Diamond Hotel Philippines
YOUR Valentine’s date will want for nothing at Corniche with a special Lunch or Dinner buffet from Feb. 13-16, with a complimentary glass of champagne on the 14th and live instrumental music to spark the mood on the 14th and 15th. Meanwhile, Yurakuen will offer an eight-course Lunch and Dinner Menu from Feb. 13-15. The Lobby Lounge will have a four-course set menu and Valentine-themed pastries from Feb. 14-15, with a saxophonist performing during dinner. The Poolside will be ready for romance on Feb. 14 with a five-course dinner set menu with entertainment by a duo. At the 27th floor, Bar27 offers a view plus a four-course dinner set menu, a signature cocktail or two, plus a live band on Feb. 14. Ladies dining at the hotel on Feb. 14 during dinner will receive a heart-shaped macaron giveaway and a long-stemmed rose. For details, call 8528-3000 ext. 1121.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
GUESTS dining at any of the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s restaurants or bars on Feb. 13 and 14 may choose to celebrate with glasses or bottles of Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial or Impérial Brut champagne as they will be available at limited promotional prices on those days. Meanwhile, Cucina will have a special à la carte menu on those days too. Dining rates per person for the dinner buffet spread is P2,988. At Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, guests can look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day with a tapas buffet while enjoying the performance of Real Groove Band beginning 8 p.m. Door charge per guest is P3,000++, inclusive of a Strawberry Daiquiri welcome drink. From Feb. 13 to 15, Lung Hin features two special set menus good for two, with the “Beloved” menu for P4,380++ for every couple, and the “One and Only” menu for P5,880++ for two persons. Finally, Café Pronto’s Love Bites include chocolate lollipops, chocolate pots, Strawberry Tart, and Berry Lamingtons. For details and reservations, call 7720-7720 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery Shores Boracay
FALL in love all over again with the Boracay sunset at the background at a special Valentine dinner at Discovery Shores Boracay on Feb. 14 (P5,200++ for two persons). Spa lovers can enjoy a rejuvenating 90-minute deep tissue treatment that comes with a complimentary 30-minute head massage at Terra Spa. This head-to-toe pampering is available all days of February and is priced at P3,750 nett per person. For inquiries and reservations, visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com or call (632) 7720-8888.
Club Paradise Palawan
This tropical paradise has prepared a romantic dinner under the stars for two on Feb. 14. This special intimate dinner setup by the beach comes with a bottle of Champagne or Prosecco for the couple to enjoy. Guests can pair a glass of their favorite wine with the resort’s special Valentine chocolate cake, compliments of the club when they order a bottle of red, white, or rosé wine. The resort has also concocted His and Hers cocktails to let love flow in the air. Couples can continue the romantic journey the whole month of February at the Glow Spa with the Couple Wellness Treatment. This couple’s package includes an aromatic hair spa, facial treatment, and anti-stress massage and is priced at 5,228.57 net for two persons. For inquiries and reservations, visit www.clubparadisepalawan.com or call (632) 7719-6971.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
SOFITEL offers romantic dining options for Valentine’s day, starting with a dinner at the helipad. Say “I Love You” in a grand gesture and spend a luxurious getaway at the Opera Suite or the Imperial Suite, complete with an exclusive helipad dinner date. The evening features a bespoke French menu prepared by a private chef and served by a private butler. Rates start at P200,000 nett inclusive of room stay and helipad dinner valid for Feb. 14-16. A couple can also Dine by Design by the seawall — amidst the hotel’s iconic poolside landscape and the panorama of the Manila Bay — underneath one of Sunset Bar’s private canopies with a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of roses, a box of pralines, and an exclusive five-course menu served by a private butler. Dine by Design is available at P25,000 nett for two persons. Three days advanced reservation is recommended. Spend Valentine’s Day at Spiral and dine at its 21 interactive dining ateliers with live jazz saxophone musical entertainment. Rates are set at P3,000 nett for lunch and P5,000 nett for dinner. At Le Bar, enjoy a five-course French menu paired with a glass of sparkling wine on Feb. 14, between 6 to 10 p.m. Rate is set at P3,000 nett per person. For inquiries and reservations, call 8832-6988 or e-mail H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.
ANDREW CAFÉ’s newest is the Valentine Succulent Strawberry Chocolate Cake — three layers of chocolate cake complemented with strawberry cream filling, cream cheese frosting, melted chocolate drips, fresh strawberries, and white chocolate shards on top. The cake is available for pre-orders two days in advance. Andrew Café is at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Taft Campus, corner of Estrada and Leon Guinto Sts., Malate, Manila, and is open Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Andrew Café at 230-5100 local 1888.
Burrow’s Café and Tahanan Bistro
FOR A consummate date in an intimate artsy ambiance, Burrow’s Café at Antipolo Beehouse and Tahanan Bistro are offering a gourmet dinner package for a memorable evening. Burrow’s Café has a six-course tasting menu at P6,000 couple, while Tahanan has a five-course treat, two glasses of wine, and a bouquet of flowers for P3,695. Contact Burrow’s Café through 0917-622-9795, or send a message through its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/burrowcafe.ph/. Contact Tahanan Bistro through 0925-880-1487 or send a message through its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tahanan.bistro/.
Eugenio Lopez Center
BE SERENADED as you feast on fine food at Oscar’s Fine Dining at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo. It is a sit-down dinner which features a six-course menu, glass of wine, and souvenir. There’s also a buffet for two at P2,499 or P1,250/person at the Dining Hall, and a post-Valentine treat on Feb. 16 with the regular Sunday Brunch Specials at P588/person. For reservations, call 8255-3607, 8255-3518, 8255-3565, or 0917-515-6225.
ANTIPOLO’s Vieux Chalet, a pioneer fine dining resto, offers the Hymne a l’amour (Ode to Love), a by-reservation only dinner on Feb. 14 and 15, 6 p.m., featuring a Swiss menu of raclette, bunder gerstensuppe, rotkraustsalt, chateaubriand or prawns a la Flo, confectionery, and suitable pairings. Strictly by reservations, contact the restaurant via Facebook at www.facebook.com/vieuxchaletswissrestaurant or through Instagram at www.instagram.com/vieuxchaletphilippines/.
TREAT your loved one to a perfect date at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City on Feb. 14, when the Deck Bar offers an al fresco Valentine’s Day four-course “Dine Under the Stars” dinner. The rate per person is P2,200 net. There will also be a romantic buffet set-up at Café Eight (P2,200 net). For a pizza date night, Firehouse Pizza restaurant features the “You Got a Pizza My Heart” promotion on Feb. 10 to 14. This Valentine’s special set is comprised of salad and pizza with a bottle of Prosecco (P2,000 for two). For details visit http://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila/ or call 8863-2222.
New Coast Hotel Manila
EXPERIENCE a romantic dinner date at the New Coast Hotel Manila’s Market Café on Feb. 14 and 15. The dinner buffet is priced at P3,300 per person. For an intimate Valentine’s date, go to The Lounge and try its special Valentine’s drink, Amore Mio, a mix of whiskey, strawberry, Mango Manila tea, and vanilla syrup, blended with lemon and mint, and topped up with soda water. Couples may enjoy the cocktail for the price of one at P450. If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, the Strawberry Caramelito cake is a thoughtful gift idea — strawberry mousse filled with caramelito choco chips and fresh strawberries for P1,500, available at the Pastry Boutique. For reservations and inquires, call 8252-6888 or e-mail email@example.com.
New World Makati Hotel
NEW World Makati Hotel’s Café 1228 has an extensive buffet selection concluded with an array of pink and red hued desserts for lunch and dinner on Feb. 14. On Valentine’s Day dinner, there will be live entertainment and a special token for the ladies. The Valentine’s weekend buffet is P2,888 nett per person for lunch and dinner. An optional upgrade for free-flowing wine is P599 nett per person. Free-flowing Prosecco Romio Extra Dry sparkling wine, is offered at The Lounge from 4 to 8 p.m. for P888 nett per person. In addition, a complimentary box of chocolate pralines comes with each order of a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne at The Lounge between Feb. 14 to 16. For details and reservations, call 8811-6888 or e-mail FBReservations.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Inn and Suites Makati
HAVE A dinner buffet with your special someone and enjoy a free-flowing sparkling and red wines and be serenaded by an acoustic duet at The Gallery. A special gift awaits the ladies. After dinner, enjoy the rest of the night at the Oz Bar for a cocktail fare. Dinner buffet is P2,250 nett per person on Feb. 14. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., limited seating only. For details visit www.makati.holidayinn.com or call 7909-0888 or 7909-0889.