The Peninsula Manila, “Celebrate Chicago”

"Celebrate Chicago"

The Peninsula Manila

The “Celebrate Chicago” runs from Monday, November 2 until November 25. This exciting showcase in Manila and at each Peninsula Hotel will present guests with carefully curated family experiences from a city whose history and culture are shaped by its mid-point location between East and West Coasts. Guests will enjoy decorations inspired by Chicago’s photogenic landscape, menus created by The Peninsula’s expert chefs featuring favorite Chicagoan dishes, desserts, and Prohibition-era cocktails.

The Peninsula Manila Academy

The Peninsula Academy

Executibe Sous Chef Franco Diaz

Executive Sous Chef Franco Diaz, making Chicago Deep-dish Pizza

“Celebrate Chicago” season kicks-off with a Cooking Class, headed by The Peninsula Manila’s Executive Sous Chef Franco Diaz who is a Chicago native himself. We were treated to dishes and drinks that the hotel will serve in its various outlets.

Chicago Hot Dog

Chicago Hot Dog

The Lobby will be serving up Chicago Hot Dog, Duck Hot Dog, Reuben Marble Rye Sandwich with Sauerkraut, Chicken Pot Pie, and Salted Caramel Sundae.

Ms. Karla Reyes, of The Plaza Ham, making Reuben Marble Rye Sandwich

Ms. Karla Reyes, of The Plaza Ham, making Reuben Marble Rye Sandwich

During the Cooking Class, we were able to make some of the dishes, which made the experience more memorable to everyone who attended.

Chicago Burger

Chicago Burger

Escolta‘s buffet selections will have selected Chicago favorites like a Chicago Burger station.

Chicago Deep-dish Cheese Pizza

Chicago Deep-dish Cheese Pizza

Likewise, it will feature Chicago Deep-dish Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza, Poutine, and “Eli” Cheesecake rotation. The Pizza crust may I just add is AMAZINGLY GOOD!!! 🙂

"Eli" Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Strawberry Cheesecake

“Eli” Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Strawberry Cheesecake

The Peninsula Boutique is featuring “Eli” Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Strawberry cheesecakes plus assorted Cupcakes.

Mr. Austin Moreno making "The Gunner"

Mr. Austin Moreno making “The Gunner”

Chicago was home to infamous gangster and prohibition-dodger Al Capone, The Peninsula Manila is bringing back the 1920’s by serving themed cocktails in Salon de Ning and The Bar referencing the “Speak Easy” culture.

Monkey Gland

Monkey Gland

Class favorite, Monkey Gland, is designed to give men a little extra “vavoom”. The story behind this classic drink is a little grotesque, but let me assure you that the drink is something you should not miss.

The Peninsula Manila

Corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue, 1226, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Contact Number: (02) 887 2888, (02) 810 3456


Payment: Cash and Card

"Celebrate Chicago"

“Celebrate Chicago”

With a long distinguished history of culinary invention, Chicago is famous for food, home of local specialties that have become international favorites. Very much thankful to The Peninsula Manila for bringing Chicago to Manila. 🙂

Stay hungry,


Nathaniel Uy

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