A Romantic Valentine
at Diamond Hotel Philippines

Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Valentine Cake 2020

A RELAXING staycation and a romantic dinner date with the one you love… These should make it a perfect Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, 2020. So why not make it both and enjoy them at a package rate at Diamond Hotel Philippines?

Diamond Hotel gives you that precious day off with your special someone or a weekend spent with family with the A Romantic Sojourn and Be My Valentine packages.

At Php15,000 nett per night in a Premier Room, A Romantic Sojourn elevates the staycation with a complimentary Dinner for 2 at Corniche from February 13 to 16, 2020.

Feel the love all month long with the Be My Valentine package, which can be booked until February 29, 2020, at Php5,999 nett per night in a Deluxe Room, inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast for 2.

Have a relaxing hotel staycation and romantic dinner date on Valentine’s Day this year

As for dining options, Diamond Hotel presents a special Lunch or Dinner Buffet from February 13 to 16. From soups and appetizers to international main dishes and all the way to dessert, there are no boundaries. Dinner dates will also be so much more meaningful with a complimentary glass of Champagne on February 14 and live instrumental music to spark the mood on February 14 and 15.

Have an exquisite Valentine’s Day dining experience…

For Japanese food lovers, surprise the love of your life with new, unexpected flavors at Yurakuen. Share a spread of authentic Japanese specialties beneath the crystal cherry blossom tree with the 8-Course Lunch and Dinner Menu available from February 13 to 15.

Over at the Lobby Lounge, a lavish 4-Course Set Menu and vibrant Valentine-themed pastries are bound to get you and your loved one cozying up together from February 14 to 15, with a saxophonist to perform during dinner for a lovely, final touch.

Imagine a swirling night sky, the gentle trickle of a waterfall, a charming setup of flowers and gleaming silverware, and an array of fine dishes—all coming together in a dreamy date at the Poolside on February 14, highlighted by a 5-Course Dinner Set Menu with entertainment by a duo musician.

Take things to the 27th level with your significant other at Bar27. Aside from the breath-taking view, Bar27 presents a 4-Course Dinner Set Menu, a signature cocktail or two, plus a live band to keep the vibe electric on February 14.

A bonus: Ladies dining at any of Diamond Hotel Philippines’ food and beverage outlets during dinner on February 14 will receive a sweet heart-shaped macaron giveaway and a long-stemmed rose.

For room reservations, call (632) 8528-3000 extension 1141. For restaurant reservations, call (632) 8528-3000 extension 1121. Prior reservation is encouraged, with the Room packages valid for local residents only.


(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila; with telephone number (632) 8528-3000.)


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Love and Romance Come Alive
at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Berry Lamingtons

HEARTS beat like crazy this Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14, 2020) with the dining promotions of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. Guests dining at any of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets may choose to celebrate with glasses or bottes of Moët & Chandon & Chandon Rosé or Impérial Brut champagne, both premium champagne varieties that are available at limited promotional prices on February 13 and 14, 2020.

Valentine’s dining becomes even more pleasurable in Cucina on Level 24. Aside from the restaurant’s signatures, such as Paella Mixta, the roast selection and an indulgent selection of desserts, a special a la carte menu will be available for dinner on February 13 and 14. There will also be a Valentine’s dinner buffet priced at Php2,988.

Over at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, guests can look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day (February 14) with a curated tapas buffet while enjoying the performance of Real Groove Band beginning at 8:00 p.m. Door charge per guest is Php3,000++, which is inclusive of the Sky Lounge’s Strawberry Daiquiri as welcome drink.

Lung Hin’s the ‘Beloved’ set menu

Lung Hin’s the ‘One and Only’ set menu

Lung Hin, meanwhile, offers two special set menus for two from February 13 to 15. Both feature the fresh flavors of authentic Cantonese cuisine. Available for Php4,380++ for every couple, the Beloved set menu includes Baked Stuffed Crab Meat in Shell, Pan-fried Garoupa Fillet with Truffe Oil and Sugar Peas, and Braised Tofu with Wild Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce. Priced at Php5,880++ for two persons, the One and Only set menu features Baked Slipper Lobster with Supreme Stock, Sautéed Diced Beef Cubes with Garlic, and Steamed Stuffed Vegetarian Treasure in Inari Bag.

Cafe Pronto’s pralines, chocolate hearts and chocolate pots

If sweets are your way of showing affection, Café Pronto’s Love Bites will simply dazzle you. Available in whimsy designs, the Café’s delectable creations include Chocolate Lollipops, Chocolate Pots, Strawberry Tart, and Berry Lamingtons. Guests with serious dessert cravings would love Café Pronto’s Dark and White Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Almond Nuts, available for Php1,500.

For inquiries or reservations, call (+632) 7720-7720.

(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number +632 7720-7777.)


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A Perfect Valentine’s Day
at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Valentine’s Day 2020 dinner buffet spread

AFTER the Chinese New Year festivities come Valentine’s Day, which is already this Friday (February 14, 2020). Of course you want to spend the day celebrating love and happiness with your significant other, your friends, maybe your family. So, why not enjoy a weekend getaway or an exquisite dinner date on Valentine’s Day?

A well-appointed guest room at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Breakfast buffet at Eastwood Cafe+Bar

At Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, the Stay in Love promotion allows you to enjoy the luxurious comforts of its well-appointed rooms without making a dent in your pocket—the Room Only Stay has affordable rates starting at Php5,250 nett; Valentine’s Stay, which includes a hearty breakfast for two starts at Php6,200 nett; and the ultimate city escape on February 14, Valentine’s Stay x Dinner Package, which comes with Valentine’s Day dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two, costs as low as Php8,500 nett.

All Stay in Love room packages, which are available from February 14 to 16, 2020, include accommodations for two adults and two children aged 5 and below, 15% discount on food and beverage orders, Wi-Fi access, and complimentary use of the Fitness Center’s gym and pool.

The seafood options at the buffet include salmon and tuna sashimi

Sumptuous rib eye at the carving station

Desserts galore!

For Valentine’s Day dining on February 14, Eastwood Café+Bar offers Perfect Together, a scrumptious buffet featuring a delicious array of fresh seafood and succulent meats, plus soups, mixed greens, breads, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf and pasta. Seafood selections include GenSan tuna, Norwegian salmon and blue crabs, while the exquisite meats at the carving table consists of rib eye, beef belly and porchetta. The dessert table beckons at the end of the meal with an assortment of cakes and pastries.

This special Valentine’s Dinner Buffet is available on February 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Php1,450 nett, which also includes a glass of Barefoot Moscato or chilled juice. Groups of four may opt for a bottle of Barefoot Moscato instead. Children aged 10 and below get 50% discount on the buffet rate.

For inquiries and reservations, call +632 8570-7777 or +63 917-5316867 (for rooms) or +632 917-8210333 (Eastwood Café+Bar).


(Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.)


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Marco Polo Ortigas’ Lung Hin
Introduces New HK Chef’s Recommendations

Steamed Live Crab with Egg White and Chinese Wine

MARCO Polo Ortigas Manila’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Lung Hin, has just introduced a new set of curated culinary delights today (February 5, 2020).

Whipped up by Executive Chinese Chef Ken Leung and his kitchen team, the restaurant’s new Hong Kong Chef’s Recommendations celebrate vibrant, fresh flavors, as guided by the restaurant’s respect for traditional Cantonese culinary methods to come up with delicious, authentic dishes.

Deep-fried Garoupa with Shredded Mango and Sweet Chili Sauce

Deep-fried Minced Pork with Turnip and Mushroom Dumpling Chaozhou Style

Chilled Pandan Cake with Coconut Milk

Available for lunch and dinner service daily until April 30, 2020, this season’s sumptuous selections include Deep-fried Pigeon with Golden Garlic, Steamed Live Crab with Egg White and Chinese Wine, Wok-fried Shrimps with Daliang Milk (Shunde Style), Deep-fried Garoupa with Shredded Mango and Sweet Chili Sauce, and Deep-fried Minced Pork with Turnip and Mushroom Dumpling Chaozhou Style.

For inquiries and reservations, call (+632) 7720-7720.


(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number (+632) 7720-7777.)


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Dulcinea Turns a New Leaf

Dulcinea’s Paella

DULCINEA is considered as one of the oldest Spanish restaurants in the country. Founded in 1963, it became a favorite among diners who knew good Spanish food, and so the restaurant grew into several branches through the years and continued to be a favorite even when new Spanish restaurants opened. Think Churros con Chocolate and Dulcinea is the first place that comes to mind.

But while generations of Filipinos have grown up with the restaurant’s time-honored offerings, Dulcinea management recognizes that there is now a new and fresh crowd of diners who are looking for something more. Embracing this challenge to appeal to a younger demographic and adapting to the changing landscape of the local food industry, Café Dulcinea was born.

The idea came from Mars Florete III, son of Dulcinea owner Marcelino Florete Jr. The younger Florete came up with the innovative Café Dulcinea concept as a final requirement for his Ateneo MBA program. Apparently, he convinced not just his Master’s degree in Business Administration mentors but also the Dulcinea management itself. And so, inspired by the now MBA degree holder’s brainchild, the Dulcinea team went to work to make it happen. After some refining and tweaking, the younger Florete’s dream finally came true when Café Dulcinea at SM Megamall, the pilot branch to brandish the new café concept, opened in time for Christmas 2019.

The Florete family with the priest during the formal opening of Cafe Dulcinea at SM Megamall

While Café Dulcinea has chosen to become a leaner version of the old Dulcinea restaurant, it is still the same Dulcinea though it now sports a more vibrant and modern look and ambiance. It comes in a new and improved package, yes, but it remains true to the best and most beloved items on the old Dulcinea menu.

Churros con Chocolate

So expect the classic—and almost iconic—Churros con Chocolate to still be the timeless best-seller on the menu.

Gambas Al Ajillo

Tuhod y Batoc

Café Dulcinea will also continue to serve its most popular dishes. When it comes to savory selections, Salpicao (tasty tenderloin cubes sautéed in garlic, olive oil and spices), Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimps sautéed in a medley of garlic, olive oil and chili), Tuhod y Batoc (tender and succulent beef knee and shoulder stew with potatoes, mushrooms, and red and green bell pepper), and Paella (variants include Paella Valenciana, Paella Marinara, Paella Negra, and Paella Verduras) are on top of the list. The restaurant’s popular sweet items, such as pastries, cream puffs, eclairs, silvanas and cakes, are available every day. The café also offers its all-day breakfast menu.


(Café Dulcinea is located at the 4th Level Bridgeway of SM Megamall; with telephone number 8352-2051.)


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