IT’S Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Sunday, February 14, 2016, and it’s time to celebrate love once again. A lot of couples, both those in the dating stage and married ones, are going out on dates. Which is why hotels and restaurants are offering special Valentine’s Day promotions. If you have not decided on where to go for Valentine’s Day, this guide on some of the Valentine’s Day offerings may come in handy.
PREMIUM HANDMADE CHOCOLATES
Valentine’s Day is about chocolates and flowers, and the legendary Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is now in the Philippines to bring the experience of eating premium handmade chocolates to Filipinos. The first shop in the Philippines, which opened on December 16, 2015, can be found at UP Town Center, where a wide range of chocolate treats are available.
Premium items include Caramel Apples (crisp, green Granny Smith apples dipped in a variety of yummy toppings), which come in Plain Caramel Apple, Pecan Bear Apple, Rocky Road Caramel Apple, Cheesecake Caramel Apple, Apple Pie Caramel Apple, and Snickers Caramel Apple variants.
Another top favorite is Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (plump, juicy strawberries drenched in creamy milk and rich dark chocolate and sweet white confection).
Also not to be missed are premium bulk chocolates, whose options include Rocky Road Cluster, Peanut Butter Buckets, Almond Bears, Sea Salt Caramel, Toffee Krunch Cluster, and Truffles.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory also offers rich, delightful beverages such as its signature Rocky Mountain Hot Chocolate, which is warm, rich, creamy, smooth and deliciously sweet; and Caramel Apple flavors—White Strawberry Avalanche Frappe, Tiger Butter Frappe, and Hazelnut Bear Frappe.
For more information on Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and its premium handmade chocolates, visit www.rmcf.com.
A ROMANTIC JOURNEY
Celebrate love at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila on Valentine’s Day.
Surprise your special someone with a staycation. Marco Polo’s Valentine room package, which starts at Php5,800++ is available from February 13 to 15, 2016, with a choice of a buffet breakfast for two at Cucina or an intimate in-room Valentine breakfast for two.
For couples who are looking for a cozy and romantic place to dine, Cucina offers its luscious Valentine-themed buffet spread, dubbed Amor Mio, on February 14, 2016, at Php2,200 per person for lunch or Php2,700 for dinner. Then there’s Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge with delectable buffet tapas at Php2,600 per person, inclusive of welcome drink, for lunch (from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) or dinner (from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.) on February 14, 2016.
For inquiries or reservations, call 720-7777.
Ongoing at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas until February 29, 2016, is a Valentine’s Room promo called Hearts & Passion Valentine’s Package, which comes with a breakfast buffet for two, WiFi access, a bottle of wine and a cheese platter, at Php4,800nett for a Deluxe Room and Php5,200nett for a Junior Suite.
There is also a special Valentine’s Room Only Rate at Php3,900nett for a Deluxe Room and Php4,300nett for a Junior Suite.
For inquiries or reservations, call 638-7777. Richmonde Hotel Ortigas is located at 21 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
SPANISH ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
If your idea of a romantic dinner for two includes Spanish cuisine on the table, Casa Armas at Greenbelt 2 is the place to go for Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner.
Casa Armas has designed a Valentine menu for a lunch or dinner for two that lets diners enjoy the restaurant’s signature dishes at an affordable price of Php795+ per head. The menu reads: Sopa de Ajo (special garlic soup), Chuletas de Cordero ala Parilla (grilled lamb chop) or Langostinos ala Parilla (grilled prawns) for the entrée, and Virgilio Mascarpone Tiramisu for dessert.
For inquiries, takeout orders or reservations, call 757-4961 or 757-4996.
LOVE, DINE AND UNWIND
Express your love for your special someone on Valentine’s Day with a Valentine concert cum romantic dinner at the Infinity Ballroom of F1 Hotel Manila on February 14, 2016. The Sound of Love Valentine concert features Vanessa Monot, who will be serenading diners right after enjoying a scrumptious 5-course dinner and complimentary glass of wine. Priced at Php2,999nett, dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. while the concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
For guests who want to enjoy a Valentine staycation, the Fort Suite is available for Php6,450nett, inclusive of in-room breakfast for two, a welcome bottle of wine and chocolate sampler, complimentary use of the gym and pool facilities, unlimited WiFi and/or Internet access, and a Php900 discount for the Sound of Love Valentine concert cum dinner. This special promo is available until February 28, 2016.
For inquiries and reservations, call 928-9888.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!