Shangri-La at the Fort’s High Street Lounge presents its new menu, starting with an all-day breakfast, such as the signature High Street Breakfast (fluffy parmesan waffle with warm baked beans, sunny-side eggs, grilled tomato, and mushrooms, spruced up by choice savories such as High Street Tapa, Smokehouse Tocino, Spiced Truffle Ham or Kesong Puti).
Other choices include lighter varieties, such as a Smoothie Bowl, Eggs and Toasts, and Avocado Toast made from crisped focaccia with rich avocado topped with poached eggs and nori crumble.
High Street Lounge is open 6 a.m.-12 midnight, Sundays-Thursdays, and 6 a.m.-1 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays.
Tel. 8200888, www.highstreetlounge-fort.com
Swagat’s new home
Swagat Indian Cuisine has moved to its new home on the ground floor of The Columns, corner of Amorsolo Street and Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.
Owner and chef Komal Khanchandani says that the new location will continue to offer authentic home-cooked style and reasonably priced specialties to its Filipino, Indian and expat patrons.
Swagat is also a vegetarian and halal restaurant that caters to Muslim visitors and expats, and vegans.
Chicken Inasal meal with unli rice
Mang Inasal’s “Solb sa Busog” offers a hefty serving of chicken inasal with unli rice for only P117. Marinated in a secret sauce and grilled, Mang Inasal chicken inasal is best enjoyed kamayan-style (with bare hands), with the unlimited serving of rice doused with a mix of its signature sawsawan of chicken oil, soy sauce, calamansi or vinegar.
Mang Inasal also serves Sizzling Meaty Sarap Pork Sisig, Meatynamnam Palabok and Pinoy Halo-Halo.
Kitsho’s ‘yukata’ challenge
Kitsho serves fresh catch that’s farmed from the wilds of Japan’s vast seascapes. These prized catch are sought-after staples throughout Nippon-land this time of year.
Some of these savory dishes include mebaru shioyaki (boiled saltwater fish), chi ayu (young fish tempura), mebaru nitsuke (saltwater grilled fish), and ayu (freshwater grilled sweet fish).
Ramen dishes plus chahan and gyoza will be offered in its à la carte buffet. There will be no buffet spread setup, so everything that diners wish to sample and savor will be prepared only when ordered.
Diners get a 10-percent discount from all the orders, except the à la carte buffet, if they wear a yukata when they dine at Kitsho. They should take a photo and post the snapshot in their Facebook or Instagram account with the hashtag #iamKitshoKimono.
Diner who gets the most number of shares wins a prize—a gift voucher worth P5,000.
Tel. 9943623 or 8776379
Aperitivo returns to Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge
Marco Polo Ortigas brings back Aperitivo at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. From 5-8 p.m., guests are treated with a selection of appetizers paired with premium spirits and cocktails.
There’s a selection of Italian charcuterie and antipasti in a platter, such as salami, prosciutto and ham, with blue cheese, brie and manchego cheese. Shrimp salad and salmon with sardines are added to the lineup with a basket of bread and spread selections.
Tel. 7207777, www.marcopolohotels.com
Pan Pacific Manila’s Grab & Go Selection
Pan Pacific Manila’s Lobby Lounge features a variety of to-go sandwiches and salads for only P200.
Gourmet creations include New Orleans signature Muffaletta Sandwich in Focaccia Bread (layers of chorizo, pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, cheddar and gruyère cheese, lettuce and olive tapenade served on warm focaccia bread) and Ham and Cheese Croissant (sliced farmer’s ham, tomato, onion, lettuce and gruyère cheese on a flaky croissant).
Complement your choice sandwich with an appetizing vegetarian fare of Mango Kani Salad with fresh sweet mangoes, crab stick and cucumber, topped with fish roe and dried seaweed or G&G Salad made with selected fresh greens, mango, grapes, tomato, feta cheese, walnut, topped with grilled chicken breast drizzled in garlic-mayo dressing.
Lobby Lounge is at G/F, Pan Pacific Manila, M. Adriatico corner Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila; tel. 3180788