Tour de France at Spiral

When in Manila, I always like to stay at nice hotels. I just love hotels especially those posh, elegant and with an array of delicious food at the buffet.. It’s July 2 and Pasig day, my kid Andria doesn’t have class and perfect for a day of buffet lunch at Sofitel. Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 130 addresses, in more than 50 countries. Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, Fiji Islands or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.



Tour de France

At the Spiral, Andria and I met with fellow writers from the city. There, an exciting array of specialties was prepared under the creative hands of Sofitel’s Regional Chef for Asia Pacific and Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Executive Chef, Eric Costille. Sofitel prepares different French specialties each week to experience the different regions with Tour de France at Spiral. Tour de France is the most famous and historical cycling competition in the world. I am excited because it’s my first time at Spiral.


French Chefs Cecile and Eric - low res

 French Chefs; Cecile and Eric



Bridgette Bardot

 Sofitel is celebrating July as French month. They pay tribute to the best of the best from France and one of them is Brigitte Bardot. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and ’60s. Starting in 1969, Bardot’s features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France. Andria and me received a magazine from Sofitel featuring a young Bridgitte at the height of her popularity. A very nice souvenir and just right to know her more under Sofitel, a stature of beauty and class.

“Andria was so thrilled and enjoyed the different delicious food from the buffet. Sofitels array of food is huge and when you’re there, you don’t know where to start. It’s food porn and gastronomic ride. The lunch at Spiral, we both will never forget and planning to have the membership, it’s not only affordable but worth every cents. Sofitel is the only 5 star hotel in the Philippines.”

Pan-fried scallop with leek Mussel Mariniere

Pan- fried scallop with leek mussel mariniere

Spiral Menu according to regions and dates to be served.


Nice, 1- 7th July

Périgord, 8th- 14th July

Brittany, 15th – 21st July

Savoy, 22th – 28th July



Nice – July 1st ~ 7th

Nicoise salad

Onion pissaladiere

Chick pea socca

Stuffed vegetable

Pistou vegetable soup

Vegetable “Tian”

Cod fish aioli

Nice style tripe stew

Tropezienne tart


Savory buckwheat crepe

 Savory buckwheat crepe


Périgord – July 8th – 14th

Perigord salad

Baked egg perigourdine

Garbure soup

Duck confit cassoulet

Pan-fried duck magret with apples

Salardais style potato with truffle

Sautéed porcini with truffle

Pan-fried beef Bordelaise

Dacquoise cake


Lamb chops with roasted eggplant

 Lamb chops with roasted eggplant




Brittany – July 15th – 21th

Artichoke and green bean salad

Savory buckwheat crepe

Pan-fried scallop with leek

Lobster bisque soup

Mussel mariniere

Baked whole fish sea salt crust

Seafood gratin with Muscadet wine

Pan-fried salmon, spinach beurre blanc

Breton butter cake


Savoy- July 22th – 28th

Red cabbage and apple salad

Peasant lentil soup

Snails red wine sauce

Quiche Lorraine

Savoyard pork and vegetable stew

Mushroom cream chicken fricassee

Potato reblochon cheese gratin

Garden vegetable fricassee

Cherry clafoutis tart



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 Tour de France at Spiral


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