One hotel buffet that has been on my list for the longest time is Spiral by Sofitel Manila. My friend Lovelee and I bought vouchers from CashCashPinoy for Php 1600 for a Php 2450 worth of food from any of Sofitel Manila's restaurants.
Buffet dinner from Sunday to Thursday is worth Php 2800.41 so we just added Php 350 on top of our vouchers. :)
Spiral Manila has 21 dining ateliers, from appetizers to desserts. In all honesty, one or two visits isn't enough to try everything.
Atelier # 1: Salad and Appetizer
This atelier has a great selection to create your personal salad, which the chef will mix for you.
Atelier # 2: L'Ecailler
Fresh seafood that you can have prepared in any way you want. :)
Atelier # 3: Sushi Sashimi
One of my favorite stations in any buffet. However, the selections weren't as grand as I expected.
Atelier # 4: L'Epicerie
My favorite atelier at Spiral. It has a special glass room and contains lots of cold cuts and cheeses from all around the world. It was truly heaven for us that we tried as many as we could.
Atelier # 5: Hot Japanese
Basically a teppanyaki station. We skipped this on purpose as we still have other ateliers we want to try.
Atelier # 6: French Stove
More than the variety of French dishes, my friend and I zeroed in on the foie gras, which is prepared as requested.
Sinful yet delightful. :)
Atelier # 7: Rotisserie
A place where everything is roasted and wonderful. Skipped this one as well for some reason.
Atelier # 8: Wood Fired Oven
A pizza lover's paradise. :) We weren't able to try this too. :(
Atelier # 9: Churrasco
Skewers cooked the Brazilian way. We danced around this station as we truly love barbecue. :)
I love the beef and sausages the most!
Atelier # 10: North Indian
This station has anything from tandoori to paneer to any kind of curry. Not a huge fan of Indian food though (but will get there someday).
Atelier # 11: Asian Noodles
Create your own noodle dish with all freshest ingredients available. :)
Atelier # 12: Peking Duck Oven
Roasted Peking Duck, another winner dish we didn't miss trying as well.
Atelier # 13: Chinese Wok
Dishes that are familiar to our taste buds. We skipped this as well.
Atelier # 14: Steam Baskets
Dimsum galore! The dimsum wasn't as impressive but good enough.
Atelier # 15: Filipino
Need I explain more?
Atelier # 16: Thai
I was all too excited to get Pad Thai, but I was told that it wasn't in the spread but I can order ala carte for an additional price *sniff*
Atelier # 17: Korean
Kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap and more. :)
Atelier # 18: La Boulangerie
A grandiose display of warm breads in all shapes and sizes.
Atelier # 19: La Patisserie
My favorite part of the meal -- desserts! La Patisserie has a simple yet beautiful display for desserts, and chocolate fountains too. :)
Atelier # 20: Chocolaterie
Like L'Epicerie, the Chocolaterie has a glass room with an amazing display of chocolates which can be bought per piece.
Atelier # 21: Creamery
Another favorite of mine, it houses delicious ice cream flavors, a halo-halo station and crepe station.
Overall, the Spiral Buffet was satisfying. The service was excellent, with the staff very willing to help us with anything. For the food choices, it somehow fell a few notches below my expectations however, the L'Epicerie makes up for it.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza,
Contact Number: 8326988
Facebook Page: Sofitel Manila
Facebook Page: Spiral Manila