The Bar at The Peninsula Manila recognized as a World’s Best Hotel Bar

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Beverage Manager, Frederico Deang

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today unveiled its Verified List for 2019’s World’s Best Hotel Bars, naming The Bar at The Peninsula Manila as one of only 45 bars around the world to earn the accolade.  This comes on the heels of the Forbes Five-Star Awards announcement in February 2019, in which The Peninsula achieved Forbes Five-Star status across all ten of its hotels, resulting in The Peninsula Hotels being the first and only hotel brand to achieve the highest possible FTG rating for all its hotels.

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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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