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Crimson Romance

As I wasn’t going to be in town for my birthday, okay half of the day since our flight will leave at night, I decided to have a joint V-day & B-day celebration with my mom & MIL a couple of days before my actual birthday.

The oldies don’t like to venture too far out, so I thought of taking them to Cafe Eight at The Crimson Hotel Manila. It’s one hotel in the South that they haven’t tried yet so we all trooped there last Saturday for dinner.

The first time my Lovey & I had a dinner date there less than a year ago, only the antipasti & dessert stations impressed us. We were hoping that this time food has greatly improved with an Italian Chef at the helm.


Cafe Eight
Crimson Hotel, Filinvest City

2609 Civic Dr Alabang, Muntinlupa

(02) 863-2222 loc 1615



If the hotel can provide an antipasti & dessert station only at half the price, I really think it would be a great hit.

Then just offer ala-carte for the mains & a separate menu for the drinks.

This is my humble suggestion.


My beautiful, lovable girls. <3

My bully boys. They have a contest on who will give me the most grief in photo ops! :P
Lahat nalang kenkoy pose hmp!

We were very lucky to have arrived early so our group was able to polish off this ONE & ONLY serving of stuffed lobsters.
Sayang, hindi na uli naglabas.

The antipasti table covered a lot of grounds. It has sushi & sashimi, salad, cold cuts, and tacos! <3

Who would think that someone so BIG could have come from someone so fragile & tiny??? ;))


My very happy antipasti plate which was enough to keep the smile on my face the whole night. <3 I just wished for fresher sashimi.

Also from the antipasti round table. Kani salad & tuna sashimi. Would have preferred the tuna spicy, but it was also good the way it was.

Sayang. So many dishes. They could cut their cost by more than a half if they just skip the 2 buffet sections & concentrate on the delectable antipasti spread. <3

I was enjoying the round table too much that I didn’t get to leave room for pasta in my big belly.

Tried this roast beef but I found it dry.. and too cooked. Can you see?
The whole thing was overcooked. Too bad </3

Thank goodness for this delectable dessert spread.
Now this.. I can actually congratulate their dessert/pastry chef for a job well done.
I don’t normally like the dessert spread in big hotels but I like almost everything on this one.


Chocolate covered cereals. So simple yet so yummy. This was the winner for me that night.

Strawberry macarons. My Lovey had a plateful! <3


And the glassed puddings & jelly. I loved them all! <3
Too bad I was seated beside Kap & across my mother so I wasn’t allowed to have a second serving. BOO! :P

Kap loved crepes so I was happy that they offered crepes at the dessert station.
This was all he had. He doesn’t have a sweet tooth kaya hindi niya ako maintindihan kung bakit hindi ko kayang mag-pigil! @_@

Sweetness all around. I LOVE MY BABIES SO MUCH!!!! <3

And they surprised me with my favorite brownies from Mary Grace! <3
Yummy as it is, or heated with vanilla ice cream ala mode.

Thank you so much Mommy for your unwavering support even though I’m so old already, I’m still your baby. Thank you for the love, the attention (kasi KSP naman talaga ako), the care, the understanding. Thank you for my life. <3

Thank you Cafe Eight for my Red Velvet blowing cake.

Crimson Hotel Buffet Price:

Breakfast P937 regular
Lunch P1,031
Dinner P1,312

The kids, being kids, couldn’t stay put and went around the hotel while we were enjoying our coffee (and tea for the oldies). They hurriedly reported to us that there was some ganap outdoors & that we should make usi ASAP!


I loved their rooftop ganap! If only I knew earlier, we could have had the BBQ instead.

There was a surprisingly cool breeze & the music was lively & jovial. Too jovial & lively for the oldies that they requested to be driven home after 5 minutes outdoors. PARTY POOPERS! :(

I don’t know why I so blessed with such great kids. I’m just so thankful that they are in my life! <3


The rooftop BBQ is only until the end of February. I hope we can go back before the Valentine promo ends.


And of course, we can never let our landian moments pass! The kids were delighted, but the old folks kept shushing them & reprimanding us. CORNY TALAGA!


Forgive my patatims. Uy pinapapak kaya ni Kap yan! :P #TMI

45. Sigh. May we never be too old for fun & romance! Thank you God for another year. Please bless me with more to spend with the people I love. <3

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  • Reply Michelle Melo (@michymichymoo)

    Happy happy birthday Mama Bear! :) I do hope you enjoyed your special day. Love you! :)

    February 19, 2014 at 8:36 am
  • Reply adinge

    Happy Happy Birthday! May you continue to spread love and happiness not only to your family but to us your beloved “FANS” as well. Have a great birthday! — Ading

    February 19, 2014 at 8:36 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much Ading your greeting means a lot! :)

      February 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Jeng del Rosario

    wala naman po sa itsura atsaka sa attitude yung age mama bear!!!! anyway God Bless po always and enjoy your birthday po! You will always be 20ish…. hehehehehehe Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! enjoy enjoy po and take careeee po sa trip!!!!!!

    February 19, 2014 at 9:01 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      and this is why you’re my babybear! ;)) thank you mwah! :-*

      February 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
  • Reply MED (@Dandasha_8D)

    Love every minute of your landian moment with THE KAP!!! Enjoy your birthday escapade, will wait for your IG photos… hmmmmm saan kaya ang punta mo?!?!?!? At sino ang kasama mo?!?! Abangan…LOL

    February 19, 2014 at 9:03 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      it’s not a birthday escapade meding hahaha! How i wish!! :P I will go with jana to her fieldtrip lels.

      February 19, 2014 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      thank you so much my dearest meding!! <3 it's mor eof an alalay escapade than a birthday escapade haha. How I wish. Mommy duties lang. :P

      February 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply frannywanny (@frannywanny)

    Happy Birthday Jane!!! *mwahhhhhh* – Paul and Fran

    February 19, 2014 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Paper Treats .

    Aww, I thought you were gonna go on a sweet, quick birthday escape then I read the comments. :( I hope this field trip is better than the last. Haha!

    You are so loved and blessed! Happy, Happy Birthday Jane!!!

    February 19, 2014 at 11:18 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      i hope so too trisha!! Or else i’m going to have a sucky bday hahaha. Thank you mwah!! :-*

      February 19, 2014 at 11:34 am
  • Reply ewok1993

    happy happy birthday.

    February 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Advanced happy birthday (and happy landian with Kap hahaha), Mommy Jane! You are blessed with amazing kids because 1) you are an amazing mother, and 2) you have an amazing mother, who in turn made you an amazing daughter. Winner ka all around, Mommy Jane! Enjoy your special day :)

    February 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      wow thank you so much kassie ang ganda naman ng bati mo sa akin. Mwah! :-*

      February 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply january

    happy happy birthday jane!

    February 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply First Wives Club (@nappyKAYE)

    Happy Birthday, Momma Jane! xx

    I suddenly miss my red FF walkstars. Patay na siya e. Hahaha!

    February 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you kaye! :-* Hay naku gusto na nga ng mga anak ko ilibing lahat ng fitflops ko noh haha. Ipapa-fashion police na daw nila ako! :P

      February 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Leng de G (@girlnextshore)

    Happy birthday to one of my favourite Philippine bloggers of all time!
    Here’s to another year of awesome parenting, married life and blogging! Young couples like us really look up to your relationship with your family so keep it up! ;)

    February 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Thank you so much for yoyr greeting leng, and thank you for taking the time to comment alam ko hassle mag-log in. Appreciate you. Mwah! :-*

      February 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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