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Makati Shangri-La, Manila celebrates the Grand British Festival

Makati Shangri-La, Manila will celebrate the spirit of Great Britain from  May 23 until May 27. Aside from the famous Big Ben in London, Great Britain is also known for its musicians, great food, fine premium teas as well as luxurious British pubs. 

The Dalmore brand ambassador Adam Knox
Inspired by The Beatles’ “Let It Be” and the United Kingdom’s “Britain is Great,” Makati Shangri-La showcased a glimpse of the grand event which started with the welcome speech of its general manager Alain Borgers, who  highlighted the exciting activities coming up in the hotel. 

The Dalmore 12, King Alexander III and The Dalmore 15
The celebration will feature a series of British affairs – The Grand British Buffet at Circles Event Café, a Grand High Tea at the Lobby Lounge, a wine dinner created by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Galmiche, the Seven Sense Whisky Experience at Sage Bespoke Grill Private Dining, the British Pub Nights at Sage Bar, and Let It Be Great, a concert that pays tribute to The Beatles.

Ice sculptures of London's Tower Bridge and Big Ben
According to executive chef Paul Lenz, Let It Be Great will have an extension buffet at the Circles Event Café where the focus is on the original British cooking which will definitely go beyond the famous Fish and Chips. The buffet will give guests a taste of classic British dishes such as the Shepherd’s Pie, Bubble and Squeak, as well as their very own specialty, the Yorkshire Pudding. 

Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s general manager Alain Borger
And since the Brits drink tea not coffee, guests can enjoy the classic tea session with the British High Tea Experience at the Lobby Lounge along with Twinnings tea ambassador, Charles Smith, who will educate the guests about British tea traditions. The guests will surely enjoy eating a fresh selections of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet pastries carefully handcrafted by the hotel’s chef while being serenaded by the hotel’s in-house orchestra.

British award-winning beer from Fuller’s Brewery
On May 26, the 45-piece Manila Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Globe Platinum, will perform songs by the famous British band, The Beatles, along with four up-and-coming artists. The MSO will transport  guests to Abbey Road while playing all-time favorites like “Here Comes the Sun,” “Here, There and Everywhere” and “Let It Be.” Pre-concert cocktails will be served at 7:00 p.m.

Experience British High Tea at the Lobby Lounge with Twinnings' tea variants
Before Asian countries took over the title of Best Whisky in the World, “Scotch” used to reign at the top spot. The Old World allure is still ingrained in their whiskies and Makati Shangri-La, Manila will be celebrating it with one of the most revered whiskies in the world, The Dalmore. Guests can enjoy a gustatory experience paired with the whisky that the richest people in the world enjoy. Seven Senses Whisky Experience with The Dalmore will engage guests in a multi-sensory experience at the Sage Bespoke Grill Private Dining Room with The Dalmore whisky ambassador Adam Knox, paired with a six-course menu by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Galmiche on May 23 to 27, 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. 

The second-oldest entry in the Dalmore Constellation series, distilled in 1966
The Dalmore Vintage 1997
Of course, a British experience wouldn’t be complete without a Brit pub selection of beers and gin cocktails. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., guests can try Sage Bar’s Fuller’s beer, London’s pioneer brew, and gin cocktails featuring such brands as Boodles London dry gin, the artisanal Islay label Botanist Gin and the Bulldog Gin. For whisky lovers, if you miss the Seven Senses Whisky Experience with The Dalmore, you can partake of whisky flights from The Dalmore with brand ambassador Adam Knox at Sage Bar on May 23 and 25 at 9:00 p.m.

Delectable British inspired dessert
If you are a guest with a Mabuhay Miles membership, you may receive a 10 percent discount at all events. Globe Platinum also gives its members access to these events with a 20 percent discount. – Marjaleen Ramos

For more information, you may download the e-brochure at bit.ly/LetItBeGreat. For inquiries and reservations, please call restaurant reservations at (63 2) 813 8888 or email [email protected] For more updates, follow Makati Shangri-La, Manila on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakatiShangriLa.

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