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14 Sweet Spots in the Ortigas Center for your Valentine’s Date

As February sets in, Ortigas Center sheds its busy, corporate facade and takes on a romantic, dreamy atmosphere. The district transforms into a hub of sensory delights, offering couples an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience. With an array of tempting and mouthwatering offers, you can indulge in the most exquisite and sumptuous cuisines, surrounded by an enchanting ambiance that is sure to set the mood for romance.

At Podium and SM Megamall, dining establishments hit the spot with their range of cuisines that delight. Whether it’s a fancy steak dinner, a muy buena Spanish repast, an Asian feast, or just something homey and familiar, there’s always something sure to catch any couple’s fancy.

And if hopping from one restaurant to another is a mutual desire—perhaps appetizer in one, the main entrée in another, and a coffee place to cap off the romantic meal—then be pleased to know that all these date places are within distance. Podium and Megamall are likewise across each other. What better way to inspire a kilig moment than with a leisurely stroll while holding hands on a Valentine’s date?!

Here are 14 Valentine’s date spots with luscious menus and offers guaranteed to find their way into your hearts.

  1. W OLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Ground Level, The Podium

Feed your gastronomic passion at this premiere steakhouse from New York.

Sweep her off her feet or pop the question already at this ultimate V-Day place serving its world-renowned USDA Prime Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning wine cellar.

  1. T ERRY’S BISTRO: Ground Level, The Podium

Escape from the madness of the metro on Heart’s Day and indulge amid the intimate ambiance of Terry’s Bistro. This culinary hideaway offers a fusion of Spanish, Filipino, and European cuisines.

The bistro joins the Podium’s “The Love Trail” promo at the Atrium from February 13 to 16. Present a single receipt of P2,500 from Terry’s (dated February 5 to 16) and enjoy wine and charcuterie, have a snapshot in a vintage-themed photo booth, and a DIY floral bouquet.

  1. SHANGHAI SALOON: Ground Level, The Podium

Channel the emperor and empress in you and savor exquisite modern Chinese cuisine, which includes Peking duck and live seafood cooked to order.

Enjoy unlimited dim sum for Php888 only. 

  1. NIKKEI : Ground Level, The Podium

The Japanese influence in Peruvian gastronomy, known as Nikkei cuisine, comes in the form of refreshing dishes like nigiri and ceviche.

Oh-so-irresistible mains include premium steaks, grilled lobster, and Nikkei Black Cod with Honey Miso. Get “buy one, get one” cocktails for the full-on dining experience.

  1. MAMOU : Ground Level, The Podium

Comfort food done thoughtfully well amid an easy but stylish setting. A foodie destination for prime quality steaks, lobsters, king crab, and pasta dishes. Check out items not found in other Mamou branches.

  1. BOM GOSTO : Level 3, The Podium

Impress your date with the refined ambiance and high-quality cuisine of this chef-driven establishment serving classic Southern European cuisine.

Take your beloved to Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, and more through your plate of these countries’ rich and indulgent flavors.

  1. ASTON’S : Level 4, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall

Singapore’s famous steakhouse offers a swoon-worthy treat for two on Valentine’s Day. Delight in a four-course meal that includes its Legendary Steak (a New York strip with extra cut with sides of garden veggies and mashed potato), pasta; mushroom soup, and Caesar salad.

Enjoy this romantic meal with two glasses of red wine or iced tea and cap off with a lovely Affogato dessert. All for only Php2,799.

  1. PIZZULU : Level 3, Mega A, SM Megamall

Enough said when you order Pizzalu’s heart-shaped pizza on Valentine’s Day. Just stare into each other’s eyes and with each bite of its freshly baked brick oven pizza—you’ll know it’s both the look and taste of love, respectively.

Order beautifully crusted creations like the Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Pizza, Black Truffle Mushroom Pizza, and Spinach and Artichoke Pizza, to name a few.

  1. PAUL BOULANGERIE : Upper Ground Level, SM Mega Fashion Hall

Savor the romantic spot for à deux in this well-known boulangerie and patisserie. Throughout February, avail yourself of its lovely promo and enjoy a main course for two with beverages and dessert for only Php1,299; add a salad for two for Php1,499; or get the full course meal for only Php2,000—a sweet treat, indeed for the season of love.

  1. CBTL KITCHEN : located Upper Ground Level, Mega Strip B, Megamall

If no-fuss, hearty dining (with great coffee or tea) is part of your love language then you can’t go wrong with CBTL Kitchen’s Valentine’s month treats:  Clubhouse Sandwich (P435); Spaghetti Carbonara (P455 solo, P885 for sharing); and Cookie Skillet (P245), which is a freshly baked cookie, topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with salted caramel and chocolate.

  1. AMARE LA CUCINA : Level 4, Mega Atrium, Megamall 

Love is said to be the secret ingredient of this popular date place known for its authentic Neapolitan-style brick oven pizzas. Chef Edmark Bustos, who started his business in his family’s ancestral home in Baguio City, will surely entice you with his range of hand-stretched, uniquely flavorful dough such as Pizza con Prosciutto, Foi Gras, and Truffle Pizza. Also available are wood-fired meats, pasta, salads, and desserts.

  1. SALON DE THE : Ground Level, Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall 

The French Baker really knows how to inspire amour in this cozy and quietly elegant hideaway.

Besides its bestselling freshly baked breads and pastries, couples can relish a classic French dining experience with a full menu that includes steaks and stews; French quiche pie and salad sets; sandwiches in toasts; and desserts.

  1. SUNNIE’S CAFÉ : Level 2, Mega B 

Look forward to an easy hangout space in this trendy spin-off café of eyewear power brand, Sunnies Studios.

Perfect for an easy brunch or dinner date. Keep the connection fun and delightful with comfort dishes such as Beef Kimchi Fried Rice, Sunnies Fried Chicken, Classic Sunday Pot Roast, and a nice ending like the Sunnies Funfetti. 

  1. MANGO TREE : Level 2, Mega Atrium, Megamall 

The well-lit resto with a modern Bangkok feel instantly inspires a happy vibe. The rich colors and deep flavors of Thai cuisine will surely excite couples to dig into authentic dishes like Crispy Catfish with Green Mango Salad, Steamed Sea Bass with Ume Sauce, Grilled Soft-shell Crab, curry, noodles, desserts, and vegan dishes are also available.

Written by Village Connect

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