Saturday evening we met with our best friends for a special Oktoberfest. Lady Chef Maria from our Italian-Coffee and Wine Bar: Via col Vento - Dublin, GA did treat us to authentic German fare. By the way, Via col Vento means 'Gone With the Wind' in Italian. Maria is the Lady Chef of Ristorante da Maria at +Dublin Farm "Come Home To The Country"
So out came the Dirndls for wearing again. How I still miss my Salzburger Dirndl with roses... You will see those photos below. Scroll down and have a look.
My authentic German Dirndl what I wore on Saturday.
Husband Pieter in his outfit...
Both of us did pose in front of our Canary Island Palm, with of course one of our felines always in the picture!
It was a great evening - sorry I did not take any photos.
Previously our best friends in Dublin have hosted several bi-annual Oktoberfest for some 300 people.
Here is Pieter's brother Toon to the left, with his Wilhelmien.
Both of them are no longer alive but we have fond memories of 2002.
How I wish I still had my Salzburger Dirndl... it had roses on it!
This is in the Eifel, Germany in 1971.
Here I wear the Salzburger Dirndl too, overlooking the River Meuse in Kessel, The Netherlands.
Do you also have a Dirndl or any outfit for going to the Oktoberfest?
In Munich it was this year the 176th Oktoberfest but I learned that it is being celebrated now the world over. Even Down Under!