Many industries have had to evolve and rethink their services to meet the needs and wants of their patrons. One sector that has been hit particularly hard is hospitality. While bookings will be hard to come by for the forseeable future, hotel food and beverage points are finding ways to reconnect with their customers. Here are three that have launched delivery and takeout services:
Shangri-La at the Fort
ANCX recently attended a Zoom cooking session by Shangri-La at the Fort’s executive chef Joris Rycken. During the session, Rycken highlighted the new offerings of the hotel’s High Street Café (HSC). Notably, the restaurant now offers its own stay-in retail line, featuring the restaurant's signature dishes such as Laksa & Beef Cheeks. For the event, Rycken chose to feature one of their best-sellers, the Kiss My Beef Cheeks dish for the cooking demonstration.
To prepare us for the event, Shangri-La at the Fort delivered the demonstration kits to all the houses of the participants beforehand. The box contained two kits of Kiss My cheeks, and four sample bottles of their JUICED brand of healthy energy-boosting drinks. The Kiss my Beef Cheeks Kit contained a bag of 24-hour Braised Beef Cheek with Gravy, a bag of mashed potatoes, and one bag of roasted root vegetables. For the JUICED brand, they sent four variants: Skin toned, containing activated charcoal, coconut water, lemon; Glow and Behold, made with Spirulina, pineapple, wheatgrass; Skinny Genes, containing probiotics, lemon, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger; and Pump it Up, made with Ginger turmeric, black pepper.
The whole contents of the Kiss My Cheeks kit is packaged neatly in a recyclable box. The three main ingredients are placed in clear plastic bags and instructions are included in the kit as well. The cooking process itself is quite simple: Fill a big pot with water, and bring it to a boil. Once the water is boiling, slightly reduce the heat and place the three clear plastic bags into the pot. After seven minutes, use a kitchen tong to carefully pull out the bags and then use scissors to open the contents into a plate.
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“The Kiss My Beef Cheeks kit is available for purchase for Php380 and is good for one full serving,” says Chef Rycken. “You need to order in advance, because we prepare each dishes a day before, so it’s always fresh.” The kit can be kept in the refrigerator for three days. Other signature stay-in dishes to watch out for are Nenek Chicken Satay, Wang's Wonton Soup, and Hearty Double Boiled Soup.
To order, send a message to 091SLFMEATS (0917 536 3287), Facebook, or Instagram. “Our team will process your order and assist you with the arrangements such as pick-up dates, time and other special requests. You can get your HSC Signature dish by ordering before noon to get it the same day or before 5 P.M. for next day pick up,” explains Nikki Tabberrah, communications executive at Shangri-La at The Fort, Manila.
Delivery is also available, according to Tabberrah. Although delivery is available within Bonifacio Global City only for a minimum spend of PHP 1,000. Driveway pick-ups can be done from 11 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. via their drive-through located at the lobby level or via express courier such as Lalamove/GrabExpress. Payment can be made through Metrobank Transfer or through an online payment link.
Grand Hyatt Manila
Grand Hyatt Manila’s team of chefs are hard at work, preparing to bring their culinary creations from four of its restaurants to your home.
The hotel has made several of its popular cuisines available such as The Cellar’s well-loved Seafood Paella, The Grand Kitchen’s Hainanese Chicken Rice and Nasi Goreng, or No.8 China House’s Braised Sea Bass with Ginger and Garlic. Florentine will also make some of its decadent cakes available for delivery.
Available daily from 11A.M. until 7 P.M., all dishes are prepared with the safety and wellbeing of its diners in mind. To place your orders, call +632 8838 1234 or +63 908 890 7752. For updates on activities and offers, follow Grand Hyatt Manila on Facebook or Instagram.
The Peninsula Manila
Makati's grande dame is slowly awakening. The Peninsula Manila is offering a diverse menu for delivery and takeout from The Peninsula Boutique. Popular for its classic ensaymada, breads, quiches, donuts, macarons, handmade chocolates, and cakes, these can now be ordered and picked up from The Peninsula Boutique daily from Monday to Sunday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Also on the menu are favorites from The Lobby like Pancit Luglug, Chicken and Pork Adobo, Beef Short-rib Kare Kare, Oven-baked Lasagna, and Pancit Canton. These dishes are each good for four persons and require 24-hours advance notice. You can also pre-order Spices classics like Butter Naan, Lasuni Naan, Chicken Samosa, Vegetable Biryani, Phad Thai Noodles, Murgh Makhani, and Salmon Fillet Tikka Masala, all of which are also good for four people.
As a gesture of solidarity for those who put themselves at risk every day to deliver basic services, frontliners with IDs will enjoy a 20 percent discount off their purchases at The Peninsula Boutique. And on behalf of guests and patrons who want to show their support, every time they make a minimum single-receipt purchase of PHP 2,000, a Peninsula Bread of the Month will be donated to a frontliner.
Complimentary delivery within Makati will be extended to guests making a minimum single-receipt purchase of PHP 2,000. For orders not meeting the minimum transaction requirement, a delivery fee of PHP 200 will apply.
Cash, credit card, or payment link are the only accepted modes of payment. Grab Delivery and Lalamove services booked by The Peninsula Boutique guests and patrons will be accepted. For inquiries, please call +63 2 8887 5747, +63 2 8887 2888 or email email@example.com.