At last January is over and done with. Now, let’s get ourselves in gear for the month of hearts – February!
And what better way to celebrate this month than to spend time with our Significant Other in a special place, one that can provide not only a venue for a romantic outing but also good food that can make the experience truly memorable?
Well, venture into the still seemingly uncharted Aseana City Business Park in Paranaque and there you will find the newly opened 390 Degrees.
Operated by the same team that brought about Ombu Kusina in Quezon City, 390 Degrees brings the same hearty servings and imaginative takes on comfort food in an elegantly well-appointed setting that Ombu Kusina does.
Here, though, the restaurant’s concept centers around its charcoal brick oven which influences all of its dishes. In fact, the resto’s name 390 Degrees refers to the temperature that restaurant’s oven must maintain to produce its delectable dishes.
In a special foodie meetup hosted by 390 Degrees’ head chef Mark Griffin Oraiz and marketing head Tammy Lim, my fellow food bloggers and I were treated to a sneak peek into the resto’s exciting Valentine’s offering.
Curious yet? Imagine dining with your special someone on a special meal for two which consist of:
Tomato Soup with Ravioli. Thick soup of pureed tomatoes topped with spinach-cheese ravioli to warm your tummies and your hearts.
Chicken Ceasar Salad. Get your taste buds ready with this hearty salad made with lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers and sliced hard-boiled egg tossed in a creamy Ceasar salad dressing topped with a dash of paprika and topped with sliced charcoal-grilled chicken.
Pepper Crusted Steak. Juicy steak with peppery seasoning charcoal grilled to a medium doneness. You can choose two side dishes to go with this dish (and the chef recommends Sweet Potato Mash and Cauliflower and Cheese.
Two Mini Salted Caramel Cream Puffs. Finish off the meal with these cute and not-too-sweet pastries.
Two Glasses of Shiraz Red Wine. All the better to drink to more wonderful times ahead!
This special Valentine’s meal is available from February 3 to 29 for only Php2000! So what are you waiting for? Book your Valentine’s date today!
The tasty eats don’t stop at Valentine’s, though. Check out the other yummy viands you can enjoy with your family and friends:
Vegetable Chowder (Php200). A cream-based soup with mixed vegetables served inside a charcoal-baked bread bowl.
Seafood Marinara (Php270). Mixed seafood tossed with fusili pasta in a savory tomato sauce.
Margherita Pizza (Php290). Tomato, basil and mozarella top a hand-stretched charcoal-baked pizza.
The Black Burger (Php530). A hefty and juicy charcoal-grilled burger patty sandwiched in charcoal activated burger bun with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, caramelized onions and cheese.
Blackened Salmon (Php880). A charcoal-baked salmon fillet with creamy dill sauce which go so well with Rice Pilaf as a side dish. I usually look for a cream cheese topping for baked salmon but this dish has no need for it.
Tiramisu. 390 Degrees’ take on the coffee-based Italian dessert.
All those good food will work up quite a thirst. Fortunately, 390 Degrees has a bevy of refreshing drinks to quench your thirst:
390 Signature Iced Tea (Php120). House-brewed black tea given some zest by the addition of lemon and pineapple.
Tropical Lagoon Soda (Php120). A fun and citrusy fizzy drink made with blue curacao, orange juice and soda water.
Mountain Mojito (Php130). A herb-flavored drink made with lime, mint leaves and soda water.
With such delish dishes and drinks, 390 Degrees is slated to be one of the hottest foodie destinations this side of the metro!
Many thanks to Tammy, Chef Griffin and the staff of 390 Degrees for the warm and fun welcome and the delightful food and to Kaycee of Date For Two for extending the invitation!
390 Degrees is located at Ground Floor, Sequioa Hotel Manila, Aseana City Business Park, Entertainment City, Paranaque, open daily from 6.30am to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 921 2446502 or +63 945 639 0724.
For the meantime, the restaurant accepts payments in cash only.
Check out my posts on other places for your romantic date in the metro: