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Dining In/Out (10/07/21)

Malagos chocolates win int’l food tilt

MALAGOS Chocolate has announced that they are once again winners at the 2021 Great Taste Awards in the UK, one of the largest food and drinks award-giving body in the world. The winning Malagos Chocolate products are: Malagos Porter (two stars), which the judges said was “a faultless beer”; Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate (one star), “the flavor, though gentle, has a real appeal with notes of tobacco, spice as well as honeyed fruitiness and earthy cocoa richness,” said the judges; Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate, “a dark and neat looking chocolate with a good snap to the bar”; and, Malagos Chocolate Coated Cacao Nibs w/ Sea Salt, “the crunch is perfect and the taste lingers in the mouth.” These items, along with the rest of the company’s Tree-To-Bar collection, are available for purchase online. Those who wish to start Christmas shopping early can access Malagos’ limited edition 2021 gift catalog by sending an e-mail to sales@malagoschocolate.com.

Drive-in restaurants are back at Robinsons Magnolia

ROBINSONS Magnolia brings the nostalgic experience of drive-in restaurants — with hand-delivered food consumed on steering wheels or lap tables — with Park & Dine. Park at the designated alfresco parking area of Robinsons Magnolia, and use a mobile phone to order and pay through Robbie & Rosie (0921-499-2958), your personal carhop, curb girl, or tray-boy ready to take your orders. Unlike drive-in restaurants in the metro, where food choice is limited to what the restaurant has on its menu, Robinsons Magnolia gives diners the widest choice of restaurants in one stop. There are 60 restaurants to order from. Park & Dine has 10 reserved car parking bays with markers, each car a respectable distance from the other. The guards and staff stationed are fully vaxxed and wear masks and face shields at all times. Trays, steering wheel, and tap tables are also cleaned and sanitized after each use. Diners have a view of Robinsons Magnolia’s garden, all lit-up with Christmas décor. Orders should take about 20-30 minutes to arrive. There’s a dedicated Robbie & Rosie, Robinsons Malls Personal Concierge for Park & Dine customers. Diners can also opt to order in advance, like on the way to the mall. Among the many participating restaurants are Cibo, Botejyu, Bon Chon, Conti’s, Crisostomo’s, Ippudo, Hap Chan, Gong Cha, Max’s, Mesa, Krispy Kreme, Mary Grace, Kee Wah Bakery, Pancake House, Pepper Lunch, Ossu, Pho Hoa, Starbucks, Yabu, Sans Rival, Mary Grace, Ramen Nagi, Sumosam, Potato Corner, Le Petit Bizu, Cafe Breton, Bad Bowl, Paper Moon, and UCC Park Cafe.

Book for 4, dine for 5 promo at Sofitel

SOFITEL Philippine Plaza Manila’s Spiral, Sunset Bar, and The Food Truck reopened on Oct. 1 with a special treat for guests. In celebration of Sofitel Manila’s 45th anniversary, flagship restaurant Spiral and al fresco dining destination The Food Truck return with an exclusive Book for 4, Dine for 5 limited offering that is ongoing until Oct. 30. At Spiral, dining options are spread across 21 “ateliers,” with signature specialties prepared àla minute for a guaranteed safe dining experience. Spiral is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Rates are set at P3,100 net for Monday-Thursday lunch, P3,500 net for Friday-Saturday lunch, P4,500 net for Sunday Brunch (without champagne), P5,900 net for Sunday Brunch (with free-flowing Moët & Chandon champagne), and P3,900 for Monday-Sunday dinner. After sundown, The Food Truck features a dinner feast including unlimited servings of smokehouse-grilled specialties such as smoked salmon, bellychon, and beef brisket; sizzling platters such as classic sisig, sizzling gambas, and sizzling squid; and food truck fare like tacos and burgers. These are complemented with free-flowing local beer, iced tea, and soda. The Food Truck is open every Thursday-Sunday, 6-9:30 p.m. Rate is set at P2,950 net per person. Meanwhile, the Sunset Bat at the bayside garden is also open, featuring international àla carte specialties and a wide menu of drinks and cocktails, served in a safe setting. The Sunset Bar is open at noon to 9 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays. For reservations and inquiries, call F&B Reservations at (02)8-832-6988 or e-mail H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

Resorts World celebrates October Fiesta

THIS LAST quarter of the year, Resorts World Manila (RWM) kicks off the holiday season by bringing back its October Fiesta celebrations straight to people’s homes. RWM offers an exclusive beer-pairing package for delivery right to one’s doorstep via Delishvery. For P1,888 net, enjoy October Fiesta Beers and Bites Bundle for the whole month of October. The package includes 12” RWM Pizza Hamonado, six pieces of Crispy Chicken Wings, three pieces each of signature Tapa Burger and Pinoy Inasal Hotdogs. This special set also comes with six bottles or cans of San Miguel Beers, with a choice of Light or Pale Pilsen, 0.0 Non-Alcoholic Beer, or Red Horse. To complete the celebrations at home, check out the L.O.V.E Project at www.facebook.com/TheLoveProjectOfficial, an online marketplace platform for professional musicians, theater actors, singers, and performers where one can book virtual live entertainment. Delishvery also continues to deliver select RWM signature dishes from Casa Buenas, Happy 9, Kimchi Mojou, and Victoria Harbour Café, which are also available in Hot Box packages and Rice Topping set menu. Vaccinated patrons can also take advantage of RWM’s Good Jab Rewards promo, offering 30% off on Delishvery orders, by sending a photo or scan copy of their valid vaccination card upon ordering. Call Delishvery hotline at (02) 7908-8885 or 0917-878-8856 (also available via Viber or WhatsApp) for inquiries for the minimum order requirements, delivery orders, and payments. Visit www.rwmanila.com or follow the official social media accounts @rwmanila for more updates.

M Bakery opening 2nd branch in Power Plant Mall

M BAKERY will be opening its second branch at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati on Oct. 10. At its second branch, M Bakery will be offering its signature line of freshly baked American desserts and baked goods, from its cupcakes, cookies, pies, and brownies, to cheesecakes, muffins, and icebox desserts, as well as its banana pudding. The new branch will exclusively offer Magic Banana Pudding as its October Flavor of the Month. The treat is made up of layers of vanilla pudding, toasted coconut, graham crackers, bananas, and chocolate chips with a new banana pudding flavor. There will also be M Bakery staples like Classic and Chocolate Banana Pudding flavors, the Bubbly Cupcake (a vanilla cupcake is topped with vanilla bean meringue buttercream), Choc Nut Cupcake (a cupcake filled with Choc Nut butter spread and topped with Choc Nut buttercream with Choc Nut chunks), Banana Streusel (a banana muffin topped with a brown sugar pecan streusel), Chocolate Hazelnut Hand Pie, and Blueberry Hand Pie. The new branch of M Bakery is at the 2nd floor across Uniqlo store at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati City. Call 0917-822-1262 to place advance orders. The new store will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Nespresso offers limited edition coffees

NESPRESSO now offers two limited edition coffees to the Ispirazione Italiana family, inspired by the distinct tastes and roasting expertise of regional Italian-style coffee. The first is Ispirazione Novecento which was inspired by classic Italian espressos from the 1940s and uses a traditional roasting technique. The coffee is an intense espresso with notes of spices, nuts and wrapped in a dense and dark cream. The second is Ispirazione Millennio which follows aromatic profiles of new trends in artisanal roasting that has fruity flavors. Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas were roasted lighter and in less time. The result is a full-bodied and pleasantly intense coffee with spicy notes, good acidity, and a fruity touch. These variants are available for a limited time only in Nespresso’s boutiques, pop-up stores, and online at www.nespresso.ph.

Food ideas from foodpanda

WONDERING where to get the best coffee, pasta, rice bowls, and more on your next delivery with foodpanda? Make new food discoveries through foodpanda’s Eatventures and discover fresh options from long-time favorites. The delivery service suggests the following: for tea and coffee, try newcomer Urbanica; for milk tea there are Black Scoop and Wantea Milk Tea; for food wraps and sandwiches, there are Faasos, Salad Stop, and S’wich!; for treats and desserts, try Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory or Puro Ice Cream; for lunch or dinner, choose from fried chicken, salads, rice bowls or pasta, knocked out in 20 minutes from places like Pasteria, Jackson’s Fried Chicken, Noah’s Green Kitchen, and Simot; and finger foods from Fries & More. Use the code TAPMONAYAN to get ₱100 off Jackson’s, S’wich, Simot and more for a minimum spend of ₱299, valid for new customers only. For more information about Eatventures on foodpanda, visit foodpanda Instagram and foodpanda Facebook.

Mega Global offers new beverage line

MEGA Global has a new line of premium beverages called Primo Sparkling Juice, a nonalcoholic carbonated beverage imported from Spain that can be consumed by people of all ages. Now available in grocery stores nationwide, Primo comes in sparkling white and red grape flavors. Primo is available in MegaMart, Shopee, Lazada, and supermarkets nationwide.

Landers holds 50% off membership promo

LANDERS Superstore is now offering 50% off on membership promo for a limited time. To avail of this offer, visit any Landers Superstore branch or go to www.landers.ph and sign up for membership or renewal for P400 (For Primary Memberships) and P500 (for Business Memberships). This offer is available up to Oct. 12 only. Ongoing  until Oct. 12 is the Super Crazy Sale In-store at all Landers Superstore branches. Members can satisfy their cravings at Landers Central’s New York-inspired menu, while coffee lovers can grab their favorites at Doppio, the superstore’s in-house coffee shop. Landers is also offering the lowest priced medicines at Capital Care, the superstore’s in-house pharmacy, while a free haircut is available at Federal Barbers, Landers’ in-house barbershop. Landers members are also entitled to discounts on fuel with up to P10 off per liter at any Landers-Caltex gas stations. The offer is exclusive to those applying or renewing primary premium and business memberships only. Extension memberships are not included. Terms and conditions apply.