Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Jul 27, 2011
Get into the True Spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival at Manila Hotel
The Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival is one of the most celebrated events in the Chinese calendar. During the harvest season, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest, family and friends gather to dance, feast, and moon gaze. At the center of the Chinese festivities are the colorful and tasty moon cakes – special kind of sweet cakes prepared in the shape of the moon, filled with a rich and tasty filling and a salted egg yolk at the center.
In Manila Hotel, the Moon Cake Festival is in full swing at its five-star Chinese restaurant Mabuhay Palace. Executive Chinese Chef Sun Bing and his team whip up five exquisite flavors of special moon cakes: mango and cheese with yolk, pandan with dark chocolate Malibu filled praline, Jasmine tea with dark chocolate hazelnut praline, premium white lotus with melon seeds with yolk, and Mabuhay Palace assorted nuts with candied cranberries. The moon cakes can be ordered individually at PhP 380.00 NET or in set boxes beautifully designed to be the perfect gifts during this festivity for PhP 1,680.00 NET.
Mooncakes are available at the lobby on August 5, 2011 to September 14, 2011 and are also sold at the Manila Hotel booth at the Mid-Autumn Festival in SM Mall of Asia from August 8, 2011 to September 14, 2011.
Mabuhay Palace also came up with set menus featuring the finest selection of dishes. From September 2 to 14, 2011, guests can enjoy Mid-Autumn appetizer trio, steamed live pit lobster in special garlic sauce, braised house special bean curd topped with baby abalone and shimeji mushroom, and assorted mooncakes among others. Set menu price starts at PhP 2,000.00 ++.
In keeping with tradition, guests of Mabuhay Palace on September 12 can play a fun-filled mooncake dice game called Pua Tiong Chiu, a popular activity among friends and family during Mid-Autumn gatherings. The game involves rolling six dice in a deep bowl and winning prizes based on dice combinations, and Manila Hotel has prepared great prizes for those who want to join the game. A special Mid-Autumn set menu which includes a complimentary dice game starts at PhP 2,500 ++/ per person and a special Pua Tiong Chiu Light menu with dice game is priced at PhP 800.00 ++/per person.
For restaurant reservations, please call 527 9469. Mabuhay Palace is located at the lobby level of Manila Hotel and has several function rooms for intimate gatherings.