FOR Mother’s Day, gift her with Andrew Café’s newest treat, the Yummy Yema Cake — fluffy chiffon wrapped and filled with a yema spread, adorned with rosettes of Swiss butter cream and drizzles of crisp bite-sized dragées on top — freshly baked by Andrew Café’s Resident Pastry Chef-Mentor Erna Canatoy, with the assistance of culinary student-apprentices. Andrew Café is at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Taft Campus, corner of Estrada and Leon Guinto Sts., Malate, Manila. For pre-orders, call 230-5100 local 1888 two days before pickup.
Century Park Hotel
CENTURY Park Hotel (CPH) is treating moms to a free lunch or dinner buffet as well as a complimentary cake. On May 12, get one free buffet lunch or dinner for every three paying guests at Café in the Park. Buffet prices start at P795 net (children ages six to 10 years old) and P1,495 net (adults). A complimentary cake also awaits mothers for a minimum consumption of P1,200 net at the Atrium Lounge. Incidentally, the hotel is also rewarding responsible voters on May 1. It is giving voters a free slice of cake or a choice of one local beer for a minimum purchase of P350 net per person. To avail the promo, simply provide a proof of voting.
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City
SPEND Mother’s Day at the hotel’s Café Eight for a Sunday brunch buffet spread filled with mom-centric dishes while enjoying bottomless mom-mosas. All mothers get to bring home a limited edition Crimson tote bag. The rate per person is P1,875 ++ inclusive of unlimited drinks. Mothers eat for free if accompanied by at least four paying guests. After the brunch, take Mom to a baking class with Crimson Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Ben Bourgeois. The free baking class is open for the first 20 mothers who dine at Café Eight’s Sunday Brunch on May 12. He will teach participants how to make a chocolate soufflé and homemade raspberry sorbet. The session will start at 2:30 p.m. in the Private Dining Room. Later in the afternoon, treat her to unlimited pastries, savories, and donuts paired with teas. This Tea-rrific Afternoon is available at the Lobby Lounge on May 11 and 12, 3–5 p.m. The rate for two persons is P850++. For more information or reservations, visit www.crimsonhotel.com/manila/, or call 863-2222.
Diamond Hotel Philippines
SURPRISE Mom with a gift set, take grandma or a favorite aunt out to a lavish meal with the Diamond Hotel’s Mother’s Day weekend specials from May 10-13. Have a sumptuous feast to spoil Mom at the Corniche restaurant from May 10-12. For P2,880 nett per person, enjoy international dishes at the lunch or dinner buffet. At Yurakuen, have an authentic Japanese lunch or dinner and turn it into a family affair with set menus for groups of four for P9,600 nett or groups of six for P13,600 nett. The sets come with one round of a standard beverage of choice. Reserve a table at the Lobby Lounge for May 12 where a Mother’s Day three-course set menu will be served (P1,680 nett), punctuated with a glass of white wine. Go to Bar 27 on May 12 for a night of dancing, drinks, and pica-pica. Moms in groups of four get a complimentary cocktail and a special present. All Mothers dining on May 12 will receive a complimentary slice of cake and a framed photo as mementos to remember the day. For restaurant reservations, call 528-3000.
Holiday Inn Baguio
HOLIDAY INN Baguio City Centre will have a Mother’s Day Special Buffet on May 12 featuring an array of dishes, from comfort Spanish dishes to light and tasty Italian cuisine. Unlimited coffee and pastries are available from 2 to 5 p.m. this May at the Lamisaan Dining & Bar. Just for this month, its Crispy Salmon Skin will be available for 50% off — exclusively for moms — at the Lamisaan every day. For details, visit www.holidayinn.com/baguio or call (074) 620-3333 or (632) 571-6079.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
A SPECIAL feast awaits Mom and the rest of the family at the hotel’s Cucina restaurant on May 11 and 12. For every two full-paying adult diners, Mother dines in the restaurant for free. This is applicable for the lunch and dinner buffet. At Lung Hin, a special set menu is available for the whole family to enjoy on May 12. Treat mom to a 90-minute massage featuring a full-body aromatherapy massage; head, neck, and shoulder massage; and a peppermint foot scrub at Flow Spa. For more information, call 720-7777 or visit www.marcopolohotels.com.
New World Makati Hotel
TREAT mother like a queen by dining at Café 1228 on May 10 to 12. There will be a lavish buffet spread and free-flowing bubbly cocktails, selected wines, red and white sangrias, local beers, and tea mocktails for lunch or dinner from May 10 and 11 at P2,988, or Sunday brunch on May 12, inclusive of a complimentary glass of champagne as welcome drink for mothers, nail polish treatment, and Belo Essentials gift bag. Moms can avail of the nail polish treatment on May 11 at 2-7 p.m., or May 12 at 2-4 p.m. Free-flowing alcoholic drinks will be served on May 12 only to foreign or dual passport holders due to the election liquor ban. One can also treat Mom to an elegant Chinese feast at Jasmine. Celebrate with the whole family on May 12, lunch or dinner, and indulge in Chef Wong Kam On’s 10-course menu at starting at P11,888 which is perfect for a party of six or more. Also avail of a Mother’s Day lunch with Jasmine’s unlimited Yum Cha — dumplings, buns and noodle dishes, a choice of one soup, one rice dish, and two freshly prepared main courses and desserts. Dining moms will receive a Belo Essentials gift bag and another special present from Jasmine. Spend a quiet moment with Mom at The Lounge and share a special Afternoon Tea Set with sweet and savory treats, a cup of coffee or a pot of tea, and a glass of sparkling wine for P1,888. For information and reservations, call 811-6888.
New World Manila Bay Hotel
THE New World Manila Bay Hotel is celebrating Mother’s Day with a range of dining options to pampering treats. At Li Li, enjoy a Yum Cha selection for the whole family for P2,288 per person. The restaurant also has lunch and dinner set menus of classic and signature items with price starting at P2,288 per person. At Market Café, there is farm-to-table salad, fresh seafood on ice, Asian specialties, European dishes, and desserts at P3,500 per person. At The Fireplace, a set menu of tomato mozzarella salad, pan-seared salmon fillet, and opera cake is available for P2,500 per person. All dining specials for moms are available on May 12. For inquiries or reservations, call 252-6888 or visit manilabay.newworldhotels.com.
The Peninsula Manila
IT’s payback time for moms on May 12 at The Pen which has created special dining offers designed to give “supermoms” the pampering and extraordinary treatment she rightly deserves on her special day. Old Manila will have a Mother’s Day Brunch Prix Fixe Menu (carving station, fine cheeses and charcuterie station, and a selection of fine French pastries) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for P5,500 (adults with free-flowing Champagne) and P3,500 (adults). Children may order from a limited à la carte menu. At The Upper Lobby, Afternoon Tea will be served from 2:30-5:30 p.m., with a choice of an Afternoon Tea Set (P1,590) or an Afternoon Tea Set with a flute of Champagne (P2,190). Over at the Escolta, the Sunday Brunch Buffet will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. for P4,900 (adult with free-flowing Moët & Chandon Champagne), P3,900 (adult with free-flowing sparkling wines and local beers), P3,400 (adult), and P1,700 (children below six). All prices are inclusive of 12% VAT, 10% service charge, and other applicable taxes. One can also give Mom a much-deserved beauty and energy boost at The Peninsula Spa and Fitness Center from May 6 to 20. The Packages are: Like Mother, Like Daughter (two hours for P7,950 inclusive of taxes) for two persons, inclusive of a complimentary welcome drink, a one-hour warm Philippine herbal oil massage, and a mani-pedi; To Mom with Love (three hours for P7,500 inclusive of taxes) which comes with a complimentary welcome drink, a red rice body scrub, a one-hour aromatherapy massage, a soothing facial, and a Bath & Blow; The Greatest Mom of All (four hours at P11,290)inclusive of a complimentary welcome drink, a one-hour private yoga session, a sea salt body scrub, a one-hour The Peninsula Signature Massage, an anti-aging facial, hair spa and foot spa. (Certain treatments will be done at Le Maquillage Salon at the Basement Arcade.) For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888, extensions 6691 and 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), and 6870 and 6871 (The Peninsula Spa and Fitness Center). E-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resorts World Manila
TAKE the lady of the house on a shopping spree at the Newport Mall and get a chance to win a special Mom’s Day package via the Diamonds for Mom raffle promo. For every single-receipt purchase worth at least P2,000, mothers with RWM membership cards can get a chance to win a Jesi Mendez Salon Package, spa vouchers, an RWM Indulge Card, and special 18K rose gold earrings with diamonds worth P150,000. Mothers who aren’t RWM members yet can also sign up for a free RWM membership to qualify for the raffle. On Mother’s Day, diners may avail of the Savoy Hotel Manila’s Merry Mommies Buffet at the Savoy Café for P1,400 nett inclusive of a box of chocolates for the special lady. Mothers may choose from over 70 dining outlets within RWM that will surely satisfy any gastronomical craving. Among these, Hua Ting-Brasserie Chinoise at Hilton Manila offers a special set menu for six starting at P11,668.85 nett per set, while S Kitchen at the Sheraton Manila Hotel features its lunch buffet at P2,800 nett. Marriott Café’s Sunday Brunch 2.0 starts at P3,288 nett. RWM signature restaurants also have something in store on May 12, with Café Maxims whipping up Mom’s Delight, a dark chocolate filled with mango yogurt mousse on a white chocolate peanut crumble base, topped with honey jelly, and The Terrace’s Mongolian Buffet with unlimited serving of her favorite stir-fried dishes exclusively for Mother’s Day. Asian fusion resto Ginzadon also sets up a special for moms with Chef’s Japanese Choices, a five-course Omakase featured for the entire month of May. Newport Mall shops and restaurants also have special offers for mothers to celebrate their special day. Italian restaurant Parmigiano offers a slice of its Tres Leches cake for families who dine with them on May 12 with a minimum spend of P1,000. The Travel Club also has special discounts on premium brands such as Delsey and Hedgren. For details, visit www.rwmanila.com.
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
ON Mother’s Day, Richmonde Hotel bends the knee to the queens of Iloilo with a feast fit for royalty. The Granary serves a memorable dinner of international fare including baked stuffed turkey, mejillones tigre, chicken musakhan, beef carpaccio, crackling pork belly, Indian chicken 65. The Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet is available on May 12 from 6 to 11 p.m., and is priced at P1,500 nett. Children between six and 12 years old get a 50% discount and those five years old and below may eat for free. For inquiries and reservations, call (+6333) 328-7888.
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas
A MOTHER’S DAY Filipino Lunch Buffet is being set in her honor on May 12 at the Richmonde Café featuring dishes from around the country from soups, salads, and starters like Sinigang na Salmon Belly sa Miso, Kinilaw na Tanigue sa Mangga, and Tinapang Bangus Ensalada, to entrées, carving, and desserts like Inihaw na Pusit, Lechon Kawali, and Pastillas Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. Richmonde Café is giving a 4+1 deal — for every four guests paying the regular rate of P1,080 nett, mom eats for free. Children ages six to 12 years old get 50% off while children five years old and younger eat free of charge. For inquiries and reservations, call 638-7777.
COOKIES from Tochi Desserts will be given for free from Shangri-La Plaza on May 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Cap off a memorable day with a souvenir photo at the special Mother’s Day photo booth at the 2/3 Level, East Wing.
ON Mother’s Day, the Sheraton throws a celebration fitting for a queens. First there is a lunch buffet at the S Kitchen for P2,800. The hotel has partnered with Victoria’s Secret Philippines which will give away some gift items and discount vouchers of up to 50% off to moms dining in. Every mom will also bring home chocolate gift boxes made especially for them by Sheraton Executive Chef Kiko Santiago. For inquiries and reservations, call 902-1800 or visit www.sheratonmanila.com.
THIS Mothers’ Day, Toblerone has come out with limited edition Mothers’ Day packs. Toblerone teamed up with Isabelle Daza and Georgina Wilson who designed the limited edition Toblerone sleeve designs. In addition to these, one can also choose from sleeves designed by June Digan, who is known for bold artworks combined with calligraphy; Louise Dimagmaliw whose artwork is known for its whimsical quality; Anina Rubio who is known for her colorful creations; and Raxenne Maniquiz who works on multi-colored patterns. The limited edition Mothers’ Day sleeves are available in leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.
TWG Tea Salon
TWG TEA offers a Mother’s Day set menu featuring seared halibut fillet wrapped in a chive crepe with baby potatoes and shallot confit, served with a tartar sauce infused with Genmaicha; a squid and scampi pasta served with shimeji mushrooms, garlic and parsley infused with Tokyo-Singapore Tea; a warm cup of Geisha Blossom Tea or French Earl Grey Tea; and end it with a heart-shaped gateau of honeycomb layered with strawberries and banana, coated with Silver Moon Tea infused white chocolate topped with dried roses. TWG Tea’s Mother’s Day Set Menu is priced at P1,250 for a starter, main course, tea, and dessert and is available until May 26 at all TWG Tea Salons in Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, and Central Square.