Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Lindor Chocolate-Themed Buffet at NIU by Vikings! (Contest Winner Announced!)



Valentines at NIU

        If by now you haven't decided yet where to spend your Valentines Day, may we suggest a place that offers unlimited food and drinks, but very classy and stylish. I went to their Valentine's Day menu tasting (unfortunately without Richie because he had some work due) and seriously really loved it! It's NIU by Vikings + Lindor chocolates! Yep! I'm sure we got your attention now! It's really A Sweet Valentine Affair at NIU this Love week! (And read on to see how you can win a Valentine's Day Dinner for 2!)





Lindor chocolates

        What makes this Valentines Buffet extra special? The answer is Lindor Chocolates. This Valentines Day dishes are literally infused with delicious Lindor chocolates. And oh my word they are really something you really have to taste in your lifetime!

"Prelude a un Baiser"


Spiced Lindor Prosciutto Bread

        For appetizers, you have to try the Prelude to a Kiss. A Spiced Lindor Prosciutto Bread, with a Lindor chocolate sauce which has got a lot of flavors going on, and is not super sweet at all. Very addicting!


Spiced Lindor Prosciutto Bread

        This is how it looks like from the inside. We loved it so much that most of us had a second serving!


Minestrone

        Next for the appetizer is this hearty NIU Minestrone. The sauce is not thick, like how I usually like my soup, but I didn't really mind because it's packed with so much flavor.

"Menage au Trois" - Household of Three


three-mushroom and Spinach Cannelloni

        Next, the main entrees. I totally loved this three-mushroom and Spinach Cannelloni. It's truffled creamy portobello, button and shitake  mushroom, cheese and spinach filling covered in a delicious pomodoro sauce. I also really liked the molecular gelatin. My first time to try one. The flavor has some sort of sweet herb. I really don't know how to explain it except that it was really good!

"Je Vous Aime" - I Love You

Roasted Chateaubriand

        Next up, the Spit-Roasted Chateaubriand in Black Lindor Truffle Sauce. Again, the sauce is top notch! I practically licked that plate clean.


Roasted Chateaubriand

        The meat is cooked to a perfect pink. (It's more pink in person than in the photo). I could practically hear Gordon Ramsay's voice saying "That beef is cooked puh-fect-ly". Oh, but the beef and the sauce is not the only best elements in this dish. The grilled eggplant is also puh-fect!!!


Vegetable Stack and Pulled Grass-Fed Lamb Leg in Lindor Port Wine Sauce

        Next gorgeous dish is the Vegetable Stack and Pulled Grass-Fed Lamb Leg in Lindor Port Wine Sauce. Also very good. The Lindor Port Wine sauce did not overpower the natural deliciousness of the lamb.



Slow-Cooked Pork Belly in Lindor Dark Chocolate BBQ Glaze

        And last but definitely not the least, my favorite, the Slow-Cooked Pork Belly in Lindor Dark Chocolate BBQ Glaze. Oh my goodness this is so good that I really felt bad that Richie was missing this. He would have really loved this! The pork was super soft and had a great meat to fat ratio, and the sauce. Oh my word... the sauce.... It was practically crack because it was so addicting! So addicting that when the waiter came over to take my empty plate, I told him to stop for a moment, I took my spoon, scooped up what was left of the sauce and put it in my mouth. It was hard to let go :(

"Mon Amour" - My Love



Lindor ganache, hazelnut buttercream and coffee diplomat-filled cake.

        And what perfect way to end a Valentines Lindor meal that to end it with an indulgent and luscious Lindt Lindor dessert! The Love Triangle! A Lindor ganache, hazelnut buttercream and coffee diplomat-filled cake. 



Lindor ganache, hazelnut buttercream and coffee diplomat-filled cake.

        So milk-chocolatey goodness! Very rich! At one point you'd think it might be too rich, but then you know you're going to regret not finishing it. Just like how I'm feeling right now.


NIU Love Cocktail

        Al throughout our Valentines Dinner, we accompanied our bites with this delicious NIU Love Cocktail. Very light and refreshing!


NIU Executive Sous Chef Paul Cruz

        Everything we tried was really very good and unique. Thanks to NIU's brilliant Chefs headed by Executive Sous Chef Paul Cruz! It was really a Valentine Dinner to remember!


        NIU By Vikings' Valentines Day Menu will be available from February 13-16, 2016, and will be part of the buffet. But you can ask the waiters to have one plated for you if you like.

Price:
Lunch - P938 + 5% service charge
Dinner: P1,438 + 5% service charge

AND NOW IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A VALENTINE DINNER FOR 2 AT NIU!!!


        All you have to do give us the best HUGOT LINE you can think of. And we will pick the funniest and most creative one and announce it on February 12, 2016.

Answer in the comments section with this format:

Hugot line:
Name:
Email address:


REMINDERS: The gift certificate will be waiting for the winner at NIU that you may use it immediately. NIU by Vikings is located at 6th floor of SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, 1630 Taguig. You need to have a valid ID to claim and use the prize. Remember, the Valentines Dinner will only run from February 13-16 for lunch and dinner so make sure you will be able to use it on those days :)

Like NIU by Vikings on Facebook  for more updates on their upcoming promos!



Ready... set.... HUGOT! Comment your answers now! :-) Good luck!


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Dahil damang dama ko ang hugot nya.... the winner is...

HUGOT LINE: ( Actually relevant/related po sa akin ito ngayon)

Dahil walang naglilike sa iyo, daanin na lang natin sa dami ng likes yang travel photos mo. Lagyan mo ng maraming white space yang photos. Uso minimal. Uso rin di ba nung hinihingan ka niya ng space? Kaya nga kayo nag-cool off at hinahanap nyo mga sarili nyo sa travel dahil diyan sa space space na yan. Apply mo rin yan sa Instagram at Facebook. Mahalaga din ang tamang cropping. Lakas maka-soshal na putol na ulo or putol na hita. Kulang na lang pati relationship nyo putulin mo na rin. Instead mag-selfie, magpapakuha ka ng picture with the destination as your backdrop, then tumalikod ka. Yung parang you won’t look back na from the past. Mas may drama, mas maganda. Yung caption, biblical verse if you must. Kahit walang connection. Parang kayo. Tapos lagyan mo ng madaming relevant na hashtags, yung kasing-dami ng mga pinagsabay-sabay ng mga lintik na two-timer na yan. Wag ka na mag-upload ng photos.

Riyalyn Gatdula
raingatdula@gmail.com



CONGRATULATIONS RIYALYN GATDULA!!!! Please check your email! :-) Thank you everyone else for joining! This was fun! :-)







17 comments:

  1. Hugot line:"Kung mahirap mag DIET, mas mahirap MAGPATANGKAD."”
    Name:Michael John De Castro
    Email address:mjdec11@gmail.com

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  2. Those looks delicious! Especially the "Mon Amour". Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. It really is! Clearly one of the best dinners I've had! :-)

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  3. HUGOT LINE: ( Actually relevant/related po sa akin ito ngayon)

    Dahil walang naglilike sa iyo, daanin na lang natin sa dami ng likes yang travel photos mo. Lagyan mo ng maraming white space yang photos. Uso minimal. Uso rin di ba nung hinihingan ka niya ng space? Kaya nga kayo nag-cool off at hinahanap nyo mga sarili nyo sa travel dahil diyan sa space space na yan. Apply mo rin yan sa Instagram at Facebook. Mahalaga din ang tamang cropping. Lakas maka-soshal na putol na ulo or putol na hita. Kulang na lang pati relationship nyo putulin mo na rin. Instead mag-selfie, magpapakuha ka ng picture with the destination as your backdrop, then tumalikod ka. Yung parang you won’t look back na from the past. Mas may drama, mas maganda. Yung caption, biblical verse if you must. Kahit walang connection. Parang kayo. Tapos lagyan mo ng madaming relevant na hashtags, yung kasing-dami ng mga pinagsabay-sabay ng mga lintik na two-timer na yan. Wag ka na mag-upload ng photos.

    Riyalyn Gatdula
    raingatdula@gmail.com

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    1. Walang wala ang Edsa sa kahabaan ng pasensya ko sa pagtitiis ko sa'yo.

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  5. Hugot line: Ayoko na humopia! Kape nalang! Yung matapang, yung kaya ako ipaglaban.
    Name: Gerald Thomas Soliven
    Email address: ge.soliven@gmail.com

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  8. Kahit na gustong gusto kitang balikan
    Para ang halik mo ay muling matikman
    Puso ko ay sumisigaw, na ito ay isang kalokohan
    Dahil saksi ang mundo na sobra mo na akong nasaktan!

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
    dimplesgon@yahoo.com

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  9. Mabuti pa ang itinerary, may plano. Ikaw wala eh kaya kung saan-saan ka napupunta at kung kani-kanino.

    Mona Liza Verdida
    monaverdida@yahoo.com

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  12. Ang hirap palang humugot Ms. Rina! hehe :D
    Anyway, good luck to all!
    Happy Valentine's Day! :*

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  13. There are a few things in life I've never quite mastered:
    Riding a bike.
    Swimming.
    The sense of having a direction.

    And my list can still go on. But I guess what will remain as my biggest handicap, is my incapacity to let go of you.

    Rosanna de Guzman
    jagged_junkie20@yahoo.com

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