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9 top restaurants to spend Valentine’s Day

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Metiz

Or: G/F Building A, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City, open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday.

Book through: 0917-7004109, [email protected], IG @metizresto

Known for its modern take on Filipino flavors, Metiz offers an ever-changing menu thanks to French-Filipino chef-owner Stephan Duhesme. In February, the restaurant presents a seven-course menu (prices around 2,750 to 2,900 pesos per person) which is enjoyed with its selection of refreshing cocktails. The essentials are the Balingkinitan and the María Clara, prepared by his talented bartender. The restaurant is an intimate dining space with a cozy atmosphere. If you want to dine alfresco, it also has a few outdoor tables.

Comfortable seats in Metiz. Photo by Paul del Rosario

Slightly dry aged Zamboanga squid from Metiz
Slightly dry aged Zamboanga squid, bulalo jus, cabbage, dried shrimp and upo seed condiment, boshi strawberry and bell pepper sawsawan. Photo from the Metiz Facebook page

Nobu Manila

Or: City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque

Book through: 8800-8080

Complementing the beloved new Japanese cuisine popularized worldwide by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Manila’s quaint open-air floating huts surrounded by charming aqueducts and a lush garden make Nobu a perfect place for romantic evenings. .

The restaurant invites its customers to feast on its five-course Omakase menu for Valentine’s Day available only on February 14. It comes with a complimentary welcome sake cocktail and zensai (aperitif) for P11,000 nett for two people, and consists of: Nobu Canape Oyster Selection with Nobu Salsa, Oyster Tempura with Aioli wasabi, yellowtail jalapeño and black cod on a bed of butter lettuce; a seasonal selection of Nobu Sushi Cups featuring toro (tuna), uni (sea urchin), wagyu beef and tamago (egg).

The dinner menu continues with truffle-crusted sea bass with lobster miso butter sauce, baby corn and crispy shiitake mushrooms; sous vide Australian fillet with dark chocolate and a Nobu Cabernet reduction, smoked kabocha (squash) and onion dust; and for dessert, lime mousse with pistachio curd and red fruit sorbet.

Nobu Manila
Aussie Filet Sous Vide with Nobu Cabernet and Dark Chocolate Reduction, Smoked Kabocha (Squash) and Onion Dust

Nobu Manila
Crystal Dragon Lychee Fried Shrimp Mousse

Cafe Society Trio Chocolate Mousse Crunchy Puff Pastry Cake
Cafe Society Trio Chocolate Mousse Crunchy Puff Pastry Cake

Sala Restaurant

Or: LV Locsin Building, Podium Level, 6752 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Book through: 0917-5297252 or 7750-1555.

Fans of European cuisine can look forward to an exquisite dinner menu meticulously curated by celebrated Scottish chef Colin Mackay this Valentine’s Day season.

You can start your meal with Jerusalem artichoke and porcini mushrooms, burnt butter and hazelnuts; Homemade salmon, buckwheat blini, fresh dill and horseradish cream; or Roasted monkfish cheeks with Guanciale, Le Puy lentils, chorizo ​​and salsa verde.

For the main course, you can’t go wrong with one of its four dishes: Supreme of guinea fowl, white pudding, roasted parsnips, Brussels sprouts and tartufata jus (P3,980); Branzino fillets, roasted tomato and fennel orzo with lemon, saffron and dill vinaigrette P3980; Roast fillet of venison, smoked beets, Anna potatoes and pears with port wine P1 680; SRF Wagyu beef Wellington, truffled mashed potatoes, spinach and Marsala jus (P4,680). The price includes starter, main course and dessert, is inclusive of VAT and subject to 10% service charge. They also have a Valentine’s menu from February 13-14 at a price of P5280 per person.

Wagyu Studio

Or: Unit 201B 1/F Le Center des Finances, 9th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.

Book through: 612.8426.5351 or +63.917.180.0657.

According to Carlos Alvarez, co-owner of this upscale steak restaurant dedicated to the many delights of wagyu, one could spend a minimum of P10,000 “unless you opt for the tasting menu which is around P17,000 a day. anybody. For Day V, Alvarez recommends ordering the premium steaks (ribeye, sirloin, tenderloin), chateubriand sando, garlic kobe rice, their cucumber salad, and gyoza, all available at their Yakiniku Lounge.


Txanton

Where is it: 2nd Floor Alegria Alta, 2294 Chino Roces Ave. Ext. Makati City

Book through: 8877-6928

An ideal place for a drink and dinner with its selection of premium charcuterie and imported wines. Food writer Cyrene Dela Rosa highly recommends the bar and restaurant‘s jamon tasting, which starts at P795. Other must-haves include his deconstructed tomato pan, which includes more than five choices of olive oil, his cochinillo, and anything josper-grilled, whether it’s the Iberico Secreto or the steak. Txuleton. For a sweet ending, order either the Queso Crema with Pedro Ximenez Sherry Sauce or their Unburnt Basque Cheesecake. The ideal budget would be P2000++ per head. When it comes to wines, it’s best to also check out the selections that aren’t on display.

The test kitchen

Where is it: G/F One Rockwell, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Book through: 0977-2885751

Chef Josh Boutwood offers guaranteed palate pleasures on the menu, such as house charcuterie (all homemade); Duck prosciutto on toast; mojama on toast; Beef cheek, celeriac, hazelnuts; Chicken, truffle, onion; Dry Aged Angus Striploin. Allocate a budget to the P1500++ card per head.

On Valentine’s Day, the English-born chef prepared an irresistible eight-course tasting menu at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. On the menu, tuna, avocado, coriander adlai ube porridge, raw beef brioche octopus smoked egg yolk salmon, crab fat carrot pork loin, cauliflower, beef tenderloin with cocoa, burnt eggplant, black garlic chocolate mousse white, strawberry, yoghurt eggs with juniper, black grapes, lemongrass oil. The tasting menu costs 4,800 pesos per person.


Gallery by Chele

Or: 5/F Clipp Center, corner 11th Avenue, 39th St, Taguig City

Book through: +639175461673 or order directly on gallerybychele-athome.com

Chef Chele Gonzalez and his team have prepared two special Valentine’s Day take-out menus that will allow couples and families to enjoy a multi-course dining experience from the safety of their home.

There’s the multi-course experience (good for two), which is a delicious feast of lobster, wagyu tenderloin, beef jus, duck truffle risotto, and French foie gras. This is accompanied by a selection of starters (bonbon kare-kare, lobster croquetas and two types of brioche) and decadent desserts (mini chocolate and Basque brulee cheesecake).

For the beef tenderloin and crab feast (good for 4-6 people), featured dishes are pastrami empanadas, inasal bombs (crispy béchamel-based croquettes), roast beef pintxos, scallops in the oven, pasta with Marinera mussels, crab paella, Al Ajillo tenderloin, ensaladilla Rusa de Jamon (Spanish salad with potato, egg and aioli), among others.

Special menus are worth P6,900 each including VAT Plus 5% packaging costs.


Haliya

Or: City of Dreams, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque

Book through: 8800-8080

Diners will be wowed by City of Dream’s modern Filipino restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day menu. Available for P8,350 nett for two, the five-course menu, which includes a choice of two cocktails, is set to take couples on a local culinary adventure starting with sugba (grilled) scallops with compressed watermelon, pomelo salsa and mango sauce. , calamansi curd and tuile with squid ink, followed by a carpaccio of tanigue (mackerel) tinapang (smoked) with marinated grapes, grilled pili nuts, red radish, caviar, garlic mayo, rose water , red onion pearls and micro green salad.

The menu continues with a cream of kalabasa (squash) with caramelized pork longganisa (sausage), pan de sal Biscocho with cheese (bread baked twice), pumpkin seed oil and micro-vegetables; and mechado, consisting of seared Black Tyde rib eye, seaweed adlai risotto, potato fondant, baby carrots, wilted kang kong (water spinach), asparagus and pea puree. For its last course, the restaurant offers its signature dessert, the Chichingka (cheescake bibingka) with salted egg, cheese and coconut.

Haliya
Haliya’s Valentine’s Day Menu

Finestra

Or: Solar, Entertainment City, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque

Book through: 8888-8888

As recommended by Instagram foodie JC Cailles Lo. “Another stylish restaurant,” he says. “Perfect if you want to catch the sunset.” On this day of love, an exquisite five-course dinner awaits couples at the refined Italian grill restaurant. With Italian classics and a selection of drinks prepared especially for the occasion, you won’t regret parting with your P7,888+. The offerings begin with Crudo Ricciola, consisting of hamachi crudo, samphire, asparagus and pomelo, which is followed by Bombette al foie gras—crispy foie gras packets, raspberry jelly, and smoked Italian ham.

The third course is the Tagliolini al Ricci di Mare which is made with homemade tagliolini, wild arugula, Italian sea urchin and seafood jus. Next is the Costollete di Agnello – lamb chops, Fontina cheese, potatoes crushed earth with green onions and zucchini flower. The dessert is a flexi chocolate ganache, raspberry gel, raspberry lemon ice cream, white chocolate coconut earth and raspberry cream.