The festivities for Oktoberfest 2014 kicked off with a ‘tropicalized’ feel last week at the enchanting beachfront of Mount Lavinia Hotel, The Paradise Beach, a first for any Oktoberfest in Sri Lanka. The festivities continued till yesterday imparting a world of fun and excitement for the whole family with the best in music, food and beverages.
The festivities were ceremonially opened by Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager of the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Shamal Gunawardena, Country Marketing Manager of Coca Cola, Pradeep Durairaj, Brand & Promotions Manager of SriLankan Airlines, Thimal Perera, DGM Retail & SME Banking, HNB, Sanath Fernando, CEO, Tickets.lk and Sujeev Victoria, Sales Manager, KISS FM.
Commencing the celebrations, the Beachfront of MLH was decked out in countless stalls with delicious food, games and entertainment to keep the entire family entertained with a carnival atmosphere. People were especially thrilled to taste the mouthwatering food such as must-have Oktoberfest specialities and authentic German cuisine prepared exclusively by German Chef Andreas Pflugmacher.
Bavarian hostesses and a traditional Bavarian band, the Bavarian Dirndlchaser provided a party atmosphere and imparted the true spirit of the Oktoberfest. The Hostesses, dressed in traditional Oktoberfest costumes joined in the festivities as well. Local band Glory