Food shorts: Mooncakes, healthy drinks, unli steaks


Posted at Aug 25 2017 09:30 AM

MANILA -- Here's a list of the newest food offerings and promos from restaurants and hotels near you.

These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News.

1. Denny's opens at Venice Grand Canal

Iconic American diner Denny's is opening a new branch at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Mckinley Hill. This will be the fourth Denny's in Manila.

Denny's is well-known for serving hearty breakfast meals 24/7. Dig into its bestsellers and classic American comfort food like pancakes, waffles, omelettes, burgers, skillets, steak, ribs, and even Pinoy favorites such as arroz caldo, adobo, and crispy bangus belly.

Other Denny’s branches are located at Uptown Mall, BGC; Vista Mall, Sta. Rosa and Trinoma, Quezon City.

2. Healthy grape juice from Welch's

According to research, 70% of Filipinos fail to meet their estimated average requirement for nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin A. Filipinos only eat 39% of the daily 400 grams of fruits and vegetables suggested by the World Health Organization.

That's why Welch’s introduces its 100% grape juice, which is made from Concord grapes that carry a naturally occurring nutrient in their skin called polyphenols -- the same substance that makes red wine helpful for the heart.

3. Stay healthy with Happy Day

Looking for a refreshing drink to start your day? Happy Day 100% Orange Juice is perfect with rice meals, sandwiches, waffles, and pancakes, among others.

This orange juice is made from sun-ripened oranges, with 1 liter equivalent to 15 of sun-ripened oranges giving you about four oranges per glass.

It helps you boost immune system, lower hypertension, and even
protect against a common cough and colds.

4. Bewell-C Plus Calcium

Calcium doesn't just strengthen our bone composition, it also helps in maintaining the right posture. Moreover, many skeletal-related illnesses, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, can be avoided with the right dosage of calcium.

Bewell-C Plus Calcium is an organic source of calcium, a three-in-one food supplement with Vitamin C and Vitamin D3. It is available at P10 per capsule at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide.

5. All-American lunch at Village Tavern

Village Tavern serves All-American Tavern Lunch dishes with a selection of pork, chicken, beef, and fish cooked the Old World tavern way. All meals come with a side of garlic rice and corn pico. These are available from Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Try the Grilled Chipotle Pork Chop (P395), Texan Barbecue Ribs (P425), Tavern Fried Chicken (P350), or the Panko Crusted Fish Fillet (P350). Village Tavern also serves different kinds of finger food best paired with wine or beer.

Village Tavern is located at Bonifacio High Street Central.

6. Mooncakes at New World Makati Hotel

In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, New World Makati Hotel is offering authentic handmade mooncakes prepared using traditional molds by Chef Wong Sing To.

These are available in four tasty flavors— White
Lotus, Red Lotus, Red Bean, and Five Seed. Special offers include early-bird at 15% discount for paid orders until August 31, bulk order at 30% discount for 30 boxes or 100 mooncakes, and buy-four-get-one- free.

Pick up and sale begins on September 1 and ends on October 15. Prices start at P488 per mooncake and P1,188 per box of four.

7. Unli rib-eye at Marriott Hotel Manila

Marriott Hotel Manila's fine dining restaurant Cru Steakhouse is offering unlimited U.S. Certified Angus Beef Rib-eye for P950++ every Wednesday for the whole month of September.

This U.S. Certified Angus Beef is Cru’s most premium steak for its high amounts of marbling (higher the marbling, higher the quality). It’s also more tender and flavorful than regular steaks.

Cru Steakhouse is open from 6-10:30 p.m. on Sundays to Thursdays and 6-11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

8. Special mooncakes at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo hotels in the Philippines celebrate the the legend of Chang ‘E this Mid-Autumn Festival by showcasing special mooncakes for gifts or for sharing.

You can enjoy these special mooncakes for Hou Yi (box of 4), and Chang ‘E (box of 6) gift boxes, available for P2,288 and P3,388 at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, and Marco Polo Davao.

9. 50% off at TGIFriday's

Poutines, or potato appetizers, take centerstage at TGFridays’ “Hump Day Wednesday” as they go 50% off every Wednesday, until September 27.

This special offer is good for dine in orders only with a maximum of two orders per visit. It can be used with Bistro’s BFF card (for separate regular priced orders).

10. Sharwin Tee is Casillero del Diablo's newest brand ambassador

Chef-host Sharwin Tee was chosen as the newest brand ambassador of Casillero del Diablo, the most widely
recognized brand of Chilean wine.

Tee is the first-ever winner of Lifestyle Network’s reality cooking
show “Clash of the Toque-en Ones” and a host of
his own show, “Curiosity Got the Chef.”

Casillero del Diablo is available in Merlot, Chardonnay, Shiraz
Tinto, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile’s famous
Carmenere and the best seller Cabernet Sauvignon.

11. Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish drops by at S&R

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish is available at S&R for the whole month of September -- or until stocks last. It is available for P1,699.

This premium drink is part of the Johnnie Walker
Blenders’ Batch Portfolio, a series of experimental Scotch whiskies that challenge convention and lift the lid on the skill and never-ending pursuit of flavor that has driven the team of expert blenders at Johnnie Walker for over 200 years.