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What to eat at Sofitel Spiral buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila 
NYE Countdown and what to expect from Spiral Buffet New Year's Eve Special 


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Spiral Manila. December 2016. A long overdue post, since we don't have much time to make a story about this as it was an intimate family dinner and a birthday celebration as well which also falls on NYE. 

Accommodation at Sofitel comes with a complimentary buffet breakfast. For the NYE special at Spiral Manila, you have to make an advanced reservation and complete payment before the 31st.  New Year's Eve dinner rate for this occasion is set at P7,599 per person and half price for the kids. 

The buffet dinner presented with different flavors by culinary artisans, the well talked epicurean treasures spanning 21 dining ateliers. The midnight countdown feast starts at 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM with a glass of champagne to toast to the New Year. 

What to eat at Sofitel Spiral buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner
What to eat at Sofitel Spiral buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner


What to eat at Sofitel Spiral buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner

Sofitel is best know for International dishes served in first-class dining setting. Spiral buffet has a reputation for food authenticity and generous buffet stations. Get ready to dress up and impress yourself to something special. 

What are the flavors we enjoyed most:

One thing is for sure that the dishes are authentic in taste and it captures the epitome of luxe dining: the vibe, personalized service and good food!

The seafood station! Being an early bird, we get the chance to savor the giant lobsters, prawns, oysters and crabs. So don't get excited as it was just the beginning.

seafood bat at spiral buffet in sofitel
Take your pick: lobsters, prawns, crabs 

fresh oysters at spiral buffet in sofitel
Fresh oysters
 
fresh seafoods for japanese sushi and sashimi at spiral buffet in sofitel
Salmon and tuna for you sushi and sashimi fix

Sushi and Sashimi Station. The Japanese selection is one of our favorites. There was an abundance of sushis, makis and tempuras; all through your heart's content. They have the US Angus beef and seafood as you wait while they cook/grill your selection. 
sushi and sashimi at spiral buffet in sofitel
Sushi and Sashimi station

tempura at spiral buffet in sofitel
Mix Tempura 

meat and seafood at japanese station in spiral buffet
Taste a bit of the angus meat, a bit "makunat";
I still pick the seafood at this station


The best compliment for your meat and seafood are the Salad and Appetizer selection, greek salad, german salad, you name it they have it! 

salad and appetizer station at spiral buffet in sofitel
Fresh green salad and other appetizers

North Indian Food Bar. The Indian selection is also something to ponder. "Masarap talaga!"

Indian cuisine at the spiral buffet in sofitel philippine plaza
Indian cuisine, underrated but it's freaking good and healthy!

L' Epicerie. The iconic cheese room was best during the breakfast buffet, leave it that way. 

cheese room at spiral buffet in sofitel philippine plaza
Breakfast buffet is never complete without  a dash of cold cuts and fine cheese at this room

La Patisserie. Same with my take on the cheese room, the French pastries are best for mornings.

The Filipino cuisine is worth trying; they have Pepita's lechon, crocodile sisig, al pobre and other Pinoy dishes. The al pobre was actually recommended by one of the chef.

crocodile sisig at the spiral buffet on sofitel
Crocodile sisig taste like chicken 

roasted meats at spiral buffet in sofitel
Roasted meat

lechon de leche at spiral buffet in sofitel
Lechon de leche

The rest of the Asian Food. They also have Chinese cuisine, Thai, and Korean. Must try the Chinese section of the kikiam, they are really authentic and the sweet desserts.

Chocolaterie. The dessert station features artisanal chocolates from all over the area, from truffles, mini cakes, chocolate fondants, macarons, pastillas, cream puffs, pralines, chocolate bars, liquor cakes, etc. 
Chocolaterie or the dessert station at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
Pastillas in its traditional wrapping technique using "papel de hapon" and the macarons beside them

Chocolaterie or the dessert station at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
Mini cakes and the ones encased in glass have a dose of liquor

Chocolaterie or the dessert station at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
Cream puffs, mini chocolate bars, and truffles

Chocolaterie or the dessert station at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
More chocolates

Creamery. Aside from the gelato scoops and crepes, they also offer Pinoy dessert here like the "ginataan bilo-bilo".

Complimentary birthday cake.
When your birthday falls on the eve of new year!
Complimentary birthday cake at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
Breakfast buffet (Dec. 31)

Complimentary birthday cake at the spiral buffet in sofitel philipp ine plaza
Dinner buffet (NYE special dinner)
Plus  a crew of four will serenade you with HBD song
Mind you these are not free at all (LOL) You need to tipped these guys in $ or so. 

Surprisingly, at the height of our food feast, the Marcos family arrived in groups. The area with dividers adjacent to our table are reserved for the Marcoses. We saw former first lady Imelda Marcos in red terno as she entered the dining area in a wheelchair. We get to bump into Borgy and his partner at the Sushi station. Bongbong was also within our range when he filled his plate. The Marcos siblings, Sandro and younger brothers are all over the place. Apart from that there were other public figures who came in. We cannot be bothered because we're busy with our evening agenda, that is to enjoy the night's fine dining. Charot!
What to eat at Sofitel Spiral buffet New Year’s Eve Dinner


Sofitel Spiral staircase

Overall rate:

They say it was incomparable with other hotel's buffet restaurants. It was a once in lifetime experience to have memorable dining with the family. Make the most out of your stay and accommodation. Indulge at the lavish dish selection. Keep in mind to always eat in moderation in a refined manner (*wink)!



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