NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF, WEEKEND BUFFETS, AND A 2-DAY SEAFOOD BUFFET AT BELMONT HOTEL MANILA
MANILA, April 11, 2022. Belmont Hotel Manila’s all-day dining restaurant, Café Belmont, is teeming with new food and beverage offerings and at the helm is newly appointed Executive Chef, Francis Tugnao.
Chef Francis recently joined Belmont Hotel Manila to assume the key role of Executive Chef. He brings with him 25 years of extensive experience in the culinary industry. His kitchen journey began in Singapore where he started as a Trainee Chef. And from there, he steadily rose through the ranks and took on different roles that led him to work in hotels and resorts here and abroad. His impressive career includes working with top international brands such as Raffles, Mandarin Oriental, and Hyatt, just to name a few. One of his notable local assignments was his work with a renowned holistic medical wellness resort, wherein he revamped and launched a healthy menu that could cater to the needs of the guests and the property’s brand promise.
Throughout his career, he was exposed to different cuisines and was mentored by chefs hailing from other countries. But, the best cooking for him is still his mom’s. A true blue Ilocana, his Mom ignited his love for food. When asked about his cuisine of expertise, he names Western cuisine as part of his blood, but he expressed his love for Asian food as well. He cites not only Filipino, but also Singaporean, Malaysian, Indian, and Thai food as his favorites.
Quality has driven weekend buffets
With Chef Francis leading Belmont Hotel Manila’s kitchen operations, fresh dining options have been abounding at its all-day dining restaurant, Café Belmont. First off is its Weekend Breakfast Buffet. Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 AM to 10 AM, the hotel has been offering a hearty breakfast spread that is available for check-in and walk-in guests. Chef Francis and his team offer the most sought-after local and international breakfast staples like sausages, waffles, pancakes, dimsums, taho, noodles, and more for only Php 800/person. Meanwhile, on Sundays, tables are being booked by guests who have been enthusiastic about trying Café Belmont’sSunday Brunch Buffet. Chef Francis boasts of a quality-driven buffet that consists of dishes and live cooking stations that heavily complement each other. For Php 1,500/person and from 11:30 AM to 3 PM guests can enjoy a smorgasbord of assorted sushi and maki, tempura, Mongolian, dimsums, a carving station for US Prime Rib and LechonKawali, and a Dessert Station with assorted pastries, sorbetes, and fresh crepes just to name a few. The main highlight of this brunch is the Filipino hot dishes from Chef Francis himself. The best sellers have been the Laing Espesyal, Blue Marlin with Pomelo, Beef Mechado, and Pata Tim. Advance reservation is highly suggested.
YamanDagat, Bounty of The Sea
2-Day Seafood Brunch Buffet this Holy Week
This Holy Week, Chef Francis and his team are keeping their kitchen open to serve a 2-day seafood brunch buffet dubbed ‘YamanDagat’, Bounty of the Sea. This limited-time-only food affair will be available on April 14 and 15 from 11:30 am to 3 pm for Php 2,800 per person. Mouthwatering and eat-all-you-can fresh seafood such as prawns, sand crabs, sea urchins, New Zealend mussels, and Aklan Oysters are all on the menu. These, along with sushis, makis, salad, soup, hot seafood entrees, cheese, and dessert stations will be on offer.
For restaurant bookings, please call 5318 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Café Belmont is open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM for ala carte dining. For more information, please follow Belmont Hotel Manila in Facebook @belmonthotelmanila or visit their website at www.belmontmanila.com.