..and no, after all the buffets I've had, Im still not able to master it.
Speaking of buffets, I believe Spiral never really lost its reign as the Philippine's most famous and most luxurious buffet. Even when Spiral got temporarily closed due to a bad typhoon, the buffet lovers just got more excited with the relaunch. True enough, the new Spiral is back with a more extensive selection of food - 21 Dining Ateliers to be exact.
After the relaunch, my friends and I have been patiently waiting for some group buying sites that would offer Spiral discounted coupons. We wanted to experience Spiral, at a discounted rate if possible.
So imagine how delighted I was when I got invited to experience the new Spiral. ♥
the new Spiral buffet at Sofitel Manila
the famous Spiral staircase
renovated dining area
The renovation took over a year and this costs a whooping 11 million dollars. The area looks pretty much the same though, as the management would still want to retain the same look.
Food Porn | Spiral Edition
I remember the old Spiral being big, but now it's even bigger!
The 21 Dining Ateliers are made up of : Salad and Appetizer, L’Écailler, Sushi Sashimi, L’Epicerie, Hot Japanese, French Stove, Rotisserie, Wood fired Oven, Churrasco, North Indian, Asian Noodles, Peking Duck Oven, Steam Baskets, Chinese Wok, Filipino, Thai, Korean, La Boulangerie, La Patisserie, Chocolaterie and Creamery.
Weekday dinner rate costs around P2,800. Buffet starts at 6:30PM and ends at 10:30PM.
Let me start with the most raved about, The Cheese Room. 35 kinds of cheese are available that particular night but there are more varieties which are served on different days. Local cheese, blue cheese from Davao to be specific, are available too.
the Cheese Room at Spiral
around 35 kinds of cheese were served that night
best with cheese!
It's unbelievable to enter a room with a wide selection of cheese. I helped myself and tried out as much cheese as I want. It's a heavenly experience!
Moving on... these are a few of the photos I took.
Foie Gras and Salmon
lots of Salmon and Tuna Sashimi
wide variety of Salads and Appetizers
Chinese Steam Baskets
Lamb and Prime Rib
These are only a few of the ateliers. Thai, Korea, and Filipino ateliers are not in the picture. Anyway, the following are the eye candies. Literally.
White, Milk, and Dark Chocolate Treasures
i ate a piece (err pieces) every time I pass this area
The selections are overwhelming and I haven't started eating yet.
Now the best part - eating time! I started with the complimentary bread and spread. My favorite pumpkin soup went so well with it. And oh, I also got a refreshing Peach Cooler drink.
The cheese and cold cuts plate came next. There's no need to hurry so I indulged in every bite.
Cheese and Cold Cuts Plate #1
Cheese and Cold Cuts Plate #2
These Japanese Sushi came next for me.
each sushi is flavorful and unique. we enjoyed these.
I know I should try the unusual items but I can't resist these Chinese Dimsum.
Xiao Long Bao, Hakaw, Siomai, and More!
not the best I had.. but still good enough.
i love that bowl with Asparagus
everything is so good
Ebi Tempura and Tonkatsu
not a fan of katsu, but ebi tempura is always my favorite
a plate full of Lobsters
yes, I also have a love affair with Korean food
Indian food once again ^_^
these are better than what I had in India. hehe
Prime Rib in Wine Sauce
Among the dishes I tried that night, my favorites are: varieties of cheese, pumpkin soup, ebi tempura, and the buttered lobsters. The Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Indian food are close to the real thing as well. Wish I have tasted the pasta and the pizza and rest of the Japanese food.
For dessert, I'm not into cakes but the crepe always brings me a delight. I asked for a Mango Peach Crepe with Chocolate and Caramel Syrup. 2 minutes later, I got this fabulous looking crepe. I got speechless and I just uttered nothing but "wow"! ♥
Mango Peach Crepe with Vanilla Ice Cream and Whip Cream, with Chocolate and Caramel Syrup
wow, and it's so good! ♥
Gummy Bears, Chocolate Truffles, Chocolates with Pistachio, and More!
those chocolates with pistachios are the best!
Im so full and satisfied. We finished at 10:30PM but I think I want more. Wish there's more room in my belly so I could have tasted other food. ^_^
For diners who wants to take home some of the goodies, Spiral offers this "Spiral 2 Go" cart.
take home some of your fave Spiral goodies
made for ala carte diners
Overall, I am so impressed and overwhelmed. Honestly, even when I tried new buffets, the ultimate comparison would always be my previous Spiral experience. True enough, Spiral didn't disappoint. The new Spiral buffet is even more extensive and the quality is still topnotch. There's nothing in my mind that Spiral is not offering! They actually have everything I wanted to eat, and a lot more. Spiral deserves all the raves and awards they are getting. Quality food and service deluxe in one. And again, the Cheese Room is absolutely a must try.
Spiral Rates (subject to change)
Monday to Saturday Lunch : P 2,532
Sunday Brunch (with Champagne and Wine) : P 4,092
Sunday Brunch (w/out Champagne and Wine) : P 3,992
Sunday to Thursday Dinner : P 2,880
Friday to Saturday Dinner : P 3,126.06
poolside by night
happy tummy smile
thank you Spiral for that sumptuous and luxurious feast!
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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila CCP Complex