Three Reasons to Celebrate
at Diamond Hotel This March

Celebrating womanhood…

THERE are three big reasons to celebrate at Diamond Hotel Philippines this marvelous month of March—Women’s Month, International Day of Happiness, and Earth Hour.

For Women’s Month, the hotel serves up health and leisure discounts and an online exclusive dining offer available for the whole month. These include a 30% discount on Health Club membership and a 20% discount on body treatments. For the dining offer, it is a whopping 50% off on lunch and dinner buffet at Corniche when booked online at Likewise, women get a 50% discount on cocktail drinks at Bar27 every Monday for the entire month of March.

Get discount on Health Club membership

Pampering massage!

On March 20, 2019, which is the International Day of Happiness, share a smile and spread happiness by dining with family and friends in any of the restaurants at Diamond Hotel. Emoji stress balls will be given away.

For Earth Hour on March 30, the hotel encourages guests to participate by switching off their lights at 8:30 p.m. Raise a glass to the conservation of planet Earth and the preservation of Mother Nature with a 60% discount on standard drinks at Corniche, Lobby Lounge, Yurakuen, Bar27 and Poolside Bar.

Pink cocktail for ladies

In addition, Diamond Hotel urges everyone to embark on a summer vacation via a fun-filled city getaway. Avail of the Summer Escape room promo, and stay in a plush deluxe room, inclusive of laundry service, and a Php2,000 dining credit valid in all restaurants of the hotel. And for guests who wish to tour around the historic places in Manila or visit a nearby mall, shuttle service is ready to take guests to and from Intramuros, Robinsons Place Manila and Mall of Asia on weekends.

For restaurant reservations, call (632) 529-3000 extension 1121.


(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)

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Diamond Hotel Presents…
Chinese Lauriat and Dimsum

Dimsum Delights at Corniche

LOVE dimsum and lauriat dishes?

Chef Yang Yong

Diamond Hotel Philippines provides Chinese food lovers with more exciting dining experiences by offering the culinary treasures of China at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Corniche. The masterpieces of Chinese Sous Chef Yang Yong and his team may now be relished at Corniche via Chinese lauriat, Oriental a la carte choices and dimsum delights. It is like having a restaurant within a restaurant, which now has a Chinese dining area distinguished by tables covered in vibrant red cloth. The sizes of the tables range from two-seaters to tables for 10 guests.

Diners can opt for Chinese lauriat at Corniche, which offers five Chinese lauriat set menus. Each feast is marked by exquisite dishes prepared using only the freshest and finest ingredients available in the market. Highlights of the set menu include Triple Cooked Crab Beehon, Wok Fried Kung Pao Prawns with Dried Chili and Cashew Nuts, and Roasted Suckling Pig with Spicy Cucumber.

Assorted appetizers

Triple Cooked Crab with Beehon

Wok-fried Sliced Chicken with Scallops and Nuts

Signature a la carte Chinese dishes, whose extensive selection ranges from appetizers all the way to desserts, are another delicious option.

Both Chinese lauriat and a la carte selections are available daily for lunch and dinner.

Dimsum galore!

Then there are the delicious Chinese bites, which are better known as dimsum. Corniche’s wide range of steamed, baked and fried dimsums are the stars of the show at Corniche on weekends, specifically for Saturday and Sunday lunch. Dimsum Delights, priced at Php999 nett per person, features dimsum carefully handmade by Diamond Hotel’s dimsum chef, Pedrito Cagadas, and his team. The best way to enjoy the all-dimsum weekend lunch is to begin with an appetizer of the Soup of the Day, then give yourself a treat with Roasted Honey Barbecue Pork and Barbecued Pork Belly and other savory dimsum creations, and wind down to desserts, such as Mango Sago Cream and Buchi.

An even bigger and more delightful news to Chinese food lovers: Corniche now features the new Flavors of China themed dinner buffet every Thursday night.


(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila. For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 528-3000.)

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Eastwood Café+Bar Presents
the New Classics

Savoy Bass or Sous Vide Sea Bass Fillet, Pistachio Hollandaise and Golden Salmon Roe

FOOD trends come and go, and we have, whether we admit it or not, joined the bandwagon and tried out these foodie finds out for curiosity’s sake at one point or another. But long after the flash-in-the-pans fade away, the classics remain, and we will always go back to our comfort zone—the timeless and classic.

Especially when it comes to food, there’s nothing like great-tasting classics.

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café+Bar presents these in its newest set of Chef’s Specials, which are destined to be the Nuovo Classics (new classics) of our time.

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s executive chef Vic Barangan presents ‘Nuovo Classics’ dishes at Eastwood Café+Bar

For the entire month of March, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s executive chef Vic Barangan features dishes prepared sous vide to achieve that perfect doneness while enhancing flavors and sealing in all the nutrients present in each dish.

Daisy D or Sous Vide U.S. Duck Breast with Mesclun Greens and Raspberry Dressing

Beef en Croute or Sous Vide U.S. Beef Tenderloin with Parma Ham, Italian Spinach and Shiitake Mushrooms

Chopsticks or Sous Vide Pork Chops Crusted with Japanese Breadcrumbs and Topped with Shimeji Mushrooms

Entrée selections include Daisy D or Sous Vide U.S. Duck Breast with Mesclun Greens and Raspberry Dressing (Php695nett); Beef en Croute or Sous Vide U.S. Beef Tenderloin with Parma Ham, Italian Spinach and Shiitake Mushrooms (Php935nett); Chopsticks or Sous Vide Pork Chops Crusted with Japanese Breadcrumbs and Topped with Shimeji Mushrooms (Php855nett); and Savoy Bass or Sous Vide Sea Bass Fillet with Cabbage, Pistachio Hollandaise and Golden Salmon Roe (Php955nett).

Grilled Corn Chowder

Each entrée comes with complimentary Tutti Frutti drink, Grilled Corn Chowder for starters, and Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bar for dessert.

For inquiries or table reservations, call Eastwood Café+Bar at (632) 570-7777.


(Eastwood Café+Bar is located at the ground floor of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.)

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Rico’s Lechon Is Now at MOA
(And with New Dishes, Too!)

Rico’s Lechon’s new dishes, clockwise from top left: Lechon Fingers with Sweet and Sour Sauce, Senior Pit Lechon Mami, Fried Chicken, Lechon Arrozcaldo, Tortang Talong with Lechon, Sizzling na Bonesless Bangus, and Sizzling Chicken Steak (center)

WHAT is more rewarding than watching the gorgeous Manila Bay sunset while enjoying generous bites of Cebu lechon in the company of family and friends?


And so, Rico’s Lechon, touted as Cebu’s best, recreates such a special moment for lechon lovers with the recent opening of its SM Mall of Asia branch at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Level 1, South Wing, Seaside Ave., Pasay City. This is the restaurant’s fifth branch in Manila, following the opening of Rico’s Lechon at The Fort Entertainment Complex in Bonifacio Global City, Top of the Glo at Glorietta, Tiendesitas in Ortigas, and U.P. Town Center in Quezon City.

Meat Concepts Corp.’s Marie-J0 Barles, Congresswoman Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto, Meat Concepts Corp.’s president George Pua, SM Supermalls vice president Steven Tan, Rico’s Lechon founder Rico Dionson, and Meat Concepts Corp. vice-president Jay Lazaro

SM Prime chairman Hans Sy, SM Prime director Herbert Sy, with Meat Concepts Corp. president George Pua

This new branch at SM MOA offers a spacious main dining area that can accommodate 200 persons, spicing it up with eye-catching tropical interiors, wooden furnishings and homey touches that create a familial atmosphere ideal for a hearty family salu-salo. At the same time, it takes advantage of its awesome location by the bay with its al fresco dining area, where there’s a cool breeze and a good view of the sea.

Besides its popular Cebu style lechon and iconic spicy lechon, Rico’s Lechon also serves a host of other delicious Pinoy dishes. Just recently, it added a number of all-new specialty dishes, such as Sinigang na Boneless Bangus, Sizzling Chicken Steak, Tortang Talong with Lechon, Fried Chicken with Homestyle Sauce, and Lechon Fingers with Sweet and Sour Sauce. There are also new shake flavors, including Mocha, Cookies and Cream, Fruity Strawberry, Bloody Watermelon, and Sago at Gulaman.

Sinigang na Boneless Bangus

Sizzling Chicken Steak

Fried Chicken

For merienda, Rico’s Lechon’s kitchen staff has found many creative ways with which diners can still get to enjoy lechon. The restaurant’s new merienda selection includes Senior Pit Lechon Mami, Lechon Arrozcaldo, Lechsilog (Lechon, Sinangag at Itlog), plus Dinuguan at Puto and the Dinuguan, Puto at Plain Rice set.

The first Filipino brand in the roster of international restaurant brands operated by Meat Concepts Corporation headed by its president George Pua, Rico’s Lechon at SM Mall of Asia is open for dine-in and takeout orders from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For inquiries or orders, call 0977-8092143 or 940-2191.

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British Invasion Happening
at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Baked Well Tart available at Cafe Pronto

A BRITISH invasion is taking place at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and it comes in the form of a British food fest that starts today, March 1, 2019. Some of Britain’s best bites and brews are featured in the hotel’s different food outlets, as prepared by Executive Chef Alisdair Bletcher and his kitchen team.

Cafe Pronto’s Egg Tarts

Café Pronto highlights a selection of tarts and pies, which are best enjoyed early in the morning or in the afternoon, paired with a cup of coffee.

Shepherd’s Pies and Fish & Chips are among the British fares now available at Cucina

At Cucina, a wide array of traditional British dishes, including Smoked Atlantic Salmon, Ploughman’s Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, and Fish and Chips.

Nothing can be more British than afternoon tea with scones and pastries, which are served at The Connect Lounge along with the seasonal feature of a refreshing Pimm’s cocktail.

Gin o’Clock at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge

A rewarding bite after a hard day’s work is what you get at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, where British classics, such as Fish and Chips and Bangers and Mash, can be matched with a glass of San Miguel Draft Beer for Php699 Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. And when the clock strikes “Gin!” it is time to enjoy your very own gin and tonic while taking in the breath-taking sight of the metroscape.

For more information, call 720-7720 or email restaurant.

(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number +632 720-7777.)

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