Novotel Manila Araneta City welcomes new chef and special offerings

Novotel Manila Araneta City welcomed and opened its kitchen to its new executive chef Massimiliano Pauletto. With more than two decades of culinary experience, chef Massi will oversee the operations of Novotel Manila Araneta City’s five dining outlets: Food Exchange Manila, Gourmet Bar by Novotel, Sabor Bar de Vinos, Indulge Gelato and The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge, as well as all events and meetings banquet requirements.

Enjoy delicious cuisine and special drinks at these family-friendly restaurants and stylish bars. Food Exchange Manila has a kaleidoscope of colors, offering international cuisines and favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sabor Bar de Vinos is a haven for those who want to savor life’s simple pleasures in an intimate space with a distinct collection of wines and an array of signature tapas, while Gourmet Bar by Novotel is the perfect spot for impromptu meetings and casual get-togethers. It is an inviting space that never sleeps. Indulge Gelato offers homemade gelatos that are the perfect refreshing treat to beat the heat of Quezon City. And The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge is a go-to hotspot in Quezon City for after-work drinks and casual meals.

New chef and New culinary offerings

Chef Massi hails from Castellanza, Varese, Italy, and grew up in a traditional Italian family way of preparing food and festively dining together. He has had a global culinary career — Europe, Africa, India and Southeast Asia, all of which led him to the Philippines. “I’m very happy to start with this hotel in this part of the city. Quezon City will explode in the next years or so, I would have marked up my name here,” he expressed.

Applying his strong culinary background, chef Massi will introduce techniques that will reinforce the global F&B team of Novotel Manila Araneta City in order to provide better quality palatable dishes and unique dining experience.Since last month, chef Massi has already introduced several specialties in every food outlet of Novotel Manila.

For the month of October, grab your spoons for a whole week of risotto specials that will fill your cravings with creamy traditional Italian rice dish flavored with luxurious toppings such as prawns, truffle, and apple foie gras. Plus, whet your appetite for your dinner buffet with a favorite Italian antipasto at the bruschetta bar where you can go extra on Italian olive oil choices, fresh tomatoes and other toppings. All these are available during our dinner buffet at the Food Exchange Manila from October 3 to 9 for only P1688 during Mondays to Fridays & Sundays, and P1888 during Seafood Saturdays.

Drown your weeklong woes with an indulgent serving of affogato from October 10 to 16 for only P160 at the Indulge Gelato.

Take time to Sabor the moment with your friends and colleagues with an assorted cold cuts and cheese platter paired with a special bottle of Fantini Sangiovese wine for P1500 available at Sabor Bar de Vinos from October 17 to 23. Prices are inclusive of service charge and applicable government taxes.

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