Christmas season is here again at last. And despite its origin to Christianity, it has somehow become a universal celebration throughout the world. Get to know how Buddha-Bar Manila celebrates this holiday with its multicultural cuisine and notable world-class service that it is best known for.
Let me first tell you how it started. Buddha-Bar Manila is the brainchild of visionary founder Raymond Visan. He is also the owner of the famous Barfly in Paris, a restaurant-bar-lounge, located in the ultra-chic Faubourg St Honoré.
For over 21 years, the Buddha-Bar concept features a giant Buddha statue, designed and sculpted by Bruno Tanquerel. Today, Buddha-Bar is located in 25 countries and key cities around world, including London, Moscow, Budapest, Paris, Kiev, Prague, St. Petersburg, Cairo, New Delhi, Dubai, Monte Carlo, Tbilisi, Baku, and Manila.
Since its inception in 2012, Buddha-Bar Manila has raised cosmopolitan dining to a different level with its rich serving of alluring Modern Asian cuisine. This brings us to the event it hosted last week, which is also in preparation of Buddha-Bar Manila’s upcoming sixth anniversary in February 2018.
Along with some media friends, we were invited to witness a special Christmas tree lighting. Buddha-Bar Manila has been doing this for three years now, but this is the first time it was actually organized into an event.
Buddha-Bar Manila’s cuisine is a combination of East Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and other Asian flavors, combined subtly with a zest of the West. Its dishes are prepared according to the family style concept: to be shared among guests.
Going back to the Christmas tree lighting event, we were welcomed with sophisticated Red and White Sangrias and Cream Cheese Canapés. Next came the Spicy Beef Rolls, which packed a punch but was a delight to the palate.
Haven’t been to Buddha-Bar Manila? The establishment can hold events for parties of 400-450 and has hosted a massive 800-pax gathering. Head on to their social media accounts and be in the loop of one of the most hip hangouts today.