Valentine’s Day Dining (02/14/18)

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THOSE INTERESTED in celebrating Valentine’s Day will find deals, promos, and specials. Here are some of them.

The season of hearts is made special for diners with Mango Tree Restaurant’s Valentine Specials. Available on Feb. 14 and 15, the five-course menu (priced at P2,999++) consists of a choice of soup or salad, two main dishes, dessert, and a glass of wine. There’s Tom Kha soup with prawns, a choice of garden salad in Som Tum sauce with chicken wings or pomelo salad with prawns. For mains, select from two sets: char-grilled rib eye steak or grilled lamb spareribs; or stir-fried seafood with holy basil or the same dish but using soft shell crab. Cap this off with mango cheesecake while being serenaded with romantic music. All couples get to take home a special gift from Clarins. And because Valentine’s Day is not only for couples, there is also a Family Feast for P4,999++, which includes the garden salad in Som Tum sauce with chicken wings, grilled chicken, Homok seafood curry in coconut, vegetable spring rolls and egg fried rice. The meal comes with a round of iced tea and a bottle of wine, capped with Thai taro with fried onions for dessert. Mango Tree is located at High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For details and reservations, call 621-3233.

Treat your beloved to a true fine dining experience at Resort’s World Manila’s Valentine’s Day at Lumina Rose Garden on Feb. 14. Lumina is RWM’s brilliantly lit indoor walkway connecting the all-suite Maxims Hotel with Newport Mall. For this special dinner, it will be transformed into a lush rose garden with thousands of roses set against the walkway’s glowing lights. The strains of classic love songs will fill the hall as lovers dine on a seven-course sit-down dinner designed to follow the stages of romance. The menu features creations by the chefs from Marriott Hotel Manila’s Cru and Man Ho restaurants, and from RWM’s fine dining restaurants Impressions and Ginzadon, along with the RWM pastry team. Resorts World Manila’s Valentine’s Day at Lumina Rose Garden is by reservation only and with limited seating. For bookings and inquiries, call 908-8888.

Dine at any branch of Café Mediterranean on Feb. 14 and receive a complimentary red tzatziki — which is infused with beets — with your order.

Quezon City’s food parks, Fruitas Holdings’ Le Village and 150 Maginhawa, celebrate “All You Need Is Love and A Bit of Luck,” a special Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year treat. On Feb. 14, both food parks will feature performances from top-rated local bands. The Celestial Acoustic Band will perform at Le Village while 150 Maginhawa will feature the music of Project M Acoustic. Meanwhile, to mark the lunar New Year, from Feb. 16-18, guests can bring their dogs the food parks and participate in the Bring Your Dog photo contest. Photo booths will be set up in both food parks and the best photos of guests and their dogs wearing traditional Chinese costumes will win special prizes. Le Village is located at E. Rodriquez Ave. cor. Cordillera, Quezon City and 150 Maginhawa located in Teacher’s Village, Quezon City

For Valentine’s Day at Discovery Primea’s Flame, chef Luis Chikiamco has crafted a five-course, one-night only, Asian-inspired menu which couples can savor along with a string quartet to set the mood and a glass of Möet Chandon Rosé champagne with each order at P3,500 net. Meanwhile, at the newly opened Edge, with its sweeping views of Makati City and Fort Bonifacio, guests can partake of a bottle of Moet Ice Imperial, one round of petite modern bites, and enjoy the soothing house sounds of guest DJ Miko Syquia on Feb. 14. The bar is only taking reservations for couples with an intimate, exclusive table at P5,000++. Restaurant Tapenade will have gifts for the ladies, a live guitar trio, and a premium Tapenade Salad Bar experience for dinner. The salad room gets a major upgrade with added seafood, cheeses, cold cuts, and salads on the evening, for P995++. Special gifts will also be given to diners availing of the 700-gm Bistecca à la Fiorentina, perfect for those looking to indulge in sharing steak night at P2,600++.

Dine at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay’s Restaurant Verbena for P2,500++ per person with complimentary wine pairing for the main course. For an even more romantic respite, the lush garden setting is available for dinner service on Feb. 14, for P3,500++ per person, or P7,000++ for two persons. Couples availing of the Garden Dinner also get a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Promo period is until Feb. 17, for dinner only. Short à la carte menu will be available for lunch service while on Feb. 14, set menu is available for lunch and dinner. For details, visit

Feel and taste the romance this February at Casa Roces. A special Valentine’s Day feast, “Amor San Valentin,” is available from Feb. 14-18. Dinner starts with a hot chocolate shot, jamon slice, and queso de bola, followed by cream of cauliflower soup and a salad. Main course is a choice between roast salmon fillet with balsamic glaze with a side of whipped potato, or beef tenderloin in Madeira reduction and pure native chocolate, served with truffle mushroom risotto. Top the evening with double strawberry sorbet and poached apple and fresh strawberry with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate mousse in demitasse. This limited Valentines promo is P1,699+ per head. For inquiries and reservations, call 735-5896 or 0905-976-5200 or visit Casa Roces is located at 1153 J. P. Laurel corner Aguado Sts., San Miguel, Manila.