Chef de Cuisine, Frederic Thevenet at The Tasting Room, Nüwa Hotel, City of Dreams Manila.


The first quarter of 2018 has been a great start for the food & beverage scene in Manila – numerous new restaurant openings, menu refreshes from existing concepts, and enough liquor launches to blur it all away. It’s been a hectic ride and this entry celebrates a meal that can only be described as memorable.

Let’s begin with a quick review of the sudden changes and answer the question – What happened to Crown Towers Manila?

Last January 16, 2018, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited rebranded Crown Tower properties located within its flagship City of Dreams integrated resorts in Macau and Manila with a new luxury called Nüwa. The introduction of Nüwa marks the first step of Melco’s global ambition in the hospitality and entertainment industry, as they launch phase III of City of Dreams Macau in the second quarter of 2018.

In simpler terms, Melco goes solo and goes big!

Continuing the exciting news is Nüwa Hotel’s Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Award for 2018. A prestigious accolade achieved only by the finest hotels of the world. This already guarantees an exceptional service at the Tasting room.

The Tasting Room Manila moves and replaces the Crystal Lounge on the ground floor. The double height ceilings ensure a more spacious ambiance and a grander visual effect which can seat up to 40 people. For those guests who require more privacy, a semi-enclosed area with a capacity of up to 8 is available for reservation.

The main dining area composes mostly of 4-seater tables with a variety of setups – a couch and chairs combo or an all chair setup. Each table is dressed with a classic white tablecloth starched to perfection with every crease eased. A meticulous setup with multiple glasses, plates, and even a ribboned table napkin, and that’s just the beginning.

The Tasting Room prides themselves on the details and the fine touches they do to make every guests experience simply the best. Here you’ll see staff work with gloves on when setting up the table to ensure spotless arrangement.

About Chef Frederic Thevenet

Leading The Tasting Room’s revival is French Chef de Cuisine, Frederic Thevenet. Chef Frederic brings with him a treasure of culinary experience that stretch over three decades, with stints at Michelin-starred restaurants such as Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, The Waterside Inn in London, Claude Troisgros in New York, and Restaurant Bruno in Provence, France.

Prior to moving to the Philippines for the relaunch of The Tasting Room, Chef Frederic was Chef de Cuisine at Pierre Gagnaire’s La Maison 1888 at Intercontinental DaNang Sun Peninsula Resort, considered by many as a leading gastronomic destination in Vietnam. Joining Chef Frederic at The Tasting Room as the Maître D’ (Restaurant Manager) is Stephen Moroney who used to work with Chef Frederic at DaNang.


The Tasting Room Menu


Sea Bass Carpaccio


Ravioli with porcini and king prawns with green curry.


Lobster Bisque


Pollock with Choucroute and Smoked Bacon


Cape Grim Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin


Chocolate Success with Lychee Veloute


Chef Frederic embarks on a new journey with the reopening of The Tasting Room at Nüwa Hotel, where he takes on a challenge to change how guests feel and think about haute cuisine in the Philippines. This carefully crafted 6-course menu with optional wine pairing is at the heart of the initiative.

Ground Floor, NÜWA, City of Dreams Manila
Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard
Entertainment City, Parañaque City

Telephone (02) 691-7789, (02) 800-8080 (24-hour hotline)


6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Monday to Sunday (closed  on Tuesdays) 

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