Where is the Easter Bunny hiding eggs in this new round of lockdowns? – Manila Bulletin

In other words, what are your plans for Holy Week 2021?

One of them is hidden in diamonds.

Yes, it’s called “Mirage, the most expensive Easter egg in the world, which belongs to an anonymous collector. On its outer shell, it is studded with more than 1,000 diamonds, 100 of which are unique in size. Beneath the shell is an 18k gold gilded orb, within which is a hand carved rock crystal dove perched on an olive branch also hand carved in gold.

DIAMOND EGGS The world’s most expensive Easter egg, designed by Manfred Wild, is an 18-karat gold shell encrusted with more than 1,000 diamonds.

Designed by world-renowned lapidary artist Manfred Wild, who worked on “Mirage” for three years with skilled artisans from three continents, the Easter egg symbolic of world peace costs $8.4 million, but it is not for sale, although word has it that its mysterious owner, when presented with a good enough figure, might be persuaded to strike a deal.

But your Easter egg hunt doesn’t have to be too much of a diamond dream. Read on, if all you want is treats, fun and relaxation.

At the hotel in Manila, they hide in plain sight.

Because they are big, they are giant. The program “Easter Joy!” Mystery Egg”, puts a twist on popular Mystery Boxes online, but expands on its mystery – a giant handmade egg made from Belgian chocolates that anyone, young or old at heart, would love to crack open. It’s also the culmination of the show “Easter Joy! Tombola” which will take place on April 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. via Facebook Live (@TheManilaHotel).

MYSTERY EGG At the Manila Hotel, the giant egg is handmade with Belgian chocolate

You’ll be eligible for a raffle stub for every purchase of the Mystery Egg for just ₱2,500 nett by April 4, 2021. A Chromebook laptop, perfect for kids’ online schooling, is up for grabs as a prize major, but you can also win a set of The Manila Hotel Gelatos and Willy The Bear from The Manila Hotel.

That’s not all. Easter is an opportunity to spread hope and joy, which is why the hotel is collaborating with several groups to make it even more special. Mystery Egg shoppers also have the chance to win passes to online kids’ workshops from Make Believe Productions, like Superhero Art, Groovebeats Dance Workshop, Imaginart: Drawing and Painting for Kids, and Make Believe N’ Yoga for Kids ; Children’s activity kits from Kits For Kids by RC Lab like My Body Care Lab Kit, 25-in-1 Science Bear Experiment Kit and Fizzy Easter Activity Kits; and also Introductory visit to The Little Gym online classes.

Easter joy! Mystery Egg is available until Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, 6 p.m. Order via 85270011 or 0998-9501912. Bulk orders must be made in advance. Manila Hotel’s Deli also sells various Easter-related chocolates and candies that can be ordered for pickup or delivery.

At Conrad Manila, they are disguised as chocolate.

It’s a playful selection of Easter bunnies, eggs and other premium chocolate products, all available to order online for takeout or delivery, at Conrad Manila’s Bru Coffee Bar . Additionally, kids and kids at heart can also enjoy a special Easter paint kit, priced at ₱950 net, which includes bunny and egg molds, paint, and brushes.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Playful and colorful Easter bunnies at Conrad Manila

This promotion called “Egg-citing Easter Goodies” is available until April 4, 2021, but Conrad Manila is also offering well-curated Signature take-out treats, readily available from the innovative online store for take-out and delivery.

At Brasserie on 3, the Easter Family Roast take-out menu, which Executive Chef Daniel Patterson has curated with indulgence, includes coconut milk ginataang tilapia, 48-hour American choice 3.5-pound prime rib and crispy whole roast suckling pig filled with aromatic rice, garlic, and lemongrass, all served with roasted carrots, beets, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin, steamed rice, beans butter and bacon. Starting at ₱5,150 net, the take-out feast serves a family of four to six.

At China Blue by Jereme Leung, Chinese executive chef Eng Yew Khor works the wok with well-curated sets, such as dim sum with homemade mushroom and truffle bread, steamed pork and shrimp dumplings. siew may, seafood bean curd sheet, and more. There is also the BBQ Roast whose highlights include Honey Glazed BBQ Pork Neck, Bacon Scallops, Half Roast Duck, to name a few. Or try the chef’s specialties of homemade tofu with spinach and chicken, fried garlic ribs, shrimp in XO sauce and seasonal vegetables, sautéed beef with Chinese nuts and smoked duck with spring rolls with cigar. Pricing starts at ₱2,200 net.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Easter and the many displays of heroism from esteemed guests and Conrad Manila team members during this time. The hotel remains true to its commitment to provide its guests with the same level of excellence outstanding culinary experience with our take-out feasts and upgraded egg-based Easter treats, which can be ordered through our online store, for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” says Linda Pecoraro , general manager of the hotel.

EASTER EGG GOURMETS All made from premium chocolate, these Easter treats are available for takeout and delivery

Perfect for early risers, Bru On Wheels is now also open daily, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Bike or drive around the Bay Area and grab your favorite breakfast on the go! Or enjoy the morning breeze for some outdoor time.

Visit conradmanilaestore.whyqueue.shop, call +632 8833 9999 or email [email protected] To learn more about promotions and offers from Conrad Manila, follow us on Facebook (ConradManilaPH) and on Instagram (@conradmanila).

At City of Dreams, they’re at brunch.

There will be Easter eggs galore at the City of Dreams’ Café Society, where the resort’s amazing dessert artisans have created cute and quirky Easter treats that are perfect for celebrating the holidays all month long. April. Guests can take home their own Mr. and Mrs. Egg or Easter Bunny chocolate sculptures in white, dark, milk or ruby ​​chocolate. Café Society also offers a range of chocolate Easter eggs that come with a miniature candy bunny. Artisanal Easter-themed pastries, such as carrot or Easter egg sugar cookies, chocolate praline cake, coconut yuzu passion cakes, and dessert breads with almonds, dates, walnuts, and almonds. carrots, are also available. For tastier offerings, guests can savor this month’s featured sandwich, a special fajitasCreating Rich Butter Style Egg Drops Brioche rolls and creamy scrambled eggs with a special topping. All Easter-themed treats are available through April 4, 2021. Café Society is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., but opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays.

EDIBLE SCULPTURE These cute and quirky Easter treats are the work of artisans handcrafted in white, dark, milk or ruby ​​chocolate at the City of Dreams’ Cafe Society

Elsewhere at City of Dreams, the crowd-favorite Nobu Sunday Brunch returns exclusively for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. à la carte menu and indulge in Nobu’s signature dishes. In accordance with the restaurant’s hygiene protocols, customers remain seated throughout the dining experience at will.

Nobu Manila’s Sunday Brunch a la carte menu features an array of tantalizing entrees such as prawn tempura, sea bass jalapeñosnoto, baked mussels aji amarillo aioli, Nobu kurobota pork sisiggrilled baby octopus with anticucho sauce and pulled pork bao bun.

Perfectly accompanying these specialties, hot courses include chawanmushi cups, vegetable dishes of your choice including roasts Kabocha maple miso butter, bok choy and shiitake black bean with mushrooms; and hearty soups like shrimp yuzu miso soup, hot udon noodles. Sushi and sashimi lovers will delight in the vast selection of freshly prepared Nobu signatures: matsuhisa tuna, yellowtail jalapeño, ksm salmon, oshizushi (pressed sushi) and the chef’s selection of premium sushi cuts. Oysters, always in high demand, the house’s special makis, salmon skin, spicy tuna and other maki rolls add to the irresistible choices.

YOU ARE THERE Handcrafted Easter bunnies hidden in eggshells at City of Dreams

Nobu’s Sunday Brunch also includes shichimi– Crusted Wagyu leg prepared in a live cooking station and grills made to order from the kushiyaki station, such as salmon belly, beef kushiand chicken leg served with teriyaki Where anticucho sauce. For those with a sweet tooth, green tea ice cream, chocolate bento, tofu cheesecake, and many other desserts are offered. A selection of sodas, fresh juices, mocktails, tea and coffee complete the all-inclusive Japanese-Peruvian brunch.

Call 8800-8080 or email [email protected]. www.cityofdreamsmanila.com

At the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, they are exposed.

If you must celebrate Easter, do it outdoors, where it’s safest. Why not the Sunset Bar at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, which offers the perfect venue at a time when alfresco dining is the perfect setting for a safe and relaxed epicurean experience?

WHERE ARE THE EGGS IN THE BLUE? Stunning view of Manila Bay from Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

What awaits you is a weekend of alfresco gourmet feasting with picturesque views of Manila Bay and its beautiful sunset. Nestled in a lush garden with stunning views of the bay, Sunset Bar offers an exclusive Easter weekend menu including a grilled seafood platter with lobsters, oysters, jumbo prawns and mussels, as well as a plate of lechon, crab tacos, grilled lobster turnovers, mini foie gras burgers and lamb skewer.

Quiet conversations with family and friends are made more exciting with a wide selection of refreshments and cocktails while live musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday sets the mood for a relaxing night.

AFTER THE EGG HUNT Treat yourself to this to-die-for grilled seafood platter with lobsters, oysters, jumbo prawns and mussels at Sofitel’s Sunset Bar

The Easter Special at the Sunset Bar is available for lunch and à la carte dinner from April 1 to 4, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guests can be assured of a guaranteed seal of protection with Accor’s All Safe Cleanliness and Prevention measures.

Call (+632) 8-832-6988 or email [email protected] Follow the Spiral and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates.

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NEVER TOO EARLY to wish you all a happy and hopeful Easter


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