What’s on the Menu? Tour de France at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

(The Philippine Star) - July 18, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Sofitel Philippine Plaza offers exciting French specialties with its “Tour de France at Spiral.” A special menu prepared for the historical milestone has been prepared by Sofitel’s regional chef for Asia Pacific and Sofitel Philippine Plaza executive chef Eric Costille. This culinary experience includes dishes from chateaux of Brittany until July 21 and from Savoy from July 22 to 28.   Sofitel also presents a photo exhibition, “BB Forever — Brigitte Bardot, la légende.” The exhibit, conceived in collaboration with journalist and writer Henry-Jean Servat, traces the life of the famous French actress.  Sofitel Philippine Plaza holds this exhibit from July 31 to Sept. 10 at the Le Bar. 

For inquiries, call 832-6988, 551-5555 ext. 6988, e-mail fbreservations@sofitelmananila.com or follow Sofitel on facebook: sofitel manila.

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Banana boat at Gerry’s Grill

Gerry’s Grill introduces four new desserts: Gerry’s fruit platter, toasted ice cream, banana caramel and banana boat.

Gerry’s Grill is at Market! Market! in Taguig, and Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

For information, visit www.gerrysgrill.com.

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Japanese comfort food at Traders Hotel

 Traders Hotel, Manila’s authentic Japanese cuisine restaurant Kitsho Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar offers Japanese comfort food.  Dishes include crispy ebi tempura, lightly battered and deep-fried, served with hot tentsuyu (tempura dipping sauce), or the special bento box with steamed Japanese rice, two kinds of sashimi, green salad, Japanese omelet, appetizer, miso soup, mugicha and a choice of chicken teriyaki, tonkatsu, tore karaage or saba shioyaki for the main dish. Other dishes are take nigiri (sushi) and sashimi, unaju and yakitori (marinated chicken grilled on skewers), katsudon, or the salmon teppanyaki. In addition, diners can order Kitsho’s sukiyaki or spicy negi ramen.  Price starts at only P220+.

Kitsho Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar is open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and daily for dinner from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

For information, call 708-4888.

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Rolled grilled seafood at Nanbantei of Tokyo

 Nanbantei of Tokyo offers four new dishes: Momo ninniku, two skewers of grilled chicken thigh with garlic; chikuwa yaki, rolled grilled seafood; kaki yaki, two sticks of grilled Japanese oysters; and Azuki green tea, a scoop of green tea ice cream on a moat of red bean sauce.

Nanbantei is located at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, 621-3224 to 25; and Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati, 757-4130. 

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Drizzling promo at City Garden Hotel

City Garden Hotel Makati offers its  “Drizzling Promo.”  The promo room rates are priced at P2,900+ per night based on twin sharing with buffet breakfast. Weekends are even better with 20 percent off the regular rates on selected rooms. The rooms have complete amenities, plus the full range of facilities and services, including free unlimited Wi-Fi access, health and fitness center, swimming pool, spa, business center and valet parking. For dining, there is the Le Jardin Restaurant with a  menu of Asian and international dishes as well as the Roof Deck Restaurant that offers a view of the city skyline.

For information, call 899-1111 or e-mail makatireserve@citygardenhotels.com.

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P999 food for three at Chili’s

Chili’s offers three dishes for only P999! Choose from one of Chili’s appetizers, along with two full-size entrees.

For appetizers choose from Wings Over Buffalo (chicken “drumettes” tossed in spicy Buffalo wing sauce served with bleu cheese dressing), Southwestern Eggrolls (a crispy flour tortilla filled with smoked chicken, black beans, corn, jalapeño Jack cheese, red peppers and spinach served with avocado-ranch dressing) and Texas Cheese Poppers (mini cheese poppers, green onions and cilantro, all rolled into specially seasoned breading and lightly fried until golden brown. Served with zesty chipotle ranch dipping sauce.)   Entrees include the Bacon Burger (topped with crispy bacon, aged cheddar cheese, mayo, shredded lettuce, tomato and pickle), Chicken Crispers (strips of hand-battered fried chicken and classic fajitas, among others.

Chili’s is at Greenbelt 5, 729-3022; Greenhills, 727-2959; Tomas Morato, 372-5017; Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, 659-6527; Alabang Town Center, 846-2647; and SM Megamall, 631-0380.

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