I’ve long been a fan of the buffet spread at Hyatt City of Dream Manila’s The Cafe for a while now but only recently just tried their Sunday Brunch spread. The buffet is priced at P2,799, higher than their usual spread but they’ve enriched it with multiple additions like fresh seafood, lechon and much more.
Start off with some appetizers like the Jamon Iberico station and pair it with their bread and cheeses.
A bevy of seafood like freshly shucked Aklan oysters, chilled curacha, slipper lobster (pitik) and flower crab (alimasag).
Chilled mussels, clams and prawns also available, eat it was a squeeze or lemon or a trio of sauces.
Not one for cold seafood, pick some and have them cooked like we did with this scrumptious plate of Garlic Butter Curacha.
I also recommend getting a plate of these delicious sake cured salmon.
Located on the far left side of the buffet spread is the Italian station with their pasta dishes and fresh pizzas. For Sunday brunch, they have added a live duck foie gras station, which they top on a crostini with lettuce and finish with raspberry compote for a sweet contrast to the rich liver.
Want to give your brunch a little special pairing, just add P200 for unlimited Charles De Fere Brut sparkling wine.
Beef lovers will troop to the carving station for slices of Snake River Farms Wagyu steamship or they could saunter over to the Italian station for some super tender beef shank.
I don’t usually enjoy lechon at buffets but this in house 8 hour slow cooked Lechon was fantastic. Crackly skin if that’s your thing or go for the very flavorful meat paired with a rib or two.
If you love fried stuff then you are spoiled for choice from different kinds of tempura to sweet and sour fish and finish it off with ever lovable crispy pata.
Save room for some dessert which I did not do so I just had a few slices of fruit.
The CafeHyatt City of Dreams Manila
Aseana Ave. cor. Roxas Blvd.
Entertainment City, Paranaque, Philippines
Contact No.: (632) 691-1234