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Dining In/Out (06/15/23)

The Pen offers an escape on Father’s Day

ON FATHER’S DAY, Sunday, June 18, The Peninsula Manila thinks that it’s only fitting to treat dad to an all-star weekend staycation while indulging in Escolta’s Sunday brunch buffet. And since Dad deserves his quality downtime, he gets to experience Salon de Ning’s one-afternoon-only pop-up Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge on June 18, from 1 to 6 p.m., where he’ll enjoy complimentary cocktails and pica-pica, snazzy grooming services and many more, as well as win prizes. The Father’s Day Dream Lounge will offer complimentary male grooming services from Back Alley Barbershop; a display of Triumph motorcycles and automobiles from Rolls-Royce, Lotus, and Mini Cooper; For Him skincare by VMV Hypoallergenics whose expert technicians will provide complimentary hand treatments; funky and functional ceramic art from Pottery Sessions; custom-made menswear crafted in Singapore by Common Suits; pens and inks for fountain pen aficionados by Manila Pen; bespoke spectacles by R.E.M. Rapid Eye Movement Manila; rare timepieces from Vintage Grail, collectible vinyl and DJ music; artisanal chocolates from Auro Chocolate; and small bites and innovative cocktails. The Father’s Day Ultimate Getaway Staycation Room Package (June 16 to 18) offers many amenities, from lounging by the outdoor pool, working out in the fitness center, enjoying The Gallery Club Lounge, lunch or dinner buffet in Escolta, and complimentary access to the Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge in Salon de Ning. Room rates start at P17,300 for a Premier Suite (exclusive of taxes). Meanwhile, Escolta’s Father’s Day Brunch Buffet on June 18 is available from noon to 3 p.m. It comes with a complimentary invitation to Salon de Ning’s Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge. The brunch is P7,200 with free-flowing Champagne for two hours, P4,200 with no Champagne (adults), and P2,250 for children under 12. All prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes. 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.

Conrad Manila offers Father’s Day feasts

CONRAD Manila is honoring fathers with an exclusive Father’s Day promotion designed to delight the palate. Brasserie on 3, the hotel’s signature restaurant, presents “Feast to Fatherhood” on June 17-18. The lunch and dinner buffet — starting at P3,500 net — will see dads dining for free with every four paying adults. China Blue by Jereme Leung presents the “Father’s Day Feast Set Menu” from June 16-18, priced at P49,880 net for 10 persons, featuring a menu of China Blue favorites. At C Lounge, it’s time for “Dad’s Night Out” from June 12-18. Starting from 5 p.m. till late, this experience is priced at P2,288++ and includes a three-glass Chivas whiskey flight, one cigar from Don Juan Urquijo, and five truffle chocolate balls. Bru, Conrad Manila’s café, invites guests to “Treats for Tatay” throughout the month of June. With a minimum purchase of P1,000, dads receive a complimentary Father’s Day mini cake. Conrad Spa offers the exclusive “Father’s Day Rejuvenation” package which includes a 60-minute body massage, a 30-minute deep cleansing facial, and a complimentary 60-minute training program with a professional gym instructor. Available throughout June. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.conradmanila.com or call 8833-9999.

Father’s Day delights at City of Dreams

CITY of Dreams Manila unveils offerings especially made for dads to feel like a king on their special day. Cantonese restaurant Crystal Dragon presents an exclusive Father’s Day menu available until June 18, which features such dishes as Chilled Spicy Marinated 25 Heads Chilean Abalone with squids, shrimps, and clams; Double-boiled Sea Treasure Soup with maca, fish maw, conpoy and pork stomach; and Roasted Farm Duck with black truffle sauce. Fathers dining on June 18 will receive a complimentary gift. Fete dad with Nobu Manila’s eight-course tasting menu for a dinner celebration. At P8,871.42 net per person, the special menu is highlighted by Grilled Wagyu Beef with crispy kabocha, nasu, shitake and garlic SMR (soy-mirin reduction). Fathers booked on any day from June 16 to 18 at any of City of Dreams’ three Forbes Travel Guide-rated hotels — Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Manila — will receive a special gift. Two restaurants at The Shops at the Boulevard — Jing Ting, specializing in Northern Chinese cuisine, and Red Ginger, which offers authentic Southeast Asian dishes — are both offering menu exclusives for the month of June. Eligible Melco Club members receive food vouchers redeemable from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. that day. For inquiries, call 8800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.   

New World Makati Hotel toasts Dad

CELEBRATE Father’s Day with New World Makati Hotel’s array of experiences when guests stay or dine at the property. From the “A Toast to Dad” room package that includes breakfast and dad’s cocktails of choice, a hearty buffet feast at Café 1228, all-you-can-eat dim sum at Jasmine, to decadent cakes and sweets at The Shop. The “A Toast to Dad” room package (starting at P8,500++) comes with two cocktails from Bar Rouge as well as a complimentary bowl of chips and dip. Dad can choose from nine cocktails inspired by and named after iconic figures both on and off-screen such as “The King” inspired by Elvis Presley — a banana and coffee cocktail that pays tribute to Elvis’ favorite fruit, with Darkness 8 Years Whisky, banana liqueur, and coffee liqueur; “Shaken, Not Stirred” inspired by James Bond, a suave drink with Christian Drouin Gin, Mancino Secco Vermouth, and olive brine; and Bohemian Rhapsody inspired by Freddie Mercury, a heady mix of Smoky Joe Islay Whisky, lime juice, Earl Grey syrup, mint, and egg white; to name a few. The room package also includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe or Residence Club Deluxe room with breakfast for two. Residence Club room bookings get exclusive access to the 24th Living Room lounge. For reservations, guests can book online via https://bit.ly/NWMFathersDayStay.

Dad’s Day Out at The Oriental Hotels

THE ORIENTAL Hotels and Resorts is offering families in the countryside memorable special events with its Dad’s Day Out promos. Four-star The Oriental Leyte in Palo will have a feast of a buffet dinner on June 18 at its Samsara Restaurant, which is known for its Asian, Filipino and international dishes for P999 for adults and P499 for children. Enhancing the seaside dinner is an acoustic musical group, The Oriental Performing Ensemble, and fire dancers. Beyond Father’s Day, the resort hotel is offering the Baecation Couple Deal for P9,888 until the end of the year, inclusive of a Premier Garden View room, breakfast for two, dinner for a couple with themed set-up, a bottle of wine, and use of swimming pool and gym. Up north, The Oriental Bataan in Mariveles beckons with a buffet dinner for P899 for adults and P449 for kids, which also features a guitar trio to serenade diners. The hotel’s Forest Grill also has the 12 Shots Standing Promo, consisting of Kahlua, Antonov Vodka, Tanduay Rhum, Gilbey’s Gin, Crème de Cacao Brown (Walsh), Crème de Cacao White (Walsh), Drambuie, Triple Sec, Fundador, Blue Curacao (Walsh), Disaronno Amaretto, and El Hombre. All this for P1,098, with daily winners receiving a serving of chili cheese fries. The hotel also holds the Chill and Grill every promo Thursday at 6 p.m. Avail of the Mid-Year Sale for as low as P4,100 until June 30, covering an overnight stay at a deluxe cellar room, breakfast for two, use of facilities, and 10% off on all food and beverage outlets. Down south in Legazpi City, Dad’s Day is business as usual at The Proxy By Oriental — Albay despite the threat of Mayon’s eruption. Feast on a buffet dinner of global flavors on June 17 with an acoustic band at the hotel’s poolside BARcode for P799 for adults and P399 for kids. Guests can also stroll at the boutique hotel’s well-manicured Magayon Garden with a view of the volcano’s perfect cone from a safe distance. It also has a Mid-Year Sale for P2,888 for a Deluxe Queen or Twin room with breakfast for two. All properties will be raffling off raffle prizes for overnight stays, buffet dinners, or pool access good for two to diners. Reservations are required for the Father’s Day and room promos. For more information, log on to www.theorientalhotels.com or follow the hotels’ individual Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Dairy Queen unveils cool new treats for Father’s Day

DAIRY queen has two limited-time offers: the new Father’s Day Blizzard Cake and Father’s Day Blizzard Topper — Amazing Blue Swirl. The Father’s Day Blizzard Cake, available in an eight-inch round cake for P1,199, is an ice cream cake made with a base layer of vanilla soft serve, a middle layer of Dairy Queen’s signature fudge and crunch center, and a top layer of Oreo Blizzard, which is then covered with blue frosting and finished with a simple message. The Father’s Day Blizzard Topper — Amazing Blue Swirl can be availed with any regular, medium, or large Blizzard for an additional P10. The Father’s Day Blizzard Cake is available for take-out and delivery via Dairy Queen’s official channels, as well as delivery partners GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pick.A.Roo (prices may vary). Meanwhile, the Father’s Day Blizzard Topper — Amazing Blue Swirl is available exclusively via in-store take-out. Both will be on the menu from June 13 to 18 only.

Starbucks offers Ocean Friends merch

STARBUCKS just launched its special PH exclusive merch collection, Ocean Friends. This cute and whimsical collection of mugs and tumblers are in the shapes and prints of the gentle giants of the sea. With every purchase, 5% will go to Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) to help offset and reduce plastic waste. PCX is dedicated to diverting plastic waste from ending up in nature. This collection is available in all stores and online through the Starbucks Flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Krispy Kreme treats dads to Coffee Doughnut Creations

KRISPY Kreme is introducing its Coffee Doughnut Creations, inspired by coffee flavors, just in time for Father’s Day. Take a sip or rather a bite of the Kaffe Latte, an unglazed vanilla cake spread with coffee flavored coating and coffee kreme icing, drizzled with dark chocolate. Pair a coffee with the Mocha Kreme Filled, a shell doughnut filled with vanilla kreme, dipped in coffee flavored coating, topped with coffee kreme and dark chocolate chips. Completing the collection is the Tiramisu, an unglazed dark chocolate ring doughnut filled with mocha, dipped in tiramisu coating, topped with mocha icing and cocoa powder. These caffeine-loaded treats are available until June 23 in all Krispy Kreme stores nationwide.

Heineken Silver available Lazada’s Drinkies PH

HEINEKEN Silver beer is now available on the Drinkies PH flagship store on Lazada. While it’s still made from Heineken’s own special A-Yeast that gives each brew the characteristic balanced taste, it only has an ABV of 4% and contains 35 kcal per 100 ml and zero fat or sugar. At the Lazada store, Heineken Silver beer can be ordered in 330 ml cans or bottles for as low as ₱439 for a pack of six or ₱1,619.00 for a pack of 24. There is an option to stock up on Heineken Silver beers in 24-pack 500 ml cans for ₱2,389. Drinkies PH is also offering the Heineken Monobundle that lets customers enjoy six bottles each of Heineken Silver Beer, Heineken Original, and Heineken 0.0 for ₱1,299. The drinks are also available in installments. For instance, one can purchase the 24-pack Heineken Silver beers and only pay ₱555.86/month for three months. More modes of payment are also accepted through the Lazada app like cash on delivery, and credit card and online payment.

Father’s Day offers from Pizza Hut

CELEBRATE Father’s Day with Pizza Hut’s “Superb Treats for Dad,” with three combos to choose from, plus a freebie that can be had when ordering them ahead of time. The first combo is the Superb Treat for 6-8, at P1,899: one Supreme Large Pan Pizza, one Pepperoni and Mushroom Panalo Large Pan Pizza, one Family Spaghetti Bolognese, eight WingStreet Garlic Parmesan wings, and one Pepsi Pitcher for dine-in or one Pepsi 1.5L for takeout and delivery. Then there is the Superb Treat for 4, at P1,199: one Bacon Cheeseburger Large Pan Pizza, one Family Spaghetti Bolognese, four WingStreet Garlic Parmesan wings, and one Pepsi Pitcher for dine-in or one Pepsi 1.5L for takeout and delivery. Finally, there is the Superb Triple Pizza Treat, P1,199: one Meat Lovers Large Pan Pizza, one Pepperoni Lovers Large Pan Pizza, and one Hawaiian Panalo Large Pan Pizza. If the customer orders Pizza Hut ahead of time for their Father’s Day celebration, they will get six pieces of WingStreet Buffalo wings for free. To enjoy the freebie, simply place an order any time before 4 p.m. of June 18, with a minimum of P1,100 (excluding delivery charge), for pick-up or delivery scheduled not later than 5 p.m. on June 18. This offer is exclusive to the 8911-1111 hotline, www.pizzahut.com.ph, and the Pizza Hut mobile app, available for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pizzahut.ph) and iOS (https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/pizza-hut-philippines/id1527383194) devices. Meanwhile, the Superb Treats for Dad combos are available for dine-in and takeout in all Pizza Hut stores nationwide, and for pick-up and delivery through the 8911-1111 hotline, www.pizzahut.com.ph, and the Pizza Hut mobile app.

Fiesta Combo treats await dads at Mang Inasal

MANG Inasal celebrates Father’s Day with Fiesta Combos perfect to be shared with the whole family. The “Feast for Daddy” promo is ongoing until June 18 at all Mang Inasal stores nationwide and is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. With the promo, customers can enjoy Mang Inasal Fiesta Combos with bilaos of Ihaw-Sarap favorites plus other treats. The Buddy Fiesta Combo (good for two to three diners) is a Buddy Fiesta plus three drinks and two Extra Creamy Halo-Halo Add-On. Meanwhile, the Family Fiesta Combo is great for a family with four to six members because it is composed of Family Fiesta plus six drinks and four Extra Creamy Halo-Halo Add-On. Apart from the Fiesta Combos, Father’s Day can also be made more special with the recently launched Mang Inasal Palabok Fiesta Size that is perfect for groups of 10 people. Price starts at ₱569. Place orders  via the Mang Inasal Delivery App or through https://manginasaldelivery.com.ph/.