If there was a day that I would love to go out, it would be Sunday. The end of the week marks another beginning. What better way to celebrate the week ahead with a luxurious and family friendly Sunday Brunch Buffet. AT SPECTRUM, you can expect the best. Located in Makati, SPECTRUM is the all day buffet restaurant of both Fairmont and Raffles Hotel.
For this Sunday, the theme was SEAFOOD SUNDAY BRUNCH. Starting June, SPECTRUM would be offering delicious seafood dishes to cater to its guests. As you enter, you are greeted by a well curated photo op table and back drop. Perfect for a photo op. Children are also well taken cared off since there is a kid's corner that shows a family friendly cartoon movie.
I would be the first to say that SPECTRUM does not have the largest buffet spread. Rather, it is focused on the flavor of each dish it delivers. Quality over quantity every time.
To start off, you could go for different cheeses and pate. I would go for the creamiest cheese I could find and partner it with a slice of bread.
There is also a number of salads on deck. Alongside different cuts of meat, you don't need to worry about getting too much seafood in your tummy.
I believe that the cold dishes are well thought off. The plethora of choices is just astounding.
Smoked salmon and even squid with olives does a number on your taste buds.
Well seasoned clams were also present. Perfect with bread.
My favorite dish in this section would have to be the shrimps. They were steamed and cracked open ready for the taking. SPECTRUM saves you from the hassle of removing the shells.
I always start small. My philosophy when it comes to buffet is that I need to try them all. As such, always try to get small portions every time. This would allow you to get more for what you pay for.
I was pretty impressed with the Japanese section of the buffet.
The number of rolls are more than my fingers. Different techniques were used to produce these delicious makis. I would suggest you go for the fresh sushis as well. The grade and quality of the salmon and uni is just sublime.
Believe it or not, they also have a carving station.
You get to try different fishes baked and cooked to perfection. Thankfully, they even have a prime rib. Juicy and tender, I enjoyed every bite of it.
On the far end of the buffet rests the grill station. Here, you could get your lobsters, shrimps and other cuts of fish from. Aside from that, they also have a number of cooked dishes perfect for the diners.
I personally enjoyed the seafood paella as it had burnt rice on the edges. This goes well with the deep fried shrimp tempuras.
I guess the main station would be the cold seafood selection. Here, lobsters, clams, crabs, and oysters are displayed and served ready for the taking. You could get them fresh, steamed or have them cooked according to your preference.
I would go back for the baked oysters with the bacon bits. Delicious.
As I said, oysters were quite a treat.
BUT remember, to get the grilled lobsters along with a serving of Prime rib.
One station that I really love and never fails to deliver would be the dessert area.
Believe it or not, they were able to create dishes that were not only visually seafood but the taste and flavors were there too.
The crab fat mousse was extraordinary. Sweet but savory. Served with white chocolate and some choco breading, the creamy feel was well balanced.
My personal favorite though would be the CRAB FAT MACARON and the UNI MACARON. One can't restraint one's self. The Crab fat flavor was evident. Very savory and sweet. On the other hand, the UNI MACARON was just perfect. The uni is generally buttery and this was no exception. The filling was created well and I wasn't able to stop myself from getting more. If only they had this for sale at their lobby.
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"Spectrum’s Sunday Brunch is at Php 2,777 net per person. Pair this hearty fare with endless pouring of wines and sangria, which are also available to indulge in with an upgrade of PHP 1,000++. Children from 6 to 12 years old get 50% off on the buffet price. For inquiries and more information, please call Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s Restaurant Reservations at 795 1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
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Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. was invited to this event.