Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:05 AM February 12, 2017
Sweet treats at Wicked
Wicked, a dessert bar and café, offers an array of sweet confections like its signature Chocolate S’mores shaped into big and small plump hearts. Get creative and mix it up with some Strawberry and Salted Caramel S’mores (available in small and large packs).
Wicked is at 5/L East Wing, Shangri-La Mall.
Love Day at Baskin-Robbins
Baskin-Robbins has come up with Valentine-themed ice cream cakes in a variety of flavors. The cakes can be customized with a sweet message, particular design, shape and size.
Apart from ice cream cakes, Baskin-Robbins has beverages and frozen delights in different flavors.
Say it with spices at Sofitel
Sofitel Hotel’s Spiral presents the hottest recipes for romance. Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers will feature saffron, ginger, basil, ginseng, ras el hanout cinnamon, vanilla, pink pepper, galangal, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, thyme, curry, coriander, turmeric, mustard seed, star anise, cardamom, shichimi (Japanese spice mixture), paprika and chili.
The French atelier serves saffron bouillabaisse, and braised veal cheek with carrot and ginger sauce.
The Chinese atelier features drunken prawns using ginger, Chinese cumin lamb and double-boiled ginseng soup with sliced abalone. The Filipino atelier showcases the combination of sweet and sour pork belly and spicy fried squid. The North Indian atelier presents bhatti murgh, lamb biryani, paneer tikka all laden with spices featuring nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon.
“Spice Up Spiral” is available on Feb. 14 for lunch and dinner.
Call 5515555 or visit www.sofitelmanila.com.
Romantic evening at Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila offers romantic gastronomic offerings at its signature restaurants.
Early lovebirds can feast on Impressions’ pre-Valentine Sunday brunch on Feb. 12.
From Feb. 13-15, guests can order fresh flower bouquets, praline roses and Love Cakes to go with Café Maxims’ special three-course Valentine menu of beetroot and salmon gravlax, snapper fillet or braised beef, and strawberry Crepes Suzette.
On Feb. 13-15, NYPD offers a wide selection of fresh seafood alongside its pizza and pasta favorites.
Room discounts at Richmonde
Richmonde Hotel Ortigas offers room promos from Feb. 1 to 28. Bed and Breakfast Package consists of room accommodations, a breakfast buffet for two at Richmonde Café, Wi-Fi access, and complimentary use of the Health Club’s gym and heated indoor pool. Rates are at P4,000 for a Deluxe Room, and P4,500 for a Junior Suite.
Guests get a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese platter with the Valentine’s Room Package for P4,500 for a Deluxe Room, and P5,000 for a Junior Suite. Package also includes breakfast buffet for two, Wi-Fi access, and use of the gym and pool.
Dinner at Summit Ridge in Tagaytay
Sisterfields at Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay has “A Romantic Episode” promo consisting of a four-course dinner for couples. Meal starts with a bowl of pumpkin soup followed by fresh Classic Creamy Coleslaw. For their main, there is a choice of Roast Pork with mushroom sauce and mashed potato or Grilled Cobbler with rice pilaf and hollandaise sauce. Desserts include cream puffs, caramel pudding and coffee jelly.
After dinner, couples can unwind at Summit Ridge Hotel’s al fresco area where they can cuddle up while watching a movie complete with complimentary popcorn.
Dinner treat at Crimson
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila presents a romantic evening under the stars while watching a classic romantic movie and enjoying a four-course dinner on Feb. 14.
A treat for that special date is also offered at Café Eight, where diners will enjoy a French-inspired buffet featuring Foie Gras, Duck Confit, Financiers, Macaron and Tarte Tatin.