Quick Bytes : OktoberFest at Feast, Sheraton

One of the most popular German festivals, Oktoberfest is celebrated from late September through early October every year. Filled with fun and frolic, it has been made famous by the gallons of beer flowing in throughout the 16 day period. And where there is beer, there has got to be food !! The cuisine of Germany represents its love for meat, right from the sausages to the roulades and the stews. Invited for the fest at Sheraton, Bangalore, I got a taste of the same in one meaty evening.

Roast Beef at Feast, Sheraton
Roast Beef at Feast, Sheraton

We started of with the Lentil soup which was thick and chunky. Although many different types of pulses are used in the making of the soup, the one at Feast, Sheraton used red masoor dal and had frankfurter slices in it which played a good foil to the lentils in the soup.

Serviettenknödel mit Pilzen in Rahm
Serviettenknödel mit Pilzen in Rahm
( Bread Dumplings in Mushroom Sauce)

With more than 1500 different types of sausages available in the market, the sausages form an integral part of the German dinner. Unlike the ones commonly available, German sausages pack loads of meat and is mostly ground beef or pork. Called as wursts, which is German for sausages, we got to taste two different types of them at the festival, the Bratwurst and the Knackwurst.

Bratwurst Sausage
Bratwurst Sausage

While generally most of the Indian food is marinated and cooked into a gravy, the Germans prefer their meat a bit more rare, usually served with mustard and mayonnaise. The Bratwurst was a pan fried sausage and much thicker than those available to us locally. It can be enjoyed with the mustard sauce which brought out a fresh flavour in the sausage. The Knackwurst was a bit different, made from ground pork, the outer casing was a bit more tough and the sausage on the whole felt more fibrous than the Bratwurst.

Currywurst Sausage
Knackwurst Sausage

Another dish which received a lot of praises was the Beef Roulade. In a sour but spicy marination, the dish had chunks of beef with bacon and pickle wrapped around it. The gravy was poured over the dish to let the meat fully soak up the marination and was quite delicious. The Chicken Schnitzel served along with the other dishes, is boneless meat coated with bread crumb and served with sauce. An Austrian version of fried chicken, it goes really well with the beer.

Beef Roulade
Beef Roulade

Almost drawing to a close, the German Oktober Fest continues till the 4th of October at Feast, Sheraton. The festival is a fun filled affair for those who love the beer-meat combo, although a few options of German Beer would really lighten up the entire scene.

Address:
Feast
Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway,
26/1, Dr.Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Phone: 080 42521000

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