5 Ways to Celebrate Your Easter Around Metro Manila


April 11, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler

We round-up some of the best easter specials around the metro

Sweet Easter Retreat at Marco Polo Ortigas

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Delight in a culinary journey with the four signature outlets. Try Cafe Pronto for freshly baked pastries and freshly brewed coffee, Connect Lounge for an afternoon high tea and cocktails, Lung Hin for authentic Cantonese dishes, and Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge for some evening cocktails.

Savour Cucina for a more diverse dining experience showcasing different international cuisines paired with a free flow of house iced tea, softdrinks, coffee, or tea. Special for the Easter lunch are more items in the carving station such as the famous US Prime Rib and Boneless Pork Knuckle, stuffed with foie gras. Seafood station will also have additional items such as shrimp, and oyster. 


Celebrate Easter at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. For more information, contact (632) 720 7777 or book online via www.marcopolohotels.com or email: manila@marcopolohotels.com. Visit facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

3 Non-meat Dishes to try at Cru Steakhouse


As you observe this season’s traditions, their special a la carte dishes are perfect as you spend intimate moments with your loved ones. Cru Steakhouse is simply multi-awarded because of its impeccable dishes from high-quality ingredients, which is expected as well on their Lenten Season menu. New appetizer choice is Prawn Cakes on lemongrass skewers priced at PHP 650.

Prawns used are locally sourced and seasoned with pomelo salad, Asian lime vinaigrette and cashew crumbs dressing. Another must try is the Cream of Tomato Soup, using organic tomatoes from their Bautista Organica Farm in Batangas.  This warm and flavorful bowl is for Php 350 only. As they set aside the steaks, they offer an equally superb main course, Seared Wahoo Mackerel for PHP 1,100. This sustainable fish is also a healthy option that is lightly garnished with potato hash, olive tapenade and saffron cream sauce. No meat, no problem indeed. Savor great food while keeping traditions this Lenten Season.


Cru Steakhouse is located at the ground floor of Marriott Hotel Manila, open daily from 6pm to 10:30pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.


Safari Party at the Bellevue 

Bellevue.jpgGuests can roam the wild as Bellevue brings the safari experience for the Easter festivities. The Easter Safari Party promises to be an afternoon filled with egg hunts, games, goodies, and delicious food—perfect for families and friends looking for an entertaining way to spend the day.

A safari-themed seven-course menu awaits guests, while prizes are up for grabs in the mini games and egg hunt. Activities such as art workshops, food samplings, and kiddie salon are also available for enjoyment.

Ticket prices per person are as follows: PHP 1,100 nett at The Bellevue Manila, PHP 800 nett at B Hotel Quezon City, and PHP 600 nett at The Bellevue resort Bohol.


Call The Bellevue Manila +632.771.8181, B Hotel Quezon City +632.990.5000, and The Bellevue Resort Bohol +6338.422.2222 or +632.771.8181 for more information.

A Royal Eastercation

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Edsa Shangri-La, Manila invites the kids to don their crowns and tiaras and travel down to their urban oasis for an exciting Easter journey at the hotel’s royal storybook wonderland on April 16 to be held at the hotel’s lower lobby of the Tower Wing, from 12PM to 6PM.

Tickets are priced at Php2,000 net per person, for both kids and adults, inclusive of surprise loot and a snack buffet. A haven awaits guests at Edsa Shangri-La this Lent with a relaxing staycation starting at Php7,500++ per night and irresistible dining options right in the heart of the city.

The castle awaits all the little prince and princesses who will join the fairytale-inspired funtastic eastercation party filled with exhilarating games and activities such as the hunt for Easter eggs, play houses, Lego area, activity booths highlighting bunny ears decorating, Easter egg, crown and wand painting, interactive storytelling and photobooth, coloring activities, kiddie salon and spa, a magical show in the Isla Grand Ballroom and more. There will be special performances from famous magicians, local specialty acts and a spectacular musical extravaganza with a lot of games and raffle prizes to be given away.


Guests looking to reflect and bond this Lent may take advantage of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Easter Retreat. Stay between April 10-17 and enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at HEAT interactive dining restaurant.

Sunset Bar Easter Special 


Dine under a blanket of stars and enjoy the picturesque outdoors with Sunset Bar’s Easter Barbecue Special available from 13th to the 15th of April 2017 at PHP2,800nett per adult and PHP1,400nett per child.

On Easter Sunday, enjoy the great outdoors by the turquoise waters of Sofitel’s iconic lagoon-shaped swimming pool while dining under a canopy with family and friends. For a minimum consumable of PHP10,000+++, indulge in Sunset Bar’s a la carte specialties and enjoy a fruit platter good for 4 persons. Package is available for minimum of 2 persons and maximum of 4 persons.

Explore a myriad of dishes showcased from food carts featuring savory and sweet treats like halo- halo, ice cream, popcorn, hotdogs, burgers, barbecue, Filipino street fare favorites like kwek kwek, fried isaw, fishballs, banana cue, turon, sisig, taho and refreshing drinks like coconut juice and lemonade.


For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.


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