Short food: Sunday buffet, coffee, donuts and more

MANILA – Check out some of the latest from the local food scene.


Chimney roast. Jeeves of Veyra

Spectrum at the Fairmont Makati invites families to partake in its best Sunday brunch buffet.

“The concept of Sunday’s Best is that we bring the best of our theme nights there, plus a few extra things like we have the shawarma, we have a large sculpture of beef that is slowly roasted in the oven for over eight hours at a low temperature so it stays soft and nice,” said Bela Rieck, Executive Chef of Raffles Fairmont.

Definitely save room for dessert as Spectrum serves unlimited cups of premium Carmen’s Best artisanal ice cream with six flavors to complement the other sweet offerings on offer.

Paco Magsaysay of Carmen's Best and Fairmont Executive Chef Bela Rieck.  Jeeves of Veyra
Paco Magsaysay of Carmen’s Best and Fairmont Executive Chef Bela Rieck. Jeeves of Veyra

The Spectrum Sunday’s Best is available every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at 3,200 P+ per person.


The set curated by RIbeye of the Grand Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Manila.  Jeeves of Veyra
The set curated by RIbeye of the Grand Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Manila. Jeeves of Veyra

The Grand Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Manila revamps its menu with its own specially curated sets.

Choose from Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, or Korean sets, or choose a selection from grill, sandwich, and pasta options.

Go light with the vegan-friendly lumpiang sariwa, sushi or Tokyo Beyond Burger sets, or opt for The Grand Kitchen’s signature Hainanese Chicken or Grilled Australian Ribeye Steak sets if you’re really hungry.

Prices for organized sets range from 1,250 P+ to 2,400 P+ and include an appetizer, main course and dessert. Diners can add P480 for unlimited house wine, local beers and fresh juices.


Coffee Academics To-Go kisok at SM Megamall.  Jeeves of Veyra
Coffee Academics To-Go kisok at SM Megamall. Jeeves of Veyra

Coffee Academics To-Go opens a new branch at SM Megamall.

Compared to other To-Go branches, this is a smaller kiosk that reflects the rapid pace of its expansion in an effort to make its specialty coffee accessible to more people. The kiosk always offers a full menu of coffees and specialty drinks as well as Hontiveros croissants and pastries.

For coffee purists, check out Steamed Black, a double espresso steamed with cold water that highlights the bare notes of the TCA Blend.

The Coffee Academics To-Go Megamall branch is located on the ground floor of Fashion Hall.


Hydro bottle.  Jeeves of Veyra
Hydro bottle. Jeeves of Veyra

Hydro Flask introduced the new 20oz Sedona Flex Sip specifically aimed at coffee lovers at a workshop hosted by Ros Juan in Commune.

The new Hydro Flasks sport a wider mouth that can easily accommodate most pour-on drippers like the Hario V60 and Origami allowing homebrewers to brew directly into the flask without the need for a separate server. The leak-proof, double-insulated flask then keeps the coffee at the right temperature for up to 24 hours.

Additionally, the new Hydro Flask color collection called “Shades of Sedona” features Indigo and Goji colors inspired by the red rocks and blue skies of Sedona, Arizona. These are available now at Hydro Flask stores and kiosks nationwide and come backed by Hydro Flask’s lifetime warranty.


The new exterior of Mimi & Bros.  Jeeves of Veyra
The new exterior of Mimi & Bros. Jeeves of Veyra

Mimi & Bros brings happiness back with its reopening after three weeks of renovation.

The restaurant was a favorite due to its outdoor dining spaces. After the renovation, the feeling of openness is much more apparent. The interiors of the restaurant are much lighter and brighter. Additionally, the entire restaurant can now be opened, making it a safe and conducive all-day dining option in the new normal.

New dishes.  Jeeves of Veyra
New dishes. Jeeves of Veyra

Besides their famous fried chicken and mashed burger, fish and chips, garlic parmesan wings, truffle cream pasta, Caesar salad, chef’s salad and the welcome return of their pork chop in chicharon crust are new additions to the menu.

Mimi and Bros is located at Carrefour at BGC and is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Swiss chocolate cake.  Handout
Swiss chocolate cake. Handout

Honeybon has launched its Swiss Chocolate Cake for health-conscious dessert lovers.

The new cake is sweetened with a calorie-free sugar substitute, with layers of soft, moist chocolate mousseline, then filled and covered with Swiss chocolate ganache made with sugar-free couverture chocolate.

The new sugar-free Swiss chocolate cake is available through, Honeybon stores at SM Megamall and Festival Mall Alabang, and select branches of Tokyo Bubble Tea (The Fort Residences, BGC; Banawe, Quezon City; and Wilson , San Juan City) for P1,480 (whole) or P195 per slice.


Halloween donuts.  Handout
Halloween donuts. Handout

American donut chain Randy’s Donuts is serving special treats this Halloween.

Choose from these huge fluffy and airy donuts: Choc-O Spider Web, Vanilla Icey Web, Spider-rific, and Monster Eye! Simply delicious, freshly prepared daily and delivered to your door by Pick-A-Roo.

Randy’s Halloween donuts are available until November 15 at the following stores: Uptown Parade, Robinsons Magnolia, Conrad S’Maison and Okada Manila.

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