Make Your Way to Sofitel This Thursday for French-Style Bites With Local Flavors

French and Filipino worlds come together at the launch of Le Bar's new menu.

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PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila

( French and Filipino cuisines don't often find themselves together, but magical (read: delish) things happen when you consider two things: France has a rich culinary heritage and we've got great-quality ingredients and artisanal products here in the Philippines. Well, trust Sofitel Manila to bridge the best of the two worlds as they're unveiling a new menu at Le Bar, with a grand launch happening this Thursday, June 16!

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Save the date: Le Bar's launching a new menu with a special event happening this Friday.
PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila

Make your way to Sofitel on Thursday for the grand launch of Le Bar's new menu:

Happening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 16, Le Bar—Sofitel Manila's lobby restaurant-slash-bar known for its brooding, cozy ambience—will be launching a new menu crafted by the hotel's Executive Chef Bettina Arguelles featuring Filipino flavors while employing French techniques. Expect sumptuous numbers like the Sea Urchin LuglugPan-Seared Barramundi, and a must-try Ensaladang Talong with Smoked Caviar in canapé form, laid out buffet-style for grazing on.

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Imagine pancit luglug made extra-special with the use of great-quality seafood... 
PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila
sofitel manila le bar pan-seared barramundi
Barramundi fish fried to a crisp... 
PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila
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...And good ol' ensaladang talong, with caviar for a luxe touch. 
PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila

The event is happening in partnership with excellent-quality local players Auro ChocolateEsguerra FarmsAba Pardes Hydroponics, and Malagos Farmhouse—and apart from star bites featuring their products, you can also sip on free-flowing Whispering Angel rosé wine in between nibbles.

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PHOTO BY Sofitel Manila

Excited yet? Seats go for P3,500 net per person—we say gather your best food-loving pals and make it a date on Thursday night. Simply fill out Le Bar's special reservation form to secure your slot; you can also call 8832-6988 or send an email to

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is a five-star luxury resort hotel located in Manila, hailing from the French luxury hotel brand of the same name.

For reservations and inquiries, contact 8832-6988 or send an email to For more information, check out Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's Facebook page.

UPDATE (June 14, 2:51 p.m.): The event is happening on a Thursday, not Friday as previously written. The article has been updated.

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