Grand Feast at the Land of the Fiestas
Owing to its Spanish colonial roots, the Philippines has often been called the "Land of the Fiestas." Year-round, fun-loving Filipinos from all over the archipelago host and attend a number of distinct festivals to celebrate everything from patron saints to good harvest—Sinulog, Ati-atihan, Dinagyang, and Panagbenga, just to name a few. Fiestas are a time for parades, music, dancing, and of course, feasting. A Filipino celebration is never complete without food. Resorts World Manila (RWM) pays tribute to this ancient tradition with its vast array of world cuisine.
Like the multi-ethnic Filipino, RWM restaurants offer a feast of flavors. Mercado features a buffet selection of the best of Filipino cuisine, and more. Among the choices are classic adobo, delectable pancit, and let's not forget the Pinoy's favorite pulutan—mouthwatering sisig. Our chefs carefully plan the buffet cycle to represent the country's different regions, while also featuring popular choices from other Asian countries as well as the West.
Noodles have been lauded by Filipinos and Tsinoys alike as the symbol for long life, thus the serving of pansit during a loved-one's birthday. Noodle Works takes this tradition to a whole new level by serving the best noodle dishes in Asia. Hot or cold, stir-fried or boiled, diners will bow as if in submission to their noodle bowls, sipping the broth and slurping the supple strands that are believed to hold the key to longevity.
Meanwhile, Passion celebrates the bountiful flavors of China. The palatial restaurant boasts a 400-person seating capacity, perfect for the family-centered Filipino. Families and barkadas will want to try out one of Passion's seven VIP rooms that are equipped with videoke and 42-inch plasma TVs. The restaurant serves both modern and authentic Cantonese cuisine along with a fusion of Southeast Asian fare to accommodate frequenters from Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Specialties include dim sum, cold cuts, seafood, and premium delicacies such as Shark's Fin and Bird's Nest.
On the other hand, RWM's Ginzadon lets fans of Japanese and Korean cuisines enjoy the best of both worlds. Diners will celebrate the gastronomic balance between fresh sushi, sweet barbecues, and fiery selections like Nak Ji Bok Keum (spicy stir-fried baby octopus and vegetables). In the evening, guests can wash it all down with the finest sake or soju to jumpstart an exciting night at the Casino, Newport Mall, Prosperity Court, and Bar 360, because what's a fiesta without the nonstop entertainment?
Prosperity Court and Bar 360 are innovative entertainment hotspots, where guests can relax while enjoying cocktails and watching world-class performers from here and abroad. Witness the Prince of Persia, a powerhouse spectacle featuring the Georgian Dancers, the Ballroom Couple, Lotta & Stina, the Amazon Duo, the Ukrainian Trio, and the Paradise Duo. Or don your dancing shoes and groove to the upbeat tunes of bands like the Spirit of '67 during Dance Wednesdays.
After an adrenaline-pumped eve, guests can unwind at Café Au Lait for some midnight merienda. The café not only serves superb coffee, but a range of scrumptious cakes, pastries, chocolates, and sandwiches.
This coming November 25 to 28, Resorts World Manila will be hosting the Grand Fiesta Manila 2010. Sarap, the all-encompassing Filipino word for everything good, becomes the ultimate guiding principle for this international banquet. RWM will hold the most extravagant food festival, featuring special menus by renowned local and international chefs. The food fest will complement the ensuing events under the banners Sine, Likha, Tanghal, and Saya, to showcase to the world the true meaning of the Pinoy traits: hospitality, generosity, and camaraderie.
This is the grand feast no Pinoy must miss: Grand Fiesta Manila 2010, the ultimate celebration of all that the Philippines has to offer, from its great people, unforgettable scenery, and unmatched, multicultural cuisine.
Call (+63 2) 836-6333 to find out more about this momentous event.