A new patisserie opens
DYLAN PATISSERIE, a European-style pastry shop, opened its first outlet in Jupiter, Makati in September, with ambitious plans to open further stores in Quezon City and Pasig City. Dylan Patisserie has a wide range of cakes across different price points, starting with their Gourmet Cakes, Signature Cakes, and finally their Lux range. There are homemade Carrot Cake, Chocolate Mud Cake, Red Velvet, and Tiramisu, Lotus Biscoff Cake, Ube Dulce de Leche, Lychee Pandan Cake, and Peanut Butter Banana Cake. For something fancier, there are their De Hazelnut Praline, Triple Chocolate Blossom, and Nutty Nutella. The cakes can be customized. Each custom/3D cake is hand-crafted by a team of artists catering to any creative requests. Dylan Patisserie also has a selection of gifts and hampers. Choose from the Celebrate Hamper, the Deluxe Hamper, or the Prestige Hamper. Aside from cakes, Dylan Patisserie also offers a wide range of chocolates, cookies, macarons, and freshly baked bakery items. Take advantage of their free delivery promo within Metro Manila running until Nov. 30. Valid for orders through Viber, WhatsApp, and online at dylanpatisserie.com, purchases are delivered for free within five kilometers of the boutique with a minimum purchase of P720, and beyond five kilometers for a minimum purchase of P1,000. For more information visit http://dylanpatisserie.com/ or visit the store at 116 Jupiter St., Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City. It is open Sundays to Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Orders can also be placed via Viber or WhatsApp (0917-877-2999) and Grab.
Shake Shack opens at ATC
SHAKE Shack opens in Alabang Town Center (ATC) on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. To mark the occasion, there are a number of treats in store. The first person in line on opening day gets a year’s supply of Shake Shack’s signature Concretes (a frozen dessert) free for every month’s visit. The first 100 guests who purchase in Shack for dine in or takeaway on Oct. 21 will get exclusive Shack streetwear for a minimum spend of P2,000; a limited-edition Shack flask with a P1,000 purchase. Created exclusively for Shake Shack ATC is the Ala-Big Bang!, a concrete is made with vanilla frozen custard blended with Bungalow Café’s Auro glazed donut, salted coffee caramel sauce, and Auro chocolate chunks. The Bungalow Café is a neighborhood café bakery-style restaurant that serves quality and fresh food, made with locally-sourced ingredients, all crafted by hand and from scratch, that is gaining a loyal following from Alabang and the surrounding communities.
Kenny Rogers Roasters opens in Antipolo
KENNY Rogers Roasters has opened its first drive-thru restaurant in Antipolo City at L. Sumulong Memorial Circle. With drive-thru, guests can satisfy their cravings in the comfort of their cars. In addition, store was built with two container vans giving its unique finishes and modern touches. It is made from 40-foot and 20-foot container vans for its two floors. Its architecture and design maximize semi-open spaces. A Corner Pizza kiosk is also available in the branch. Dine-in is available in the store’s second floor. For orders and delivery go to the website www.kennyrogersroasters.com.ph or contact the hotline: 8-555-9000.
Crowne Plaza’s DIY Halloween cupcakes
HAVE a Fun and Spooky Trick or Treat with Crown Plaza Manila Galleria’s DIY Halloween Cupcakes. Order in advance on Oct. 15 – 17 through crowneplazamanila.com and get a P150 discount. Claim the D.I.Y Halloween Cupcake Kit from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. For more details contact 8790-3100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Hyatt Manila celebrates Halloween
GRAND Hyatt Manila is releasing its line-up of special Halloween creations from Florentine. Guests can sink their fangs into the eight-inch Burnt Honey Cake made of sponge with layers of Dulce de Leche, burnt honey, and cream cheese filling at P1,850 net. There is also traditional Pumpkin Pie (P900 net) and a Pumpkin Cupcake, a vanilla muffin with dark chocolate ganache (P250 net). These will be available daily from Oct. 25 to 31 at Florentine or through Dine at Home. For inquiries or advance orders, call 8838-1234. Guests may order online through bit.ly/DineAtHomeGHM.
Savoy Hotel Manila celebrates Halloween
SAVOY Hotel Manila is all set to celebrate Halloween by inviting children three to 10 years old to the “Blox Halloween Bash,” a virtual Halloween party, on Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets are priced at P1,000 nett per child. Participants will be treated to exclusive access to the online party that includes a host of interactive games and activities. A special loot bag will be sent to the participants which contains Halloween pastries, an activity kit, assorted snacks, a discount voucher, Sparky the plushie and other freebies. A Best in Halloween Costume award will also be presented to two winners and hotel gift certificates will be raffled off. To register to the event, visit Facebook page @savoyhotelmanila. Savoy Hotel Manila’s all day dining restaurant, Savoy Café, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for fully vaccinated diners. If customers prefer dining in the comfort of their home, Savoy Café also delivers. Check them out at Pick A Roo, Food Panda or call 5317-2817. Bulk orders for large gatherings are available as well. Savoy Hotel Manila is located in Newport City and was recently certified by the Department of Tourism and Bureau of Quarantine as a Multi-Use Hotel. For more information and for inquiries, visit www.savoyhotelmanila.com or call 5317-2869.
McDonald’s Monsters and Mysteries Halloween celebration
MCDONALD’S celebrates Halloween, all month long. Ongoing until Oct. 28, get a free surprise treat with every purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal via dine-in, drive-thru, take-out, or delivery. Then there is trick-or-treating through the Monsters and Mysteries Ride-Thru — drive-thru at McDonald’s from Oct. 29-31 to get a Halloween item from the Mystery Monster Box for a minimum purchase of P250. Feel free to capture and immortalize the special family moment by taking a picture with the Monsters and Mysteries Photo Frame. Enjoy the Halloween decorations in select branches that will be “dressing-up” their drive-thru lanes. For more information and updates on this offering, visit McDonald’s Philippines Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.
Max’s marks anniversary with deals, freebies
MAX’S Restaurant is celebrating its 76th anniversary this month with deals, freebies, new products, pop culture collaborations, and partnerships. Max’s has collaborated with photojournalist Hannah Reyes Morales for a special 2022 documentary calendar. Customers can get the anniversary calendar for free when they buy any regular-priced Max’s products for a minimum of P2,000 at select stores. This will be available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. Max’s is likewise joining forces with Pinoy comics artists to create webcomics on the love affair between Filipino families and Max’s Restaurant. On board for the first capsule are Manix Abrera (Kikomachine Komix), Mervin Malonzo (Tabi Po), and Julienne Dadivas (UGH). Max’s will also be dropping limited edition T-shirts made in collaboration with Linya-Linya, combining the signature wit of the Linya-Linya brand with items from the Max’s menu. Customers can get these for free when they buy any Max’s Set Meal good for 10, for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. The shirts will be available in select stores only starting Oct. 29. There are also new limited menu items including Sweet & Spicy Chicken (available now, P389 for dine-in); Pocket Pie versions of Buko Pandan and Caramel Bars (P389 for a box of five, P79 per piece); Birthday Caramel Bars (P135 for a box of 10); new Pancit Canton varieties (Seafood Pancit Canton, Bam-I, and Chami) which are also included in a new Pancit Combilao with all these varieties in one order (a Pancit Combilao is P1,099, while ala carte orders start at P299 for dine-in). Throughout the month, freebies await customers: free delivery on GrabFood by using CHICKENFAVES as promo code (until Oct. 24); free delivery on Foodpanda (minimum purchase of P500, valid on Oct. 30 only); free Small Pancit Canton and 850 mL Pepsi Kaya All for every order made directly to Max’s stores or delivery website (minimum purchase of P500, valid on Oct. 23 only). For more information, visit the official Facebook page at @MaxsRestaurant.
Jollibee Crisscut Fries are back
JOLLIBEE Crisscut Fries are back and come with new Spicy Thousand Island and Sour Cream dips. The Jollibee Crisscut Fries are available for P65 for a solo order. There’s also a bucket option that’s available for sharing at P249 that comes with one free dip of choice. Dip add-ons can also be availed at P10 each. It is already available in Luzon, and will be available starting Nov. 8 in Visayas and Mindanao.
Short film on Filipino cuisine airs on FB
CULINARY and performing arts experts-practitioners have collaborated to showcase the rich tradition and heritage of Filipino cuisine and its role in the Filipino cultural identity in an original 30-minute film entitled Estamos Llenos, slated to be aired from Oct. 25 to 30, 6 p.m., on the official Facebook page of Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster (https://www.facebook.com/benildearts/) and Chefs in Progress (https://www.facebook.com/chefsinprogress/) A chronicle of the evolution of local gastronomy, the short is inspired by the pre-colonial discoveries of Italian scholar and explorer Antonio Pigafetta, as told through Pigafetta’s Philippine Picnic: Culinary Encounters During the First Circumnavigation, 1519-1522 (2021), the newly published book by food historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria. Estamos Llenos was written by playwright Layeta Bucoy and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio. The story follows the lessons learned by sisters Metida and Destraza, who amid the pandemic, venture into the booming home-cooked food business after closing down several family-owned bars. The movie demonstrates how to concoct some of the most delectable Filipino delicacies such as pancit habhab, lumpiang Shanghai, ginataang bilo-bilo, sugba na isda with Filipino sawsawan and arroz Valenciana.