Sofitel Spiral Celebrates French Wine Week 2013

Journey with Spiral, the best buffet in Manila, in this year's celebration of the French Wine Week at Sofitel Philippine Plaza!

French wines deserve a higher level of admiration and respect from great connoisseurs to the occasional sippers worldwide as France sets the benchmark for excellent wine quality and style. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila brings you the finest wines from North to South of France through bespoke events that exhibit true passion for gastronomy and wine. At Spiral, the best buffet in Manila and Sofitel's flagship restaurant, delve into the heart of French wine culture and discover the rich history of renowned vineyards and wineries as an exclusive dinner featuring hand-picked wines from the famed French châteaux, private tasting and appreciation classes are slated in September.

An evening of gastronomy and fine wine awaits gourmets and gourmands at La Veranda on 7th of September at 7pm. Explore wines from the famous French châteaux as Didier Cuvellier, the owner of Châteaux Leoville Poyferre and Moulin Riche, is flying in from France to introduce his premium selection of fine wines. A sumptuous 5-course menu is prepared exclusively for this event by Eric Costille, Sofitel's Regional Executive Chef for Asia Pacific and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Executive Chef. Rate is set at PHP 5,888 nett per person. Limited seats are available.

Discover the pleasure of drinking good wine with Sofitel Manila's French Wine Appreciation Classes. Put together your own exclusive group and enjoy intimate wine and cheese pairing sessions at La Veranda with tutored wine tasting to be conducted by French sommelier, Sofitel Philippine Plaza's Food and Beverage Director Damien Marchenay and Bernard Flour, Managing Director of Le Cellier. Wine appreciation classes are slated in September from the 23rd to the 26th at 3pm to 5:30pm. Rate is set at PHP 1,500 nett per person per session.

Stir your senses with Spiral's lavish offerings from its 21 dining ateliers and indulge in Sunday Brunch favorites such as fresh oysters, caviar, and free-flowing champagnes and wines. The most luxurious celebration of wine and gastronomy happening only on September 29, the Bordeaux-Saints Sunday Brunch tops up the metro's ultimate dining experience with a selection of premium French wines from the prestigious vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Saint-Estèphe, and highlights private tasting (3cl) of the legendary Château Leoville Poyferre, one of the most flamboyant vintage wines famed for richness, opulence and aromatic pleasures. Rate is set at PHP 3,350 +++ per person, PHP 2,750 +++ per person for non-alcoholic brunch and PHP 1,500 +++ for children 5 to 11 years old.

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