Birthday Dinner at Cafe d'Asie, The Bellevue Manila
We started with a warm bowl of seafood chowder topped with crispy bacon and croutons. It's a hearty start I must say. Akisha loves the soup that she even got my bowl!
|Seafood chowder with croutons and bacon|
There is also a salad bar with good choices of crisp veggies, toppings and dressings.
|The salad bar|
There is also a wide spread of appetizers that includes fresh mussels, shrimps, cold cuts and cheeses. I requested the chef to cook buttered garlic prawns and mussels for us. When it landed on our table, it just smelled so good! We finished it in a snap.
|Buttered garlic shrimps and mussels|
I have also indulged in fresh sushi and sashimi at the Japanese station. I got salmon, tuna, California maki, ebi and a lot more.
|Assorted sushi and sashimi|
Hearty steaks are also on offer. The chef made a sumptuous 2-slice steak for me with a delicious peppercorn sauce and mashed potatoes. The succulent steak is a bit heavy, but we love it nonetheless.
|Steak with Peppercorn Sauce|
There is a pasta bar and a dimsum corner as well, but we weren't able to try it because we were already so full by the time we saw it. A good selection of grilled seafood skewers are also available.
The dessert buffet has a wide variety of cakes and sweets, though we opted to have the classics like the bread pudding and brazo de mercedes.
|Pudding and Brazo de Mercedes|
We have also tried the drinks of the month - Gazpacho Bloody Mary and Three-Berry Smoothie. It was my first time to try bloody mary, and was so surprised at its ingredients! The lady staff said it has tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, tomato gazpacho, pepper, sea salt and lemon juice. Wow! I never even thought that Worcestershire sauce can be mixed with a drink!
Gazpacho Bloody Mary doesn't taste like tomatoes at first, perhaps because of the tinge of spice from tabasco and the hint of saltiness from the sea salt. But as you continue sipping it, it eventually reveals that "tomato-like" after taste. A good and interesting mix though.
The Three-Berry Smoothie is a concoction of assorted berries on a creamy yogurt smoothie. It's kinda sweet so it can serve as your desert, too! These drinks came with a special edition The Bellevue Manila tumbler.
|Gazpacho Bloody Mary and Three Berries Smoothie|
When we were about to leave, the lady staff came in with another surprise for hubby -- another birthday cake this time from Cafe D'Asie! Sweet!
|Birthday cake for hubby|
So when were finally full to the brim, we called it a night and went back to our Tower Grand Deluxe room to have some glasses of Manny O and a few last bites of cheese and nuts. What a way to celebrate our birthdays! Thank you so much The Bellevue Manila!
The Bellevue Manila
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Alabang, Muntinlupa City
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Special thanks to Mr. Ryan Chan and Ms. Jehn Domingo for this wonderful staycation