Tuesday, February 8, 2022

City of Dreams Manila celebrates Valentine's Day with Tasteful Offerings and Leisure Stay Packages

Celebrate the season of love and indulge in Nobu Manila’s Valentine’s Day five-course Omakase menu highlighting one of its main courses: sous vide Australian tenderloin with dark chocolate and Nobu Cabernet reduction, smoked Kabocha (squash) and onion dust

City of Dreams Manila sets the mood for a special Valentine’s Day celebration with swoon-worthy menus at its premium restaurants Nobu Manila, Haliya, and Crystal Dragon; sweet delights at Café Society; and romantic getaway deals and family leisure stays at its Forbes-rated and Safety-Seal certified hotels: Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel, and Hyatt Regency Manila.  

Nobu Manila

Complementing the well-loved new-style Japanese cuisine globally popularized by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Manila’s picturesque open-air floating cabanas surrounded with charming waterworks and lush garden make them a perfect spot for date nights.

The restaurant invites guests to indulge in the Valentine’s Day five-course Omakase menu, which is available only on February 14. The menu endearingly comes with a complimentary welcome sake cocktail and zensai (appetizer) for P11,000 nett for two persons, and consists of: Nobu Canape Selection of oyster with Nobu salsa, oyster tempura with wasabi aioli, yellowtail jalapeño, and black cod on a bed of butter lettuce; a seasonal selection of Nobu sushi cups comprised of toro (tuna), uni (sea urchin), wagyu beef, and tamago (egg). The amorous dinner menu continues with truffle-crusted sea bass with lobster miso butter sauce, baby corn and crispy shitake mushroom; sous vide Australian tenderloin with dark chocolate and Nobu Cabernet reduction, smoked kabocha (squash) and onion dust; and for dessert, lime mousse with pistachio curd and mixed berries sorbet.

To make it more special, Haliya’s five-course Valentine’s Day menu comes with a choice of two cocktail drinks from a selection of five Valentine’s cocktails


Diners will get smitten with the special Valentine’s Day menu this season of love at City of Dream’s Manila’s modern Filipino restaurant, Haliya. Available for P8,350 nett for two persons, the five-course menu, which comes with a choice of two cocktails, is set to take couples into a romantic culinary adventure starting with sugba (grilled) scallops with compressed watermelon, pomelo salsa, mango sauce, calamansi curd, and squid ink tuile, followed by tinapang (smoked) tanigue (mackerel) carpaccio with pickled grapes, roasted pili nuts, red radish, caviar, garlic mayo, rose water, red onion pearls and micro green salad. The menu continues with kalabasa (squash) crema with caramelized pork longganisa (sausage), cheesy pan de sal Biscocho (twice baked bread), pumpkin seed oil and microgreens; and mechado, consisting of pan-seared Black Tyde rib eye, adlai aligue risotto, potato fondant, baby carrots, wilted kang kong (water spinach), asparagus, and pea puree. For its last course, the restaurant is serving its signature dessert, the Chichingka (bibingka cheesecake) with salted egg, cheese and coconut.

A tantalizing appetizer of Oven-baked swan pastry filled with chicken and truffle paste, and Deep-fried lychee prawn mousse stuffed with smooth Mozzarella is the endearing beginning of Crystal Dragon’s five-course Valentine’s set menu served with a glass of sparkling wine, available for lunch or dinner from February 13 to 15

Crystal Dragon

The top-of-mind restaurant for Cantonese cuisine and regional Chinese specialties, Crystal Dragon will charm diners with a Valentine’s Day set menu available from February 13 to 15. Offered for lunch and dinner at P3,800 per person, the set menu, which thoughtfully comes with a glass of sparkling wine, includes: oven-baked swan pastry filled with chicken and truffle paste, deep-fried lychee prawn mousse stuffed with smooth mozzarella, and pan-seared sea scallop in golden cup for appetizer; braised hot and sour crab meat broth with shrimp wonton; wok-seared cumin-marinated Australian lamb rack with sauteed fresh mushrooms and broccoli; poached hand-pulled noodles with braised eggplant and minced pork; and Mangaro dark chocolate dome with ginger crème brûlée.

Cafe Society’s trio chocolate mousse crispy feuilletine cake is a fitting Valentine’s gift for chocolate lovers

Café Society

Sweets lovers are spoilt for choice with Café Society’s tempting lineup of delectable chocolates, cakes, pastries, and other confections available from February 11 to 14. Thoughtfully packaged, these treats make a perfect Valentine’s gift for loved ones. Some of the choices include Valentine’s love bear (P3,500 nett); Cupid’s box, consisting of three to six assorted chocolates (P500 nett and P850 nett); Valentine donuts (P1,100 nett for six pieces); chocolate heart danish (P500 nett for three pieces); coffee chocolate loaf cake (P700 nett); spiced coffee caramel passion fruit mousse cake (P1,000 nett); and trio chocolate mousse crispy feuilletine cake (P1,000 nett); among others.

Leisure Stays at Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila

A romantic getaway with loved ones at any of City of Dreams Manila’s three recently named 2022-2024 ASEAN Green Hotel, promises memorable indulgences.  Packages for leisure stays provide an overnight stay for two adults; complimentary breakfast for two; complimentary minibar items; 20% food and beverage discount in in-room dining and in restaurants operated by City of Dreams; 20% discount on select Nobu Spa and Nuwa Spa services during the stay; 10% discount on DreamShop items; and a special welcome amenity. There is no extra charge for two children under 12 years old sharing room with parents.

Weekday rates start at P17,900 nett for Nüwa; P 9,400 nett for Nobu Hotel, and P6,300++ for Hyatt Regency Manila. For weekends, the rates are: P19,400 nett for Nüwa Manila, P10, 900 nett for Nobu Hotel, and P 7,800 ++ for Hyatt Regency Manila. Booking and stay period to avail of the packages is until February 28, 2022.

In compliance with government guidelines under the current Alert Level 2, only the fully vaccinated, and vaccinated or unvaccinated minors under 18 years old accompanied by a fully vaccinated parent/guardian, are allowed into the property.

Reservations are encouraged, through calling 8800-8080 or e-mailing guestservices@cod-manila.com. For more information, visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com. Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android. 

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque and part of the Aseana City township development, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities.

Melco is the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check for its Macau properties, and City of Dreams Manila. Developed by the Responsible Gambling Council, RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive responsible gaming accreditation program established and implemented by an independent panel of respected gaming specialists.

Each of the luxury integrated resort’s luxury hotels is awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star), also named by FTG in its First Verified List of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Nobu Hotel (Four Star) for four consecutive years since 2018, and Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams (Four-Star), for five years in a row. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for two years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating, and recognized Nüwa Manila with Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED®,  in compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk of COVID-19 and potential future  public health risks,

Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila are recipients of the prestigious ASEAN Green Hotel Award for 2022-2024 for upholding sustainable tourism through environment-friendly principles, resource consumption reduction and local community involvement.

The three hotels are all Safety Seal-certified by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT),and bear the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp granted also by the DOT. The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize businesses that have adopted global health and hygiene standardized protocols.

On property are impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues: DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed education-based family entertainment center; and CenterPlay a contemporary entertainment bar at the focal point of the main gaming floor, with live performances from top local artists.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations.

For more information, please visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

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