Restaurant Row (07/12/18)

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France American-style

EXPERIENCE classic American dishes with a dash of refinement this month from the chefs behind French fine-dining restaurant Impressions at Resorts World Manila. Impressions’ “Vive La Liberté” menu is a nod to the American Independence Day celebrations. History buffs may appreciate the dash of French finesse to American favorites as the American battle for the independence marks the historic alliance between the two countries. For P1,200+ for two persons, diners can choose two salads, two entrées, two side dishes, and two desserts. Entrée choices include Shrimp and Grits, the Special House Burger, Cubano Sandwich, Short Rib and Mushroom Pasta, Everything Bagel Sandwich, and Southern-Style Fried Chicken. As a special treat, diners get 30% off on house wines when they avail of the “Vive La Liberte” set menu. The special menu is available for dinner from Mondays to Saturdays and for lunch and dinner on Sundays at Impressions. Impressions is located at the 3rd floor of Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila. For inquiries and reservations, contact the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at 908-8833.

Mid-year treats at Melo’s

MELO’S STEAK is discounted

MELO’S STEAKHOUSE in Westgate Alabang welcomes the second half of the year with special discounts on steaks. Diners receive a 50% discount on all Japanese Wagyu and 25% off on all Australian Wagyu and US Angus any time from the restaurant’s opening until closing time. Meanwhile, every Wednesday and Saturday, the restaurant holds special acoustic nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For details all Melo’s Steakhouse, Westgate at 771-2288, 771-3945, and 0915-592-2777.

50% off at Marriott Café

IN ORDER to keep Mondays special after the recently concluded Lobster Mondays promotion, the Marriott Café is slicing half off the price of its lunch and dinner buffets every Monday until Aug. 27. This means one can enjoy the Monday buffets for P975. The Marriott Manila is located at 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City. For details call 988-9999.

Thursday is Tapas Night

THE PAN PACIFIC Manila offers a selection of Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Asian small plates, designed to accompany the guest’s beverage of choice at the Pacific Lounge every Thursday. Eggs Flamenco on Tostadas, Green Pepper Gaspacho Macédoine, Spanish Tortillas, Gambas al Ajillo Skewers, Chorizo Pamplona and Scallops, and Roquefort on Beetroot Chips are just some of the tapas that are offered along with an assortment of premium delicatessen meats and cheese at the buffet spread. Tapas Night is served every Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at P980 net per person. Pan Pacific Manila is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila. For details call 318-0788 or e-mail

Chocolates for July

CAFÉ PRONTO’s Chocolate Haven

ENJOY a choice chocolate treats crafted by the dessert masters of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Café Pronto this month. Guests can try out Chocolate Symphony, the café’s medley of desserts composed of Salted Caramel Dome, Chocolate Amara Tart, Fruity Nutty, and Mini Hazelnut Caramel. As part of the featured chocolate collection, there are also Chocolate Truffle Crème Brûlée, and the hotel’s signature creation, Chocolate Haven — three textures of dark chocolate in its sponge, mousse and glaze. Café Pronto is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.