Salute to the graduates


Greek philosopher Artistotle once said. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Indeed, after years of studies, here comes the culmination of all the struggles filled with immeasurable rewards like knowledge, learning and literally, diplomas and degrees. Let’s salute our graduates with this compilation of treats.

A sweet success
Congratulate your graduate who is a One Direction fan with a treat that will make success even sweeter with Villa del Conte’s all-new One Direction chocolate bars from Villa del Conte. These limited edition confectioneries let everyone take home a photo of their favorite 1D members including Harry and Niall in a dark chocolate with salted caramel variant, as well as Liam, Louis and Zayn in milk chocolate with cereal flavor. For a complete bar of happiness, there’s also a 1D group shot design available in a milk chocolate bar with hazelnut chips. Visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia. For more information, visit

Eat for free at Eastwood Café
Hang up the uniforms, don on the togas and partake in Eastwood Café’s selection of Asian-inspired and Filipino dishes at the lunch and dinner buffets which are absolutely free for all graduates with at least four family members or friends availing of the same buffet. This offer is available until March 31 for lunch buffets from Monday to Sunday and dinner buffets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For inquiries, visit

A special menu by Tapella chef
Tapella’s Executive Chef Rob Spakowski crafts a special menu for the graduates. Flavorful and in large portions, the fare is definitely perfect for group of family or friends. Some of the dishes include the Ensalada Tapella, a house salad drizzled with a special dressing, medium-sized Paella Cocido which has chicken, asparagus, shrimp, and manchego cheese; or Paella Valenciana. And because victory is sweet, cap the celebration with not just one but three desserts, the arroz con leche, rice pudding cooked in lemon zest and milk; the decadent tocino del cielo, similar to leche flan but made of egg yolks, sugar, and water; and the flan de la abuela or Grandma’s Spanish leche flan. Visit Tapella at the ground level of Greenbelt 5 or contact (02) 757-2710.

B Hotel’s toast to graduates
For the whole month of March, newly-grads can book two rooms overnight or one room for a two-night stay for a discounted price. This graduation package includes daily buffet breakfast and standard amenities like welcome drinks at the Vue bar, complimentary use of gym facilities, unlimited broadband Internet access in room, and free shuttle service to Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall and other nearby malls, among others. For inquiries, visit

Special treat from Manila Hotel
“It is the time of the year to salute our graduates with a special treat,” said Dr. Enrique Yap Jr., executive vice-president of The Manila Hotel, as he invites graduates to dine in groups of five to get one complimentary buffet. Also, another treat is the Salute to 2015 Graduates Room Package available until March 31. This overnight stay at a superior deluxe room has a complimentary breakfast buffet. On top of the room accommodation and breakfast buffet, they can also enjoy a dinner adventure at Café Ilang-Ilang for two. For more information, visit

Triumphant success at Crimson Hotel
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila invites all the graduates of 2015 to stay at the hotel’s Deluxe Room or Premier Room, inclusive of a buffet breakfast for two at Crimson’ Café Eight. Graduates can also celebrate with a choice of six bottles of beer, or a standard five rounds of party drinks served with pica-pica at the Pool and Deck Bar. For inquiries, visit

A tribute from Diamond Hotel
As tribute to the graduate of 2015, Diamond Hotel is inviting them to celebrate with friends and family over a lavish commemorative feast with two dining packages: a lunch or dinner buffet at Corniche, or Kaiseki set lunch or dinner at Yurakuen. The graduate even gets a free gift certificate for an overnight stay in a deluxe room. For more information, visit

Graduation buffet at Café d’Asie
Graduates take on the spotlight as The Belle-vue Manila’s Café d’Asie, offers its very own Gra-duation Buffet for the whole month of March. Reward your loved ones for their hard-earned achievements and enjoy a sumptuous celebration as the hotel’s the prime dining outlet treats all graduates for free with five full buffet takers. For inquiries, e-mail

Something ‘cheesy’ for the graduates
Be cheesy in showing appreciation for all the graduates’ hard work by giving them packs of Red Ribbon Ensaimada. Made cheesier more than ever, this beloved every day treat now has that perfect combination of sweet and salty taste that Filipino families have come to love and enjoy. The moist, soft, melt-in-your mouth bread comes overloaded with long, mouth-watering strands of cheddar cheese that is balanced with the right sprinkling of sugar for that sweet kick and topped off with a dab of creamy, delectable butter. For more information, visit


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