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Buffet like no other

Restaurant manager Tanguy Gras oversees the dishes at an atelier

Spiral, a concept restaurant with 452 indoor and outdoor seating capacity, aims to “bring the authenticity and warmth of the traditional French markets and Asian hawker stalls into a five-star hotel setting.” The dishes are prepared by 60-80 chefs. The result is an astonishing mix of world cuisines a diner would run out of breath just to navigate.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Pinoy music’s bright young voices shine at 12 Monkeys

SERVERS prepare to uncover one
dish of the six-course charity
dinner at Sofitel.

It’s hard to get a table if you’re a walk-in customer at 12 Monkeys, the hot new club on the fifth floor of Century City Mall in Makati. Even on weekdays the place is packed with fans of some of the best contemporary music artists who play there nightly.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Blue Rats now at Strumm’s; Boyz II Men back at Big Dome


Fans of the Blue Rats, formerly a regular live act at Martinis Bar in Mandarin Oriental Manila, are glad to know that their favorite blues band now plays every Wednesday at Strumm’s (110 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati; tel. 8954636).

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sofitel reopens grand ballroom

THE GRAND Plaza Ballroom’s new look

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila reopens its grand ballroom this September.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tour de France–the culinary kind–at Sofitel

TROPEZIENNE Tart from Nice

It was a Tour de France but the bicycles roaming about were not in competitive mode because the riders were merely showing off the products offered. And the route was only within Sofitel’s Spiral.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »