Cafe in the Park: Anniversary Buffet at Century Park Hotel

September 3, 2012

Just after our visit last June (see previous entry), I found myself back again at Cafe in the Park.  Only this time, their buffet selections are offered for a 36% off discounted price as part of their 36th Anniversary Promo.  

Food

Sushi Bar by Century Tsukiji
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Cafe in the Park offers a sushi bar with selections of sashimi and maki prepared by Century Tsukiji (see previous entry).  There are Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Sashimi, California Maki and other makis available in the chiller.  I enjoyed the ♥ Salmon Sashimi and I like that they have a wide variety but I don't think that a one time preparation for all of these guarantee their freshness throughout the buffet duration. 

Salad Bar
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They also have a Salad Bar with six choices of dressing.  The greens and other vegetables looked beautifully fresh.  

Starters
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Aside from the Salad Bar, they also other alternatives for salads and starters.

Bread
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  Pastries
They have an extensive selection of pastries freshly made from Deli Snack (see previous entry), the hotel bakeshop.  As a regular customer from Deli Snack since my tender years, I can vouch for the quality of their pastries.  

Master Butchers Corner
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With Master Butcher Chef Teddy Barro who delicately prepares their superb selection of cold cuts daily, you can expect the best from this section.  And, they have my favorite, ♥ Smoked Salmon.  =D

Grilling Station
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They have a Grilling Station where you can select the ingredients you want whether fish, pork, chicken, beef or even sausages and have them cook it for you.

Dimsum Station
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There is also a Dimsum Station which had all sorts of dimsum from dumplings to wonton.  I loved the Shrimp Puff but the Buchi was a bit under cooked for me as indicated by the lightness in color.

Soup
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They always have two soup options available.  I was able to try their Hot and Sour Soup during my visit.  I prefer it thicker though.

Pizza
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If you love pizza they also have one.

Viands
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They had a few viands placed on food warmers fronting the Roast Beef and Roast chicken Station.  


Mongolian Station (Asian Thursday Special)
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Cafe in the Park had a daily theme.  During Thursdays they offer Asian so they have a Mongolian station where you can chose the ingredients have them cook it for you.  For staple, you have four choices: glass noodles, egg noodles, misua and rice.  They have a lot of toppings available too.


Wednesday (Italian Special)
The new executive chef, Mr. Ritchie Loteria, is a Michelin 2 star chef with 10 years experience as a resident executive chef in Italy.  On top of his experience abroad, he is also a consultant for Aria Cucina Italiana, Gourmet to Go (see previous entry), Benny's Restaurant, Vikings Luxury Buffet (see previous entry), Hotel Celeste, Centara Hotels and Resorts Manila, Grappa's Ristorante (see previous entry) and The Establishment.  

From his background, it is expected that he is an expert in Italian Cuisine.  If you love pasta like we do, I suggest you visit Cafe in the Park on Wednesdays.  Here are a few dishes you could expect from the buffet...


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porcini mushroom risotto
 Porcini Mushroom Risotto
The Porcini Mushroom Risotto is to die for!  If only it this wasn't too heavy on the stomach, I wouldn't stop eating this for the entire buffet duration.


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rosemary chicken
Rosemary Chicken
I'm not much of a fan of chicken breast, but this Rosemary Chicken was so tender and succulent that I enjoyed my piece to the last bite.


apple panna cotta
 Apple Panna Cotta
The Apple Panna Cotta had a nice texture and fragrant taste which I sense is from the hint of cinnamon.  Together with the fruits, its a whole new experience for me.

Desserts
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Their Dessert Station has a lot more to offer with a wide range of our Filipino Kakainan (rice delicacies), gelatin salad, ice cream crepes, assorted fruits, macaroons and ice cream.  

Fresh Herbs
herbal plants
After our satisfying buffet, we took a stroll around the pool area and found Chef Loteria's green house filled with herbal plants.  


36th Anniversary Promo (from September 1 to Septermber 30, 2012)

Cafe in the Park
In celebration of Century Park Hotel's 36th year, you can avail the buffet at 36% off or 944 php net.  Aside from that, they also have a Merienda Special on Monday to Friday from 3-6 pm for only 366 php which offers unlimited guinataan halo-halo and arroz caldo.  

Century Tsukiji
Avail the Eat All You Can Sushi at Century Tsukiji for only 888++ php.  This includes miso soup and a plate of fruits.

Top of the Century
Beer by the Bucket promo of 6 bottles of your choice: Manila Beer, Coors, Tanduay Ice, Beer na Beer and Ginger Root Beer for only 300 php.

Atrium Lounge 
Unlimited Premium White Wine Promo for only 595 php from 5 pm to 8pm.  Enjoy a selection of Beringer Chenin blanc & White Zinfandel, Calvet Charonay, Gruner Vetliner Hopler, Muscadet Sevre et maine, Pomino Blanco marchesi de Frescobaldi, Riverbank Riesling Wentle and Stonehaven.  

Classic Superior Room
Anniversary room rate of 3,600 php net inclusive of breakfast for two.  With additional discounts for local resident to Cafe in the Park, Century Tsukiji and Laundry and Business Center Services.  

Call (632) 528-8888 to inquire.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Although not as extensive as other hotel buffets, Cafe in the Park prides itself by offering quality buffet.  To ensure customer satisfaction, Chef Lorieta himself supervises the operations and caters to guest requests personally.  

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Cafe in the Park Buffet Price
Ambiance
Adult - 1,475 php
Children (6-12 yrs.) - 608 php 
Childen (5 yrs. and below) - FREE
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Cafe in the Park Century Park Hotel 
Business Address 599 P. Ocampo St.,
Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Business Hours 5:30am - 1:00 am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person Adult - 1,215 php
Children (6-12 yrs.) - 608 php 
Childen (5 yrs. and below) - FREE
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 528-5907
Other  Email: foodbev@centurypark.com.ph Website
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