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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day specials in SPIRAL MANILA by celebrity chef and Sofitel’s master chefs this May and June 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Take note of these dates: May 10 is Mother’s Day and June 21 is Father’s Day for this year 2015. Many seems to forget these dates and I admit I’m one of those people who don’t mark these important celebrations in my calendar. I give thanks to the brands and commercial establishments for being always up to date and reminding us that we should celebrate the event that honors our mother and father.

To celebrate it, we have the option to stay home, let our moms or dad or their kids prepare the celebration and offer the best homegrown food on the table, or the entire family can go out and enjoy a one day break with our mom and dad, we sometimes treat them to a nice spa, hotel staycation and relaxation.

If you are looking for a special celebration for this coming mom and dad’s day, then check out the Sofitel Manila’s offerings that features the best traditional and heirloom recipes by invited celebrity chefs and also from their very own Spiral artisans and master chefs.

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015
Celebrity chefs with Sofitel’s master chefs
Sitting: Chef Mia Manuel / Standing First row (L-R): Chef Ariel Manuel, Chef Edgardo Butawan, Chef Suzette Montinola, Chef Bettina Arguelles, Nina Daza-Puyat, Chef Sandy Daza / Second row (L-R): Chef Rexsan Abarquez, Chef Hiromi Yonekawa, Chef Romeo Malate, Chef Denis Vecchiato


Sofitel Manila’s Spiral invited these celebrity chefs and together with their master chef to come up and bring the most special food and recipe that is perfect to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day.

here are the roster of celebrity chefs:

Mother’s Day specials
Chefs Nina Daza Puyat, Mia Manuel, Suzette Montinola and Judy Ann Santos

Father’s Day specials
Chefs Sandy Daza and Ariel Manuel

These celebrity chefs and Spiral’s master chef will bring food that can re-create emotions and bring back the good memories of our parents. We Filipinos love what our own mom and dad’s specials, but for this upcoming celebration in Sofitel, the invited guest chefs will show to you how their mom and dad’s recipe make them very happy.


----- here’s the recipe line up ----

Chef Mia Manuel
Pork Pâté
Duck Liver Mousse
Gravlax and Cream Cheese Cake
Brune Butter Cupcake with Lemon Cream Icing
Canonigo with Custard Sauce
White Chocolate Pots de Creme

Suzette MontinolaBread and Butter Pudding
Whole Baked Lapu-Lapu with Olive Oil and Garlic
Whole Baked Lapu-Lapu with Butter Sauce
Whole Baked Lapu Lapu a la Madrileno
Tita Moning’s Beef Osso Buco Gremolata
Huevos on Toast with Béchamel Sauce
Roast Pork a la Tita Moning

Judy Ann Santos
Chicken Binakol
Beef Kaldereta
Lumpiang Shanghai
Triple Chocolate Champorado
Chicken Curry
Ginataang Mais

Nina Daza-Puyat
French Onion Tartlettes
Portobello Mushroom Fries
Fried Mixed Seafood Crepe with Tartar Sauce
Chicken Relleno with Giblet Gravy
Alfajores


Chef Ariel Manuel
Stewed Lamb leg with Dried Mangoes
Roasted Quail with Maple
Beef Salpicao with Mustard

Chef Sandy Daza
Leyte Humba
Chicken in Coconut Milk
Hoisin Chicken with Chinese Sausage
Beef Burgundy
Smoked Fish Tofu Balls


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

RATES FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Experience culinary greatness and meet celebrity chefs Mia Manuel, Nina Daza-Puyat and Judy Ann Santos as they celebrate Mother’s Day at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on May 10, 2015 Sunday Brunch at Spiral.

Personalize your Mother’s Day celebration as you spoil mom on this special day. Upon reservation, send a photograph with your mom through email and this photo will be incorporated in the tailored centerpiece of your

table for your epicurean voyage at Spiral. A mother’s day photo booth is also available to capture this special occasion celebrated with and for mom. And to punctuate an this event with a sweet note, a selection of special Mother’s Day gifts are available at Spiral 2 Go such as a box of chocolate pearl and our exquisite chocolate creations by our resident chocolatier.

Mother’s Day Specials at Spiral include a weekend of the featured culinary fare starting May 8, 2015 lunch at Php2,100+++ per adult and Php1,400+++ per child. Dinner is available at Php2,750+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.

May 9, 2015 lunch is available at Php2,700+++ per adult and Php1,400+++ per child. Dinner rate is set at Php2,750+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.

And for Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch is available at Php3,650+++ per adult and Php1,600+++ per child. For dinner, rate is set at Php2,650+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.


RATES FOR FATHER’S DAY
Spoil Dad with a hearty meal in the company of his loved ones this Father’s Day at Spiral with featured specials from June 19 – 21, 2015.

Lunch is set at Php2,100+++ per adult and Php1,400+++ per child and dinner at Php2,750+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child on June 19, 2015.

On Saturday, June 20, 2105 enjoy a leisurely lunch at Php2,700+++ per adult and Php1,400+++ per child and dinner at Php2,750++++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.

On Father’s Day, partake in the indulgent Sunday Brunch at Php3,650+++ per adult and Php1,600+++ per child and dinner at Php2,650+++ per adult and Php1,450+++ per child.

For inquiries and reservations, please call 63-2 551.5555 local 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.


Here are the food that will serve at Spiral in Sofitel Manila
All recipes are from the celebrity chefs


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Pork Pate’

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Gravlax and cream cheese cake


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Portobello mushroom fries

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Fried Mixed seafood crepe with tartar sauce


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

French onion tarlettes

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Chicken relleno with giblet gravy


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015
Lumpiang Shanghai

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015


Chicken Curry



Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Whole bakes lapu-lapu fish with olive oil and garlic

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Chicken Binakol

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Beef caldereta


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Tita Moning's beef osso buco gremolata

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Lengua

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Queso de bola spread


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Beef Salpicao


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Lamb leg with dried mangoes

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Roasted maple quail

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Leyte Humba

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Chicken with Chinese sausage

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Smoked fish and tofu balls

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Beef Burgundy

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

And here are the line up of desserts

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Canonigo with mustard sauce

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Ginataang mais

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

White chocolate pots de crème

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Triple chocolate champorado


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Bread and butter pudding


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Also, don’t forget the line up of desserts from the Sofitel artisans.


Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015

Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015




Sofitel Manila's Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebration 2015
OTHER PROMOS


Pamper Mom and Dad in Indulgent Specials at LeSPA
Spoil Mom with the ultimate Mother’s Day gift defined by relaxation felt from head to toe with LeSPA’s Mother’s Day Special. Featuring a three (3) hour Spa VIP Package starting with a 60-minute relaxing massage followed by a 90-minute Rejuvenating Facial by Themae and culminating in a 30-minute Royal Foot Massage, it’s mom’s day out in an afternoon of absolute indulgence with a glass of champagne to complete the celebration. The luxurious SPA VIP Package is available at Php6,000nett.
For Father’s Day Weekend, family members can treat dad to a much-deserved day of relaxation and rejuvenation in LeSPA’s Gentleman’s Therapy. Featuring a 60-minute Hot Stone Massage, a 30-minute Foot Reflexology treatment and a 30-minute Instant Glow Facial, its Dad’s turned to be pampered in an afternoon of wellness. The Gentleman’s Therapy is available Php3,500nett.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 63-2 551.5555 local 1587 or email H6308-TH@sofitel.com


Mother’s Day Sweet Treat | Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Le Bar
May 9 – 10, 2015; 2.30pm to 6pm
This Mother’s Day, show mom she’s special and say it with chocolate in an afternoon of indulgence at Le Bar. Featuring a decadent selection care of our masterful chocolatiers, Le Bar’s Chocolate Afternoon Tea is a heady experience as moms are welcomed in magnifique fashion. Le Bar rolls out the red carpet and photographs all moms as they commence an afternoon of VIP treatment and treated to chocolate varieties that enhance traditional afternoon tea’s savory dishes with a beverage trolley with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. The sweet treat winds down to a special Golden Palm chocolate giveaway that mom can take home in this gastronomic adventure.
The Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Le Bar is available at Php1,500nett per person and Php1,700nett per person for the featured menu with a glass of sparkling wine.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 63-2 551.5555 local 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com


Sunset Bar Barbecue Buffet Mother’s Day Special
May 8 – 10, 2015; 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day in an urban paradise of verdant sprawling grounds, the sparkling waters and magnificent view of the Manila and the scrumptious barbecued specialties of Sunset Bar. Dine al fresco and feast on our delectable selection available with a glass of our sparkling wine enhanced by live poolside entertainment on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8 – 10, 2015.
The Sunset Bar Mother’s Day Special is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Rate is set at Php2,450+++ per adult and Php1,225+++ per child.


Sunset Bar Toasts to Dad in a Special Barbecue Buffet
June 19 – 21, 2015; 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Treat Dad to a night out as you dine under a blanket of stars overlooking the magnificent turquoise waters of Sofitel’s iconic lagoon-shaped pool as Sunset Bar celebrates Father’s Day Weekend. Indulge in an array of barbecued specialties, a glass of sparkling wine as you celebrate plus live entertainment especially for Father’s Day Weekend, June 19 – 21, 2015.
The Sunset Bar Father’s Day Barbecue Buffet is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Rate is set at Php2,450+++ per adult and Php1,225+++ per child.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 63-2 551.5555 local 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com


Rejuvenating Treatments for Mother’s Day at Vietura
May 10, 2015
Get the best skin care you deserve this Mother’s Day at Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. Enjoy a complimentary facial skin spa treatment with micro exfoliation by being among the first five (5) moms to make a treatment reservation at Vietura for Mother’s Day. Indulge in a day of rejuvenation and relaxation with other available skin care treatments featuring Dermapoint, Endolift, Plate Rich Plasma (PRP) or signature Resolift Treatments. The first thirty (30) moms to book for any of the noted treatments will receive a special 50% discount for Mother’s Day.
For inquiries and reservations, please call 63-2 551.5555 local 5000 or email info@vietura.com



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The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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