The idea of signing up for a buffet still excites me, particularly when I know there’s a cheese station, but there’s a part of me that also stresses out. There’s just too much decision-making involved: Do I want to reserve my gastrointestinal estate for steak or rack of lamb? Would I prefer the aglio olio or the freshly made ravioli? In terms of calories, what’s more worth it—the ice cream or those mini cakes that somehow taste the same in every buffet I’ve been to, yet I still want five of them, regardless?
And frankly, Valentine’s Day is stressful enough with all the anxious excitement and anticipation surrounding the holiday that the sight of an expansive buffet may either give you butterflies in your stomach…or indigestion.
For the holidays, Makati Diamond Residences features a streamlined approach to buffet dining by offering only the things you actually want to eat at Alfred’s, their 24-hour restaurant. For the proteins, take your pick from the cochinillo, US Angus rib-eye steak, steamed sea bass, grilled prawns, or the rack of lamb.
For carbs, there’s the uni pasta, foie gras ravioli, and pinakbet rice with crispy bagnet. And forget an entire cheese station—there’s raclette! When it comes to dessert, instead of the mediocre mini cakes, they’ve got a small menu where you can order items like the limoncello tiramisu and the rhubarb crumble with homemade vanilla ice cream.
To make the deal even sweeter, there’s unlimited champagne from brands like Jean Vesselle and Delamotte, and the tapas, which include a wide variety of Jamon Iberico. And if you want to make things even more romantic, you can book one of their 222 studio rooms, 191 suits, or five lofts, all of which offer spectacular views of the Makati skyline.
Alfred’s Weekend Champagne Brunch has a holiday special this weekend and on March 26 to 27 for just P2,000 per person. Planning to skip the V-Day hustle? The promo is available every weekend until March 20 for just P1,000 person, and on weekdays for P850 per person.
Alfred’s at Makati Diamond Residences. 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. Reservation is strictly required. Call (0917) 636-4875 for inquiries. For more information, visit www.makatidiamond.com.
Photos courtesy of Makati Diamond Residences