One of the Chinese dishes offered at Spiral. Photo from Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's Facebook page
MANILA – Some of the top hotels in Metro Manila are offering special promotions to celebrate the coming Year of the Wooden Horse.
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Oriental-inspired dishes by corporate chef Anthony Raymond will be served at Discovery Suites’ 22 Prime restaurant on January 27 and February 1. These are available for lunch and dinner.
Restaurant 5, meanwhile, will have a lunch buffet comprised of popular Chinese dishes at P895+ per person on January 31 and February 1.
For more information, call (02) 719-6821 to 22 (for 22 Prime) or 719-6805 (for Restaurant 5).
EDSA Shangri-La Manila
Chef Christopher Chai of EDSA Shangri-La Manila offers a vibrant interpretation of the traditional Salmon Yee Sang and special set menus to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Some of the dishes to be offered at Summer Palace from January 28 to February 16 are Braised Baby Abalone with Black Mushrooms and Sea Moss, Stewed Efu Noodles with Seafood.
For more information, call (02) 633-8888 local 2738/2739/2777 or e-mail [email protected]
Makati Shangri-La Manila
Those who plan to dine at Makati Shangri-La Manila on January 30 can choose from the hotel’s different food and beverage establishments, which all have Chinese New Year’s Eve offerings.
Circles Event Café will hold a dinner buffet from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for P2,050 per person. The rate is inclusive of a flavored iced tea buffet.
Shang Palace, on the other hand, will offer a Dim Sum Plus lunch and a mocktail from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at P1,288 per person. A set dinner menu is available from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with rates ranging from P1,988 to P6,688 per person.
The Japanese restaurant Inagiku will also have a dinner buffet from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at P2,700 per person, inclusive of one standard drink.
For Chinese New Year on January 31, Circles will hold a lunch buffet and dinner buffet, both at P1,800 per person. Shang Palace will still offer set menus at similar rates, and Inagiku will still hold the same dinner buffet.
The Isabela Ballroom will also have a dim sum lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at P1,288 per person.
Mandarin Oriental Manila
On Chinese New Year’s Eve, Mandarin Oriental Manila will hold its traditional dragon and lion dance as well as rituals from Hong Kong-based feng shui expert Joseph Chau Kam Shing. After the fireworks display, an eight-course midnight Lauriat dinner at the Mandarin Ballroom will be held, followed by Chau’s 2014 forecast.
Customers who will buy tickets to Mandarin Oriental Manila’s Chinese New Year festivities, which is priced at P3,288 net per adult and P1,688 net per child, will also get a copy of Chau’s “2014 Year of the Wooden Horse forecast.” They will also get a chance to win a holiday trip for two to Macau via Hong Kong with a three-day/two-night stay at Mandarin Oriental Macau, inclusive of roundtrip tickets from Dragonaiar.
For more information, call (02) 750-8888 or e-mail [email protected]
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Auspicious cuisines from different parts of China will be part of the buffet spread of Sofitel’s restaurant, Spiral, until February 2.
Some of the dishes include Braised Sea Cucumber with Szechuan-style Minced Chicken, Shanghai-style Fried Spicy Chicken, Hong Kong-style Pi Fong Fried Frog Leg, Cantonese-style Wok-Fried Long Bean and Minced Beef, and Spiral’s Signature Chili Crabs, Hong Kong Roast Meats and Foie Gras Siomai.
On January 29, Spiral will hold a special dinner and 15-piece fashion show titled “Shanghai Nights Collection,” where designer Albert Andrada will interpret the look and feel of Shanghai. The event also features live performances by singer Max Tiu and a live painting session of Chinese artist and calligrapher Alexis Ventura.
The rate for “Shanghai Nights Collection” is set at P2,750+++ for adults and P1,358+++ for children 4 to 11 years old.
For more information, visit http://spiralmanila.com/.
The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Manila will hold a Chinese New Year’s Eve open bar party at Salon de Ning from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 30. The rate, which includes standard spirits and cocktails, is at P1,888++ per person.
On January 31, the hotel will have dragon and lion dances at the front entrance of the lobby at 11 a.m.
Escolta, meanwhile, will offer a Chinese New Year brunch buffet, which includes free-flowing champagne, at P2,888++ per adult. Kids below 12 years old will be charged P1,388++.
For more information, call (02) 887-2888 or e-mail [email protected]