Nicole Aguinaldo | A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger from the Philippines.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Celebrations with Sofitel

The people of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel certainly know how to throw a great party - whether you're up for a grand New Year's celebration and other special events like the ones they have lined up for the Yuletide season aptly called Art de Noel or intimate gatherings like the recent Altesino Wine Dinner to which I was privileged to have been invited to. It was an evening of fine wine straight from the winery of Altesino, Italy, which we got to know more about from their representative, Lorenzo Gucci, and the most sumptuous world class dinner entrees as only the people behind Spiral can whip up.

Here is the selection of fine wines we sampled for the evening:

  • Argeo Proscco D.O.C. Brut - perfect as an aperitif, ideal with fish, and goes extremely well with hors-d-'ouvres and light first courses

  • Altesino Brumello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2006 - ideally paired with red and roast meat

  • Altesino Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010 - perfect with roasted red meat, noble game, and medium-aged cheese

  • Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2011 - best taken with grilled meat, stews with poultry and game, and medium-aged cheese

  • Altesino Rosso Toscana IGT 2010 - perfect with pasta and meat sauce, roast of white meats, poultry, and game


Some of the special events lined-up for the month-long Art De Noel celebrations:
Christmas at Spiral (Christmas eve dinner: PHP4,055++ and Christmas day brunch: PHP3,730++)
Sunset Bar Yuletide Special (Christmas eve dinner: PHP3,150++ and Christmas day brunch: PHP2,620++)
Le Marche de Noel at Le Bar (Christmas special available at PHP2,480++ and New Year's special available at PHP3,800++)
New Year at Spiral (available 7pm to 11pm for New Year's eve dinner)

Magnifique Lifestyles at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila:
Live It Up at Le Spa (The Festive Package available at PHP15,000net until December 31)
Season's Colors by Nail Artisan
Glamour by Philippe Tordjman Le Salon

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  1. Those shoes look stunning - Looks like a really great evening

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  2. Wish i could experience sofitel / spiral :(

  3. Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)
    Have a good start of the week))

  4. Looks amazing! You look gorgeous Nicole! That color of dress looks fabulous on you!

  5. Really pretty in that dress! :)

    As always, love your shoes! :D

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  6. It looks like you had a lovely time and I love what you wore! :) xx

  7. This is so lovely post! It looks like you had wonderful time over there. It’s been a long time I haven’t spent time with fiancé so I have decided to take her to SF on Christmas and will throw an intimate party at the best event space San Francisco venue. Isn’t that a good idea?