Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spend the Lenten Season At F1 Hotel Manila!

        The Lenten season is drawing closer and closer. And while others think of it as a time to go on a vacation, a lot still take it to heart by repenting and purifying themselves by giving up things we indulge in as a kind of sacrifice as a way of imitating Jesus' 40 day fasting in the wilderness. But at F1 Hotel Manila, you can do both!

        F1 Hotel Manila graciously invited us with other food and lifestyle bloggers last weekend to once again experience a relaxing weekend in this beautiful hotel at the heart of Bonifacio Global City to have a taste of what they are preparing for Easter!

        First off, F1 Hotel Manila has prepared beautiful and delicious seafood entrees that will not allow you to break your no-meat fasting.

Tofu Quiche

        For appetizer, the we had the Wild Mushroom and Silken Tofu Quiche with Organic Arugula and Micro Sprouts, drizzled with Citrus Vinaigrette

tomato and basil pesto soup

        For the soup, we had Tuscan Style Tomato and Basil Pesto Soup with Focaccia Toast and Fried Cherry Tomatoes

steamed baby lapu lapu

        For the Main Course, the options were Steamed Baby Lapu-lapu Fillet, Mini Ratatouille, Lemon Capers Butter Emulsion, Saffron Potatoes

rosemary roasted chicken

         Lemon and Rosemary Roasted Chicken Haricot Vets, Onion and Apple Marmalade, Roasted Potatoes...

        And last is the Tofu Agedashi Vegetable Pasta, Nori Shreds, Teriyaki Sauce, Forbidden Rice Pilaf (which we obviously didn't order so I wasn't able to take a photo. I'm not a fan of tofu as a main course hehe. But I'm sure there are some tofu fans out there somewhere.

pineapple tatin

        And finally, for dessert, this really scrumptious Caramelized and Spiced Pineapple Tatin with Toasted Almonds topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. Honestly this was one of the highlights of the day for us. It's really good!

f1 fish n chips

        For the kids, there is Fish n’ Chips. Which Richie stole a couple of pieces for himself while Rain wasn't around hahaha! 

f1 holy week

        Another nice family treat that F1 Hotel Manila has prepared for everyone is a nice Movie Showing set under the stars! The Holy Week Reel Deal! 

f1 canary lounge
Canary Lounge
        Watch fun flicks that the family will sure enjoy set on the Canary Lounge. I forgot the whole list of movies they will be showing but I do remember that they will be showing Frozen! Yay!!! What's even more exciting is that hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, and sodas will be available! How fun is that?!

f1 easter 2014

        And then finally, come Easter Day, F1 Hotel Manila takes you to an out-of-this-world adventure with their Easter in Space event! Kids and kids at heart can enjoy an exciting space-themed Easter Egg hunt around the hotel with space-themed games, plus more fun activities await at the Infinity Ballroom! 

        But that's not all. They will also be giving fun surprises from Enchanted Kingdom, Toy Kingdom, Chupa Chups, Fruittella, Hershey's, and San Miguel Corporation!  

suman platter

        For the the month of April, F1 Hotel Manila will also be featuring a delicious spread of suman buffet as a way of celebrating the Suman Festival. This is F1's yummy Merienda Cena which is available daily from 3PM to 5PM until April 30, 2014. Priced at only P295 per head.

special suman

        And also, the LuzViMinda Buffet is back featuring amazing dishes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao! 

kesong puti bistek sushi

        I was quite intrigued by their pinoy sushi namely the Kesong Puti at Bistek Sushi (which I liked)...

tinapa sushi

        ... and the Tinapa Sushi which was also interesting but was a bit too fishy for my taste. See other unique dishes below from the LuzViMinda buffet:

squash flower with cheese

Kesong Puti Squash Stuffed Squash Flower


Kanding sa Nangka

crispy catfish in coconut cream

And one of my favorite main dishes was the Crispy Fried Catfish with Spicy Pumpkin and Coconut Cream

f1 hotel buffet

Look at the one on the far right. Taba ng Talangka Fried Rice with Green Mangoes, anyone?

f1 hotel buffet

And many many more!

        We were able to sample F1 Hotel's Suman with chocolate dip and I must say it's really delicious! And I'm not really usually a big fan of suman. Even Rain could't wait to eat it!

        As I keep saying, F1 Hotel Manila is one of the perfect places to spend a relaxing staycation not only because of it's great amenities but because of the oh-so convenient location. At the heart of Bonifacio Global City! So spending your staycation here is definitely a great way to spend Easter! 

F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
928-9888 / 908-7888
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Thanks so much Mikco for our wonderful weekend! It's obvious in this gallery below how much fun we had!:

boy and girl playing
Baby RinasRainbow and Baby MommyPracticality playing with toys at the Lounge!
spanky enriquez
My hubby The Pickiest Eater, Spanky, Jill of The Food Scout, and Jane of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Jane Go Sugar and Spice
Selfie with Jane hehe
Joan Lim
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withJoan of The Food Alphabet  

Chef Sau Del Rosario F1
F1 Hotel Manila's Executive Chef, Chef Sau Del Rosario!
with Jill again and Joy of Occasions of Joy
Richie and Bea from Click The City!
A happy picky eater and his plates!
Canary Lounge
I love this pic! Rain with Chef Sau, enjoying the change in altitude (since Richie and I are short people and Chef Sau is tall. But you got that...)
The sofa bed
Main bedroom. Our room for the night!
We have a balcony!
Richie and Rain enjoying the comfy bed!
Me and my little Rainbow. She is not amused because Richie was blocking her Disney Junior.
Swimming! We got Rain a firetruck lifesaver from SnR which is just across the hotel
Mmmmm.... bacon....
And just like that, his day is complete!
Adobo for breakky!
Kwela F1 chefs by the open kitchen! :-)
I really liked their Chicken longanissa
Night drinks at Canary Lounge!
And mga Donya! ;-)
Jill's not so thirsty...
Raine, Jill, and Oliver
Joy, Moi, Bea
Louise of Mommy Practicality and hubby, and Martine of Make It Blissful! One of the top lifestyle / home and living bloggers!


  1. Thank you so much Rina for inviting us! <3 We had so much fun with you guys as usual. ;) I missed you tonight, but I'll see you this weekend. Mwah! :-*

    1. I'm reciprocating the Gratitude to you for this lovely weekend! Hehehe :-) and of course for Rain's Elsa and Anna dolls!<3

  2. I look like an idiot in my photo, haha. Too much to drink! LOL. Thanks for the mention, Rina! And thanks to Richie as well for inviting my family. We had a great time :)

    1. I disagree! Pretty parin! Not pretty dunk hahaha!;-)