French Week 2019: Live The French Way in Sofitel

Sofitel Manila celebrates 55 years in the Philippines! This 2019, Sofitel launches its new campaign “Live the French Way” to welcome a new spirit of French Luxury! Take an exclusive gastronomic tour with Sofitel’s signature French heritage this July 8 to 14, 2019 as the renowned hotel follows the wine route, serving French cuisine (Spiral Buffet by Chef Julien Cossé), cocktails and pastries (Le Bar) to highlight each region. There will also be special events on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Spiral French Buffet

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 573 5555 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

La Route Des Vins (The Wine Route) at Spiral

Lunch: PHP 2,750 nett
Dinner: PHP 3,200 nett

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Chef Julien Cossé

MONDAY, JULY 8TH: LOIRE VALLEY         

  • HOT DISHES
    • Poached fish with white butter sauce and broccoli
    • Potée sarthoise
    • Pork filet mignon with brie sauce
    • Galipettes (stuffed mushrooms with escargots)
  • COLD DISHES           
    • Vegetables and fresh goat cheese terrine
    • Pâté Berrichon
  • DESSERT
    • Gâteau nantais

TUESDAY, JULY 9TH: BORDEAUX

  • HOT DISHES
    • Beef medaillon with bordelaise sauce
    • Matelote d’anguilles au Bordeaux (fresh eel stew in wine sauce)
    • Roasted duck breast with bigarade sauce
    • Duck confit
  • COLD DISHES
    • Salade Périgourdine
    • Chicken liver mousse on toast
  • DESSERT
    • Cannelés de Bordeaux
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Roasted duck breast with bigarade sauce

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10TH: PROVENCE

  • HOT DISHES
    • Bouillabaisse
    • Beef Daube Provençal
    • Pistou soup
    • Shrimps flambé with Pernod
  • COLD DISHES
    • Salade niçoise
    • Anchoyade
  • DESSERT
    • Roasted peaches with thyme and lemon

THURSDAY, JULY 11TH: RHONE / BOURGOGNE

  • HOT DISHES
    • Beef bourguignon
    • Escargot bourguignon with fresh thyme
    • Gratinée Lyonnaise (French onion soup)
    • Fish quenelles
  • COLD DISHES
    • Saucisson de Lyon
    • Cervelas salad
  • DESSERT
    • Pets-de-nonne
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Pets-de-nonne

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH: ALSACE

  • HOT DISHES
    • Choucroute garnie (sauerkraut)
    • Baeckeoffe
    • Flammkuchen
    • Fish with Riesling sauce
  • COLD DISHES
    • Alsatian salad
    • Potatoes a L’alsacienne
  • DESSERT
    • Foret noire (black forest cake)

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH AND SUNDAY, JULY 14TH: MEDLEY

  • HOT DISHES
    • Poached fish with white butter sauce and broccoli
    • Beef medallion with bordelaise sauce
    • Bouillabaisse
    • Beef bourguignon
    • Flammkuchen
  • COLD DISHES
    • Vegetables and fresh goat cheese terrine
    • Chicken liver mousse on toast
    • Salade niçoise
    • Potatoes a L’alsacienne
    • Cervelas salad
  • DESSERT      
    • Gâteau nantais
    • Cannelés de Bordeaux
    • Roasted peaches with thyme and lemon
    • Pets-de-nonne
    • Foret noire (black forest cake)
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Gâteau nantais

French Cocktails at Le Bar

Priced at PHP 500 nett each, Le Bar’s cocktail drinks feature French wines and liqueur:
Blenheim – Champagne and peppercorn syrup.
All Grapes – Ciroc vodka and white grapes.
French Kiss – Vodka and raspberry liqueur.
Bastille – Gin, Cointreau and pineapple juice.

Schedule of Events

July 10
6 PM onwards: 5-Course Champagne Dinner by Nicolas Feuillatte (PHP 4,000 nett)
*Silent auction of fine art from the personal collection of Manila’s art connoisseurs.

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Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve, Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes dOr, Nicolas Feuillatte Demi Sec, and Nicolas Feuillatte Blanc de Blanc
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Nicolas Feuillatte Champange Dinner

July 13
3 PM to 5 PM: High Tea (PHP 1,100 nett with Sparkling Wine/ PHP 900 without)
*Complimentary self-portrait session by a caricature artist while enjoying a special French High Tea Buffet on July 13.

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Afternoon High Tea

July 14
12 PM to 3 PM: Sunday Brunch
4:30 PM: Cheese Class with Eric Norbert (PHP 1,500 nett)

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Sofitel Assorted Cheese Platter

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