City of Dreams Manila pays homage to moms on Mother’s Day with diverse choices, from dining specials at its award-winning restaurants Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila and finely-crafted chocolate gifts at Café Society, to a DreamPlay special treat, Nobu Hotel staycation packages and pampering treatments at NÜWA Spa and Nobu Spa.
Families can express their love and appreciation for their moms with a premium Cantonese feast at Crystal Dragon offered in an a la carte and two special set menus for lunch or dinner especially prepared by Chinese Executive Chef Bong Jun Choi, Crystal Dragon Chef de Cuisine Chan Choo Kean, and their culinary team in the Mother’s Day specials are available from May 2 to May 14.
A la carte dishes include: braised sea cucumber and mushroom meat balls with brown bean sauce; pan-fried stuffed lotus root filled with chopped minced pork, wok-fried grouper fillet with fragrant spices and salted egg yolk; pan-fried scallop filled with minced prawns and abalone sauce; fried crispy stuffed chicken with prawn mousse and almond nibs; and wok-friend noodles with seafood, sliced pork, vegetables and century egg.
The Munificent 6-course set menu is composed of: a combination platter of deep-fried prawn on toast, hand-rolled pong-pong chicken and deep-fried crispy black pepper duck dumplings; braised seafood treasure with bird’s nest and spinach in superior broth; steamed cod fish fillet with shredded pork and mushrooms; oven-baked fresh scallop with fragrant cheese on shell; work-fried flat noodles with sliced beef and vegetables; and warm sweetened coconut flavor custard canton cake.
The more lavish 9-course Virtuous menu, alluding to moms’ virtues of unconditional love and kindness, offers : specialty appetizer platter of aromatic duck roll, deep-fried prawn ball, simmered shredded pork ear with spicy vinegar and Shanghai marinated fish slices; braised sea treasure and bamboo piths with crab meat in superior broth; home-made style steamed grouper fillet with ginger and cordy ceps flowers, crispy roasted chicken in double flavor preparations; wok-fried butter prawn with crispy pumpkin; braised abalone with mushroom, bean curd and broccoli, wok-fried egg noodles with abalone, vegetables and century egg, special dessert platter and chilled mango puree with steamed walnut custard bun.
The Mother’s Day Munificent and Virtuous set menus are at P2,380++ (minimum order for 2 to 8 persons) and P4,380++ per person (minimum order for 8 to 10 persons), respectively. Chinese tea is served with the set menus.
Moms and their loved ones craving for renowned Chef Nobu’s Japanese Peruvian fusion artistry will be delighted with the Nobu Mother’s Day Sunday brunch buffet on May 13.
Nobu Manila Head Chef Mike de Jesus, Sushi Chef Kirika Oi and the culinary team will showcase Nobu hot items such as black cod miso, soy glazed salmon, Nobu style sisig; a selection of sushi and sashimi; yakisoba station with a selection of noodles and condiments; carving station highlighting whole fish lapu-lapu, roasted prime ribeye and vegetable fried rice; robatayaki at the cabana grilling station with various charcoal-grilled meats, seafood and vegetables; and a Mother’s Day themed dessert corner.
As a special treat, all moms will be given a gift of Nobu chocolate petit fours. Nobu Mother’s Day brunch is at P3,880++ per person, with sodas, juices, mocktails, and iced tea; additional of P990++ per person to avail of the standard alcohol package and P1,990++ per person for the premium champagne drink package. Children ages six to 12 years old dine at half price while those five and below are free-of-charge.
For moms with a sweet tooth, the stylish delights at Café Society are the perfect Mother’s Day gifts among which are gourmet chocolate stilettos and purses in pink, red and zebra print at P1,200 net and P1,400 net, respectively. Other gift choices that would elicit smiles from moms are the jam flower brioche at P1,400 net and the pop cake at P425 net.
At the only DreamWorks-inspired play space in the world, each mom is treated on Mother’s Day to a complimentary DreamPlay ticket when accompanied by at least two DreamPlay ticketholders. Moms can enjoy special bonding moments with loved ones in the more than 12 interactive and fun activities inspired by DreamWorks animations Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Puss in Boots and Trolls. Together they can create their own 3D animation inspired by Trolls, Kung Fu Panda or Madagascar movies, attend Gingy’s Cooking Class, learn fun martial arts moves from Po at Kung Fu Fighting Fast As Lighting Dojo, build and fly dragons at How to Fly Your Dragon, take an adventure at Shrek’s Swamp, watch Madagascar Puppet Show at DreamTales library starring King Julien and immerse in DreamWorks short films in 4D at the Dream Theatre. DreamPlay ticket on Mother’s Day is at P880 net per person.
Nobu Hotel Manila
Nobu Hotel Manila offers a month-long Nobu staycation package in celebration of Mother’s Day. The package includes an overnight stay with complimentary buffet breakfast for two at Nobu restaurant, P5,000 dining credits valid in City of Dreams Manila-operated outlets such as Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon, The Tasting Room, Red Ginger, Jing Ting and Café Society. A special welcome amenity awaits moms.
Guests can choose from Nobu Deluxe or Nobu Premier rooms with either city view or pool view, Nobu Executive, and Nobu Suite with the package net price starting at P15,888. The Mother’s Day offer is available until May 31, 2018.
NÜWA Spa and Nobu Spa
To honor moms and provide them a respite from their busy schedules, the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Four- Star awardee NÜWA Spa and Nobu Spa offer curated Mother’s Day spa packages for a delightful pampering experience available from May 1 to 31. While gift vouchers are available, bookings can be made directly at the two spas.
NÜWA Spa at the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awardee NÜWA Manila, draws inspiration from Nüwa, the goddess who created mankind in ancient Chinese mythology. Among many of her great deeds, Nüwa smelted together five colored stones to patch up the azure sky, saving the world from destruction. The myth about the five stones encapsulates the fundamental principle of Chinese medicine that equilibrium can be achieved by honing the power of nature. NÜWA Spa captures the power of these “healing elements” and incorporates the soothing power of nature in the spa therapies.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, NÜWA Spa has hand-picked a few of the highly-acclaimed holistic spa treatments for an indulgent experience for moms.
The 2-hour One Mom-ent in Time package consists of a bespoke body polish, gold hydration intensive facial and head, neck and shoulder massage at P5,800. For an immersion in Philippines’ age-old healing techniques, traditions and ingredients handed through generations, the 2 hour-and 30 minute Mother’s Day Out comprises Heal-ot massage with Dagdagay foot massage and NÜWA Radiance facial at P6,800 net. An option for Ayurvedic therapy to balance mind, body and spirit is available with the 2 hour-and-30 minute Mum Me-Time which includes Shirodhara treatment, Abyanga massage and OM facial express at P7,800 net. All packages come with a long-stemmed American rose and a signature chocolate bar.
The Nobu Spa situated at the Nobu Hotel Manila offers a fully-immersive rejuvenation in an elegant and contemporary Japanese oasis. The 1 hour-and-30 minute Super Woman Retreat consists of chocolate body glow treatment and Juan Hilot’s Pride massage at P3,800 net. For a more youthful radiance, the 2-hour
Flawless Mom package includes pink salt body polish and collagen skin booster facial at P4,200 net. For a total revitalizing experience, the 2 hour-and-30 minute Ageless Beauty package comes complete with a renewal massage, Dr. Babor BTX lifting facial and For Your Eyes Only treatment at P4,600 net. All packages come with a special Ikebana flower token and a signature chocolate bar.
For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 8008080 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cityofdreams.com.ph.