VALENTINE’S DAY ROMANCE AT CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila rekindles the flame of love this February in celebration of Valentine’s Day with memorable dining experiences and confectioneries. From haute European cuisine and a Michelin-star dining experience at The Tasting Room, Japanese-Peruvian fare
City of Dreams Manila rekindles the flame of love this February in celebration of Valentine’s Day with memorable dining experiences and confectioneries.
From haute European cuisine and a Michelin-star dining experience at The Tasting Room, Japanese-Peruvian fare at Nobu Manila, premium Chinese and Cantonese delights at Crystal Dragon, to chocolate fondue and chocolates at Red Ginger and Café Society, respectively – lovers, romantics and even those unattached who opt to celebrate the occasion as a Single’s Awareness Day with friends can create a lasting memory at the luxury integrated resort in this season of love.
The Tasting Room
The Tasting Room at NÜWA (the rebranded Crown Towers) introduces Chef de Cuisine Frederic Thevenet’s fresh, contemporary take on haute French cuisine infused with Asian influences, with a five-course Valentine’s Tasting Menu: starting with the appetizer of Smoked Haddock, followed by the Lobster Tartare and an intermezzo of exotic Pineapple-Papaya with pink pepper. Then comes the main course – Tenderloin Beef Pot Au Feu with crosnes (Chinese artichoke), leeks, and truffle vinaigrette; ending with Chocolate Papillote with pear.
The Valentine’s Tasting Menu is at Php 5,000++ per person and to heighten the romance, there is wine pairing at Php 2,500++ per person. As an added Cupid’s treat, a live chocolate station will be available for diners and lady guests will be provided with a bouquet of red roses.
At Nobu Manila, diners can sweep their loved ones off their feet with the seven-course Valentine’s Day Omakase dinner menu on February 13 and 14. The indulgent dinner starts with the Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño and Kumamoto Oysters with Nobu Salsa, caviar, and Yuzu lemon, followed by the Ika sushi, Lapu-lapu sushi, and Negi Toro trio platter. Further delighting the senses are the Seared scallop Inaniwa pasta with truffle butter; the Uni Butter-crusted beef tenderloin with confit potato, caramelized onion, and sake soy; and the Aka Dashi soup and Asari clam, concluded with the Strawberry and Ivoire Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Dacquoise and Praline ice cream. The Valentine’s Omakase is at Php 4,299++ per person.
Crystal Dragon’s award-winning Cantonese cuisine is made even more special with the Valentine’s Day five-course dinner set menu available on February 13-15, consisting of: Shredded Roast Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad in Dressing, Braised Seafood Broth with Lobster and Scallop, Oven Baked Marinated Cod Fish Fillet with Cheese and Fragrant Garlic, Tea-Smoked Fried Rice with Scallion and Ohmi Wagyu Beef, and Double Boiled Bird’s Nest with Ginseng and Oven Baked Crispy Cheese Tart, all paired with aromatic Jasmine tea. The Valentine’s dinner set menu is at Php 4,980++ per person.
(Top left): Ika Sushi, Lapu-lapu Sushi, and Negi Toro trio platter; (Top right): Strawberry
and Ivoire Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Dacquoise and Praline Ice Cream;
(Bottom left): Seared Scallop Inaniwa Pasta with Truffle Butter;
(Bottom right): Uni Butter Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Confit Potato,
Caramelized Onion, and Sake Soy
From February 5 to 14, Red Ginger offers a chocolate fondue platter during lunch and dinner with a variety of flavors offerings: white chocolate, strawberry and black pepper; salted caramel and Don Papa Rum; or dark chocolate and mint. The fondue is at Php 388++ per serving, and comes with assorted tropical fruits, coconut-flavored marshmallows, cashew nut brownies, and pandan cake.
No Valentine’s celebration is complete without sweet gifts as a gesture of love, and well-curated Valentine’s presents are offered at Café Society from February 9 to 15. Among the Valentine’s confections are: Chocolate Love Bear, Milk Chocolate Love Bar, White Chocolate Love Bar; Chocolate Pot of Lollies, Chocolate Strawberry Truffle, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Strawberry Bavaroise, and Latte Chocolate Cake. Prices start at Php 250 net. The Valentine-themed hampers are offered from Php 1,500 net and up, depending on the selection of the mentioned chocolate items, and each containing an adorable plush teddy bear.