It’s nice to know that some good things never change, and if they do..they only get better. With the buffet competition heating up in Manila these days, one luxurious resto by the bay still lords it over the city for being the best of the bunch. And the honor belongs to Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
(Photo courtesy of the hotel)
I’ve been avoiding all sorts of food debauchery to adopt a healthier lifestyle but I was truly excited when I received an invite from Jane of Sofitel’s sales & marketing office to try the ‘new’ Spiral. The last time I ate here was before it closed due to typhoon Pedring in late 2011.
Spotted: a truly yummylicious caviar pie with the Spiral logo, best eaten with bread or crackers.
I wasn’t really prepared for the ultimate culinary treat that awaited me. The renovated Spiral is so much better in terms of design and food offerings. The diner is certainly spoiled for choice with the 21 dining ateliers ranging from Japanese to French cuisine to Brazilian churrasco!
Most eyecatching was the L’Epicerie section which was separated from the rest of the buffet by glass panels. Maybe those smoked cold cuts and artisanal cheeses from Europe need to have their own temperature.Not only were there premium aged hams, there were also sausages of all kinds, pâtés, terrines, jams, olives and other gourmet essentials.