Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Spiral is famous for their L’ Epicerie or more commonly known as the cheese room with assorted cheeses from France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Infact, it’s the only hotel with a cheese room and has since become one of Sofitel’s major attractions since Spiral re-opened
So, what better way to further showcase Sofitel’s vast variety of imported cheese than to have a spectacular cheese festival with 101 assorted cheeses specially flown in by the French cheese master himself, Gérard Poulard.
Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard has become internationally renowned for his collection of fine cheeses. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his knowledge concerning France’s artisanal and premium cheese.Passionate about cheese, Gérard Poulard is in demand for his knowledge of the unique textures, flavors and how it can be matched with food, charcuterie and fruits for the perfect pairing.
So, in celebration of Sofitel’s French heritage culminating during Bastille Day, Sofitel Philippine Plaza has flown in 101 types of never before tasted premium and artisanal cheeses sourced from different high quality farms all over France which is part of Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard’s collection.
Being married to a Dreyfus who is of French descent from Alsace-Lorraine, cheese has become quite a staple in our household. The cheese that we buy may not be as unique and as pricey as the other cheeses from Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard’s collection, but we make sure to have at least several kinds at home including Parmigiano-Reggiano, Gouda, Bleu, Emmental, Gruyere or just the regular cheddar cheese. And seeing all these wonderful cheeses in different flavors, textures and shapes left me in awe! There are soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, stretched curd, hard, cooked, blue veined and fresh cheeses. Oh, love!!!
BRIQUETTE AU ROMARIN Briquette Romarin Earl Smets is produced in the Averyon region from the same milk that is used to make the Roquefort and the Perail. Under its natural rind, the pate is soft, slightly pressed, and uncooked.
Flavor: a delicious nutty taste
Type of cheese: creamy cheese
ROUELLE DU PIC Rouelle du Pic is made from raw goat’s milk and is produced in Midi-Pyrénées of France and is matured for 3 weeks.
Flavor: Pleasant taste of hazelnut with the right acidity.
Type of cheese: soft
To fully enjoy all the kinds of cheese and wine that Sofitel has to offer, check out their schedules below:
July 9 – 13, 2014
Spiral Lunch starts from Php1,980+++ Sunday Brunch starts from Php3,332+++ including champagne and French wine.
Spiral Dinner starts from Php2,345+++ (Sunday to Thursday) / Php2,545+++ (Friday and Saturday)
July 10 – 13, 2014
J’Adore Le Fromage – Private Wine and Cheese Tasting at Spiral A once in a lifetime epicurean treat with wine and cheese tasting lessons from the masters – French Cheese Ambassador, Fromagier Gérard Poulard and Wine Specialist Monsieur Pierre-Marie David.
Schedule of Classes: July 10 – 13, 2014 from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at L’Epicerie (Cheese Room) with a minimum of 8 participants per class at Php1,500 net per person.
July 10, 2014
J’Adore Le Fromage – Le BAR Wine and Cheese Buffet Exclusive privilege of sampling a selection of premium artisanal French cheese from the cheese selection of renowned Fromagier Gérard Poulard and 15 featured wines from all over France from the collection of Wine Specialist Pierre-Marie David.
Le BAR Wine and Cheese Buffet is at Php1,850.00 net per person from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. If you use your VISA Card, you will get a 20% discount.
J’Adore Le Fromage is an experience like no other. It’s a rare opportunity and a privilege to learn firsthand from an expert like Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard. Book your seats now!
For reservations and inquiries, please call (632) 832-6988 and (632) 551-5555 ext. 6988 or e-mail [email protected]
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
T: +63 2 551-5555 / +63 2 832-6988 F: +63 2 551-5610
E: [email protected]