Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:33 AM January 21, 2016
Celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila on Feb. 5-9.
Room rates start at P5,388+ for a night and P4,388+ for two nights, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two at Cucina, complimentary high-speed WiFi, access to the hotel’s indoor infinity pool and fitness center.
Guests also get complimentary box of Festive Chinese New Year Rice Cakes which come in coconut-flavor koi fish shape, chocolate gold bars and brown-sugar round cake, plus Hongbao hotel vouchers.
On Feb. 8, there will be a lion dance performance, traditional salad toss and sending of the wishes.
Call 7207777; visit www.marcopolohotels.com.
F1 Hotel Asian buffet
F1 Hotel Manila in Bonifacio Global City is offering until Feb. 29 the Asian Buffet Adventure featuring Thai, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Filipino cuisine, available at P1,399 per person.
Among the featured dishes are specialties from executive sous chef Decker Gokioco: Poached Mahi-Mahi with Seafood Mousse in Curry Sauce, Fernando’s 4-Day Marinated Pork Belly and his take on the traditional Peking duck.
F1 Hotel Manila is at 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; tel. 9289888;
Pink Mixer offers special-occasion cakes such as moist pandan and ube cakes using homemade recipes and topped with buttercream.
Pink Mixer accepts anniversary and birthday cakes; place orders at least a day ahead.
Pink Mixer Bakeshop is at 2/F, Dasma Petron, Edsa cor. Pasay Road, Dasmariñas Village, Makati; tel. 0917-8526791
Manila Pavilion’s Chinese specialities
Manila Pavilion Hotel celebrates the Year of the Fire Monkey at the hotel’s interactive lifestyle restaurant, Seasons.
Some of the Chinese specialties prepared by executive chef Giovanni Sias include Lion’s Head Meatballs wrapped in a mane of steamed cabbage; Jiaozi, or traditional Chinese dumplings; Nian Gao, or tikoy; and long noodles that represent long life.
On Feb. 8, head to the hotel lobby before 6 p.m. to usher in good health, wealth and luck with the traditional Lion and Dragon Dance performance and coin shower.
Visit www.waterfronthotels.com.ph; tel. 5261212
Every end of the month, you can enjoy Baskin-Robbins—pint, quart and half gallon at 31 percent off.
Baskin-Robbins has 31 ice cream flavors including Jamoca Almond Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, Very Berry Strawberry, Cotton Candy and Love Potion #31.