By CJ Juntereal
Let’s set a theatre for romance. A still list for two, superb surroundings, a perspective of a starry night sky, tasty food. Here’s a list of some of a best places to spend a regretful evening.
Mireio during a Raffles
Mireio’s vast floor-to-interiors windows offer a poetic perspective of a city. During a day, a grill reflects a warm, light-filled panorama of Provence. At night, sup amid a heat of city lights. The linens are crisp, and a tables set usually distant adequate detached to be gainful to insinuate conversations. On Valentine’s Day, sup on a five-course French menu with dishes like home-cured salmon with vodka pomelo foam, and a dessert of coconut curd, uninformed raspberries, and buko sorbet. The many requested tables for dual are those by a window, so that couples can suffer a view.
Valentine’s Dinner is P5,910 per person. Ladies will be means with a special set of L’Occitane products. Upgrade to a booze pairing with an additional P1,350. Call (02) 795 1840 for reservations.
Restaurant Verbena at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay
It’s a tiny grill in a desirable small oppulance motel that looks like your abounding grandmother’s nation house. During a day it has a perspective of Taal Volcano and, on cold nights, there’s a grate to accumulate around. For Valentine’s Day they have a His and Hers four-course menu during usually P1,745+ for dual people, that is a superb deal. Add to that, Restaurant Verbena usually has a few tables, so it will be still and intimate. Some of a equipment on a special menu are Kale Caesar Salad, Sous Vide Octopus, Roasted Mahi Mahi, and Roasted Tomato Soup.
For inquiries and reservations call (02) 529 8172.
With a desirable décor, insinuate floral banquette seating, signature clear palm trees, and tasseled roof fixtures that simulate Old World Manila’s American Colonial past, a Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room is pronounced to normal 3 matrimony proposals a week. It isn’t surprising, given a courteous waiters dressed in cloak and tails, a old-school luxuries on a menu, and a positively regretful vibe a grill wears proudly.
For Valentine’s, it offers a special seven-course “Pink Menu” degustation on Feb. 12, 14, and 15. Among pinkish desirous dishes are Scallops on Pink Taglioni, Tender Pink Lamb Loin in Herb Crust, Velvet Pink Salmon in Cream Soup, and Lobster Pomelo Salad. For a many regretful (and presumably luckiest) table, ask a one in a small alcove with a best perspective of a pianist. The staff will know that one we mean, since it’s a many requested for proposals.
The Pink Menu is P4,500 per person. Call (02) 527 0011 for reservations.
Top of a Citi
High adult on a 34th building of Citibank Tower in Salcedo Village, Chef Jessie’s Top of a Citi has an roughly unfettered perspective of a city skyline. Her repute for glorious classical French, normal Filipino, and tasty desserts is echoed in a restaurant’s menu. Reserve a list by a window, or in a still dilemma of a al fresco dining area if you’d like to feel a breeze.
For a regretful dinner, we can’t go wrong with classics like her signature Smoked Salmon and Caviar Pie, Beef Carpaccio, a inventive Alugbati Salad with Crunchy Prosciutto and Micro Arugula, a normal Caesar Salad, a old-school Tournedos Rossini, Duck a l’Orange, or her famous Crepe Samurai. Chef Jessie is also one of a few chefs who make glorious tasty and dessert soufflés, that should not be missed.
Call (02) 750 5810 for reservations.
Single-Single Double-Double Valentine’s Dinner by Aleth’s Kitchen
Aleth Ocampo is famous for a French and Mediterranean desirous dishes that she serves during private dinners in her home, as good as a pleasing “tablescapes” she puts together with her artist’s eye. On Feb. 13 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., she opens her home to usually 14 propitious people per night for a five-course meal. The menu will embody of her many requested dishes with a categorical courses—Chicken with 40 Cloves Garlic, Herbs de Provence and Pinke Peppercorns, Sole Fillets in Salsa Verde, and My Mom’s Osso Buco with Gremolata—served smorgasboard style. Best of all, guest might move their possess wine, corkage-free. This is a place to be if you’d like to shun a crowds.
Tickets during P3,300 per chairman accessible by www.ticket2me.net. Address will be given once a sheet is purchased
Chateau 1771 has moved. Its new plcae on a second building of One Bonifacio High Street has a spacious al fresco area with a garden perspective and a balmy indoor dining area with several friendly corners for two. The food is a same no borders cuisine with courtesy to fact that is a heading of Chef Vicky Pacheco. The specialties embody Chateau 1771 classics like Potence (steak flambéed with brandy), a normal Scallops au Gratin, a tasty Pasta with chorizo and Gruyere cheese that set a trend for regulating chorizo in pasta, Chateau Osso Buco, a deceptively elementary Coffee Pie that has never been equaled, and a light and frail Lemon Meringue Torte. Many of a dishes can be shared—for a truly regretful cooking for two. And make certain to finish with Irish coffee, that is prepared with exquisite tableside service.
Call (+639) 17 862 6467 for reservations.
Flame during Discovery Primea
The 16th building grill offers a breathtaking perspective of a city’s skyline. This year’s Valentine’s Day menu is a five-course set menu featuring complicated Asian cuisine that is executive cook Luis Chikiamco’s forte. Among a intriguing dishes are Crab Salad with Pickled Cucumber, Red Radish, Sriracha-Honey, and Honeydew Sorbet, Pan-Seared Foie Gras with Teriyaki Eggplant, Asian Pears and Tempura Crunch, and Soy-braised and Josper-grilled Beef “2 Ways.” Request a list by a window on a Urdaneta Wing so that we get a perspective of a city lights. If you’d like a some-more infrequent setting, Edge offers al fresco breezes and teeming prosecco cocktails and a contingent of tapas for P3,500++ from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dinner during Flame is P3,500nett per person. Call (02) 955 8888 for reservations.
It feels like you’ve stepped behind in time—high walls that cocoon we from a sound of traffic, a isolated middle courtyard, forged wooden arches, and capiz windows—and have turn Maria Clara watchful for her Ibarra. It doesn’t get any some-more regretful than that. The food, however, is levels above Padre Salvi’s tsokolate ah. Ilustrado’s Valentine’s menu is a five-course dish that facilities dishes such as Jamon Serrano and Melon, Salmon Fille-Feuille, Roasted Tomato Soup with Chistorra, US Beef Tenderloin, and Australian Lamb Ribs with Couscous. The dessert is a darkly chocolate mixture done with Malagos chocolate.
The Valentine’s Menu is P2,200+ per chairman and is accessible from Feb. 11 to 17. Call (02) 527 3674 for inquiries and reservations.
Discovery Suites Ortigas
If you’re looking for a romantic, nonetheless unusual, Valentine’s Day it doesn’t get most improved than attending a vocalization rendezvous by Dr. Margie Holmes on Feb. 13 or 15. The renouned clergyman will revisit her book Life, Love, Lust and tackle relationships, intimacy, and anything in between.
Tickets are during P1,000 nett per person, thorough of food and cocktails. And if you’re still inspired after that, 22 Prime, high adult on tip of a hotel with a good perspective of a city, offers a four-course menu featuring Oven Braised USDA Short Ribs and Chilean Sea Bass for usually P6,500 nett for dual people, thorough of dual eyeglasses of booze and a flower palm bouquet. Book a Valentine’s Room Package while you’re during it, and go a distance.
For tickets or inquiries, call (02) 719 8888.
Old Manila during a Peninsula Manila
Old Manila is quiet, plush, with dimmed lighting and exquisite service. Its tables are flattering widespread out and, if we select a still one in a corner, regretful conversations come easily. Chef de cuisine Allan Briones promises a Feb. 14 cooking that will be a loyal feeling knowledge and set your ambience buds a-tingling, as a Peninsula Strings play some adore songs. And if fad is a small some-more your style, Bituin Escalante performs live during The Lobby as partial of a three-course dinner.
Valentine’s Day Dinner during Old Manila is P4,500 nett per person. Call (02) 887 2888 ext. 6694 for reservations.