Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:57 AM September 19, 2015
As the “-ber” months officially kick in, The Manila Hotel offers the following promotions:
For the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival—the time of year when traditional harvests are celebrated and families are united—a special array of mooncakes is available at the Mabuhay Palace and the Grand Lobby until Sept. 27.
Also served at the Mabuhay Palace is a Dim Sum Buffet Feast for P888 net per person. The selection includes pan-fried radish cakes with XO sauce, seafood taro puffs, nori rolls and mushroom buns. (Mabuhay Palace, tel. 5270011 local 1345)
The Manila Hotel also has its Suite September package, ongoing till Sept. 27 for P12,000 net a night, in a Veranda Suite or Intramuros Suite with breakfast buffet for two at Café Ilang-Ilang and an hour-long massage at The Manila Hotel Spa.
The Royal Suite promo offers a choice of the Luneta Suite, Park Suite, or Heritage Suite with buffet breakfast for two at Café Ilang-Ilang, welcome fruits, and use of the pool and gym. Booking period is until Oct. 30. ( Call 5270011 local 1175 to 1178)
The Manila Hotel also rewards Prestige card holders with up to 35 percent savings on room accommodation from Oct. 1 to 31. Book an overnight stay at a Superior Deluxe Room with complimentary welcome fruits, buffet breakfast at Café Ilang-Ilang, and use of swimming pool and health club facilities for P6,106.75 net per night. (Prestige, tel. 5270011 local 1381)
Mexican food fest at Diamond
DIAMOND Hotel Philippines celebrates Mexico's national day this month with La Comida Mexicana, a Mexican food festival in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico, ongoing until Sept. 20.
Guest Mexican chef Daniela Romero, chef Justin Abulaban and the culinary team of Corniche prepare lunch and dinner buffet spreads with fajitas, burritos, queso fundido and other dishes, plus live interactive tortilla and taco stations.
The Corniche buffet is at P2,550 net per person. Call 5283000 local 1121.
All-day dining at Dusit Thani
DUSIT Thani Manila recently opened its new all-day dining restaurant, The Pantry, which uses locally sourced fair trade goods and organic ingredients.
With multi-awarded chef Nicholas Issel at the helm, The Pantry offers house-smoked salmon, flat bread pizza, adobo pork belly, piri piri rotisserie chicken, BBQ lechon, Cubano sandwich, and hot Spanish churros with chocolate sauce, among others. At the center of The Pantry is a lechon pit and carving station plus nine global food stations: a brick oven Italian pizza, a Chinese bao bar, Indian tandoor oven, beverage studio, and a dessert section. It also features the takeaway counter Grab & Go.
Vegan dishes at The Farm
THE FARM at San Benito's Alive! Restaurant offers organic vegan cuisine every day. Its 14-day menu features dishes inspired by Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European cooking traditions. Guests staying for long retreats or those with dietary requirements can look forward to dishes that showcase a variety of tastes and textures, guaranteeing new and refreshing experiences in every meal.
Visit www.thefarmatsanbenito.com; call 8848074 or 0918-8848080.
Japanese feast at Kitsho
KITSHO marks its fourth year with an authentic Japanese à la carte buffet on all weekends of September available during lunch and dinner.
Featured are 26 a la carte items accompanied with a buffet of Japanese appetizers, assorted sushi and sashimi and a US sukiyaki beef station.
Kitsho at Hotel Jen Manila is open from Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner.
TENYA, the popular tempura fast-food chain from Japan, is now available in the Philippines. Along with each order of tempura comes the Don Tare sauce, specially made by a boutique soy sauce factory since the 1800s, which is then shipped to every Tenya store in the world.
Tenya is at 4/F Building A, SM Megamall; 2/F BGC Stopover Pavilion, Rizal Drive cor. 31st St., Bonifacio Global City; and at Market! Market! McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
For live updates, follow on Instagram @tenyaph, on Twitter @TenyaPH and on Facebook at facebook.com/TenyaPhilippines.
Chili’s P999 promo
CHILI’S “Food for 3” promo is ongoing until Sept. 30. It includes one appetizer and two mains for P999.
Appetizers include Southwestern egg rolls, calamari, wings over Buffalo, Texas cheese poppers, and classic nachos. For the main course, choose from bacon burger, chicken crispers, classic fajitas with chicken, country-style pork belly, chicken club tacos, chipotle pesto chicken pasta, Alfredo chicken pasta, fish and chips, smoked turkey sandwich, and Monterey chicken.
Chili’s is at Greenbelt 5, Makati City, tel. 7293022; Tomas Morato, Quezon City, tel. 3725017; Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City, tel. 8462647; Greenhills, San Juan City, tel. 7272959; Power Plant Mall, Makati City, tel. 6596527; SM Megamall, tel. 6310380; and Fairview Terraces, Quezon City, tel. 7209934.
Set menus at Acacia
ACACIA Hotel Manila’s The Lobby at Acacia is serving three-course set menus, which include soup of the day, main course and dessert, for P390 net.
The main course selections include grilled fresh market fish fillet with tomato salsa, roast pork crackling with apple sauce and gravy, and herb crusted chicken breast with tarragon pan dressing. All dishes come with rice and a choice of cake or fruit platter.
The Lobby at Acacia is at 5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City.
DISCOVERY Suites’ 22 Prime restaurant is offering a special lunch menu. Among the new items are grilled Angus burger steak with green pepper sauce and garlic mashed potato, chicken parmigiana with pasta pomodoro and wilted arugula, crispy pork belly confit with red mountain rice and grilled asparagus.
For seafood fare, there’s cajun spice halibut with grilled corn salsa and pimenton risotto.
ITALIANNI’S serves breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Choices include pork chop meal, garlic and fennel meat loaf, steak and egg, and salmon confit. These are served with garlic rice, egg, and a choice of coffee or tea.
The breakfast menu is available at Italianni’s branches in Bonifacio High Street and Greenbelt 2.