Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

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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.

 

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Here are our recommended lists of restaurants that’ll definitely score you some points on your rack. Please keep in mind that AMBIANCE IS KING.

CX conditions must be met:

Ambiance rating: => 4 Extra Rice Rating
Taste/Food: => 4 Extra Rice Rating

Toyo Eatery:  Quality without the Formality

  • Contact Number:+63 9177208630
  • Ground Floor, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City
  • Approximate Budget: 1,300php/pax
  • Ideal time: Dinner

Why Go?

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.

 

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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.

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What to Get?

Offerings are best enjoyed through its tasting menus (P2,900 +++ per person) or its three-course set menu (P1,000 per person). A handful of dishes are available in à la carte. We decided to try first the 3-course meal for our first visit.

You can dine for a maximum of 2 hours.  Read about our overall Toyo Eatery experience here.


The Old Swiss Inn Restaurant:  A 24-hour rendezvous 

  • Makati: G/F Somerset Olympia, Makati Avenue corner Santo Tomas Street, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 818-8251 (reservations)
  • Open 24 hours***
  • Ideal time: Late Afternoons- Dinner
  • View full menu here

Why Go?

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.

Valentine’s Menu

  • Soup or Salad
  • Australian Lamb Chops, US Black Angus Prime Rib or Grilled Salmon with Butter Sauce
  • Toblerone S’ mores Fondue Bar

 

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US Black Angus Prime Rib

 

fat girls day out valentines day
Australian Lamb Chops

 

 

 

The Toblerone S’mores Fondue Bar

A whole lot of melted Toblerone, home-made marshmallows, and bespoke spreads!

 

 

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Raffles’ Writer’s Bar Romantic Tea Afternoon

 

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.

 

 

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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 dining.makati@raffles.com.

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

 

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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. 

 

Activities

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
    Makati
  • 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

 

PhotoA from Republic Fencing

BOOK BEST EXPERIENCE CENTRIC ACTIVITIES SHOWCASING THE BEST OF MANILA HAS TO OFFER

Browse through our diverse and out of the box curated crawls in advocacy of Filipino forward activities with the premise of showing you; WHERE TO EAT, WHERE TO GO, AND WHAT TO DO.

Let’s dabble into food, art, culture, and history! Book yourself a seat and let’s all have a Day Out!

 

Overall Take

If the person is really worth it and you’re willing to go the extra mile to make a solid impression then I hope these tips and recommendations would create an awesome Valentine experience for both you and your date.

***Check us on our social channels for real-time updates.

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

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