Jazzy Sunday American Brunch Buffet at the Oakroom! + Giveaway

What do you do on Sundays? For some of us, it's our only alone time away from our work from Mondays to Saturdays. Is music part of your chillax day? There's a new Sunday lunch buffet concept that combines American food with live jazzy entertainment at the Oakroom until next month only! I happened to try out their buffet last week and I can only say that a combination of lunch + music + good company + travel conversations is a great way to start your Sunday =) It was like a mix of alone time and friends time in one go. Enjoy Oakroom's Jazzy Brunch selection (below) from 12 noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday until November 2014 ;)

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I must say that the best seats in the house are those in front of the stage and a little bit on the side next to the buffet table hehe. We were there early and they were already preparing for a lovely set of oldies, lounge and mellow music I can actually sing to. The band's presence is light enough for conversations but the songs are the ones I grew up with so I would stop once in a while to close my eyes and sway to the music discreetly while enjoying my food. I believe the saxophone had a lot to do with it!! Haha.

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They have a wide selection of food for youngsters and parents so it's perfect for family time as well.

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The dishes are created and prepared by none other than resident Chef Jerome Cartailler and his team. =) The food for this brunch buffet is American mostly.

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If you must have breakfast first, there's a cereal corner,

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pancakes, strawberry French toast,

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fried chicken, cheese sticks,

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eggs benedict, buffalo wings

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and the bestseller crispy bacon ;)

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They have a salad corner

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with infused oils and dressings. They even have barbequed pork to add to the salad! 

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If you're a salmon fan, then there's a LOT of that.

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You can also enjoy shrimp cocktails.

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They have yoghurt and sauces to go with that.

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See what I mean with the salmon? They have one of the most generous helpings of it I've ever seen in one bite haha.

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They have their own version of Reuben sandwiches

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and there's a Chicago Style Cheese Dog salad.

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I love their Waldorf salad - reminds me of my trip to Russia ;) It's American but we had it a lot during that trip!

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There's the good old DIY station for pastas.

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The carving station has ham and steak so don't miss that for your fill of meat.

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For soup, they have cream of asparagus.

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Here are just some of the other main course offerings: Jambalaya rice, plain rice,

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mashed potato, Philly Cheese Steak (don't miss this! hehe),

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Oysters Rockefeller, meatloaf,

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Maryland corn

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and fishcake (yum!! one of my favs for this brunch),

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baby back ribs

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and Key West seafood (light and good).

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If you must have rolls for brunch, Oakroom makes their bread and pastries ;)

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They have scones this time

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and Danish pastries too.

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For dessert, you can start with fruit salad

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then move on to the mousse,

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the cupcakes,

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the donuts,

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the squares,

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the brownies,

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and the pies.

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I've never had pecan pie before and this was delicious. 

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Every person gets an Asti or a lemon drink (non-alcoholic) with their meal. Creative shot c/o J =D

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J and I were joking around and I told him I'd make a poll. LOL. Which do you think is healthier? A or B? Haha. This is Exhibit A with the Waldorf salad, another salad, fishcakes, cheese stick and buffalo wings.

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This is Exhibit B with the salmon, fish cake, Key West seafood, baby back ribs, fishcake and bit-sized shrimp combi.

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This is just Round 2 of x number of rounds.

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For one of my last plates, I finally gave in to bacon to check out my seatmate's obsession with it and chocolate haha.

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As if the food coma was not enough, I came back for around 2 helpings of chocolate ice cream to end my almost 4-hour long brunch LOL.

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Time just seems to fly when there's good music,

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wonderful conversations with new friends like fellow travel bloggers Ramil and Edgar of PinasMuna (they're on their way to finish exploring the 81 provinces of the Philippines!) and travel enthusiasts like Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Manila's GM and Team

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paired with awesome food ;) These are moments worth spending your rest day for.

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So go get dressed now, wake some people up and head to Oakroom in Ortigas or work up an appetite for the coming weeks!!

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Restaurant Details:
6th Floor, Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Open Mondays to Sundays
719-1160 (direct line) / 637-7888 ext. 8604


Tell me below: What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for? What cuisine do you usually go for? How do usually spend your Sundays? Which is healthier for you - Exhibit A or B? Haha.

21 comments:

  1. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for?
    I usually look for seafood or meat in a buffet. Crabs or shimps or pecking duck
    What cuisine do you usually go for?
    I usually go for Japanese or Chinese cuisine

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  2. I usually spend my sundays with my family at the mall.I like exhibit A better.

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  3. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for? The first spread I check out in any buffet is the dessert spread.
    What cuisine do you usually go for? I usually go for the Japanese cuisine.

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  4. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for? How do usually spend your Sundays?

    I like to try the different meats and beef in a buffet (e.g. Wagyu, Angus) since they are quite pricey when you order them in restaurants, so I think you get the value for your money right away. I also enjoy the wide selection of sushi and sashimi in a buffet, as I don't usually order them when we dine out.

    I usually go to church on Sundays.

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  5. I usually try basically anything on the buffet table. No specific dish at all.

    We usually go to church every Sundays or grocery time with my mom and sister.

    Exhibit B is healthier for me.

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  6. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for?
    I usually look for the dessert.


    Which is healthier for you - Exhibit A or B?
    I'll go for Exhibit A.

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  7. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for?
    I usually look for desserts.
    What cuisine do you usually go for? Japanese Cuisine
    How do usually spend your Sundays? I go to San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Church.
    Which is healthier for you - Exhibit A or B? I'll go for Exhibit B.

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  8. First thing that usually I look for is meat and vegie! And the food that I don't eat usually at home.. I always go for new food, new recipe.

    I love western foods!

    I spend my Sunday doing series marathon and malling!
    Exhibit B is much healthier!

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  9. "These are moments worth spending your rest day for."

    I agree! Sunday is the perfect day to get out of the busy work and school schedules. It's the day to spend time with our family, relax and enjoy the free day that we have.

    My family usually spend our Sundays on malls, road trips and eating meals all together.

    The healthier option would be Exhibit B!

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  10. i usually go for the seafood dishes in a buffet, the desserts that has a wide variety ....
    i usually spend my sundays at home, doing the house chores
    i'll go for exhibit B

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  11. What cuisine do you usually go for?
    - I usually go for Italian cuisine.
    How do usually spend your Sundays?
    - I usually spend my Sundays with my family baking or cooking home cooked meals.

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  12. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for?

    An array of dishes that I cant find outside normally that cost high.

    What cuisine do you usually go for?

    Anything! I want to be surprised.

    -Kany Vic Perez

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  13. Usually spend my sundays eating in different restaurants with my loved ones!! I actually love both exhibits!

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  14. I usually look for a buffet with complete array of Filipino food. Obviously I always look for Filipino cuisine! I spend my Sunday working out and then eating in buffet! Hehehe I go for Exhibit A due to the salads!

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  15. I love to eat and the food are so mouth watering. I love Exhibit A.. im so excited to eat those food yummy :)

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  16. I love Mexican and Korean cuisine. I think Exhibit B is the healthier option, though both are yummy!

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  17. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for? Since buffet are expensive go for the expensive one like crab, shrimp, then the roast beef.
    What cuisine I usually go for? Chinese and japanese. Love the dimsum and the sushi

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  18. What are the elements/features/dishes in a buffet that you look for?
    Variety & taste
    What cuisine do you usually go for? Japanese

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  19. Since Buffet are expensive I 1st search for the expensive items like crab shrimp etc.

    The cuisine I prefer is the Chinese Dimsum and the Japanese Sushi.

    Margaret Chan
    compromise88@yahoo.com

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  20. Sundays are lunch out day for me and my family. Usually after hearing mass in the morning, we head to the mall to do some shopping, grocery and eat out.

    What I look forward in the Buffet Spread are food items that are not in my everyday meals...something unique in taste, flavor and aroma. I dig in to seafood and japanese stuff in a buffet.

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
    dimplesgon@yahoo.com

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Hi. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you =)