There are still a couple of more days to take advantage of the authentic Mexican Cuisine prepared by Chef Daniela Romera during Sabores de Mexico at Crimson Hotel’s restaurant Cafe Eight.
I was able to experience this Mexican Fiesta during our Crimson Hotel Staycation this past weekend. With the kids in tow, and some of my girlfriends here from the south, Kaye and I left our Crafternoons Bento Mommas Workshop to enjoy the food and accommodations at Crimson.
Crimson is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from our place so it makes it easy to get to when we want to escape the normal every day routine here in the house. Our family was invited to experience this special treat because my friend Jane over at Sugar and Spice had arranged with Twinkle Lacsamana and Karina Leal from Crimson to show us around the place.
I’ll write more about the beautiful facilities in a later post, but for now, I wanted to make sure that I shared all the fun Mexican food that is available right now for Cafe 8’s Lunch and Dinner Buffet. Good thing my friend Jane had visited the buffet a day or two before. The thing about taking pictures of a buffet is that if you don’t get there before the buffet actually opens, the only shots you will get of the food are the ones on YOUR plate. And SILLY me…I forgot to take ANY shots of food on my plate because I was so excited to dig in!
While I was here eating and chatting with my friends, I kept thinking about the girls I used to work with back home, before I left NY. As a last ditch effort to try and convince Nino to stay in New York, I got a full time teaching job with a Head Start Program not far from my home. Head Start Programs are often started in areas where the children may be at risk. Many times these programs are in areas where the situations are not ideal. In the area where I was working, the kids were mostly Mexican. But what I remember most about the teachers, and the assistant teachers whom I worked with was their amazing food. They would bring in this cheese called Queso Blanco and they ate it with practically everything. I remember my assistant teacher would bring in tortillas, and salsa, and beans and this cheese. She taught me to tear off a piece of the tortilla and use it to pick up a little bit of everything with the tortilla and then just pop it into my mouth with one bite.
I was thinking about this Queso Blanco when I dove into the buffet. I didn’t find it, but I found lots of other treats that were equally satisfying.
Lots of these bright beautiful food shots for the Mexican food are from Jane’s camera and her post on the same topic over at Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. Thanks Jane for letting me borrow your pics 🙂
But that’s not all they had on the buffet. They have international choices still there as well. They have the Roasted Sirloin, and of course the kids loved the Pasta Station too.
But a Mexican Fiesta wouldn’t be complete without the Churros and the Flan!
But I’m even more happier with how much these two love each other. Aren’t they sweet?
If you would like to know more about the Sabores de Mexico Buffet at Crimson Hotel or you want to make reservations, you can call Cafe Eight at 863.2222 loc 1612.
LUNCH BUFFET – P1,000++/ person
DINNER BUFFET – P1,250++/ person