Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Dinner Buffet at Richmonde Cafe in Ortigas Center

Congratulations guys, you made it through Friday! A week of hard work at the office or passing a weekly exam at school are small wins that still deserve a celebration. And there is no better way to end the week but with a sumptuous dinner buffet with friends or family.

Richmonde Cafe, the all-day dining restaurant of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, is just the perfect place to kick-off the weekend through a Friday Dinner Buffet. For only P750.00 nett per person, you get to enjoy a mouthwatering array of international dishes from soups and appetizers, pasta to carving, main course to dessert, as well as unlimited servings of iced tea and selected juices.

To make things even sweeter, Richmonde Cafe is offering a 25% discount on Friday Dinner Buffet rates for a minimum of four (4) persons exclusively to readers. To avail of the discount, prior reservation is required (call 638-7777) quoting the promo code "PMxRHO". Hurry because the promo code is only valid until June 30, 2016.

During our visit to Richmonde Cafe, we were able to meet their Executive Chef, Jesse Factor, who gave us a tour of the different stations of the buffet. We started with the Appetizer Station which includes a soup, an assortment of cheese and freshly baked breads.

assorted cheeses
sushi, sashimi, maki and rolls
There's also a variety of sushi, sashimi, maki and rolls, as well as choices of savory appetizers such as the Spanish sardines with Caramelized Onions, Asparagus wrapped in Bacon, Squid Salad, and Fresh Garden Salads.

Spanish Sardines with Caramelized Onions
Asparagus wrapped with Bacon
Squid Salad
Fresh Garden Salad
The Mains Station includes six warm dishes such as the Mixed Seafood Paella, Mahi-Mahi with Seafood Sauce, Sauteed Mixed Vegetables, Beef Rouladine in Mushroom Sauce, Asian Marinated Grilled Pork, and Cardamon Chicken. There's also Steamed Rice and Rosemary Baked Chateau Potatoes.

Mixed Seafood Paella
Mahi-Mahi with Seafood Sauce
Sauteed Mixed Vegetables
Beef Rouladine in Mushroom Sauce
Asian Marinated Grilled Pork
Cardamon Chicken
Rosemary Baked Chateau Potatoes
The Carving Station features the Jerked Spiced Barbecue Ribs which is one of the most sought after dishes at Richmonde Cafe. It is served with your choice of barbecue sauce of chimichuri.

Next is the Pasta Station where you can order your preferred pasta which you can customize to your liking. There's a variety of noodles, meats, vegetables and sauces to choose from. Pastas are cooked a la minute and will be served on your table.

Finally, the Dessert Station has a variety of cakes and pastries, as well as fresh fruits and halo-halo.

Cakes and Pastries
Fresh Fruits
We started our dinner with pasta. We had a Carbonara which was very rich in bacon flavor, creamy but not oily. We were raving about the Carbonara because we really find it so delicious, one of the best we tried. Other guests got curious and also tried it and they were also very satisfied.

The same goes with the Creamy Pesto with Prawns. It had the perfect balance of flavors, creamy and moist but not oily. The flavor of the prawns was not too overpowering, just right to give the dish a subtle savory flavor.

Here is my plate with all the dishes from the Mains Station. I particularly loved the mixed seafood paella and the mahi-mahi in seafood sauce. I also loved the beef rouladine which I paired with the chateau potatoes. The chicken has a very aromatic flavor while the pork has a very comforting taste that is similar to our well-loved Pinoy barbecue. It was indeed a feast of international flavors in one plate.

For dessert, we had an assortment of cakes as well as servings of halo-halo. We also shared a platter of fresh fruits and finished off our dinner with coffee. When we thought dinner was over, Chef Jesse brought out a plateful of freshly baked Canadian chocolate chip cookies which were soft, a bit moist, and rich in chocolate flavor. It wasn't to sweet and according to Chef Jesse, the cookies don't harden.

Overall, we enjoyed our Friday Dinner Buffet at Richmonde Cafe. There's a good selection of dishes, no too many which makes it easier to choose which dishes to try. What's impressive is that every single dish do not only look appetizing, but they also taste really really good. And for P750.00 per person, this dinner buffet is really a great value for money. You can even dine here even if it is not pay day.

For inquiries and table reservations, you can call 638-7777 local 3409

Richmonde Cafe
2F Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
21 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Instagram: @Richmonde_RHO

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