Cesar Cruz Jr.
Business Mirror | July 25, 2019
Getting the Right Mix for Buffet Success
Discerning palates will be thrilled with the extensive lineup of authentic international and local dishes set in a spacious and elegant dining establishment in the midst of bustling BGC.
The restaurant, Misto, which means “mixed“ in Italian, had made a name for itself with its tasty offering at reasonable prices since 2012. Its lunch buffet had quite a following with the corporate crowd. Fast forward seven years later, it can now accommodate 220 guests or over six times more than its original capacity.
Misto is part of Seda BGC’s newly built second tower that is set to cater to the demand of more guest rooms and function venues, as well. The buffet offers amazing value at an introductory of only P888 net, seven days a week. The buffet station comprises of premium meat cuts and grilled on the spot seafood for the show kitchen, a carving station, tempura station, a noodle bar, salad greens and fruits on ice and a mouthwatering collection of desserts.
The classic offering of Misto BGC, which never fails to win the hearts of buffet goers are the following: prime beef cuts, seafood grilled to perfection, Napoletana pizza made from Caputo flour, heartwarming soups and Indian dishes piping hot from the tandoori oven. These culinary delights are made fresh in its kitchen theater and various food stations in a new location at the hotel’s expansion tower.
“Just like Seda BGC, this Misto outlet was designed to meet the surging demand for premier facilities in this rapidly growing business district,” Seda senior group General Manager Andrea Mastellone voiced. The Italian hotelier assures the authenticity of the Misto Pizza Neopolitana and other pizza varieties, which with are all made from scratch from start to finish.
Also, a big factor that contributes to the appeal of this buffet is the keen understanding of local cuisine by its chef. In charge of churning out Filipino dishes is Seda’s corporate Executive Chef Romualdo “Pepe” Castillo whose three decades worth of experience is very much attuned to the taste buds of its diner.
Pepe stands behind the well-loved dishes, such as Osso Buco Lamb Shanks, Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon, Lasagna, Crispy Tadyang and Bagnet—all of which will remain part of the Seda Menu and buffet cycle. He also assures that its popular breakfast buffet, which is also offered at P888 net, will retain its fresh selections.
Adding to the luxurious vibe of the place is the stylish and modern interiors marked with a splash of vivid colors and greenery. The prime focus of Misto is its show kitchen, a private dining room for 10 and a semi-private area for large groups of up to 30 persons.
Aside from Misto, there are other facilities worth checking out. The Straight Up roof-deck bar, Club Lounge, gym and pool are all getting an upgrade in the new tower. In the works and soon to be available in the next few months are new room categories, like the Executive Suite and the top-of-the-line Seda Suite, as well as studios and one-bedroom serviced residences.
“BGC’s first premier hotel has truly evolved in keeping with the robust growth of the dynamic business and leisure communities it serves,” Mastellone said with pride.
Cesar Cruz Jr.
Cesar studied communication arts at the University of Santo Tomas. He writes articles in the Lifestyle Section of Business Mirror as a lifestyle writer. He manages Pancit Malabon, his own restaurant at Banawe St.