Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Jazzy Sunday Brunch at Oakroom

Nothing like a leisurely weekend brunch. And an All-American brunch tops my list. All the time. 

Traditional American flavors from all fifty states, from the signature fresh seafood dishes of the east coast, barbecue and ribs and comforting southwestern flavors, the melting pot of flavors of Creole and Cajun dishes from New Orleans and the south, and contemporary favorites from the west coast, all in one impressive buffet spread at the Oakroom's Jazzy Sunday Brunch. Every Sunday, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, diners can sample classic All-American favorites at the Oakroom. Now that's one serious brunch.

The subdued yet elegant earth tones of the Oakroom, Oakwood Premier's signature restaurant, exudes a cozy and casual feel. With Chef Jerome Cartailler at the helm, the Oakroom is one of the best kept secrets in the metro. A live Jazz trio completes the cool All-American vibe. 
A stimulating brewed cup of coffee and a freshly prepared chilled Cucumber Juice with lemon (L) sets you in the groove for the coming brunch feast. Better yet, why not enjoy a glass of sparkling wine (R). Or one of the Oakroom's freshly squeezed juices. And it's time to survey the buffet...

Start your feast with some classic New York-inspired flavors, the Oakroom's Smoked Salmon with a heaping schmear of cream cheese topped with red onions and lemon. The rich butter-like salmon and cream cheese is perfectly balanced by the sharp notes of the onions and lemon, another great start to your All-American buffet.

Waldorf Salad (L) and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad (R) are just some of the fresh salad choices at the Salad Station. Fresh greens and and a wide selection of vegetables are also available, along with a variety of salad dressings. Always a good idea to balance your meal with some greens.

Can't get enough of Smoked Salmon? No worries, go for a second round with some capers, onions and dill sauce.

And there's more. Down the buffet spread, you can find Pancakes and Strawberry French Toast coated with nuts (L), and Bacon-Wrapped Sausages and hearty Mac and Cheese (R), can there be anything more comforting?
Maryland Crab Cakes, served with garlic mayo, and Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob (L), and Barbecue Beef Ribs and Key West Seafood (R), a tasty blend of squid, shrimps, and fish. 
Rich, bold flavors of the elegant south come through in the classic Creole Jambalaya and steamed white rice (L), and Mashed Potatoes and Philly Cheesesteak (R) for another tasty combo of All-American flavors. 
Oyster Rockfeller and a classic homestyle Meatloaf (L), and Eggs Benedict and Beef Ribs (R) continue the parade of All-American flavors, reflecting the rich diversity of American cuisine. 
For the kids, the brunch selection includes Hotdogs and Cheese Sticks (L), and Fried Chicken and French Fries (R). And that's just some of the dishes at the Oakroom's Jazzy Sunday Brunch. And then it's time to get real serious with a stop at the Carving Station...

Tender and juicy country-style Leg of Ham with a sweet glaze, and the mere sight just triggers a sudden rush. Each slice reveals bright pink pork with a thin layer of fat on the edges. The delicate flavors of the pork are enhanced by the subtle salty notes from the curing process and the sweet glaze.

And where's the beef? Here's another heartstopper, Oakroom's Roasted Premium Pribeye, perfectly seasoned and slow roasted for hours. Perfect.

And here's the plan of attack. Start with some Pancakes and French Toast, and crisp bacon. Lots of bacon.

Follow it up with some Smoked Salmon, Oyster Rockfeller, Shrimp Cocktail and Waldorf Salad. And another glass of sparkling wine.

For the mains, head over the Carving Station for some Ribeye and Leg of Ham, with a side of Mashed Potatoes. And repeat. The buffet area looks deceptively compact, but there's just an incredible range of dishes, including a pasta and omelette station, to keep you busy and coming back for more.

For dessert, go for the All-American classic, Apple Pie and Pecan Pie. And maybe just one more strip of bacon...just to balance the sweetness.

Ice Cream topped with a variety of nuts and chocolate chips? Absolutely.

Cap your meal with a sweet ending from a selection of other signature desserts, like Cupcakes and Mini-Donuts and more on deck at the Oakroom's Dessert Station. The menu may change every week, but you can be sure of a wide range of excellent choices every Sunday.

The All-American Jazzy Sunday Brunch Buffet at Oakroom is priced at P 1,250 net per person. Pretty good deal for a sumptuous All-American feast. See you Sunday?

For more on the Oakroom's impressive buffet, check out my previous posts here at for classic Tex-Mex and here at

The Oakroom is located at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig or call 637-7888 for inquiries and reservations.

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  1. Very fun and cool place to enjoy any day, especially Sunday. :)

    1. Thanks Ramona! Nothing like an All-American Sunday Brunch, great to hear from you!


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