Here are some of the food places where to go next on a Valentine’s Day date that you might want to check to set the mood of this season.
Let’s start with P.F. Chang’s. Combining Asian cuisine with American-styled service, this restaurant offers signature appetizers like Spicy or Crispy Green Beans, Vegetable Dumplings, Crispy Pork Wantons, Egg Rolls, and many more starting at Php 100 to Php 175 with cocktails ranging from Php 150 – Php 200. P.F. Chang’s best-sellers include Dynamite Shrimp, Chang’s Spare Ribs, Chang’s Spicy Chicken, Chang’s Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, Mongolian Beef, and Shrimp with Candied Walnuts. P.F. Chang’s is where West meets East dishes. Visit P.F. Chang’s in Alabang and their newly opened branch at W Global Center, Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.
For pizza lovers, you may try California Pizza Kitchen and Village Tavern, both in Bonifacio High Street. While CPK offers signature pizzas, Village Tavern will surprise you with their own Black Pizza, one of the restaurant’s best-seller.
Saffron Café. When in Cebu and if you’re staying at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, you don’t need not to go very far. Saffron Café , located inside this premier resort bay in the South, offers the best buffets in the province and with sumptuous International and Asian dishes available from Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Buffet priced at Php 1,800 per person on Valentine’s Day from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.
In the heart of Cebu metropolis, you will find Pusó Bistro & Cafe, located inside Quest Hotel, which is just across the Ayala Center along Archbishop Reyes Avenue. Pusó Bistro & Cafe also offer buffets packed with International, Japanese, and Asian cuisines. At an affordable price ranging from Php 500 to Php 600++, you can enjoy a hearty meal at Pusó Bistro & Cafe.
This one is fresh from the US and is about to open on February 15. Though it’s going to open their doors right after Valentine’s Day, IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) must be included in your ‘where to go to‘ lists. For pancake lovers, IHOP is definitely the place to be. This US based restaurant has been in the industry for 54 years and its coming to the Philippines is very much-anticipated by those who knew the place. From the signature Buttermilk, Chocolate, and Cheesecake Pancakes, IHOP will soon offer promotional flavors like Red Velvet, Pumpkin, and Carrot Pancakes. Best-sellers also include different choices of Omelettes, Crepes, and French Toast with price starting from Php 165 to Php 365. IHOP is located at W Global Center in BGC.
If you’re in Alabang particularly in Molito, why don’t you stop-by and try KUISINE and enjoy Italian and French dishes with a touch of Filipino home-style cooking. KUISINE is also regarded as a perfect date place in this area because of its site, not too busy and loud. Also, KUISINE’s interior and designs, almost depicts a Paris-like atmosphere. Best-sellers are Pasta, Steaks, and Sandwiches with price ranging from Php 129 to Php 1,300. And after a sumptuous meal, don’t leave the place without sampling their Churros with Chokolate for only Php 149.
Another new place to check is Crimson Hotel Filinvest Manila and while you’re there, dine in the newest elegance and enjoy sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Alessio Loddo at their finest Café Eight restaurant. Buffets are priced at the regular Php 2,000 but if you happen to visit Philippine TravelTour Expo 2013 from February 15 – 17, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, you might want to avail their amazing half-price value Php 2,000 worth of food and beverage at Café Eight for only Php 1,000. Well, you’ll have to use it after Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss having the Grilled Lamb chop, Prawns Thermidor, and Grilled Beef when you dine-in at Café Eight.
Then, if you can still make it, why don’t you catch Philippines’ Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma with your date, as she headlines Valentines Day concert with Mr. Jose Mari Chan and Kris Lawrence at Crimson Grand Ballroom in Crimson Hotel Filinvest Manila. Tickets are priced at Regular : Php 2,500 and Premium : Php 3,500 with 30% discount on buffet price.
For cakes , chocolates, and ice cream lovers, drop by at Diamond Hotel’s Lobby Lounge and indulge on a late night dessert with the boyfriend or girlfriend. The Lobby Lounge offers Diamond Hotel’s bestselling cakes, pastries, and an updated à la carte menu section. Indulge on Ube Ensaymada, Supermoist Chocolate Cake, Le Royale, and Baked Cheesecake. You can also experience Paris with Ispahan (raspberry and lychee) and Mont Blanc (chestnut and rum). The must-try Foie Gras macaroons and weekend parfait Le Réve and L’Obsession are absolutely irresistible! The Lobby Lounge is open daily from 7am until 11pm.
If you’re searching for unique drinks, visit Murray’s New Orleans and be delighted with their own MEGArita – a version of margarita cocktail in giant serving. Plus, if you happen to pass by on a Tuesday night at Newport Resorts World and Friday nights at SM Mall of Asia, you’ll be entertained with the sexy and lively Mardigrettes. For only P299 per glass, you can enjoy flavorful taste of Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate Breeze, Midori, Cadillac, Raspberry, Blueberry, Pink Lady, and Electric Blue. MEGArita is available in all Murray’s New Orleans branches in Bonifacio High Street, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Mall of Asia, Newport Resorts World Manila, Harbor Point Mall Subic, and SM Lanang Davao.
When you’re in a resort, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic good time, right? Definitely, Azure Pool Bar will set the mood for a relaxing to romantic Valentine’s Day evening – after a long and tiring day. Azure Pool Bar embraces acoustic and romantic ambiance by the beachfront located inside the vicinity of Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan. Suit yourself and your date with a drink or two before heading on to the villas of the resort in this prime destination in Cebu.
Still in Cebu, and if you plan to spend the Valentine’s Day night-life, visit GILT bar at the Crossroads Mall, in Banilad and just 5 – 7 minutes away from Cebu’s business center. GILT is owned by business partners who loves arts and designs, GILT is the perfect place to hang out and chillax while appreciating chic style of own self-expression. It’s a saloon, a museum, a gallery put in all together and the result is GILT. Food and beverages are locally priced that are perfect for the budget. Ask the waiter to sample you of their Bacon Bangus Rolls and you’ll keep coming back for it.
Buffets have been around in almost every hotels and restaurants in the metro but one place in Manila redefines the concept by treating guests on a cocktail Pacific 360 ‘eat and drink all you can’ for only Php 650 net per person on Sundays to Thursdays and Php 900 net per person on Fridays to Saturdays from 6-9pm, inclusive of live entertainment. Singles, dating couple, and or groups can enjoy free-flowing cocktails, sub-zero beer, red and white wine choice, unlimited standard drinks, and an assortment of canapés and appetizers offered daily at the Pacific Lounge at the 21st floor of Pan Pacific Manila.
Bring your dates on Valentine’s Day and enjoy the scenic and romantic night-scape view of downtown Manila and Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard from this deck of Pan Pacific Manila.
All photos are owned by iShootPh except for GILT – provided by Ms. April Rama.
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