Oktoberfest goes off with a bang in the Whitsundays
WOMEN dressed in traditional German dirndl and men in brown knee-length Lederhosen trousers with feathered caps were among the many highlights of the second annual Oktoberfest celebration at Denman Cellars on the weekend.
Denman’s manager Sarah Hayman said this year’s two-day event was very popular.
“This year we really stepped it up with a new German menu and we hosted the whole event outside with rugs on the grass, drinking stations, traditional games like sausage throwing and it all just came together really well,” she said.
“I think Oktoberfest is something different for everyone to do and it was great to see so many people in the community dressing up this year.”
The tapas menu featured ranges of traditional German dishes including Blutwurst (a blood sausage with apple mousse), Bauchspeck (beer braised pork belly with red cabbage coleslaw), Schweinehachse (ham hock terrine with beer jelly) and Koningsberger Klopse (veal meatballs in a creamy caper sauce).
Denman Cellars also served up mouth-watering German sausages including Bratwurst, Frankfurter Wurstchen, Currywurst and Kasekrainer to delight the hungry crowd. In addition to Denman’s 650 varieties of beer, five limited edi- tion Oktoberfest beers were also available over the weekend until they sold out. Local band Top Hea- vy entertained guests on Saturday with local musician Pop Standon rounding out the celebrations on Sunday. Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in the world and is held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
GERMAN DELIGHTS: Svenja Winter, Serra Caliskan, Deman Cellars owner Ben Haymen, Alanna Bygrave, Amber Stewart, Linda Fletcher and Sally Morrow helped to bring Denman Cellars Beer Cafe 2013 Oktoberfest celebrations to life with their German outfits over the weekend.