This month of July, Spiral Manila pays tribute to an conic cycling event race in the world, Tour de France. Now celebrating its 100th glorious year, experience the thrill and excitement of the race through a gastronomic ride of French culinary at Spiral.
Nice, 1- 7th July
On its first stop to its culinary adventure, Spiral takes you to the still blue waters, lovely seaside promenades and picturesque views of Nice. Being the second most visited French city after Paris, Nice doesn’t only offer its breath taking view of the Mediterranean Sea but also its rich cuisine, a mixture of Italian and French cooking. Travel through your taste buds and enjoy an exclusive menu at Spiral inspired by the culinary masterpieces of Nice.
Explore Nice’ crystal blue waters and discover its hidden jewels through Spiral’s Cod Fish Aioli, a tender seafood dish perfectly paired with rock salt, garlic and lemon juice. Explore its typical Mediterranean landscape through its classic Nicoise salad, stuffed vegetable – Nice’ version of oven baked stuffed bell peppers with ground beef. Sweet endings are truly deserved with this specially made Tropezienne tart made from brioche and filled with buttercream and pastry cream.
Cod Fish Aioli (right) and Cote de boeuf (left)
Steamed Scallops in Black Bean Sauce and Onion Pissaladierie
Périgord, 8th- 14th July
An elaborate and exciting heritage culinary tour is waiting as Spiral in Sofitel Manila presents its collection of lavish dishes inspired by the French region of Périgord. Travel back in time and experience French luxury at its finest through a feast of Spiral’s exquisite Périgord inspired dishes.
Choose from the classic French favorite duck confit cassoulet, salardais style potato with truffle and sautéed porcini with truffle. Enjoy Spiral’s version of the city’s signature dishes like the Périgord salad, a very popular duck dish that originated from Périgord, pan-fried beef bordelaise and the traditional French garbure soup perfectly paired with ham and stale bread. Desserts are best experienced at Spiral with its delightful collection of Périgord inspired sweets and more, a tour of Périgord’s rich culture and heritage is truly completed at Spiral.
Duck Confit Cassoulet and Lamb Chops with Roasted Eggplant
Sauteed Porcini with Truffle
Brittany, 15th – 21st July
Experience the best culinary marvels from the French region of Brittany through masterpieces such as the iconic savory buckwheat Crepe and lobster bisque soup will really let you experience the region’s grandness and beauty, taking you to the region’s magnificently designed chateaus and ancient castles. Surrounded by the sea, Brittany offers a wide range of fresh seafood and fish, especially mussels and oysters
Travel through the countryside and experience the splendor of French living with the following authentic French culinary masterpieces of the region. Try its healthy artichoke and green bean salad which is one of the region’s famous dish. Save the best for last as Spiral also presents the best desserts of the region. Enjoy the mouth watering breton butter cake; this delicious treat is from the town of Douarnenez located in the west of France in the Brittany region. This delectable treat is best served with a warm glass of cider.
Pan fried Scallop w/ Leek Mussel Mariniere
Savory Buckwheat Crepe
Savoy, 22th – 28th July
Being the last stop of Sofitel Manila‘s Spiral culinary adventure for the tour de France, prepare for an artistic and exclusive feast of gastronomic masterpieces featuring the wonders of the French region of Savoy.
Experience France like never before with Savoy’s breathtaking views of the French mountains and its cuisine offering that will definitely delight everyone. Enjoy a selection of authentic French dishes specially made by the Spiral Master Chefs such as quiche lorraine and savoy’s classic favorite potato reblochon cheese gratin. Enjoy the region’s authentic favorites such as the its signature savoyard pork and vegetable stew, the classic mushroom cream chicken fricassee that makes a mouth tantalizing delight and the garden vegetable fricassee. Savoy is also a home to France’s most delectable desserts such as the Spiral’s version of the favorite cherry clafoutis tart.