Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed
MANILA, Philippines – Whether you celebrate it with passion, or the holiday makes you gag, Valentine’s Day isn’t going anywhere.
Of course, one could choose to completely ignore the swathes of pink and roses that will inevitably cover all the storefronts on this day. But if you’d rather embrace the holiday – and the sugar rush and starlit dinners that come with it – here are a few places where you can do so:
If you want Romance, head to Bizu – that’s what their signature Valentine’s Day cake is called. It’s made up of layers of moist sponge cake, creme brûlée, caramel and chocolate ganache, topped off with fresh strawberries. If that’s not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s also the Strawberry Chiboust, a French-style cheesecake topped with plump strawberry toppings and raspberry coulis.
Bizu is also offering the Valentin Macaron de Paris, a bright pink macaron half-dipped in chocolate with a salted caramel center – as pretty as it is sweet. And because nothing says “Valentine’s” like a heart-shaped box of chocolates, the patisserie is also offering dark and milk chocolate truffles that come in a gift-ready box.
If donuts are your thing, Krispy Kreme is offering heart-shaped ones until February 17, especially for Valentine’s month. With 6 donuts in different colors and flavors, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
Also on the Valentine’s menu is the original glazed donut paired with the red velvet latte – Krispy Kreme’s “OTP,” available for P143.
M Bakery is offering all kinds of love-themed treats this Valentine’s Day, including the bakery’s Valentine’s Classic Cake, which comes in vanilla or chocolate, and is covered in buttercream hearts; and specially-decorated vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cupcakes topped off with rose icing or edible messages.
These days, there can be nothing more kilig-inducing than a free ride – and on February 14, lucky Grab users may just get one. The transport app is deploying 30 specially designed “kilig cars” on February 14 – and if you happen to get matched with one, your ride is free, and you get P200 worth of GrabCar, GrabFood, and GrabExpress promo codes.
Grab is also continuing its tradition of having GrabBaes, “kilig ambassadors” who are ready to serenade riders throughout the trip. GrabBaes can be booked through promo code from February 12 to 14.
On the GrabFood front, some riders will be dressed as modern-day cupids, ready to surprise the hungry with food, free sweet treats, and discount vouchers.
Escape rooms are fun bonding activities, no matter who you’re doing it with – a date, your family, a bunch of friends, total strangers.
As a Valentine’s Day treat, Mystery Manila is offering discounts on games on February 14: 50% off from 1pm to 5pm at their Eastwood, Ayala the 30th, and Century City Mall branches, and 50% off for the whole day at their Jupiter Makati branch.
Perfect date idea, or just another good discount you can avail of? You decide.
I’M hotel is offering a 4-course dinner at their rooftop bar, with a 360-degree view of the city to and live acoustic music to amp up the romance. On the menu are lobster, fish, and beef dishes, served with a theatrical flair.
The dinner costs P4,070 per pair, and includes Japanese wishing charms, and a take-home gift. It may sound overly romantic, but you really don’t need a bae to indulge in gorgeous food and gorgeous views.
If dinner under the stars sounds fun, how about dinner on a ferris wheel, in the sky? At Enchanted Kingdom, diners can get exactly that, as they enjoy a meal on the amusement park’s Wheel of Fate as they take in the view from 130 feet in the sky. The offer is available every weekend of February, and on March 2 and 3.
There’s a couple package available for P2,100, inclusive of 2 Regular Day Passes to the park, a meal for 2, a souvenir photo, and 2 premier seats to its entertainment showcase, Enchanté. There’s also a group package at P4,000, with the same inclusions for 4 people.
Power Plant Mall
Treat yourself, a friend, or a loved one to goodies from Powerplant Mall’s Valentine’s Day happenings, which include a Flower Fair at the mall’s North Court, and a Gift Fair at the mall’s South Court. Boxed blooms, stunning bouquets, artisanal chocolates, and other kilig-inducing treats will be available until February 14. – Rappler.com