Oktoberfest is finally here!
I recently published a post thru ExpatPost about the Oktoberfest celebrations in Dublin. And since having my little boy around, my Oktoberfest celebrations has never been the same. For one, I don’t go there in the evenings anymore. Kids are not allowed to get inside the fence after around 5 or 6 PM. Plus, I don’t think I’d want to since the autumn winds are quite chilly over here, too.
Despite that, I still try to drop by the Oktoberfest tents a few times over the 18-day festivities. I am not particularly after the beer, though. In fact, I don’t drink beer. But I do look forward to sample the tasty German grub. In particular, I have my eyes (and tummy!) set for the charcoal BBQ-grilled goodness of sausages.
So last weekend, despite the gray (ugh) Irish weather, we decided to head towards the Oktoberfest site. We also met with our Italian friend to have a catch-up chat since it’s been a long time since we saw her last. The good thing about the venue is that it is close to the CHQ building so it is easy to find shelter in case of rain. And the covered area is huge with plenty of seats available as well. But since we went there with a very active toddler who wants to run and jump around – we decided to go inside the CHQ building so he can sit in a high chair instead of a wooden bench.
It’s been four years since I relocated here and the Oktoberfest setup hardly changed. In fact, it seems that despite the addition of a few “new” stalls each year, the “regulars” were still sitting pretty in the exact same spot I saw them the first time.
So when we entered the premises, I knew where to head to. Apart from sausages, I am badly craving for these Danish chips called Pommes Frites. Now, it looks as if there is nothing special about these but apart from the crunchy chips – that cheese sauce is to die for! I am also not a fan of onion but these crunchy onion toppings are really nice and tasty – doesn’t taste too oniony (if you know what I mean). And adds a nice texture, too!
After buying our sausages, we headed inside the CHQ building to eat our food. I failed to take a photo of my bratwurst as my son was making some “scene” but I seasoned it with some ketchup and mayo – yum! It is great to chat with friends during weekends. Not to mention doing that while eating comfort food, too!
Are you around town during the Oktoberfest celebrations in Dublin? Then feel free to drop me a note about the festivities or visit the event’s official website here.