Looking for a place to treat the first special woman in your life? Here’s a compilation of the best Mother’s day deals and promos;
Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day at Discovery Shores Boracay
Discovery Shores Boracay, the country’s multi-awarded luxury resort which was recently voted by Travel + rolls out the red carpet treatment for all mothers, with a meaningful “Celebrate Mom” dinner buffet at Sands Restaurant, as well as a special set dinner at Indigo Restaurant, with little surprises to honor Mom in every imaginably heart-warming way.
If you wish to treat Mom to a summer holiday, Discovery Shores’ SUMMER FLING PACKAGE (P20,888 nett per person, twin sharing in a Junior Suite) is inclusive of a 3-day, 2-night stay, roundtrip airfare via SEAIR (Manila-Caticlan-Manila), daily complimentary breakfast at Sands Restaurant and boat/land transfers from Caticlan airport.
The exclusive dinner-only fine dining INDIGO RESTAURANT is the perfect place to enjoy dinner in style and to celebrate any special occasion. Here, one has the reassurance that Mom will not only be impressed, but she will delight in nothing less than the royal treatment! The restaurant’s semi-al fresco and cozy interiors with seating for 30 persons only, adds intimacy and exclusivity for a truly enchanting evening.
The lavish Set Menu (Php 2,000++ per person) unfolds with invigorating starters of Harvest Greens & Spicy Sweet Walnuts with Washington Pears and Blue Cheese followed by a hearty Sweet Onion Cream Soup and Smoked Salmon & Chives.
The pièce de résistance is a choice between the succulent Ginger & Saffron Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Creamy Corn, Sautéed Spinach, or a sumptuous plate of Super Crispy “Rougie” Duck Confit with house-made ‘Pommery’ Mustard Fettuccine, Wilted Watercress. To cap the elegant feast is a beautiful Mango and Passion Fruit “Vacherin” with Tropical Fruit Chutney.
You may also choose to enjoy a spectacular array of culinary masterpieces likewise superbly prepared by Chef David Pardo de Ayala and the award-winning Culinary Team of Discovery Shores, at the SANDS RESTAURANT’s Dinner Buffet (Php 1,250 ++ adults, Php 625++ for children below 12 years old), where you can expect an incredible feast for the whole family. Each grand station offers succulent dishes to please every palette.
The exceptional buffet menu includes: Garde Manger (assorted greens, condiments and dressings, assorted appetizers and salads); a “Live” Sushi Bar and Tempura Station; a variety of Soups and assorted Homemade breads; a Hot Station (Hainanese Chicken with light soy sauce, chili paste, garlic chicken sauce on the side), Steamed Crabs with Spice Vinegar, Beef Rendang with Cilantro and Toasted Coconut, Mixed Seafood Braised in Coconut, Asian Stir Fried Vegetables with Ginger and Tofu, Sotanghon Guisado with Chicken Liver and Shrimp, Gingered Pilaf Rice and Pandan Steam Jasmine Rice); Carving Stations (US Angus Roast Beef with Au jus and assorted mustards and Roast Suckling Pig with Sweet Liver Sauce); a Grill Station and a Sweet Table. Diners can also enjoy a salad and “live” fresh fruit cutting station.
As an added treat, TERRA WELLNESS SPA will be giving all moms a special gift voucher worth Php700 and will raffle off spa gift certificates to complete the special day of pampering, with more wonderful surprises from Discovery Shores!
So, expect to be surprised with an exhilarating fun-filled Mother’s Day celebration to cherish and to show your mother or your wife just how precious they truly are!
For inquiries contact the Manila Sales and Reservations office at (+63 32) 719.8888 local 6692 to 6695 or Boracay at (63 36) 288.4500 / (63 2) 720.8888 or visit their website at www.discoveryshoresboracay.com.
Floral Decadence at Crowne Plaza
They say a mother’s love is as sweet and delicate as a spring flower in bloom, and to show appreciation for her unwavering devotion, the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria has prepared a special floral-themed menu for her special day.
Treat mom to a wonderful dinner set in colorful blooms at Seven Corners with a buffet spread that channels color inspirations from Mother Nature such as the deep red shade of roses to the subdued blue hue of hydrangeas.
Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn’s Executive Chef Angelo Faoro has created dishes bursting with colors and vibrant flavors such as the Mahi Mahi with Capers and Tomatoes and Sicilian Mackerel. The luscious color red is manifested in the Caramalized Salmon with Cherry Salsa while bright orange shines through the Oven Glazed Caribbean Chicken. A sweet ending awaits with the enchanting pink color of Chocolate Rhapsody. The restaurant will also offer special Mother’s Day salads such as Shrimp and Scallops with Baby Octopus Salad, Salmon
Terrine, Greek Salad Delight and Sicilian Salad.
The hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant Xin Tian Di on the other hand presents the delicate flavors of edible flowers in their special Mother’s Day menu. Chinese Executive Chef Sam Lee has carefully extracted the flavors of banana blossoms, chrysanthemum and squash blossoms and combines it with Asian cooking techniques to create dishes that will surely tickle your palate. Among his creations are the Deep Fried Squash Blossoms, the Sauteed Prawns in Chrysanthemum Sauce and the Indonesian Style Deep Fried Prawns with Banana Flowers.
For information and reservations on Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s Mother’s Day offerings, please call 633-7222 or e-mail: f&[email protected].
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MOM’S DAY FOOD TRIP AT DUSIT THANI
Take mom on a gastronomic journey through the Mother’s Day Crossover Brunch and experience the much talked about restaurant buffet-hopping sample Thai, Japanese, Italian and Asian cuisines.
Moms must try the Benjarong Royal Thai restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine. Adding excitement to your indulgence is the a la minute cooking of the popular and favorite Phad Thai prepared by the restaurant’s Thai chef Patcharaporn Noinak.
Stop at the Tosca to let her enjoy true Italian cuisine. Diners may create their own pizza and pasta according to their likings. Plus, unlimited sparkling wine awaits wine connoisseurs.
Savor fresh and imported Japanese dishes amidst the relaxing ambiance of a Japanese Garden with Koi Pond by stopping over UMU for a unique dining experience. As a final stop, pass by Basix for a taste of International and Asian cuisines. Featured are Chinese Station, Indian Station, Carving Station, Grilled Station, Island Station offering mussels, oysters and prawns amongst others.
The first 200 moms availing of the Mother’s Day Crossover Brunch will receive a gift pack with items courtesy of hotel partners.
For inquiries and reservations, call 238-8888.
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’SUITE MAMA’ AT DISCOVERY SUITES
Discovery Suites, the premier serviced residence in the Ortigas Business District rolls out the red carpet for Moms.
Families will be able to treat their special lady with a relaxing hotel stay inclusive of a breakfast buffet for two at Restaurant 5. In addition, she can choose either a set dinner for two persons at 22 Prime or indulge in a 60-minute foot massage for couples at the exclusive Terra Wellness Spa.
On Mother’s Day, Discovery Suites will fete Mom and the rest of the family to a hearty buffet for lunch or dinner at 22 Prime. The spread features salads, appetizers, soups, savories and the buffet’s piece de resistance—mouth-watering Angus Prime Rib.
For inquiries and reservations, call Discovery Suites at 719-8888 or e-mail [email protected]. Interested parties may also visit Discovery Suites’ website www.discoverysuites.com.
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THE BEST FOR MOM AT DIAMOND HOTEL
May has always been the special month we dedicate to our dear Mothers and for this reason, Diamond Hotel Philippines has created a remarkable line up of treats and offerings to make her feel like a queen.
Beat the heat and take advantage of the Summertime Fun with Mom every Saturday of May and experience an adventure-filled overnight stay that includes buffet breakfast for two and access to the weekend summertime fun activities for kids such as culinary, dancing and swimming lessons. You can also give mom that luxurious pampering she deserves with the Stay and Spa with Mom—an overnight stay that includes buffet breakfast for two with a divine one-hour full body massage or foot reflexology.
Diamond Hotel’s premiere restaurants have also prepared their specials for May 8 such as Corniche’s lavish brunch and dinner buffet. The Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant likewise launches the Triple Oishii Buffet Feast. Dine around Yurakuen and experience an all-you-can-eat on sushi and sashimi, Teppan specialties, and grilled meat and seafood at the Yakiniku.
To make things even better, on mother’s day itself, Mom dines free when dining with five family members at Corniche or Yurakuen! She also is entitled to perks and privileges such as a family portrait at the photo booth, cake sampler, complimentary voucher to dine in Astralis Restaurant in Power Plant Mall at Rockwell, 25-percent off in Kohikan, 20-percent off in all spa and massage treatments, plus mom gets to pick-a-prize where she has a chance to win fabulous prizes such as a South Sea Pearl pendant from Jewelmer and gift certificates from the hotel.
For inquiries and reservations on room packages, call (632) 528-3000 local 1104 or e-mail reservations@diamond hotel.com. For inquiries and reservations on food and beverage packages please call (632) 528-3000 local 1121 for Corniche, local 1127 for Yurakuen and (632) 890-7124 for Astralis.
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‘MINTY JASMINE FACIAL’ FOR MOM
Being a mom can be one of the most stressful jobs in the world, so to help her relax on her special day, the Devarana Spa has come up with the “Minty Jasmine Facial”—a relaxing aromatic blend of sweet, subtle jasmine and refreshing mint.
The treatment starts with a soothing jasmine and mint aromatic back massage to promote relaxation and alleviate muscle pain. Next, a deep cleansing facial is done to eliminate impurities and refine skin texture for a smooth complexion, followed by a warm peppermint compress and jasmine aromatic facial massage to ease all facial muscles, boost circulation and firm skin. Following by Jasmine Facial Mist and an Aloe Vera Mask, applied to rehydrate the skin. Complete this wonderful treat with a finishing application of face and eye moisturizer to ensure that every mom’s skin becomes clean, bright and soft.
For more information, contact the Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Manila at telephone number +632 238-8856; e-mail [email protected] or visit their website at www.devaranaspa.com