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Celebrate family togetherness in Tagatay
Taal Vista Hotel, the first and only deluxe hotel in Tagaytay City, has a special treat for your family and friends. From July 1 to 31, the all-day dining restaurant Veranda is treating diners to a limited time only buffet sale of 10 percent discount for both lunch and dinner.

The recently renovated Veranda all-day dining features live interactive stations such as barbecue, carving, noodles and pasta, desserts and more, offering International cuisine highlighting homage Filipino dishes like the piping hot bulalo soup, fresh salad with several dressing choices, extra crispy porchetta, traditionally prepared beef kare-kare, protein-rich chicken, fish and beef barbecues, bestselling Filipino desserts like halo-halo, buko bibingka, premium espasol and more. In addition, Veranda all-day dining sources majority of its ingredients locally to strengthen the brand’s low carbon footprint thrust, support nearby farmers, and assure produce quality and freshness. Veranda buffet menu cycle changes day to day.

To avail of the special discount, mention promo code “FLASH” when reserving table.

Veranda all-day dining buffet prices are only P1,100 net on weekdays and P1,350 net during Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch.

Taal Vista Hotel is located along Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120 Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 (2) 917-8225, +63 (46) 413-1000 or +63 0917-8091254, visit the hotel’s website at www.taalvistahotel.com or message Taal Vista Hotel Facebook fan page at https://m.facebook.com/taalvistahotel/.

Thursday Tapas Night
The Pan Pacific Manila offers selection of Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Asian small plates, designed to accompany the guest’s beverage of choice.

“At Pacific Lounge, our chefs enjoy making culinary innovations,” says Stephanie Cabrejas, assistant marketing manager of Pan Pacific Manila. “We take on the challenge of creating an eclectic and exquisite tapas selection themed after the various cuisines around the world every week as a way for us to showcase the creativity and the exemplary skills of our culinary team.”

Diners can help themselves to a tempting line up of delicious tapas such as eggs flamenco on tostadas, green pepper gaspacho macédoine, Spanish tortillas, gambas al ajillo skewers, chorizo Pamplona and scallops, and Roquefort on beetroot chips. An assortment of premium delicatessen meats and cheese will also regale the buffet spread. Tapas Night is served every Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at P980 net per person.

Pan Pacific Manila is located at M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. For reservations, call 318-0788 or email fb.ppmnl@panpacific.com. Like them on Facebook at Pan Pacific Manila and follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @PanPacificMnl.

Chocolate Symphony
at Café Pronto
Delight in chocolate treats crafted by dessert masters of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Café Pronto. Located at the ground floor of the hotel, Café Pronto offers a casual ambiance for coffee aficionados. Aside from a selection of coffee, tea and smoothies, Café Pronto also highlights a variety of freshly-made pastries, breads and savory delights. Its gourmet sandwiches are must.

As a special treat, guests can indulge in Chocolate Symphony, Café Pronto’s medley of desserts. The salted caramel dome, chocolate Amara tart, fruity nutty, and mini hazelnut caramel incite the ultimate chocolate lover’s fantasy all month long. As part of the featured chocolate collection, the chocolate truffle crème brûlée features melt-in-your-mouth brownie chunks in a silky smooth blend of crème brûlée and chocolate truffle ganache.

Not to be outdone is Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s signature creation, the Chocolate Haven.

With three textures of dark chocolate flavors in its sponge, mousse and glaze, this dessert staple-merits more than a simple forkful.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Café Pronto is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To know more, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow the Hotel in Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

Three ways to sizzle
Let Resorts World Manila (RWM) warm your taste buds this rainy season with a trio of sizzling dishes at its Pinoy comfort dining outlet, Silogue.

The burger patties in the Salisbury Steak Sizzler is made from premium ground beef cuts and covered in savory gravy. Grilled to doneness, the beef patties are given a lightly crisp layer from the sizzling plate for an added dimension of texture.

The Mixed Seafood Sizzler gives diners a solid beach vibe with a fresh assortment of squid, shellfish, and fish. The briny flavors are balanced by the earthy flavors of the rich peanut sauce.

Summer barbecues are given an upgrade with the Crispy Ribs Sizzler. Generous servings of crispy-on-the-outside, tender beef ribs are coated in a succulently sweet barbecue sauce that is well-loved by the Filipino palate.

All Silogue Sizzlers are served on a sizzling hot plate with a cup of yellow rice and a side of buttered vegetables for a wholesome and hearty meal. The three dishes are available until July 31.

Silogue is located at the ground-floor Gaming Area of RWM and is open to guests 21 years old and above only. Download the RWM Mobile Companion from the AppStore or Google Play to get updates on RWM dining promotions and offers. Visit www.rwmanila.com for more information or call the Tourist/Visitor hotline at (02) 908-8833 for inquiries and reservations.