Valentine’s season will soon grace us with all the hyper-romantic prepositions, imposing marketing schemes from our local malls, and extra cheesy extravaganzas of everything. Despite our awareness about these schemes, Us Filipinos still give in to this once a year occasion. We’re sappy romantic and it’s embedded in our culture’s DNA.
The mind-boggling question that most couples face is the quest to know: WHERE TO EAT? – Worry no more, The Fat Girls Day Out crew got you covered. We’ll even throw in other places to go (Where to Go) and fun activities to do (What to Do).
Plan ahead for Valentines
So play your cards well my friend. Take this article as your guideline on how to bring your A-Game on to the field. Plan ahead as early as now and let us share with you our top recommendations so you and your date this upcoming valentine will definitely have a superb time.
Toyo Eatery: Quality without the Formality
The restaurant has an open atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy Filipino hospitality in a contemporary setting. Complimented with locally sourced types of furniture; Diretso Acacia Tables, E. Murio rattan chairs, and capiz fixtures by Milo Naval. The warm local wood and items stood out so well against the polished concrete and basic interiors.
Toyo’s philosophy revolves around taking basic elements of Filipino flavor presenting it in a subtle way that strips basic elements to highlight the true essence of it.
What to Get?
The Old Swiss Inn Restaurant: A 24-hour rendezvous
Switzerland is known as a neutral country but they actually have many influences from Germany, Italy, and France. This confluence of flavors can be found in Old Swiss Inn’s menu roster where you can see and taste the influence.
Old Swiss Inn provides the new generation of customers the quintessential experience to European dining. It has all the beautiful textured layers of experience, a remarkable induction to Swiss menu staples.
The ambiance is charming and quaint. If you value privacy and exclusivity then this place is a charmer. They’re open 24/7 ready to treat you and your date anytime.
What to Get?
This Valentine’s, The Old Swiss Inn is featuring their Toblerone S’ mores Fondue Bar from Feb. 8, 2020 to Feb 16, 2020. Create your own Signature Valentine S’mores. Unlimited options and combinations until you come up with the one you love and make it your own. Price: ₱ 2,000/person + 10% Service Charge.
- Soup or Salad
- Australian Lamb Chops, US Black Angus Prime Rib or Grilled Salmon with Butter Sauce
- Toblerone S’ mores Fondue Bar
The Toblerone S’mores Fondue Bar
A whole lot of melted Toblerone, home-made marshmallows, and bespoke spreads!
Raffles’ Writer’s Bar Romantic Tea Afternoon
- Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
- Available from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Raffles Facebook Page
- Reserve here
What to Get?
For a delightful mid-day affair at Writers Bar, indulge in Valentine’s Afternoon Tea featuring a sumptuous array of sweets and savories inspired by cupid’s day at PHP1,500 for two, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from February 1 to 15.
Prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge and applicable local taxes. For inquiries and more information, please call Raffles and Fairmont Makati’s Restaurant Reservations at 7795 1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All three recommended restaurants have functioning bars with the proper collection of wines, spirits, and liquors. Fancy to go somewhere else to drink? Get our list here
Ditch going on a movie date. Do that when you reach your old-plateau stage of the relationship when you’ve got nothing else to do, but to sit silently for at least 2 hours doing nothing. Do something new and memorable that heightens the senses and will evoke positive feelings and emotions. It has been proven that people who shared adrenaline rushed-activity tend to become closer. Read more on the abstract of the study here.
Go target shooting over ARMSCOR.
Click here for their list of branches. You can bring your own gun or rent at P500/gun (guest), P300/gun (member). The cost of a bullet is roughly 10php/each. For first-timers. there will be an assigned instructor to teach you and your date the ropes.
Dance a different way over at Republic Fencing and Sports Club
- Address: Basement 1 Makati Square, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar
- Opens 10am-9pm
- Find them on Facebook here. For reservations and rates here’s their number 0905249221
If you’re a little afraid to handle a gun. Fencing is a good alternative. It is classy, its competitive in nature and it’s artfully choreographed.
“FENCING IS A GAME THAT DEVELOPS INTELLIGENCE, ATHLETICISM, HONOUR, DISCIPLINE, AND FITNESS. IT IS A GAME THAT CAN BE PLAYED IN OUR OLD AGE. IT IS A GAME WE LOVE, AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS ARE INTERESTED. “
–NICHOLAS MARCO GALAN, CO-FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN
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