I’m probably one of the last that has eaten at the new Spiral at Sofitel. I hardly eat in buffets because I’m not a big eater and I usually just tend to focus on a couple of dishes. The biggest attraction aside spiral staircase is the metallic sculpture that is right smack in the middle of the restaurant and spans two floors. The new Spiral is enormous, the biggest buffet spread I have ever seen, with 21 Dining Ateliers (stations). I got a little tour before starting the meal and I was a already a bit full just from seeing all the mouth watering dishes.
* Warning – Photo heavy post*
Aside from the 21 dining ateliers, they have added six private dining rooms. Each dining room is designed different but still has the luxurious touch.
If you’ve brought your kids with you during, this Gymboree play place will surely while away their energies as you enjoy the many splendors of Spiral. For Sunday brunch, they have a play area/tent setup outside for the very same purpose but is complimentary for diners.
Start off with a little salad or maybe just drink all your veggies away in these cute little bottles.
They also have Caesar Salad made on the spot.
Go cold with these veggie rolls that reminded me of the lumpiang ubod or dig into these cold shellfish.
I could not resist the sushi and sashimi atelier with super fresh cuts of fish as well as my favorite Inari sushi (soy bean skin).
Bread lovers should not miss the Boulangerie with their dazzling assortment of freshly baked breads. The one bread you should try is the Olive bread, a Spiral signature.
The most popular and striking atelier is probably the Cheese Room. Climate controlled and accessible by automated sliding door. 20 different kinds of cheese including a some from Malagos Farms in Davao. Pair these with an assortment of cured meats. If you love cheese, you might literally weep in glee.
The Asian ateliers spans Korean, Filipino, Thai, Chinese Wok Fried, Dim Sum, Asian noodles, and Roastings. You can get your pick of bulgogi, fried buns, curries and even rolls and rolls of Peking duck.
The North Indian atelier shares an area with the Churasco atelier, separated by two big tandoor ovens. Different steaks from pork, lamb and beef are done roasted Brazilian style, finish it off with different sauces.
The French atelier features this beautiful French Bonnet stove where the chefs cook but also serves as serving area for the food. This stove reportedly cost P10 million and is used by many Michelin starred restaurant the world over.
Beside the French oven is the Rotisserie and wood fired ovens. If the pizzas are not to your liking, you can just ask the chef to whip something up for you, as long as they have the available ingredients.
The last savory atelier, Hot Japanese, is one of the most popular ones, drawing crowds to their offerings of tempura, yakitori and teppanyaki.
You better save room for dessert because there are a LOT. Check out
An array of cakes all laid out.
The single serve cold desserts are placed in these pull out refrigerated trays (first time I’ve seen these).
Other buffets might have 1 chocolate fountain or even two but Spiral at Sofitel has 3 different flavors, Chocolate, Melon and Matcha
I was happy to see a section of local desserts like bibingka and puto bungbong, made on the spot. This is a nice sweet introduction for the foreigners eating at Spiral at Sofitel.
I gorged myself on the cakes while Irene had her sights set on the halo-halo, her all time favorite dessert.
Fancy some of the stuff in the buffet then you can buy some to bring home from the Spiral 2 Go counter. A roving seller riding a bike goes around also peddling his goods.
Spiral at Sofitel is the biggest and most luxurious buffet spread I’ve ever had the chance to dine in. Perfect place to celebrate a milestone, birthdays and anniversaries. Be sure to bring your appetite with you, or you’ll regret it once you see all of the delectable food.
Spiral Buffet RatesBreakfast Mon to Fri – P1400+++ Sat and Sun – P 1600+++ Lunch Mon to Sat – P1,980+++ Brunch Sun – P3,250+++ Dinner Sun to Thurs – P2,280+++ Fri to Sat. – P2,480+++
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