Hearty dining


Seda20160211On top of love- and fun-filled conversations, the menu must also be memorable in a romantic date, thus the need for well-thought out dinner sets when choosing restaurants for Valentine’s Day.

Chelsea-Kitchen20160211@Chelsea Kitchen
For the whole month of February, it’s burger love time featuring Chelsea Kitchen’s mouth-watering Cheese Stuffed US Beef Patty in a Beetroot Brioche Bun and Ketchup coated Onion Rings. Complement this “hearty” meal with the specially concocted Red Velvet Cupcake Milkshake. Other delightful items in the menu to select from to make your Heart’s Day celebration one for the books.

@C2 Classic Cuisine
Make Valentine’s Day a month-long affair at C2 Classic Cuisine as it comes up with the Love Abloom Set Meals. For lovebirds on a double date or for a small family, their choice is Set A with savory Filipino dishes like Pako Salad with Kesong Puti, Salted Egg and Watermelon, Pork Ribs Sinigang sa Bayabas, Seared Tilapia with Coconut Emulsion and Pandan Rice. If treating a bigger circle of friends, begin the foodie fun with Set B, which consists of larger servings of Set A dishes and Beef Mechado.

Casa-Armas20160211@Casa Armas
This season for romance, Casa Armas designs its yearly Valentine menu composed of its signature dishes that are sure to impress. There are Sopa de Ajo (special garlic soup); for Entrada (entrée)— Chu-letas de Cordero ala Parilla (Grilled Lamb Chop) or Langostinos ala Parilla (Grilled Prawns); and for a sweet conclusion to an excellent meal, Virgilio Mascarpone Tiramisu.

@Lucia Ristorante
Take your mi amore for a romantic night out at Lucia Ristorante, a restaurant tucked in the quiet corner of San Lorenzo Drive and Arnaiz Avenue in Makati City. Together, savor Lucia’s authentic Italian dishes without any rush. This means a lovely evening at the heart of the bustling city but momentarily away from its flurry of activity—a getaway without really getting away.

@Taco Bell
Want to seal a romantic deal as soon as possible? Then head over to Taco Bell and avail of the “It’s A Date! Meal for 2” promo for you and your special someone. Savor two Crunchy Tacos filled to overflowing, then spice up your conversation with two barbecue Nachos. Couple these with the shared velvety goodness of a Cheese Quesadilla. Finally, relish the sweet ending to your meal by enjoying a Chocodilla with Nutella together.

On February 14, Cravings is offering a special Valentine’s signature soup-and-salad buffet filled with buds and blooms by chef Sau del Rosario. It features four special salads: Beetroot, Orange and Arugula; Red Cabbage Asian Coleslaw; Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil; Waldorf with Apples and Walnut. The special soup for the day of love will be the Tuscan Style Tomato with Focaccia Croutons.

Sisterfields20160211@Sisterfields, Tagaytay
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by going on a quick escape to Sisterfields, Tagaytay’s newest culinary destination. Its Valentine offering aptly called “Love Abloom,” prepared by the talented chefs from the Center for Culinary Arts Manila, includes a hearty bowl of Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup, Grilled Giant Prawns with Herbed Butter, and a Pineapple Souffle among others. Revel in the city’s cool breeze while enjoying a specially prepared gourmet food.

Those who prefer a more intimate setting will find Seda Hotel’s signature restaurant, Misto, ideal. The chef is preparing two options for a four-course set dinner menu with either Black Sea Bass for the main course or Lobster and Tenderloin Colorado with Risotto and a glass of wine. For a mood shift, diners can transfer to Straight Up after, with access to the “open bar” included in the package.


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