Going All Out for Kuala Lumpur Oktoberfest 2012!
It’s all about The Food, The Music and The Beer! A recent invitation led me to enjoy Oktoberfest at The Manhattan Ballroom at Berjaya Time Square Hotel and Berjaya University College of Hospitality. The event, Kuala Lumpur Oktoberfest 2012 was set to rock up the night with loads of German food, music and beer, though not particularly in that order!
As the event was in partnership with Carlsberg, gorgeous ambassadors dressed in traditional Bavarian Dirndl costume was seen everywhere!
Getting down and dirty, a beer is a must to kick off the night! Guests are seen glugging down pints of Carlsberg, Erdinger and Lowenbrau while wine lovers savor Tyrone Estate Chardonnay and Shiraz. Even Jagermeister was present too!
German’s WACS Global Master Chef, Jochen Kern and Berjaya University College of Hospitality COO, Mae Ho and the team officiated the night with tapping the Oktoberfest keg of beer and a toast to everyone… Prost!
Food, prepared by the team at Berjaya University College of Hospitality and Berjaya Times Square Hotel team is a wondrous spread of German cuisine that is enough to make one feel like they are in Germany.
Pretzels are a must! Made famous in German, these doughy breads have a good sprinkling of course salt for that addictive flavor. I lost count of how many pretzels I had with sides of mustard… J
Salad Bar was just laden with plates of European inspired salads, Pickled Herrings, Meat Terrine and more. Trust me, we were spoilt for choices at the salad bar alone that night!
I am particularly fond of the Red Apple Cabbage Salad, Pickled Herring Salad, Shrimp Salad and Meat Terrine. Distinctive flavors of tangy and creamy are present in almost all the salad, which is a great note to counter all the meat dishes the German loves.
Sausages… another requirement since they paired up so well with beer! It is a favorite as I saw everyone hitting the Sausage station for their fix. The kitchen team has gone all the way with Veal Bratwurst, Currywurst, Nuernberger, Wiener and Weisswurst, all served with Onion Gravy, Currywurst Gravy, Mustard, Sour Cream and creamy Mashed Potato.
Heading towards the mains, the list of German dishes are simply too long to list! I’ll let the photos show you what I mean…
Jagerschitzel Turkey, Breaded Schnitzel Turkey, Potato Dumplings and Liepziger Allerlei Vegetable Compote
Braised Lueneburger Heidshcnucken (Lamb) Knuckles, Bavarian Sauer Kraut, Schwabian Spaetzle Pasta and Salzgitter Rahner Braised Cabbage Roll
German Beef Steak with Fried Onion and Horse Radish, Pan Fried Dory with Shrimp, Stuffed Beef Roll and Roasted Chicken Grandmother Style
There are more mains but my favorites that night has to be the Jagerschitzel Turkey, Potato Dumplings, German Beef Steak and Braised Cabbage Rolls. Other mains are Boiled Cod in Mustard Butter, Rhein River Style Braised Sour Pot-Roast in Raising Sauce, Hunter Goulash Chicken, Fricassee with Asparagus and Champignon.
Choices are just unbelievable and Desserts is no difference! From Apple Strudels to German Black Forest and Almond Cake to Berry Puddings, I would have loved to sample all but at last, the salads and mains were enough to fill one up!
As the night settled down, guests were treated to a band performance by EMS Perlen! The lead singer is fabulous, rocking the night away with his versions of German music and a touch of the infamous Oppa Gangnam song. As the night parties away, the crowd was in music haven. At the stroke of midnight, there was a live broadcast of the party and guest all the way to Germany.
The night goes on as everyone party like there was no tomorrow. Bavarian Ambassadors were having as much fun as the guest doing their chicken dance! As always, safety is a priority so there was a Carlsberg’ BAC (Breath Alchohol Content) Booth for everyone before heading home. What a fabulous party!
Prost to Das Essen, Die Music, Das Bier!
Link to Malaysia’s Own Oktoberfest’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/malaysiasownoktoberfest
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