Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's 2015 Date Ideas

Filipinos are one of the most romantic people on earth! In fact, The Philippines has constantly ranked no.1 in global "searches" for the word "LOVE" on Google. That said, I am sure you are looking for date ideas on Valentine's. So, I have put together some Valentine's lunch or dinner date venue and packages which could fit everyone's budget. Remember to make your reservations early.


(above photo courtesy of valentineday.co)

A 5-course Valentine's Tasting Menu for P2,200++ per person at Madison's Bistro Moderne, which is just a stone's throw away from Shangri-la Edsa Plaza Mall. Limited seating available so, please call them at 631-4675 for reservations or visit madisonsbistromoderne.com.



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Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant offers magic and romance with an awesome French-Mediterranean fine dining experience on February 13 - 15, 2015. Reservations required HERE. Please also note of reservations guidelines HERE. Please call Lemuria 724-5211 / 722-2185 for reservations and more info.



A fine dining aviation-themed gustatory experience at Blackbird Restaurant at Nielson Tower in Ayala Triangle Makati City will truly impress your date. Reservations required. Please call them at 828-4888 / 0917-8892782.



A perfect Valentine's date venue with a unique degustation experience at The Gallery VASK. It will definitely make your Valentine's memorable. The menu prepared by Chef J. Luis represents his passion for food and art. The great thing is, they use native Philippine products. Here's a photo of their menu (click thru for a larger image) when I dined there last Dec., but I was told that their menu changes every month.

Gallery Vask is located at the 5th Floor, CLIPP Center, 11th Avenue corner 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call them at  (632) 217-6563 or (63917) 806-5292 for reservations.
Single and ready to mingle? Next door is Vask Tapas Bar. Enjoy a Black Valentine Party on Friday, February 13, 2015... with "mingling" amusement, free flow on selected drinks, tapas pass around, and music from Vask resident DJ Romeo for P1,000 only! Early bird gets 10% discount. Call them at 0917-8065292 / (632) 217-6563 for reservations.



Another degustation option with a great view is the Black Sheep Restaurant located at The Penthouse W Fifth Avenue, 32nd Street corner 5th Avenue. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call them at +632 478-4498 / +63917-8714388 or email them at dine@blacksheepbgc.com.




If you want to avoid the crazy traffic and lovestruck crowds in Manila, try a date at Tipulo in Antipolo. Tipulo, named after a tree from which Antipolo got its name, has prepared a Valentine Perfection 5-course dinner menu on Februray 13 - 15, 2015. Tipolo is located inside the First Pacific Leadership Academy (formerly Meralco Management & Leadership Development Center) Km. 27 Sumulong Highway Antipolo City. For reservations, please call 632-8111 loc. 618.



It’s romance overload at Solaire Resort & Casino. Watch Basil Valdez and the 70s Divas on Feb. 14, 2015 8:00 PM at Solaire Grand Ballroom. On Feb. 14, 2015, Saturday at The Theater at 8:00 PM, Iconic pop diva Kuh Ledesma reunites with Music & Magic for a special Valentine’s Day concert that promises a repertoire of classic love songs, renditions of pop favorites, and their signature livewire production numbers. On Feb. 13, 2015, Friday at The Theatre 8:00 PM, Romance meets nostalgia this Valentine season as Russell Thompkins, Jr. and New Stylistics indulge audiences in chart-topping hits of the 70s. The Stylistics was the group behind multi-awarded singles, such as “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” and “You’ll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart.” Buy your tickets now at Solaire Concierge or at ticketworld.com.ph. For more details, please call 888-8888.





Enjoy a captivating Valentines concert featuring Side A and Jon Santos at the Grand Acacia Ballroom, Acacia Hotel Alabang. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Guest Services desk. Check out also Acacia Hotel's Valentine's dining options. Better book your tables now at The Lobby at Acacia, A Steakhouse, Acaci. Call Acacia Hotel at 720-2000 for inquiries and reservations.




Whisk your date off for a romantic Valentine weekend overlooking Taal lake & Volcano at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay! Call +632 9178225 or mobile +63 09178091254 for inquiries and reservations.




Festivity of Romance and New Beginnings this Love Month at Century Park Hotel. For more information, please call Century Park Hotel's food and beverage at 528 5837 or 528 8888.

  • Eat to your happy heart’s content by checking out the lavish dinner buffet spread at the Café in the Park on February 14 from 6pm to 10:30pm. For P1,430+, you and your lady love can indulge in a wide selection of food.
  • Enjoy a Century Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant's heart-warming five-course set menu is only P2,060 net for two persons. This “Lovers’ Set Menu” or the Aiko – Ka Set is available for lunch and dinner on February 14 and 15 and for dinner only on February 13.
  • At the Atrium Lounge, a romantic evening awaits all couples. The Trio of Strings musicians’ amorous serenade makes it a perfect venue for that romantic date where you and your love can enjoy our specially-prepared Valentine Special Set Menu and Valentine Appetizer Platter that go perfectly well with the Valentine exclusive drinks – “A Toast to Love” and “Cupid’s Deep”.




VALENTINES SPECIAL AT HOTEL SOFITEL

On February 13 - 15, 2015, delight in the warmth of food from the heart as Chef Bettina Arguelles teases with a sampling of the Aphrodisiac Affair Special Menu at Spiral. A culinary selection that features heartwarming dishes for celebrating couples, experience the decadent secret of Valentines with Master Chocolatier, Tweet Obsequio and her chocolate works of art whilst being serenaded by special musical performers, A Capella. Dining couples may commemorate this special occasion with their Sofitel selfies fronting a larger-than-life LOVE installation and avail of featured Valentines merchandise from Spiral2Go.
Rates are set at:
February 13
LUNCH - P2,300+++ per adult
DINNER - P3,500+++ per adult
February 14
LUNCH - P3,600+++ per adult
DINNER - P3,700+++ per adult
February 15
LUNCH - P3,450+++ per adult
DINNER - P3,300+++ per adult

Inclusions:
- Upgraded buffet with a surprise gift for the couple on Valentine's Day.
- Surprise gift with LOVE stand during February 14th Brunch and Dinner.
- 1 + 1 = love photo booth on Valentine's Day.
- Romantic entertainment with acappella singers at Spiral on February 14th.
- With a glass of sparkling wine for dinner on the 13th, 14th and 15th of February.
Please click HERE to make an online reservation/inquiry or you may pay now online to guarantee your booking.
Treat your loved one to an evening of romance with the scenic Manila Bay sunset and the lush greenery of Hotel Sofitel's Sunset Bar as the stage for your Valentine’s Day escapade. Enjoy an array of barbecued specialties with free flowing beers, iced tea and a glass of sparkling rosé as a string quartet serenades you through this shared epicurean journey. On Saturday, February 14, be sure to reserve a seat on or before 7:30pm at catch a glimpse of the Pyromusical Competition.

Barbecue Rates are set as follows:
February 13 P2,300+++ per person
February 14 P2,420+++ per person
February 15 P2,200+++ per person
P1,100+++ for children ages 4–11 years old
Please click HERE to make an online reservation or inquiry. Pay now via credit card or PayPal account to guarantee your booking.

VALENTINE'S SPECIAL at SUNSET BAR HOTEL SOFITEL:
On February 13 - 15, 2015 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, you and your beloved can dine under a blanket of stars and the expansive dancing waters of the Manila Bay stretched before you as Sunset Bar presents a magnifique rendezvous this Valentine's Day. Spoil your loved one with a private dinner in their very own Adam & Eve daybed or White Canopy set-up with a string quartet serenading you through a sumptuous set menu masterfully prepared by the hotel's culinary artisans with other featured enhancements for a truly memorable romantic engagement. Rates are as follows:
>>Adam and Eve Package: P15,000+++
Inclusive of four-course set menu, bottle of sparkling wine and private butler.
>>White Canopy Package: P30,000+++
Inclusive of six-course set menu, heart chocolate pralines, flower bouquet arranged by Le Botanicals, a bottle of champagne and a private butler. 
Note: Prepayment 2 days in advance is required.
Accor Advantage Plus members enjoy an extra bottle of A|X rose wine for the Adam and Eve Package, or an extra bottle of champagne for the White Canopy Package.

Please click HERE to view full details and to make an online reservation or inquiry.





Fall in love again at The Manila Hotel with their Romantic Splendor promotional Valentine's package from February 13 to 15. Package is inclusive of:
- Overnight accommodations in a Superior Deluxe Room or Sunrise/Sunset Suite,
- Complimentary breakfast for 2 at Cafe Ilang-Ilang,
- Choice of either Shiatsu, Swedish, or The Manila Hotel Signature massage at The Manila Hotel Spa.
Rate is P14,000.00 net per night for Superior Deluxe and P20,000.00 net per night for Sunrise/Sunset Suites. For inquiries and reservations, call Manila Hotel at 527 0011 local 1175 to 1179 or email: resvn@manila-hotel.com.ph.





Valentine's Buffet Packages at Crimson Hotel Alabang:
February 13 || February 14:
P1,000 ++    || P1,250 ++ ---- Lunch Buffet
P2,000 ++    || P2,000++ ---- *Dinner Buffet
*Dinner Buffet comes with a live serenade, box of chocolate and a glass of wine. For inquiries and reservations please call Crimson Hotel at (+632) 863-2222.





A romantic affair at Makati Shangri-la Hotel on February 14, 2015 with an intimate six-course dinner at the Lobby Lounge for P3,888+++ per person. Feel the love with the amorous ambience courtesy of soothing performances by female vocalist Aia de Leon and balladeer Jeffrey Hidalgo. Book a table now by calling (632) 814 2580 or e-mail rric.slm@shangri-la.com.




Lovely dishes are served with delight at the Diamond Hotel's unique dining spots. Corniche Restaurant paves the sweet way to your pre to post hearty Valentine dinner buffet feasts with a glass of Moet & Chandon at P2,950 nett per person and a serenade by the Vince Lahorra Quartet. All ladies availing of the buffet dinner on February 14 will get a complimentary rose and a special gift. For an authentic Japanese gastronomic escapade with your sweetheart, feast on Yurakuen Restaurant’s 8-course Kaiseki dinner set menu served with a glass of Moet & Chandon at P2,450 nett per person. Chill at the Sky Lounge Music Bar and enjoy Valentine’s with live music and two standard drinks for only P500 nett per person. To set emotions ablaze, a featured band performs on February 13 while the Music Network Band on February 14, 2015. For restaurant reservations please call Diamond Hotel at (632) 529-3000 ext. 1121. Prior reservation is encouraged.




LOVE IN FIFTY SHADES AT MARRIOTT CAFE

Excite your senses in "The Red Room", specially designed for Valentine's Day. This room is filled with the most tempting pastries and chocolates. Diners get a chance to own a coveted Pandora Charm Bracelet inspired by Mr. Grey's gift to Ms. Steele when you dine at Marriott Cafe on the said dates. For reservations, call Marriott Hotel at 988-9999.




A sophisticated Valentine's Day celebration awaits you and your loved one at InterContinental Manila. Spend the night in a romantic poolside garden setting highlighted by Prince Albert's famed Prime Rib paired with your choice of Australian Wine. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at the Cafe Jeepney. Feast on an array of international spread and decadent desserts that will surely make your night memorable. To book a table, please call Hotel Intercon at 793-7000 ext. 771.




Make Valentine’s Day an unforgettable experience as Manila Peninsula sets the mood for couples to express their amour for each other while indulging in a number of romantic delights. In addition, ladies dining on Valentine’s Day will receive a gift of Peninsula chocolates.

Manila Pen's Escolta
February 13 & 14: Ultimate Seafood Dinner Buffet
P3,400* per person with a glass of champagne
P2,500* (adults)
P1,300* (children)

February 15: Valentine’s Ultimate Brunch
P3,500* per person with free-flow champagne for adults
P2,400* (adults)
P1,300* (children)

The Lobby at Manila Pen
February 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet
P2,100* per person
8pm to 12 midnight

Manila Peninsula's Old Manila
February 13 - 14:
P5,200* Five-course set menu with a glass of champagne
P4,400* Five-course set menu
*All prices are subject to 10% service charge. All offers are subject to availability and advance reservation is required.

To inquire about this unique dining experience, please call Manila Peninsula Hotel at +63(2) 887-2888 or email diningpmn@peninsula.com.





Planning a Valentine's Family Weekend away from the hustle & bustle & horrendous traffic of Manila? Check out Summit Ridge Hotel's Valentine's Suite Deals! Stay 2 nights on February 13-14, 2015 and avail a 25% discount on your stay plus a romantic 4-course dinner for 4 at C2 Classic Cuisine. Please call Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay at (632) 240-6888 / 0922-8526800 for inquiries and reservations.




On February 14, make plans to dine at Hotel H20's Makan Makan and savor a truly satisfying Valentine’s. Makan Makan turns romantic with the twinkling lights of the seaside boulevard accompanying a full set meal especially prepared by the chefs for this special day. To complete the romantic mood, two glasses of wine, a long-stemmed rose will be yours...and an acoustic band to serenade diners. What's more? Prepare to drop your jaw as this romantic comedy dinner features comedians to complete the night. Best of all, the special rates for this promotion are easy to fall in love with, P699 net per person. Visit hotelh2odeals.com for more details.




Have your Valentine dinner prepared live by Holiday Inn Manila Galleria's Italian Executive Chef Angelo Faoro! Enjoy a 5-course demi buffet dinner and more, and experience an interactive meal with your loved one all for P1,600++ per person. Call 633-7111 or email fandbreservations@ihg.com for inquiries and reservations.




Some things are fondly remembered because of their simplicity and the sincerity behind it. Keeping it sweet and simple, one of the newest hotels in the metro, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila offers SIMPLY RED, Valentine's Day Room Promotion. With double occupancy rates starting at P8,300+++, enjoy a bottle of red wine, assorted goodies and other memorable amenities. Valid on February 13 and/or 14, 2015. Couples staying in a Hyatt King / Twin on Feb. 13 or 14 who book their Valentine celebration at the Cafe will be automatically upgraded to a Deluxe room. For bookings, call 691-1234 or email reservations.manila-cod@hyatt.com.

The Café of HYATT City of Dreams Manila has hearty Valentine offers, as well:
February 14:
>>Lunch P1,688net (Regular buffet with Valentine specialty items*)
     Dinner P2,488net (with one glass of Chandon or One Glass of Iced Tea or Soda)
February 15:
>>Lunch P2,088net (with bottomless Chandon or bottomless Iced Tea or Soda)
    Dinner PHP 2,488net (with one glass of Chandon or One Glass of Iced Tea or Soda)
*Specialty items include Lobster, Lamb chops, Baked oysters and Specialty desserts
For inquiries and reservations, please call 691-1234 and ask for Reservations for The Cafe.

More date options at City of Dreams HERE.







Rekindle the romance this love month at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. A romantic culinary journey (click thru the photos for a larger image) with your loved one at Crowne Plaza's dining spots, and a romantic weekend escape. Please call Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria at (632) 633-7222 for reservations.




Surprise your loved one with a delightful spread of International dishes at Hotel Jen's (formerly Traders Hotel) Latitude or a buffet of freshly prepared Japanese delicacies at Kitsho. Couples get free one (1) bottle of wine at Latitude or one (1) bottle of sake at Kitsho, a rose and mini cake. Please call 795-8888 or email food&beverage.hjm@hoteljen.com.




Valentine’s Day Specials at Dusit Hotel's Basix are a divine start to a truly romantic evening. From February 13 to 15, you can enjoy a sumptuous feast of grilled steaks, tandoor roasted meats, seafood and paella paired with a selection of unlimited chilled juices, local beer, iced tea, wine, and Prosecco. For inquiries and reservations call 238-8888.





Celebrate Valentine's Day at Chaos Manila City of Dreams and party the night out on the first annual Valentine's Day Love Ball of Chaos Manila, featuring the gorgeous and talented Nicole Scherzinger. For tickets, inquiries or table reservations, please call 0917-3813398. For guest listing, please email chaostablereservations@cod-manila.com. You can also buy your tickets HERE.




Celebrate Love at Heritage Hotel Manila! This coming February 14, savor the flavors of love in an intimate and romantic dinner while overlooking city lights and bathing in moonlit glow. Heighten the moment with your Valentine while violinist, Romantic Strings, fill the evening with romance as you sip free flow of wine with the love of your life. For inquiries and reservations, please call Heritage Hotel Manila at 854-8888 local 7355 or email foodbev@heritagehotelmanila.com. For the latest promos, visit www.heritagehotelmanila.com.




Celebrate Valentines Day with a great view and Love In The Skye on February 13 & 14! Treat your special someone to a delectable 3-course set Dinner with complimentary glass of Champagne at P2,000 per head. Skye is located at the Roofdeck W High Street Blgd, 11th Ave corner 28th Street, BGC. For reservations, please contact 478-4284 or 0932-8567593.




Celebrate romance in paradise! An intimate dinner for two at Mactan Shangri-la Cebu's most scenic spots: The Observatory, Gazebo, Acqua Veranda or CHI Cabana: P15,000 per couple OR Boat Jetty or Beachfront: P10,500 per couple. Available for dinner on February 14, 2015. Advanced booking is highly recommended. For other dining options, please call the Restaurant Reservation and Information Center at (6332) 231-8224 or email fbreservations.mac@shangri-la.com.




Celebrating Valentine's in Boracay? The Sea Pavilion of Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa is your best option. It is dramatically located on a hilltop with sweeping views of the ocean. Share with your special someone the experience of a romantic dinner amidst a gorgeous hidden spot in the resort. A memorable evening awaits with Shangri-La’s fine service and Sirena restaurant’s exquisite seafood dishes created by world-class chefs. This elegant hideaway promises a new level of luxury to your romantic moments in Boracay. For inquiries and reservations, please call Shangri-la Boracay at (63 36) 288-4988 or email: restaurantreservations.slbo@shangri-la.com.




Single? Ever tried Speed Dating? Telu Events and Holiday Inn Makati's Oz Bar presents 50 Shades of Love on Valentine's Day February 14, 2015 Saturday from 6pm onwards at OZ bar located at the Roof Deck of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. This is for single males and females, 23-35 years old. TICKET PRICE: P1,200 with dinner and drink. Limited slots only. Pre-registration required HERE.




On February 14, 2015, enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars at New World Hotel Manila Bay. The evening will feature an exquisite five-course dinner with floral surprises and live music will promise an enchanting evening. Call the Food & Beverage Reservations Center at +63 2 252 6888 ext. 7291 to reserve your table.





How about a romantic Valentine cruise at Manila Bay on Feb 14? For only P650 per person, you get a dinner buffet, 1.5-hour Manila Bay Cruise, live entertainment and surprise giveaway. Reserve between 7:30pm and 8:30pm to catch the pyromusical show. Please call 834-6857 (-58) for more info and reservations. 





A Valentine date with a bit of history? Why not! Check out Corregidor Valentine Getaway for only P8,000 per couple. Make your reservations at 834-6867 / 0917-5132625 / 0922-337-0068.





Celebrate Love and Life at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay with a Special Themed Dinner Menu & Massage Packages for February 9-15, 2015. For inquiries, please call Nurture Spa at 0918- 8888772 / 0917-6878873 / (632)710-9786 or email: info@nurture.com.ph.




Treat your favorite human to a Cosmic Valentine Weekend on February 13 - 15, 2015 with The Mind Museum's special treats! Get your tickets HERE





Valentine's dinner packages with Pyromusical Show are available at restaurants located at SM Mall of Asia's Veranda, SM By The Bay, and Two ECom Center. 



A romantic hot air balloon ride could literally take your relationship to new heights. Check out and get tickets to Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.




Plan a one-day getaway with your loved ones at Sky Ranch Tagaytay on Feb. 14. Don't miss the fireworks display at 7pm to add spark to a romantic evening. Entrance fee to Sky Ranch Tagaytay during weekdays: P80; Weekends and Holidays: P100.





Celebrate Valentine's by watching romantic films under the stars at the NUVALI's Night-Sky Cinema Outdoor Film Screening. Be cheesey on Feb. 14, and watch Sleepless in Seattle, 50 First Dates, and The Fault in Our Stars at The Fields of Nuvali Sta. Rosa. Gates open at 4pm and admission is FREE. Foodtrucks are available at the venue. But of course, you can still bring your own food if you want. Remember also to bring your blankets for a more cuddly feel.



These Valentine's Date Ideas are just suggestions. Remember, what matters most is who you're with and not where you are. Expressing your love and affection to your loved ones is really what Valentine's is all about. Happy Valentine's everyone!


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