All posts tagged: Oktoberfest

Almost Oktoberfest

As typhoon Megi was initially geared up to hit Hong Kong over the weekend, we ended up going to the German Bierfest (of my earlier post Yum bui!) on the 26th instead. This year’s is the 19th of this series of the most traditional and authentic, largest, longest running outdoor German bierfest in Asia! From http://www.gbfhk.com The open-air Viewing Platform of the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel was packed with beer fans, making that Tuesday seem more like a Friday. The chilly autumn weather was no match to the festive chicken-dancing atmosphere. We went for the bierfest rostbratwurst vom holzkohlengrill mit salatbouquet, rheinischer sauerbraten mit rotkraut und spätzli, and schwarzwälder torte. Thank God for the English translation or you will be sober by the time you get to say your order! Those are simply the charcoal-grilled sausage with salad, braised beef steak in red wine vinegar sauce with braised red cabbage and spätzli, and black forest cake. Löwenbräu and Beck’s completed the feast for Mr. Diplomat. For us, that was the first semblance of how they …

Yum bui!

From 23 October to 13 November, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel will serve worldwide selection of beers. The German Bierfest also brings you traditional tunes and madcap antics by The Notenhoblers, a seven-member band from Munich. To uplift the atmosphere, a number of games have been added for guests to enjoy, including ‘Strong Man’ game; ‘Milking the Cow,’ ‘Pump-the-Balloon,’ ‘Chicken Dance,’ various drinking contests, and many more exciting activities lined up every evening! The culinary feast features authentic German dishes such as Roast pork knuckle served with braised red cabbage and gratinated potatoes ($145); Pan-fried sausages “Nürnberger” style with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes ($95); Braised beef steak in red wine vinegar sauce with braised red cabbage and spätzli ($115); Roast herb-marinated half chicken with carrot and potato salad ($115); Pan-fried salmon cutlet with lemon sauce, creamy spinach and boiled new potatoes ($130); and Roast lamb leg with garlic on onion mustard sauce, braised red cabbage and gratinated potatoes ($130). Then, indulge in the wide selection of beverages that include beers, apple schnapp, red and white wines, …