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Dining In/Out (09/16/21)

The Pen offers deals for 45th anniversary

FORTY-FIVE years ago, The Peninsula Manila opened its doors at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues to coincide with the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Convention. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of its founding in 1976, General Manager Masahisa Oba asked the hotel’s Executive Chef Xavier Castello and his chefs to cook up an extensive menu featuring classic favorites as well as creating new flavors with only one stipulation — prices must reflect the spirit of the anniversary. That’s how the final selections gracing the 45th anniversary menus got to be priced at P45, P197.60, P450, and P1,976.60. The 45th anniversary menus feature offerings from The Lobby, Spices, and The Peninsula Boutique and are now available until Sept. 30. The Lobby’s Takeout and Delivery Menu includes Avocado Toast, Asado Pork Belly Bao, and Gnocchi Carbonara (each for P450), while Spices has Nasi Goreng, Vegetable Samosa, Tom Kha Gai, Free-range Chicken Satay, Salmon Fillet Tikka Masala, and Yam Sam-O (each for P450). The Peninsula Boutique celebrates its anniversary with ice cream, cakes, cookies, chocolates and other sweet indulgences in its Takeout and Delivery Menu. Among the items on the menu are Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Croissants, and Chocolate Chip Muffins (available for P197.60 for any two); Moist Chocolate Cake (P1,976); and Strawberry Shortcake (P1,976). For inquiries and orders, contact The Peninsula Manila online through PenChat, the 24-hour e-concierge, via Facebook Messenger https://bit.ly/PeninsulaOnlineFacebook, or via WhatsApp at https://bit.ly/PeninsulaOnlineWhatsApp. Customers can also call The Peninsula Boutique at 8887-5747 or 8887-2888, send an SMS message at 0917-557-8014, or e-mail penboutiquepmn@peninsula.com.

Century Park offers treats as it marks 45 years

CENTURY Park Hotel has a number of reasons to celebrate this September.  After its awarding of the Safety Seal Certification, it was recently granted Multiple Use Hotel status by the Department of Tourism and Bureau of Quarantine. Non-quarantine and quarantine guests can now stay and enjoy the hotel with the enforcement of stringent health and safety protocols. This latest development could not have come at a better time as the hotel is holding its Sapphire Anniversary this month. On its 45th year, the hotel has prepared celebration packages and treats to mark the occasion. For P4,995 net, enjoy a feast good for eight to 10 persons. The hotel’s chefs have prepared weekly themed menus: Chinese, Japanese, Western, and Filipino. Each package comes with a free anniversary Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse Cake and P200 off at the Deli Snack. One day advance booking is required by calling 8528-5855/56 or sending a message to 0917-633-2497. Deliveries can be arranged for Grab, Lalamove or other delivery services, with transport fees shouldered by the customer. Century Park Hotel is also giving away free Deli Snack Rewards Cards to guests on its anniversary month. The DELIciously DELIghtful Deals allows customers to earn rewards such as bread and pastries during their visit from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.  Each P500 purchase made at the outlet (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only) is equivalent to one stamp. Orders made from food delivery apps, except Food-on-the-Go, are excluded in the rewards program. Redemptions can be made until Nov. 30. To know more about Century Park Hotel and its deals, visit www.centurypark.com or contact the hotel via e-mail at information@centurypark.com.ph or call 528-8888.

Boutwood’s Helm on 50 Best Discovery List

HELM, the fine dining restaurant of chef Josh Boutwood, has been included in the 50 Best Discovery List, an expert-approved collection of dining and drinking destinations worldwide. By virtue of the recent citation, this 10-seater restaurant located at The Arya Residences in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, is now part of just over 2,000 venues on the planet that are part of an elite collection of restaurants and bars. The 50 Discovery List curates its selection based on responses from their global voting academies, who name the best restaurants and bars as part of the lists for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The World’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Bars, and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. It provides a recommended listing for its 2 million or so followers to explore in their travels, providing a roadmap of where to dine and drink across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Of Filipino-British descent, Mr. Boutwood is recognized as a culinary maverick who worked with some of the best restaurants in Europe. In 2012, he joined The Bistro Group as executive corporate chef. Mr. Boutwood is an advocate of using only the best and, at times, unique ingredients that he weaves into elegant and innovative food. At Helm, he often serves his 11-course degustacion menu based on certain themes like colors. Follow @helmmn.

Crimson Hotel offers dining deals

DINING Deals from Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila are on offer at the HSMA (Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International)’s September Online Sale from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In the sale, P1,000 Dining Vouchers are going for P700 and P2,000 Dining Vouchers going for P1,300. Then save as much as 35% on Baker J and Firehouse Pizza food & beverage orders. With the Firehouse Pizza Trio Voucher for P999, order any three Classic or Signature pizzas in one go. There is also a Baker J Viennoiserie Voucher for P350. Enjoy savings of 30% per box of six assorted Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, and Pain Au Raisin. There is also a Baker J Cake Voucher for P999 for sweet discounts on any Baker J cake. For inquiries, call 0998-591-5224 or e-mail alabang.salescenter3@crimsonhotel.com. Vouchers are available from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The vouchers are valid for use until Oct. 15, 2022.

COOP Fresh’s all-natural and organic selection

RECOGNIZING the trend for healthier and cleaner options, online specialty grocer COOP Grocer has introduced its own line of all-natural and organic products ranging from meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, to ready-made food. The line is called COOP Fresh, and each item is non-GMO certified and grown with no growth hormones, preservatives, antibiotics, or pesticides and using only natural fertilizers. Additionally, all products are locally farmed in Cavite, Laguna, Ilocos Norte, and Palawan. The produce is freshly harvested every week. By working directly with local farmers, COOP Grocer eliminates the middleman, allowing the company to offer competitive pricing for its customers and easier access to all-natural and organic items. “Certified organic” products guarantee that the animals used were only given hormone- and GMO-free feed and raised in an open range, sustainable environment. “Natural,” on the other hand, means that products were made with only all-natural ingredients and contain no preservatives, artificial colors, and flavors. When it comes to its meat and seafood, “all-natural” assures that no MSG, additives, chemicals, or extenders were added in the preparation process. Order from the official website www.coopgrocer.com or through the app which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Kenny Rogers offers Beyond Meat burgers

KENNY Rogers Roasters has partnered with plant-based meat producer Beyond Meat to give its customers a healthier option that doesn’t skimp on taste and flavor. Beyond Meat makes meat substitutes that are low in cholesterol, saturated fats, and free of antibiotics and hormones from animal-based counterparts. Now on offer are Kenny’s Beyond Burger, a Beyond Meat burger patty topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, cheese, and mayo, sandwiched between two toasted buns; and Kenny’s Beyond Mashed Potato, a meal that includes a plant-based burger patty nestled on top of mashed potato, and a serving of mushroom gravy. Initially launched in June at selected stores, it was well-received and sold out after a few weeks. Kenny’s Beyond Mashed Potato and Kenny’s Beyond Burger are now available in Kenny Rogers Roasters branches nationwide at P295 each. Order Kenny’s Beyond Deliciously Healthy meals on kennyrogersdelivery.com.ph or via the hotline at 8-555-9000.

McDonald’s Twister Fries are back

THE MCDONALD’S Twister Fries returned to McDo stores on Sept. 15, and can be ordered on its own or as an add-on to McDo favorites like the Big Mac or Coke McFloat. It is available in Regular and Sharing sizes. Order it via McDonald’s Take Out, Drive-Thru, McDelivery, Grab Food, and Foodpanda.

Jack ‘n Jill Roller Coaster releases a new flavor

JACK ‘N JILL Roller Coaster — an iconic ring-shaped potato snack — now has a new look and flavor, barbecue. Roller Coaster Barbecue comes in two sizes, a solo pack and a buddy pack for sharing. Roller Coaster — created by Universal Robina Corp. — are available in Shopee, all leading supermarkets nationwide, and in select grocery apps.

Saab Magalona-Bacarro shares steak dinner secret

IN THE first episode of La Germania’s recent Masterclass Series, actress and musician Saab Magalona-Bacarro, alongside her husband, businessman and Cheats frontman Jim Bacarro shared their secrets to making their favorite steak and mashed potatoes at home. The full episode can be viewed on La Germania’s Facebook. La Germania products are available online through La Germania’s official e-commerce website www.lagermaniaph.com and e-commerce platforms on Shopee and Lazada.