TWO days after Chinese New Year kept everyone busy, it is Valentine’s Day. Thus, the shift from tikoy to cakes and chocolates, from Oriental music to love songs, from Chinese lanterns to hearts. If you have not made plans yet, here are some possibilities…
PRIMED FOR LOVE
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café+Bar sets you up on that perfect date with its top offers for a stress-free and happy celebration to remember, whether you choose to dine out or celebrate at home.
The hotel’s two amazing options—dine in the al fresco area of Eastwood Café+Bar for a Steak Out dinner with a la minute grilling, or pre-order Richmonde’s SteaK-it! (DIY Steak Kit) and put your culinary skills to work for a lovely dinner at home.
Available on February 13 and 14, 2021, the Steak Out dinner gives you your fill of U.S. beef belly kebabs (Php125 per 100 grams), Australian Wagyu striploin (Php750 per 200 grams), Skewered Smoked Pork Belly (Php335 per 200 grams), and Salmon Fillet (Php335) with a complimentary glass of wine. Due to limited seating with appropriate social distancing, dinner will be served in two batches—one at 5:00 p.m., and the other at 8:00p.m.
Meanwhile, the SteaK-it! is an easy-to-prepare steak set, which includes a 25-gram vacuum-sealed butter, aged Wagyu striploin, truffle mashed potato, French beans, shiitake mushrooms, sea salt, nori salt, chili salt, and rosemary salt. Detailed instructions on how to prepare and put everything together in enclosed in the box. The kit also comes with luscious squares of Nama dark chocolate truffle for dessert and a huggable teddy bear souvenir. The DIY steak kit, priced at Php2,200 nett, is available for curbside pickup or delivery (with applicable fee) from February 13 to 28.
For inquiries, orders and table reservations, call +632 8570-7777 or +63 917-8210333.
(Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.)
SEASON OF LOVE
Love is celebrated 365 days a year at The Peninsula Manila, but the hotel wants the fire to burn extra bright on Valentine’s Day this 2021as it sets the mood for couples to express l’amour while indulging in romantic delights that range from intimate dinners in The Peninsula Manila’s much-loved restaurants, listening to The Peninsula Strings play heart-tugging melodies at The Lobby, spending Valentine’s Weekend in beautiful guestrooms, enjoying a delicious four-course takeaway dinner from The Peninsula Boutique at home, or showering that special someone with blooms by premier florist Robert Blancaflor for The Flower Shop.
Endless Love at The Lobby. Enjoy a Four-course Valentine’s Dinner with your loved one under The Lobby’s iconic Sunburst sculpture at Php6,000 with a flute of Moët & Chanon Imperial Rose Brutor Php54,500 for adults (inclusive of taxes) for a four-course dinner menu. Enjoy this with the live performance of the Peninsula Strings at The Lobby from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Table for Two in Old Manila. Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones’ Five-course Valentine’s Dinner will surely delight all five senses. Pair it with a variety of wines at Php8,500 or enjoy it by itself for Php6,000 (inclusive of taxes).
Season of Love at Escolta. Chef Virgilio Aniceto suggests most sensual Seafood Dinner Buffet at Escolta on February 13 or a fabulous Sunday Brunch Buffet on February 14, both at Php3,100 per adult (inclusive of taxes).
Love Under the Stars in Spices. Spread love on February 14 with the exotic flavors of India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam in an al fresco dinner in Spices Garden. Avail of the Grill-All-You-Can and Seafood Menu at Php4,000 with a flute of Moët & Chandon or Php3,000 without it (inclusive of taxes). Completing the romantic dining experience is a percussionist’s live performance.
Takeaway Dinner for Two at The Peninsula Boutique. Nothing says romance quite like a Peninsula Manila dinner, even if it means you’re sheltering at home. The Peninsula Manila Executive Sous Xavier Castello and his team have a prepared a Four-course Valentine’s Takeaway Dinner for Two for a truly memorable dine-in experience. All you need to do is pick it up at The Peninsula Boutique and head home, set up the table, fire up some Marvin Gaye, open a nice bottle of wine, and bring out your fanciest moves and you’re set! Orders for pick-up are available on February 13 and 14.
From The Peninsula with Love Room Package. Have a Valentine’s staycation from February 12 to 14 with the From The Peninsula with Love room package, which starts at Php10,300 (inclusive of taxes). Enjoy a Php3,000 dining credit at The Lobby, Spices, Escolta, Pool Snack Bar, Old Manila and The Peninsula Boutique along with it. The staycation package also includes two Rapid Antigen Tests and a complimentary set breakfast for two adults and two children under age 6.
Love Blooms at The Peninsula Flower Shop. Say “I Love You” with exquisite bouquets of fragrant blooms created by premier florist Robert Blancaflor for The Peninsula Manila Flower Shop.
For more information, call +63 (2) 887-2888.
(The Peninsula Manila is located at the corner of Ayala Ave. and Makati Ave., Makati City.)