By Monsi A. Serrano
It’s the biggest crayfish party of the year and there are two reasons for not missing out – it’s for the cause of providing superior care for mentally-challenged children; and it’s not every day that you can eat and drink bottomless beer like a Viking at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (NordCham) is bringing this once-in-a-thousand dream buffet to “Celebrate and Eat Like a Viking” at the Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent on September 14.
“Before, it was a mere party, eating and drinking. And we realized yes we are blessed with good life. Perhaps, we must give deeper meaning in our celebration, and thus, the Crayfish Party for a Cause came into being,” Joona Selin, executive director of NordCham Philippines, told THEPHILBIZNEWS.COM.
Over the last four years, the event has raised P1.4 million which has been used for the daily operations of Chosen Children Village (CCV), a foundation dedicated towards providing a home environment and care facility for physically and mentally-challenged children.
Taking a dive into history would show that Vikings are not just stereotyped character we’d see in films. Yes, they are physically strong, long haired and proud with their neatly-trimmed beard, but the Vikings are also very conscious about their integrity in everything they do for themselves and for others.
For Vikings or even their modern breed of Nordic gentlemen, they never lose sight of compassion for other people; they live a balanced life; and they eat and drink while sharing stories. It is in this tradition that during summer, they hold a grand crayfish party which they call “kräftskiva.”
And it is in this traditional that the event on September 14 is dubbed as Asia’s Biggest Viking Party where celebration is all about eating and drinking like a Viking.
Tickets to this event are available at P3,900 per person and at P72,000 for a table of 20 pax. After an evening of gastronomic indulgence and festivities, retreat to a relaxing stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for a weekend getaway with special room rates.
The Crayfish Party 2019 is presented in cooperation with official car partner, Volvo, and official airline partner, Turkish Airlines.