Spiral at Sofitel's treats for mom and dad

For as long as I can remember, Spiral at Sofitel has been The Place To Be for special celebrations. Their multi-station hotel buffet was one of the first to wow the discerning diners of Manila with the sheer selection of gourmet treats, and their Cheese Room is legendary among local gourmets. Through the years, they’ve managed to keep palates excited through new and creative menu additions. For the merry months of May and June, parents take center stage as Sofitel honors the men and women we owe our lives to. So save the date and treat them to a spectacular feast!

From May 12 to 14, Spiral will be adding more health-conscious options to the buffet menu as an homage to moms. At the press event, inspiring celebrity athletes Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz shared about how their moms ensured that they always eat healthy for a fighting fit bod. 

Gretchen Ho with her mom Annie

Gretchen Ho with her mom Annie

Gretchen, who was joined at the presscon by her mom Annie, shared that the secret to maintaining her energy level and enviable physique is with a high-protein, low-carb diet. She recalls how her mom used to keep the junk food in the house under lock and key! These days, the tables have turned with Gretchen being more strict about her diet and constantly reminding her mother to make better meal choices.

Braised chicken with black mushrooms

Braised chicken with black mushrooms

Spring chicken tagine

Spring chicken tagine

With her dietary preferences and her love for spicy food in mind, the chefs of Spiral presented Gretchen and her mom with the Avocado Prawn with Wasabi Delight Mayonnaise, Thai Chicken Green Curry, Braised Chicken with Black Mushrooms and Fresh Ginseng, and the Spring Chicken Tagine.

Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz

Olympian silver-medalist, Hidilyn started her love affair with weightlifting at just 11 years old. She prepared for the Rio Olympics by lifting twice her weight and cutting out sweets entirely up until the end of the event. The weightlifter’s diet is rich in protein, and fish is Hidilyn’s favorite. So for her, the Spiral chefs prepared a variety of fresh makis, a colorful salad (containing edible flowers, asparagus, quinoa, pomegranate, calamansi, and vinaigrette), Chicken Ginseng Soup for added energy, and Lapu-Lapu steamed in Brown Bean sauce.    

Makis of every type

Makis of every type

For dessert, the athletes can treat themselves to sweet but light creations like Mix Berry Panacotta and White Chocolate Green Tea Entrements. And for sugar-free options, there is the Banana Hazelnut Torte and Chocolate-and-Coffee Pot de Creme.

Chot Reyes

Chot Reyes

As a toast to dads, Sofitel will also be celebrating The Champ of the House from June 16 to 18. Similar to the Mother’s Day menu, Spiral’s Father’s Day offerings are equal parts scrumptious and nutritious. At the press event, TV5 CEO Coach Chot Reyes of Gilas was presented the filling, high-protein pair of Beef Chops Prime Ribs (Churrasco) and Scallops Herbs Piperade.

Aside from the delectable dishes especially curated for the occasion, moms and dads get the chance to win prizes from Sofitel’s brand partners like Zara, Estee Lauder, Savile Row, High Sierra, and American Tourister, to name a few. Vietura and Le Spa will also offer special promotions and packages for some much-deserved pampering for parents.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com

Buffet rates for May 13, Saturday: lunch at P3,450 nett for adults and at P1,720 nett per child; dinner is set at P3,550 nett for adults and P1,781nett per child.  

Buffet rates for May 14, Sunday: brunch is P4,655 nett for adults and P1,965 nett per child while dinner is set at P3,350 nett for adults and P1,781 nett per child. You can also enjoy live musical entertainment as featured performers serenade moms on their special day.