Where to Eat at Resorts World Manila this Valentine's Day

Oh, hearts day... 'Tis the time I dread. If you're the one in charge of planning the Valentine's date, which I usually am, then you've probably experienced squeezing your brain just to find the perfect venue for that romantic day or night out with your special someone. And if you still haven't found the perfect place to celebrate the hearts day, then you're in luck! 'Cause today, I'll be sharing with you 6 Valentine's specials you can check out at Resorts World Manila.

Valentine's Date with RWM Chefs

It's no secret that Resorts World Manila, the Philippines' first one-stop, nonstop integrated tourist destination, is home not just to gaming tables, hotels, shops and the theater, but also to a good number of great restaurants. And if you and your partner are real urban dwellers, then I sure think a V-date at one of the signature restaurants at RWM would fit the bill.

Just the other night, I was lucky to have a preview of what Resorts World Manila has in store for the Valentine's weekend. So sit back, and enjoy scrolling down to gastronomic treats. Oh, and if something catches your attention, be sure to book ASAP! (*ゝω・*)b

Valentine's Date with RWM Chefs 2015
Our sampler menu of the Valentine specials at RWM
Heart-shaped bread at Impressions
Heart-shaped bread perfect for the Hearts Day!
We got to taste a few items from special menus these 6 signature restaurants and cafes will be launching for Valentine's. But of course, I've included more information -- prices, list of menus, availability, etc., to help you decide better where to take your loved one this weekend.

IMPRESSIONS

Dinner Romance by Executive Chef Cyrille Soenen


Location: 3F Maxims Hotel | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8883

We only sampled the first 3 courses -- amuse bouche, appetizer and soup, from Chef Cyrille's Dinner Romance five-course degustation menu for Valentine's. And while we only had smaller, sampler versions of the actual dishes, this teaser was enough for me to really WANT a table at Impressions this V-day. Yup, this tasting really made a huge impression!

Seared Scallops, Herbed Soil of Nuts and Brioche, Cauliflower Meuniere and Seaweed Broth from Impressions
Seared Scallops, Herbed Soil of Nuts and Brioche,
Cauliflower Meuniere and Seaweed Broth
Duo of Duck Liver Terrine and Strawberry Marmalade, Strawberry Aspic, Peanut Powder and Pistachio Emulsion from Impressions
✓ Duo of Duck Liver Terrine and Strawberry Marmalade,
Strawberry Aspic, Peanut Powder and Pistachio Emulsion
Creamy Broth of Mussels, Clams and Prawn and Squid Gaufrette from Impressions
✓ Creamy Broth of Mussels, Clams and Prawn and Squid Gaufrette
Valentine's Menu at Impressions

If you and your partner love French cuisine, or are interested in trying it out, then I highly suggest to consider Impressions and its Valentine's Day menu. The rate is pretty hefty, to be honest, but quality is excellent. I've only tried the first 3 courses from the 5-course menu, but I was so hooked! I'm sure the 5 courses of Dinner Romance along with the complimentary Chandon sparkling wine will leave you and your loved one a very good lasting impression.

Impressions’ Dinner Romance is available from February 13 to 15 at P3,500 net per person.

GINZADON

Set For Love by Chef Antonio Ablay


Location: 2F Maxims Hotel | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8887

I've been to Ginzadon before, and am no stranger to Chef Antonio's great-tasting sushi rolls. But for Valentine's Day, couples can choose from 2 special sets, both of which includes a combination of California and unagi rolls, seafood and vegetable hotpot, a main dish, and an exciting deep-fried ice cream for dessert.

California Roll and Nigiri Unagi from Ginzadon
California Roll and Nigiri Unagi
Steak and King Prawn on Crispy Croquettes from Ginzadon
✓ Wagyu Beef Teppanyaki and Grilled King Prawn on Crispy Croquettes
Salmon Princess from Ginzadon
✓ Stone-Grilled Salmon Fillet in Teriyaki Sauce
Valentine's Menu at Ginzadon

During the tasting, I got to sample the sushi rolls which were okay, and the 2 main dishes -- Steak and King Prawn and Salmon Princess, which are both the bomb! You could expect a girly girl like me to pick the grilled salmon dish. But no! As succulent and flavorful as the salmon was, I just have to choose the surf and turf option. But either way, this more affordable Set for Love Valentine's Day menus are sure to please.

But, if you're just in for the sushi rolls, Chef Antonio also has the Love and Roll offerings -- Shake No Toro Maki (Salmon Belly Roll) for P700++, and Maguro Tatake Maki (Seared Tuna Deep Fried Roll) for P600++.

Ginzadon’s Set for Love is available from February 13 to 15 at P1,500++ (Salmon Princess) and P2,500++ (Steak and King Prawn), while Love and Roll is available until February 28.

THE TERRACE

Under the Stars by Executive Chef Gregorio Nuguid


Location: 5F Maxims Hotel | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8889

This was my first time to get a taste of the offerings at the Mediterranean-themed The Terrace helmed by Chef Gregorio. And while I didn't have any expectations before digging in, I've actually found myself enjoying and wanting for more.

Butter-Poached Lobster Medallion, Saffron Butter Sauce on Corn Souffle Baked in Corn Husk Cup from The Terrace
✓ Butter-Poached Lobster Medallion, Saffron Butter Sauce,
on Corn Souffle Baked in Corn Husk Cup
Cream of Mushroom Soup from The Terrace
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Pistachio crusted rack of lamb from The Terrace
✓ Pistachio-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Espresso Demi
No Bake Trio Cheese Cake (Mango, Espresso, Pistachio) from The Terrace
✓ No Bake Trio Cheese Cake -- Mango, Espresso, Pistachio
Valentine's Menu at The Terrace

We only sampled a few of the items from the multi-course menu of The Terrace's Dine Under the Stars special Valentine's set, but it was enough to make me want to avail of this myself. Apart from the beautiful and mouth-watering dishes (That lobster corn souffle is heavenly!), this Valentine's special is also perfect for the romantics as guests also get to enjoy bottomless sparkling, red, and white wines, flowers and chocolates in a pool-side cabana.

The Terrace's Dine Under the Stars is available from February 13 to 14 at P3,660 net per person.

MERCADO

Eat, Drink, Love by Chef Angelo “Chubby” Timban


Location: GF Gaming Area | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8880

When I saw what Chef Chubby from Mercado has to offer, I was surprised. There were a lot of food. And take note, we're only in for a sampling! Then, I found out that Mercado is Resorts World Manila's buffet at the ground floor gaming area. So that's why!

Sushi and other appetizers from Mercado
Sushi and other appetizers from Mercado
Roast Salmon from Mercado
✓ Roast Salmon (Carving)
Penne with Creamy Pesto from Mercado
Penne with Creamy Pesto
Grilled Vegetables from Mercado
Grilled Vegetables
Chicken Leg Fillet with Roasted Garlic and Capsicum from Mercado
Chicken Leg Fillet with Roasted Garlic and Capsicum
Seared Saint Peter Fish Fillet with Raspberry and Tomato Jugo from Mercado
✓ Seared Saint Peter Fish Fillet with Raspberry and Tomato Jugo
Valentine's Menu at Mercado
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Mercado generally specializes in Filipino cuisine with an inclusion of international favorites. And while I can't really comment on their spread since I haven't seen their regular buffet selection, this special Valentine's offering called Eat, Drink, Love seems promising. I got to try a few of the dishes, and I was especially impressed with the salmon and the St. Peter (imported Tilapia) fillet. And I'm sure the actual buffet spread would be even better with more fresh seafood, carving items, local and international dishes, and more.

Mercado's Eat, Drink, Love is available from February 13 to 15 at P1,288++ per person.

VICTORIA HARBOUR CAFÉ

Harbour Love by Chef Charlie Simangan


Location: GF Gaming Area | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8881

Authentic Hong Kong diner Victoria Harbour Café might be the newest addition to RWM's signature restaurants, but Chef Charlie has definitely cooked up a Valentine's Day set sure to please Chinese food lovers.

Deluxe Combination Platter from Victoria Harbour
Deluxe Combination Platter
Victoria Harbour Valentine's Menu
Victoria Harbour Café’s Harbour Love set is already good for 2!
Valentine's Menu at Victoria Harbour

During the tasting, we only got to sample the Deluxe Combination Platter which included slices of roasted duck, jelly fish, century egg, and a really yummy crispy fried shrimp and pork wonton ball, but it definitely gave me a good peek of the quality of food at Victoria Harbour Café. The line up of Chinese dishes in the set seems promising too. And it's definitely worth noting that the Harbour Love menu can already give good value for not a lot of money.

Victoria Harbour Café’s Harbour Love set is available on February 14 only at P1,376++ for two.

CAFÉ MAXIMS

Sweet Love by Chef Michael Lopez


Location: GF Maxims Hotel | Contact Number: +63 (2) 908 8885

For something sweet, Chef Michael of Café Maxims whipped up really interesting treats sure to make your loved one melt in bliss. The season-special Affection Cake is a center piece made of layered milk chocolate mousse over vanilla sponge base, sprayed with cacao butter, laced with pink Italian butter cream piping, and topped with white chocolates, fresh red currant and dainty heart chocolates. Definitely a way to anyone's heart!

Affection Cake from Cafe Maxims
Affection Cake (P1,800)
Strawberry and Vanilla Gelato-Inspire Bibingka from Cafe Maxims
✓ Bibingka Love (P135 Small; P385 Large)
Mi Amore Cake from Remington
✓ Mi Amore Cake
Available at Remington Manila's R Bar; also by Chef Michael.
Pralines from Cafe Maxims (P690)
Box of Pralines (P690)
Valentine Offerings at Cafe Maxims

But my favorite from Chef Michael is the Bibingka Love -- a classic Pinoy delicacy prepared with a strawberry-flavored twist and then topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. This is seriously so good that I think I can finish a large serving or two, or even three, all on my own!

Apart from serving these sweet treats, Café Maxims also carries pralines, long-stemmed roses, and flower bouquets to help you show your love to your special someone.

Café Maxims' Sweet Love (flower, praline and Affection Cake) is available until February 28, while Bibingka Love is available only until February 15.

☆*・゜゚・*☆*・゜゚・*☆*・゜゚・*☆*・゜゚・*☆

I hope this post has somehow helped you decide where to spend your Valentine's date this weekend. Whichever you choose, I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time, as I did when I had a preview of these special menus.

And as Resorts World Manila carries these 6 signature restaurants and cafes, and more, there are also other activities you can consider apart from dining out.

Fortune Cookie at Resorts World Manila

Actually, since the Chinese New Year is also near, The Plaza in Newport Mall has played host to a series of attractions as it transforms into a mini-Chinatown complete with a special Valentine’s Day flavor.

From February 13, there'll be a special concert dubbed as Music from the Movies by the UP Singing Ambassadors. Then from February 14 to 16, hoop fans will have a heyday with an official NBA All-Star Weekend Experience held in partnership with NBA and BTV. On February 20, the Lunar New Year Lion & Dragon Dance and Firecracker Lighting activities will take center stage, followed by the Lion & Dragon High Pole Dance exhibition by world champions Kun Seng Keng from Malaysia on February 21 and 22 at 3PM and 7PM.

There are a lot of things happening at Resorts World Manila this love month. So if you're thinking of spending the Valentine's Day, or even the Chinese New Year weekend at RWM, then you're sure in for a good time!

But for now, I wish you all -- singles, in relationships, married, or even complicated, a Happy Valentine's Day, and an even Happier Weekend! ★⌒(●ゝω・)b


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4 comments:

  1. Waaaa! iknow VDAY is over but I can't help but say that GINUGUTOM pa din ako sa post mo!!!! happy vday atty and sumi... have a good one :D :D :D

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    1. Hihi.. Thanks Jeng! :D Bring SO to any of RWM signature restos kahit di na Vday. ;) See you soon!

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  2. Oh maaaan. Everything looks wonderful! Grabe nakakagutom tong post na to!

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  3. Yeah. these are full of food art and designs

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