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[Kitchen 143] This opulent, indulgent Sunday brunch will cap your weekend off right

Michelle Aventajado
[Kitchen 143] This opulent, indulgent Sunday brunch will cap your weekend off right
Cold and hot seafood towers, handmade pizza and pasta, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and more await

Sunday brunch is an institution. Sunday brunch with seafood? And steak? That’s an outing that requires good company, good vino, and great conversation. Solaire Resorts has always had a multitude of choices when looking for extraordinary meals that satiate discerning palates. Finestra Italian Steakhouse Sunday Brunch does not disappoint in this department. In fact, enjoying a brunch in the opulent dining room of this Solaire mainstay elevates the understanding of the meal that combines both breakfast and lunch for sophisticated diners.

Hot or cold

Cold seafood towers include steamed prawns, crab, snails, and mussels. Freshly shucked oysters are the star of the show and come complete with dips and sauces from classic cocktail sauce, whipped horseradish, raspberry mignonette, or lemon and lime.

COLD SEAFOOD TOWER. Iced fresh flavors of the cold tower feature both local and imported shellfish. Photo by Michelle Aventajado

Hot seafood towers include both grilled and baked items. Oysters Rockefeller, baked mussels with panko and herbed topping, lobsters thermidor, and crabcakes are accompanied by tartar sauce, horseradish dip, and lemon butter sauces.

HOT SEAFOOD TOWER. Baked creamy flavors provide comfort and contrast to grilled savors. Photo by Michelle Aventajado

Starting with towers both hot and cold gives time for serious brunch-goers to enjoy a drink while waiting for their small plates to make their way to their table.

Brunch and bubbly

What’s brunch without some bubbly? Beyond the extensive wine list of both red and white wine, there are bubblies, cocktails, and digestifs to choose from. Champagne and sparkling rosé, or mixed drinks like the Finestra Negroni or the Pigafetta, offer a selection of spirits for everyone.

Small plates, big choices

Enjoying a luxurious seated buffet means indulging in rich and refreshing flavors that include octopus carpaccio, foie gras, scrambled eggs with truffles, and smoked salmon. Diners can avail of Oscietra caviar should they wish to take their brunching to the next level. 

SMALL PLATES. Ordering your small plates as you enjoy your hot and cold towers keeps the delectable momentum flowing. Photo by Michelle Aventajado
Pizza, pasta, and more

Italian specialties included in the plated buffet menu are a crusty pizza and homemade pastas – rich duck ravioli, gnocchi with cheese and honey, and pappardelle tartufate. 

PICK YOUR PASTA. Homemade pastas with sauces that cling and satisfy include tomato-based and creamy varieties. Photo by Michelle Aventajado
Sweet delights

Perhaps you would like to enjoy an affogato with a twist? This fun dessert station involves a creamy iced treat that is made on the spot with liquid nitrogen. Enjoy this Italian treat with either coffee, alcohol, or both, and top with homemade biscotti, sweet berries, chocolate, and fruity syrups. 

SO COOL. Made on the spot, these cool sweet treats are just as fun to make as they are delicious. Photo by Michelle Aventajado

Other desserts that sweet tooths can indulge in are the ever present Finestra Tiramisu, Coconut and Lime Semifreddo, Mango and Banana Pavlova, Pistachio Cannoli, and Pannacotta Topped with Strawberry Confit and Limoncello Syrup.

SWEET. You have every right to indulge on the weekend. Photo by Michelle Aventajado
One for the road

If that’s not enough, you can wait for the candy cart to make the rounds so you can take a sweet treat home for later. Handmade chocolate, petite treats, and macarons visit each table, inviting diners to bring a little piece of Finestra home with them.

CANDY CART. These sweet treats can be taken home. Photo by Michelle Aventajado

Elegant and relaxed brunches are finally back and something we can enjoy after Sunday worship with the family. Visiting Solaire Resort for any meal breaks the monotony of everyday dining. Visiting Solaire Resort for brunch, with elevated Italian flavors coupled with live music, beautiful lighting, and a breathtaking view of the water, is a wonderful way to delight the senses while relishing the last bit of the weekend. – Rappler.com

Finestra Italian Sunday Brunch is from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Price is at P5,555+ per person. For inquiries and reservations, please call 8888-8888 or click here for more information.

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Michelle Aventajado

Michelle Aventajado is a Filipina American striving for an ever-elusive balance in everything she does. Advocating for individuals with IDD through Best Buddies Philippines, sharing her parenting journey with her daughter's extra chromosome through Momma 'N Manila, and churning out love of home and hearth through Kitchen 143 are just some of the things that fuel her passion and serve her God-given purpose.