Dining Out (06/13/19)

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Restaurant Verbena unveils new menu

RIB EYE steak at Tegaytay’s Restaurant Verbena

RESTAURANT VERBENA, the flagship restaurant of Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay, presents its new menu. Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon, having recently revamped Verbena’s Breakfast Menu, married it with the All-Day Dining Menu to create an all new brunch experience. There is a trio of SRF Wagyu Beef Sliders topped with mushrooms, smoked cheddar, and miso-mayo sauce, served with house-made fries; Roasted Chicken Supreme served with a side of truffle pasta and poached egg, and the SRF Wagyu meatballs stuffed with smoked cheddar. Other Verbena Breakfast Favorites making the menu are the Country Benedict, Miso-glazed fish fillet, Congee with pork crackling, and the Classic beef tapa. Restaurant Verbena is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Restaurants at One BHS mall

ONE BONIFACIO High Street mall at BGC is becoming a mecca for food lovers with its wide selection of dining outlets serving an eclectic mix of dishes from around the world. These include Malongo Atelier Barista, which bar serves French premium organic coffee; Wolfgang’s Steakhouse with an entrée list top-billed by USDA Prime Porterhouse steak, dry-aged onsite for an average of 28 days, the ribeye, filet mignon, and grilled salmon; Emack & Bolio, the Boston rock and roll-inspired ice-cream house known for fun flavors such as Serious Chocolate Addiction, Deep Purple Chip, Grasshopper Pie, and Space Cake served in huge cones covered with Oreos, Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Dark Chocolate, or Coco Pops. Then there is Botejyu, a traditional Japanese restaurant based in Osaka, which specializes in hearty servings of kosoba, okonomiyaki, takoyakis, ramen, and teppan dishes. Old favorite Chateau 1771 features French, Swiss, and Italian dishes crafted by chef Vicky Pacheco. La Picara offers a selection of modern Spanish tapas while the Nikkei Nama Bar serves Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. For dessert there is M Bakery — which is actually New York City’s renowned Magnolia Bakery — which has cupcakes, its signature banana pudding, and a range of cakes and cheesecakes.

Flavors of Sugbo at Quest Plus Clark

IN CELEBRATION of the country’s 121st Independence Day, Quest Plus Clark’s Mequeni Live in Pampanga holds the Flavors of Sugbo food fest which features classic Cebuano dishes, until June 16. Savor the dishes of the Queen City of the South as Quest Plus Clark sister property Quest Hotel and Conference Center — Cebu brings its special dishes to Central Luzon. There is Cebu lechon, Sutukil (sugba, tula, kilaw), and other specialties, plus, the grill is on for the sugba which is best paired with pusô. The Flavors of Sugbo festival is available for P1,399 net per person for lunch or dinner. For inquiries and reservations, call (045) 599-8000 or message through the official Facebook page, Quest Plus Conference Center, Clark.

Independence Day promos for RWM members

IN CELEBRATION of the 121st Philippine Independence Day, Resorts World Manila (RWM) features a selection of Filipino favorites at its signature dining outlets Maxims Hotel and at the ground floor gaming area of the Garden Wing. From June 12 to 15, RWM members may avail of Buy One, Take One offers of large bibingka (glutinous rice cake) at Café Maxims, and halo-halo (a shaved ice treat) served in a buko bowl at The Terrace, using their points, cash, or cards. RWM members may also use their points for more Independence Day offers at the ground floor gaming area of the Garden Wing as Filipino specialty restaurant Silogue features its Tinumok sa gata for 45 points, and fastfood stall Bolahan Food Hub’s pares rice toppings for 12 points. Members may sign-in to mKiosk on their RWM Mobile Apps, and tap on the “eVouchers” tab and select their desired offers. By clicking “redeem,” members must present the corresponding QR code to participating dining outlets. Food offers may be availed either for dine-in or take-away. Coinciding with the Independence Day celebrations are RWM’s Father’s Day offers at selected retail outlets at the Newport Mall and hotels at Newport City this June. For details visit www.rwmanila.com or download the RWM Mobile App, free from Google Play and the AppStore.

Century Park to hold live cooking demo

CENTURY PARK’S chef Huey Marcial

THE Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) is ongoing until June 16 at the World Trade Center and aside from having over 500 different booths all about food trade, different cooking and hospitality competitions are also featured in the event. This year, chef Huey Marcial, Sous Chef of Century Park Hotel Manila, is taking part in the live-cooking demonstration at MAFBEX on June 14, 1-2:30 p.m. at the World Trade Center.

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