Celebrate the Man of the House at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila This Father’s Day - Lifestyle Asia

Following their tradition of creating bespoke culinary experiences to the Philippine market, French luxury hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila has special treats lined up for dad this coming Father’s Day Weekend. Their famous Spiral buffet is offering a Father’s Day Weekend Brunch promo, while other signature outlets are joining in on the fun as well. Scroll down to see what they have in store for you and the family this weekend!

Chef Masaaki Ishigawa Japanese Master Chef will be serving his Beef Flavored Chicken Karaage Japanese Style Fried Chicken using beer batter.
Chef Masaaki Ishigawa Japanese Master Chef will be serving his Beef Flavored Chicken Karaage Japanese Style Fried Chicken using beer batter.
Chef Halim Ali khan Indian Master Chief serves his Roast Lamb dish
Chef Halim Ali khan
Indian Master Chief serves his Roast Lamb dish

Spiral’s Father’s Day Weekend Brunch (June 15-17, 2018)

Master Chefs at Spiral are changing it up this weekend, creating a menu tailor-made for dad’s palette. This they will do by asking their roster of master chefs to create and share their dad’s favorite dishes. Japanese Master Chef Masaaki Ishigawa will be creating a savory beer flavored crispy chicken karaage. Marinated in salt, pepper, rice wine and soy sauce, it will be paired with a tall glass of ice-cold beer. Meanwhile, Chef Dennis Macaranas, the hotel’s in-house Thai master artisan will be putting his own spin on a Bangkok-style beef tenderloin. Bistek (beef steak) is his father’s favorite food, whenever they’d share a drink together. He adds 5 aromatic Thai spices, resulting to a flavorful and tangy finished product.

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Sushi Canape
Sushi Canape


Over at the Indian atelier, Chef Halim Ali Khan will be cooking his Sikandari Raan (or Roast Lamb) served with the crowd favorite Biryani Rice. Historically served during Eid al Adha, the chef says his father taught him how to cook the lamb leg in his youth. It is marinated overnight in over 10 to 12 Indian spices, before slow-cooked a day before it is baked. The result: a tasty, tender lamb did that Pop’s will love. In additional, the Biryani rice has been cooked in the remaining stock from the lamb!

The Dragon Ball Lettuce of Chinese Master Chef Michael Tai is ideal for children accompanying dad to the buffet. The seafood balls wrapped in lettuce is a new culinary experience for kids. Chef Tai explains that his father disguised vegetables through this dish when he was a kid so that he could enjoy it. Now he’d like to share this with younglings and their dads this year at Sofitel. For a richer experience, make your way to Chef Julien Cossé’s French atelier and try his Steak a Cheval. Chef Julien remembers his father truly enjoying the protein-rich steak dish when returning home from a tiring day in the newspaper industry.

Sinuglaw - The combination of the two is what is called Sinuglaw (from the Filipino words Sinuglaw and Kinilaw) One part of the fish is grilled and another part is like sushi and is eaten fresh.
Sinuglaw – The combination of the two is what is called Sinuglaw (from the Filipino words Sinuglaw and Kinilaw). One part of the fish is grilled and another part is like sushi and is eaten fresh.
Steak á Cheval - A beef steak topped with a fried egg.
Steak á Cheval – A beef steak topped with a fried egg.


Chef Lorvin Gesite, the Korean Culinary Artisan Chef, is showcasing his Bossam, a colorful dish of boiled Korean pork belly to be paired with some Soju rice wine. Sinuglaw, a Filipino version of Ceviche with a twist, will be the special menu item by Filipino Master Chef Bryan Ortigosa. His father used to take him to the wet market as a kid, and together they would buy fish to enjoy together, one part grilled and one part fresh and raw, eaten like sushi. He now dubs the dish as Sinuglaw, a combination of the Filipino words Sinugba (grilled) and Kinilaw (eaten raw).

Father’s Day will never be complete without a selection of Sofitel’s delicious confections. Pastry Chef Rolando Macantagay whips ups his decadent Chocolate Mudslide Cake infused with Bourbon, as a special treat for dad. In additional, those celebrating dad this weekend will receive gifts from Uniqlo. The best-dressed fathers will receive a prize from Peter Thomas Roth, Jack Nicklaus, Champion, and Saville Row on Father’s Day Brunch on June 17, 2019. One lucky Spiral father will also have the chance to win an American Tourister luggage and voucher for a weekend drive with the MINI One of MINI Countryman.

Chocolate Cigar with Kahlua
Chocolate Cigar with Kahlua
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake


Spiral’s Father’s Day Specials are available at the following rates:

June 15, 2018 – lunch at Php2,750 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person

June 16, 2018 – lunch at Php3,450 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person

June 17, 2018 – lunch at Php4,655 per person and dinner at Php3,550 per person All rates are inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email [email protected].

SEE OTHER SOFITEL ACTIVITIES FOR FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND:

Father’s Day Brews and Barbecue at the Sunset Bar

Enjoy a wide selection of grilled specialties and free-flowing beer, wine and cocktails with live musical entertainment. Set amidst Sunset Bar’s magnifique  verdant  landscapes, Brews  and  Barbecue  s available on the 15th and 16th of June 2018 at Php2,540 per person. Rates are exclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge.

Father’s Day Steaks Sampler at Le Bar

Le Bar presents a mouthwatering culinary special for the Man of the House’s hearty appetite this Father’s Day. Featuring premium cuts of rib eye, tenderloin and sirloin paired with Dad’s choice of sauce and sides, show dad he’s number one in a cozy family gathering brought to you by Le Bar. Rate is set at Php2,500 per platter, inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge.

Father’s Day Special by Le Spa (June 1 – 30, 2018)

Spoil dad with an indulgent spa experience featuring a relaxing massage and foot reflexology treatment. Give him the pampering he deserves with Le Spa’s Father’s Day Special package including the Sports Recovery Massage, Foot Reflex, Express Manicure and Pedicure and Cookies with Coffee or Tea. Package rate is set at Php4,000 (valued at Php6,200). Price includes applicable government taxes and service charge. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (02) 551 5555 loc. 1588 or email H6308- [email protected]

Father’s Day Gift from Ventura Aesthetic Lifestyle (June 4-17, 2018)

Dads are in for a treat as Vietura offers a free session of Oxygen Infusion Facial for fathers on their special day. Oxygen Infusion Facial is a revitalizing treatment that makes skin firmer and brighter using minerals, vitamins and bursts of pure oxygen available at Php7,000 per session inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge. Book an appointment at Vietura at +63 (02) 551 5555 local 5000 to avail of this promo.

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