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Dining In/Out (09/30/21)

Discovery Primea unveils holiday hampers with early bird offers

In PREPARATION for the holiday season, Discovery Primea has unveiled its selection of festive offers with Early Bird discounts. The hotel has developed luxurious Christmas Hampers filled with gourmet items and trimmings. Offered at P1,500 net, the Festive Hamper features three 30 gm jars of jams, dips, and spreads, focaccia bread, soda crackers, and the hotel’s signature cookies and pastry bars. An upgraded Holiday Hamper contains additional assorted nuts, cheeses, and dried fruits for P3,000 net. For the ultimate selection, the Yuletide Hamper features the most extensive collection of gourmet finds including assorted cold cuts and a bottle of premium red wine for P5,000 net. There are also Holiday Platters good for eight to 10 persons. These include traditional fare such as Cochinillo Asado, Lengua Sevillana, Callos a la Madrileña, and more dishes for a holiday feast at home. The Christmas Hampers and Holiday Platters are available from Dec. 1 to 31, with a 20% Early Bird discount for orders placed on or before Nov. 30. Browse the hotel’s offers at bit.ly/PrimeaHolidays2021. For orders and inquiries, call 7955-8888 or e-mail dp-sales@discovery.com.ph for bulk orders.

Corner Pizza’s new Detroit Style Pizza

WHILE most people are familiar with New York-style or Chicago-style pizza, here is something else to try out — Detroit-style pizza. It is a distinctive rectangular, thick-crust, crispy, and chewy pizza baked with edge-to-edge cheese, tomato sauce on top, and other toppings. Corner Pizza is now offering its new Detroit Style Pizza — Pepperoni (P599), made extra thick with 50% more cheese. The pizza is topped with 50 pepperoni slices. In addition, Corner Pizza debuted Parmesan Crusted Garlic Bread — a serving includes four thick parmesan-crusted garlic bread slices paired with a special salsa sauce for P129. Corner Pizza is a new player in the Philippine The delivery-driven virtual brand started in Nov. 2020, when it introduced a square pizza that is bigger by a square inch than its ordinary 12” round counterpart. “Corner Pizza was born given the pandemic situation last year, by maximizing the delivery service and products of Kenny Rogers Roasters,” said Corner Pizza’s Marco Siy, in a statement. To order, call 8-555-9000 or go to www.cornerpizza.com.ph. Get an order of Parmesan Crusted Garlic Bread for free with every Detroit Pizza purchase until Oct. 17.

Johnnie Walker launches contest

SCOTCH whisky brand Johnnie Walker has launched the #JohnnieHighball Mix It Up Contest. A bar cart set, with P50,000 worth of Johnnie Walker bottles — including a bottle signed by global K-Pop star and Johnnie Walker’s newest global brand ambassador CL — is up for grabs at Johnnie Walker’s PH Instagram page @johnniewalkerph. The contest is open to participants who are at least 18 years old and based in Metro Manila. The contest requires that interested parties make their own #JohnnieHighball and post a photo on their Instagram feed, including a name for the #JohnnieHighball and the recipe in the photo’s caption. The photo should tag the official Johnnie Walker Philippines IG Page (@johnniewalkerph) and use the hashtags #MixItUp and #JohnnieHighball. Three winners will be selected: The Picture-Perfect Johnnie & Lime (best-looking shot of a tried and tested recipe), The Bar-Ready #JohnnieHighball (a new recipe), and, The People’s Choice (the most liked photo wins). Five winners will also be selected at random and will each get a Johnnie Highball kit and P10,000 worth of Johnnie Walker products. All winners will get a signed bottle from CL. The contest ends on Oct. 31. Winners will be announced on Nov. 8, 2021. For the complete terms and conditions and more details, check out @johnniewalkerph.

El Real launches website of pasta recipes

FILIPINO pasta brand El Real has launched a website called Real Pastabilities by El Real (www.realpastabilities.com) featuring pasta recipes including unique creations from El Real. Through the website’s user-friendly interface, searching for recipes based on the pasta type, occasion, and even ingredients, is easy. The site also features a blog space with helpful cooking-related articles, as well as information on the kinds of El Real pasta.

Ajinomoto, top chefs develop easy-to-cook dishes

AJINOMOTO Philippines Corp. (APC) Group has collaborated with some of the country’s top chefs — Rob Pengson, Sau del Rosario, Noel Agra, Nathan Uy, and JM Sunglao — to show that practically anyone can prepare restaurant-style dishes at home with the right guidance. The initiative is part of APC’s “How to Cook by COOKMUNITY” campaign, featuring weekly recipe tutorial videos. The recipes use ingredients usually already found in a kitchen or that can easily be bought from the store. No unfamiliar spices or special equipment needed. The recipes are also simple, with just five steps or less. Lastly, the result is always restaurant-quality dishes. The 12 easy-to-follow video cooking tutorials can be found on the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page. Already available are Rob Pengson’s tutorial for Eggplant Katsudon and Scallion & Shrimp Chow Mein; Sau del Rosario’s Asian-Style Chicken BBQ and Prawn Rebosado; Noel Agra’s Tofu Taco and Cheesy Veggie Omelette; and Nathan Uy’s Chicken Pandan and Chinese-Style Steamed Fish. Mr. Uy’s tutorial for Kimchi Fried Rice will be released in October along with JM Sunglao’s tutorial for Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti, Crispy Fried Fish Roulade, and Apan-apan. The tutorials can be found on the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page, and at www.cookmunitybyajinomoto.com.

Shake Shack offers new Korean-inspired chicken sandwich

FIRST served in South Korea Shacks before becoming a hit in the US, Shake Shack’s Gochujang Chick’n Sandwich is now available in the Philippines. Inspired by Seoul’s vibrant fried chicken scene, the Gochujang Chick’n (P275) —  available for a limited time only —  features a gochujang-glazed crispy chicken breast topped with toasted sesame seeds that sits over white kimchi slaw. The sandwich is just one of a new Korean-inspired collection of menu items that is now available: Gochujang Chick’n Bites (available in six and 10 pieces for P215 and P265, respectively), Gochujang Fries (P205), and Black Sugar Shake (P210). From Sept 27 to Oct 1, order exclusive Gochujang sets from Grabfood and get a free Blueberry Lemonade for every purchase.

Limited-edition Jollibee Funko Soda out

SINCE the Jollibee Funko Pop debuted in 2018 as the first local brand with its own Funko vinyl figure, the partnership between the two global brands has been popular among toy collectors and Jollibee fans alike. This year, Jollibee and Funko offer the limited-edition Jollibee Funko Soda. It features a 4.25” Jollibee vinyl figure in a unique soda can packaging. It also comes with a collectible disc, and some customers will have the chance to get the Chase glow in the dark version. For more information on the Jollibee Funko Soda, visit Jollibee’s Official Facebook Page.