High Street Café brings new light to the buffet experience
Buffets usually mean family time for many Filipinos, who are known of their fondness for eating and spending time with their loved ones. After all, what better way to spend one’s free time than with your nearest and dearest over plates heaped high with food? At Shangri-la at the Fort’s High Street Café, this is a reality every day, but especially during the weekend.
The luxury hotel located at the heart of the metropolitan Bonifacio Global City, Shangri-la at the Fort quickly made a name for itself with its gustatory offerings, such as steak place Raging Bull, Samba and Canton Road.
High Street Café fits comfortably amidst these specialized establishments as a modern food hall filled with food stations offering specialties from different cuisines such as Japanese, Mediterranean and Chinese just to name a few.
Expansive, light-filled and thoroughly modern (thanks to the elegant designs courtesy of New York’s The Rockwell Group), the space is warm and homey enough for kids to run around in, but elevated thanks to the various commissioned art pieces and vintage knick-knacks that adorn its walls and shelves.
Here, you can enjoy Filipino family favorites such as steaks, pastas and rich desserts next to the more adventurous fare that make up its signature dishes: think Mango Crab Salad served in hipster-cool mason jars, bowls of steaming Malay Curry Laksa (culled from the family recipe of resident Chef Ng Tzer Tzun), Dong Bao Clay Pot Rice and the cheekily named Kiss My Beef Cheeks—a succulent, fork-tender dish of 24-hour braised beef that wins over entire families as easily as a Disney movie.
During the weekend, High Street Café adds four iconic dishes from different foodie capitals in the world: Boston lobsters, golden Japanese shrimp tempura, Brazilian churrasco wagyu and Philippine roast lechon. How does one end such an epic meal? Why, with a trip to the dessert station of course, and partaking in a serving—or two—of the Molten Lava Cake, which uses locally-sourced cacao.
Like with all things associated with the Shangri-la brand, the food hall puts a premium on quality, even going as far as getting many of their ingredients from sustainable sources.
Here, people know that their family is eating only the best kind of food, prepared properly and creatively by a team of local and international experts. For a people that loves to talk about food while eating food and surrounded by food, one can’t ask for more.