Fiesta Time: 6 Hotels in Manila Celebrating Filipino Food This Independence Day Long Weekend 2015
What better way to celebrate the country's Independence Day than by way of food? Ain't no party like a Filipino party, after all -- food-tripping and multiple meals with great company is what we do best. Here's your (ch)eat sheet of six hotels in Metro Manila that are featuring the best of Filipino cuisine at their food outlets this upcoming Independence Day long weekend of June.
1. 'Feasts from the Filipino Kitchen' at Diamond Hotel
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June 3 to 14, 2015 at Corniche buffet restaruant
Highlight: The famous Lechon of the lechon diva herself, Dedet dela Fuente Santos of Pepita’s Kitchen -- there's the classic Lechon de Leche, and Stuffed Lechon variations with Truffle Rice, Binagoongan Rice and more. Other FIlipino dishes and desserts--including dela Fuente's much talked about Super Suman--will also be available.
Rates: Lunch buffet is P2,150 nett/person, Dinner buffet is P2,550 nett/person
2. 'LUZVIMINDA 3: Pistang Pinoy' at F1 Hotel Manila
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June 12 to 25, 2015 at F All Day Dining Restaurant
Highlight: Now on its third year, guest chefs recreate some of the country’s most popular dishes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanaoin at F1 in BGC. This year’s star-studded culinary line-up includes “The Boss” and Rustique Kitchen’s Chef Bruce Lim representing Luzon; Alab Filipino Restaurant’s Chef Tatung Sarthou for Visayas; and flying all the way from the South is Chef Sider Tadtad of Big 8 Corporate Hotel to represent Mindanao.
Rates: Lunch and Dinner buffet is P1,399 nett/person. Add P100 for unlimited fill of Filipino drinks like sago’t gulaman, buco pandan, etc.
3. 'Fiesta Filipino' at The Peninsula Manila
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June 8 to 19, 2015 at Escolta
Highlight: Manila Pen partners with guest Chef Myrna Segismundo, ambassador of Filipino cuisine, to pay tribute to the Hispanic influences and traditions in local signature dishes. Sopa de Molo, Crispy Pork Binagoongan, Pork Adobo Paella, Bangus Paksiw, Banana Langka Turrón, and Queso de Bola Cheesecake are some of the many delectable dishes that await buffet guests.
Rates: Lunch Buffet (Monday-Saturday) is P1,530/adult, P910/child; Dinner Buffet (Monday-Thursday) is P1,750/adult, P970/child; Seafood Dinner Buffet (Fridays and Saturdays) is P2,000/adult, P1,150/child. Prices are exclusive of prevailing taxes and service charge.
4. 'Enjoy Pinoy Flavors' at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
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June 12 to 21, 2015 at the Café (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Highlight: The all day buffet restaurant will celebrate heirloom favorites to excite your palate. Spot Filipino dishes sprawled over the buffet stations -- lipsmacking dishes like Sinigang na Salmon, Kalderetang Baka, and Cochinillo await.
Rates: Regular buffet rates apply (P1,288/Lunch from Monday-Wednesday; P1,388/Lunch from Thursday-Saturday; P1,788/Dinner from Monday-Wednesday;
P1,888/Dinner Thursday-Sunday; P1,888/Sunday Lunch)
5. 'The Independence Day Buffet' at Makati Shangri-La, Manila
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June 12 to 14, 2015 at Circles Event Café
Highlight: The buffet spread will feature authentic and traditional favorites such as Lechon, Kare-Kare (Oxtail Stew), Salmon Belly Sinigang sa Miso (Salmon Belly in Sour Miso Soup), Kalderetang Kambing (Goat Stew), Kilawing Tanigue (Raw fish salad) and more.
Rates: Available for lunch and dinner, prices starting at P1,800 nett to P2,350 nett per person.
6. Filipino Gourmet at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
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June 1 to 30, 2015 at Seven Corners buffet restaurant
Highlight: Satisfy Filipino Gourmet cravings and eat all you can of Pinoy food at the buffet restaurant that's featuring a variety of gastronomic delights, with special highlight on dishes that are proudly Caviteño.
Rates: Breakfast buffet is P1,202.14nett, Lunch Buffet starts at P1,767nett, and Dinner Buffet starts at P1,878nett. For June 12 , 2015, you can avail of lunch or dinner buffet for a special price of only P1,117++ per person by availing of the offer online via Facebook.