Eat steak and make a difference

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IF YOU are what you eat, then imagine what good it would do if you ate a meal that came with a soul and a conscience.

Discovery Suites Manila is offering an all-you-can-eat steak buffet on Aug. 18 for lunch and dinner called “1800-Prime,” whose proceeds will benefit an Aeta community in Tarlac — they will go towards building a water tank for the community.

The buffet costs P1,800 nett per person, and offers unlimited prime rib, unlimited sides, a dessert, and a glass of wine.

The Discovery Suites’ 22 Prime restaurant consistently earns a place in Philippine Tatler’s Best Restaurants list, and was listed in the Miele Guide back in 2011.

The Discovery Suites team travelled to Tarlac in May to deliver home filtration systems to the Aeta community courtesy of nonprofit organization Waves for Water. About 60 households were beneficiaries of this project. Discovery Suites General Manager Leeds Trompeta said, “We don’t want them to think that it’s a one-time deal.”

The group has been a partner of Waves for Water since 2016. As for its other projects, it has held toy drives and art auctions for the benefit of children’s charities.

Hotels offer the best in a country, shielding visitors and guests from any unpleasantness which can be hard to deny in a developing country like the Philippines. But Mr. Trompeta said, “Making a difference — that’s one of our core values. Making a difference towards other people, other than our guests.”

For reservations, call P791-6822, or visit — Joseph L. Garcia