Friday, May 27, 2016

One More Time At Spectrum's Sunday Brunch at the Ranch

Gather the posse one more time for another Sunday Brunch at the Ranch...

It's the weekend, and time to make plans before the start of the new week for another memorable Sunday Brunch at the Ranch at Spectrum.

It's always good to be back at Spectrum, and the buffet spread remains as impressive as my first time (for more on Spectrum's Sunday Brunch at the Ranch, see my previous post on my first visit here). After being led to our table by the courteous staff, it was time to check out the spread, and be impressed one more time...

At the Charcuterie Station, one can indulge in a variety of imported cheeses and cured meats, like the Beef Pastrami...

...and the Whole Duck Terrine. And you might as well pick up a plate and start off with some tasty bites, just enough to get you through before continuing your walk through the entire spread.

Right beside it is the Fresh Seafood Station loaded with the day's bountiful catch, from plump Mussels... fresh Scallops (L) and Lobsters (R) on ice. Great as is with just a squeeze of lemon for clean flavors, or delicately poached in butter and garlic, you can have your seafood any way you want it. And the station chefs will prepare it in minutes, served to your table fresh from the pan.

At the Carving Station, choose from a wide selection of premium roasted meats including Ribeye (L) and Roasted Leg of Lamb (R). That day, the Carving Station also featured the stuffed Chicken Galantine, one of the many popular dishes among diners.

At the center of Spectrum's spacious interiors, beside the Live Pasta and Taco Stations, the Cochinillo was carved as diners formed a line for a slice.

With a series of swift yet precise motions, the station chef prepared bite-sized slices of tender and juicy pork with a layer of crisp crackling. Nothing like a roasted whole suckling pig to add a cool festive vibe to a leisurely Sunday Brunch at the Ranch at Spectrum.

A refreshing Watermelon Shake (L) cools you down before the feast, and you're just about ready to start your Sunday Brunch at the Ranch with a bowl of comforting Sweet Potato and Cream Cheese Soup (R), with its rustic and rich notes warming your palate.

A plate of fresh and crisp garden greens draped in a creamy Ranch dressing, vegetables, and Beef Pastrami sets you on the right track...

...followed by a platter of fresh Salmon and Tuna Sashima, and Ebi Sushi with a side of pickled ginger.

Lobster, Mussels, Elephant Clams, and Scallops poached in butter and garlic, just perfect. The fresh briny sweetness of the seafood come through, followed by the rich buttery notes and nutty garlic hint to complete the flavors.

Follow it up with a few slices of the juicy Cochinillo and crisp crackling, with sweet roasted peppers and asparagus...

...and a slice of tender Prime Rib and Roast Leg of Lamb with grilled corn, mashed potatoes and asparagus. And there's just so much more to try and discover at Spectrum, so take your time and go for seconds. And thirds.

For dessert, cap your feast with the indulgent selections meticulously prepared by Spectrum's young team of talented pastry chefs, from intricate White Chocolate Covered Marshmallows (L) and other whimsical creations, to full sized cakes like their signature Chocolate Bacon Cake.

And it's brunch, so go ahead and indulge in a few crisp strips of Candied Bacon.

And there's more, like fresh, sweet and tart Strawberries drizzled with cream...

...the indulgent Pavlova topped with fresh strawberries, mangoes, kiwi and dragon fruit on a creamy meringue...

...and Spectrum's signature Foie Gras Macarons, a personal favorite.

Go for a double scoop of English Toffee and Chocolate Ecstasy Ice Cream just for good measure, and trust me on the English Toffee, you'll want another scoop.

Milk Macarons, Foie Gras Macarons, White Chocolate Covered Marshmallows and Candied Bacon, paired with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, it's the perfect way to end your Sunday Brunch at the Ranch on a high note. Special thanks to Monique and Margaux for an awesome belated birthday brunch at Spectrum, you guys are awesome! The Sunday Brunch at the Ranch at Spectrum is priced at P 2,777 per person, children aged 6-12 may enjoy the buffet selection at 50% off. So round up the posse one more time, for Sunday Brunch at the Spectrum.

Spectrum is located at the Ground Floor of the Fairmont Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City or call Restaurant Reservations at 795-1840 or email for inquiries and reservations.

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