Tapas and bubbly on holiday weeknights—perfect for office parties | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Roasted US beef belly —PHOTOS BY RAOUL CHEE KEE
Jamon Serrano with melon wedges at Makati Diamond Residences


For those who still haven’t ironed out their holiday merrymaking plans, Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences is bringing back its popular Champagne & Tapas Buffet for two weeks only, Dec. 4-8 and Dec. 11-15.

The weeknight-only event from 6 to 9 p.m. will consist of heavy cocktails including Jamon Serrano, roasted US beef belly, salmon pasta and a selection of bite-size, open-face sandwiches. Toppings include sea bass purée, and chicken and barbecue sauce.

Not to be missed is the melted Swiss raclette served with cornichons, cocktail onions, boiled pearl potatoes and rye crisps.

To toast the closing year, guests can choose from bubbly Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve with its blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, or local beers, sodas and select cocktails like Italian Negroni or mojito, among others.

PR and marketing manager Stephanie Chanco said they were bringing back the Champagne & Tapas buffet to provide a venue for those who still haven’t reserved a place for their Christmas parties.

“We expect the two Fridays to be the first booked,” she said. Alfred, the hotel and serviced residence’s F&B outlet, can seat 70.


The Champagne & Tapas Buffet is priced at P1,800 per person. Call 3170999 loc. 114, or e-mail [email protected]


Roasted US beef belly —PHOTOS BY RAOUL CHEE KEE


Raclette served with cornichons, cocktail onions and rye crisps


Battered and fried veggies in paper cones