Bonjour! Mabuhay! ^_^ I have to say that the Spiral Buffet, with its 21 Dining Ateliers, is my favorite buffet place ever in Manila! I’m sure moms like me would welcome a treat on our special day at Spiral of Sofitel Manila. Happy Mother’s Day to me! *Ahem! ^_^ Anyhow, during the April 15 press preview, Sofitel Philippine Plaza unveiled of what is to come to the upcoming Mother’s Day Celebration. For this year, Sofitel Manila pays tribute to Moms this Mother’s Day happening May 12, 2013, with a fabulous fashion show featuring top celebrity mothers as well as Spiral’s Master Chefs paying homage to their mother’s cooking. The Chefs will be featuring their personal favorites of their mother’s signature dishes. Although, I sadly missed this grand launch, I look forward to my next grand gastronomic feasting at Spiral very soon. Anyhow, I’m delighted to share the event’s details.
|The newly appointed General Manager Adam Laker with wife Belinda and son Miller.|
Executive Chef Eric Costille is presenting his Mom Claudine’s best dish a fusion of French and Italian cooking.
|Chef Eric Costille ‘s Gratiated Paremesan Polenta|
|Chef Anne Cecile Degenne’s Paella|
|Chef Tweet Obsequio, Jasmine Praline.|
There’s more, Executive Chinese Chef Mok Chee Wah will showcase his mother’s signature dish “slow cooked chicken with Chinese herbs wrapped in lotus leaf”. While Indian Chef Halim Ali Khan will present his childhood’s favourite dish, “Egg Biryani”. Japanese Chef Hiroaki Yamaguchi will showcase “Nikujaga”, a Japanese beef stew considered by the Japanese as comfort food. Goat Caldereta is what Chef de Partie and Filipino Chef Jojo Babierra recalls as one of the signature dishes that is passed to him by her mother, Consuelo. Hungry yet? I’m starving! I can’t wait! ^_^ Bon Appétit!
The special fashion show will feature the summer holiday collections of Pia Gladys Perey fresh from the L.A. Fashion week, and international Formula racer driver and designer Mark Bumgarner. Here’s a preview of the upcoming fashion show.
|Belinda Laker with son Miller in Pia Gladys Perey|
|Genille Velasquez, Fashion designer Pia Gladys Perey, Belinda Laker, Sports Newscaster Patricia Bermudez – Hizon|
|Formula One Race Car Driver and Fashion Designer Mark Bumgarner, Model and Former Beauty Queen Maggie Wilson – Consunji and son Connor, Actress Maricar De Mesa, Model and Journalist Georgia Schulze – del Rosario|
Mark Bumgarner, born and raised in the Philippines, started making a name for himself as a professional racer in the local and international scene by winning titles and trophies. A transition started, from racetrack to the runway, when he was given the opportunity to style for a major Philippine denim brand show. And with the continuous exposure from the newfound creative culture, Mark then explored the possibility of starting his own line. Three successful capsule collection showings followed.
Mark Bumgarner’s Homage to Mom Holiday-Summer collection is designed for Modern moms and women who are fearless and elegant featuring sporty , flowy fabrics gold,silver, black and white.
The special fashion show on Mother’s Day will highlight celebrity mother – daughters and sons namely, actress Rhian Ramos and Mom Lay Ramos, Tacloban councillor Cristina Gonzales – Romualdez, actress Giselle Toengi – Walters and daughter Sakura, model and beauty queen Maggie Wilson – Consunji, model and journalist Georgia Schulze Del Rosario and daughters, actress Gwen Zamora and Mom Therese Agnese, beauty queen Patty Betita and son Emilio Ejercito, Patricia Bermudez – Hizon.
The show is presented by Shu Uemura and Kiehls. Moms can have chance to win gifts from Lancôme, Shu Uemura, Kiehl’s, Swarovski perfume, CMG, Maidenform and Tefal.
The Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12., 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm is at Php3,250++ for adults including free flowing champagne and mojitos (12:00 noon – 2:00pm) and for children 5 years old to 11 years old at Php 1,600++, kids 4 years and below free.
For reservations, please log on to http://www.sofitelmanila.com/en/spiral.html
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