Wednesday, July 6, 2022

New Gastronomic Thrills at The Shops at The Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila

More dining experiences beckon at City of Dreams Manila as new restaurants open at The Shops at the Boulevard. 

With the addition of Italian, Thai and Korean outlets and a popular local café, the integrated resort further steps up its evolving dining landscape with diverse gastronomic offers.

Rossi Pizza

Adjacent to Jing Ting and Hidemasa, the newly opened Rossi Pizza is a casual trattoria that boasts of Roman-style pizza, bringing in the expertise of Italian pizza masters to Manila. The popular Roman-style pizza known for its scrocchiarella (light, crispy texture) characterizes Rossi’s dough, which consists of a mix of five different flours made with entirely Italian grains, water, olive oil, and salt, is matured in 18 hours of low temperature, following a recipe that is a result of intensive study of pizza in Italy.  The highest quality imported ingredients, with sustainable and plant-based options complement the famed scrocchiarella crust. Rossi uses a purpose-built Moretti Forni Oven to consistently deliver authentic Roman-style pizza experience that diners will enjoy in a typical trattoria.

Among the chef’s recommendations are: Capricciosa pizza (with, prosciutto cotto, champignon, artichokes, and olives); the classic Margherita with basil; Quattro Formaggi (with parmesan, gorgonzola and taleggio cheeses). Vegetarians will delight in the Funghi (creamed mushrooms, roasted mushrooms, vegan TVP and arugula); and Vegana (eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, and onion).

Rossi’s pasta favorites are also available: Rossi’s Carbonara (spaghetti, egg yolk, pecorino cheese, and guanciale cured pork);  Fettucine con Polpette alle Abruzzese (medium ribbon pasta, beef and pork mortadella meatballs, and tomato sauce); and Spaghettone “Mancini” alle Vongole (spaghetti with clams from Bicol in olive oil, garlic, and white wine sauce). Salads, snacks, desserts, and an extensive selection of gelato complete the menu.

Rossi seats up to 72 guests and is open daily from 12 noon to 9 p.m.

Mango Tree

Explore Thai cuisine served in a contemporary stylish ambiance. The 148-seater restaurant with private dining rooms that seat 10 to 70 diners is well-loved for its authenticity in offering cuisine from the four regions of Thailand, as offered in the heart of Bangkok where the restaurant chain was founded in 1994.

Among the chef’s recommendations are: Pla Neung Ma-naow or Steamed Sea Bass with Lime Sauce (sea bass, chili, lime, lemongrass, basil, tom yum, served with seafood sauce) Phad Phong Ka Ree  or Stir-fried Crab in Curry Sauce (signature crab meat with egg and yellow curry sauce); Massaman Kha Gae or Mussaman Australian Lamb Shank (slow cooked lamb shank with mussaman curry, potatoes, peanuts, onion); and Phad Thai Goong (stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp, roasted peanuts, tofu, chili flakes, bean sprouts, lime, and egg net).

The eighth Mango Tree outlet in the country is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays to Thursdays, and until 12 midnight every Fridays to Saturdays.

J. Park Garden Korean Restaurant

Diners on the lookout for the newest authentic Korean barbecue experience at the resort can head out to J. Park Garden and savor popular samgyeopsal with traditional grill-in-table in a modern setting. Premium sampgyeopsal, Korean beef, Wagyu, US beef ribs, and other excellent meat choices are available, along with an extensive selection of ala carte fare including all-time favorite Korean stews and soups such as Bulgogi Jeongol (beef hotpot) and Kimchi Jjigae (kimchi stew); noodle dishes such as Mul Naengmyeon (cold wheat noodles), and Japchae (stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables); and other well-loved snack items like teokbokki (spicy stir-fried rice cake), gimbap (seaweed rice roll), and mandu (dumpling).

J.Park Garden can seat 76 guests and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Café Mary Grace 

Café Mary Grace is the home of the ensaymadas and cheese rolls that Filipinos love. Apart from the extensive selection of bestselling fresh-from-the-oven pastries and cakes, Café Mary Grace also offers hearty meals including all-day breakfast items, soups, salads, pastas, and sandwiches complemented by signature drinks including their famous hot chocolate.

Café Mary Grace is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sundays to Thursdays: 11:00 - 23:00 and from 10 a.m. to 12 midnight every Fridays to Saturdays.

The Shops at the Boulevard

Other outlets at The Shops at the Boulevard are Red Ginger, Hidemasa, Café Society, Jing Ting, Modern Table 082, and Starbucks Café, which complement the luxury integrated resort’s signature restaurants Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon and Haliya. Besides the vibrant dining landscape at the upper ground level of City of Dreams Manila, the retail strip is also home to some of the world’s most sought-after brands and stores that provide indulgent shopping-therapy for the most discerning of cosmopolitan shoppers. These shops are Mont Blanc, Hugo Boss, Bally, Coach, Furla, Eye Society, Ray-Ban, Estee Lauder, Lacoste, Resveralife, Kultura, G Shock, Seiko, Pandora, Owndays, Apple premium store Beyond the Box, and Tempus, which offers Swiss-made watches including Rado, Tissot, Frederique Constant and Alpina.

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail For more information, visit 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. 

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