Food + Dining

Breakfast at Spectrum

December 31, 2013
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I spent Christmas Day quite differently this year. My boyfriend and I met up on December 25, for the very first time in the entire six and a half years of our relationship. He is usually abroad during Christmastime, while I stay at home with my family. This year, we spent an unforgettable first Christmas together.

We had an early morning breakfast at Spectrum, a buffet restaurant at one of the newest hotels in the City of Makati, Fairmont Makati.

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Spectrum’s dining area at 9 a.m. on Christmas Day was exceptionally bright and welcoming. The servers greeting us “Merry Christmas” with cheerful smiles on their faces delighted us already, just as we were about to be seated.

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This all-day dining restaurant features a wide selection of international cuisines. Whether you’re into Danish pastries or cheesy ensaymadas, smoked bangus or sausages, there are enough choices to satisfy one’s breakfast cravings.

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Have you ever seen real live bees in an artificial beehive inside a restaurant? We just did! I felt a bit sorry for the bees trapped inside the glass case, though.

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The L-shaped dining area is surrounded with full-length glass windows, with ample space outdoors for al fresco dining.

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The place was a full house that day, with a handful people lining up for a table outside. We were glad to have made a reservation days before.

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The food was delicious. I especially liked their cappuccino, and freshly baked breads.

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The area of Fairmont Makati is not as large as other luxury hotels, which also gives it a homey and cozy ambience.

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At the lobby of the hotel is a small patisserie named Café Macaron. It serves pastries, cakes, and uniquely flavored macarons like queso de bola, mango, and pandan.

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That’s me and him. ♡

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