Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Schlachtfest = Butcher's Festival

It was Schlachtfest (Butcher's Fiesta) a few Sunday's ago; during the celebration of our local gym's 50th anniversary. It was a festival with prominent guests and a full sports program plus the awarding ceremonies.

But for us, it was a special event because opa (grandpa) joined us. It was his first festival after loosing oma (grandma). We thought a short visit out of the normal circle of people around him would be good for him.
As usual, the kids wont leave home without bringing something to keep them busy. This time, they brought a bag full of polly pocket items. Good thing we got a place in the corner, thus, we have enough space for their toys.
IC cuddled with opa almost the whole time. And opa was happy to cuddle with her.

Father and son, enjoying the show, enjoying each other's company.

And because a Schlachfest means food, here's what we got. This is the schweinepfeffer or pork blood cream. We call this the dinuguan or pork blood stew in the Philippines.

Here is the whole deal. The Schlachtplatte or butcher’s plate which includes a portion of sauerkraut, wellfleisch or boiled pork, leberwurst or liver sausage, blutwurst or blood sausage and served with a piece of bread and some mustard. The butcher's plate varies according to the restaurant or the festivity, sometimes there are more things added.

If you are wondering if they also served other things; then yes, they also have something for non-enthusiasts Schlachtfest-eaters. There were some normal bratwursts on bread and some potato salad; plus mouthwatering cakes to go with coffee or tea.

The kids enjoyed the free-for-all basket of sweets.


Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

i am getting educated about germany every time i read about your post.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's an interesting festival. It's nice to see how the kids show their love to their opa.

I see they have a version of dinuguan too.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the blood sausage in Germany taste the same as the blood sausage in France? I tried it with my French in-laws and I didn't like it. It has nothing to do with the flavor (because it tasted pretty mild) but I was turned off with the texture - kinda mushy.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...


meron dito, bil ni bernie, 2x a year....May and Herbst....

hindi ako pumunta kasi daming tao, pero meron akong share lalo na sa wurstsuppe------------

sarap, parang dinuguan sa atin ano?

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

oo nga yon ano ba yon name....yon schweinebauch nandoon sa lamisa,

noon ayaw ko, pero ngayon ay nako, with sauerkraut or rice....hehehehe

tapos may suka na may sili........aguyyyyyyyyyyyy