May 11, 2017

It’s not every day that you could treat your mother to something special, perhaps a gift or a dine out at a fancy restaurant would be nice this Mother’s day for your mother. Spice up your surprise and leave the typical breakfast in bed this Sunday. Mother’s Day is more than celebrating your mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. It’s also celebrating the amazing person they are. So go out, have fun and take them to places that they had never been. Always remember that “People who love to eat are the best people,” says Julia Child.

Corniche at The Diamond Hotel
Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
(02) 528 3000

Just like any other hotels in the metro, Diamond Hotel offers promotions for the special woman in your life. They offer a discount for a night stay in and also have a package of your choice of lunch or dinner for two that can be availed on May 14. Don’t miss out on trying their desserts such as the multi-awarded baked cheesecakes.


Ninyo Fusion

66 Esteban Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
(02) 426 0301

Oyster Rockefeller, Wasabi fried oyster, and Baked oyster with foie gras and lumpfish caviar

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Who said that you can’t have a date with your mom? At Ninyo fusion you and your mom can pamper yourselves with a seven-course meal. Definitely, a way to de-stress and take a day off. Chef Nino reinvents flavors and adds a twist to each dish, sometimes using local ingredients that we don’t normally use every day.


Sip and Gogh

Capitol Hills Dr, Matandang Balara, Quezon City, Metro Manila
(02) 961 1248

Painting Party @ Kidstech Learning Center 🎨

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Paint, sip, and laugh is their motto. Have a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Sip and Gogh is the perfect place where you can release your inner creativity while bonding with your mother or child. The idea is to create personal memories with your loved one while forgetting about time as you paint and sip. They have various branches and on May 14,  they’ll be taking over SM East Ortigas for a Mother’s Day special.


Industrie Food Loft

Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Pasig, Metro Manila

This cool new food loft just opened a few weeks ago. A new place to bring your mother and try various food stalls, such as burgers and unique ice creams. You could spend an entire afternoon or evening since the park opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 1 a.m. If you’re hesitant because of the weather outside, don’t worry because the food loft is air conditioned.


Spiral Manila at Sofitel

CCP Complex Roxas Blvd Brgy. 76, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
(02) 551 5555

On Mother’s Day, Sofitel Plaza Manila pays homage to mothers while promoting a happy and healthy lifestyle. They are also introducing  Spiral’s new executive chef Nicholas Shadbolt who came from Sofitel Hanoi and Sofitel China. On the weekends they have prepared a  special buffet just for our mothers, lolas, and titas.


My Mother’s Garden

1300, 2650 Zamora Street, Pasay, 1303 Metro Manila
(02) 831 8407

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Photo from: My Mother’s Garden

The home of National Artist for Architecture Pablo S. Antonio, Sr. who is regarded as a pioneer of modern Philippine architecture, My Mother’s Garden is a house where you can order sets meals for your family. Built back in 1948, it was designed for the tropical weather, complete with the stained glass and wooden ceilings. Instead of having a fixed menu they offer a package of dishes with bread and butter, pasta, rice, and desserts. Just make sure to book a table in advance.


Grace Park

G/F, One Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Makati, Metro Manila
(02) 843 7275

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Owned by the acclaimed female chef, Margarita Fores, Grace Park is a farm-to-table Italian restaurant. Despite being located inside a mall, the restaurant has a mix of rustic and industrial elements for its interiors. They offer comfort food and serves a limited menu since their ingredients are in season. If you want something fresh and organic, they have homemade pasta and rave-worthy cassava for you and your mother.


Paradise Dynasty

S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard Corner Coral Way,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
(02) 8288333

If your mom is into big portions and hearty meals, Chinese food will never disappoint. Paradise Dynasty offers Special Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, a feast of colorful and flavorful xiao long baos. Having three branches all over Asia, Paradise Dynasty aims to elevate and introduce new flavors. They also offer drunken chicken that has that good alcohol kick and their double cooked chicken that has the most tender meat.



Somerset Millennium Makati, 104 Aguirre, Legaspi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
(02) 805 2713

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From the name itself, meaning grandmother, Abuela’s offers traditional and heirloom recipes with a twist. Chef Marco Legasto is introducing the cooking methods of the past and adds a modern tweak to create great-tasting dishes. Indulge and try their Kare-kare risotto, Pochero and don’t forget to ask about their addicting homemade potato chips with an aioli dip. It’s a perfect place to bring the entire family for lunch or dinner.


Concha’s Garden Cafe

Cliffhouse, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
+63 9158507945

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Photo from: Concha’s Garden Cafe

Take a trip outside the buzzing city and escape to Tagaytay. Feel the cool climate as you dine at the garden themed restaurant, Concha’s. A home-away-from-home as some would describe it. Some would describe it as a home away from home. Order their breakfast platters or their comfort Filipino food such as Lauya, that’s a type of beef stew of beef, pork or carabao meat cooked with sweet potatoes, cabbages and seasoned with ginger, onions and fish sauce. There’s nothing like having good food in a peaceful set-up.

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