I am a big fan of bubbly and I could drink it all night if paired with some good tapas. And a homey hotel in Makati seems to be my new favorite with its remarkably great spread perfect for a relaxing night after moving around the city to find the perfect gifts this coming Christmas.
Hello, Makati Diamond Residences.
Conveniently located in front of Greenbelt 1, this inviting restaurant has been a favorite by several notable foodies. As a person who avoids Makati, I had no idea that this gem offers more than just a comfortable night's sleep.
Excited to indulge in champagne and Jamon Serrano, I arrived at 6 p.m. sharp, just in time for its Champagne and Tapas Buffet. As I stepped closer to the Alfred dining hall, I realized that I had to finish something which requires using a desktop. Thankfully, Makati Diamond Residences has a Business Center on the third floor and dining guests has a 10-minute complimentary access to it. And it was more than enough for me to secure my reserved booking for a fattening getaway.
As I wait for R, I checked out the well-curated spread of tapas and suitable night cap beverages while mentally noting down which ones to try first. I really wanted to wait for R before having a bite but a sip of Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve whet my appetite and I gave in.
I first sampled the mouthwatering raclette with some marbled potatoes and rye bread. And... let's just say that the sharp taste of cheese made me go back for three (or was it four) more servings.
Spaghetti with Shrimp Scampi is a great option if you want carbs and it went well with the Slow-Cooked U.S. Beef Belly.
Worthy to be called one of the favorites in Makati Diamond Residences, the huge slab of meat was nothing short of succulent.
Each bite was soft and oozing with delectable juice. I paired mine with Red Wine Sauce.
But what charmed me the most was the beautiful smoked ham.
The thinly sliced Jamon Serrano enveloping the fresh and crunchy melon slices was bliss and perfect with bubbly! I can have this all night!
To cap the night, I indulged in some homemade Honey and Genmaicha ice cream. Both were creamy, sweet and absolutely fantastic!
The exceptional dining service won me over and it made me want to schedule a staycation here soon.
The Champagne and Tapas Buffet is available from December 4 to 8 and 11 to 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. It features bottomless bubbly (Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve), Jamon Serrano, U.S. Beef Belly, bestselling tapas, cocktails and beers. Call them at +639176364875 or email them at email@example.com for inquries and reservations.
Makati Diamond Residences is located at 118 Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.