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Nostalgia Dining Lounge at the Oakwood Premier Joy

Kap & I were thrilled to be invited to the Press Lunch of Nostalgia Dining Lounge. We love visiting hotels & this was only our second time to set food at Oakwood Premier Joy Nostalg Center so I was understandably giddy. In fact, we got there 10 minutes before the call time. I was very pleased with my Kap’s punctuality that day. ;)

To read my previous post on Nostalgia Lounge where we indulged in a Jazzy Sunday Brunch, CLICK HERE. Note: Jazzy Sunday Brunch is no longer offered but do check their Facebook page for updates on the latest offerings.




The Oakwood’s Nostalgia Dining Lounge just got a new face lift. Subtle, but noticeable. And quite impressive too. I’ve always found the decor of Nostalgia Dining Lounge on the “mature” & distinguished side. Don’t get me wrong. I prefer the old world decor. Even our furniture at home are old world. You won’t find anything modern. But sometimes formal can mean stuffy.

The old Nostalgia Dining Lounge was a bit too formal & it needed just a slight pick-me-upper to make its guests feel right at home. So imagine my delight when I stepped in & saw 3 new beautiful, inviting, function rooms. 3 themes to suit every personality. They have also updated the overall look with a contemporary classic elegance & feel to keep up with the present time but still have that age-old look reminisce of golden tradition.

Nostalgia Dining Lounge

6/F Oakwood Joy Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Ave., Ugong, Pasig (02) 719-1160
For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 637-788 local 8604.




Unintentionally match-matchy again. I love that Kap is open to wearing colored jeans now. :) Influenced by our kids of course. Now we’re both into happy colors! \m/



With our hosts, the always dapper Director of Sales & Marketing, Michael Celis & the ever lovely Public Relations Consultant Gwen Jacinto-Carino. :) Thank you so much for having us! :-*

In addition to the main dining room, The Lounge also includes three private dining rooms – Old Manila, Bohemian Paris, and Cosmopolitan Shanghai, all of which represent the international flavour of Nostalgia Dining Lounge. You may book these private dining rooms to celebrate that special occasion with family, friends or business colleagues, for lunch or dinner.



A lovely Harpist was there during the Press Lunch to entertain us with her heavenly music. <3

There’s the more serious OLD MANILA room. Consumable 10k minimum. Old Manila can accommodate up to fourteen guests. Experience the Philippine capital as it was years ago, with traditional Filipino furniture, and ambience reminiscent of the glory days of the old Manila..




There’s the fun BOHEMIAN PARIS room. In PINK! <3 Consumable 5k minimum. A casual room style for four diners. See Paris as it once was, in daring visuals and accessories that carry a youthful and vibrant feel that is set in French architectural motifs that encourage dining, drinking and simply living..



And then here’s my favorite room. Maybe because it’s girly yet with a touch of old world, shanghai tang-ish. The COSMOPOLITAN SHANGHAI room. Consumable 5k minimum. A mix of the bygone Oriental renaissance and the new, with Chinese hand-painted artwork, exquisite fabrics and pieces, combined with traditional dining furniture, to produce a unique Asian-laced private dining experience for up to six people.





If I have a boudoir in the future, I want my wallpaper & decor to be exactly like this! <3 Cosmo Shanghai!

I am so blessed that all my invites allow me to have Kap come along. I would never attempt to go on my own. It’s just too sad sitting there not knowing or talking to anyone. Besides, half the fun of going to events is sharing the memories with my Hunny. <3





Aside from the subtle upgrade in decor, Oakwood also tweaked their menu and added some new items to the ala carte selection. Chef Jerome Cartailler, has expanded and enhanced the menu with his own favorites of choice family recipes from France and the most requested dishes of his regular diners over the past five years.

The new menu has classical International dishes and brand new tastes of today. At Oakwood, you can’t help but reflect on past memories while creating new warm ones.

We were fortunate to be among the first to try..

The Appetizer Sampler:

CRISPY PORK BELLY AND MESCLUN SALAD 425 php. Chervil ranch dressing and poached egg.

ESCARGOTS IN PUFF PASTRY 530 php. Baked snails in crisp puff pastry with garlic herb butter and mushrooms.

CHEF’S TERRINE 425 php. Pork and veal terrine flavored with Cognac Chef’s grandma’s recipe over three generations



Main Dishes:

PAN SEARED MACADAMIA CRUSTED SALMON 895 php. Norwegian salmon with macadamia nut crust, assorted buttered vegetables, Chardonnay sauce.


CHICKEN SUPREME 645 php. Filled with mushroom mousse, crushed potato with a light gorgonzola sauce.



TARTUFO 325 php. Nespresso coffee infused mousse served with ganache and seasonal berry coulis.



Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Nostalgia Dining Lounge & relive the best memories with your loved ones and create lasting new ones with a special dinner.

Created by French executive chef Jerome Cartailler, the exquisite set dinner starts with a refreshing Frozen Bellini followed by a light and tasty Seafood Bisque with Garlic Croutons. Next to please the palate is the appetizing choice of Chef’s Terrine, Red Onion and Mango Chutney with Freshly Baked Bread, or the Classic Caesar Salad or the Homemade Potato Gnocchi and Parma Ham.


For the entrée, which is sure to be part of your unforgettable epicurean experience, there’s a choice of Char Grilled US Beef Tenderloin with Alfalfa, Gratin Potato and Roast Shallot Sauce; or Chicken Supreme Filled with Mushroom Mousse, and light Gorgonzola Sauce; or a Pan Seared Macadamia Crusted Salmon, with Buttered Vegetables and Chardonnay Sauce.

And to cap it off with either coffee or tea, the Fresh Strawberry Macaroon and White Chocolate Whipped Ganache and Superfruit Sherbet is sure to make everything even more memorable.

For only P1,500 nett per person, this exclusive dining experience at the Nostalgia Dining Lounge is definitely what you’ve been waiting for to celebrate Valentines. Located at the 6th floor of Oakwood Premier – Joy Nostalg Centre along ADB Ave. in Ortigas Center, you may call 637.7888 ext. 8603 for reservations and more information.

But wait! Why stop at just dinner? Get extra pogi points for Valentine’s by booking a suite too! ;)

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Thank you so much Michael, Gwen, Aleah (PR & Marketing Communications Executive), and Oakwood Premier Joy Nostalg Center for another wonderful time of eating & chatting. And thank you too for this fitting souvenir. Really old school. Definitely worth keeping.


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