Fifteen years of celebrations at Plaza Ibarra

We Pinoys do a lot of celebrating.

For almost any occasion or milestone achieved, we like to get together with our friends and family over good food and drink.

In Quezon City’s Tomas Morato area is a place brimming with memories of fifteen years’ worth of celebrations.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra combines an elegantly designed ballroom (complete with a lighted winding staircase for that dramatic entrance) and a rustic Mediterranean garden. It has a sizeable parking space in front (with a friendly guard that also assists guests when parking) so that guests can bring their cars. Its sprawling party area lends itself well to varied designs and styling.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

It recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with Quince Anos. During this grand food tasting event, Plaza Ibarra treated its partners and guests to a feast which featured the ouvres of its in-house catering service, which included:

Appetizer. Croquettas con Pollo y Jamon.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Soup. Cream of Pumpkin with Cinnamon and Croutons

Salad Station. Mixed Greens with Thousand Island and Ranch dressing.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Tempura Station. Freshly-made shrimp and vegetable tempura.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Carvery. Beef Tenderloin with Peppercorn and Mushroom Sauce.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Grill Station. Grilled Fish Fillet with Lemon Butter and Creamy Garlic Sauce.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Pasta Station. Choice of freshly made spaghetti, spinach fettuccini and penne noodles with choice of carbonara, pesto or herb tomato sauces.

Main Entrees. Hickory Pork Spare Ribs Barbecue, Chicken Parmigiana ala Milanese, Oven-roasted Mixed Vegetables and Paella Valenciana.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Dessert. Buco Pandan, Assorted Pastries and Fruits in Season.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Such tasty viands surely make celebrations at Plaza Ibarra even more memorable.

So what can you celebrate at Plaza Ibarra?

Toasting to the union of two hearts.

Hold your wedding reception here where family and friends and feast and drink to your future happiness.

Welcoming a new addition into the fold.

Celebrate your baby’s christening with a meal after the baptismal ceremony.

Comemorating a child’s various milestones.

Kiddie parties are a sure way to mark your child’s birthdays or achievements.

Formally introducing a young lady to society.

Celebrate the day your daughter turns 18 with the grand ball of her dreams filled with laughter, music and dancing.

Plaza Ibarra is also suited to corporate events such as holiday parties, assemblies and product launches.

Having reached its fifteenth year milestone, Plaza Ibarra gears itself up to maintain its reputation as the Ultimate Party Venue.

Plaza Ibarra, Timog

Book your event at Plaza Ibarra. Call +63 2 4130706, +63 2 9226868, +63 2 3748354 or +63 917 1348939 or email bqt_plazaibarra@ibarraspartyvenues.com.ph. Visit its website to view Plaza Ibarra’s event packages.

Plaza Ibarra is located at No. 77 Timog Avenue, Bgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.

HBO holds party for pay TV operators at Cove Manila

Every year, one of the most anticipated events during the week of the Philippine Cable Show is the party thrown by HBO for its local affiliates.

This year is no different, and HBO more than live up to expectations with the shindig it held at Cove Manila which I attended together with my coworkers and friends from SKY.

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

Cove Manila is one of the metro’s premiere party destinations. Opened in 2017, it offers a fusion of music, style and dining. The nightclub boasts of employing some of the most hi-tech sound and lighting technologies to put on spectacular shows or awesome parties.

Before entering the venue, guests have the option of having their photos taken while seated on the Iron Throne. Yes, that Iron Throne. With the most-awaited final season of the network’s monster hit original series Game of Thrones set to premiere mere weeks away, you can bet that many of the attendees lost no time in getting their Westerosi royalty mode on while pretending to survey their kingdom in all their majestic glory.

HBO Party

I know I did! 🙂

Inside, guests are treated to a lavish array of finger food and overflowing drinks, all while being entertained with rousing music from a live band. While there are fruit juices aplenty, I couldn’t resist having a taste of the wines: House Red is the Butterfly Ridge Shiraz Australia, and House White is the La Umbra Pinot Grigio Romania. Thanks to a recent wine tasting I attended, I knew enough about my preference in wines to get myself a white wine. (I didnget myself a taste of the red wine though.)

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

Then the buffet opened.

Ooh, what a thrilling feast for the eyes and the tastebuds! Stations for pasta and all sorts of meats were made available for party goers to get their fill. And, of course, what is a party in the Philippines without the quintessential lechon, huh?

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

HBO Party

The celebrations went on and on, especially when the guests of honor, the White Walkers, together with their Night Kin, graced the event with their chilling presence (well, thrilling for the GOT fans, that is!)

HBO Party

HBO Party

This year’s HBO Party at Cove Manila is truly one for the books. Now, if only I can wait patiently for the Game of Thrones premiere April 15!

Cove Manila is located at Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Paranaque.

Did you know that you could enjoy spectacular discounts on food in Cove Manila thanks to Zomato Gold? Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 deals on food or 2+2 deals on drinks. All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use my code JELLYB to get 20% off the membership fee.

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Disclosures:

  • I was invited to a party held at this venue. Food and drinks mentioned in this post were party fare and were not paid for by the attendees including myself.
  • I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

Photo Credit: Mico Marco of SKY for the White Walker shots

Check out my posts on SKY’s ongoing activities for Game of Thrones.