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Dining In/Out (06/16/22)

Crimson Boracay celebrates Pride Month

CRIMSON Resort and Spa Boracay has a full roster of activities and promotions for Pride Month. From fruit-laced cocktails to brilliantly hued sweets and pastries, there’s bound to be a treat to tempt a guest’s palate. Azure Beach Club pours out the bubbly with its Mimosa Festival, where mixologists craft refreshing concoctions with colorful and flavorful juices and sparkling wine. Enjoy unique combos like Watermelon Orange, Mango Blue Pea Citrus, and Pineapple Orange Liqueur; guests may also enjoy these libations at 50% off during happy hour. For those with a sweet tooth, the signature rainbow dessert can be ordered a la carte from any of the resort’s on-site dining establishments, while an array of rainbow pastries add a fresh pop of color to one’s morning at the Saffron Cafe breakfast buffet. Meanwhile, Crimson is cranking up the foam machine for a splashing good time on June 25. Along with the chance to dive into the foam pool, guests can look forward to a fiercely fabulous surprise marked by color, verve, and oodles of style. An al fresco dinner buffet will be served afterwards at the resort’s beachfront to end the day. The day pass rate is P3,500 per head. The Happy to Be Free stay package features buffet breakfasts for two, complimentary transfers to and from the Caticlan airport, special Pride-themed welcome amenities, a Sip and Paint session with resident artist Eric Egualada, a 60-minute massage for two at the AUM Spa, 10% off on dining and spa services, and 50% off on selected cocktails and alcoholic beverages from 3-6 p.m. at the Azure Beach Club. The booking period is until June 30, while guests may stay between June 1 and July 15, 2022. For more information, send an e-mail to boracay.reservation@crimsonhotel.com or visit www.crimsonhotel.com/boracay.   

Father’s Day escape at The Peninsula Manila

FOR FATHER’S Day on Sunday, June 19, The Peninsula Manila thinks it’s fitting that one spoil one’s dad by splurging on an all-star weekend staycation, indulging in Escolta’s Sunday brunch buffet, and holding a one-afternoon-only, pop-up Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge in Salon de Ning. On Father’s Day weekend (June 17 to 19, Friday to Sunday), The Pen offers the “Dad’s the Man” Room Package. In addition to overnight accommodations, Dad can enjoy the many amenities offered, from lounging by the outdoor pool, working out in the fitness center, a buffet breakfast in Escolta, and complimentary entrance Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge in Salon de Ning where he can relax with complimentary cocktails and pica-pica and win prizes. Room rates start at P9,500 for a Deluxe Room (exclusive of taxes). Then there is the Escolta Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on June 19 (Sunday) from noon to 3 p.m. The Father’s Day Sunday brunch comes with a complimentary invitation to Salon de Ning’s Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge. The buffet costs P4,200 (adults) and P2,100 (children under 12) with all prices inclusive of a 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes. Celebrate, indulge, and spoil exceptional fathers with Salon de Ning’s Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge on June 19, 1-6 p.m. The pop-up event will offer complimentary male grooming services from Back Alley Barbershop; have a display of Triumph motorcycles; present For Him skincare from VMV Hypoallergenics whose expert technicians will also provide complimentary hand treatments; show the coolest designer toys from Art Toys PH, and bespoke shirts, suits, and footwear from The Signet Store; rare timepieces from Vintage Grail, collectible vinyls and DJ music; artisanal chocolates from Auro Chocolate; and beer, sparkling wines, and innovative cocktails from Philippine Wine Merchants. Guests availing of the “Dad’s the Man” room package from June 17 to 19 or dining in Escolta for Sunday brunch on Father’s Day, June 19 will enjoy complimentary entry to the Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge. For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888, extensions 6630 (Room Reservations) or e-mail ReservationPMN@peninsula.com; 6691 or 6694 (Restaurant Reservations) or e-mail DiningPMN@peninsula.com.

Hilton Manila celebrates Father’s Day

HILTON Manila welcomes all Dads with hearty, gastronomic offerings in its award-winning restaurants and bar on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. At Kusina Sea Kitchens, an indulgent Father’s Day buffet includes highlights such as Surf and Turf, Dampa-style Paluto, Filipino and Korean BBQ, and a Premium Ceviche Bar, among others. As an added treat, Dad is treated to live musical entertainment. Available for lunch and dinner, for P3,500 per person. Fathers will also enjoy a complimentary bottle of beer on Father’s Day at the Port Bar with any order from the Aussie pub-inspired menu offerings: pizza, pasta, burgers, or other Aussie favorites. Patrons who wish to celebrate in the comfort of their homes may simply leave the cooking to Hilton Manila’s culinary team and “Bring Hilton Home.” This June, the hotel is showcasing a Signature Steak Platter highlighted by a Dry-aged ribeye steak paired with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes and complemented by a Father’s Day themed cake, at P5,000. Themed signature cakes are also on sale at Madison with prices starting at P1,500. For inquiries and reservations, call 0917-826-6442, send an e-mail to MNLPH_F&Binquiries@hilton.com or visit www.hiltonmanila.com.

Grand Hyatt Manila presents Merienda Cena

GRAND Hyatt Manila is launching its take on the afternoon with Merienda Cena at The Lounge on June 17. To give the English tradition a twist, pair premium types of tea, coffee, and rosé with an extensive menu showcasing a modern spin on native delicacies made in locally sourced ingredients. These include open-faced sandwiches of lechon sisig with confit egg and liver pâté, fresh prawn with calamansi mayonnaise, beef salpicao with garlic purée and potato strings, and pickled milk fish with beetroot, sour cream horseradish and atchara. There are also traditional homemade scones served with fruit preserves and clotted cream. The spread highlights its baked brie pithivier and seafood cocktails including tuna ceviche and shrimp cocktail. The collection of desserts includes the hotel’s signature cakes — mixed berry shortcake roulade, strawberry cheesecake, mocha hazelnut, almond Florentine cake, mango tart, and lime cream. Diners can also enjoy the live station which serves banana foster, a flambé with Don Papa rum and French toast homemade crème Chantilly, as well as mango sans rival espuma. Entertainment is provided by a piano and guitar duo. Merienda Cena is available every Friday to Sunday, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., for P1,500 net per person and P1,950 net for guests who opt to add free-flowing rosé. Explore the menu at https://qrco.de/bcyDOn. For inquiries and reservations, call 8838-1234 or e-mail manila.grand@hyatt.com.

Crimson Filinvest City celebrates Pride 2022

JUNE is Pride Month, and in honor of friends in the LGBTQIA+ community, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City brings the party to Manila’s southern suburbs with indulgences that bring more than a pop of welcome color to the urban dining and hospitality scene. Alibi Bar and Lounge pumps up the volume and keeps the drinks fresh and flowing throughout the month of June. As the libations keep coming, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance up a storm as DJ Mike Lavet pumps the beats that will make guests shanté and stay to sashay the night away on June 9, 17, and 25. Crimson also has three special cocktails for Pride: the coffee-infused Love is Love; Baker J’s La Vie en Rose which is a mix of blueberries, strawberries, and rose syrup; and Purple Paradise at Firehouse Pizza which is a refreshing blend of gin and calamansi liqueur. The hotel lobby has been transformed into a gallery featuring the work of artists Mick Barreto, Drake Pagulayan, Rebie Ramoso, and Nathaniel San Pedro. Titled Color Parade, this exhibition celebrates diversity in all its forms and hues. Get a mouthful of colorful goodness as the team at Baker J offers their latest limited-time offering: the visually stunning and tastebud-tempting Rainbow Croissant. Crimson offers its Stay With Pride staycation package. From P5,500 net a night, guests can enjoy a stay that starts off with a complimentary drink at Alibi Bar and Lounge and a meaningful welcome amenity set up in the room. Along with complimentary items from the minibar, the package also includes a buffet breakfast for two at Café Eight as well as the privilege of checking out as late as 2 p.m. Booking period is up to June 30 only, while the stay dates range from June 1 to July 15, 2022. To reserve or order the Pride Month offerings, call Baker J at 0998-595-3831 or Alibi at 0998-595-3770. Book a staycation at alabang.reservations@crimsonhotel.com or log on to https://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila.

COD’s restaurants mark Father’s Day

THE DINING and entertainment options at City of Dreams (COD) Manila fit the bill for an outstanding Father’s Day celebration. Choices for celebrating abound at the integrated resort. Surprise fathers with a banquet of premium Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties from Crystal Dragon. Located at the upper ground floor of Nüwa Manila, Crystal Dragon curated ala carte specialty dishes for Father’s Day celebrations, which are available from June 13 to 19 only. On their special day on June 19, dads get a sweet surprise at the end of the meal. Spoil him with the all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch at Nobu which melds Japanese and Peruvian flavors. The brunch buffet price starts at P2,950 net per person for the standard package, inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails. For a dinner date option, have dad enjoy a signature Nobu Omakase for June and enjoy a sophisticated eight-course menu. Meanwhile, Haliya highlights an innovative reinterpretation of the Filipino favorite lechon (roast pig) for the whole month of June. Lechon Kawali comes with bagoong pickled cabbage, green mango curd, chili flakes, kinchay (cilantro) and garlic oil, crispy fried kangkong (water spinach), and soy and vinegar dipping; Lechon Paksiw with grilled king mushroom, green chili, garlic confit, garlic chips and microgreens; and Lechon Nilaga with asparagus, cabbage, baby bokchoy, corn, marbled potatoes, onion leeks, pork pata consommé, and micro cress. Finally, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired family entertainment center invites fathers to have a family day at DreamPlay on June 19. Dads with participating tickets can test their strength at Po’s Five Finger Blast Punch Machine and have a chance to win DreamPlay merchandise. The activity will be held at 3 p.m. Afterwards, make the most out of the occasion and enjoy the interactive play space’s 11 attractions spread across DreamPlay’s 5,000 square-meter space. For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.

Richmonde Hotels mark Father’s Day

THE VARIOUS Richmonde Hotels mark Father’s Day with staycations, gourmet selections, and freebies. At Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, the Eastwood Café+Bar offers Sutukil selections, ribs, roast beef, whole tuna, sushi and maki, a grazing table, and kid-friendly choices at Father’s Day Lunch and Dinner Buffets. Fathers will be served two complimentary rounds of his choice of draft beer, single malt whisky, brandy, or wine, plus he will get a token. And if he’s accompanied by at least four diners on June 19, paying the full rate, his meal is free. The lunch and dinner buffets are priced at P1,500 net per person, inclusive of bottomless iced tea. Children six to 12 years old get a 50% discount while toddlers five years old and below dine for free. For the whole month of June, the hotel is offering a 40% discount on Best Available Rates. At Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, dine with dad at the Richmonde Café where he can indulge in an eat-all-you-can menu of Australian prime rib, homemade bacon, assorted sausages, seafood kebab, Cajun-spiced chicken, pork belly barbecue, and herb-coated fish fillets, at the Meats and More Father’s Day Lunch Buffet. A glass of wine or brandy will also be served just for dad. The buffet is served on June 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and is priced at P1,280 nett per person, with a 4+1 deal where for every four paying adults, the fifth diner eats for free. Children six to 12 get half off while kids five and below dine for free. Dads can enjoy a city getaway with the whole family for the weekend of June 17 to 19 for as low as P2,800 net (room only) and P3,400 net (room with breakfast buffet for two). He can work out at the gym, sweat it out in the sauna room, swim laps in the heated indoor pool, and have drinks and gourmet eats at the café. Over at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, The Granary will serve a Father’s Day Dinner Buffet on June 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be roast rump and lechon slab at the carving table, ox tongue in red wine and pasta Negra at the hot section, assorted dumplings at the dim sum section, fine quality meats at the grilling station, and a whole lot more. There are even unlimited brewskies to go with the meal at the beer station. The buffet is priced at P1,350 net per person. Kids six to 12 years old get 50% off while children five and below are free. For inquiries and reservations, contact Eastwood Richmonde Hotel at 8570-7777 or 0917-821-0333 (Eastwood Café+Bar) and 0917-531-6867/ stay@eastwoodrichmonde.com (Room Reservations). For inquiries and reservations, contact Richmonde Hotel Ortigas at 8638-7777 or 0917-534-4352, 0917-805-3540,  fbsup@richmondeortigas.com (Richmonde Café) and 0917-859-7914 or stay@richmondeortigas.com (Room Reservations). For inquiries and reservations, contact Richmonde Hotel Iloilo at (6333) 328-7888 or 0917-563-3558 (The Granary) and 0917-580-9058 / stay@richmondeiloilo.com (Room Reservations).

New World offers getaways and feasts for Dad

NEW World Makati Hotel highlights a set of rewarding experiences in honor of all dads this Father’s Day, from a relaxing staycation package to an all-you-can-eat lunch or dinner, as well as freshly baked sweets and decadent treats. The hotel is offering an overnight stay in a Deluxe or Residence Club Deluxe room that comes with breakfast for two adults and two kids ages 11 or below, plus a serving of chicken wings and two cans of beer. Dad can also hit the gym for a complimentary workout session to burn off the calories after. Kids can treat dad to a buffet feast at Cafe 1228 on June 19 which features prime rib steak, lechon, ham, fresh grilled seafood, and much more, as well as a selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at P2,250 for lunch and P1,750 for dinner which comes with a special gift. Or, they can have an early celebration on June 18 at P1,488 for lunch and P1,750 for dinner. Prices are net. For Father’s Day, the hotel has come up with the Beer Mug Cake — a brownie base filled with pistachio and chocolate hazelnut spread and Bailey’s cream mousse, topped with light foamy cream. It is available in regular and petite sizes at P1,300 and P300 net, respectively. This can also be packaged in a celebrations box that includes the cake, red or white wine, as well as cigar-shaped dark chocolates with hazelnut cream dipped in milk chocolate for P3,500 net. For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 8811-6888, e-mail reservations.manila@newworldhotels.com, or book a room package directly via the website https://manila.newworldhotels.com/en/.

Dads get free beer and more at Belmont Hotel Manila

BELMONT Hotel Manila dedicates the entire June month to Fathers, with room and dining offers. The “Dad’s Day Out” room package starts at P6,000 and is inclusive of an overnight stay with breakfast at Café Belmont, Margherita Pizza and local craft beer at Rooftop 11, a Father’s Day token from the hotel, and a 15% discount at Café Belmont. This offer is valid for stays for the whole month of June. There are innovative Filipino dishes and more at the Cheers to Dad Sunday Brunch Buffet on June 19 at Café Belmont. Moreover, Dads will get a free glass of beer to go with their meal. The Sunday Brunch Buffet will be available at Café Belmont from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prior reservation is highly recommended. Guests can also enjoy visiting Belmont Hotel Manila’s Rooftop 11 which features a swimming pool and bar that overlooks the city. Belmont Hotel Manila is located in Newport City and right across NAIA Terminal 3. To know more about Belmont Hotel Manila, visit www.belmonthotelmanila.com. For reservations, e-mail stay@belmontmanila.com for rooms and dine@belmontmanila.com or call 5318-8888

Tea and pastries for Dad

For the dad who seemingly has it all, express gratitude and admiration by bonding over a cup of TWG Tea and pastries this Father’s Day. Start the day with a bold cup of New York Breakfast Tea. Add a dash of style and novelty to his tea table with tea accessories such as Design Gold Teapot in Black and Vogue Teacup and Saucer. Available in a myriad of bold and vibrant colors, these modern yet functional tea accessories are ideal add-ons to his fine collection of tea accessories. Accompany his morning tea time with pastries from TWG Tea: scones, chocolate muffins, croissants, canelés, financiers, and madeleines. This exclusive Pastry Kit is available for online pre-ordering from June 10 to 13 via bit.ly/TWGTea-FathersDay, and can be claimed at TWG Tea Boutiques in Greenbelt 5, Central Square, and Alabang Town Center on June 17. Limited quantities will also be available for walk-ins.

Treat Dad to Tatatito’s newest steak

TATATITO has added its newest Angus Steak to its menu just in time for Father’s Day. Their newest 480 gm USDA Prime Black Angus Steak comes with a side of vegetables and altogether is priced at P3,750. Tatatito also has an exhaustive wine list menu for guests to choose the perfect glass or bottle of wine for the occasion. Tatatito is on the ground floor of OPL Building on Dela Rosa St. corner C. Palanca in Legazpi Village, Makati. It is open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. To discover more about the restaurant and its offers, follow Tatatito on Instagram @tatatito.ph and on Facebook as Tatatito. The menu offering is also available online at http://menu.tatatito.ph/.

foodpanda has Father’s Day deals

CELEBRATE fathers in a hassle-free way with foodpanda’s special deals for June. Ordering food? Get 15% off (maximum discount of ₱888) for a minimum purchase of ₱399 valid from June 13 to 19 in select restaurants with varying minimum order values. Opt for pickup and save ₱50 by using the code: PU4DAD with a minimum spend of ₱499 from June 15 to 19. Only valid in select restaurants. Short on ingredients? Order groceries from pandamart and get ₱150 off for every purchase of ₱599 worth of items using the code: FORDAD from June 18 to 19. To save more, buy 2 and get an additional 5% off. Only valid with GCash.Look for gifts at Marks & Spencer, Blade, Miniso, and many other foodpanda shops and get 15% off and save up to ₱120 when using the code: LOVEUDAD, with a minimum spend of ₱599 from June 18 to 19.

Minion mischief is back in McDonald’s

THE MINIONS return with the new film Minions: The Rise of Gru, coming to Philippine cinemas on June 29. The Minions are also returning to McDonald’s stores this month with the launch of the new Minions 2 Happy Meal collection. There are 12 new Minion toys to collect in fresh new Minions-themed Happy Meal boxes. Meanwhile, McDonald’s has also come up with the new Chicken McNuggets 3-Cheese Dip, available for all four-, six- and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets orders. The Minions 2 Happy Meal is now available via dine-in, take-out, drive-through, and delivery.

Honeybon makes special Macchiato Cake for Dad

HONEYBON presents a perfect solution for those searching for the ideal cake for fathers — its Macchiato special. At a budget-friendly price of P780, Honeybon’s Macchiato cake is rich but not overpowering, with a balance of coffee-flavored chiffon and coffee-flavored buttercream icing. On June 18 and 19, Honeybon is also giving free “Happy Fathers Day” cake toppers while supplies last. To order, visit their website at honeybon.ph, call 0991-300-8000, or visit their stores at SM Megamall, Festival Mall, and select Tokyo Bubble Tea stores.

Mister Donut marks Dad’s Day with Mochalicious Donut Cake

MISTER Donut celebrates Father’s Day with the new Mochalicious Donut Cake — a premium choco donut cake with a blend of hazelnut and coffee flavors. The Mochalicious Donut Cake is prepacked with a clear clamshell container and cake liner and can be personalized as it comes with a nice sleeve with space for a dedication or a short message, plus a unique cake topper. The Mochalicious Donut Cake will be available for P85 in all Mister Donut shops from June 13 to 22.