Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Vikings Create Your Own Buffet at Home

Who else have not celebrated any of their special occasions at Vikings? It's the most popular restaurant for birthday celebrations for good reasons - the wide variety of food in their buffet spread, international selections from Japanese to Mediterranean cuisines, sumptuous desserts and unlimited drinks including beer.
But with the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in place, and I think well after the restrictions are lifted and we begin our new normal, we either have to cook or have food trays delivered for our small private celebrations. Sadly, buffet restaurants will have to step aside until a vaccine is found.
The good news is Vikings is also shifting their business to adapt to this challenging situation. They now accept food orders via home delivery service so we can create our own buffet at home for a price of only Php600 per head.
For a minimum of 5 persons, you can have:
Here's what our orders look like

Buttered veggies, mashed potato and paella
Main course -  Roasted Angus Beef Belly, Sliced Roasted Lamb and Binusog na Lechon. All cooked perfectly well and delicious.

Our other two main courses - Buttered Shrimp and Shrimp Tempura. The hakaw is from the appetizer selection.
From the salad selection, who chose Greek Salad and Macaroni Salad
Super sulit to have chosen this as one of the appetizers. Look at the generous serving...
Assorted cold cuts
Assorted maki and sushi - highly recommended!

I didn't take photos of the 2 cakes as our table is already full but we had the Macapuno Pandan and Purple Yam (ube) cakes.

If you are ordering for a birthday, just send the celebrant's ID to avail of the 4+1 Birthday Promo. It means you'll only be paying Php2400 for the 15 dishes they will be delivering.


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Party Venue : Mirea Residences Clubhouse

If not for an unfortunate double booking for my daughter's 7th birthday,  I wouldn't have found this beautiful party venue in Pasig City. This  DMCI residential development - Mirea Residences, is near Santolan train station and can easily be reached by guests either via public transport or by private car (plus points in accessibility).

Anyone familiar with DMCI properties would already expect first class amenities and plenty of open spaces. As expected, they have an a modern, beautiful clubhouse with a well-appointed function room.

This function room can comfortably accommodate up to 120 guests. It's new, polished and well maintained and exudes a hotel ballroom atmosphere.

The floor length drapes add a nice elegant touch to the venue. Setting up could be quite easy especially for simple christening celebrations that doesn't require a lot of decorations. The challenge, however, is for those who wish to put extensive ceiling decors like balloonderitas and swags as it's prohibited to stick anything to the ceiling.

Frankly speaking, the lights and chandelier, gives a hotel function feel and it might be better to use simple ceiling decors to complement what's existing.

Rental for this function room is at Php18000 for 4 hours use with additional 2 hours for ingress and an hour for egress. Sponsorship from a homeowner is required.
Note too that they are very strict with guests. A list have to be provided well in advanced and a copy is submitted to the security at the entrance. Guests not found in the list requires clearance from the party host prior to being let in the Mirea compound.
Parking spaces will be allotted but up to 10 cars only.
Amang Rodriguez Avenue
Santolan, Pasig City

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Stunning Flower Cakes by MD Cakery

The centerpiece for all celebrations, be it a wedding, birthday, christening or anniversary, is the cake. In fact, sometimes having a cake is just enough to pull off a birthday surprise for your special someone.

So what better centerpiece to have but beautiful cakes adorned with flowers made with buttercream.

Each cake is a work of art and you'd probably find it too beautiful to slice and eat.

For kiddie parties and those who wish to do away with flower designs, MDCakery also makes themed cupcakes and equally stunning cakes of your preference.

MD Cakery's cakes are all cake, no styro (that's too many "cake" in one sentence haha) so you really get value for your money especially that each cake is made from high-quality ingredients.

MD Cakery by Maria Yna can be reached through Facebook through this link.