Feb 14, 2010

breakfast at spiral

got a freebie stay at sofitel and of course what made me excited was the chance to finally eat at spiral. so here's what i had for breakfast during 2009's year end.

needed some high dosage of caffeine so i opted for brewed coffee. each guest gets to have a coffee press for their coffee. they change it when you request for a hotter cup of java. nice touch isn't it? we also got ourselves a bread basket, which i think is a total waste since the breads are also available on the floor and too much of them gets uneaten anyway. forgot to take a picture of that though.

my first plate got dimsum and soup. dimsum was so so so...not even at par with the ones i had at le meridien. liked the soup though you can choose veggies and seafoods and other stuff, a choice of broth and can opt to have noodles as well. had a tom yum broth. i liked it.

my so called continental plate...maybe it's pinoy-american plate hehe. had tapa which was nice, longganisa and sausage were ok, bacon was crispy and my traditional pepper-mushroom-cheese omelette (i always get this at hotel breakfasts) a croissant which was not flaky at all and some veggie sticks.

was craving for nuts, cheese and grapes but there were no grapes i had to settle for a pancake instead hehe. loved the pecans i only liked one of the cheeses here and i forgot which one i think it was the second one from the left...creamy and sharp and doesn't have that bitter taste. as for the pancakes...it's like pillsbury and i hate pillsbury...it has this crumbly texture aargh! i'd rather have mcdo or jollibee pancakes anytime.

vanilla yogurt with peaches and pecans which was mostly consumed by my mom...she can't whip herself up with a nice bowl of yogurt ;).

fruit platter nicely made by one the wait staff for my mom, isn't my mom a darling? hehehe naah the wait staff asked her if she wanted anything so she requested for fruit platters (yes with an s, for my mom and tita) and they happily brought two of these at our table.

for a free breakfast spread at a hotel, this was definitely a good bonus. wide array of cuisines, they even had indian and italian which i didn't try. i liked the unique items like several selection of cheeses and nuts or maybe because i was just craving for them and freshly made yogurt. but if i had to cough out more than a thousand to get this breakfast, i'd rather not. the food wasn't superb. you expect hotel grade quality in the breads, breakfast items like the pancakes and even the dimsum was lousy. it wasn't as extraordinary as i thought it would be. maybe i'd have to try lunch or dinner to see how it really fares against the other buffets in town.

p.s. our room was great though, had hermes for toiletries and a huge lcd tv. loved it!

sofitel hotel
ccp complex, manila

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