Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Executive Chef Alvin Ng with Chef Maurice Toh

Fan the insatiable appetite for life’s little gastronomic pleasures tucked in the indulgent pastiche of the best Eastern and Western fare at the Riviera Café’s “East Meets West” Food Promo for lunch/dinner buffet from August 3 to 16, 2009.

Fresh from his three decades of culinary experience in various 5-star luxury hotels in Singapore, Malaysia, Taipei, Sydney and Sri Lanka and award-winning streaks in Singapore’s prestigious Salon Culinary Food & Hotel Asia for the highly-acclaimed Hot Seafood Bronze Medal, Hot Main Course Silver Medal and Main Course Gold Medal with Excellence, the Heritage Hotel’s new Executive Chef Alvin Ng redefines the food styles of two cultures with his versions of the signature cuisines of the world.
Take a lip-smacking food trip beyond your wildest imagination from Europe to Southeast Asia in multi-awarded Chef Alvin’s magnificent gastronomic carpet ride to his sui generis, luxurious and diverse textures, scents and flavors of Continental cuisine: Poached Fish with White Wine Sauce, Osso Bucco Gremolate, Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Jus, Baked Salmon Fillet with Spinach Mousse in Brorche, and Roast Lamb Leg; Singaporean cuisine – the best Hainanese Chicken Rice renowned as the most popular in Manila, Nonya Rojak, Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng, Chili Crab, and Bak Kut Teh; Chinese cuisine - dimsums, Bola-bola siopao, Harkaw, Roast Duck and Suckling Pig; Malaysian cuisine - Asam Pedas (Fish) , Beef Rendang, Prawn Sambal with Tomato and Pineapple; Thai cuisine - Otak-otak (fish cakes); Crabmeat and Avocado with Mustard Mayonnaise; Beef Salad; Pad Prek King (Stir Long Bean and Beef); Keang Kweu Wan (Green Curry Chicken); Pla Neang Ma Mau (Steamed Fish with Spicy Sauce); Kaprao (Spicy Stir Fried Beef ) and Tom Yam Soup and Tom Yam Gari (Sour and Spicy Chicken Lemon Soup); the Philippine cuisine Lengua Con Celas (Braised Ox-Tongue with Mushroom) and Escabeche (Fried Fish with Sweet Vegetable and Pineapple); Indonesian cuisine - Kalio Ayam (Chicken Light Curry), Gado Gado with Peanut Sauce, Cilantro Squid Salad, Daging Tinoransa (Stewed Beef in Hot Green Chili); Ayam Masak Jamur (Braised Chicken and Mushroom with Soya Sauce); Ayam Pangang (Grilled Chicken ); Soto Ayam (Chicken soup) and Japanese cuisine - Kani, makis, fresh salmon and tuna sushi.
Furthermore, enrapture your palate to Chef Alvin’s exclusive flavors and flair of Wraps-Around-The-World merrily going round the expansive buffet spread such as Singaporean Po Piah, a soft, thin paper-like crepe filled with finely grated and steamed turnips, bean sprouts, lettuce leaves, grated carrots, minced meat, thinly sliced fried tofu, chopped peanuts or peanut powder, fried shallots, and shredded omelet; Indonesian Murtabak,, made by spinning pastry until very thin, like filo pastry, then shallow-frying it in a custom made flattened heavy wok. The ingredients are added, then the pastry is wrapped around the ingredients to make a parcel of minced beef, onions, eggs and salt and served with curry; Vietnamese Spring rolls, juicy prawns, rice vermicelli, julienned carrots, bean sprouts, and Thai basil and mint wrapped in translucent rice papers and Malaysian Roti Prata, a Southeast Asian interpretation of India’s Paratha. A mixture of ghee, egg, flour and water kneaded thoroughly, flattened, oiled and folded repeatedly. It is then allowed to proof and rise, and the process is repeated. The final round of preparation consists of flattening the dough ball, coating it with oil and then cooking on a flat iron skillet. The ideal Roti Prata is flat, fluffy on the inside but crispy and flaky on the outside. It is traditionally served with curry or for the adventurous with sugar or condensed milk and banana.
Unwrapped from your gastronomic inhibitions, venture further into culinary fantasyland as Chef Alvin masterfully unravels the aces up his sleeves in the tomato and black olive flavor-infused and home-made Italian penne, fetuccini and spaghettini pasta and spinach ravioli with choice of pesto, bolognese, herbs and tomato sauce; his trademark rendition of the must-try Singaporean Laksa, this irresistible concoction of noodles made from rice flour swathed in velvety gravy made from spices, herbs, dried shrimp, coconut milk, chili and complete with Chef Alvin’s secret ingredients and other oodles of noodles particularly Singaporean Chicken Hor Fan and Char Kway Teow; Thai Kwey Teow Ped (Duck Noodle Soup) and Indonesian Mee Soto.
As fitting endnote to your gastronomic expedition, sink your teeth into decadent Filipino classic desserts with a gourmet twist of Halo-halo, the all-year icy favorite; and to-die-for crème brulee, tiramisu, petit fours, fruit-flavored cheesecakes and other sweet treats which even the staunchest culinary critic could not say no to.
Have your little gastronomic getaway in the Metro, traipse off to the Riviera Café’s sensational buffet spread whipped up by its award-winning Executive Chef Alvin Ng. For inquiries and dining reservations, call The Heritage Hotel Manila at 854-8888 or e-mail The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

15th Anniversary 50% Suite Deals at The Heritage Hotel Manila

Presidential Suite

Millennium Suite

Junior Suite Room

Junior Suite Room

In celebration of its 15th year milestone, the Heritage Hotel Manila launches its 15-day Suite sale starting August 1 until August 15, 2009 with 50% off on all Suites valid for stay from August 1 to December 31, 2009.
“As a gesture of appreciation to our supporters on our 15th Year anniversary and as a way of boosting industries and individuals affected by the global economic recession, we are extending an unprecedented half the price Suite deals during a limited period only. Our pivotal drive is stimulate new bookings among corporate business particularly the MICE sector and even the leisure sector composed of couples and families who are planning weekend or holiday getaways.” stated Mr. Eddie Yeo, General Manager, Heritage Hotel.

“It is an unparalleled limited Anniversary promotion at value for money rates. For the Suite deals, guests will be entitled to gain access to the privilege of luxurious accommodation replete with the contemporary opulence of the Suite’s bright and cozy new ambiance, Butler service in select suites and well-appointed amenities and perks. We encourage everyone to plan ahead. Early Suite deal bookings in time for the holiday season and upcoming concerts and events in the burgeoning SM Mall of Asia Complex and SMX Convention Centre, Manila Bay area are quite in demand,” added Mr. Yeo.

Suite deals start as low as PhP 4,500.00++ for the ultra-modern and spacious escape at the Junior Suite inclusive of Millennium Club perks and privileges such as exclusive access to the Club Lounge wherein guests can indulge in the complimentary continental breakfast, hors d’ oeuvres and all day coffee and tea as well as complimentary internet access, advantage of personalized service such as express check-in and express check-out courtesy of our highly-trained Guest Service Officers, business and concierge service, discount on F&B and services, two-hour complimentary use of the meeting room and complimentary pressing of one garment per day. The Executive Suite comes with a separate roomy living area with a touch of contemporary art.

The Millennium Suite and Presidential Suite which for the record were only reserved for international A-listers and diplomats are part of the limited Suite deals promo. Experience the height of exquisite refinements and the perfect view of the famed Manila Bay Sunset and the cityscape at the luxuriously-appointed 110 sqm Millennium Suite or the more spacious 130 sqm Presidential Suite. Both premiere suites have separate spacious living and dining rooms, kitchen and jacuzzi. The contemporary ambiance of the premiere Suites is complemented by some of the best works of Nestor Vinluan, a multi-awarded Filipino Abstract Painter. Guests at the premiere suites have the pleasure of the Club perks and privileges and Butler service.

The Heritage Hotel Manila is nestled at the crossroads of Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares, Roxas Boulevard and EDSA. It is only fifteen minutes away from the international and domestic airports; and the nearest international hotel to the SM Mall of Asia Complex which is reputed to be the largest shopping mall in the Philippines. At the Heritage Hotel, guests might find luck at three floors of the in-house 24-hour famous PAGCOR Casino and gastronomic bliss at the Riviera Café famed for its continental, fusion and Southeast Asian cuisine in a bountiful lunch and dinner buffet spread especially whipped up by multi-awarded Executive Chef Alivn Ng.

Rate is valid to local residents and foreigners with ACR. Booking is direct only, prior reservation is required and is subject to room availability. For inquiries and reservations, please call 854-8888 or e-mail

The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by Millennium Hotels and Resorsts with more than 100 hotels worldwide, making it one of the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world.