Looking forward to celebrating Bastille Day? We know the best place to enjoy French Week in Manila.
The Sofitel Hotel has been known as the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France. That’s why to this day, the hotel’s widely known for being a global ambassador of French style and art de vivre.
As Bastille Day is around the corner, Sofitel just launched a global campaign. Aptly titled “Live The French Way,” it’s a celebration of the brand’s birthplace and heritage that reaches deeper into its French roots. It showcases the allure of the French culture when it comes to modern gastronomy and art. The campaign is part of the French Week in Manila.
“Sofitel is a global ambassador of French savoir-faire and art de vivre,” Sofitel Brands’ Vice President for Luxury Brand Management Joao Rocco said. “Our ‘Frenchness’ is the attribute most frequently praised by our guests and most often mentioned within their feedback. So we know that our culture is important to them.
Live The French Way is now a global Sofitel tradition. And its hotel in Manila will celebrate it at the Spiral and Le Bar. This week-long homage to l’art culinaire Françias will feature French chef Julien Cossé. He will be doing a series of regional culinary highlights, and an exclusive champagne dinner with an art auction for the most discerning connoisseurs. Here’s what Sofitel Manila has in store for you.
Nicolas Feuillate Champagne Dinner at Le Bar (July 10, 2019)
Indulge in an exclusive champagne dinner navigated by Nicolas Feuillatte, one of France’s major champagne producers. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also have 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.
(Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Guarantee a seat for Php 4,000 net.)
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. It is available from 3 PM to 5 PM. You can get your portrait sketched by an artist as a memento. Enjoy the afternoon for Php 1,100 net with a glass of sparkling wine and Php 900 net without wine.
Private Wine and Cheese Class at Spiral (July 14, 2019)
On Bastille Day, discover the delightful tandem of wine and cheese. 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 4:30 PM and is available at Php 1,500 net.)
La Route des Vins (The Wine Route) at Spiral (July 8 to 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.
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 net for lunch and Php 3,200 net for dinner.)
French Cocktails at Le Bar (July 8 to 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. You can also have the 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.
But if you’re looking for something sweet then opt for the French Kiss. It has sweet sensations of vodka and raspberry liqueur. And finally, Bastille, a tangy concoction with gin, Cointreau and pineapple juice.
(Le Bar’s French cocktails are available at Php 500 net.)
La Grande Epicerie at Galette (July 8 to 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 from July 8 to 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 [email protected].