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 ;)
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.
They have a wide selection of food for youngsters and parents so it's perfect for family time as well.
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.
If you must have breakfast first, there's a cereal corner,
pancakes, strawberry French toast,
eggs benedict, buffalo wings
and the bestseller crispy bacon ;)
They have a salad corner
with infused oils and dressings. They even have barbequed pork to add to the salad!
If you're a salmon fan, then there's a LOT of that.
You can also enjoy shrimp cocktails.
They have yoghurt and sauces to go with that.
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.
They have their own version of Reuben sandwiches
and there's a Chicago Style Cheese Dog salad.
I love their Waldorf salad - reminds me of my trip to Russia ;) It's American but we had it a lot during that trip!
There's the good old DIY station for pastas.
The carving station has ham and steak so don't miss that for your fill of meat.
For soup, they have cream of asparagus.
Here are just some of the other main course offerings: Jambalaya rice, plain rice,
mashed potato, Philly Cheese Steak (don't miss this! hehe),
Oysters Rockefeller, meatloaf,
and fishcake (yum!! one of my favs for this brunch),
baby back ribs
and Key West seafood (light and good).
If you must have rolls for brunch, Oakroom makes their bread and pastries ;)
They have scones this time
and Danish pastries too.
For dessert, you can start with fruit salad
then move on to the mousse,
and the pies.
I've never had pecan pie before and this was delicious.
Every person gets an Asti or a lemon drink (non-alcoholic) with their meal. Creative shot c/o J =D
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.
This is Exhibit B with the salmon, fish cake, Key West seafood, baby back ribs, fishcake and bit-sized shrimp combi.
This is just Round 2 of x number of rounds.
For one of my last plates, I finally gave in to bacon to check out my seatmate's obsession with it and chocolate haha.
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.
Time just seems to fly when there's good music,
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
paired with awesome food ;) These are moments worth spending your rest day for.
So go get dressed now, wake some people up and head to Oakroom in Ortigas or work up an appetite for the coming weeks!!
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.