5 Places to Try This Week + 5 Steals and Deals

Have you tried Sonja's Election Day Cupcakes, Alexandre at Rustan's, and the new Chelsea branch at the Podium? Get a FREE Subway sandwich if you voted and more!



1. Alexandre at Rustan's Makati

Enjoy freshly-baked French pastries and desserts by dropping by Alexandre's newly-opened counter at Rustan's Makati. Try the assorted fancy breads, croissants   (butter, chocolate and almond; P50 for petit, P85 for grande), sourdough baguettes, and pastries like the crème brulee (P99 per piece), all of which are ready to be wrapped and taken home.


Alexandre is at the Rustan's Supermarket Area, Ayala Center, Makati City


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2. Buy One, Take One Sandwich at Subway if you vote

Head to Subway until May 12, Wednesday, and get a FREE sandwich (BLT, Ham or Veggie Delight) when you buy any sandwich just by showing your indelible ink marking to show that you have voted.

The free sandwich is not convertible to cash. Promo not to be used in conjunction with other promos (Sub of the Day).

Promo is available at the following branches: Glorietta, RCBC Plaza, Petron Bel-Air, Eastwood City, Greenhills, SM Megamall, The Podum, SM North EDSA Annex, SM Mall of Asia, National Book Store Quezon Avenue.



3. Election Day cupcakes from Cupcakes by Sonja

Whichever candidate (or party) you're voting for, get into the election fever and celebrate democracy by having a cupcake at Cupcakes by Sonja. A chocolate cupcake topped with icing that bears the Philippine flag on top(P68 each), this is sure to add a bit of cheer to election day.

Cupcakes by Sonja is at the Serendra Piazza, Ground Level Mckinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-0308

chelsea_new4. Chelsea Market and Café at the Podium is now open

Get to enjoy your favorite dishes at Chelsea at the new branch at The Podium or try the special "Dove Go Fresh" menu at P750++ per person and get a free Dove Go Fresh gift pack. On the menu: Grapefruit & Roasted Chicken "Summer" Salad, Roasted Seafood with Lemon Grass Mint Cream Linguine, Green Tree Tres leches for dessert and a Cucumber Apple Cooler.


The "Dove Go Fresh" menu is available until May 31.

Chelsea Market and Café is at the Ground Floor, The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 914-0005, 914-0006.

paulene_new15.   Paulene Chocolat Suisses

Chocoholics will love Paulene Chocolat Suisses' handmade truffles (P595 for a box of 12) and ganache chocolate bars (starts at P495). Truffle flavors include white chocolate, milk, dark, orange, cashew nut, coffee, peanut butter, pistachio, gianduja, amaretto, macadamia, and Grand Cru.   Ganache chocolate bars come in six variants: dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, gianduja, orange liqueur, and Grand Cru.

Paulene Chocolat Suisses is available at Cuillere, Blue Kitchen at the Powerplant Mall and Shangri-la Plaza, Mall.



6. Limited edition Yummy popcorn by Chef Tony's Popcorn

Get a taste of Southern French Herbs with Cream Cheese-flavored popcorn, a limited edition flavor made by Chef Tony's Popcorn for Yummy Magazine. Available in June, you can be among the first to taste and enjoy the new flavor by joining the promo on Yummy.ph.

All you have to do is check out the feature articles on Yummy.ph, look for the Yummy popcorn image, and share that article on Facebook, you get a chance to win 5 tubs of the limited edition Yummy popcorn.

Promo is until May 15.

neworleans_new7. Mardi Gras Night at New Orleans Bourbon Street Steaks & Oysters

Have fun every Tuesday and Wednesday night at New Orleans' Mardi Gras Night with 50 percent off on select mixed drinks and food items.

New Orleans Bourbon Street Steaks & Oysters is at B6 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-4326.


murray_dvinenew8. Discounts at Murray and D' Vine from 2 to 7 p.m.

Mosey on over to Murray and D' Vine any day of the week from 2 to 7 p.m. and enjoy all these discounts: 50 percent off on all cocktails and liquor, 30 percent off on all beers and wine and 30 percent off on select happy hour pica-pica items.

Murray and D' Vine is at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-3723.

mandarindeli_new9. Free-flowing wine and tapas at Mandarin Deli for P790 nett


On Friday, May 14, enjoy free-flowing wine and tapas at the Mandarin Deli for only P790 nett. Join the country's top wine dealers for a night of wine and conversation in this month's "Cellar Toasts and Talks" with red and white picks from Sommelier Selection.

The Mandarin Deli is at the Mandarin Oriental, Manila, Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-8888.

bk_new10.   Buy one, take one Hershey's Sundae Pie for P95

You can never have enough of anything cold, sweet and yummy. For every purchase of a Hershey's Sundae Pie (P95) at Burger King, you get one free.

Promo is available at all Burger King branches.

Photographs from Alexandre, Chelsea, Cupcakes by Sonja, Paulene Chocolat Suisses, Yummy.ph,   Murray and D' Vine, New Orleans, and Mandarin Oriental Manila.

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