What’s on the Menu? 100 flavors of éclair at Crimson Hotel

(The Philippine Star) - January 28, 2016 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – On Feb. 5, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila, is setting a world record by showcasing 100 flavors of éclair — choux pastry filled with cream and topped with icing — at grand lobby The Gallery. For a very limited time, this sweet spectacle will feature all-time favorite flavors and more creative ones like Vanilla Mousse with Honeycomb, Mixed Berry Yoghurt Mousse, Malt Ball Crunch, Hershey’s Dream, Toblerone, Wonka Bar, Chocolate Whisky Caramel, Cheese and Chive, Strawberries and Cream, Leche Flan, English Tea and Vanilla, Black Forest, Chocolate Ganache, Rocky Road, Vanilla Cheesecake, Salted Caramel, Caramelized Banana, Rum Raisin, Cheddar and Sweet Onion, Triple Chocolate, Passion Fruit, Ham and Cheese, Tira Tira (classic Filipino candy), Black Currant and a whole lot more (visit crimsonhotel.com/manila for the complete list of flavors). “100 Flavors of Éclair” runs until Feb. 14, selling at P100 per piece and in boxes of five for P450 net.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila, is inside Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For more information and reservations, call 863-2222 or visit crimsonhotel.com/manila.

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Special set menu for Chinese New Year at Makati Shangri-La Manila

Makati Shangri-La, Manila presents the traditional lion and dragon on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Feb. 7 at 11 p.m., and on Chinese New Year’s Day on Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s nian gao (tikoy) comes in shapes of prosperity: fish and the traditional gold bar and in mango or peanut flavor, available until Feb. 8. Shang Palace offers a special set menu on Feb. 7 and 8. The Gold menu is priced at P2,288+, Platinum at P3,688+, Jade at P4,688+ and Diamond at P6,688+ per head.  Each set includes appetizers, soup, a main course and desserts. There is also a Festive Dimsum Buffet with unlimited dimsum in the Isabela Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for P1,688+ per person.

For information, call 814-2580 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

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Home-cooked meals at Painted Table Restaurant

Located on the ground floor of Canvas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Painted Table restaurant celebrates the comforts of home-cooked meals inspired by the cuisine of a Filipino home.  Each meal is rich in flavor and cultural narratives.  The centerpiece of each meal is the restaurant’s namesake: a five-meter communal table brought to life by muralist and street art savant AG Saño. For inquiries, call or SMS 0917-807-1360 or visit www.canvasboutiquehotel.com.

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Lion’s head meatballs at Manila Pavilion Hotel

Manila Pavilion Hotel offers artfully prepared Chinese specialties for Chinese New Year. Some of the dishes are Lion’s Head Meatballs, giant meatballs wrapped in a mane of steamed cabbage; jiaozi, traditional Chinese dumplings; fruits such as grapes, pomelo and tangerine; fresh greens like spinach, lettuce and cabbage; nian gao (tikoy); and long noodles.   On Feb. 8, there will be a lion and dragon dance, coin shower, and an oriental food fest at the lobby before 6 p.m. At Seasons, there is a Chinese buffet available at a special discount.

Manila Pavilion Hotel is on United Nations Ave. corner Maria Orosa St., Manila.  For information, call 526-1212, visit www.waterfronthotels.com.ph, or follow @WaterfrontMNL.

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