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Dining In/Out (05/12/22)

2 restaurants open at Cebu resort casino

THE NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu has opened two new restaurants. These are Fina Restaurant which specializes in Filipino cuisine, and the Italian steakhouse Il Primo. With a name derived from the word “Filipiniana,” Fina features some of the best Filipino specialties from Cebu and other regions of the country. The menu is a collection of well-known dishes including Cebu’s famous Bellychon, Angus beef tapa and chorizo de Cebu; Filipino seafood favorites such as Fresh Kinilaw na Tanigue and Crispy Sweet and Spicy Dilis; and crowd favorites like Lechon Kawali, Filipino-style fried chicken, Crispy Pata, and Kare-Kare. The food selection is complemented by specialty drinks, crafted cocktails and classic Filipino desserts. Fina will be under the lead of chef Martin Rebolledo. Fina, located at The Strip in Nustar Resort and Casino, can seat 90. Located at The Strip in Nustar, Il Primo is the first restaurant to open in the integrated resort and will also be the first restaurant welcoming the patrons of the property. Il Primo, described as “the first and only Italian Steakhouse in Cebu,” boasts a mix of cosmopolitan and contemporary interiors coupled with signature dishes and beverages from Eastern Europe, all orchestrated under executive chef Luca Angioletti. Il Primo is the first Italian restaurant in Cebu to utilize the Josper grill in which the restaurant’s signature dish, the dry-aged Omaha steak is prepared. Il Primo also offers freshly made al dente pastas, wood fire oven-baked pizzas, and freshly sliced cold cuts from mortadella to prosciuttos and artisan cheeses. It will also have unique signature beverages inspired by the Italian culture. The restaurant can seat 90. For more information visit the two restaurants’ Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/FinaNUSTAR and https://www.facebook.com/IlPrimoNUSTAR. Or call 0969-292-3800 (Fina) and 0969-292-3801 (Il Primo).

RWM celebrates the coconut this month

RESORTS World Manila (RWM), is serving up Coco Nation dishes for the whole month of May. RWM’s signature restaurant, Casa Buenas, has prepared a trio of Filipino dishes that have been taken up a notch with the creative use of coconut. These are: Coconut Chicken Adobo and Coconut Pork Sinigang for P450++, and Halo Halo by Casa Buenas for P250++. Casa Buenas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is located at the GF of the Newport Grand Wing, Resorts World Manila. For reservations, call 0917-878-8312 or 7908-8988, or e-mail casa.buenas@rwmanila.com.

Kenny Rogers Roasters opens at Eton Centris

KENNY Rogers Roasters has opened its newest store — its 107th in the country — at the 12-hectare Eton Centris in Quezon City. The restaurant is known for its rotisserie chicken.

Tinapayan Festival offers to-go snacks

AS MANY people have started heading back to the office, the long lines for commuters, early call-times, and the hustle and bustle of city living take more hours than the day seems to have. Rushing to the office with no time to spare, Tinapayan Festival saves the day with its various to-go bread options that are filling, flavorful, and baked fresh for the daily consumer. Tinapayan Festival, a local bakeshop in Manila offering soft and sweet baked products for over 40 years, has considered what was important to Filipinos when it comes to bread products — flavorful yet filling portions. With over 200 products, Tinapayan Festival’s lists its bestselling to-go snacks that are a perfect fit for those commuting: Bacon Cheese Bread, Bacon Spring Onion, Cheese Pimiento Bread, Ham & Cheese Pimiento, Cheesy Dog, Ham & Cheese Roll, Ham Corn Bread, Ham Quickmelt, Ham Split, Hotdog Roll, and Mayo-Dog Roll. Select any of these snacks and bread products, pop them in the toaster oven, for filling snacks and breakfast meals on-the-go. Tinapayan Festival is at 1650 Dapitan St. corner Don Quijote, Sampaloc, Manila or call 8732-2188 or 0961-715-2714 to place advanced orders.

Jollibee makes delivery affordable

SINCE the fear of high inclusive delivery fees and minimum order requirements make it harder for those on a tight budget to have food delivered, Jollibee Delivery now offers customers a #MasAffordelivery experience. Jollibee Delivery items are now the same price as dine-in, with a fixed delivery fee of P49, taking away the fear of having a high percentage of the total bill dedicated to just delivery fees. There is also no minimum order requirement for web and app orders.

Grab to hold a foodie Grad Caravan

GRAB Philippines will bring together Filipinos and their love for good food through the Grab Caravan, an on-ground celebration that invites local foodies to grab a bite from their city’s best local food selections. The first-ever Grab Caravan in Rizal will be on May 14. Rizalenos at the Caravan and at home will also get special deals and exclusive promos on GrabFood during the day of the Caravan. A program also awaits attendees, with a live musical performance from RJ Jimenez as well as games and activities with prizes up for grabs.

Lucky Me! Pancit Canton gets new look

IN 2020, people who were bored while being stuck home started to create and share different takes on Lucky Me! Pancit Canton’s design. What began with just one user’s idea then snowballed, with more consumers adapting the brand’s elements into other food categories and even other random items. Lucky Me! has picked up on the challenge and made a redesign of its own for the Lucky Me! Pancit Canton pack. While the look is new, the company assures that the taste remains the same. The new look noodles are available in groceries and sari-sari stores, and online on Shopee and Lazada.

Gatorade offers sugar-free variant

GATORADE has just released the new Gatorade No Sugar, offering refreshment in a bottle without the added sugar and calories and replenishment with electrolytes. Gatorade No Sugar is sweetened with stevia. It comes in Citrus Quench and Blue Bolt flavors, and is already available in stores nationwide.