by Alu Aran
Appreciate and celebrate the sight, scents and tastes of love this Valentine season with Cravings and The Blackboard.
On February 12, 13 and 15, a featured Chef’s Special complete with hints of flowers will welcome couples as they feast on an exquisitely prepared dinner, using only the freshest ingredients. It includes a sumptuous serving of Pan-Roasted Salmon, Jasmine-scented Orange and Rosemary Beurre Blanc, Sautéed Haricot Vert and Squash, and Truffle Potato Mash.
On February 14, a special Valentine’s signature soup-and-salad buffet by Chef Sau del Rosario, filled with buds and blooms, will be the highlight the whole day. The Cravings buffet will have four special salads: Beetroot, Orange and Arugula; Red Cabbage Asian Coleslaw; Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil; Waldorf with Apples and Walnut. The special soup for the day of love will be the Tuscan Style Tomato with Focaccia Croutons.
Also, for the whole month of February, Cravings and The Blackboard will be featuring special cakes like the Naked Strawberry Shortcake – a luscious melt-in-your-mouth butter cake soaked in citrus liqueur, filled and thinly frosted with whipped cream, and topped with fresh strawberries and strawberry coulis. Another provocative cake is the Naked Chocolate Caramel Cake, a Cravings’ signature classic cake that goes naked with layer upon layer of moist chocolate cake with a generous dash of caramel sauce. Simply decadent!
Thinking of a Valentine’s treat that’s triple the love? The 3-inch Heart-shaped S’mores are the perfect give for your special someone! Delight in a variety of white, milk and dark chocolate-covered marshmallows and crackers all in one specially-crafted box.
Cravings and The Blackboard is also having a sweet partnership with GrabExpress, an on-demand pick-up and delivery service for those who are targeting delivery in Makati, Ortigas or Taguig. Get to know more of these Valentine treats when you visit the Facebook pages of Cravings (www.facebook.com/ cravingsphilippines) and The Blackboard (www.facebook.com/ TheBlackboardPH). Cravings is at 287 Katipunan Avenue, QC (426-6881-88); Fraser Place Hotel, Makati (815-4271); and El Molito, Alabang. The Blackboard is at 5/F, The Podium Mall, Ortigas, Pasig (696-9083)