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American Food Fest. The Cafe, Hyatt City of Dreams

From September 12 – 20, 2015 enjoy a themed buffet “FROM THE LAND OF THE FREE TO THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT” at The Cafe of Hyatt City of Dreams Manila in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Foreign Agricultural Service of the Embassy of the United States.


His excellency PHILIP GOLDBERG, Ambassador of the United States of America, graced the event during our visit yesterday.



Mr. Goldberg was met & welcomed warmly by guest chef Jay McCarthy who delighted in having the Ambassador try some of his prime beef offerings.

The buffet features American culinary heirloom dishes prepared from premium U.S. meats, produce, and grains by guest chef Jay McCarthy from Beaver Creek and Vail Chophouse restaurant in Texas. Also showcased are wines especially flown in from across the Pacific.


APPETIZER: Spinach artichoke with crab | Rosemary serrano beef rib fingers | Beef skewers |  Beef gravlax carpaccio on spinach salad

MAIN: Cowboy ribeye | Barbecue brisket | Sugar cured beef tenderloin | Grilled stripling & seared nebraska herb | Mushroom braised beef short ribs | Classic london broil with mac & cheese | T-bone or porterhouse

DESSERTS: Bourbon creme brûlée | Mile apple pie with vanilla ice cream | Pecan pie

CRAFT BEERS (limited stocks available, priced individually): Anderson Valley 355 ml bottle Php 280 | Rogue nation Php 320

CALIFORNIA WINES  (limited stocks available, priced individually): Woodbridge Merlot  | Woodbridge Zinfandel | Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc | Woodbridge Chardonnay 185 ml glass PHP 400, 750 ml bottle PHP 1,550

The Cafe, Hyatt City Of Dreams Manila

Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Blvd. Entertainment City, Parañaque, Manila,  Philippines1701 Tel: +63 2 691 1234



Lunch: Mon-Wed 1340 net | Thur-Sat 1430 net | Sunday 1,888 net
Dinner: Mon-Wed 1,840 net | Thur-Sun 1,930 net
To reserve: call 691 1234 or 800 8080.


Kap & I were so fortunate to be among the few select media guests for the U.S.-themed buffet, “FROM THE LAND OF THE FREE TO THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT”. CLICK HERE to read my previous post on the recently concluded Szechuan Food Festival.










Texas, the Lone Star State, is known for their cattle and cowboys. And who better to head the U.S.-themed buffet than Jay McCarthy. Chef McCarthy comes from an extremely diverse background. Born in New York, raised in Jamaica, and educated in Texas, his vast experience gives him a unique & innovative culinary style.


Chef Jay introduces the Omaha Tomahawk Rib Roast. It was love at first sight for me. The first bite just confirmed the state of my feelings, lol.






This 12-hour roasted beef brisket was a most welcome platter over at our table.




As you can see, Kap enjoyed his Omaha Tomahawk Steak down to the bone!

Not just beef, also head on over to the burgers & dogs station where you can pile on all the toppings you want without judgement & discrimination. United States after all, is the land of the free (and the brave)! ;)



And don’t forget to indulge our sweet tooth by having some soft serve ice cream in vanilla & choco.



Forget counting calories. Chocolates are ALWAYS great meal enders. Plus they get you in the best of mood too. Just ask Kap. ;)

Thank you so much Hyatt City of Dreams Manila, Sales & Marketing Director Francis David, MarCom Manager Jose Badelles, and MarCom Assistant Manager Joshua Hernandez for such a fun, fun lunch!

Thank you Josh (L), Francis (R), and Ouie (standing) for the love! :-*

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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Grabe naman po ang size nung Tomahawk Rib Roast! Ang laki! Hehehe… Talagang sabi nga nila, in Texas they make it big and good! Mukhang finger-licking good kasi simot sarap to the bones si Kap… :)

    September 15, 2015 at 9:36 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay naku Kei pagdating ni Hubby kelangan mo dalhin sa Hyatt yung weekend nilang The Beast pamatay! And sobrang reasonable ang buffet price sa totoo lang diba?

      September 15, 2015 at 11:14 am
      • Reply Kei Aclaro

        Oo nga, Ms. Jane. Napaka reasonable ng price… Pag-uwi ni hubby sabihin ko try naman namin ang buffet sa Hyatt… Kailangan gutom pag pumunta dun para sulit na sulit. Hahaha!!!

        September 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Dapat walang breakfast hehe

          September 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Ouie

    We are always happy and thrilled to have you over, Jane & Kap!

    September 15, 2015 at 11:14 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Ouie my love! :-*

      September 15, 2015 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Uy may alaskan king crab! Talagang kasama sa buffet yun, Jane? I love those kasi. =)

    Mura ang buffet ha. Ubos ang crab legs nila sa akin kung magkataon, hahaha

    September 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      YES! Diba? Hindi ako exag when I say super sulit???? Below 1.5 may alaskan king crab, steak, at madami pang iba!!!

      September 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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