Sunday Brunch at Crimson Hotel’s Café 8: A Festive Family Affair
Sunday is a fun family day at Crimson Hotel Alabang, with its lineup gustatory delights for all ages. The brunch buffet spread at Café 8 offers fine dining finds such as the freshest seafood and finest meats fit for discriminating tastes.
The latest additions to the brunch set include imported cold cuts of salami from Italy, Serrano ham from Spain, and Saucisson sausages from France from suppliers that are handpicked by Executive Chef Martin Bower.
The cheese station is an appetizing array of dairy delights featuring 12 kinds of imported soft and hard cheeses like Reblochon Lait Cru, Brillat Savarin Mons, Pont L’Eveque, Valencay, Brie Boîte Blue and more.
The British chef has trained in classical French cuisine at the Stratford College and under the tutelage of renowned chefs such as Chef Michael Quinn at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford. He has been influenced by the fusion food culture of Melbourne in Australia and Phuket in Asia, where he has worked with chefs from all over the world. Now in charge of the bustling kitchens of Crimson Hotel Alabang, the chef aims to make it the premiere fine dining destination in the South.
Other brunch buffet items introduced by Chef Bower are a dimsum station, a Wagyu Beef Rump carving station, choices of cured fish and terrines. Those looking for healthier options can delight in the selection of fresh greens and light appetizers at the salad bar. Healthy juices at the beverage bar feature refreshing drinks that are nutrient-packed from a juicer machine with select fresh vegetables and fruits.
Children are given special treatment at the Sunday buffet with a cool selection of kiddie treats that are designed to tickle their palates. Familiar food items such as chicken nuggets are given a healthier twist, as the chefs prepare these from scratch using only natural and preservative-free ingredients.
The dessert station is fun for both the young and young-at-heart, as it is loaded with sweet treats such as the traditional leche flan and an assortment of petits fours and other delicious pastries. There is a kiddie candy bar, along with an ice cream and crepe station, and ingredients for a personalized halo-halo concoction.
Weekends at café 8 are definitely made for family bonding over fun and good food. To make the Sunday get-togethers more memorable for the little ones, there are kid-friendly film showings and a fun mini-playground for the children to enjoy their carefree weekend escapades.
The brunch buffet is an affordable way to enjoy leisurely bonding sessions at Php1,600 per head including bottomless juices plus Php500 for bottomless local beers, house wine and mimosas. What’s more availing dinners has free access at the hotel swimming pool. For more information and reservations at the Café 8, visit crimsonhotel.com/manila or contact Crimson Hotel Alabang at 863 2222.