The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest has now come to Delhi. For this festival, cafes and restaurants are offering exclusive offers on beers and food. Oktoberfest is essentially celebrated in Munich, Germany, which starts at the end of September and is continued till the beginning of October. This is a festival of beer where people merrily come and enjoy their beer together.
However, when it comes to India, we not only celebrate our festivals with much enthusiasm but others’ festival too and indeed Delhi, being a cosmopolitan capital, has always been at the forefront of each celebration.
Zorawar Kalra, founder Farzi Cafe, says “With today's consumers traveling, exploring and experiencing different cuisines and cultures more than ever, Oktoberfest has gained immense popularity in India. Since, October is a month of festivals, patrons across India usher in the festivities of the month with Oktoberfest. Diners in Delhi are in sync with global trends and events popular in the rest of the world. Keeping this in mind we rolled out a specially curated menu to deliver an exquisite and memorable experience to our guests.”
Their Oktoberfest menu has exotic German delicacies like Sauerkraut with Peanut Fogath, Brathahnchen with lemon and Thyme Tandoori Chicken and butter sauce, Schweinbraten with Braised Pork belly and pandi masala, Steckerifishch river sole skewers with chutneys and pickles, Wurstl with Chicken Sausages and ghee roast with gunpowder, Brezen Pretzels and chutneys, Knodel potato dumplings and Tawa Paneer Tikka Chaat and Kasespatzle with Macaroni, cheesy Datchi and golden onions. They are also offering beer cocktails like Michelada and Honey Basil beer Julip.
Meanwhile, Priyank Sukhija, MD and CEO of First Fiddle Restaurants that own restaurants like Open House, Plum by Bent Chair, Lord of the Drinks, and Dragonfly, echoes a similar sentiment, “Oktoberfest is gaining importance amongst the well-traveled, educated & millennial diners. Understanding the purpose of celebrations from around the world along with the joy of eating and drinking out, we are celebrating this year’s Oktoberfest in a plush, peppy and grand way.”
At Dragonfly Experience Aerocity, they are serving cocktails at prices starting from Rs545. Plum by Bent Chair is toasting with handcrafted beer like Butter Beer blend of vodka, whiskey bourbon, egg white & beer, bloody Mary Michelada, Red Corona, and Old classic Ginger Brew with swirls of gin, homemade ginger syrup, and ale beer.
With pitchers full of chilled beer, delicious food, and great music, Café Delhi Heights is giving great deals. One can enjoy offers like domestic beer of 3 pints and one dish for Rs 799 to 5 pint and 2 dishes combos for Rs 1300. Imported beer is also being served for Rs 1300, Rs 2200 and Rs 3800 respectively.
Not only beer but this festival also brings good music with it. Unplugged courtyard brewery in Gurgaon is hosting this festival with traditional Bavarian music. Offers like Beer based cocktails, Exclusive German savories and steal deal of 3 brewed beers at Rs 299 are some great deals to unplug this week.
Shivam Sehgal, Founder of The Marketplace, says “If you are a beer lover, then this is the festival for you. For those who haven't experienced the festival in Germany can now experience it in India in its full fun and galore. This is the time when beer lovers unite to make merry and chug down all the beer.”
“Over the past few years celebrating beer and beer drinkers has increased in the metropolitan cities,” he adds. With devouring delicacies, one can get beer in offers like a Beer Bucket at Rs 499, 300 ml beer at Rs 179, 1 litre at Rs 499, and 1.5 and 2 litres at Rs 799 and Rs 999 respectively.
While Restauarnts in Delhi are offering great discounts, other cities are certainly not missing out. For example, the Oktoberfest menu at Smaash outlets in Mumbai had some traditional German dishes to offer like Brathendi (German Style Roasted Chicken Bites) and bar classics like sausages and bangers, bacon and potato poppers. One can also enjoy unlimited draught beer at pocket friendly prices here.