Hotel buffets are really good. Not only do you get fresh produce and freshly made foodstuff, you have a wide variety to choose from that you have to have the know-how of a military tactician to attack the food stations.
Meals are made more enjoyable with friends, old and new. Everyone was just about to buckle down to some serious eating at Restoran Fiesta, one of Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta’s food and beverage outlets.
The seafood station, I thought, was the center piece of the buffet spread. Let the chef work his magic and you’ll be wolfing down mouth-watering seafood dishes dipped in any sauce you like.
An almost-full tummy calls for an interlude. Smile! Then dig in again.
Someone hit on the idea of creating a musical glass orchestra shortly before dinner ended. It must have been the sugar rush from the dessert station.
*Taking the cue from Bob Seger’s famous song “Old Time Rock & Roll” that was released as a single in 1979. I first heard it in high school when I watched Tom Cruise’s film Risky Business. The image of Tom Cruise dancing in his polo shirt and socks rocked the worlds of teenagers back then.
**Photography by Wilyn Magadan and Arnel Rigos