Dust off your lederhosen and get ready to roll out the barrel at the Hong Kong Oktoberfest celebrations. At the Marco Polo HongKong in Tsim Sha Tsui, the German bierfest takes place on the 6/F Concourse starting October 16 and running each evening until November 6. The Notenhoblers from Munich will play traditional tunes while guests enjoy German dishes including roasted pork knuckle with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes ($98), German sausages ($88), pretzels ($28 for five, $48 for 10) and apple strudel with vanilla sauce ($35). Admission is $80 from Sunday to Thursday ($60 for children) and $150 ($100 for children) on Fridays, Saturdays, the eve of public holidays and on Halloween night (October 31). For more information, phone 2113 3217. At the Holiday Inn Golden Mile in Tsim Sha Tsui, guests can taste traditional German specialities at the Delicatessen Corner, washed down - of course - by German beers. Dishes include poached veal sausage with sweet mustard and a fresh pretzel ($98 plus 10 per cent) and homemade cold cut platter ($80). Reservations on 2315 1020. For a variation on the theme, the Kowloon Shangri-La is holding a 'choctoberfest' of chocolate desserts served throughout October. Incorporating dark, milk and white chocolate, the desserts include brownies, lamingtons, mousses and creams. The chocolate desserts are available at the Lobby Lounge tea and dessert buffets and Cafe Kool's lunch and dinner buffets. Both outlets also feature a 'fountain' of melted chocolate so guests can make their own chocolate-dipped treats. Reservations on 2721 2111.