As part of Sofitel’s newest global brand campaign “Live the French Way,” French Week showcases the allure of French style through modern gastronomy and art and reinforces the brand’s personality as an ambassador of French art de vivre (art of living) around the world.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila tastefully demonstrates how to live the French way as it presents French Week at Spiral and Le Bar on July 8-14, 2019. A global Sofitel tradition celebrating the rich gastronomic culture of France, this week-long homage to l’art culinaire Français (French culinary art) features Sofitel’s very own French Chef Julien Cossé in a series of regional culinary highlights and an exclusive champagne dinner with an art auction for the most discerning connoisseurs.
NICOLAS FEUILLATTE CHAMPAGNE DINNER AT LE BAR | JULY 10, 2019
Indulge in an exclusive champagne dinner as navigated by Nicolas Feuillatte, one of France’s major champagne producers, paired with a vibrant 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Julien Cossé. Experience bespoke champagne tasting with a silent auction of fine art from the personal collections of Manila’s art connoisseurs set in the most sophisticated destination.
Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Guarantee a seat for Php 4,000 nett.
AFTERNOON HIGH TEA AT LE BAR | JULY 13, 2019
Relax in chic gastronomic splendor featuring delicate scones, sandwiches, and pastries from a French-inspired high tea set menu at Le Bar available at 3pm – 5pm. Get your portrait sketched by an artist as a memento and enjoy the afternoon for Php 1,100 nett with a glass of sparkling wine and Php 900 nett without wine.
PRIVATE WINE AND CHEESE CLASS AT SPIRAL | JULY 14, 2019
On Bastille Day, discover the delightful tandem of wine and cheese as Spiral’s L’Epicerie serves as center stage for the magnificent variety of artisanal cheese paired with a fine selection of French wine. Featuring Sofitel’s French wine connoisseur Eric Norbert, take part in an afternoon of flavourful discoveries and premier wine pairing.
Private wine and cheese class at Spiral will start at 4:30pm and is available at Php 1,500 nett.
LA ROUTE DES VINS (THE WINE ROUTE) AT SPIRAL | JULY 8-14, 2019
Feast on gastronomic specialties prepared by Chef Julien Cossé as he showcases culinary staples from the diverse wine regions of France.
Each day for a week at Spiral’s French Stove, Chef Julien presents a selection of culinary highlights from a featured French region including potée sarthoise, pork filet mignon with brie sauce, and gâteau nantais (pound cake with a kick of rum and lemon) from Loire Valley region on Monday.
Matelote d’anguilles au Bordeaux (fresh eel stew in wine sauce), duck confit, and cannelés de Bordeaux (French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla) from the Bordeaux region on Tuesday.
Salade niçoise, shrimp flambé with Pernod, and roasted peach with thyme and lemon for dessert from the Provence region on Wednesday.
Escargot bourguignon, beef bourguignon, and pets-de-nonne (fried choux puff) for dessert from the Rhone and Bourgogne region on Thursday.
Choucroute garnie (sauerkraut), baeckeoffe (baker’s oven), and flammenkeuche (tarte flambée) from Alsace on Friday. A fine selection of wine pairings further elevates the dining experience as Spiral’s resident sommelier curates the daily line-up.
The culinary series culminates on Saturday and on Sunday, Bastille Day, with a medley of all featured culinary regions and the crème de la crème of French cuisine.
La Route des Vins is available starting at Php 2,750 nett for lunch and Php 3,200 nett for dinner.
FRENCH COCKTAILS AT LE BAR | JULY 8-14, 2019
Unwind over signature concoctions inspired by the romantic City of Lights at Le Bar. Choose from a featured cocktail menu including Blenheim, with its blend of champagne spiced with peppercorn syrup; All Grapes, with its stimulating mixture of Ciroc vodka which is derived from frosted grapes and balanced with the refreshing flavor of fresh white grapes; French Kiss with its sweet sensations of vodka and raspberry liqueur; and Bastille, a tangy concoction with gin, Cointreau and pineapple juice.
Le Bar’s French cocktails are available at Php 500 nett.
LA GRANDE EPICERIE AT GALETTE | JULY 8-14, 2019
Splurge on a rich selection of international wine or grab a jamon-beurre to-go at the Galette counter located by Le Bar. Available on July 8-14, 2019, enjoy decadent culinary pleasures in an idyllic resonance of La Grande Epicerie de Paris.
For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 573 5555 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.
Nathaniel C. Uy