Sydneysiders released their inner Bavarian last night at the launch of Oktoberfest at Bavarian Bier Café York Street. Sydney Social 101 joined a mix of media guests and local regulars enjoyed lederhosen-wearing, pretzel-loving, stein-swigging, yodeling fun to help get them into the festival spirit.
The tapping of the Oktoberfest keg also took place, with long term Bavarian Bier Café regular Charlie Samrani tasked with the honourable role of releasing the 30L of liquid gold – which was drunk dry by the crowd.
Guests enjoyed a selection of biers including Spaten, Hoffbrau and Bavarian Bier Cafe’s exclusive Oktoberfestbier, Hacker-Pschorr. Guests feasted on array of delicious canapés, including frikadellen on potato salad; baked camembert with cranberry compote; cheese spaetzle; obazder on rye bread; mini kransky dogs; veal goulash and pork shoulder on Bavarian cabbage.
Held across Sydney’s eight Bavarian Bier Cafés, Oktoberfest gives consumers the chance to join in the world’s biggest festival – an event that first took place in Munich in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
Dedicated to bringing the very best of Oktoberfest directly to consumers here in Australia, each Bavarian Bier Café will be celebrating over six weeks by serving up hearty menu specials, plenty of special events, entertainment and a range of authentic Oktoberfestbiers imported directly from Munich.