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Feb 20, 2018

Izakaya Sensu : Modern Touches on Japanese Cuisine

February 20, 2018
Izakaya Sensu - Dining area

Raintree Restaurants, the group behind the Kabila Filipino Bistro and Museum Cafe duo, brings together another pair of dining concepts, Chotto Matte (translation: Please wait a second.) and Izakaya Sensu, for an  evening of drinks you can't wait to have and food that will make you stay.

Izakaya Sensu takes on a modern approach to traditional Japanese cuisine. Combining new flavours, freshness, and time-honoured techniques. 

Started with a refreshing glass of their Mango Orange Yakult Smoothie (195 PHP) with frozen condensada for an extra creamy texture. 


Mango Orange Yakult Smoothie (195 PHP)

First to arrive was the Avocado Wasabi (75 PHP per 2 pieces) yasai  "vegetable" sushi -  a simple sushi with a mix of wasabi and a topping of fresh avocado cubes. 


Avocado Wasabi (75 PHP) 2 pcs

On to the Rolls, I had quiet a few plates to pair with my entree, though my curiosity may have gone overboard.


Spicy Tuna Roll (175 PHP)


Spicy Tuna Roll - Tuna, Green Chili, and spicy mayonaise. 


Dynamite Roll (295 PHP)

Also, I had an Ama-Ebi nigiri - fresh imported sweet shrimp with blue caviar (scampi roe) for a salty flavour that pops in your mouth, which quickly subsides.


Ama-Ebi Nigiri (250 PHP) 2 pieces per order


Ikameshi - squid cooked with rice.


Chicken Namban (220 PHP)

Deep fried chicken thigh marinated in sweet and sour sauce topped with homemade tartar sauce.



Izakaya Sensu and Chotto Matte

G/F Net Park Building
5th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Philippines


Izakaya Sensu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato




Feb 15, 2018

Samba's Bartender Series : Daniele Dalla Pola "The Tiki Maestro"

February 15, 2018


Shangri-La Fort continues their Bartender Series with the magical world of Tiki Cocktails as award-winning "Tiki Maestro" Daniele Dalla Pola takes over Samba's poolside bar from February 14 - 16, 2018.


Witness a fiery display of passion for cocktail making as the "Tiki Maestro" Daniele Dalla Pola unleashes his techniques behind the bar at Samba, Shangri-La Fort. 



Below is a short video demonstrating the process for the "Painkiller Cocktail" which will also be available at Samba during the promotion.



On this visit he'll be featuring his personal line of liqueurs, Alamea Exotic Infusions and spirits from Bacardi.



Wonderful cinnamon sparks adds a bit of spice to the aroma even before your first sip. Before anything, let Chef Carlo Huerta cook you up flavours of Peru while waiting for the Tiki Bar to shake things up 8pm onwards.







Samba

8/F Shangri-La Fort Hotel
5th and 3rd avenue corner 30th street
Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Philippines

Call (632) 820 088 for reservations.



Feb 11, 2018

Marriott Tang Plaza, Singapore : The Pool Grill

February 11, 2018
The Pool Grill al fresco dining area

Walking through Orchard can be tiring and at times crowded. Escaping to the nearest hotel restaurant is always something I plan for every itinerary.

The Pool Grill located on the 5th level of Marriott Tang Plaza is just the right spot for a quiet lunch or brunch. The al fresco setup overlooks the hotel pool, giving the place a laid-back ambiance.

I booked in advanced with the Eatigo app, which offers discount up to 50% on selected times. It's convenient, free, and for most times a wallet saver. 

Please register through this link and use our referral code "EaterPH" to get a special rewards after your first booking. Let's Eatigo!



Fresh Oysters (SG $27++) for 6 pieces.


Starting with half a dozen ocean fresh oysters on ice. A simple detail like having the sliced lemon wrapped in a cheesecloth to strain the seeds is a something only hotels think about. The customer experience is always front and center.

Homemade Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli (SG $30++)


A light surge of ricotta cheese will come with every bite of this simple yet homey dish.


Seared Lamb Loin (SG $48++)

Inspired by a traditional Wellington steak, the lamb loin strips oozes with juicy goodness with every slice and bite. The artful plating  makes the dish ever more appetising, topped with a foie gras and mushroom purée quenelle.


Promos at The Pool Grill, Marriott Tang Plaza, Singapore


Happy Hour Specials!
SG $9.90++ per drink.

Mondays to Thursdays, 11am to 6pm 

Forget all your worries and take your celebrations to the next level with Pool Grill’s Happy Hour. Set against the backdrop of Orchard Road, an oasis of happiness and laughter await you and your friends, complete with an irresistible selection of beer, wines, cocktails and liquors at SG $9.90++ per drink.



Exciting Liquid Buffet
SG $48++ per person 

Mondays to Sundays, 11am to 8pm

Who says drinking is just for the weekends? Ladies, it is time to let down your hair and Gentlemen, loosen your ties because you can wind down in style and drink to your heart’s content with unlimited alcohol for two hours! With free flow of selected red and white wines, as well as Peroni beer at only SG $48++ per person, every day can be an awesome day!



Information


5th Floor, Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865

For inquiries please call (65) 6831 4605 

Pool Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

South African Wines Shine at Planet Grapes

February 11, 2018
South African Wines

Planet Grapes leads the wine and dine segment with an innovative concept that aims to integrate the culture of wine in the Filipino dining habit. The idea of wine with Filipino food isn't all to common, but paring it with Philippine street-food now that's something worth experiencing. 

Discover Diverse Flavours of South African Wines.

Anthony Budd of Diverse Flavours visited Planet Grapes, Shangri-La Plaza for a night of South African wines and the stories behind each bottle.



A short video of the event last January 26, 2018.

Planet Grapes, Shangri-La Plaza interior.

The ground floor is main dining area with racks of wine and vending machine ready to fill your glass. The second level is reserved for private events.


Wine Tasting Table setup at Planet Grapes.

The table is set for a 4 glass wine tasting.


Jo Ann Ramos of Planet Grapes.

The evening starts with a brief background of Planet Grapes and Diverse Flavours partnership. Followed by a fun and interactive quiz on South African wines.


Food pairing prepared by Chef Gus Sibayan of Planet Grapes.


The featured South African wines were paired with a tasty selection prepared by Chef Gus Sibayan of Planet Grapes, including Potato Chips with Truffle Oil for the Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2016, tender and juicy Beef Salpicao for the Cederburg Merlot Shiraz 2015, Pulled Beef Shank Caldereta Crostini for the Lion Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2015, and the sweet, tangy and smoky Chorizo de Cebu for the 88 Vineyards Merlot Medium Sweet.


Anthony Budd interacting with guests.

Anthony Budd holding a bottle of 88 Vineyards Merlot.



Planet Grapes 
G/F North Wing, Shangri-La Plaza,
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

531-8207

Planet Grapes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Feb 9, 2018

Love & Dine at 22 Prime in Discovery Suites Ortigas

February 09, 2018
Valentine's 3-course Set Menu

In the month of romance, 22 Prime sets up a lovely meal for 2, featuring a his or her 3-course Set Menus for couples to enjoy. Tease your appetites with an aromatic Lentil and Spinach Soup and Warm Vegetable Salad. And then head on to the main courses, Sous Vide Filet Mignon and Salmon Roulade. Sweeten the deal with desserts - Pistachio Sable with Tiramisu or a White Chocolate Mouse. Nevertheless, sharing is always a good idea.



This His or Her 3-Course Menu is available for Lunch and Dinner from February 12 to 28 for 1,850 PHP nett per person.


Sous Vide Filet Mignon

The Premium Package for 5,500 PHP nett (price for 2) includes the 3-course for 2, plus a bouquet of flowers, 2 glasses of Hoegaarden White or Wine, and a box of pralines.

Starters


Lentil and Spinach Soup (His)


Warm Vegetable Salad (Her)


Grilled vegetable with balsamic, kesong puti and lemon foam. A wave of flavours; the sharp balsamic vinaigrette fades into a creamy feel of the kesong puti, then a lively finish from the lemon foam.

Main Course


Sous Vide Filet Mignon (His)


Sweet corn puree, wilted greens, mushrooms and salsa Verde. Crowned with a breaded onion ring and a pinch of Kohlrabi microgreens.

Salmon Roulade (Her)

Oyster mushroom, semi-dried cherry tomato, cauliflower puree, and truffle sauce.


Dessert


Pistachio Sable with Tiramisu (His)


White Chocolate Mousse (Her)

Drink. Play. Love


Discovery Suites Manila brings people together with a fun and seamless way to meet new people or just have a good view from above with a drink or two.


Enjoy unlimited cocktails and canapés at Discovery Suites’ 36th floor garden on 14 and 15 February, 6:00 PM. Play some games, meet new people, or simply enjoy yourself with the ambiance and a drink in hand. Drink Play Love tickets are available for PHP 950 nett per person.

Loving the Stars, the View, and You!

For the first time ever, Discovery Suites will be opening the doors to its helipad for a special Valentine’s Dinner Date on February 14 and 15, featuring a 4-course meal, and an undeniably breathtaking 360 degree view of the Ortigas Skyline.



The menu includes Seafood Volute for soup, Mackerel Fish Carpaccio and Spanner Crab Fritters for salad, Surf and Turf—Sous Vide Fillet Mignon and Grilled Selva Prawns for the main course, and Fresh Strawberry Soup for dessert. This Helipad Dinner Date is offered at PHP 15,000 nett for 2, inclusive of the 4-course meal and a bottle of wine and cheese platter. The best value offer of PHP 20,000 nett for 2 includes the dinner an overnight’s stay in a One Bedroom Suite, inclusive of breakfast buffet for 2.



INFORMATION

22 Prime
22/F Discovery Suites Manila,
25 ADB Avenue,
Ortigas Center,
Pasig City, 1600


Reserve a table today at http://www.discoverysuites.com/restaurant-bar-inquiry/ or call (+63 2) 719-6822.

22 Prime - Discovery Suites Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

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