Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour Goes Beyond the Hour

On its 4th year, Earth Hour 2011 is slated to take place on Saturday 26 March 2011 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm. In unity with the global community, the Heritage Hotel Manila once more heeds the call to get involved and lead the steps towards a sustainable future.

This year’s challenge goes beyond the hour and dares each individual, community and business to rethink practices and contribute ways to reduce our carbon footprints, conserve energy and preserve the ecosystem in order to help curb global warming and climate change.
Come, witness and participate in the Heritage Hotel’s EARTH HOUR & BEYOND 2011 ACTION PLAN:
The Hotel will turn off prominent lights and signage at the Hotel’s façade. The Hotel will switch off other lights at the ground floor. Alternative lighting such battery-operated lights will be used in the Hotel’s Lobby area, Lobby Lounge and Riviera Café.


Bring loved ones and family members to dine amid the cozy and romantic ambiance of the Riviera Café. Join and partake of the special Earth Hour Cake as our Executive Chef Alex Chong together with Environmental Advocates and other Hotel Officers spearheads the cake-cutting ceremony. 


The Heritage Hotel Manila is running a waste segregation system to ensure that biodegradable materials are properly disposed of and items for recycling are appropriately handled. In one’s own terms, reflect on ways to help save the planet which can be easily adopted within one’s lifestyle. 


For guests opting to stay in the room, please use the flashlights provided for in each of the hotel’s guest rooms for your convenience. On the other hand, please avoid using candles for protection and avoidance of untoward incidents.


To participate in the revelry for the main switch-off event and acoustic concert joined by the who’s who in the business & entertainment circle, visit the nearby SM Mall of Asia Globe area from 6pm onwards.  The event also serves as a kick-off for a planned year-long climate change solutions campaign.

For inquiries and reservations please call 854.8888 or 

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Goes Green at The Heritage Hotel Manila

April 24, 2011
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Riviera Café
Php 1,288.++ Adult
Php 800.++ Child

Go green crusaders!!! 


The dual celebration of Easter & Earth Day doubles the delights of diners to unique Egg-citing and environment-friendly special buffet spread 


Children blaze a trail to express their ideas for the one-of-a-kind “Save the Planet” On the Spot Drawing for Cake Contest to win a fabulous prize.

The artwork is sketched on paper, scanned, printed on edible material and meticulously placed on cake for a memorable and yummy souvenir.



Goodie Bags aplenty for kids


Rejoice the dawn of renewed spirits and help save the planet!
Don’t miss the fun with the entire family!

For inquiries and reservations call 854.8888 or email

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lambanog-infused Gourmet Creations at The Heritage Hotel Manila





The chefs at the kitchen theatre of the Riviera Café showcase the best of Philippine flavors in its fanciful Lambanog-infused gourmet creations, the latest addition to the restaurant’s dynamic and multi-hued international menu for lunch/dinner buffet spread.

Have a taste of the country’s bucolic life in the merry zest of Lambanog seeped in Drunken Shrimps, Stir fried Beef & Vegetable on Rice Toppings, Chicken Rice Toppings and Deep Fried Battered Crablets which the chefs will conjure hot and fresh off the wok and grill to indulge the guests’ whim. 

While anticipating the culinary explosion of aromas and spices mingling with Lambanog in the live cooking station, jumpstart to firing up the appetites with Lambanog-steeped nibblers of Marinated King Mackerel Loins with Orange Lambanog Sauce, Crispy Fried Tofu and Chicken with Soya Lambanog Dip, Blue Lambanog Marinated Salmon with Herbs, Lambanog Seasoned Japanese Salad on Peppered Seared Tuna, Lemon Lambanog Marinated Prawn Ceviche and Roast Beef & Vegetable with Balsamic Lambanog Reduction.

Known as the Philippine version of Russian Vodka for its taste and potency of 80 to 90 proof and akin to Grappa for its roots and popularity among the farmers, the fascinatingly-prepared Lambanog is harvested by farmers climbing the 30-feet high coconut trees. Using a bamboo and sickle, the farmer collects the sap or “tuba” from the sap of flowers. Subsequently, the sap is fermented and distilled for hours to make Lambanog. This Philippine vodka is traditionally produced in the Quezon Province where the coconut tree grows in abundance. Quaffing Lambanog is a communal tradition of tagayan or a round robbin of drinking shots accompanied by singing and playing of guitar. 

For foodies, sampling Lambanog mixed in the international culinary selection at the Riviera Café is a short cut to experiencing the traditions and subdued kick of this strong-flavored beverage.
Other highlights at the international buffet include the Halal- spectrum of Fresh Grill Station teeming with red Red Mullet, Squids, Salmon Belly, Red Snapper, Rib Eye; Barbeque Marinated Chicken, Chicken/  Beef Satay and Carving Station of one of the succulent savory delights of Roast Rib Eye with Prime Ribs, Peppered Barbeque Chicken, Roast Baked Chicken Roll, Baked Salmon, Beef Wellington and Roasted Stuffed Lamb Leg.

For a globetrotting culinary quest, hop off to the Chinese Section of Vegetarian, Seafood & Chicken Dimsum and dumplings; Signature Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall;  Noodle Nook; Japanese sushi and maki made of Lapu Lapu, Salmon, Tuna,  Squid, Seaweed & Unagi and  Pasta dish of the day Tortelloni al Pomodoro, Pappardelle al Sugo, Penne all’Arrabbiata, Ravioletti con Pesto, Spaghetti alla Marinara, Rigatoni con Broccoli Rape e Pignoli and Capellini d’Angelo alla Marechiaro 

Balance the culinary voyage to the best of both worlds, venture into the Main Asian fare of four items varying daily in the medley of Wok Fried Salt & Pepper Prawns, Seafood Bean Curd in Oyster Sauce, Braised Chicken  & Bitter Round, Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet, Lemon Chicken, Beef Rendang, Chicken Curry, Fish Head curry & Thai Style Sea Bass in Coconut Milk and the Main Western Fare of three items per cycle menu of Andreoli Style Citrus Sea bass, Sauteed Clams Italian Style, Cream Dory with Potatoes and Ratatouille, Spinach and Ricotta Filled Mussels, Chicken Piccata in Tomato Sauce, Chicken Calabrese with Olives and Potatoes, Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo Alla Cacciatora),Duck Breast in Maraschino Cherries Sauce and Roast Duck Orange Sauce

An assortment of mouth-watering  non-Halal culinary masterpieces are also available at a separate corner full of  Teow Chew Porridge & Condiments, Braised pork belly with salt yellow bean, Braised soya duck, Sichuan vegetable, Preserved beancurd and Wok fried roasted pork with soya sauce.
The buffet is accentuated with a healthy dose of the fresh greens at the salad Station, Asian & Western spices at the soup strip and for the fitting finale the sweet sensations of the petite four assortments of apple pie, New York Cheesecake, crème brulee, chocolait parfait, vanilla panna cotta Peanut Butter Pie, Tiramisu, variety of Mousse Cakes & Southeast Asian rice cakes, classic ice cream flavors and fresh fruits in season are a must-try. 

Call 854.8888 or for inquiries and reservations. The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March of Flavors at The Heritage Hotel Manila

March 1-12, 2011
Riviera Café
Lunch/Dinner Buffet

Get adventurous and lavish in the Philippine Vodka “Lambanog”- infused gastronomic marvels amongst the multi-hued buffet.

March 2011 PhP 800.++
Inclusive of two (2) regular drinks
Available from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Relish the cocktail assortment of field mushroom & goat cheese crostini, chili & lemon grass prawn cutlets with tamarind & plum sauce, vegetarian nori rolls with wasabi soy sauce and crumbed king snapper goujons with caper mayo. Menu varies daily.

Cake of the Month

Drink of the Month

Wine of the Month

For inquiries and reservations please dial 854.8888 or e-mail:

An Unforgettable Gastronomic Pre-Valentine’s & Valentine’s Day Dinner Date at The Heritage Hotel Manila

It‘s a timeless adage that the best way to a loved one’s heart is through his stomach, thus planning a  date for a Pre-Valentine’s or Valentine’s Day celebration is like setting a sweet rendezvous with gastronomic details close to perfection. For an unforgettable culinary experience, impress the apple of one’s eyes with the bountiful Pre-Valentine’s lunch or dinner buffet spread at the Riviera Café. On Valentine’s Day at the same venue, enjoy a dreamy dinner buffet inclusive of one round of Valentine’s drink with live romantic serenade or opt for the picturesque Roof Garden Terrace with expansive views of the Manila Bay nightscape, replete with accompaniment of sultry music and a 6-Course Romantic Dinner Set  Menu.
A Gastronomic Love Affair
Executive Chef Alex Chong brings his innovations to the amorous fare made of the freshest natural ingredients, prime meats and finest selection of vegetables and secret recipes in the season’s latest menu at the cozy vibe of the Riviera Café and Roof Garden Terrace.

At the Riviera Café, begin the love affair with food at the Asian and Western Appetizers Corner. Delight in  Jelly fish with century egg and pickled ginger, Baked Fish  Fillet with Mango Tandori Sauce, Prawn Salad with Shallot and Roasted Coconut, Asian Chicken Noodle Salad with Sweet Soy Sesame Vinaigrette topped with Sesame Seeds, Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Salad, Scallop Mouse with Saffron Sauce and Fisherman’s Stuffed Potato.
Get Lucky in Love
Increase the good luck and chances of a loving and harmonious relationship while partaking of the On-going Chinese New Year Special popularized by the Heritage Hotel. Partake of the Fatt Choy Yee Sang for Valentine’s to attract positive energies of abundance and long life for couples and families alike. For the calorie-conscious, stopover at the Salad Station - Variety of Salad on Ice-  Selection of Oriental fresh seasonal spring vegetables .Choice of dressing –  Italian,  Sesame Vinaigrette,  Mango Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Participate in the Yu Sheng Prosperity salad ceremony and have a first hand experience of the traditional “Lo Hei!” which is Cantonese for "tossing luck" with special someone, family and friends. This ingenious dish traces its roots in Singapore and Malaysia. Diners make a wish and shout “Lo Hei!” for good fortune while mixing and flinging the ingredients together with chopsticks.  The Yu Sheng Prosperity Ceremony follows a sequence of steps. First of all, each dinner must great each other with warm greetings. Then, the fish, symbolizing abundance or excess through the year, is added to the main ingredients and followed by lime for luck. Pour the next ingredients such as pomelo over the fish to add both luck and auspicious value, pepper to attract more money and valuables, oil to increase all profits 10,000 times and to encourage money to flow in from all directions, carrots for more blessings of good luck and shredded white radish for prosperity in business and promotion at work. Lastly, add the condiments such as peanut crumbs to symbolize a household filled with gold and silver, sesame seeds for flourishing business, golden pillows crispers to signify the floor filled with gold. Simply mix everything together and push all the ingredients to the center. All toss the salad an auspicious seven times with loud shouts of “Lo Hei!” for personal wishes in business and matters of the heart.
All The Way to Culinary Thrills
Couples must also try, the Riviera Café’s signature Malaysian and Singaporean dishes particularly the Satay, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Laksa. Don’t miss the Satay, the trail of this mouth-watering aromatic scent precedes is a favorite Singaporean street hawker’s delight, leading you to the fresh-off-the-grill savoury chicken, mutton or beef steeped in a sweet-spicy marinate. This must-try gastronomic treat tastes best with a punchy peanut sauce for dipping, and fresh cucumbers, raw onion and steamed rice cakes on the side. On the other hand, Laksa Sizzlethe dinners’ senses with the irresistible concoction of noodles made from rice flour swathed in velvety gravy made from spices, herbs, dried shrimp, coconut milk and chili. Most importantly, pour the heart’s gusto to Hainanese Chicken Rice, the provocative fragrant rice cooked in chicken stock and other secret ingredients, impeccably accompanied by steamed or roasted chicken and the contrasting flavours of dark soy sauce, ground ginger paste, and chili sauce on the side.

For some grilling action, sample the fresh Red Mullet, Squids, Salmon Belly, Red Snapper, Rib Eye; Herb Marinated, Barbeque Marinated Chicken, Chicken / Beef Satay, Served with 6 type of Barbeque sauce. Satiate the carnivore cravings at the carving nook for Roast Rib Eye with Prime Ribs, Baked Salmon, Beef Wellington or Roasted Stuffed Lamb Leg Served with sauces.

Go for Chinese favorites such as the Steamed Hand-Made Hong Kong Dim Sum in Bamboo Basket, Teow Chew Porridge & Condiments - Braised pork belly with salt yellow bean, Egg omelette, Pickle lettuce, Olive vegetable, Salted egg / century egg, Braised soya duck, Sichuan vegetable, Preserved beancurd and Wok fried roasted pork with soya sauce.

Turn Japanese with heaps of fresh sushi  – Lapu Lapu / Salmon / Tuna / Squid & Seaweed / Unangi and Assorted Maki.

Talk Italian while satiating the appetite for pasta. Relish the Tortelloni al Pomodoro - Hand-made, ricotta filled pasta with a plum tomato sauce, .Pappardelle al Sugo -  Homemade flat noodles with classic Bolognese sauce or Penne all'Arrabbiata -  Quill-shaped pasta with tomatoes, herbs, pancetta & spicy sausage.

Go Crazy over Claypot Creations at the Live kitchen theatre. Chefs on hand will select fresh ingredients and conjure a wide array of claypot creations corwning the international buffet spread on a varying cycle menu per day of Chicken and Mushroom, Marinated beef and egg, Fish fillet, ginger and spring onion, prawn with black fungus and braised cod fillet with dry chili and leek.

Have the best of Easter and Western fare in the main hot dishes of Wok Fried Salt & Pepper Prawns,  Seafood Bean Curd in Oyster Sauce, Braised Chicken  & Bitter Round, Sweet & Sour Fish Fillet, Lemon Chicken, Beef Rendang, Chicken Curry,  Fish Head curry and Thai Style Sea Bass in Coconut Milk, Andreoli Style Citrus Sea bass, Sauteed Clams Italian Style, Cream Dory with Potatoes and Ratatouille, Spinach and Ricotta Filled Mussels, Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo Alla Cacciatora), Duck Breast in Maraschino Cherries Sauce and Roast Duck Orange Sauce.

For a sweet cherry topping at the Riviera Café, share apple pie, New York Cheesecake, Crème Brulee, Chocolate Parfait, Vanilla Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Chocolate Mosse Cake, Assorted Malaysian Desserts
 Such as Double Snow Fungus with Papaya, Green Bean Soup & Sago, Red Bean Soup & Lotus Seed, Bu Bur Cha Cha, Bubur Hitam, Almond Beancurd with Longan, Classic ice cream flavors, fresh fruits and Nonya Kueh Kueh, the intriguing parade of vibrant colors is made of Southeast Asia’s secret ingredients for heart-melting desserts: coconut milk, sweet potatoes, tapioca, palm sugar and pandan.
In the mood for love
For the most romantic mood at the Roof Garden Terrace, share a passionate evening of bliss and tenderness in the midst of candlit dinner, string ensemble and luscious 6-Course Valentine’s Set Menu of Modern Style Oyster Thermidor, Wild Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraiche, Mesclun Salad and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Chicken Consommé & Stuffed Mushroom, Mango Tart with Kaffir Lime Sorbet, Combination of Grilled US Beef Tenderloin & Pan Fried Sea Bass on a bed of Pumpkin Puree, Roasted Baby Vegetables and Red Wine Demi Glaze and Dessert for Two of Dark Chocolate Brownie & White Chocolate Mousse  Served with Strawberry Compote   

For inquiries and reservations, please call 854.8888 or e-mail The Heritage Hotel Manila is managed by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts.   

Celebrations of Prosperity & Passions at The Heritage Hotel Manila

Year of the Golden Rabbit
February 3-17, 2011

February 3, 2011; 11:00 am, Lobby

with Fatt Chai Yu Sheng -
PhP 1,288.++ to PhP 1,800.++
/pax (minimum of 8 pax)

A Toss for Abundance & Good Health
Riviera Café for dine-in & take-out
Salmon Yu Sheng
PhP 1,288. big portion, PhP 688. small portion

Riviera Café   Buffet Lunch / Dinner
PhP 1,288.++
Savor the rich Chinese ritual and traditions tucked in a selection of gastronomies signifying prosperity, long life, wealth and happiness.

February 14, 2011
Choices of venue:

      February 14, 2011
      Dinner - PhP 2,000.++ per person
      • 6-course set menu inclusive of
        one round of Valentine’s drink
      • With Live Romantic Serenade

• Dinner Buffet at Riviera Café
      • Pre-Valentine Weekend Special
        Dinner Buffet
        February 12-13, 2011
        PhP1,288++ adult / P788++ child
      • Valentine’s Day
         Dinner Buffet 
         February 14, 2011 
         PhP 1,600.++ per person
         Inclusive of one round of Valentine’s drink
         With Live Romantic Serenade

February 2011, Lobby Lounge
PhP 450.++
Enjoy a selection of Hong Kong dim sum
with complimentary Kung fu tea.

Cake of the Month

Drink of the Month

Wine of the Month
Romeo - Red Wine
Juliet - White Wine

For inquiries and reservations please dail 854.8888 or e-mail -


New addition to the International Buffet Spread
At the live kitchen theatre, chefs will select fresh ingredients and conjure a wide array of claypot creations crowning the international buffet spread  on a cycle menu varying per day:

• Claypot rice with chicken & mushroom
• Claypot rice with marinated beef & egg
• Claypot rice with fish fillet, ginger & spring onion
• Prawn with black fungus
• Preserved bean curd
• Braised Cod fillet with dry chili and leek
• Miso Chicken

Lobby Lounge
January 10-22, 2011

Drink of the Month

Cake of the Month

Wine of the Month
Saugvignon Blanc

For inquiries and reservations please call 854.8888 or email -

Gastronomic Luck and Fantastic Futures Foretold at the Heritage Hotel’s Year of the Golden Rabbit Bash


Over at the Manila Bay area and further to the famed Roxas Boulevard, one of its key landmarks – the Heritage Hotel Manila, the premiere 5-Star International Deluxe Hotel ushered the Chinese Lunar New Year with the ceremony of the Yu Sheng Prosperity Salad Toss which it first popularized in town among the business community. The unique tradition is now quickly gaining grounds as a novelty among locals and thereby inducing other Hotels and restaurants to offer it on the menu.

As part of the Millennium Hotels and Resorts with a number of sister property Hotels in Singapore and Malaysia, the Heritage Hotel continues to spread the trailblazing gastronomic goodness of the Yu Sheng Good luck toss as shared by members of the diplomatic corps, corporate head honchos and media personalities during its recent Chinese New Year fete at the Artists Ballroom.

The spacious venue hall was adorned with gigantic Chinese golden coins, dozens of cherry blossoms and graced by a tandem of fortune tellers, a calligrapher & a pair of rhythmic traditional lion dancers punctuating the opening salvo for the Year of the Golden Rabbit.

The Heritage Hotel General Manager Mr. Eddie Yeo cited Singaporean Feng Shui Expert Lynne Yap in his welcome speech that “If good things happen on first day of the Chinese New Year, then great things will happen for the rest of the year.”

In this light, it’s always wise to cultivate good karma. The Heritage Hotel launched its Good Corporate Citizenship program via its wishing well cum fund raising facility for the benefit of Asilo de San Vicente de Paul (ASVP), one of the oldest orphanages in the Philippines, in operations for 125 years and focused on the uplifting the state of poor and needy children and the youth through provisions for basic needs, education, social support and spiritual development.

Posh guests turned the page from sowing the seeds of kindness to flinging techni-colored ingredients for symbolisms of abundance, prosperity, harmony and good health. The Hotel’s Marketing Communications Manager Mina Gervacio and its Executive Chef Alex Chong led the well-heeled crowd to the auspicious Yu Sheng ceremony.

Armed with chopsticks, guests tightly huddled with others around the table for mixing and tossing the rainbow-colored array of ingredients: fresh raw salmon, lime, pomelo, pepper & 5-spice, oil, carrots, plum sauce, lime, sesame seeds, peanut crumbs and crackers over the multi-hued & shredded raddish whilst shouting “Lo Hei!” with gusto and making wishes of joy and great things to come.

The healthy and lucky appetizer was ensued by the delectable Lunar New Year Cocktails of Roast Duck, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Mee Goreng and hand-made Chinese dimsums and dumplings.

Fabulous raffle prizes of an Overnight at an Executive Suite at the Heritage Hotel, 3 Days, 2 nights stay at sister-property Hotels in China particularly Millennium Hotel Wuxi and Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen were given away during the program.
One of the key highlights of the night was the fearless forecast of Prof. Charlie Chao, renowned Feng Shui Expert, former president of the International Institute of Chinese Esoteric Sciences Studies Inc. and a guest Professor of Fuzhou Teacher College of Fujian, China.

For 2011, Prof. Chao highlights, “... the metal element is on top of the Rabbit, which has a wood element at the bottom. In Chinese I-Ching, this scenario is for wealth. Hence, it is a sign of prosperity. Accordingly, the world economy and the current financial situation will improve and continue its recovery and turn for the better… Real estate, construction, telecoms, media, hotel and tourism will have bright prospects.”

It’s indeed an opportune time for abundance and harmony in the Year of the Golden Rabbit. The Heritage Hotel Manila is a member of the Millennium Hotels and Resorts. For inquiries and reservations please call 854.888 or e-mail