December 11, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

DiningOut (04/20/17)

RWM restaurants focus on coconuts

RESORTS WORLD MANILA welcomes summer with the Coco Fest 2017. Every day until the end of May, RWM signature restaurants and Newport Mall dining outlets will feature an assortment of coconut-infused dishes in a culinary celebration of this quintessentially Filipino flavor. Participating in the festival are Impressions, Ginzadon, Passion, The Terrace, Café Maxims, Bar 360, and Victoria Harbour Café, as well as popular restaurants like Johnny Kahuku, UCC, Mr. Kurosawa and Johnny Chow. For example, French fine dining restaurant Impressions serves Coco Salmon with Ube Puree and Curry Tuile, while The Terrace at Maxims Hotel offers Coconut Piña Colada Pork Ribs, Victoria Harbour Café at RWM’s Gaming Area has Coconut Milk Rice with Chicken Curry. Café Maxims gives a cheesy update to two classic Filipino sweets: Coconut Macaroons and Buko Pie. For inquiries and reservations, contact Tourist/Visitor Hotline at 908-8833 or visit for more details.

Malls join Flavors of the PHL 2017

FLAVORS OF the Philippines 2017, the month-long nationwide gastronomic celebration organized by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotion Board, unite retail giants to show the country’s gastronomy. At Vista Mall in Bacoor and Imus, the Food Walk presents an array of local food delights, while Vista Mall Sta. Rosa presents native delicacies and export-quality until April 23. Lucky Chinatown Railings in Binondo has delicious and healthy food offerings in this fair slated for the entire month of April. Eastwood Mall, on the other hand, presents the Cheese and Deli Festival, a special fair of local and imported cheeses and prepared meats such as sausages, hams, and salamis, on all Fridays and weekends of April. Taste the World at Eastwood City for three days, as various treats from all over the world will be on display at the Eastwood Open Park from April 21 to 23. Also lined up until the end of this month are Coco Fest and Flame by Megaworld Corp. Coco Fest is being held at Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila wherein participating tenants offer coconut infused dishes, desserts and refreshments. Flame, on the other hand, is an off-the-menu flambé dishes created exclusively for this fair by Uptown Bonifacio’s critically acclaimed chefs. Meanwhile, Starmall Talisay offers Sutukil on all Fridays and Saturdays of April. The Flavors of the Regions are the focus at SM Malls as they host regional and town adaptation of Flavors of the Philippines such as Flavors of Cordilleras, Flavors of Tarlac, Flavors of Nueva Ecija, Sugbo Flavors, Flavors of Northern Mindanao, Flavors of Davao, Flavors of Soccsksargen and Flavors of Negros. There are also participating restaurants at Ayala Malls: Lusso, Via Mare, and Manam focus on meaty offerings ranging from Jamon Iberico to crispy adobo to pancit sisig, while Cibo and Green Pastures serve alternative choices for those who prefer a healthier lifestyle. Cyma also participates with its Yiouvetsi (Greek Paella) Festival.

Breakfast at Eastwood Richmonde

EASTWOOD Richmonde Hotel offers a 4+1 deal for the ultimate “Breakfast Advantage.” For every group of four diners availing of the hotel’s hearty breakfast buffet -- which includes cereals, hotcakes, bacon, hash browns, bistek, longganisa, tapa and tocino, eggs and omelets, salads and fresh fruits, and unlimited chilled juices and freshly brewed coffee -- at the regular rate of P680 net, one additional person gets to eat for free. “Breakfast Advantage” is available until Sept. 30. Call The Lounge at (632) 570-7777 for table reservations. Breakfast buffet is available daily from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is located at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

Monday promo at the CB & TL

THE Mondays Made Better promo returns at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. For all Mondays until June 5, enjoy an Ice Blended drink for P100. The promo also has perks for those who decide to enjoy Mondays more often. For instance, Swirl Rewards Cardholders earn twice the number of points on the featured beverage every Monday. Likewise, Facebook and Instagram followers also stand to win prizes, ranging from gift certificates to a year’s supply of The Original Iced Blended beverages. The promo is held at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf branches nationwide (except the CBTL™ Coffee Bar).