Dining In/Out (10/22/20)

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The Pen offers a Cakeaway Afternoon Tea Set

AFTER months of fiddling, experimenting, and tasting, the hotel came up with The Peninsula Cakeaway Afternoon Tea Set that can be enjoyed at home or given as a gift to someone special. Enjoy The Pen’s iconic Afternoon Tea with clotted cream, lemon curd, strawberry jam, raisin scones, cakes, dainty finger sandwiches, macarons, and other savories while sheltering at home. These will be arranged on a three-tier stand inspired by The Lobby’s Villeroy & Boch Minton Haddon Hall china pattern and carefully packed in a tall Peninsula page hat takeaway box. It’s a treat for three for P2,950 (teas not included). Those who would like to make their Peninsula Cakeaway Afternoon Tea Set even more special, they can add to their order cakes, pastries, and savory items from the hotel’s 44th Anniversary Menu that highlight specials from The Lobby (like Pancit Luglug, Caesar Salad), Old Manila (Beef Wellington, Duck Confit Cassoulet), Spices (Tikka Masala, Asam Goreng), Escolta (Poke Bowls and sushi), Pool Snack Bar (a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich or an Avocado Toast), The Bar/Salon de Ning (batched bottles of Negroni, Margarita, an iced bottle of Deutz Cuvée Peninsula Brut Champagne), and The Peninsula Boutique (Strawberry Shortcake or King Oscar). Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan, and children’s Afternoon Teas are also available. The Peninsula Cakeaway Afternoon Tea Set is available for takeaway or delivery every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Peninsula Boutique. Orders must be made 24 hours before pick-up or delivery. For inquiries or orders for takeaway or delivery, call The Peninsula Boutique at 8887-5747 or 8887-2888, e-mail penboutiquepmn@peninsula.com, or order online through PenChat, The Peninsula Manila’s contactless 24-hour e-concierge by clicking https://bit.ly/PenChatFacebook.

Conrad Manila’s Brasserie on 3 now open

Conrad Manila’s award-winning restaurant Brasserie on 3 is all set to welcome patrons with culinary offerings curated by Executive Chef Daniel Patterson starting October 19. Diners will be able to choose from the well-curated selection of favorites, a main course from either the Asian Favorites, From the Grill, or Pizza & amp; Pasta sections, each complemented by a medley of appetizer, soup and dessert. The “Asian Favorites” selection includes mouth-watering Singaporean laksa, Ox-tail kare-kare and Brasserie on 3’s Signature Beef Bulalo. “From The Grill” offers Wagyu beef burger, Organic chicken, and Sirloin steak, among others. “Pasta & amp; Pizza” features Truffle four-cheese and Chicken Pesto flatbread pizza, Fettuccine carbonara and Spaghetti Bolognese. Enjoy these feasts while relishing on the stunning views of Manila Bay’s azure calm and beautiful sunset. Brasserie on 3 is committed to diners’ health and safety, with stringent measures in place to ensure their well-being including social distancing practices, acrylic table barriers and a digital a la carte menu which can be viewed by scanning a QR code for contactless ordering, among other best practices. Conrad Manila implements extensive health protocols, particularly in proper food hygiene and safety. A Hygiene and Services Manager ensures that each dish is prepared in compliance with the highest global and Hilton standards, with team members undergoing daily health checks and observing proper hygiene practices at all times.“Feast of Flavors” prices start at Php 975 nett per person. Brasserie on 3 is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For inquiries or reservations, please call +639176504043 or email conradmanila@conradhotels.com

Binalot diners donate free extra rice to frontliners

IN WHAT is probably the equivalent of pasaload for mobile phone service, Binalot has implemented a Donate Your Free Extra  Rice Project that allows diners to share or pass on to medical and non-medical frontliners the free extra rice that comes with Binalot All Time Pinoy-vorites meal. The Dahon Program, Binalot’s CSR arm,  launched a BAYANI or Biyaya at Yaman Alay Natin sa Inang Bayan program in March to solicit pledges from companies and individuals to help feed frontliners. To date, BAYANI has been able to provide over 33,000 hot meals and counting to the frontliners in different hospitals and communities in the country. To augment the BAYANI Program, Binalot launched the Donate Your Free Extra Rice project in September — to run until Dec. 31. The Donate Your Free Extra Rice project works this way:  customers who order any All Time Pinoy-vorites meal may choose to donate their free extra rice to the project through the Binalot store for every 1,000 free extra rice donated by the customers, the Binalot store will donate P5,500 worth of meals to a hospital or community.

Edsa Shangri-La opens pop-up bakeshop

THE BAKESHOP at Edsa Shangri-La has opened a pop up at the neighboring Shangri-La Plaza mall. The Bakeshop is known for its iconic banana bread, a recipe that has been enjoyed by many for the past two decades, which is baked fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients. It comes in five  flavors: Plain, Chocolate, Walnut, Cream Cheese, and Supreme that combines all the flavors into one loaf. The Bakeshop pop-up also offers artisanal breads, handcrafted pastries, and signature chocolates like Funky Monkey. The pop-up is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the 2nd Level of Shangri-La Plaza Main Wing. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Café Pronto offers celebration cakes

MARCO Polo Ortigas’ Café Pronto makes get-togethers, virtual or otherwise, all the sweeter with its cake selection. Its classics include the signature Chocolate Haven, the Choconut Cake with Tablea Crunch, and the Strawberry Entremet. Guests may also get in touch with the Café Pronto team for custom designs for celebration cakes ahead of special occasions and events. The cakes are available for advanced orders at least two weeks prior to the event date. To welcome November, Café Pronto will kick off the month with its Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cake, which will also be available for advanced orders for P1,450. For inquiries on Café Pronto’s custom cakes and available promotions, call 7720-7777 or e-mail restaurant.mnl@marcopolohotels.com. Visit to www.marcopolohotels.com for updates and subscribe to alerts via social media through the Hotel’s official social media accounts: facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila and @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter and Instagram.

Shake Shack to open in Greenbelt 5

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SHAKE Shack is set to open in Greenbelt 5 on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. To mark the occasion, from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, customers can have their Shake Shack faves delivered for free via Grabfood for a minimum spend of P1,000. The first 100 who order via the app on Oct. 27 will also get a Shack Box of exclusive Shack Greenbelt swag. Meanwhile, the first 50 guests to swing by the Greenbelt 5 Shack on opening day for dine in or takeaway will receive free Shack shades, Shack2O and Auro Chocolate Bars. The first guest at the Shack gets a year’s supply of its signature Concretes from Shack Greenbelt — free for every monthly visit. Meanwhile, from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, every purchase of a Chick’n Shack at Shake Shack Greenbelt will contribute a P100 donation towards Ayala Foundation’s “Your Support, Their Future,” a campaign to benefit Filipino students affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) by providing internet access allowance for a year. The beneficiaries will include 500 elementary and high school students from Metro Manila, Batangas, Palawan, Cavite and Mindoro, all of whom are currently supported by the Ayala Foundation. And for those worried about the pandemic, Shake Shack Greenbelt will also have an adequate al fresco space that integrates the indoors with the outdoors.

RWM October Fiesta celebration continues with Delishvery

THE GLOBAL pandemic may have canceled most of the important occasions earlier in the year, but Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) annual October Fiesta celebrations carry on. Like most things this year, one can still enjoy iced-cold beers and chug along with friends virtually via e-sessions in the comforts of your home. And since iced-cold beers are best paired with signature Pinoy hotdogs (in Bistek, Inasal, and Adobo variants), RWM makes sure that its October Fiesta packages of beer pairings are now available for delivery right to its customers’ doorstep via Delishvery. For a small group, one can opt for Package A with bar grub that includes one serving of Shrimp Salted Egg Popcorn, a plate of Roasted Pork Sisig, and six mini-servings of signature Franks Pinoy Hotdogs, with six cans of San Miguel Beer. Good for 6 pax, Package A is available at P1,200 nett. For P550 nett, Package B comes with a choice of one bar grub and two cans of San Miguel Beer, for a solo drinking session. To complete celebrations at home, check out the L.O.V.E Project at www.facebook.com/TheLoveProjectOfficial, an online marketplace platform for professional musicians, theater actors, singers, and performers where they can be booked for virtual live entertainment. The exclusive October Fiesta offer is also available for dine-in at The Grand Bar and Lounge, at a limited capacity. Following the government guidelines, only guests aged 21 to 59 years old will be allowed to enter the property and guests are encouraged to bring proper identification. Strict safety and health protocols are also in place, including the IATF guidelines on maximum alcoholic beverage serving allowed. The Grand Bar and Lounge is at The Grand Wing and is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 4 to 10 p.m. Call the Delishvery hotline at 7908-8885 or 0917-878-8856 for inquiries regarding minimum order requirements and delivery orders. Visit www.rwmanila.com or follow the official social media accounts @rwmanila for more updates.

URC goodies available via Zalora

HERE’S another convenient way to shop for Universal Robina Corp.’s (URC) products. Great Taste, Nissin, Swiss Miss, Dewberry, and more goodies are now available on Zalora. With just a few clicks, everyone can “add to cart” snacks like Piattos, C2, V-Cut, Vitasoy, and other URC snacks, candies, chocolates, and beverages to be delivered straight to their home. They can even opt to pay cash on delivery or use debit or credit cards. Start shopping for URC products by downloading the Zalora app or visiting Zalora’s website at www.zalora.com.ph.

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