Treats for Moms on their Special Day
Even Michelin star chefs would tell you that the best chef for them is their mother. In Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, they’re paying homage to beloved household dishes that almost always remind us of home or our childhood. On May 8, enjoy enriched selections at Spiral on Mother’s Day Weekend with unique home flavor interpretations by featured celebrity mothers Lotlot de Leon, Janice de Belen and Marjorie Barretto in collaboration with Spiral’s culinary artisans. Learn about these celebrity moms’ favorite family recipes together with favorite family dishes spanning the 21 dining ateliers of Spiral. Dine with your loved ones while enjoying the music of a cappella group Band of Brothers. During brunch, dine with a special table centerpiece featuring a photo of your child and a flower from Botanicals.
Celebrate with your moms in the confines of Sofitel, capture a special photo op with her at the hotel’s photo booth specially built for Mother’s Day. Kids will have a great time in the interactive activity at the Chocolate Atelier as they can prepare their handmade sweet gifts for moms. Learn from artisan Pierre Marmonier as he shows how to prepare his special homemade jam with floral tea. Mothers can receive a luxurious pampering session courtesy of Nail Artisan and Le Spa and a chance to win special prizes from Sofitel partners like Coach, Lancôme and Shu Uemura. For bookings and reservations visit www.sofitel.com
Feasts fit for a queen at Resorts World Manila
The whole month of May is as delectable as it is special as one-stop leisure destination Resorts World Manila spreads feasts for moms at its signature restaurants Impressions, The Terrace, Passion, Ginzadon, and Café Maxims. Impressions, under the skillful hands of Executive Chef Cyrille, offers a heartwarming set of French dishes at P2,500 net. The fine dining restaurant is also hosting a special Sunday Gourmet Brunch Buffet on Sunday featuring a lineup of choice meats, succulent seafood, fresh produce and delectable desserts for P3,290 net (adults) and P1,920 net (children). Mediterranean-themed restaurant The Terrace, on the other hand, serves up its own version of an all-you-can-eat treat with its Date with Mom fare of international spread that includes create-your-own pizza counters to pork lechon carving stations for only P1,200 net per person. Moms get to dine for free with two paying guests.
Chef Antonio Ablay of contemporary Japanese and Korean outlet Ginzadon puts his skills on display by preparing a Japanese set (deep-fired tori katsu, melt-in-your-mouth yakiniku, and crisp yasai kakiage) at P750 net for two or P1,400 net for groups of four, and a Korean set (kimchi jjigae, hearty sengseon jorim using fresh red snapper, and bites of hobak jeon) at P800 net for two or P1,500 net for groups of four. Authentic Cantonese restaurant Passion, meantime, serves a month-long lauriat-style feast at P788 net per person. Rounding up the delectable offerings, Café Maxims offers a decadent delight with pastry chef Michael Lopez’s latest creation Sweet Love priced at P1,600. For more on Resorts World Manila’s culinary offerings this May, call (02) 908-8833 or visit www.rwmanila.com.
Cherish Memories with Mom at Diamond Hotel
Don’t just give mom a break, treat her to an overnight stay or two, up to you, for only P8,500 net. Book a stay on May 6 to 8 at Diamond Hotel’s Deluxe Room that includes breakfast for two, a complimentary lunch or dinner for two to be availed on May 8, and a special gift voucher worth P500 for use at the Lobby Lounge food and beverage station. During the stay, mom can sit back and relax, enjoy online surfing with the hotel’s free unlimited Wi-Fi access in the rooms and public areas, and get her body energized in the Health Club and Spa, or beat the summer heat down at the swimming pool. For lunch treats enjoy dining at Corniche while watching two cooking demonstrations to be conducted by the hotel’s executive chef and the executive pastry chef while a magician roams around to entertain guests. For every group of four diners, moms get a special box with different dessert selections. If mom is more into Japanese cuisine, treat her at Yurakuen Japanese restaurant and a bottle of Spanish wine is free for four diners. On May 8, mom diners will be entitled to a giveaway from Cynos and for a minimum spend of P5,000 net, she also gets a chance to win hair care gift packs from Faby Nail polishes and other partner sponsors. For room or restaurant reservations please call (632) 528-3000.
Celebrate with mom at City of Dreams Manila
For dads, sons and daughters with deeper pockets, surprise mom with a luxurious hotel stay and treat her to award-winning gastronomic indulgences at City of Dreams Manila. Book mom for a special Sunday brunch buffet at Nobu Manila and enjoy 50 unique and delightful treats from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enjoy Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes at brunch with a rate of P2,800-plus per person that includes refreshments of your choice from sodas, juices to mocktails and iced tea. For moms who have a little bit of Chandon in their minds, get the package of P4,580-plus for a free flow of Moet & Chandon, a selection of champagne cocktails, Bloody Marys, mojitos, wines and beers. If the celebration calls for dinner, book an exquisite Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and celebrity-inspired gastronomy with a seven-course Omakase dinner for P3,800-plus which is available on May 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Extend the experience and indulge mom with an overnight package for two at Nobu Hotel that includes breakfast at the Nobu Manila restaurant and a one-hour massage at Nobu Spa, as well as a special flower box arrangement. For the entire duration of May, guests can choose from among any of the four room categories: Nobu Deluxe, Nobu Premier, Nobu Executive, and Nobu Suite, with the total net price package at P11,500; P12,500, P14,500; and P22,500, respectively. At The Tasting Room, get the five-course tasting menu of European haute cuisine for P3,300-plus per person and at P4,500-plus each if paired with a selection of wines. For a taste of Southeast Asian flavors, Red Ginger prepared a wide array of Asian delights that can sure perk mom’s taste buds on her special day. For special treats and timeless gifts, Café Society offers flowers such as potted orchids or a bouquet or basket of liliums and roses, with an option pairing of chocolate heart cake or assorted pralines and macarons in a dozen and half-dozen varieties. For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 8008080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cityofdreams.com.ph.
Grand Dame’s grand treat for the lady of the house
Just as how mom makes us feel loved and special everyday, she will feel the same way when you treat her to The Manila Hotel’s Mother’s Day offerings. Spend quality time with mom by booking the Grand Dame’s Dearest Mom room package, available today until May 30. For P9,000 net per room per night, you and your mom can stay in a Superior Deluxe Room with Café Ilang-Ilang’s buffet breakfast for two the next day. Let her enjoy an hour of Deep Cleansing or Nourishing Facial for 60 minutes at The Manila Hotel Spa. A complimentary lunch set menu at the Cowrie Grill awaits her on this special occasion. For inquiries and reservations, patrons can call the Reservations Team at (02) 527-0011 local 1175 to 1178 or email [email protected]
Makati Shangri-La Hotel: A Mother’s Day Staycation fit for a Queen
Because no matter what is said, moms will always be our queens. Treat her like British royalty with “The Grand Getaway: My Queen Mum” staycation package with a regular room offer that starts at P7,900-plus per night (for a minimum of two nights), inclusive of breakfast at Circles Event Café, P2,500 dining credits per stay, a special Mother’s Day amenity pouch, and a special treat of P5,000 gift certificate from luxury South Sea pearls brand Jewelmer. For a grand treat for a queen, book Deluxe Suite accommodations that start at P14,760-plus per night and inclusive of regular room offers plus Horizon Club access, a pampering one-hour Aroma Wellness massage for two per stay, and more grand surprises for mum. Meanwhile, families can have a quiet tea time afternoon at the Lobby Lounge, while mom indulges in Mother’s Day Tea Treasures menu while being serenaded by Makati Shangri-La’s exceptional performers. And as if all the luxurious offerings aren’t enough, the in-house shops and salon are also open to giving mum the royal treatment and a majestic brand of Makati Shangri-La service for the whole month of May. Guests can also get a chance of winning two round-trip tickets to London via the country’s flagship carrier Philippine Airlines or a Jo Malone gift collection worth P30,000. For room reservations and further information, please call (632) 813-8888 or email: [email protected] Follow Makati Shangri-La on Facebook and @MakatiShangriLa on Instagram and Twitter.
Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s way to celebrate mothers
Show your appreciation for mommy when you take her to a short but sweet escape at Raffles and Fairmont Makati. Experience a bespoke vacation at the elegant Raffles Makati with rates starting at P15,200 net that is packaged with a breakfast for two, classic Afternoon Tea, evening cocktails at the Writers Bar, a calming 60-minute Relaxation Body Massage for two and additional 20 percent off on food and beverages. Rates at Fairmont Makati start at P9,200 net, which comes with breakfast for two, 20 percent off on food and beverage and a 60-minute Relaxation Body Massage for two at the Willow Stream Spa. These room packages are available from May 6 to 8.
At Lucia Ristorante, they’re treating mothers to a Mother’s Day buffet that is only P699-plus per head starting on May 7 for dinner and May 8 for lunch. Enjoy the delectable dishes with the complimentary servings of sparkling wine for early reservations and a free bottle of wine for reservations consisting of eight persons and more. The whole family can enjoy the Salad Bar, the Pasta Station, and Carving Station for that oh-so-sinful goodness of Lechon Belly and Roast Beef.
To further celebrate Mother’s Day, you may join the restaurant’s #MomKnowsBest social media contest to win one whole Mother’s Day Cake, a CCA Class gift certificate worth P3,000 at the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila and special bouquet arrangement from Island Rose. All you have to do is upload a beautiful photo of your mom, tag Lucia’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and share, in 25 words or less, the best advice she has given you. Lucia Ristorante is located at Hotel Celeste, 2 San Lorenzo Drive cor. A. Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City. For more information and updates, visit its FB page at luciaristoranteph. Royal treatment for Moms at Midas Hotel & Casino
Choose a date for mom and book her a “Hail to the Queen” staycation package that starts with a Deluxe Room at P5,750 net or in an Executive Room at P7,750 net. That includes an overnight accommodation with buffet breakfast for two at Midas Café, a special rate of P750 for a 30-minute (foot or back) massage for two as well as a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby mall. For the whole month of May, book at Midas and get a complimentary room upgrade to the next room category. For P1,300 net per person, celebrate with the entire family on May 8 with a fanciful buffet experience at the hotel’s flagship restaurant, the Midas Café. Mothers who will dine on this day will get complimentary pralines and a special gift from TWG Tea. For room and restaurant reservations, call 902.0100. Email [email protected], follow Midas Hotel and Casino’s official social scenes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @midashotelandcasino. Say ‘Te Amo, Mama’ at Casa Roces
At Casa Roces, bring mom for a special “Te Quiero, Mama” Mother’s Day full-course lunch and dinner buffet that would only cost P799-plus per person. The restaurant’s timeless dishes will satisfy your mom’s palate and you can even celebrate with the whole family. The buffet can start off with a comforting Spinach Pumpkin Soup and a healthy batch of greens at the Salad Bar. From the main course, Casa Roces offers a selection of Baked Fish with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes in Olive Oil, Cochinillo with Liver Sauce and Pineapple Mango Salsa, Chicken Mushroom Salpicao, Tagliatelle with Zucchini, and Paella Valenciana. For a sweet ending, indulge in Pastillas de Leche Turon, Brazo de Mercedes con Maiz, and assorted mini cakes. Enjoy these dishes with a free round of Sangria. Casa Roces is located at 1153 J. P. Laurel corner Aguado Streets in San Miguel, Manila. For reservations, call 735-5896 or 488-1929 or 0917-5509743; visit them on their website at www.casaroces.com or on Facebook at casarocesphils. Rich treats for mommy dearest at Richmonde Hotels
Make mommy feel special on her special day by treating her to a relaxing weekend and sumptuous feast with the whole family. Richmonde Hotels roll out a couple of treats to make Mother’s Day a memorable one. Give mom a well-deserved pampering as she enjoys a delightful stay in one of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ spacious Junior Suites, which also comes with buffet breakfast for two, complimentary Swedish or Shiatsu massage for mom and access to other hotel amenities, all for P4,500 net. This Mother’s Day room package is available from May 6 to 8. Come Sunday, indulge her and the entire family to a wholesome feast at Richmonde Café that will serve charming countryside buffet featuring international fares such as Smoked Salmon and Dill Fraiche, Figs and Feta with Honey Shrimp Bisque, Pork Tenderloin with peaches and tarragon sauce and White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake, among others, for P995 net. And if mom is accompanied by four of her loved ones, she gets to dine for free.
Meanwhile, the Eastwood branch of Richmonde will shower the special lady of the day with mouthwatering dishes prepared by The Lounge’s skilled chefs. Take her on a culinary journey of palatable fares as you treat her to the hotel’s Mommy Dearest Mother’s Day Buffet that will feature a variety of cuisines from Fried Glazed Baby Back Ribs to Fried Tempura to Pistachio & Green Tea L’Opera Cake for only P880 net. Four paying companions will avail mom a free lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) or dinner (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). For inquiries on and reservation at Richmonde Ortigas, call (02) 638-777; for Richmonde Eastwood, call (02) 570-777. Visit www.richmondehotels.com.ph for more information. Make mom experience ‘the Jen feeling’
May is definitely the month of mothers as Hotel Jen Manila offers an exclusive room package that’s available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this month. Let mom stay in the hotel’s Deluxe Room for P4,320 net per night, which comes with a buffet breakfast good for two at Latitude, one complimentary lunch at Kitsho or Latitude, a voucher which entitles mom a free cocktail or mocktail plus a Mother’s Day Platter at Windows By The Bay, and Jen’s special gift for mom. On Mother’s Day, Latitude will highlight Filipino heirloom dishes. While Kitsho’s a la carte buffet offers Japanese delights just one chopstick away. A lunch at any of the two is available for only P988 net per head.
For inquiries and advance reservations, call (02) 795 8888 or email food&[email protected]
Date mama at Pan Pacific Manila
You have the whole month of May to bring the whole family and surprise mom with a sumptuous buffet of local and international dishes at Pan Pacific Manila’s Pacific Lounge for pre or post Mother’s Day celebration for only P900 net for lunch and P1,200 net for dinner. Lunch buffet is available from Monday to Saturday and dinner buffet every Thursday to Saturday. Give mom the rest she truly deserves when you avail of Pan Pacific Manila’s A Date with Mom Room Package, which comes with an overnight stay for two in a superior room, P500 dining credit on all outlets, complimentary lunch buffet gift certificate for one person, and special gift to your mom, all for P7,500 net. This room package is subject to room availability and is valid until May 31. For reservations, call (02) 318 0788 or email [email protected] The Peninsula Manila honors ‘Supermoms’
Moms are our first superheroes. They are the multi-tool and Swiss Army Knife their children and husbands often take for granted. On her special day, Peninsula Manila has prepared a selection of delightful treats to say thank you to our supermoms. Treat her to a Mother’s Day À la Carte Lunch at Spices on May 8 or treat her to a Mother’s Day Lunch at Old Manila for P2,400 for a three-course set menu and P2,950 for a four-course set menu.
At The Peninsula Flower Shop, grab a bouquet of roses, carnations, sunflower, delphiniums, tulips or lilies and have them arranged to your mom’s taste. Nothing beats flowers to make your wonder woman break into a smile. For a relaxing body and mind treat, get mom any of the award-winning treatments at The Peninsula Fitness Center and Spa. Pamper her with the Seaweed Marine Body Care Scrub by Algotherm or the luxurious BIODRAGA Golden Caviar Facial. For inquiries or reservations, please call (63-2) 887 2888 extension 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), email [email protected] or visit peninsula.com. For the flower arrangements, call (63-2) 887 2888 extension 3551. For spa inquiries or reservations, please call (63-2) 887 2888 extensions 6870 and 6871 (The Peninsula Fitness Center and Spa), or email [email protected] or visit peninsula.com. Visit www.thestandard.com/lifestyle to check out more special treats for moms from Casa Roces Restaurant, Hotel Jen Manila, Lucia Ristorante, Midas Hotel and Casino, Richmonde Hotel Eastwood, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas and The Peninsula Manila.