Festive and delectable selections as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila presents its first cloud kitchen, aptly named EASY PEASY.

We expect most celebrations to honor our moms this weekend to be held in the comfort of our homes primarily due to the ongoing quarantine restrictions. There will be, for sure, those who will opt to go outside to give our queens of the house a change of scenery in this new normal. Whether we mark this day especially reserved for them at home or outside, the metro’s finest establishments will have ready special culinary treats, sweets, and gifts.

Sofitel Manila’s first cloud kitchen EASY PEASY

This Mother’s Day, staying in has never been more festive and delectable as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila presents its first cloud kitchen, aptly named EASY PEASY, in celebration of super mom’s special day.

It is mom’s holiday and what better way to make her feel like a queen than ordering in a hearty spread – easy peasy. EASY PEASY features delightful favorites, beloved classics, and new specialties delivered straight to one’s doorstep. With just a few taps of the fingers, epicures can get a taste of scrumptious treats such as Sofitel’s signature chocolate chip cookies, French croissant, pain au chocolat, a pizza and pasta menu, Singapore’s popular Hainanese chicken, savory and spicy Thai red beef curry, Tex-Mex staple slow-cooked steak fajitas, and prime US-grade rib-eye steak, just to name a few.

“EASY PEASY is only the beginning of endless possibilities for us and our guests to travel through taste with various cuisines, explore new food trends, and reimagine the Sofitel gastronomic experience. As we celebrate a holiday in honor of the special woman in our life, there is nothing more perfect than a scrumptious gift for mom to express our love,” shares executive chef Bettina Arguelles.

EASY PEASY’s menu is available daily, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and may be ordered directly through Facebook, phone, or email, as well as through major food delivery platforms Grab, foodpanda, and Pickaroo.

For inquiries and direct orders, send a message through the Easy Peasy Manila Facebook page or call (+632) 8832-6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com. Follow Easy Peasy Manila on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and fresh promotions.

Taste like home: A tribute to mom at Dusit Thani Manila

Dusit Thani Manila pays tribute to all the moms this Mother’s Day by serving up cherished heirloom recipes recreated by its chefs.

Benjarong’s chef Watcharaphon Yongbanthom is sharing a dish that her mom would cook when their family is complete at home. Miang Pla Nung is made with steamed sea bass, Thai rice noodles with spicy peanut sauce and lettuce cups. Priced at P3,500 nett, this Thai set menu includes Som Tam Tord (crispy papaya salad), Guay Tiew Luy Suan (spring roll with minced chicken), Gaeng Khieo Wan Gai (green curry) Gam Moo Yang (grilled pork cheek) and Kanom Tako (water chestnut pudding).

Chef Xerxes Narciso is preparing Paella de Mariscos, made with saffron, mussels, prawns, clams and Spanish chorizo. This set includes Green Salad, Sous Vide Grilled Pork Jowl, Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs and Dusit Chocolate Cake for P3,800 nett per set.

Chirashi Jyu is one of the comfort foods that chef Hiroyuki Fukata enjoyed while growing up. It is a mixture of sashimi favorites. For P4,500 nett per set, you’ll get to enjoy Kani Sarada (crabstick and lettuce), Gyuniku Cream Cheese Maki (simmered beef with cream cheese), Wafu Steak (US rib eye), Wakadori Teriyaki (grilled chicken in teriyaki sauce), Nin-Niku Yakimeshi (Japanese style garlic rice), and Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake.

In honor of mom’s special day, every order of takeaway set menu comes with a complimentary box of award-winning Laing Empanada, which traces its roots back to chef Paul Samonte’s childhood in his hometown.

For a change of scenery, treat mom to an actual dining experience at The Pantry from May 7 to 9. Get a complimentary bottle of wine for every spent of P5,000 in one bill. A royal treatment to the queen of the house also awaits at Benjarong. Delight mom with an unforgettable Mother’s Day set dinner including all her favorite authentic Thai dishes for P1,800 per person. Moms dine for free as long as accompanied by three full-paying family members. For every family of four availing of the promo, get a complimentary weekend buffet voucher for The Pantry, valid for six months.

You can also order family a la carte dishes. For the complete menu, click through this link: https://bit.ly/3eJEVpP

Dusit Lifestyle members get 30-percent discount. Call (+632) 7238-8888 to reserve in advance.

Dusit Thani Manila’s Steak Set

Culinary treats, sweets from Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila honors moms with a range of amazing culinary treats and more – from an Al Fresco Weekend Barbecue to gourmet or afternoon tea takeaway sets, specialty cakes, or beautifully curated hampers and bespoke gifts.

Dine and unwind with the whole family in a breezy al fresco setting by the pool, while indulging in the finest grilled meats from the hotel’s special barbeque à la carte and set menu, available on Fridays, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Rate starts at P350 net for à la carte menu and P1,750 net for barbeque set. Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s all-day Al Fresco Dining also features HEAT and Summer Palace favorites, available daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a special Mother’s Day set menu available for the month of May.

Families who opt to celebrate in the comfort of their own homes can make the occasion extra special with Gourmet On the Move Mother’s Day at Home Set menu featuring salmon coulibiac, roast chicken casserole with red wine, seafood paella with chorizo and scallops, quinoa and feta stuffed roasted bell peppers, potato lyonnaise with gruyere gratin vegetables, saffron cream, red wine sauce, and pommeru mustard, a selection of cupcakes, and chocolate lava with chocolate sauce. The rate for this set is at P3,700 net, good for five persons, available for the whole month of May.

Delight mom with a high tea celebration with Mother’s Day Filipino-themed Afternoon Tea Set at P1,700 net, available for the month of May, which may be enjoyed by the pool with views of the lush gardens or at home.

Executive pastry chef Martin Frowd also created limited edition Mother’s Day specialty cakes. Choose from Mother of Pearl, chocolate box with hidden pralines, or the bouquet apple pie at P1,200 net. Special Mother’s Day gift hampers filled with sweets and treats are also available starting at P2,500 net.

For inquiries or reservations, please call (+632) 8633-8888 or email reservations.esl@shangri-la.com. Visit www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila for more information.

Edsa Shangri-La Manila’s Mother’s Day gift hamper

Manila Marriott offers stay at home Mother’s Day Feast

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (on May 9, FYI), you’ve got a limited amount of time to shop for the perfect gift to brighten up her day. Here are stay-at-home feasts and treats that go beyond a bouquet of roses that will surely make her feel extra special while keeping safe.

Mother’s Set Menu To Go

Mama’s Crockpot Special (P3,700 nett) is good for three to four persons and comes with a Classic Slow Cooked Beef Roulade (1.5kg) in mushroom sauce served with chef crafted sides such as Fettuccini Pasta in Black Truffle Cream, Buttery Whipped Potatoes, and Sautéed Organic Vegetable Medley. Of course a celebration wouldn’t be complete without a cake. This package comes with a Makeup Kit Cake made of chocolate moist, salted chocolate caramel ganache, chocolate butter cream, and fondant icing for the edible “makeup” decoration. This offer is available from May 1 to 9 only for pickup or takeaway.

Mother’s Day Special Cakes

Put a smile on mom’s face with a special cake from Marriott Café Bakery. Whether celebrating together or apart, a big slice or two of this sweet treat can brighten up the occasion.

For the queen of your life who missed getting dressed, the Makeup Kit Cake (P1,200 nett) made of chocolate moist, salted chocolate caramel ganache, chocolate butter cream, fondant icing for the edible “makeup” decoration is something she’ll appreciate. Add in a lovely pair of Chocolate Handbag and High Heels and she’ll surely be even more delighted.

If you want to keep it personalized, include a thoughtful message with a personalized inscription on the cake. Choose from Carrot Entremet (P1,200 nett) made of carrot sponge, crème cheese cremeux, pineapple compote, orange colored glaze, chocolate soil, and carrot meringue; Caramel and Chocolate Cake (P1,200 nett) made of vanilla almond sponge, chocolate cremeux, strawberry compote, caramel mousse, marble glaze; Ube Leche Flan Cake (P1,200 nett) made of ube chiffon cake, Filipino caramel custard, chocolate coconut and bamboo, and purple chocolate cacao butter; and the King James Cake (P1,200 nett) made of super moist chocolate cake, crème de cacao, Kahlua, chocolate cream ganache, and dark chocolate glaze.

There are also options for the coffee and cheesecake lover mom. Gift her with a Tiramisu Streusel Cake (P1,200 nett) made of mascarpone vanilla cream, lady finger sponge, coffee-flavored syrup, Harveys Bristol, almond crumble, and cocoa powder; Mango Cheesecake (P1,300 nett) made of baked cheesecake, graham butter crust, fresh mango, and white chocolate colored cocoa butter; and Strawberry Cheesecake (P1,300 nett) made of baked cheesecake, graham butter crust, fresh mango, and white chocolate colored cocoa butter. These treats are available from May 1 to 9.

All Mother’s Day offers are available for pickup and takeaway. More offers available in Pickaroo, GrabFood, and foodpanda. Payment may be settled via MasterCard and VISA debit cards, major credit cards, PayMaya, GCash, and Cash on Delivery. Delivery maybe arranged thru Delishvery or thru customer’s chosen courier. For inquiries, orders, and more information on the latest offers of Manila Marriott, call (+632) 8998-9999 or (+63) 917-8599521 for orders. For more information, visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, follow @manilamarriott at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be on the loop and join the Viber Community, Make It Marriott.

Chocolate Handbag and High Heels

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati Homemade DIY Cake for mom

Holiday Inn and Suites Makati has come up with a unique idea to show mothers how to make them feel extra special. This Mother’s Day, let’s show our moms at home that they deserve all the love and attention on this special day.

The chefs at Holiday Inn and Suites Makati have prepared a simple yet fun way of showing mom some extra love with the Mother’s Day Homemade DIY Cake Kit. It’s a fun and sweet bonding activity at home for mom and kids. As they say, action speaks louder than words and there’s no better way to show your love than to make them something from the heart.

It’s time to unleash the pastry chef in you and bake a cake from scratch with this DIY cake kit which includes a cake flour mix, buttercream icing, decorative candy sprinkles, an 8-inch cake pan, 3-piece spatula set, and two aprons. You don’t have to worry if you don’t have prior experience in baking, an easy-to-follow instructional baking video will be provided via a QR link. All you’ll be needing is an oven, some creativity and zest and then you’re all set! The extra effort you put in to show mom you care is indeed priceless.

Avail of this special DIY Kit for Mother’s Day for only P1,350 nett. Order at least one day in advance. You may have it picked up or arrange a convenient delivery at your doorstep. Available until May 9. For order and inquiries, call (+632) 7506-8132 or Viber (+63) 917-5968897. To know more about the promos and offerings, visit www.makati.holidayinn.com and like and follow us in Facebook and Instagram at HolidayInnMakati. Join IHG Rewards Club to enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits. Sign up at http://bit.ly/HISMIHGRCSignUp.

It’s time to unleash the pastry chef in you and bake a cake from scratch.

Gifts to spoil mom, tasty treats for family from Crimson Hotel

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila has whipped up special offers and food takeaways for the most important women in our lives this Mother’s Day.

Sweet, spice, and everything nice? Café Eight makes dining at home more exciting with “Thai’s the Limit” – a flavor-packed lunch or dinner takeaway that the whole family can savor on mom’s special day. Complete from appetizer to dessert, this Thai-inspired feast is good for four people and served in a self-heating portable hotbox for P1,500 net: Thai Shrimp Cake, Pomelo Salad, Thai Grilled Chicken, Pad Thai, and Sticky Mango Rice.

For the whole month of May, Firehouse Pizza offers the perfect bundle of flavor for the woman who deserves the best. Treat mom to a pizza date at home with a selection of one signature pizza, one pizza of the month, eight pieces of parmesan fried chicken wings with garlic aioli, one pan of Bolognese with your choice of pasta, and six orders New York cheesecake – all these for only P2,000 net.

For moms whose guilty pleasures include delicacies and desserts with a French flair, our soon-to-open patisserie + boulangerie – Baker J has dainty treats in store on her special day.

Pamper mom from the moment she wakes up. Nothing will make her feel more like a queen than Baker J’s Breakfast in Bed Surprise, while she indulges between bites of buttery pastries such as Pain au Chocolat, Cashew Praliné, Raspberry croissant, Tigré, Financier, Madeleine, Canelé, Douceur mango paired with homemade pineapple jam. Why not serve it with her favorite cup of coffee and a handwritten note for that little extra touch?

Cap the celebration off on a sweet note with Cakes as Sweet as mom Baker J’s moist and delectable cakes she will surely love. Get 25-percent off on Baker J gâteaux – Choco Royale, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Red Pearl, and Mango Graham.

To make the day more extraordinary, moms will each receive a free Rustan’s Gouache canvas pouch bag with a minimum purchase worth P1,500. For more details, visit www.crimsonhotelfilinvestcity.com, call (+63) 998-9613409, or email dining@crimsonhotel.com.

Baker J cake

More ways to celebrate Mom’s Day at Sheraton Manila

Sheraton Manila Hotel offers more ways to celebrate Mom’s Day whether you’re staying at home or surprising her with a special dinner.

Dine at the Vubble

A special four-course menu with sparkling wine, bouquet, and cake at the Vubble—a luxury outdoor pod with a 360-degree view of the pool and garden. The menu features Home Cured Salmon with Honey Mustard Dressing, Duck Consommé Soup with Duck Rillete Won Ton, and US Prime Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Lobster Tail with garlic potato puree, honey-roasted carrots. Available for lunch and dinner from May 7 to 9 for only P6,000++ per guest.

Lobster and Steak Buffet at S Kitchen

The buffet features a grilling station with lobster, prawns, tuna panga, stuffed squid, barbecue pork belly, and beef rump. There’s also a salad bar, smoked salmon, Japanese station for sashimi, seafood chowder, baked whole salmon at the carving station, tempura, crispy pata, and other Filipino favorites.

Book a seat for only P2,700 nett per guest. Available for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. (two sittings at 5 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) from May 7 to 9 only.

Stay at Home Feast

The Queen’s Feast is a Mother’s Day Takeaway Package that includes Caesar Salad with crisp bacon, parmesan cheese, and dressing, Grilled US Choice Beef Ribeye and Garlic Butter Prawns served with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables with fresh herbs, chimichurri sauce, and peppercorn sauce. Complete the celebration with the Queen’s Cake made of mascarpone cheese and caramel tablea. Get The Queen’s Feast Package for P11,000 nett good for six to eight guests. Available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for pick up or takeaway.

Mom’s Special Cake

Show mom how much you love her with the 8-inch Queen’s Cake made of white mascarpone cheese mousse and caramel chocolate tablea. Get it for P1,000 nett for pick up or takeaway, and delivery for P1,200 nett via GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pickaroo. This offer is available from May 7 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For inquiries and orders, contact (+632) 7902-1808 or (+63) 905-2791187. For more information on the latest offers and to join ongoing conversations, visit www.sheratonmanila.com.

Give mom a well-deserved break and celebrate her day with The Queen’s Feast Package for Takeaway.

Charming ‘brunch’ basket from Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Mother’s Day Brunch Basket features freshly baked treasures like Richmonde’s mini version of its signature ensaymada, the Korean-inspired cream cheese and chives bun, and French baguette complement the homemade goodness of the chicken galantine and the premium mortadella and lyoner cold cuts. The choice of grilled veggie wrap or grilled beef sandwich adds a filling option to the basket, while revel bars and sliced kiwi bring a bit of sweetness to the brunch set.

Available for pickup or delivery from May 8 to 30, it is priced at only P1,280 nett and is good for two persons. Delivery fees apply but for addresses within the San Miguel, Pearl Drive, and Escriva Drive areas, delivery is free.

For inquiries and orders, please call (+632) 8638-7777 or (+63) 917-5344352. One day lead time is required.

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Mother’s Day Brunch Basket

Fiesta de Mayo for mom at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is dedicating this festive month of May to all the mothers with its Fil-Mex-inspired takeaway fare featuring empanadas with unique flavors, and distinctive noodle dishes.

Perfect for snacks and as part of your lunch or dinner meal, Eastwood Café+Bar’s Meat Empanadas are anything but ordinary. Packed in boxes of six pieces, these fried flaky turnovers come in four variants: Pork Humba (P475), Pork Sisig (P515), Chicken Inasal (P545), and Callos (P475).

Since it’s not a party without a platter of pancit, executive chef Vic Barangan whipped up four delectable Celebration Noodles in honor of mom. There’s Pancit Alibawang (P725), Hot Ribs Pancit (P865), Pancit con Lechon (P885), and Mee Goreng (P845).

To celebrate mom’s special day, order the Mother’s Day Bundle which comes with your choice of Celebration Noodles and Meat Empanadas, plus a 6-inch moist Richmonde Chocolate Cake for only P1,650 nett. This set may be shared by four to five persons and includes a token for mom from Emperador Distillers.

Mom’s Fiesta de Mayo offerings are available from May 7 to 31 for curbside pickup and delivery within Metro Manila from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Delivery charges apply but deliveries within Eastwood City are free.

For inquiries and orders, please call (+632) 8570-7777 or (+63) 917-8210333 (mobile & Viber) or log on to www.eastwoodrichmondehotel.com.ph for more information. One day lead time is required.

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Mother’s Day Bundle

Mother’s Day Indulgence Set from Century Park Hotel

On May 8 to 9, Century Park Hotel honors the woman who always provides unconditional love. For only P1,495 net, give a treat to the queen of your life with the hotel’s Mother’s Day Indulgence Set. The package includes a Mixed Seafood Platter, an assortment of grilled mussels, prawns, salmon, squid and tanigue fillet. Cap off this mélange of rich flavors with its Strawberry Torte Sponge Cake, a yummy dessert made of strawberry marmalade, strawberry pastry cream, and fresh strawberries on the top. The Queen of the House will surely be delighted with this wonderful surprise.

Open for takeout and delivery, kindly book in advance by sending a text or Viber message to (+63) 917-6332497. Transactions can be made through Paypal account at payments@centurypark.com.ph, send your proof of payment to the Viber number afterwards and advise of the pick-up time and date (May 8 to 9 only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For home delivery, you may arrange for Grab, Lalamove, or other delivery services. Transport fees will be shouldered by the customer.

“We celebrate our mothers all the time and Mother’s Day is the occasion when they are made to feel that this is their official day. We hope that through our Indulgence Set, we are able to show the love and care they truly deserve,” said Anthony Tan, Century Park Hotel’s general manager.

To know more about Century Park Hotel, visit www.centurypark.com or contact information@centurypark.com.ph and tel. no. (+632) 8528-8888.

Diamond Hotel’s Mother’s Day Specials, new culinary selections

Diamond Hotel Philippines has just added new culinary selections to its online shopping site onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com

This Mother’s Day, treat the remarkable women in your life to all things sweet and delightful. Order the Coconut, Raspberry Confit, and Matcha with Crispy Praline Crunch Entremet Cake to add a memorable ending to dinner with mom.

Remember when tita had your back when you were little? Thank her with the Mother’s Day Grazing Box, which is full of decadent desserts, including chocolate-covered strawberries, crunchy French macaroons, meringues, soft eclairs, and more. Don’t forget lola, who never failed to embrace you with the warmth of her smile and hugs. Return the favor by sending over the best of Chinese comfort food. Any of the four special Chinese Luxury Set Platters are sure to hit the spot.

Make celebrations more special with Diamond Hotel’s noodle platters. Choose from Seafood Bihon Guisado, Seafood Pancit Palabok, and Seafood Sotanghon Guisado platters.

For inquiries, please call +(632) 8528-3000, email  guestservices@diamondhotel.com or restaurant_rsvn@diamondhotel.com, or visit onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com. Lead time for orders is one day.

Coconut, Raspberry Confit, and Matcha with Crispy Praline Crunch Entremet Cake