MANILA, Philippines – What better place to fall in love than at a quaint luxury manor overlooking the picturesque Tagaytay ridge? And what better time to partake of a memorable lunch or dinner than at the very romantic Restaurant Verbena?
Discovery Country Suites, the finest Bed &Breakfast in cool Tagaytay, unveils Valentine inspired offerings that will set all romantic hearts aflutter.
Couples can choose from 7 private suites to luxuriate in deluxe hotel comfort. Room packages are inclusive of complimentary country breakfast for 2 guests, Wine and Cheese cocktails at sundown, and milk & cookie turndown at bedtime. Rates start at P6,000 ++ from February 1 to 13, and P 12,000++ from February 14 to 16.
Featuring its annual signature menu format, RESTAURANT VERBENA travels this year to the Mediterranean, and conjures up the flavors of Spain for Him, and Italy for Her.
The España menu, for Him, begins with “CROQUETA” of Aklan oysters, with an accent of saffron and garlic mayonnaise, followed by “ARROZ CREMOSO” with mushrooms and Idiazabal Cheese.
Next course is a choice between “GAMBAS” with Catalan-style fideos, chorizo and an aromatic sweet paprika sauce, and “MERLUZA,” a fillet of Chilean sea bass flavored with black olives and served with slow-cooked vegetable “pisto”.
His main dish is “CHULETON,” U.S. rib eye served with garlic-roasted potatoes, smokey “piquillo” peppers and the most delicious Basque tomato condiment.
To complete his sumptuous meal is “NARANJA,” an ode to Spain’s world-famous orange crop: a variation of flavors and textures of the citrus fruit paired with a refreshing honey &yogurt parfait.
The Italia menu, for Her, starts with “OSTRICCHE,” fresh-shucked Aklan oysters topped with lemon liqueur granita and briny pearls of black caviar. This is followed by “AGNOLOTTI,” the delicious stuffed pasta from the Piedmont region, bursting with creamy ricotta and spinach, in a bacon and balsamic condiment.
Next course is a choice between “GAMBERONI,” large prawns cooked Sicilian-style with marsala, currants and dill, or “PESCE,” Verbena’s deceptively simple Chilean sea bass fillet, slow-roasted with artichokes & parmesan, and served with sundried tomato pesto. Her main dish is Chef David’s “BISTECCA,” grilled U.S. rib eye steak served with “tartufatto” mashed potatoes, roasted garlic cloves, mushrooms and arugula.
Winding up her fabulous meal is a classic “PANNA COTTA,” flavored with chocolate and ‘Amaretto di Saronno’-macerated fresh strawberries.
The special set menu for Him and Her is available from February 11 to 17, 2013, for lunch and dinner, and priced at P 2,500+ per person.
Valentine diners at Restaurant Verbena will receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win a Gold Heart-Shaped pendant from MILADAY JEWELS.
For inquiries please call Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay at (02) 529.8172/ (046)413.4567 or e-mail [email protected]
Discovery Suites, Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, and Discovery Shores Boracay are owned and managed by The Discovery Leisure Company.