Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean you still can’t cook up a special surprise for your date. Probably the most important part of staying in for date night is the meal that you’ll be preparing for your significant other. It can be daunting and challenging, especially if you’re not quite sure where to start. But your best bet to make any night something to remember is Marketplace by Rustan’s in Santolan Town Plaza.
Marketplace by Rustan’s is open from 8AM to 10PM at the G/F Santolan Town Plaza
Marketplace is stocked with everything you need in a supermarket like fresh produce and meats, canned food, toiletries, and a lot more, but once you enter its doors, you know you’re going to get a lot more than what other supermarkets have to offer in the Metro.
Need to start things off with an appetizer? The Salad Bar lets you create your own mix by choosing your greens and other fresh ingredients, then to top it off with your dressing of choice. Or you can head over to Gourmet To Go and pick out ready-made salads (including quinoa for those on a specific diet), viands, pastas, and more. Better yet, check out the cheese section for some mighty fine cheeses from around the world. Fancy some smoked cheese, Manchego Curado, Feta, Gouda, or Pecorino Romano with truffle?
But don’t let the cheeses get lonely—pair them with the perfect deli meats! The deli section at Marketplace is complete with choice cuts of Salami, Parma Ham, Smoked Bacon, and a lot more, including the exquisite Jamon Iberico!
For your main course, Marketplace has an impressive selection of meats. Depending on what you and your date prefer, both local local and imported steaks, lamb, fish, and chicken are all fresh, and available for that special dish you have in mind.
What’s more impressive though, is their wine selection. Pair off your meal with old and new world reds or whites from Australia, South Africa, France, Spain, Argentina, Italy, or California—all ranging from the affordable, to premium. They’ve also have a good selection of bubbly spirits, and a notable selection of hard liquor (if that’s more up your alley).
A fine selection of wines, spirits and liquor to liven up a night in.
And your pièce de résistance: dessert! If you’re feeling healthy, fresh fruits of the local and imported variety are abundant in the produce section. Otherwise, head over to the ice cream freezers, or to the shelves full of sweet treats! Of course, they also have all the basic ingredients if you want to make, or bake your own.
Date night just got easier with Marketplace by Rustan’s. It has all the bases covered for you to impress your date with a special meal for all date nights in.