Thursday, May 23, 2013

The New Spiral at Sofitel

To celebrate our special day, DB and I decided that it was high time to finally see and try the newly-opened, improved and grander Spiral at Sofitel Manila. 

Since 2006, Spiral has been dubbed as the most iconic dining destination in the country. We actually bought the buffet vouchers back in 2011 but due to Typhoon Pedring's devastation, Sofitel had to close it for renovation with the plan of offering an even more exciting experience.

The new Spiral is divided into 21 dining ateliers. In France, an atelier is an artist’s special workshop, and in Spiral it is where secret recipes are masterfully prepared right before your very eyes. The range of cuisines is expansive and the attention and detail to each dish has the focus of an artisan. Source

The twenty one dining ateliers include:
  • 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
  • Creamery

I must admit though, some of the above-mentioned ateliers are foreign to me (or I just didn't know its English translation). Heck, I don't even know how to pronounce them!

The buffet was overwhelming and I was so hungry that I had no system in taking photos so they will be posted based on its arrangement in my camera.


More Breads


Fresh Oysters

Cold Seafood Appetizers

The Cheese Room

Dried Fruits

Imported Cheese

Hamon Iberico

Peking Duck Oven

Chinese Wok




Hot Japanese

French Stove



Do-it-yourself Halo-Halo

Fresh Fruits


More desserts

Chocolate Truffles

Here are some of the dishes we were able to try

Cheese and Cured Ham Platter

Fresh Oysters

Some Salmon Appetizer

Tuna and Salmon Sashimi

I love Japanese food and I'm happy to say that Spiral did not disappoint! The Sushi and Sashimi along with the Lobster, Oyster and Cocktail Shrimps were parading their freshness right in front of my eyes that I totally went crazy getting pieces after pieces. So before I knew it, I was half full already! You could leave me in one corner for hours with these in front of me and I wouldn't complain a bit. Well, unless I ran out of Wasabi.

Beef Sukiyaki

Mushroom Appetizer

Prime Rib cooked Medium Rare

One more spot that left me speechless was Spiral's Carving Station. If you're a meat-lover like me, you'd probably go gaga over the eat-all-you-can Lamb and Prime Rib here.

Fresh Strawberries and Pistachio Cookies

Mint Sorbet

Chocolate Platter

More Fruits

I was too stuffed by this time but I still made it a point to try some of Spiral's desserts. I liked their gooey Pistachio Cookies and of course, Fresh Strawberries! I was kinda expecting to eat some French Macarons but I guess you can't really have the best of everything in one place.

If you're a foodie with the willingness to pay the hefty price tag, you should really go and try the new Spiral! The staff were courteous and very attentive and the selection is pretty amazing with almost all famous cuisines covered. It wouldn't be the called the best for nothing.

Spiral Buffet Rates 2013

Monday to Friday: Php1,719.55 (Adult) / Php982.60 (Kids ages 5-12)
Saturday & Sunday: Php1,965.20 (Adult) / Php1,105.43 (Kids ages 5-12)

Sunday: Php3,623.34 (Adult) / Php1,842.38 (Kids ages 5-12)

Monday to Saturday: Php2,431.94 (Adult) / Php1,351.08 (Kids ages 5-12)
Sunday: Php3,046.06 (Adult) / Php1,596.73 (Kids ages 5-12)

Sunday to Thursday: Php2,800.41 (Adult) / Php1,596.73 (Kids ages 5-12)
Friday & Saturday: Php3,046.06 (Adult) / Php1,596.73 (Kids ages 5-12)


Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Atang Dela Rama St.
PICC Reclamation Area, Pasay City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 832-6988

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