VALENTINE'S DAY 2014: Keep calm and eat flowers at Sofitel Philippine Plaza's Spiral Restaurant

Feb 10, 2014

Give a whole new meaning to the tradition of giving flowers on Valentine's Day by eating petals instead of arranging them in a bouquet.

Yes, you read that right: Eat flowers on Valentine's Day.

At the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel's in-house buffet restaurant, Spiral, flowers are sprinkled over dishes to add a romantic touch to your plate and your palate.

French Chef Bettina Arguelles has prepared a special menu for Hearts' Day, which uses petals from fresh lavender, rose, and courgette flowers among others.

The floral feast starts with Barley Salad with Basil Flowers and Broccoli, Lavender and Couscous Salad, and Glazed Spring Vegetables with Squash Flowers.

Fill your tummy with yummy Lavender Beef Tenderloin and Honey Pork Loin with Plum and Lavender Relish.

Follow that with Deep-fried Courgette Flowers with Basil Dip; Steamed Fish with Cucumber, Bourrache, and Tahini Sauce; and Seared Prawns with Chamomile Beurre Blanc; plus French delights such as Foie Gras and Duck Prosciutto with Compote of Strawberry and Roses; and Glazed Iberian Pork Belly with Swiss Chard, Lavender Poached Apples, and Grape Mustard Vinaigrette.

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And for dessert, there's Chocolate Lava Cake with Sampaguita Ice Cream, Floral Berry Coulis or Courgette Flowers with King Crab, Truffled Asparagus Coulis, and a Salade of Flowers and Baby Vegetables.

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Cap off your date night with French champagne and be serenaded by live saxophone music.

Enjoy these dishes at Spiral from the 13th to the 16th of February

On the 14th of February, lunch rate is at P2,480+++ and P1,300+++ for children aged 4 to 11 years old. Dinner rate is set at P3,450+++ for adults and P1,700+++ for children.

On the 13th and 15th February, lunch rate is at P2,280+++ and P1,300+++ for children aged 4 to 11 years old and dinner rate is set at P3,250+++ for adults and P1,600+++ for children.

Sunday Brunch on the 16th of February is at P3,500+++ for adults and P1,600 +++ for children.

For bookings and inquiries, call 551 5555 ext. 6993 or e-mail at

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