Restaurant Row (01/10/19)

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Diamond Hotel’s January offers

AT THE Diamond Hotel, try Yurakuen’s Power Lunch or Dinner for P1,500 nett per person.

THE Diamond Hotel Philippines welcomes 2019 with new offers exclusive for the month of January. Spend some quality time with the family over a smorgasbord at the Corniche buffet restaurant and try its newest buffet theme night featuring the Flavors of China at P2,880 nett per person. Try Yurakuen’s Power Lunch or Dinner for P1,500 nett per person. Enjoy Filipino delicacies and snacks at the Lobby Lounge with its Merienda Buffet at P588 nett per person. Stop by the hotel’s sky-high bar, Bar27, and catch the beautiful Manila bay sunset. Get an inspiration to have a fresh start while sipping a refreshing Manila Sunset cocktail. Buy any signature cocktail and get the second glass at 50% off. Exclusive at, one may purchase a P2,000 dining voucher for P1,000 until Jan. 18. The voucher can be used for any food and beverage at Corniche, Lobby Lounge or Bar27. For queries and reservations, call Diamond Hotel at 528-3000 ext. 1121. The hotel is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.

Viva Mexicana at Vu’s Sky Bar

GET a platter of tacos and burritos along with some San Miguel Beer for P999 at Vu’s Sky Bar’s Mexican promotion.

SAMPLE Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge’s take on Mexican cuisine until Jan. 26. The Marco Polo Ortigas bar takes guests on a tasty trip with some well-deserved cerveza (in this case, San Miguel Beer) and a platter of gourmet tacos and burritos for P999. Viva Mexicana is on offer at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge Wednesdays to Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m., until Jan. 26. The sky bar opens daily from 5 p.m. to midnight Sundays to Thursdays, and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For details call 720-7720 or e-mail

New Starbucks Reserve store

PATRICK CABRAL’s paper-cut animals are a major design feature at the new Starbucks Reserve store at SM North Towers in Quezon City.

STARBUCKS shows its passion for coffee and craftsmanship as it opens its newest Starbucks Reserve store with a display of works by multi-talented Filipino artist Patrick Cabral. Mr. Cabral constantly reinvents himself and is curious about art in all its forms while staying true to his distinct maximalist style. One of his most recent ventures which gained him international acclaim was his Endangered Species collection, a series of multi-layered paper sculptures of 11 of the world’s threatened species. Mr. Cabral was chosen as one of the ambassadors for Starbucks’ “New Strong” campaign which “celebrated modern-day strengths while empowering individuals to break away from the mold and find their own definition of ‘strong’,” a press release says. He created a paper cut typography piece for the campaign. Starbucks partnered with him again for its newest Starbucks Reserve store at SM North Towers in Quezon City. The walls of this new Reserve store display intricate paper cuts of the animals symbolic to the coffee-growing regions — the Sumatran Tiger for Asia Pacific, the Kenyan Elephant for Africa, and the Guatemalan Quetzal Bird for Latin America — made through Mr. Cabral’s precise and perfect strokes. The Reserve uses a Black Eagle espresso machine, and offers recently launched Reserve ice cream and espresso beverages.