Realistically, it would be close to impossible to have a great time on Valentine's Day with all the traffic and crowds in restaurants and malls. Sure you can make the effort of preparing home-cooked meal for your date but what are the chances you'll have time to figure out the recipe, get ingredients from the supermarket and cook just in time before she or he gets hangry. And no one wants a hangry date. So, to ease you from the burden of celebrating with the rest, why not give him or her a glimpse of what your perfect time together would be by giving them a teaser personalized gift certificates from any of the following restaurants perfect for your post-Valentine's Day date.
For Japanese-cuisine lovers, we recommend Izakaya Sensu which offers a new sense & style to the cuisine. Here you'll find favorites such as Sushi Omakase and Sashimori (sashimi plattters). But you will also be surprised with the likes of Masu or sushi in wooden box, Wagyu Harami Salad and Wagyu Harami Steak. The restaurant showcases ideal spaces for you and your date and an area to dine while viewing the sushi bar. Izakaya Sensu is located at GF Net Park, BGC.
Right next to it is Chotto Matte. Chotto Matte comes from the High energy back alleys of the golden Gai district of Tokyo that features a huge selection of cool cocktails, artisan Sake and the best Kakubin Highballs in town. It's the perfect after-dinner destination to make your time together last longer. Here you can enjoy Blood & Hana and Chotto Hee To, Sakura Smile, Modern Japan and Bungalow.
Another perfect cuisine for intimate get-togethers is Italian. L'Opera Ristorante offers classic Italian cuisine inspired by authentic Tuscan tradition led by Chef Paolo Nesi. If you want fine dining, classic and romantic feel to your date, L'Opera Ristorante is the place to be. It is located at The Fort Strip, Taguig.
If you want to enjoy Italian cuisine while you play, its sister restaurant, Prego Ristorante & Bar, will suit you and your date. It is located at one of Manila's gaming and entertainment destinations, the City of Dreams Manila. Prego Ristorante & Bar boasts a selection of authentic Italian wood-fired brick oven pizza, home-made pastas and other Tuscan dishes.
But if you and your special someone are not into that kind of gaming and more like sports fans, then the date should all be about sports, drinks and a whole lot of comfort food. Bring him or her to Bugsy's Sports Bar & Bistro in Burgos Circle BGC. Bugsy's buffalo tenders and margherita pizza go well with their cocktails and beers. Imagine football, pizza, beer and your partner - perfect post-Valentine's Day celebration.
Let's assume you're likely not going to make it to whatever new restaurant you found in Zomato. In fact, you're not even sure if you're going to get out of Makati in time. Fret not, because Terraz is just located at Zuellig Building at the corner of Makati Ave. and Paseo de Roxas. Terraz is usually visited for meetings because of its conference rooms during the day, but it is a great spot for dinner dates too.
There's always a healthier option. He or she should not have to break his or her "new year, new me" mantra just because it's Valentine's Day. To respect and support your special someone's #healthgoals, go for dishes made from organic ingredients and Green Pastures is the best choice for that. Not only are they organic, but they are also original, locally made and they make dishes in hefty servings. Maybe try a Shank and Marrow Bolognese for you and salad by the bar for your date. Green Pastures is located at Shangri-la Mall, Eastwood Mall and Bonifacio Global City.
Finally, if it's our goal to live a healthier lifestyle with your partner, Valentine's Day is a good time to start. Well, anytime is a good time but why not use the occasion to get started together. Our pick for your kind of date is Paleo Manila®. That's right, have door-to-door planned meals delivered to you that will help you and your partner achieve the fitness results you want. Paleo Manila's ® meals are natural gluten-free, grain-free and non-GMO. It's not just a unique gift but will also show that you care about your partner's health.
Remember to personalize your gifts. When you buy and send a gift certificate online at Gifted.PH, you can send a personalized message just for your special someone. You can send them on Valentine's Day or buy them now and choose to have it sent at a later date! Visit www.gifted.ph and look for the brand that will give your partner a delightful Valentine's Day surprise.