Five-Star Dining At Home
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SHOOR DIY: Five-Star Dining At Home

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the time when young lovers and married couples in their golden years alike all take a day to celebrate love. Valentine’s Day is a special day, no matter the circumstances the year may bring. Almost a year into the pandemic, establishments are opening up and your favorite restaurants are starting to welcome guests again. Despite this, your safest bet will still be to stay and dine at home, and spend Hearts’ Day alone with your SO. This being said, what’s Valentine’s without a special meal? Forego the reservations and the overpriced meals, and make the 14th even more memorable with a fine dining experience at home! Newbie in the kitchen? Not to worry, we here at SHOOR have got you covered with our extensive collection of experiences ready to up your culinary game.

1. Apéritif

Whether it’s your first, tenth, or even fiftieth Valentine’s Day together, it’s always a celebration in its own right. So what better way to revel in your relationship than with a bit of alcohol? Kick off your dinner date with a light cocktail! In case you missed it, here’s our own list of 12 DIY Bartending Hacks you can easily try to elevate your dining experience at home. There’s something there for every alcohol-drinker, whether you like it fun and bubbly or smooth and complex. We personally recommend the Watermelon Moscato Slush for a refreshing start to your evening.

2. Entrée

Can’t drink with an empty stomach, right? An easy way to level home dining up a notch or two is with a knockout appetizer. For this meal, we recommend a simple, yet impressive charcuterie board with ingredients sourced from your nearest deli. Säntis Delicatessen is a great choice for this, as you can usually find all the items you need in one store, including a pre-arranged board. Our suggestions: smoked gouda, brie, and truffle noir for the dairy; salami, prosciutto, and air-dried ham for the meat; and of course crackers and grapes. We encourage you to select your meats and cheeses on your own to make the board truly your own creation.

3. Plat Principal

When thinking of the most romantic places in the world, most people would probably think of a country in Europe. So what better way to make dinner more romantic than with a European tour. Before you go checking for discount flights, we mean travelling with your tastebuds. No visas required. You can find an in-depth cooking class right here on SHOOR led by Ally Madamba, teaching you how to cook five different dishes from the world’s most romantic continent. The Beef Bourguignon is a sure winner, and the Paella Valenciana is a must-have. Rice is life.

4. Vin

Wine-pairing may seem complicated, but it’s a largely subjective practice based on an objective foundation. While there are best practices and recommended pairings, there’s really no way to get it wrong as long as you enjoy what you’re drinking. We’ve hosted several wine-pairing workshops and masterclasses on SHOOR, but for those who missed out, there’s a multitude of guides out there to help you get started. Here’s one from Food & Wine that’s comprehensive, but easy to follow.

5. Salade

The salad may be widely considered a side when dining casually, but for intimate dining at home, it’s a course on its own. We’re not talking about random greens tossed in a bowl with an inordinate amount of dressing. This is the course that will really make the experience stand out, as you’re taking the supporting act and making it shine. A nice Caprese salad will do quite nicely in this situation. All you need is mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, and a balsamic vinegar drizzle. You can find a step-by-step recipe right here.

6. Dessert

A hearty meal isn’t complete without dessert. We’re hitting two birds with one stone here, as we’ll also be serving this exquisite dining-at-home experience’s coffee course. The affogato is as simple yet delicious as it gets. Just brew your favorite morning pick-me-up and pour over a cup of vanilla ice cream. For the best results, you can consult our list of local coffee brands and our coffee brewing masterclass with Lanz Castillo right here on SHOOR.

7. Digestif

Let’s end the night how we started it—with a cocktail in hand. Instead of enticing the palate, this course serves as the nightcap, helping you settle down with a delicious beverage. If home bartending isn’t your cup of tequila, you’re free to check out our list of our cocktail delivery favorites. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. We recommend Tara’s bottled whiskey sour or maybe Int.Bar’s Citizen Kane for an Old Fashioned with a twist!

Marco Genato

Marco Genato

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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.