The first time I dined at Restaurant 5 of Discovery Suites (it’s on the 5th floor) was when I checked in the hotel with my family a few years ago. We had an ala carte dinner at Restaurant 5 and I clearly remember being very happy with the food. Restaurant 5 no longer serves dinner these days, just breakfast and lunch.
Anyhow, I was invited to sample Restaurant 5’s themed lunch buffet last March 1, 2012. That day, they were serving Spanish food. We started off with a complimentary bread basket which came complete with Discovery Suites’ signature spreads. You can actually get all the bread you want at the buffet area.
Then there was the warm and comforting Sopa De Ajo or garlic soup which I enjoyed.
Savory Spanish-style cold cuts followed — chorizo, olives, jamon serrano… all available from the buffet area as well.
I also grabbed an empanada (savory meat puff). It was soooo yummy!
There’s a station where you can get freshly cooked gambas (shrimps) and salpicao (beef tenderloin).
Voila! Gambas cooked right in front of you!
There’s a carving station too. That day, pork belly was on the chopping board.
Then there was a gigantic pan of Paella.
One of the dishes I enjoyed the most was the Fabada, stewed beans with strips of tasty bacon. Yummy!
Patatas Bravas, potatoes in spicy tomato sauce with chorizo pieces, was delicious too. There was also roast chicken and a several other meat and seafood dishes available.
For dessert, there was Brazo De Mercedes (not pictured), Churros Con Chocolate, Bunuelos (cream puffs), Mocha Chino Cheesecake (not pictured), and a few other cakes I didn’t catch the names of.
Lunch themes change on a daily basis. Aside from Spanish there’s Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai… the only fixed schedule is Friday when they serve Filipino dishes and Saturday when it’s all grilled fare. It’s best to call first to confirm what the theme of the days is. The fee is P695++ per person. Coffee and tea are included in the price.
5/F Discovery Suites
25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
719-6805 or 719-8888
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