Since most couples spend their anniversaries thru fine dining and we havent experienced this too, dining in a hotel is perfect. Pero super expensive pala plus super formal. Not so us. I rather choose a buffet (para madame options ng food at casual lang) at lunch time (para less crowded unlike pag dinner time).
I had a hard time selecting which hotel that serves buffet would be the best for us (and my budget). Of course Spiral at Sofitel is #1 on the list, pero too commercialized kaya crowded at expensive ha (P1,800++/head). Andame ding merong Accor Card which entitles 50% sa buffet kaya madameng tao. Not ideal for anniversary. Another place is Circles at Makati Shangri-La. Hhmm, ganun din. Quite expensive. OK din sana yung Mandarin Oriental.
I trimmed my options to two: 7Circles at Crown Plaza and HEAT at Edsa Shangri-La. Pero I settled with HEAT, mas madame good reviews. May permission pa ko to use my camera. And so I reserved a table for two.
We're in HEAT!
Healthy Eating - Amazing Taste
The rain can't stop us from celebrating our anniversary!
almost clear skies @ shangri-la
Game, let's start!
preview of HEAT - a chocolate fondue
A nice spacious area is reserved for us. Perfect magsetup ng tripods!
We're in HEAT!
Im impressed with the setup of the food. Delightens my eyes and stomach. Homey ang ambiance and attendants are everywhere to assist you. I love the place! Kain na tayo!
all kinds of bread, spreads, cheese, hams, etc.
salad - Enrico's delight
tempura - sarap!
Sushi and Sashimi section - Enrico's delight again!
Salmon Sashimi (di ko malunok)
Sushi mix - i likey!
Maki in Wasabe
Next are - kung ano man yan.
Pardon me, ano ba sila?
Moving on, cold seafood section naman. Mga di namen kinain, meron din naman kasing ready to eat versions yan..
Main entrees na!
(very) well done steak for me - this is good!
Seafood Chopsuey? (whatever, basta madame akong nakain nyan)
Pork Asian something
Though madame unfamiliar meals, chefs are very accomodating to answer my questions regarding the food. Ayoko kasi ng Liver! Natatakot akong baka makakain ako ng di sinasadya.
We passed the Ramen and Pasta stuffs, maciadong mabigat sa tiyan.
And here's the best part - desset section.
wow, super takam na ko!
Dark Chocolate cake
uhm, ano to?
brazo de mercedes
Cream Puff, correct?
Cheesecake and Strawberry with Kiwi!
marshamallows and eye candies!
White or Black Fondue?
Di ako maciado na-atat jan. Mas naexcite ako sa Tepanyaki IceCream! You'll choose the flavor and the toppings then they'll mix it for you. Wow! I chose Cookies and Cream with Walnut and ChocoChip! Ansarap grabe! Cant get enough so naground two ako!
Belgian cones and Oatmeal Sticks
Cookies and Cream with Walnut, Chocolate Cake, and Cheesecake!
I think nasulit naman ang bayad for HEAT. We got to try different cuisines. Satisfied kame! We enjoyed this experience!
we gained 10lbs each after HEAT! *winks*
Enrico's very SUITE surprise - next entry na yan!
HEAT, Edsa Shangri-La
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City