Friday, October 9, 2009


Lavish in a kaleidoscopic buffet without breaking the bank, avail of the PhP 888. net for lunch/dinner buffet at the Riviera Café. Tag along your family and friends and say hello to the M.V.B. in town – Most Valuable Buffet – for the lowest cost and most number of choices, relish the world’s plate in one place during the Filipino Food Promo and International buffet spread, for the first and second half of October, respectively. 

Savor the diverse flavors of the Philippine Islands particularly the Bicol and Quezon province amidst the Eastern and Western fare from Oct. 1 until the 15th of October, 2009. Get primed up for an authentic Filipino feast meticulously slow-cooked by the Hotel’s kitchen team who had made waves in the various Filipino Food Promos at the Heritage Hotel’s Sister properties across Southeast Asia namely the Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta, Indonesia and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore.

Sous Chef Domeng Madridano and Sous Chef Roger Armas who have both successfully led Filipino Food Promos abroad, pays homage to their culinary heritage as incarnated in their oh-so-heavenly renditions of Bicol and Quezon Province Regional Specialties paraded in the midst of regular carvings of Roast Rib Eye, Baked Salmon in Salt Crust, Roast Lamb Leg, Rotisserie Chicken or Roast Tanguige or Crispy Pata.

Tantalize your palate to Bicol’s pride: Bicol’s Gourmet Seaweed Salad (Southern Luzon) in Cane Vinegar & Calamsi; Chopped Shrimps with Grated Young Coconut and Wrapped in Banana Leaf & Simmered in Coconut Milk; Fresh Heart of Palm Spring Rolls, Bicol-style Chicken Adobo with Coconut Milk and the Original rendition of Bicol Express –Anchovies w/ Dried Taro Leaves & Chili Braised in Coconut Milk.  For the adventurous, the exotic taste of  Stewed Stingray in Coconut Milk, Ginger & Malunggay Leaves; Goat Meat Stew w/ Ginger, Tomato Sauce, Peanut Paste,  Garbanzos and Chili makes up for a gastronomic roller-coater ride.

Revel in the colorful and mirthful flavors of the Pahiyas festivities reflected in the Quezon Province’s spellbinding culinary gems: Pancit Habhab, the Quezon native handmade noodles w/ crab meat & vegetables; Morcon – Beef Rolade w/ Sausage, Liver & Cheese; Grilled Squid stuffed with tomato & onion; Braised Ox Toungue in Tomato Sauce; Salpicadong Lomo – stir fried beef tenderloin w/ Asparagus, Green Bell Pepper & Onion; Bulanglang - Braised Mixed Vegetable Quezon province-style –  round eggplant, native bitter gourd, malunggay, spinach & squash flower in fish paste and; Shrimp  Salpicao w/ Lambanog (Coconut Wine).

From October 16 to 31, 2009, linger in Executive Chef Alvin Ng’s international gourmet specialties and mouth-watering entrées such as Ballontine of Chicken with Prawn Mousse, Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Onion Marmalade and Red Wine Reduction, Salmon Paupiette with Julienne Vegetable, Poached Red Snapper with Cream Ginger Sauce, Braised Supreme Chicken Florentine, Stewed Beef with Dakon, Aloo' Gobi (Cauliflower & Potatoes), Baked Chicken Breast Francaise and Grilled Dori with Fruit Salsa.

The Riviera Café also highlights the Shabu-shabu nook and noodle/pasta station with fresh ingredients at the main kitchen theatre. Stopover at the Japanese station and linger in the refinement and exquisite preparations of fresh salmon & tuna sushi, California maki, salmon roe maki, kani salad and other culinary wonders.  Relish something fresh and right at the Riviera Café’s interactive grill station. Allow our chefs to indulge you with any of your choice ingredients such as fresh mussels, oysters, lobsters, beef steak, lamb and other meats, perfectly grilled as you desire.

Balance your dining pleasure with a healthy dose of colors from the salad and fresh fruit bar and as fitting endnote to your gastronomic expedition, sink your teeth into low-calorie desserts such as green tea pana cotta, lite tangerine cheesecake and fresh fruit salad alongside other sweet treats.

Recessionistas never go out of style at the Riviera Café’s sensational buffet spread. For inquiries and dining reservations, call The Heritage Hotel Manila at 854-8888 or e-mail The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

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