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January 24, 2015

Southern Invasion: Vikings Luxury Buffet at SM BF Paranaque + Opening Day Promo

The Vikings has sailed South and were pleasantly welcomed by the southern inhabitants.

 


I am talking about our favorite luxury buffet restaurant, Vikings, which opened its 7th store in SM BF Paranaque last night. We drove down South and our compass (aka Google Maps) pointed us to Dr. A. Santos Avenue (formerly Sucat Road) and President's Avenue in BF Homes, Parañaque City. I rarely go South for events but the cute invitation from the Vikings team made me excited about the opening and so we joined the feast! (check out my IG @ruthilicious for the picture of event invite!)

We arrived before 7:00 PM and as expected (just like in any other Vikings stores), there was a long queue at the entrance. I instantly spotted our dear friends from Vikings and they ushered us inside..


Inside Vikings SM BFParanaque:  Ambiance

I previously mentioned in my other Vikings blogs, that each of the Vikings store is designed differently to give its guests a different feel and experience. The SM BF Paranaque store is a play of earth colors inspired by nature. There are a lot of greens, brown and warm shades and lighting.



I instantly took notice of the beautiful lights and the small details in every nook and corner of the store. Even the washroom has something interesting to adore. Can I just say that every corner of the SM BF Paranaque store is worth a space in your instagram grid (don't forget to use the hashtag #eatlikeaviking)?

 

Food

Expect nothing but exquisite and fine selection of international food from Vikings. The Vikings SM BF Paranaque store has its own Kitchen Team of experienced Executive Chef, Sous Chefs and Pastry Chef with different backgrounds and innovative approach in culinary.

The first thing that would greet you as soon as you walk inside the store is the Appetizer Spread:



But I guess most of the guests thought of skipping the appetizer and jumping directly to the main dishes. There was even a longer queue of diners around the stations and I had to take quick shots of the food and its preparations.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 Food are kept fresh and warm in sleek pans (over induction stoves). Condiments are placed near each dish blended with interesting display of colorful fruits and vegetables.

 
 

Snapshots of the chefs and some of the "hands" that make the Vikings - the luxury buffet restaurant that it is. 

 
 


Drinks All-You Can


One of the things I love about Vikings is that the drinks are inclusive of the price that you pay for the buffet - and I mean drinks all-you can! You can even have beer if you want, or cafe latte (which is also very strong and good!). But my favorite at last night's opening dinner is the Sago't Gulaman! One of the drinks I cannot just buy outside :) 


Dessert Bar

I love that this station is near the VIP room! TThere are the usual cakes and desserts. There are local delicacies like bibingka, and pichi pichi. There is also taho and the ever popular chocolate fountain. 


Love the display of colorful candies - it is made even brighter with the colorful artwork on the wall!
  

As expected, I skipped a lot of stations and only ate a good serving of ribs, steaks and dumplings :)
But I had two servings of the Mango Crepe. I love Viking's Mango Crepe because of its thin, flavorful batter recipe and yummy chocolate syrup! Sometimes I thought of visiting the store and ordering 10 plates of this - then I am good. :)

What I love about the Vikings SM BF Paranaque store?


♥  The ambiance and little details in every nook of the store. Take a shot and post in IG! 
♥  The smoking area! Yes, the Vikings BF Paranaque has a smoking area which is perfect for smokers who love to take a break (we call it pacing). I know exactly how it feels when you are so full and you want to have a ciggy. There are only two Vikings store with smoking area - SM BF Paranaque and SM Marikina.
♥  The focal - appetizer table.
♥ The staff  (waiters, chefs and kitchen crew) who is efficient and quick in serving the guests and helping each other. It is crazy mad whenever you open a new store, but the staff works with so much fluidity and dexterity. Good job!
♥  The Mango Crepe (still. read above!)
♥ Shabu shabu which they can set up on your table :) 
♥  I love the VIP Room and the conversations that happened there!
 

After the storm :)  

Thank you so much Vikings for having us at the opening dinner!


Vikings SM BF Paranaque Opening Promo - Be Like a Viking




Be Like A Viking!
  1. During the first 3 days of the opening week, guest who dresses up like a Viking will automatically get a 50% discount on their individual bill.
  2. Example requirements to qualify for the 50% discount: Vikings Helmet, Vikings Sword & Shield, Vikings Cape, Vikings Outfit, OR a full on Vikings costume.
  3. Each qualified guest will receive a discount coupon when seated; this coupon will be used to claim the 50% off discount.
  4. Coupons received on the day must be consumed also within the day and time chosen (lunch or dinner). Coupons cannot be saved and used for a different day.
  5. Guests availing the discount must be dressed like a Viking at all times until upon seating.
  6. If reservations are full, guests may choose to come in as “walk-in” guests for the discount; subject to table availability. Listing for lunch or dinner starts as early as 10 a.m. Guests may come at their most convenient time to have their names listed on the “walk-in” list for lunch or dinner. Lunch operation starts at 11:00 am, while dinner starts at 5:30 pm.
  7. Lost coupons will not be replaced.
  8. Discount is applicable on a per pax/individual basis.
  9. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with other in-house promotions or discounts.
  10. This promo only available in Vikings SMBF, Paranaque City.
  11. This promo is valid from January 23 – January 26, 2015.
  12. Guests who has the best “Vikings-look” will win 2 weekday lunch Gift Certificates. One winner will be chosen every lunch and dinner. Guests will be judged before entering the store and prize will be given once inside the store.
  13. Guests who doesn’t wish to dress like a Viking will automatically receive a 20% discount instead.
  14. This promo is open to reservation and walk-in guests.


Photo Contest

  1. Join our photo contest and get a chance to win two (2) free weekday lunch buffet!
  2. Participants who post a photo of them dining at the newly opened branch at Vikings SM BF using the hashtag ‪#‎eatlikeaviking‬ and tagging us will get a chance to win 2 weekday lunch GCs at Vikings.
  3. For Facebook posts, please tag our official page Vikings SM BF and use the hashtag #eatlikeaviking in order to qualify for the contest.
  4. For Instagram posts, please tag our official account @vikingsluxurybuffet and use the hashtag #eatlikeaviking in order to qualify for the contest.
  5. For Twitter posts, please tag our official account @vikingsbuffet and use the hashtag #eatlikeaviking in order to qualify for the contest.
  6. Participants must take a photo in-store Vikings SM BF with the following themes: Food, Interior, or Service.
  7. Participants will judged based on 50% creativity and 50% relevance to the theme.
  8. One (1) winner will be chosen from every lunch and dinner, and winners will be announced (every lunch and dinner) during the promo period of "Be Like A Viking" from January 23 - 26.
  9. Winners will receive a message on their social media accounts and will be given an instruction on how to pick up their prize.
  10. Unleash your creative Viking mind!



Vikings SM City BF F.B. Fans!
  1. The Facebook fans of Vikings SM BF are entitled to a 30% discount, whether paying in cash or card.
  2. Guest must present to our staff that he/she has indeed “Liked” our Facebook page either through the guest’s smartphones or on one of our branch’s iPad.
  3. This discount is only available between January 27 – January 30, 2015.
  4. This discount can’t be used in conjunction with in-house promotions or discounts.
  5. This discount is available on a per pax/individual basis.
  6. This discount can only be used in SM BF branch.


Parañaque Residents, Employees and Students Special Discount
  1. Employees or residents in Paranaque City will receive a 20% discount, cash or card, upon dining at Vikings SM City BF Parañaque.
  2. For employees in Parañaque City, he/she must present a corporate ID with their address on it. In case the office address is not on the I.D., he/she may supplement their corporate ID with a corporate calling card or a government issued I.D.
  3. For residents in Parañaque City, he/she must present a valid and original government issued I.D.
  4. For students in Parañaque City, he/she must present a valid and original school I.D.
  5. This discount is available only in Vikings SM BF.
  6. This discount is valid from January 31 – February 6, 2015.
  7. This discount can’t be used in conjunction with in house promotions or discounts.
  8. This discount applies on a per pax basis.


Birthday Promo
  1. A birthday celebrant may eat for free at Vikings for ONE WHOLE MONTH only when he/she meets the following conditions:
  2. Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.
  3. Celebrants can eat for free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT.
  4. Celebrants can eat for free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT.
  5. One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.
  6. Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.).
  7. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts (including senior citizen discounts).

Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.
This promo is available across all branches.

The O.F.W. Promo
  1. O.F.W.s are entitled to eat for FREE in any Vikings branch nationwide.
  2. In order to avail this promo, 1 O.F.W. guest must be accompanied by 3 full paying adult.
  3. One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.
  4. O.F.W.s must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture (O.F.W.) I.D., both local and foreign are accepted, to prove that he/she is an ACTIVE O.F.W., such as O.W.W.A, E-Card, Seaman’s Book, or Foreign Work Passes.
  5. In the case that he/she doesn’t have a government issued picture O.F.W. I.D., he/she may bring his/her Balik Manggagawa Certificate or Employment Contract supported by any picture government issued I.D., such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. or Passport.
  6. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts (including senior citizen discounts).
  7. Gift certificates to avail this promo are not honored.
  8. This promo is valid in all branches.
  9. This promo is valid until the December 31, 2015.



*All prices are subject to 5% service charge.
**All prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.


See you at my next adventure!


Coming Soon from the same team who brought us Vikings:

The Four Seasons Hot Pot #FreshandHealthy
opening soon at Mall of Asia!

 
 



Vikings SM City BF Paranaque
2F SM City BF Parañaque
Dr. A. Santos Avenue (formerly Sucat Road) corner President's Avenue
BF Homes, Parañaque City

Instagram: @VikingsLuxuryBuffet #eatlikeaviking




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