DINING OUT

Flavors serves Elvis Presley menu

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CREAMY RISOTTO A consistent bestseller at the new Italian restaurant Trattoria Poggio Antico is the Risotto con Fungi e Salsiccia. Italian rice is richly bathed in a creamy sausage andmushroom sauce. Best paired with reds from their extensive Italian wine collection. Trattoria Poggio Antico is at G/F, Tuscany inMcKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio. Call tel. no. 5511962.

Flavors Restaurant serves Elvis Presley-themed menu this August. Diners can try the Elvis Sandwich, consisting of caramelized bananas, crisp bacon, creamy peanut butter and toasted bread.

Flavors is Holiday Inn & Suites Makati’s all-day dining restaurant located in the fourth floor.

On Sundays, Flavors serves Bacon Sunday Brunch.

At Oz Bar, the hotel’s poolside tequila bar, guests get a complimentary Pool Bear for every order of “The King” cocktail for only P450+.

Flavors, Citron Lobby Bar or Oz Bar offer half-off on selected drinks. The discount is valid for every order of all Coke variants, Budweiser, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Evan Williams.

Meanwhile, dishes that match blood type O chemistry are this month’s highlights at Citron Lobby Bar. For only P1,000 net per person, diners can enjoy unlimited servings of either US Choice Beef Tenderloin or Grilled Lamb Cutlets.

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati is connected to the Glorietta Mall, along Palm Drive in Ayala Center, Makati City.

For reservations, call 9090888 or log on to www.holidayinn.com/makati.

Mid-autumn fest at Makati Shangri-La

The Mid-Autumn Festival, popularly known as the Mooncake Festival in China, is celebrated at Makati Shangri-La, which offers a  variety of classic, snowskin and custard mooncakes until Sept. 20.

Mini mooncakes are priced at P388+; single traditional mooncake, P588+; eight pieces of mini mooncakes in a rectangular box,  P1,988+; four pieces of traditional-sized mooncakes in a square box and the two-tier deluxe mooncake box, P3,688+.

A special discount will be offered for orders of 25 or more boxes.

Call 8138888 or e-mail rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

 

New pizza flavors at Papa John’s

Papa John’s offers new pizza concoctions such as the Tuscan Six Cheese, which is decked with the fine cheese variants (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, Provolone and Fontina) and finished off with Italian herb seasoning; and John’s Favorite, which comes in nine-, 12- and 14-inch sizes and combines pepperoni and sausage, spread generously on a base of six delicious cheeses.

Papa John’s new delivery hotline is 8877272 (PAPA).

New ‘designer’ pancake

Pancake House has come up with the Key Lime Pancake—lime-flavored custard slathered in between a tall stack of mini pancakes, topped with meringue and served with graham crumble.

It is available in all Pancake House nationwide.

Sushi fest at Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La

Makati Shangri-La’s executive Japanese chef Wataru Hikawa prepares a collection of sushi for Inagiku’s Third Wave Sushi until Aug. 31.

Hikawa features his handcrafted sushi creations and presents third wave sushi served with lemon and the finest sea salt from the abyss of Okinawa. Third Wave Sushi creations start at P250+.

Call 8138888 or e-mail rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

Saboten wins nod

Saboten, one of the largest Tonkatsu chains in Japan, is No. 1 in Spot.ph’s Top 10 Tonkatsu places in the country.

The online lifestyle guide in particular cited Saboten’s original tenderloin.

Saboten Manila is at Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Weekend package at Crimson

Crimson Hotel invites guests to a weekend stay for P4,000 net valid for booking from Friday to Sunday.

Package entitles guests to an overnight stay in a deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, eight years old and below, 15-percent discount on food at Café Eight, two-for-one on standard drinks at Lobby Lounge plus a free platter of nachos.

Call 8632222 or visit www.crimsonhotel.com.

Traders Hotel packages

Traders Hotel Manila opens its doors to corporate events and weddings.

The brand-new Embassy ballroom on the second floor can accommodate up to 500 persons while the four smaller function rooms can seat from 50 to 150 attendees.

Meeting rooms complement the hotel’s 312 renovated guest rooms, the Traders Lounge, the newly renovated pool and the Japanese restaurant. Call 7084888 or e-mail events.thm@tradershotels.com.

Crispy dessert crepes at BonChon

BonChon Chicken introduces the BonChon Crispy Crepe: crispy dough filled with fruit preserves and toppings. It is available in two variants: Apple Caramel and Mangoes and Cream. Each is priced at P60. Call 6331818.

Buffet spread at Acacia

Acaci, the all-day dining outlet at Acacia, offers a wide array of local and international dishes, such as fresh sashimi and sushi, crisp salad, pasta and Mongolian.

The hotel offers a special weekday lunch rate at P888 net, Monday to Friday, until Aug. 31. Call 7202000 or 5885888.

Gerry’s sizzlers

Gerry’s Grill has introduced two new dishes, Seafood Gambas and Sizzling Oriental Garlic Seafood. Served on a hot plate, they can be enjoyed either as side dish or main course paired with ice-cold beverages. Visit www.gerrysgrill.com.

Sushi favorites at Nanbantei of Tokyo

Nanbantei’s sushi selection includes Spicy Tuna Maki and Shake Nigiri. The first is a perfectly balanced roll of sushi rice topped with tuna and scallions, orange roe and tempura flakes while the second consists of a generous sliver of buttery salmon on top of a ball of sushi rice. Call 6213224 to 25 or 7574130 to 31.

 

Have a ‘Krookie’ at Holiday Inn Makati

An order “Krookie” goes well with coffee at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. Pastry combines the flakiness of a croissant and the chewiness of a cookie. Flavor include decadent chocolate and rich peanut butter, delicate vanilla, chocolate mint and strawberry. Call 9090888.

Sweets at Bellevue’s Pastry Corner

Sweet treats await customers at the Bellevue Manila’s Pastry Corner this August, such as Tiramisu, creamy mascarpone and coffee soaked lady fingers; Rainbow Cake, multicolored sponge cake filled with cream cheese; and Patrick’s Chocolate Surprise, dark to light sponge with a crispy and flaky caramel surprise.

Call 7718181, 0917-8718181, 0918-8718181 or log on to www.thebellevue.com.

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