CAN you actually believe it? It seems like we have just welcomed the New Year, 2018, and now January is almost over and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Since Valentine’s is a special occasion that celebrates love and romance, hotels and restaurants—even resorts and other commercial establishments—are getting ready for it this early.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, for one, is bringing the love season to greater heights this Valentine’s, with all its food outlets offering something special for the occasion. Café Pronto celebrates the season with confections that speak from the heart, including decadent Valentine’s cake, chocolate hearts, pralines and strawberry tarts available daily.
On February 13 and 14, Valentine’s Eve and Valentine’s Day itself, Cucina presents a lavish array of international favorites and elevates its live action stations, especially the popular Seafood Station, for Php2,888 per person. Special Valentine cocktails are also available a la carte.
On February 14, Lung Hin, the Cantonese restaurant of Marco Polo Ortigas, puts together a fine and intricate celebration that accentuates the elegance of Cantonese cuisine. It offers special set menus to choose from, featuring such festive dishes as Sliced Peking Duck with Osmanthus Jelly on Potato Chip, Sautéed Fresh Tiger Prawn Ball in Supreme Stock, and Pan-fried Crab Claw with Foie Gras in Barbecue Sauce.
Valentine’s date can be quite an extraordinary experience of romance by sharing drinks over an illustrious view of the sparkling sky at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge on February 14. A savory tapas buffet can be enjoyed by guests while being serenaded by the HIWAY 54 Band. Heat up the romantic ambiance even more with a welcome glass of the wine of the month, Eclat de Rosé, a stylish drinks that reveals a beautiful expression of fresh berries and aromatic flowers.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number 720-7777.)