THE widely successful dining program of Visa called Epic Dining by Visa is back due to popular demand. This year’s edition was launched at the Hide Yamamoto Restaurant at posh City of Dreams Manila on March 3, 2016, with the formal launch highlighted by a cooking demonstration by no less than internationally known Japanese chef and restaurateur Hidemasa Yamamoto himself. He prepared two signature dishes, Young Whole Chicken Stuffed with Truffled Rice and U.S. Black Angus Steak with Sesame Sauce, and then fed the audience with the best sushi and sashimi variations, salads, perfectly golden tempura, teppanyaki and robatayaki selections, as well as other mains and a host of breathtakingly beautiful desserts that tasted as good as they looked.
To formally launch Epic Dining by Visa, a ceremonial toast by Visa country manager for the Philippines and Guam Stuart Tomlinson, Chef Hide Yamamoto and event host Bianca Valerio was held. It was done right in front of the restaurant’s open kitchen, right after the much anticipated cooking demonstration by Chef Hide.
This year’s Epic Dining by Visa is bigger and better because the dining program exclusive to Visa card holders has been expanded to include Cebu and includes more exclusive privileges and discounts for Visa card holders at selected restaurants and bars in Metro Manila and Cebu.
This year’s merchant partners in Metro Manila are Revel at The Palace, Valkyrie at The Palace, Pool Club at The Palace, Café Naya, Melo’s, Hooch, Catch, I Am Kim, Splice, Moonshine, Hide Yamamoto, Backyard, Barcino, Blacksheep, Tunnl, Belle and Dragon, Bronzeit, Banzai, Spiral, La Veranda, Le Bar and Chaos, whose offers range from 10 to 30% discount on total bill, entrance fees, food purchases, selected bottles; 3+1 offers on their buffet or tapas; and birthday discount on the Visa card holder’s birth month.
Merchant partners in Cebu are Pino, Siam Thai Cuisine, Blue Elephant, Circa 1900, Canvas, F Bar, Shabuway, Siam Krua Thai, Morals and Malice, and Liv Superclub. All of these merchant partners, except for Liv Superclub, are offering a 10% discount on the total bill. Liv Superclub, for its part, offers free entrance up to 11:00 p.m.
Epic Dining by Visa, which has been designed to suit the lifestyle needs of Visa’s mobile and dynamic clients, treats its card holders to the best gastronomic delights through a carefully curated list of restaurants and bars in the two urban centers. Now on its fourth year, the ongoing program stretches for nine months this year, as compared to only four months last year.