Just as it is the tradition in Bavaria in Germany each year, the Oktoberfest comes alive in Colombo as well, more specifically, at The Bavarian – the restaurant that serves authentic German cuisine. Elaborating its special Oktoberfest celebrations held last year, this year The Bavarian bests itself with special menus, competitions and fitting atmosphere of typical German style for some authentic festive cheer.
“The main focus of course will be the food, and this special menu will include a more traditional German Oktoberfest cuisine,” says Director Chavan Mendis of the special menu for the Oktoberfest. And for this festive season customers can expect a robust variety of typical German recipes readied from start to finish of a meal. Cheese platters and special cold meats include the starters, which can be followed by typical German dishes namely, pork knuckle, roasted pork and a range of German sausages along with mustards. While everything from roast chicken to pan fried chicken make up for the variety of chicken preparations, Vienna Schnitzel, and imported meats the likes of farm raised venison, Australian veal, Australian rib and beef rib roast add to a hearty and versatile menu.
Aside from the many sumptuous meat dishes, customers can pick from a range of seafood dishes that also include the old favourite at The Bavarian – the baked crab. “Aside from this special menu with typical Bavarian items, customers can expect firm favourites included in the menu,” asserts Director Niluka Mendis. And how could a meal be complete without a decadent dessert? Aptly, the Oktoberfest menu extends to desserts as well with German chocolate cake, blackforest cake, marble cake and an assortment of strudels to choose from. In addition, the palatable delights that arrive in generous portions typical of The Bavarian are intended to be washed down with a refreshing German beverage.
This year the Oktoberfest atmosphere is heightened with competitions for good measure and customers can join in the festive cheer with the ‘fastest burger eating’ and other such competitions. What’s more with typical Bavarian décor and traditional German music to transform its cosy setting, The Bavarian promises an Oktoberfest fever in true Bavarian style.
The Oktoberfest will be held from October 14 to 23, 2011.
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