Food shorts: All-you-can eat chocolate, rainy day treats


Posted at Sep 03 2014 12:30 PM | Updated as of Sep 03 2014 08:30 PM

MANILA – Here are some announcements that may make food lovers happy.

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All-you-can-eat chocolate pastries at Makati Shangri-La

All-you-can-eat chocolate pastries at Makati Shangri-La. Photo: Handout

Makati Shangri-La hotel is celebrating International Chocolate Day on September 13 through promos, activities and special offers.

Customers at Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La can avail of a 2+1 offering on all pralines from September 8 to 14. The first 50 Instagram users who will post a photo with any Sinfully product on September 13 will get one free truffle. The post must be tagged #SinfullySelfie and @MakatiShangriLa.

Those who post their most creative #SinfullySelfie photo on Instagram until September 13 will have a chance to win a chocolate buffet for two at the Lobby Lounge and an exclusive chocolate making class with executive pastry chef Romain Renard. The entry with the most number of “likes” garnered by 5 p.m. on September 13 will win.

To those who are unable to join or win the contest, the all-you-can-eat chocolate pastries offering at The Lobby Lounge is priced at P676 net and is available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday to Sunday until September 30.

The cooking class with Chef Renard will be held on September 13 and 27 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is priced at P3,500 net per person. The amount includes all ingredients to be used, a chocolate buffet, sparkling wine, a recipe card and a certificate. Here, participants can learn how to prepare chocolate milk jam, chocolate mousse, dark chocolate and fleur de sel cookies, among others.

Meanwhile, Circles Event Café is offering a Chocolate Indulgence featuring an array of sweet and savory chocolate dishes such as Chili con Carne with Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Sable with Foie Gras Cream, Chocolate Macarons, Chocolate Panna Cotta and more until September 13 at P1,671 net for lunch and P2,072 net for dinner.

For more information, visit

Buffet offerings at The Blackboard

Buffet at The Blackboard. Photo: Handout

The Blackboard at The Podium mall recently introduced two all-you-can-eat offerings – the Continental Buffet-All-You-Can and the Mix and Match Buffet.

The Continental Buffet-All-You-Can features recipes inspired from different parts of the world, while the Mix and Match Buffet is a “pay-per-serving” setup where guests can order their choice of soup, salad, main course, side dish and dessert from The Blackboard’s menu.

For more information about the promos, call (02) 696-9083 or visit

Crispy tuna buntot at Cebu restaurant

Orange Karenderia’s crispy tuna buntot. Photo: Handout

Planning to go on a trip to Cebu? You may want to drop by Orange Karenderia, which has been recognized by Sun Star Cebu newspaper as having the best crispy tuna buntot.

Orange Karenderia has two branches in Cebu – one at ML Quezon Avenue in Mandaue, and another at La Guardia St. in Lahug, Cebu City.

Aside from the crispy tuna buntot, other specialties here include yellow fin tuna roe, eel and barracuda stews, grilled pork barbecue, chorizo and Betsy’s chicken.

For more information about the restaurant, visit

Get dedication cakes for P300

A chocolate dedication cake from Red Ribbon. Photo: Handout

Looking for an affordable edible gift? Red Ribbon is offering cakes with personalized greetings, with prices starting at P300.

Available in all Red Ribbon stores nationwide, the cakes come in 8x8 and 12x12 sizes and in chocolate and mocha flavors.

Rainy day treats at Cravings

Lomi at B&P. Photo: Handout

This September, all of Cravings Group’s umbrella restaurants are offering special rainy day treats.

Cravings restaurant, for one, has Pier 21, a bread bowl containing creamy soup with clams, potatoes, vegetables and fresh herbs. Its branch at Fraser Place in Makati is exclusively serving Ra-Mi, or Japanese-style mami with a 10-hour broth and adobo tamago.

Lucia Ristorante, on the other hand, is offering an array of heartwarming choices – Pasta e Fagioli alla Piemontese (a rich soup containing pasta and beans) and Lombardi’s Minestrone (a clear soup with broccoli, carrots and cucumber).

B&P has the classic Filipino thick soup Lomi, while C2 Classic Cuisine offers its own rendition of Batchoy, another popular local dish.

Epicurious, meanwhile, has Clam Chowder with Gruyere and Blue Croustilles, which contains clams, diced potatoes, onions, carrots and cheese.