Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Loire Valley Wine-Pairing Buffet at Spiral Manila



The most sumptuous hotel buffet and the biggest array in Asia is found in the Philippines.  Top that with the finest wines to pair each dish, and you've got the most amazing dining experience.  Spiral's La Veranda is located at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, a luxury five-star hotel by the spectacular Manila Bay. French based Sofitel, in partnership with Le Cellier French Wine Selection, recently held a wine-pairing dinner, featuring wines from the vineyards of Fournier Pere et Fils from the Loire Valley in France.  Guest of honor was Monsieur Claude Fournier, who graced the occasion, bringing with him wines directly from his family-owned vineyards.

SOFITEL'S FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER MR. DAMIEN MARCHENAY,  FOURNIER PER ET FILS MR. CLAUDE FOURNIER AND LE CELLIER FRENCH WINE SELECTION, CEO MR. BERNARD FLOUR.

Loire Valley is about 2 hours drive from Paris, and is known for its castles, wines and fruit orchards.  In 2000, UNESCO added it among the World Heritage Sites, based on its Middle Palaeolithic Ages architecture still standing, and its historical towns.  There is an abundance of fortification of chateaux or castles, with over three hundred of them spanning the region.  Most notable are the castles of Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceau.

GUEST OF HONOR, MR. CLAUDE FOURNIER AND MR. BERNARD FLOUR, ENJOY DINING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS.
BESIDE ME IS LE CELLIER'S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MADAME JORINDA FLOUR (2ND FROM RIGHT) ENTERTAINING GUESTS.

Mr. Bernard Flour of Le Cellier is honored to have partnered with Mr. Claude Fournier, giving the Filipinos and food lovers alike to have a chance to taste fine wines and enjoy it more when paired with the right dishes.

Spiral is open daily for lunch and dinner, and serves 9 different wines from the Loire Valley, 4 white and 5 red wines. Each bottle was showcased during the wine pairing dinner.  At the buffet tables, the wine is displayed beside each kind of food that best pairs it with.

Truly the ultimate feast!  Do not forget to order the right wine when dining at Spiral.

WINE:  SANCERRE BLANCE - LE BELLES VIGNES, FOURNIER PERE ET FILS, 2011.
BEST PAIRED WITH: SALAD AND APPETIZER, L'ESCALLIER -  SEAFOOD ON ICE, SUSHI AND SASHIMI

WINE:  ANJOU, DOMAINE DES FORGES 20110
BEST PAIRED WITH: PEKING DUCK OVEN - ROASTED DUCK

WINE: ANJOU, DOMAINE DES FORGES 2010
BEST PAIRED WITH: HOT JAPANES - BEEF RIB EYE ANGUS TEPPANYAKI

WINE: SANCERRE ROUGE - LES BELLES VIGNES, FOURNIER PER ET FILS 2005
BEST TO PAIR WITH: L'EPICERIE - SELECTION OF CHEESES AND COLD CUTS

WINE: COTEAUX DU LAYON, LES TERRIADES 2008
BEST TO PAIR WITH: LA PATISSERIE - PANACOTTA, PUTO BUMBONG, BIBINGKA

The photos are but a few of the wines and dishes to experience at Spiral.  Discover the rest of them on your gastronomic visit. Indulge!

SPIRAL MANILA
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Roxas Blvd, Pasay City Philippines 1300
For inquiries and reservation, please call: +632 8326988, and +632 5515555 ext. 6988
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LE CELLIER FRENCH WINE STORE
Unit 201 Sunette Tower, Durban Street
Makati City, Philippines
For wine order, please call: +632 8971840
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