What’s New And Appetizing At Manila’s Top Hotels? Here Are 5 Hotel Restaurants To Check Out Now
Perhaps the best thing about Manila’s luxury hotels is that they’re always drumming up exciting food concepts that we can look forward to, whether they’re new menus, chef collaborations, or just crazy new ideas the hotel chefs dream up. So if you’re looking for something fresh and delicious, make sure to visit one of these five hotel restaurants for a meal worth enjoying.
A Bastille Day wine dinner at Old Manila on July 13
The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue, Makati City
French food and wine lovers are in for a treat as The Peninsula Manila’s French-Belgian chef Nicola Van Heemsbergen, together with Old Manila’s Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones, prepares a special six-course degustation dinner to celebrate France’s national day, Bastille Day held on July 14, a day early on Saturday, July 13.
Chef de Cuisine Allan Briones of Old Manila
Guests can feast on a glorious French feast of French oysters, crustaceans with caviar, roasted duck breast, veal sweetbreads à la française, and more, paired with a fine selection of French wines from AWC Wines that include Champagne, a Sancerre, Burgundy white and red wines, plus a Bordeaux red. For more details, call (02) 887-2888 extension 6748 or 6749.
The brand new Scott’s at Ascott BGC
Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, 5th Avenue and 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez
Ascott BGC recently opened its own all-dining restaurant called Scott’s that aims to introduce us to exciting new flavors that are “globally influenced yet locally created,” according to Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez who also wants to focus on the use of the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
Scott’s opening menu presents a selection of global comfort foods that include Filipino favorites like Lechon Kawali and Beef Short Ribs Kare-kare, sharing the limelight with a pretty good version of Prawn Laksa and Singaporean Hainanese Rice. Bread baked on the premises and popular desserts like Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Crinkles complete Scott’s eclectic mix. Call (02) 860-9888 for reservations.
Sunday Fiesta Lunch Buffet at S Kitchen
Sheraton Manila, 80 Andrews Avenue, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
Not many may be aware of the new Sheraton Manila at Resorts World Manila. A reason to visit is the Sunday Fiesta Lunch Buffet at S Kitchen where the Filipino section of its international lunch buffet gets expanded.
Expect fiesta staples like whole Lechon, Paella Stuffed Lechon, Liempo, and Tuna Panga or jaw roasted the traditional way over charcoal in its open kitchen grill pit. To entice guests, S Kitchen also offers other Filipino favorites like spicy Kalderetang Kambing or goat stew, Pork Binagoongan, and classic Kare-kare.
Complete the experience with the extensive sawsawan or condiments selection and do save room for dessert that includes native delicacies like Turon and Palitaw cooked on the spot. The lunch buffet is priced at P2,500 net, inclusive of unlimited pours of selected non-alcoholic beverages. Call (02) 902-1800 to reserve a slot.
An Upside Down Dinner at Cru Steakhouse
Manila Marriott Hotel, 2 Resorts Drive, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
The chefs at Cru challenge you to eat your dinner in reverse! This innovative four-course Upside Down Dinner option aims to break the conventional dining order of appetizer-main-course-dessert. Instead, prepare yourself for a well-orchestrated dinner served in reverse—which means your bill comes first!
Hazelnut Dacquoise as the first course
After paying, the reverse dinner starts with a dome-shaped Hazelnut Dacquoise dessert, followed by either a grilled Rosemary-crusted US Angus Beef Tenderloin or barramundi fish as your entrée or main course.
Rosemary-crusted US Angus Beef Tenderloin
The Tomato Espresso Soup course that follows the main course is served with to-die-for nutty Gruyère bread. A bite-sized Crab and Apple Salad ends your meal on a healthy note.
Tomato Espresso Soup
Are you game? The Upside Down Dinner is ongoing every Thursday night from 6 to 10:30 pm. Call (02) 988-9999 to reserve.
New Menu at High Street Lounge
Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
The High Street Lounge of Shangri-La at the Fort recently introduced a new menu that highlights an all-day breakfast menu complemented by a lot of comfort food and healthy options. Those who would like to start the day with a hefty meal can try High Street’s signature breakfast composed of a fluffy Parmesan enhanced Waffle that comes with a side of warm baked beans, friend sunny side-up eggs, grilled tomato, mushrooms that you can pair with your choice of tapa, tocino, truffle ham, or kesong puti.
Lighter options include the hipster favorite, Avocado Toast, made from focaccia crisped to perfection, slathered with rich avocado, and topped with poached eggs and nori crumble. Also available are Eggs and Toast and Smoothie Bowls. Those looking for comfort food can try the Toastie Club Sandwich and Orecchitte Pasta with a chorizo, pork ragout, smoked paprika, and crushed almonds sauce.
Toastie Club Sandwich
You can also pair new dessert options like the Chocolate Coupe and Strawberries with Cream with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Or drop by for Happy Hour to enjoy a gin tonic or peruse the extensive cocktail menu for a drink that fits your mood.
High Street Lounge is open from 6 am to 12 midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and until 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Call (02) 820-0888 to reserve.
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