“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ” ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story
And to eat with all your heart once in a blue moon treats, not just our taste buds, but it satiates our souls as well. And since food is essential to life, therefore, food must be made good.
Just like in Quezon Filipino and Spanish Buffet! After the success of their first concept buffet- Guevarras, GruppoGuevarrasInc. (GGI) has opened its doors in Quezon City aptly named Quezon buffet. Carrying GGI’s vision, Quezon Buffet undoubtedly exudes with high-caliber dishes at very affordable rates. Quezon showcased variety of gastronomic fares that will surely suit everyone’s palates. It merges the comforts of home and gourmet delicacies by catering our country’s cuisines. Nestled in the heart of Quezon Avenue, Quezon buffet carries an ambiance of an old-world charm and rustic appeal. GGI upholds their commitment in reminding the general public especially the younger generations about our county’s greatest heroes; as well as preserving our culture through local cuisines.
Cooking with love provides food for the soul, and Quezon Buffet was developed to be a haven not just for delectable Filipino cuisines but to satisfy your Spanish cravings as well. Highlighting Filipino-Spanish heritage that embodies classic food that includes roasting stations, various meat dishes, seafood, grains and noodles,fresh salads, flavorful soups and dessert selections, Quezon Buffet is indeed a place to dine in with family and friends to celebrate. Much of the inspiration behind this effort came from their collective ideas to acknowledge the deep historical connection during President Quezon’s era, and this is through sustainable cooking of exquisite dishes. Here are some of their noteworthy specialties that will make you come back for more.
Regarded as the centerpiece in Quezon, Lechon Baka is a savory meat roasted to perfection served with its special sauce. This classic entree is so tender to bite and rich in flavor.This one will surely win the hearts of diners across all ages.
Seafood lovers will take delight in this Shrimp dish, Gambas, a recognizable entree in Filipino-spanish cuisine.
“Gambas” in Spanish pertains to prawns and is considered being both appetizer and a main dish. Quezonhighlighted the versatility of this dish with a marriage of sweet, salty, and spicy concoction.
This raved Ilocano cuisinecontains boiled and grilled pig parts such as the ears, face and liverwhich carries a spicy sour taste that soothes your hungry appetite.
Hailed as the king of every spanish gathering, Paella is a mixture of rice with seafood and vegetables served in a typical flat pan from Mediterranean Spanish Coast. Here in Quezon, it is traditionally cooked with homemade fresh broth that will gratify your hunger.
Salad with Pako
This salad gives a whole new twist as it includes Pako which is an edible fiddlehead ferns that is very popular in Baler, Aurora –where President Quezon was born. This fresh salad is served with varieties of sauces giving a flavourful tongue-teaser.
Turon with Langka
Turon is one of the popular desserts catered in the Philippines. Quezon preserves its traditional way by wrapping the saba in lumpia wrappers with a twist of langka syrup on the side.
One of their signature desserts, this local favorite right smack the craving of your sweet tooth. This fluffy sliced cake is a combination of meringue and sweet chewy custard fillings.This will absolutely be a perfect sweet treat with a rich and cool taste that everybody will love.
Celebrity Chef behind Quezon
Corporate chef Kalel Chan is the chef behind various fine-dining and high-end restaurants. Considered as one of the Top 10 good-looking chef, Kalel is surprisingly charming and down to earth.He goes for innovative fusion cooking that adds creativeness to his masterpieces. Chef Kalel is always eager to discover new trends in culinary industry and adapts them in his food creations. He is conservative with local taste when it comes to his favorite food, which happens to be the all-time Filipino favorite Adobo. He has envisioned Quezon as a place where guests can experience a historic vibes through the food they serve. To elevate the local food scene, Chef Kalel emphasizes the use of Fresh local ingredients into appetizing dishes. Apart from creating delectable dishes, Chef Kalel is also an expert in food carvings which is one of Quezon’s distinctive offerings.
Quezon Buffet, a place like home
Exuding with elegant ambiance, Quezon buffet incorporates classic lines and Art Deco pieces into its interior, creating a classic touch. The backdrops are great for photo-taking which is a known Filipino past –time in every family gatherings, an intimate date with your special someone or the perfect bonding tick with your friends. Quezon exudes a classy vibe, from its spacious façade, soft lightings, to minimalist interiors of black and white tones. The woodworks and sparkling chandeliers – blends the antiquated with cosmopolitan and classic, as well as the convenience of modern life. The walls are well-themed with photos of President Quezon through the years, giving customers a nostalgic ambiance. Quezon gives a convenient and cozy vibe as the dishes are arranged per station and are neatly presented. The whole place can accommodate close to 200 pax with spacious function rooms that can accommodate 30-35 persons, respectively.
Complementing the dishes, the place is satisfying as the service is generally noble. Their service staff are nice and friendly, accompanying customers from the front lobby up to their seats. They depict one of the good traits of every Filipino, which is being hospitable to guests. Resembling President Manuel Quezon whose name will always be in the hearts of every Filipino, Quezon Buffet is the epitome of this man by serving finest and mouth-watering dishes and yet very affordable price across the board. The extraordinary experience of tasting distinct local flavors will surely worth a visit.
Just like in any traditional fiesta or festivity, Quezon truly offers a mixed dining experience for all ages! Remember:
Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Moments remarkable, if shared at Quezon Buffet!
Since there is no sincere love than the love of food…
It’s fun to eat together, when it’s at Quezon Buffet!