The Peninsula Manila, Colombian Gastronomic Week

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Truth be told, I have no prior knowledge of Colombian Cuisine, much more Colombian Pacific Cuisine. I thought it would be similar to that of Latin American or Peruvian flavors, but I was totally wrong. It was a classification on its own, especially Colombian Pacific Cuisine. One flavor similar, that ties the region together is that of Cilantro or Culantro.

The Peninsula Manila features Chef Rey Guerrero of  Sabor Pacifico Restaurante in Spices Restaurant on October 4, and 5, 6pm. Like me, you can also have yourself a taste of true Colombian Pacific cooking, and appreciate what the cuisine has to offer.

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The Peninsula Manila, BenCab “Art” Afternoon Tea

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The Peninsula Manila has been a longtime supporter of the arts. Over the last 43 years, it has assembled a sizable collection by some of the most notable names in Philippine art, the likes of Ang Kiukok, Malang, Romulo Olazo, Cesar Legaspi, Sanso, and BenCab among others. But the jewel in its collection is probably National Artist Napoleon “Billy” Abueva’s monumental “Sunburst” sculpture that crowns its soaring lobby under which guests gather every afternoon to enjoy the classic Peninsula Afternoon Tea.

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The Peninsula Manila, Cava Dinner at Old Manila

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The Peninsula Manila’s iconic signature restaurant Old Manila had set a five-course Freixenet Cava pairing with Chef Allan Briones’ tasty, well-made dishes last June 19, 2019.

This is in part of a monthly series the hotel has been doing since April of this year, that started with a Champagne and Caviar degustation dinner. The next one will be on Bastille Day (July 13), which will feature select French Wines, including Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve.

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The Peninsula Manila, Father’s Day 2019

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He shamelessly taught you every corny dad joke in the book, and, as much you hate giving in to his embarrassing comic stunts, you truly couldn’t love him more for it. Because, at the end of the day, you know absolutely nothing can make you smile quite like your dad’s lighthearted antics. So, for this upcoming Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, The Peninsula Manila thinks that it’s only fitting that you spoil the man who’s been your favorite superhero all these years by indulging in a Champagne Brunch in Escolta, celebrating the 100th birthday of the Negroni at The Bar, make him feel extra special at the Pen Ultimate Father’s Day Dream Lounge in Salon de Ning, and splurging on an all-star staycation in its guest rooms.

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The Peninsula Manila, Mother’s Day 2019

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The modern mom does everything. Chief Parenting Officer. Facilities Manager. Lead Laundry Operator. Executive Chef. Director of Transportation. Emergency First Responder. Repair Technician. Director of Supplies and Logistics. Head of Entertainment & Toys.  She’s the all-purpose glue that keeps everything together. She will not crack or shrink. She excels under pressure. She’s the enforcer of the tightest family bonds. She’s Supermom and on Sunday, May 12, 2019, everyone gets the chance to thank their Supermom at The Peninsula Manila on MOTHER’S DAY!

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