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Dining In/Out (07/01/21)

Rico’s Lechon offers Lechon Baka

RICO’S Lechon’s newest offering is Lechon Baka. Roast beef that is hand-sliced, keeping its juiciness and tenderness in the meat. Intensify the flavors even further by dipping the Lechon Baka in Rico’s Lechon’s homemade vinegar, SukaLami. Rico’s Lechon Baka is available in Junior Size (serves one to two persons (P350) and Fiesta Size (serves six to eight persons (P1,350). It also comes in Rico’s iconic spicy variant, which is priced at P380 for the Junior Size and P1,460 for the Fiesta Size. Launching on July 1, customers can avail of Rico’s Lechon Baka in select stores: Rico’s Lechon BGC, Tiendesitas, and U.P. Town Center, and soon in all Metro Manila and Cebu stores. Customers can pre-order for pick-up and delivery by contacting the Lechon Fulfillment Center at 0917-814-4678, 0918-888-0555, and 7799-0810. Frozen Rico’s Lechon Baka will soon be available in supermarkets nationwide. For more information, visit www.ricoslechon.com.

KFC opens the KFC Pride-Thru

PRIDE Month is about to end but the celebration of and fight for Pride goes beyond June. On June 26, KFC transformed its Bonifacio Triangle Branch into a one-of-a-kind march to support Metro Manila Pride. The fast-food restaurant is a corporate sponsor of the non-profits behind the annual Metro Manila Pride March. But with no large physical gatherings allowed, KFC instead turned its drive-thru branch into a safe space for LGBTQIA+ members and allies. There were posters at the venue saying “Love is the Original Recipe” and “Drive out the hate.” Rainbow posters fill the wall at the KFC Pride-Thru which became a venue for people to show their solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community as they had their own Pride march from inside their cars. Each car was given a special-edition rainbow Pride Float as part of the day’s festivities. To learn more about LGBTQIA+ issues and support Pride efforts, visit mmpride.org.

Century Park Hotel joins Manila Restaurant Week 2021

MANILA Restaurant Week is back until July 4. Century Park Hotel is once again supporting this endeavor by giving discounts to dine-in guests and customers who want to avail of the select dishes via takeout or delivery. Enjoy a 40% discount at the Atrium Lounge.  For breakfast (8-10 a.m.) try the Korean Garlic Bun or Chocolate Croissant (reduced from P295 to P177).  Each set comes with complimentary brewed coffee and a refill. For lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), order the Katsu Curry Udon, Gyu Curry Udon or Ebi Furai Udon (reduced from P695 to P417).  Each meal comes with a glass of iced tea. Meanwhile, dinner (5-8 p.m.) options range from Century Park Hamburger (reduced from P505 to P303) to Inihaw na Pampano (reduced from P770 to P462) and Bistek Manileño (reduced from P770 to P462). For more information on how to avail of these offers, check Facebook (Manila Restaurant Week), Instagram (@manilarestaurantweekofficial) and the website (http://manila.gov.ph/manilarestaurantweek).

SaladStop! offers power salads

SALADSTOP!’s Iron “Wo”-man will be back for a limited time only in all Metro Manila stores from July 6 to Aug. 30, and in all Cebu stores from July 13 to Aug. 30. This light and refreshing salad is loaded with baby spinach, feta cheese, roasted pumpkin, yellow raisins, and roasted almonds, all lightly dressed with a Raspberry Vinaigrette. The salad is high in fiber and protein, and iron. This July, SaladStop! joins the Smart Bakuna Benefits program. As a perk for vaccinated individuals, they get a 10% discount for a minimum P500 single receipt purchase on dine-in or takeout from July 1 to Aug. 31. To avail, present your COVID-19 vaccination card and a valid ID. Valid in SaladStop! Metro Manila stores only. SaladStop! is located at Central Square, Power Plant Mall, Greenhills, Glorietta 2, Burgos Circle, Alabang Town Center, Salcedo Village, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, U.P. Town Center, Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma, Oakridge Business Park Cebu, TriNoma, and Ayala North Exchange.

Grab Ph, Kraver’s Canteen team up on cloud kitchens

GRAB Philippines has entered into a partnership with cloud-kitchen operator Kraver’s Canteen to set-up GrabKitchen facilities to help restaurants and brands reach new consumers and maximize operations while lowering overhead expenses. GrabKitchens allow brands and restaurants to open up delivery-only kitchen facilities within a central facility, with shared manpower. This allows brands to fulfill orders without having to spend capital on setting up physical store fronts and paying wait staff, enabling restaurant owners to focus on developing new menu items. What sets GrabKitchen apart is: consumers can mix and match their orders across different brands and restaurants located within the same GrabKitchen site and have them delivered while paying a single delivery fee. Through the partnership, Grab Philippines and Kraver’s Canteen will collaborate to manage key areas of the venture. Grab leads all the digital and customer-facing aspects of the partnership, utilizing historical data to identify opportunities in each market, and using the Grab app to drive marketing while Kraver’s will manage the physical and kitchen-facing aspects. There are currently three GrabKitchen branches: in Paranaque, Malate, and Sampaloc. Stay tuned for the opening of more GrabKitchen branches by following GrabFood on Facebook and Instagram.

Margarita Forés among chefs in La Germania’s Masterclass Series

APPLIANCE brand La Germania is hosting the Cooking with La Germania: Masterclass Series, a five-part virtual cooking class in partnership with well-known chefs and celebrities. During these online lessons, expert instructors will be present to guide viewers through the step-by-step process of how to cook their signature dishes from their restaurants. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the chefs. Among the instructors are award-winning restaurateur and founder of Cibo, Margarita Forés who will share her recipe for Penne al Telefono; chef Lau of Chef Laudico Guevarra’s and OK Cafe who will demonstrate Italian-style meatballs; Lee Jose, executive chef of Yabu and Ippudo who will teach his special recipe for the Japanese savory pancake Okonomiyaki; Kalel Chan, corporate chef of the Raintree Group, who will demonstrate how to make Chicken Namban; and, celebrity mom Saab Magalona-Bacarro and her husband Jim Bacarro who will prepare steak and mashed potatoes. Classes are limited to 10-12 participants per class to ensure that each attendee receives the guidance they need, except for Saab Magalona-Bacarro’s class which is free and open to the public. For the other classes there is a joining fee of P500. Interested parties may view more details and sign up through La Germania’s Facebook page.

Greenwich opens first delivery, take-out store, launches new flavors

GREENWICH has opened its first Delivery and Take-out store amidst the pandemic, increasing the brand’s accessibility, while adapting to the needs of the times using strict restaurant safety measures for customers’ off-premise consumption. While Delivery and Take-out services were already available in Greenwich’s over 270 stores nationwide even before the pandemic, there were not enough stores to service the huge demand. Aside from its first Delivery and Take-out only store located in Las Pinas City, Greenwich is planning to operate more Delivery and Take-out stores in locations all over the Philippines in the near future. Meanwhile, Greenwich is introducing its latest pizza line called the Extreme Overload. Available in the 12-inch barkada size and 15-inch party size, the four Extreme Overload flavors are: Extreme Hawaiian Overload, Extreme All-In Overload, Extreme Pepperoni Overload, and Extreme All Meat Overload. Prices for the pizzas start at P489. Order via greenwichdelivery.com, hotline #5-55-55, or by sending a direct message to Greenwich Barkada’s Facebook Messenger.

Max’s Group offers treats for the vaccinated

THE MAX’S Group of casual dining restaurants is supporting the local restaurant industry’s effort to help the country reach herd immunity through the Smart Bakuna Benefits program. Fully vaccinated customers can enjoy exclusive offers like free dishes, drink upsizes, discounts, or “buy one, get one” deals from brands such as Max’s Restaurant, Yellow Cab Pizza Co., Pancake House, Krispy Kreme, Teriyaki Boy, Sizzlin’ Steak, Dencio’s, and Jamba Juice. For a minimum purchase of P500, get a free solo Halo-Halo at Max’s. The promo is valid for dine-in transactions only and is available until Dec. 31 in all Max’s Restaurant branches nationwide. Not valid in conjunction with any other promos and discounts. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/maxsrestaurant. Enjoy a free 9” Classic NY-Style Thin Crust Pizza (Pepperoni or Hawaiian) by presenting your vaccination card (1st dose or 2nd dose) with your P750 purchase of ala carte products at Yellow Cab. This promo is available in selected branches for dine-in transactions only until Nov. 30. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/YellowCabPizzaOfficial. Enjoy a Buy 1, Get 1 offer for every order of two pieces of Classic Pancakes or Golden Brown Waffle. This offer is valid for dine in, single receipt transactions only in all stores until Dec. 31. Not valid with ongoing promos and discounts. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/PancakeHousePhilippines. Get a free Original Glazed doughnut when you buy any 12 oz. Krispy Kreme Beverage. Offer is valid for in-store purchase only at select stores and is available until Dec. 31. For more details, visit: http://bit.ly/FreeOGVacc. Get a free five-piece order of Gyoza for a minimum single receipt purchase of P900 at Teriyaki Boy. This offer is only available in the following branches: Burgos, Cash n’ Carry, MOA, SM Trece, Shell Mamplasan, SM Lipa, Nuciti Batangas. Valid for dine-in only until Aug. 31. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/TeriyakiBoyPh. At Sizzlin’ Steak, a minimum single receipt purchase of P900 comes with a free plate of Chicken Strips. This offer is only available in the following branches: SM Trece, Shell Mamplasan, SM Lipa, Nuciti Batangas. Valid for dine-in only until Aug. 31. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/SizzlinSteak. At Dencio’s, get three sticks of Pork BBQ for free when you make a minimum purchase of P1,000. This offer is valid for dine-in transactions only until Aug. 31. For more information on the participating branches, visit: https://www.facebook.com/denciosph. Enjoy a free upsize (from 16 oz to 22 oz) at Jamba Juice for Strawberries Wild, Banana Berry, or Chocolate Moo’d drink orders. This offer is valid for in-store purchases only at select participating branches. Available until Dec. 31. For more details, visit: bit.ly/BoostUpWithJamba. Vaccinated customers only need to show their vaccination cards and a valid ID to avail of the promos.

A special dinner, tour promo from The Palacio

INDULGE in some “me time” or spend time with friends over a meal and private tour at Palacio de Memoria, the restored pre-war mansion at the heart of Metro Manila. Palacio de Memoria is now offering a special “Tour & Dine” promo which includes an Italian meal at The Loggia, Margarita Forés’ new al fresco restaurant and a tour of The Palacio. Promo packages start at P750 and includes The Palacio tour, as well as iced tea and tramezzini prosciutto with tomato and basil. There are also packages priced at P1,000, and P1,500 which includes additional dishes from The Loggia. If you’re going with family, friends, or out-of-towners, Palacio is also offering a package for a group of 10 people at P10,000. Located along Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City, Palacio de Memoria was restored by the Lhuillier family as a showcase of Filipino culture, arts, and history. Palacio de Memoria strictly implements safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.palaciodememoria.com or follow @thepalaciodememoria on Facebook and @palacio.de.memoria on Instagram

Crimson Hotel’s Baker J now open

CRIMSON Hotel’s Baker J is now open, serving all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, gourmet tartines, freshly baked bread and pastries, paired with its signature coffee concoctions. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Reservations are encouraged due to limited seating and social distancing protocols. Baker J is located at the Ground Lobby of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Entrata Urban Complex, Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City