us these facts, we also got a taste of some of the food.
Aside from the eating and drinking, there will also be lots of games and raffles with prizes such as business class tickets to Europe, vacations at some of country’s top resorts, gift certificates to restaurants, and many others.
Tickets to Oktoberfest can be reserved at the German Club Manila at tel 894-2899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sofitel is also offering special room rates. For inquiries call 551-5555 or email H6308@sofitel.com.