Cru’s Mystery Box

For those appetites looking for an adventure, Marriott Manila redefines fine dining to be an absolute thrill to the senses in its award-winning restaurant, Cru Steakhouse. Adding a spice of surprise to your typical fancy dinner is Cru’s Mystery Box, inspired by the cooking reality show, MasterChef. Because how to best excite your palates than not knowing what you will have, right?

As you sit to your tables, Cru’s own master chefs roam around with a huge crate made of kiln-dried mahogany wood and offer you the challenge. Inside it are raw and fresh ingredients that even the chef has no idea of. Marriott’s Executive Chef Meik Brammer randomly mixes up premium steak, seafood, vegetables and sauces to challenge his multi-awarded culinary team – trust their long list of accolades, they sure won’t disappoint. For Php 3,850 per person, your mystery box will turn to a 3-course dinner that could include an appetizer or soup, seafood dish, steak with side dishes or dessert.

This is an off-menu item that chefs can randomly offer to you. On your willingness to take on the challenge, then the mystery will be revealed. The chef will quickly collaborate with you on the magic that can be done from the mystery ingredients – they want to make sure it is made personal to your satisfaction. Before you know it, you are already savoring your appetizer after 10 minutes.

No further details can be disclosed from here on because selections change per mystery box and guest. Curious? Then, turn that penchant for something out-of-the-ordinary to an actual memorable experience. Aside from the satisfying flavors, be enriched by an exclusive chefs interaction and probably score kitchen tips and tricks.

For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @manilamarriott on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Fun-filled summer kiddie adventures at SM City San Lazaro

Summer officially starts.Let your kids enjoy a fun-filled summer vacation by joining a fun and learning workshop.

Did you know that fun play can foster learning and development in children?

Delighting kiddie shoppers with a summer to remember, SM Supermalls invites kids of all ages to the #LetsPlayNowAtSM grand summer kickoff – transforming SM City San Lazaro’s event center on April 7 into an exciting wonderland filled with real-play, entertainment, and fun technology that can help them learn and make friends!

Parents can let their kids’ imagination run wild at the arts and crafts and coloring booth. They can discover their inner superstar at the modeling and singing booth. You can have them explore virtual reality with digital and interactive games. Kids can even harness their fitness skills and team play through basketball and indoor archery. There will also be interactive playgrounds, such as the foam pit, ball pit, and a giant maze, fit for their untiring energy.

The kids’ favorite characters will also come and play including Doraemon and Nobita, Peppa Pig, and Dora the Explorer, among many others.

Some of the country’s top kiddie stars such as Nhikzy Calma, Esang De Torres, Chunsa Jung, Raikko Matteo, Marco Masa, Nayomi Ramos, and Sophia Corine will also join the fun with special performances.

The #LetsPlayNowAtSM grand summer kick-off will be co-hosted by Sam Shoaf, a talented a finalist of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.”

Start your kids’ summer experience with an exciting and fun-filled adventure at SM! This event is also brought to you by Toy Kingdom, Baby Company, Cyberzone, The SM Store, SM Shopmag, SM Accessories, SM Markets, SM Kids, and SM Storyland.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

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