Men in shorts with suspenders yodeling and dancing amidst diners at the Hilton Hotel Port of Spain - strange? No, it is after all, October.
|Hilton's Dining Room Dressed |
for the October 7th-13th Festival
Oktoberfest was celebrated in splendid style for the second time in as many years here in Trinidad and I loved it. This was not an ordinary themed buffet inspired by a distant affair in a land far away. This was a slice of the real deal, a true taste of the Munich Festival that has become the world's largest fair.
|Grilled Meat and Sausage with of course, Sauerkraut|
|Dessert Station Adorned with the German Flag|
|Spatzle with Cheese|
A Wide Array of Salads
It was hard to keep a straight face all night; the costumes, the music and the beer, which we were urged to drink by the band every ten or so minutes with customary raised glass and cheer "Prost!" It was such good fun.
|German Band Werdenfels-Quintet|
|Pork Tenderloin with Caraway Jus and Beer Cabbage|
|Chef Fridiof Mortiz|
|Crisp Savory Vegetables|
|Roasted Pork Served with Caraway Sauce|
|Barbaric Duck Breast with Apples and Oranges|
|German Salami and Cheese Platters|
|Sweet Berry Mousse|
|Dirndi Clad Hilton Staffers|