Gourmet Shorts: Weekend Buffet, Pinoy Cocktails and More

MANILA – Check out some of the latest from the local food scene.

GOURMET WEEKEND AT S KITCHEN

Kitchen S at Sheraton Manila Newport City. Handout

The S Kitchen at the Sheraton Newport City transforms its usual weekday buffet into a real weekend buffet. Along with its signature offerings like laksa and the bulalo station, foodie weekend highlights include all-you-can-eat foie gras, lamb and the finest cuts of steak cooked and plated a la minute at the meat station, and live crab, mussels, shrimp and pompano. at paluto seafood station.

Gourmet weekends are offered at the S Kitchen on the ground floor of the Sheraton Manila Hotel in Newport City and are priced at 3,200 net pesos per person. For reservations, go here.

DESTILERIA LIMTUACO AT VU SKY BAR

Filipino cocktails.  Handout
Filipino cocktails. Handout

The Vu Sky Bar at Marco Polo, Ortigas recently collaborated with Destileria Limtuaco to mix custom Filipino cocktails to celebrate Filipino Food Month.

Guests were invited to sip Paradise Mojito (Very Old Captain Rum and Mango Nectar), Manila Basil Smash (Empire Gin, Manila Liqueur De Calamansi and Fresh Basil), Salamangkero (San Juan Lambanog and Lemon) and Manila Dalandan Margarita (El Hombre Tequila Gold, Manila Liqueur De Dalandan and agave syrup).

The Manila Dalandan Margarita emerged as the drink of the night, earning it a spot on Vu’s drink menu along with the other Filipino-inspired cocktails.

The Vu Sky Bar is located on the 45th floor of the Marco Polo Ortigas.

MIMI AND BROS.’ VEGETABLE SANDWICHES

Mimi and Bros. Veggie Sandwiches  Handout
Mimi and Bros. Veggie Sandwiches Handout

Mimi and Bros. presents healthy, plant-based sandwiches for health-conscious customers.

The plant-based chicken sandwich is flavorful and tender like chicken. It features a crisp, plant-based chicken patty that is served between buttery brioche buns. This sandwich is generous with its toppings: Mimi & Bros’ secret sauce, topped with American cheese, lettuce and homemade pickles. The plant-based chicken sandwich is priced at 350P and comes with fries on the side.

Meanwhile, the Plant-Based Burger is made with a thick, juicy batter
plant-based patty, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, white onions and Mimi and Bros. secret sauce. Housed between lightly toasted brioche buns and served with a side of fries, this burger experience is priced at P450.

“We are so excited about the new tariff as these are our first herbal offerings. We really try to bring our motto Happy to everyone and this is another exciting step in that direction. Try it for yourselves and be amazed,” said Mimi and Bros. Executive Chef Ed Bugia.

Veggie sandwiches are available at Mimi and Bros., located
at Carrefour, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City.

WHITE ASPARAGUS WITH BROTZEIT

Spargelplatte from Brotzeit.  Handout
Spargelplatte from Brotzeit. Handout

Brotzeit adds a selection of Spargel Wochen or white asparagus dishes to its menu as it joins Germany’s celebration of Spargelzeit, the asparagus season which begins in April and ends on Midsummer’s Day or New Year’s asparagus in June. The Germans prefer the white variety because it is more tender and less bitter.

White asparagus is available in a salad, soup, or as a garnish on flatbread. Discover the Spargelplatte with poached white asparagus with a side of hollandaise sauce with portions of smoked ham, black forest ham, smoked salmon, steak or pork cutlets in special combos. These are also available as individual combination plates.

Special Wochen Spargel dishes will be available at all Brotzeit branches and for delivery at www.brotzeit.ph until June 12.

BOTTLE BALLANTINE’S LIMITED EDITION SHAWNA X

Ballantine's limited edition box and bottle.  Handout
Ballantine’s limited edition box and bottle. Handout

Ballantine’s Finest Scotch whiskey releases a limited edition box and bottle in crazy colors designed by New York visual artist Shawna X known for her collaborations with Nike, Spotify, The New Yorker and her recent reinterpretation of the Oscars statue.

The artist applied his signature splash of color to Ballantine’s iconic Finest bottle. “I was tapping into the feeling of joy to be with a community of people who I connect with, who I have fun with, and who I’m vulnerable with and who supports me, especially after the last year of isolation,” she said. “The connection is vibrant and colorful.”

The partnership between Ballantine’s and Shawna also extends to artistic communities around the world, helping to reclaim diverse nightlife scenes through murals created by Shawna and local artists.

The colorful bottle contains the same multi-award-winning blended Scotch whiskey that Ballantine’s Finest is known for.

The limited-edition Ballantine’s Finest Shawna X bottle is available now at S&R locations and online at boozy.ph.

FOODPANDA LAUNCHES THE PANDAPRO DINE IN PROGRAM

Launch of the Pandapro restoration program.  Handout
Launch of the Pandapro restoration program. Handout

Foodpanda is launching a catering program for its Pandapro members. Subscribers are entitled to a flat rate discount (usually 25% off) off the total bill at partner restaurants for regular menu items applicable to both food and beverages.

Members can click the dining tile on the app, select the restaurant, and then confirm with the restaurant staff to redeem the offer before ordering.

The Foodpanda is an application available on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

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