Have a fantastic Sunday Brunch 'a la Rustic Mornings' at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati this May

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For families and friends, brunch has fast become a Sunday staple, allowing for a bit more time to sleep in after a late Saturday night out, and the perfect leisurely meal that allows you to spend time with loved ones while unwinding and recharging for the week ahead.

Which is why on all Sundays starting May 6, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati brings breakfast haven Rustic Mornings By Isabelo to Sunday brunch at Flavors Restaurant.

Rustic Mornings is Marikina’s hidden gem, which was started by advertising exec turned chef/restaurateur Portia Dee Baluyut in 2009 as Isabelo Garden Restaurant, a by-reservation-only restaurant which served only pre-ordered dishes. With no formal culinary training, but a lifelong love for food and the creative process, Portia evolved her restaurant into Rustic Mornings in 2012. Serving hearty and delicious all-day breakfast in the heart of Marikina, Rustic Mornings has been named by Looloo as the top breakfast place in the metro in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati approached Chef Portia as Rustic Mornings’ casual but delightfully tasteful comfort food fits right in with the hotel’s fun personality. Chef Portia is the second guest chef at Flavors Restaurant, following Pampanga’s famed chef Dennis Lim.

"Sundays at Rustic Mornings are the best,” Portia says, explaining on how families, couples, and barkadas would line up at her restaurant even before they open their gates just to get a table. We have loyal customers coming from the far south of Manila, with some who would even insist me to branch out so it’ll be more convenient for them to visit us regularly." Having this fruitful partnership with Holiday Inn is a great opportunity not only to those who would like to experience our food once again but also to those who have long been wanting to go to Rustic Mornings but just can’t travel too far.”

Flavors Restaurant prides itself in having one of the best buffet selections in Makati City, with a curated selection of Filipino, South East Asian, and Western dishes. This month of May, the business hotel’s clientele can enjoy Rustic Mornings’ hearty selection for Sunday brunch.

Buttermilk Pancakes
Joining Flavors’ choice brunch offerings are Rustic Mornings' Buttermilk Pancakes with special Buttercream and its very own Classic Pancake Syrup, topped with a choice of fresh mangoes, banana slices, strawberry cubes, blueberry compote, and chocolate chips.

Chef Portia’s newest ‘baby’, Waffable, also has its own station in the brunch buffet, showcasing her award-winning Classic Waffable; the bestselling Churro Waffable with bananas, butter cream and yema fudge; the Brownie Brittle – Brownie Waffable, butter cream and yema fudge; and Blueberry Burst – Classic Waffable, butter cream, blueberry compote and monkey butter.

Rustic Mornings also takes over the omelette station, with Chef Portia’s open-faced omelettes: the Country Omelette – potatoes, bacon and green bell pepper; the All Veggie –zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, and tomato; and Meat Lovers – bacon, sausage and garlic.

Tinapa Burrito
Another brunch highlight is Rustic Mornings’ Pinoy Burrito: parslied rice with tinapa flakes wrapped in a lumpia wrapper, then deep fried and served with a creamy rich sauce.

French Toast Bake with Berry Cream
Brunch guests can also look forward to French Toast Bake with Berry CreamHashbrowns, Sausages and Bacon bar; Curry Kofta Balls; Smoothie Bowls such as the Acai Bowl and Apple Oat Smoothie Bowl; and Open-faced Toasties at the toast bar.

Acai and Apple Oat Smoothie Bowls

Curry Kofta Balls

Bacon Bar!

Open Faced Toasties
Sunday Brunch is served at Flavors Restaurant from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for only P1900++ net, including sparkling white and red wine.

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is located in the heart of Ayala Center, adjacent to Glorietta, with 348 well-appointed rooms and suites that offer comfort and relaxation to business travelers and families alike. In 2016, it was awarded 5 stars by the Department of Tourism based on its exceptional facilities and amenities.

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is located at Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more information, please call 909-0888 or visit www.holidayinn.com/makati

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Disclosure: This is an edited press release from Holiday Inn & Suites Makati.

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