December 26, 2014

The Peninsula Boutique in Makati: A Luxurious Stop for Breads and Cakes

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  • Updated as of October 11, 2019

    Inside the “Jewel in the Capital’s Crown”, more popularly known as The Peninsula Manila, is another jewel that shines through with their freshly baked goods and delicious pastries. This is The Peninsula Boutique that can just be found on the basement floor of the luxurious five-star hotel!

    With bottles of wine and other souvenirs found inside, The Peninsula Boutique may be best-known as a gift shop rather than a cafe, but for its usual patrons, the Boutique is more than that. Celebrations are made even grander with the Boutique’s famous cakes, just like the King Oscar Cake, an almond coated cake topped with luscious strawberries.

    A layer of its unsweetened custard cream and tart cloth makes it a recommendation for those who do not like their cakes too sweet.

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    King Oscar Cake (Php 2,100/whole)/ IMAGE The Peninsula Manila

    Meanwhile, what perhaps may be unknown to many is that the Boutique also offers unique baked goods using traditional Filipino ingredients. Coconut, ube, cheese, and custard star in some of the baked breads that can be enjoyed inside the cafe.

    Their Cheesy Macapuno, for example, is one of their must-tries with its generous cream cheese and coconut that can also be boxed and gifted to a friend.

    Cheesy Macapuno (Php 570.92)

    While this, together with ensaymada and pandesal, may be ordered inside, their solid combo of the Tahiti Vanilla Custard Brioche and their Dulce de Leche Danish are also a sure-fire hit! 

    Tahiti Vanilla Custard Brioche (Php 143.97) and Dulce de Leche Danish (Php 134.04)

    So for sumptuous finds fit for grand celebrations, head on to The Peninsula Boutique and sample their mouthwatering delights that will suit your luxurious taste.

    How to get here:

    The Peninsula Manila is only a five-minute walk from The Landmark in Makati. From the mall, you can just walk along Makati Avenue, pass by The Link and into The Peninsula.


    This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s October 2019 issue.

                 
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