Dessert In a Cup!

Starbucks Philippines has new offerings from beverages, to food, to Starbucks Cards! But it’s the new Starbucks Frappuccinos which leads the pack with the Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino.

New Starbucks Frappuccinos

I call the tandem “Dessert in a Cup!” Surely, the foodie term ‘Banana Split‘ rings a bell pertaining to a much-loved local ice cream house known as Magnolia Ice Cream which we have enjoyed since our childhood years.

And now, Starbucks is bringing this childhood favorite in a form of frappuccino. The new Starbucks Frappuccino flavors are the Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino and Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino.

The former is a mixture of Mocha Frappuccino blended with banana puree, then layered on top of strawberry whipped cream and finally drizzled with chocolate and crunchy waffle cone pieces on top.

For the coffee lover, the second one is basically made of coffee and pudding made more special with Irish cream on top. I’ve tried both and I love the Banana Split Mocha Frappuccino. The Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino is just ok for me.

Lime Torte Cake

Lime Torte Cake

New Starbucks Food Items:

How does a Lime Torte Cake, Mango Crunch Cake, and Chocolate Marshmallow Cake sound? They sound delicious, don’t they? 🙂

I went to Starbucks Circuit Makati the other day for the Neverland Manila Young Gunz EDM party so I passed by the Starbucks branch first for some bites, And guess what, I saw the Lime Cake and I ordered it.

I didn’t expact much actually. If you’ve tasted the Lime Cake from Sagada Province north of the Philippines, the other lime cakes would usually pale thereafter.

In contrast, it was surpisingly good! The new Lime Torte Cake was a symphony of flavors and texture with its sweet and tangy flavor partnered with crunchy and crumbly cake.

I’ve yet to try the other two, but I’m already excited to go back to another Starbucks branch. 🙂

Other new Starbucks food items I’m looking forward to try are the Whole Wheat Bagel, Bagel Bites filled with Cream Cheese, Blueberry Greek Yogurt Parfait and Mango Greek Yogurt Parfait which are finished with a sprinkling of crunchy oat granola on top. Add to that the Starbucks Cold Brew Pitcher Packs as well.

Starbucks Chill Mini Card

Starbucks Chill Mini Card

Father’s Day Starbucks Card

Lastly, with the upcoming Father’s Day, Starbucks Philippines made sure you have something to surprise your cool coffee-loving dads – the Father’s Day Starbucks Card! It also comes with a free greeting card for his special day!

Two other new cards are available now, the –  Chill Mini Card and Iced Coffee Card. The Chill Mini Card and the Father’s Day Card are available for a minimum activation fee of ₱500. The Iced Coffee Card, on the other hand, has a minimum activation fee of ₱1,000.

Banana Split Frappuccino

Banana Split Frappuccino

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Let’s go and try these new frappuccino and food items from Starbucks!

Father’s Day Dinner @ Wingstop!

Before this special day for your dad, papa, pop, or daddy ends, make it a bit more special this Father’s Day by spending dinner with him at Wingstop tonight! 🙂

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Red Ribbon Father’s Day Black Forest Cake

For the ‘Superdads‘ in our lives, it’s not really about the gifts, but the thought which they appreciate the most. So this Father’s Day, in case you are at a lost on what to get your dad, a simple Red Ribbon Father’s Day cake would surely be considered a sweet gesture.

When we were young, we considered our father to be our Superman, because even after work, he would still spend time playing games with us, share stories and even help us with our homework.

This weekend, say thank you to your Superdad with the limited edition Red Ribbon Father’s Day Black Forest Cake.

Red Ribbon Father’s Day Cake

Red Ribbon Father’s Day Cake

The Father’s Day cake is available in all Red Ribbon branches for two days only – June 15 and 16, 2013 for the price of P550. The Black Forest cake is made with moist chocolate cake filled with cream and cherries and topped with chocolates and cherries.

Most importantly, share the Red Ribbon Father’s Day cake with him and the whole family. The simple gesture will go a long way.

Father’s Day Specials: Where to Dine w/ Dad?

It’s Dad’s turn! After Mother’s Day last month, wives, children, and families are thinking of places this weekend where to spend time with their Dads on Father’s Day!

Aside from home, you may choose to catch the special offers by these restaurants specially for Father’s Day:

Corniche (in Diamond Hotel)

Corniche in Diamond Hotel will serve a Father’s Day special buffet called “Celebration of Filipino Flavors” by Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico of Bistro Filipino at P1,588 net per person or P1,888 with unlimited beer, house wine or any standard drink of your choice.

22 Prime

Father’s Day brunch at 22 Prime will be a feast on cold appetizers, salads and soups, entrees, and Prime Rib Carving at P1,295+ per person, available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dads get special souvenir items like men’s fragrances from Hayden Paris Fragrances, gifts, products from Belo For Men, and selected men’s wear from Gold Toe.

Café d’Asie (The Bellevue Hotel)

Café d’Asie (The Bellevue Hotel)

Marriott Café (Marriott Hotel Manila)

Brunch or dinner seafood buffet with Asian and Western favorites, fresh seafood, carving station, and desserts at P2,000 net per person.

Dine at Marriott Café, Cru Steakhouse or The Lounge on Father’s Day and get a chance to take home a mini cooper and drive it to anywhere for three days.


Bizu Chocolate Cigars

Bizu Chocolate Cigars

Astralis (by Diamond Hotel)

Astralis in Power Plant Mall offers brunch buffet for P758 net per person featuring one signature dish plus salad and dessert buffets.

Dine in a group of 5 and Dad dines for free plus a surprise giveaway!

Bizu Chess Cake

Bizu Patisserie

Get free items upon purchase of Sugar-free Chocolate Cigars and Checkmate Cake in Bizu. The former is a premium handmade gourmet chocolate cigars made with sugar-free milk chocolate and croquantine wafers in a piano finished cigar box. The latter are made of layers of Almond Dacquoise, Italian Gianduja Ganache, Feulletine Wafer and Lime White Chocolate Mousseline.

Serye’s Cafe

Free gift for Dad when you dine in. You can also get a special Serye mug & Barako Coffee with P2,500 purchase


Free set menu for dads with a reservation for 6 or more persons in CAV.

Father's Day at CAV

Father's Day at CAV

Agave Mexican Cantina

Get a chance to win a free dinner for two or a bottle of wine in Agave Mexican Cantina. Father’s Day coloring pages for kids will also be given away.

Café d’Asie (The Bellevue Hotel)

Fathers get special gifts (Men’s Health and Top Gear magazines) from The Bellevue Hotel and Summit Media

What a huge set of choices, and there are more as restaurants take the opportunity in this family affair. Happy Father’s Day to your Dad wherever he may be!

Steak Ala Dad: Melo’s Father’s Day Treat

It’s D-Day today, Dad’s Day! And with the fathers on mind, Melo’s Steakhouse has prepared something special for the man of the house – Steak Ala Dad.

Melo's Steak Ala Dad

Melo's Steak Ala Dad

Known initially to be the first restaurant to serve certified Angus Beef in the Philippines, Melo’s now also features Wagyu beef. And speaking of Wagyu, Steak Ala Dad is Melo’s latest creation to commemorate all the fathers for their hard work and sacrifices. I’ve tried it myself a few days ago in Melo’s Makati and the steak is soft and luscious just as what I expected from Melo’s. Although it’s my first time in Makati, I have tried Melo’s in Quezon City near ABS-CBN.

“We came up with our own Fathers’ Day Special which is certified to make the man of the house melt,” shared Melo’s Marketing Manager Carolina Santiago Macasaet, daughter of owner Carmelo L. Santiago, known as “Melo”.

Personally, I appreciate Melo’s personalized service in making sure that the steaks served in our tables were carefully cooked and grilled according to our liking. You can have your steak cooked in any level but I suggest you have them medium rare to have the firm surface while maintaining the soft meat inside. The Wagyu tenderloin is wrapped in bacon and sits on a serving of mash potato, some vegetables including carrots and asparagus, and mushroom porcini sauce.

Melo's Father's Day Special - Steak Ala Dad

Melo's Father's Day Special - Steak Ala Dad

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Melo's Jupiter in Makati

Melo's Jupiter in Makati

So in case you’re browsing for a good place to treat dad on his special day, give him a taste of Steak Ala Dad which is in line with Melo’s expertise of the tastiest steaks, and perhaps follow it with Red Ribbon‘s Father’s Day Cake as well for a sweet finish. 🙂

It’s A Dad’s Cake For Father’s Day!

Don’t have a gift for Dad yet for this weekend’s upcoming Father’s Day?

Red Ribbon Father's Day Cake

Red Ribbon Father's Day Cake

Does daddy have a sweet tooth? Even if not, Father’s Day might just be the best excuse for you to get you cake fix! Red Ribbon releases their Father’s Day Cake starting tomorrow!

From June 18 to June 20, delight your Dad with a specially designed Father’s Day cake from Red Ribbon at P550. Decorated like Dad’s polo shirt, the 8″ chocolate cake is wrapped in fondant icing made extra special. 🙂