MANILA – Check out some of the latest news from the local food scene.
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CITY OF DREAMS RELAUNCHES NOBU SUNDAY BRUNCH
City of Dreams is set to bring Nobu Manila’s Sunday Brunch back to December, inviting diners to rediscover the indulgence of New Japanese Cuisine popularized globally by legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Available for P 2,950 net per person, the brunch will offer a selection of starters, kushiyaki or grilled seafood skewers, red meat, poultry, vegetables, a cutting element, rice, seafood dishes. specialty, salads and soups.
Diners can choose their favorite dishes on the display counter, which chefs prepare fresh from the kitchen, and are served individually on mini-plates and lacquered masu (Japanese cups) or in a family-style dish if guests are invited. prefer to share.
From an à la carte menu, diners can add dishes such as: wagyu pastrami with ube shokupan sliders, black cod miso on butter lettuce, wagyu sliders with bao buns and grilled baby octopus with sauce to their meal. anticucho, to name a few, as they enjoy their choice of mocktail, fresh juice, soda, tea or coffee included in the brunch price.
For the rest of the week, Nobu Manila offers a la carte Omakase and eight-course dinner menus from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
HOTEL DIAMOND PARK AND DINNER
The Diamond Hotel allows guests to enjoy the hotel’s favorite dishes in the comfort and safety of their own car through its Park and Dine offering.
The menu selection includes sandwiches, pastas, Japanese and Chinese specialties, main courses and bento combinations.
To maintain food hygiene, meals are placed in disposable packaging and each guest will receive their order packed with single-use utensils, bottled water and a sanitizer kit. Knee tables will be provided so that guests can dine with ease.
The Park and Dine at the Diamond Hotel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and parking is subject to availability for walk-in guests. For advance reservations, call (02) 8528-3000 and (0975) 792-1473 (9 am-5pm only), or email [email protected] Pre-ordering is also available and the menu can be viewed on the hotel’s website.
THE ENDERUN 101 RESTAURANT TAKES OVER THE F&B OF MANILA GOLF
Restaurant 101, known for serving contemporary European cuisine at McKinley Hill in Taguig City, has officially taken over the food and beverage operations of the Manila Golf and Country Club.
Managed by local Enderun graduates, 101 promises to offer quality catering services to the concessionaires of Verandah Restaurant, Sand Trap Bar, banquets as well as outdoor catering, all golf teahouses and restaurants. kiosks.
The majority of the staff at the Manila Golf and Country Club have been retained. While the menu remains largely unchanged, 101 has introduced additional seasonal menus and special events for club members.
FOODPANDA ADDS KOREAN MAS DOGS AND MORE
Foodpanda has added more meal and merienda time choices for its users just in time for the holiday season.
Applebee’s, known for its American comfort food, is available exclusively on the Foodpanda app. Some of its offerings include burgers, ribs, steak, fried chicken, pasta, and chocolate desserts.
Those looking for a hearty breakfast all day can order IHOP using the Foodpanda app. The restaurant serves pancakes, waffles, French toast and more.
The KBites is also available on the delivery platform, which offers Korean corn dogs and flavored fries, among others.
Meanwhile, Foodpanda is also offering its users the following holiday-themed promotions: SANTAPANDA, which offers new users a 100P discount for a minimum order of 299P until November 30; PICKUPEVERYDAY, a 50 P discount on pickup options for a minimum order of 250 P; and STOCKUP100, for a 100 P discount on a minimum order of 1000 P on Pandamart until November 30.
HARD ROCK REOPENED AT MAKATI
It’s time to revive your inner rock star as Hard Rock Cafe Makati has reopened to customers.
Live music is available Monday through Sunday (8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and will be provided by Rachel Gabreza, Bradley Holmes, Highway 54 Trio, Lockdown, Hyperbeat, Jerome Abalos and Akustiku.
Hard Rock Cafe Makati has the same comfort food options like Smashin ‘Duos, plus the purchase of a daily deal. He also reopened his collection of rock music icon memorabilia and his Rock Shop stocked with merchandise.
Located on the ground floor of Glorietta 3, Hard Rock Cafe Makati is open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The other Hard Rock branch is located at S House, Conrad Manila.
LIANG CRISPY ROLL OPENS IN QC
A few months after opening its flagship store in the Philippines in Taguig, Liang Crispy Roll opened a new branch in Banawe, Quezon City.
Known in China for its scallion pancakes, the Liang Crispy Roll was introduced to the country by the Fredley Group of Companies. His bestsellers include Angus Beef Steak (P145), BBQ Pork (P145), Grilled Chicken (P125), Chunky Tuna (P125), 5 Cheese Fondant (P125) and Vegetarian Delight (P95). ).
The new branch is located at 780 Banawe Street, and delivery is also available through liang.fredleygroup.com.
NESPRESSO OPENS A BRANCH AT ROBINSONS MAGNOLIA
Nespresso recently opened a branch at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City.
The new boutique includes a workshop table where a coffee specialist takes customers to experience the appreciation of coffee and learn more about Nespresso products.
It also has a virtual window view at the farm of the coffee plantations and a wall of greenery, which serves as a visual representation of the local coffee plantations.
The Robinsons Magnolia branch is also expected to have an interactive recycling corner, where used capsules can be dropped off so they can be turned into everyday items.
NESTLE LAUNCHES VEGETABLE MEAT
Nestlé Philippines has announced its first step into the plant-based meat substitutes market with the launch of its plant-based brand Harvest Gourmet initially in its catering business.
Harvest Gourmet’s first offerings in the Philippines include the Sensational Burger, Schnitzel and Chargrilled Pieces in institutional twokg packs, with minced meat, nuggets, dumplings and other formats to be rolled out by the year. next.
Each is made with non-GMO soy and wheat that promise a taste, texture and cooking experience as close to meat products as possible while providing all the nutritional benefits of plant proteins.
More details are available on the Nestlé Professional Philippines Facebook page as well as on Rare Food Shop and Prime Pacific Foods Corp.
TIFFIN’S NORTH INDIAN COMFORT FOOD BOOK
Tiffin Indian Lunchbox delivers comfort food from North India to homes and offices in Metro Manila.
It offers ancestral recipes developed by Indian chefs, each made with real spices, fresh herbs and locally sourced ingredients.
Among his offerings are the Biryani, sealed in a clay pot and cooked over low heat; Butter chicken marinated in spicy yogurt; and Shrimp curry, cooked in onions, tomatoes and an aromatic coconut sauce.
More details are available on Tiffin’s website.
ACC MARKS ITS 25TH YEAR
The Culinary Arts Center (CCA) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of events showcasing Filipino cuisine.
On December 1 at 2 p.m. there will be a demonstration of modern and traditional Filipino dishes by CCA alumni. This event is a preparation between CCA Manila graduates who are well known in the food industry: Chef Allan Briones, Chef de Cuisine at The Peninsula Manila; Chef Migo Razon, Executive Chef of the Sheraton Melbourne; Chef Pauline Sarmiento, owner of a bakery and a home-cooked restaurant; and Chef Sonny Mariano, corporate pastry chef of Tasteless Food Group.
The next day, the CCA will organize the “Clash of the Clans: Culinary Competition”. Groups of students from CCA Manila will compete with each other in a face-to-face Filipino cooking competition in the following categories: meat, plant-based, seafood appetizer and cheese-based dessert.
The alumni will return to school at 10 a.m. on December 3, with raffles and special prizes.
More details are available on the CCA social media pages.
ZIA DANTES IS THE NEW FACE OF AJI GINISA
Ajinomoto Philippines Corp. (APC) recently introduced Zia Dantes as the newest endorser of their new and improved Aji-Ginisa. She joins her mother and longtime Ajinomoto brand ambassador, Marian Rivera.
Launched in 1991, Aji-Ginisa is added to stir-fry dishes, among other things, for a better overall flavor or “umami”. A new version has been launched to mark the 30 years of the seasoning.
MEGA GLOBAL CHILDREN’S FEEDING PROGRAM
Mega Global said it has so far served a total of 66,694 meals to 881 children in 15 communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao months after launching the third year of its Mega Bigay Sustansya (MBS) program.
Set up in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines, the program aimed to support children in six provinces for 60 days. The feeding program benefits children aged 4 to 12 by delivering meals to their homes every day.
The MBS program was first introduced in 2019 as part of Mega Global’s efforts to help children fight malnutrition.
QUIAPO AT THE CARD OF THE MAMA SITA FOUNDATION
The Mama Sita Foundation recently hosted an online event celebrating Quiapo’s food culture and evolution.
Dubbed “Quiapo à la carte: Food Culture in Transit”, the event was presented by Dr Fernando Zialcita from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and his students from the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at Ateneo University from Manila.
During the dinner program, Bakas Pilipinas, a New York-based non-governmental organization that aims to help preserve heritage sites, launched the Buhay Quiapo Project in partnership with Ateneo’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Through this online event, organizers and sponsors hope to spread appreciation for Quiapo and its heritage culture as expressed through its cuisine and art.