I was invited a couple of days ago to try out one of Manila’s newest place for Wine and Cheese lovers. The restaurant was just newly opened that’s why they invited few food bloggers for wine tasting and to try out their Raclette Buffet.
The restaurant’s décor was simple and the different sets of chairs is somehow surprising; the waiters were all friendly and attentive not to mention the Chef who prepared the Raclette for us.
Wine is such a wonderful luxury and probably one of the worlds most favorite beverage. From the same names behind Diamond Hotel, this new epicurean landmark in the chic Rockwell area offers wine connoisseurs a venue to satiate their taste for this classy intoxication.
Every Mondays and Thursdays, wine aficionados can enjoy free-flowing wine that ranges from light to full-bodied whites and reds for a reasonable price of P650++. The brands of the wines to be served change every month so as not to bore the taste buds. And for those who want to make wine drinking more enjoyable, they can do so with a buffet of Raclettes for an accessible price of P950++.
This Wine and Raclette Buffet is a testimony of Astralis’ progressive wine collection. It offers an assortment of award-winning white wines that includes sparkling, blush, dry light to medium intensity, and dry medium to full intensity. Red wine lovers will also appreciate the dry light to medium intensity and dry medium to full intensity variations of this scarlet drink.
Aside from these, Astralis also offers three different wine flights hailing from some of the best vineyards in the globe. Vignoble des Verdots showcases the versatility and potential of David Fourtout’s winery – a young and upcoming winemaker in Southwest France. In a short span of time, he has produced excellent quality wines earning him the “Best Winemaker of the Year” award during the Bergerac exhibition in 2002.
People looking for value for money will find it in Vin de Pay Wines. These are varietal wines in France just a step above Vin de Table or Table Wines proving that classy need not to be costly.
Jane of Between Bites enjoying Raclette Buffet
Lastly, Red Wines from Three Continents showcases that good wines are not exclusive to a certain country by putting together an interesting mix of wines from Chile, France and USA.
Tapas selection such as premium cold cuts and cheese are also available to complement your wines.
So add kick and buzz to your Monday and Thursday dine-outs and nightcaps with Astralis’ Wine Buffet backed by the five-star provenance of Diamond Hotel.
Astralis is located at Lopez Drive, Rockwell. For inquiries call 7032688