Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest doesn't begin in October, so my mental imagery of October being a hedonistic month of beer guzzling and excess pigging out was shattered, when I found out that it actually begins in Mid September, in Germany. That means we've already wasted two weeks of revelry.
When Maryanne of Brotzeit invited me to their Oktoberfest preview, I was gutted to learn that I could not attend the Barrel Tapping, which is the highlight and "opening ceremony" of Oktoberfest. And until the barrel has been tapped, they do not serve that particular beer from the barrel. Fortunately, although the barrel was untapped, there was still an impressive range of imported German beers for the trying. But here's the thing about beer, I find that with age, there is only so much volume one can take.
Then, the star of the night appears...The Oktoberfest Platter, at RM288 nett, the ultimate Pork Paradise....The german pork knuckle, a variety of sausages, including Pork Garlic, Gypsy Belly Bacon, Nuremberger Pork and Spicy Chicken Sausages...
Now the platter is supposed to feed four, but that is four BIG eaters who aren't eating anything else. I frankly think for the average Malaysian eater, it can EASILY feed 5-6, which makes it damn good value for money.
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