I’m not fond of buffet because I only consume so much in a meal. Don’t get me wrong, I can eat a lot too, but not all at the same time. 🙂 On the other hand, hubby Jonel is a different story, specially when at Spiral of Sofitel Manila.
However,there’s something in a buffet that we definitely share in common , something we can’t resist – desserts!
The 4th Monthsary Dinner Buffet
Our 4th monthsary was celebrated at Spiral Manila. It’s a chic dining buffet located at Sofitel Philippine Plaza. This is my second time in Spiral while Jonel had been there a number of times already.
It was early dinner when we arrived at the restaurant and I was observant as to how the staff served the customers this was just my second time.
We were ushered by a friendly staff to a table in between two sofas that could accommodate two persons on each side. Later on, another staff came and served us bread with two kinds of spread.
For starters, we got a tall glass of Strawberry shake. Then, we headed to the section where Japanese dishes were prepared. There were hot Japanese dishes such as sukiyaki, tempura and teppanyaki; a mouthwatering line of sushi, and maki too!
The Cheese Room
After the first round of Japanese dishes, Jonel briefly visited the cheese room where the cheeses and cured meats can be found. On the other hand, I explored the chocolate section.
Chocolates and candy lovers will be delighted to see truffles, candies and the gummy candies located right beside the dessert section in addition to the chocolate variants and cakes.
We also tried some pasta and pizza. I super love the one in the small cup. It has turkey meat generously filling the mashed potato. I just can’t remember the name! 🙂
And as expected, dessert immediately followed his itinerary where his targets were the ice cream and sorbet options. In a buffet, Jonel takes on selected main dishes followed by some desserts in several cycles – that’s how he do it. 😛
Of course, we’ll not let the night pass without visiting the Filipino atelier…. we had some Adobo, Kare-Kare and healthy vegetables.
Next up were some Chinese delicacies. By this time, I think we’re full already, but still managed to consume some more.
Half For You, Half For Me
We’re fond of sharing plates and food. Jonel usually gets the whole serving and eat half leaving the remaining half for me. This works well for both of us since I can’t consume large servings.
There are times I post half-eaten food photos on my Instagram which I find cute. 🙂
There was once when a blogger friend noticed us when were exchanging plates. She said it was kind’of sweet.
Buchi, anyone? It’s one of his favorites Chinese desserts.
Balikbayans can get their dose of Filipino delicacies such as sapin-sapin, palitaw and biko. These are just some Pinoy favorites which they usually miss while they are away. Hmm, I myself am craving for some sapin-sapin as I write this post.
And then there’s room for another round of ice cream! I think it was our third cup of ice cream with three flavors each.
I love their truffles too! It was the best chocolate truffles I had. The rich dark chocolate was a runaway winner.
Our evening was capped with a surprise complementary cake from Sofitel. The staff in charge heard that we were celebrating something and I said it was our 4th monthsary as husband and wife.
When he came back, he was holding a lovely cake!
The service was outstanding. The food was fantastic. We went home so full and happy. Spiral is indeed a buffet worth recommending. You will definitely enjoy a wide array of scrumptious dishes and delicious desserts. In addition, the Thai section, bread station, fresh fruits, and seafood section, among the 21 ateliers, await hungry Spiral customers.
Sofitel offers a wide array of international cuisine and freshly cooked dishes from the 21 well-represented ateliers. They offer one of the widest, if not the widest, selection of buffet in the country. Sofitel is located at the ground floor of Sofitel Philippine Plaza.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Thank you Spiral Manila, you made our monthsary extra-special!