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From Nobu’s all-you-can-eat brunch to Haliya’s local faves—Father’s Day at City of Dreams

This is pulling all the stops for dad

Haliya's Lechon Nilaga is an irresistible modern Filipino dish for Father's Day.

To celebrate Father’s Day, the family can have so many options at City of Dreams Manila: a family day at DreamPlay or a feast of premium Chinese specialties, new-style Japanese cuisine, or reimagined classic Filipino dishes in a refined setting.

Crystal Dragon’s a la carte menu highlights Marinated Roast Farm Duck with herbs, garlic and black pepper.

There’s a banquet of premium Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties at Crystal Dragon on the upper ground floor of Forbes Five-Star-rated Nüwa Manila, available from June 13 to 19 only. The menu: Double-boiled Black Chicken Soup, with pork stomach and maca; Steamed Pork Belly with preserved vegetables and served with steamed buns; Marinated Roast Farm Duck with herbs, garlic and black pepper; Pan-fried Scallop with minced prawns and abalone sauce; and Wagyu and Foie Gras Basmati Fried Rice with black truffle paste  and wild rice.

Complement these dishes with the chef’s recommended menu, signature dim sum available for lunch, and other specialties unique to the restaurant.

On Father’s Day on June 19, dads get a sweet surprise at the end of the meal.

There’s a brunch spread of new-style Japanese cuisine popularized by world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch features classic fare iconic to Nobu restaurants worldwide that meld Japanese and Peruvian flavors so well loved by A-list international celebrities. There’s an extensive selection of seasonal fresh oysters, custom Nobu sashimi, sushi and maki roll creations matched with Nobu signature sauces and dressings such as the Karashi Su Miso (KSM) and Matsuhisa dressing that go well with appetizers that are uniquely Nobu.

Other enticing choices on a buffet counter and also in a special a la carte menu include Filipino-inspired dishes exclusive to Nobu Manila; a selection of kushiyaki or grilled skewered seafood of meat, poultry and vegetables; and a sumptuous carving item complemented with salads, soups, and different rice and specialty dishes. Various confectionery customized by Nobu Manila’s chefs caps the special celebration. The brunch buffet price starts at P2,950 net per person for the standard package, inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails.

Nobu eight-course Omakase dinner that showcases Ankimo (monkfish liver) with caviar and yuzu miso, the new style Japanese rendition of the delicacy known as the foie gras of the sea.

For dinner, there’s the signature Nobu Omakase for June and a sophisticated eight-course menu that starts with Kyuri (cucumber) with chili ponzu for zensai and Ankimo (monkfish liver) with caviar and yuzu miso, followed by a seasonal selection of sushi; Seared Scallop with plum dressing and ginger; Sashimi Salad of yellowtail, cucumber purée and gelee; Sous Vide Salmon with orange ceviche espuma, edamame and pechay. Beef Tenderloin with foie gras and seasonal vegetables, and Shojin Miso with Inaniwa noodles, sansho pepper and mixed mushrooms come after, preceding a mouthwatering dessert of Whiskey Cappuccino with milk ice cream, chocolate crumble and miso creameux.

Haliya highlights an innovative reinterpretation of the Filipino favorite lechon (roast pig) the whole month of June. Lechon Kawali comes with bagoong pickled cabbage, green mango curd, chili flakes, kinchay (cilantro) and garlic oil, crispy fried kangkong (water spinach), and soy and vinegar dipping; Lechon Paksiw with grilled king mushroom, green chili, garlic confit, garlic chips and microgreens; and Lechon Nilaga with asparagus, cabbage, baby bokchoy, corn, marbled potatoes, onion leeks, pork pata consommé and micro cress.

Pair these offerings with Haliya’s signature dishes including Haliya Adobo, which features twice-cooked chicken, foie gras, grilled pineapple, shallot confit, baby bok choy, marble potatoes, set in lush adobo glaze and enhanced with golden crispy garlic chips; Kare Kare with 24-hour slow cooked US Angus beef brisket, asparagus, baby Baguio pechay and fried eggplant sitting on top of a luscious roasted and crushed peanut sauce and paired with finely blended bagoong (shrimp paste); Binalot na Cochi a medley of shredded cochinillo (roast suckling pig) and adobo flakes in a bed of butter lettuce topped with atsara (pickled green papaya), red onion and pork liver salsa; and the restaurant’s iconic dessert and novelty, the Chichingka or a bibingka cheesecake served on the table in a burner pot.

Father’s Day celebration awaits at DreamPlay

The world’s first DreamWorks-inspired family entertainment center invites fathers to have a fantastic family day at DreamPlay on June 19. Dads with participating tickets can test their strength at Po’s Five Finger Blast Punch Machine and have a chance to win DreamPlay merchandise. The activity will be held at 3 p.m. After the activity, make the most out of the occasion and enjoy the interactive play space’s 11 immersive attractions spread across DreamPlay’s 5,000 sqm space.

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com. For more information, visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com. Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android. 


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