With the expansion of the population, naturally, comes the expansion of appetites. Bonifacio Global City (BGC), having a couple of dozen different cultures residing in it, is surely a melting pot for hungry professionals with sophisticated palates waiting for the next big thing to line up for that’s not milk tea. What’s a thriving business hotel to do? Seda in BGC answers the call of grumbling tummies, accompanying its new second tower with an all-new Misto restaurant.
With six times the capacity of the original Misto, the new resto can accommodate up to 220 guests at a time. The setup, revealed in a recent soft launch, has a show kitchen and interactive food stations showcasing what it does best: premium beef cuts, grilled fresh prawns, Napoletana pizza with that extra thin crust made from genuine caputo flour (which means more toppings, less dough — always a good thing), and Indian dishes from the tandoori oven. Everything is just enough to make a traffic-weary person’s day, and at an introductory price of P888 net seven days a week; it’s well worth the drive.
Senior group general manager Andrea Mastellone, who happens to be Italian, vouches for the authenticity of the Misto Pizza Napoletana. It’s the kind of pizza that you can finish all by yourself, minus the guilt. Other things you can finish by yourself: the assortment of salad cocktails neatly lined up in front of the show kitchen. Watching cooks play with fire while enjoying a Thai-style pomelo salad? It’s an extreme sport that many of us wouldn’t mind getting into. Anything beef is also worth the second serving. Remember, it’s protein. You need that. There’s also a seafood grill, a tempura station, noodles, pastas, fruits, a charcuterie station, and of course, a dessert station with excellent cake pops.
Mastellone shares, “Just like Seda BGC, this Misto outlet was designed to meet the surging demand for premier facilities in this rapidly growing business district.” He recalls that when Misto first opened in 2012, it immediately gained a following for its delicious food, offered at great value. It became even more popular when it introduced a lunch buffet frequented by the corporate crowd. With the new Misto, Seda continues its value-for-money offerings with its P888 buffet.
“We enjoy seeing our diners get more than their peso’s worth,” says Seda’s corporate executive chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo, who has mastered the Filipino palate from more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry. He assures regular diners that the bestselling Osso Bucco Lamb Shanks, Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon, Lasagna, Crispy Tadyang and Bagnet will remain part of the Seda menu and buffet cycle, as will a continuously evolving and creative line-up of dishes. He adds that the breakfast buffet, also at Php888 net, will likewise retain its fresh selections while offering breakfast staples sought out by international guests.
The dining experience is also elevated with bright interiors that match the hotel’s no-nonsense take on contemporary business luxury. Apart from the show kitchen, focal points of the new restaurant include a 10-person private dining room and a larger, semi-private area that can seat up to 30 people.
Seda BGC also serves its food offerings at its new meeting rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 50 guests. The hotel’s new ballroom is now build for up to 420 persons, theater-style. The new tower has 521 rooms in total, consisting of guest rooms, suites and serviced residences. Accompanying the new tower is the relocation of amenities, including the popular Seda Straight Up roof deck bar, Club Lounge, gym and pool. New room categories such as the Executive Suite and the top-of-the-line Seda Suite, as well as studios and one-bedroom serviced residences will also be available to guests in the coming months.
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Misto is located at Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Visit www.sedahotels.com for information or call 945-8888.