Monday, July 10, 2017

#DiamondExperience: French Flair with Bon Vivant Fridays at Makati Diamond Residences

A refreshing glass of wine and rustic Farmer's Pate en Croute followed by a hearty melted Raclette Cheese...it's Bon Vivant Fridays at Alfred.


Makati Diamond Residences offers a sumptuous taste of France with Bon Vivant Fridays at Alfred starting July 7 to September 29, 2017. Indulge in a variety of traditional French fare paired with fine wine from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Friday within the spacious and elegant interiors of Alfred, one of the metro's secret culinary gems. Read on and find out more on my exclusive #DiamondExperience at Makati Diamond Residences...


And there's no better way to enjoy the weekend than with a staycation at Makati Diamond Residences. With its central location at the heart of the Makati commercial and business district, Makati Diamond Residences places you in the middle of it all. And if you're thinking of a weekend getaway, avail of a Rainy Day Staycation at Makati Diamond Residences for some pretty cool deals and discover the Diamond Experience...


With 410 luxurious guestrooms outfitted with the very best European and Filipino furnishings from Calligaris, Bo Concept, La Germania, and Las Palmas, you're sure to find the right accommodations to suit your needs and budget. Makati Diamond Residences redefines the new standard of urban living with its modern amenities including a fully-equipped kitchenette, convection stove, microwave or oven, washer and dryer, larger shower and bath areas (check out their cool rain shower head), a massive 55 inch LED TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and local city calls in case you need to stay connected, a mini-bar replenished daily and the PressReader with access to over 5,000 magazines and newspapers. With affordable rates starting at P 6,500 net for the 41 square meter Studio Unit, a weekend staycation at Makati Diamond Residences is a welcome option if you want to get away from it all. And when you're in the best location in Manila, the possibilities are endless...

Why not treat yourself to a larger space with the 64 square meter One Bedroom Unit for only P 8,500 net with its spacious layout featuring separate living and dining areas and a bedroom with two 55 inch LED TVs so there's no need to fight over the remote? Space becomes a design element itself, and your ticket to an awesome weekend staycation.

Accommodations include breakfast privileges for two using the Dining Card of Makati Diamond Residences. Breakfast at Alfred, Baked or the Club Lounge? No problem, just show the Dining Card. But there's more to the Dining Card from Makati Diamond Residences. One card with endless dining options, guests can experience the new standard of luxury serviced living at Makati Diamond Residences. Strategically located at the center of it all, the Dining Card provides guests with access to partner restaurants within walking distance from Makati Diamond Residences including The Belle & Dragon, Bizu Patisserie, Blind Pig, California Pizza Kitchen, Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain, Kite Kebab, Mary Grace Cafe, Max's Restaurant, Museum Cafe, Pancake House, Pepi Cubano, Persia Grill, Plaza Cafe, Queens at Bollywood, SaladStop!, Subway, Toast Box, Toby's Estate, TWG Tea, and Wildflour Cafe + Bakery. Dining completes any weekend staycation, but there's more. So much more...at Makati Diamond Residences. The Rainy Day Promotion runs from June 1 to September 30, 2017 and exclusively offered to local residents and foreigners with ACR I-Card Certification.

At Makati Diamond Residences, guests can rediscover exclusivity with its numerous amenities, including the Private Cinema (L) located at the 28th Floor with  its plush leather La-Z-Boy seats and the serene Indoor Lap Pool at the 4th Floor. A few laps before breakfast followed by a movie at the Private Cinema? Game on...

Enjoy a balanced lifestyle during your weekend staycation at Makati Diamond Residences with the fully-equipped Gym (L) and the modern TRX Studio at the 4th Floor, or simply relax at the Spa (R) located at the 3rd Floor. At Makati Diamond Residences, you can pursue your regular physical regimen without skipping a beat.

At Diamond Makati Residences, business always feels like leisure, and it's the perfect venue for that all-important business meeting or conference. With 1,500 square meters of elegant space for business or social events, Makati Diamond Residences has it covered. One place, in the best location, for business or leisure.


And when space is what you want, Makati Diamond Residences also offers their lavish Two Bedroom Loft Units for that ultimate weekend staycation  (contact Room Sales at 632 317-0999 local 1504 or email sales@makatidiamond.com for inquiries)...

It's luxury urban living reinterpreted by Makati Diamond Residences. The elegant two-level layout includes a thoughtfully designed open space configuration for separate living and dining areas at the lower floor, perfect for entertaining with the Master Bedroom and Guest Room high above at the Loft for privacy.


Checked in and settled in my very own 64 square meter One Bedroom Suite at Makati Diamond Residences, my Diamond Experience is off to a great start. A little before 6:00 pm, my weekend staycation takes on a French accent...with Bon Vivant Fridays at Alfred.

Rustic and savory French flavors take centerstage at Alfred with Bon Vivant Fridays. A hearty Seafood Croute with salmon and spinach, fresh from the oven, is laid on the buffet spread followed by more dishes (for more on Alfred, see my previous post, A Bubbly Brunch: A Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred)...

...including Smoked Salmon Roulade, tasty bites with rich flavors. The buttery notes of the premium salmon melts in your mouth with every bite, followed by the richness of the cream cheese and subtle sweetness of the beets. Fresh, clean and rich flavors, masterfully executed at Alfred. On your staycation at Makati Diamond Residences, you can opt to have your breakfast at Alfred, the exclusive Club Lounge (see my post, #DiamondExperience: Discovering Exclusivity at the Club Lounge for more on the Club Lounge), or one of many partner restaurants with the Dining Card. 


The delicate flavors of Alfred's Fish Brandade on crisp garlic toast opens up the palate with its rich notes, perfectly finished with a sip of white wine.


More robust flavors followed with Alfred's Chicken Liver Mousse served with crisp crostinis...


...and the Sage and Browned Butter Foie Gras Raviolini, with the indulgent notes of butter and foie gras lining your palate.


One of the highlights of Alfred's Bon Vivant Fridays is the Raclette...

The raclette is prepared as you order and served ala minute by the station chefs, so you get it hot and fresh. Just watching the skilled chefs scrape the melted cheese is an experience in itself, with the intense aroma of the cheese wheel adding to the experience.


The Raclette is then plated and served with potatoes, cocktail onions, and cornichons, a type of sour French pickles made with small gherkins. Just perfect. 


Get into that French groove with Alfred's selection of premium white and red wine...


...and enjoy round after round at Alfred's Bon Vivant Fridays with another plate of Farmer's Pate en Croute, Chicken Liver Mousse, and the Raclette.

Or go for some French-inspired cocktails like the Twister Fizz, Sidecar, French 70, and the Sazerac while enjoying another serving of Raclette. Alfred's Bon Vivant Fridays is offered every Friday from July 7 to September 29, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for only P 1,200 net per person. Fridays with a French twist, only at Alfred.

After a light yet sumptuous and flavorful French-inspired dinner at Alfred's Bon Vivant Fridays, we continued with more cocktails at the Whisky & Cigar Bar high up at the 28th Floor...

The deep and dark tones of plush leather and wood combine to recreate the classic gentleman's bar at Makati Diamond Residences. Pick a spot with a view, and enjoy the shifting lights of the vibrant cityscape below with a refreshing cocktail...
A red leather chair at the far corner seemed to be the perfect spot for a cocktail, as the Whisky & Cigar Bar's master mixologist prepared my cocktail. Things are definitely looking good with my weekend staycation at Makati Diamond Residences...

A classic Old-Fashioned (P 480) caps a memorable evening at Makati Diamond Residences. And here's another reason to raise a glass for a toast. Starting July 1 to September 30, 2017, Makati Diamond Residences offers its cool Happy Hour Promotion at Whisky & Cigar Bar, Alfred, and the Pool Bar daily between 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Select local beers and classic cocktails will be discounted at two drinks for the price of one. San Miguel Pale Pilsen and San Miguel Light, take your pick for only P 200 for two. Or go for the Margarita, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Amaretto Sour, Negroni, Boulevardier, Caipirinha, and Smash with two cocktails for only P 480. From check in all the way to dinner at Alfred and cocktails at the Whisky & Cigar Bar, each one linked in a continuous chain of experiences for a perfect weekend staycation at Makati Diamond Residences. It's the #Diamond Experience, and you can discover it at Makati Diamond Residences...

Makati Diamond Residences is located at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City or call 632 317-0999 or 632 878-9699 for inquiries and reservations.

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