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Dining In/Out (10/14/21)

7-Eleven’s single-serve ready-to-heat HottaUlam! meals

7-ELEVEN’S HottaUlam! single-serve and for-sharing food options are now available in more stores. Officially launched late last year, the various HottaUlam! selections are now for sale in over 2,000 stores in Luzon. Customers can choose from any of the eight HottaUlam! single-serve variants to take home: Rico’s Lechon Binagoongan, Rico’s Lechon Sisig, Pork Laing, two sticks of Pork BBQ, Chicken BBQ, Fried Bangus, Pinakbet, and Ginataang Langka. The prices range from P55 to P79 per pack. Larger servings are available too for ready-to-heat viands such as Pork Steak, Chicken Curry, and Beef Caldereta which are priced at P159 each and are good for two to three people. Baliwag Liempo (P165) or Lechon Manok (P115) are also available.

Crimson goes passionately pink for October

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the team at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila stands with both survivors and healthcare practitioners to heighten awareness about this disease that affects 26 out of every 100 Filipino women. Proceeds from the various Passionately Pink promotions offered throughout the month will help fund the initiatives of Project Pink’s STAGEZERO initiative which aims to encourage and empower patients, families, and the communities. Every Saturday of the month, the Crimson Filinvest City’s social media accounts will present Crimson TV, a series of informative videos on how to prevent, detect, and manage breast cancer. The hotel also partnered with Jump Manila to hold weekly jump rope sessions every Friday, with jump rope basics and workout tips broadcast live via Crimson’s Facebook page. This year’s Passionately Pink promotions include Baker J’s four-piece Pink Viennoiserie Bliss box containing pink croissants filled with a raspberry-litchi jelly, pink croissant cubes with ruby chocolate crème Chantilly, rosy-hued pains au chocolat filled with ruby chocolate batonnets and praline roses, and pink pains au lait with butter and ruby chocolate. Baker J also offers a six-piece Pop of Pink Tea Cakes and a bag of five Rose Madeleines coated with ruby chocolate. There is also the Pretty in Pink Afternoon Tea on offer for dine-on or to-go and will feature a selection of both sweet and savory bites. Meanwhile, Firehouse Pizza, offers the limited edition Passionately Pink Firehouse Pizza Feast. This pink-inspired treat starts with assorted grissini and garlic bread paired with goat cheese, pink hummus, Smoked Salmon Pizza Firehouse Pizza with Burrata; and ends with raspberry panna cotta and a ruby chocolate lava cake. For more information, visit the official Crimson Hotel Filinvest City website at https://bit.ly/passionatelypink2021 or call (02) 863-2222.

Healthy food chain ZIG opens at Robinsons Magnolia

A HEALTHY food chain by Visum Ventures, Inc., ZIG aims to make fresh ingredients that deliver health benefits, satiety, and taste, accessible to most Filipinos. In the menu are items like It’s A Thai salad in bowl or in a wrap (roast beef, lollo rosa and romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, green bell pepper, cilantro, mint, and roast peanuts, covered with Thai sweet chili dressing); sushi bowl Keep It Shimple (prawn, tempura crumbs, asparagus, mango, red cabbage, nori sheet, and sriracha mayo) with a choice of brown, white sushi rice, or quinoa; Cheese Said Yes! pizza (mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, blue cheese, and kesong puti, alfalfa, arugula, olive oil and chili oil); and nutritious beverages made in collaboration with Pure Nectar and HappiLab Kombuchas. ZIG is initially available for walk-in and curbside pick-up at Robinsons Magnolia. They are also accessible for orders via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

Burger King’s Ghost Whopper

FAST-FOOD chain Burger King has announced that a special Ghost Whopper is set to make an appearance in its 13 Metro Manila stores from Oct. 15 to Nov. 2. The Ghost Whopper — a 100% flame-grilled beef patty, topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and onions sandwiched between two ghostly white cheddar cheese buns — can be order ed via delivery, drive-thru, take-out, or dine-in at any of the 13 stores. Those looking for extra thrills can “chase the limited-edition Ghost Whopper while traversing their way in the haunted alley of Burger King Timog branch,” says a company release. The branch’s drive-through will be haunted from Oct. 29-31.

Maya introduces ThinkHeart Oatmeal Pancake Mix

MAYA is giving breakfasts and baked treats a healthier twist with the Maya ThinkHeart line, which features oats, whole wheat, and muscovado sugar. The line includes Maya ThinkHeart Oatmeal Pancake Mix, Maya ThinkHeart Whole Wheat Pancake Mix, and Maya ThinkHeart Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Mix. The easy-to-prepare and versatile mixes from the Maya ThinkHeart line are also cholesterol-free and contain zero-gram transfat.

Alliance Francaise celebrates good food

IN CELEBRATION of the 6th edition of Good/Goût de France, which highlights the best of French cuisine to the world, Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) presents an online video contest for all adult French food lovers. The 1st place winner will be treated to a special intimate French evening at the AFM —  a candlelit four-course French dinner for two at the Le Coude Rouge restaurant and a private screening of a French film at AFM auditorium. This contest is open to all Filipinos currently residing in the Philippines ages 18 to 65 years old. Deadline of submission is on Oct. 20, at noon. The public announcement of the winner will be made on Oct. 21 during AFM’s special commemoration of Goût de France. Visit the Facebook page to know more. Also part of the Good/Goût de France celebration, and in partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, AFM will be holding the free event “Behind the Cuisines” which will be happening on Oct. 22 and 23, 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 will have a series of high online conversations with key individuals from the public and private sectors discussing the current state of the F&B (Food and Beverage) industry in the Philippines, key insights and practices from leading companies, and prominent market trends. Oct. 23 will feature a cooking demonstration by Erwan Heussaff that involves both Filipino and French cuisines and cultures.

Red Ribbon launches delivery app

RED Ribbon bakeshop is taking its online delivery services a step further with the launch of its own mobile app. The New Red Ribbon App allows users to order their favorite Red Ribbon treats —  like Black Forest Cake, Chocolate Dedication Cake, Triple Chocolate Roll, Chocolate Mousse, Cheesy Ensaimada, Butter Mamon, and Taisan, among many others —  on the same day or in advance via delivery or pick-up. There are App-exclusive offers and deals (e.g. Free Delivery and Attractive Discounts) and soon incentives especially for registered app users. The New Red Ribbon App also houses the newly launched Red Ribbon ReGALO eGift Cards which can be sent to recipients so they can redeem cakes and pastries at any Red Ribbon branch nationwide. The New Red Ribbon App will be available for free download on the Google Play Store and App Store. Users can opt to Sign Up and register, or Order as Guest and start browsing Red Ribbon’s menu, place their order, choose from different cashless payment options.

Free apple pie for dine-in vaccinated customers at McDonald’s

AS PART of the private sector-led campaign Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat program that aims to restart the Philippine economy by promoting the COVID-19 vaccine, McDonald’s will give fully vaccinated customers who are dining-in a free Apple Pie for every minimum purchase worth P150, valid until Nov. 30. McDonald’s M Safe protocols remain in place, with its crew, managers, and customers all required to follow the set of stringent health and safety guidelines. To know more about M Safe and the protocols, visit https://bit.ly/SarapPagMSafe.

Nestlé PHL relaunches iconic brands Carnation, Milkmaid

IN TIME for the celebration of its 110th year presence in the country, Nestlé Philippines is re-launching two of its iconic brands, Nestlé Carnation and Nestlé Milkmaid. Carnation was the first brand to introduce Evaporada and Condensada to make creamy, milky, affordable dairy solutions accessible to a wider set of consumers. Nestlé Carnation Evap is now made with more milk (vs. previous formulation) and comes in an easy open resealable pack. Nestle Milkmaid has the distinction of being the first brand sold by Nestlé Philippines when it opened in 1911 as the Nestlé and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Co. It is considered as the gold standard in condensed milk as it is the only full cream sweetened condensed milk that’s made with 100% pure cow’s milk.  By November, consumers can visit cookwithcarnation.ph where they can find easy-to-follow recipes made with the products.