Guess where my family and I spent our Thursday afternoon?
The world’s best ice cream + priceless family bonding moment = absolute bliss !
I got an invitation to attend Haagen-Dazs branch Opening at Robinson’s Place Manila. How can you resist such wonderful event ? How can you say no to such luxurious indulgence ?
Haagen-Dazs continues to allow Pinoys to enjoy the world’s creamiest ice cream by opening a new branch at the ground floor of the Midtown Wing of Robinson’s Place Manila. The set up of the new shop boasts not only of Italian designed furnitures, freezers and dipping cabinets but moreso of those remarkably delicious ice cream flavors.
The well-organized occasion started with a simple yet satisfying cocktail party by TGI Fridays…
I only had a plate; kept my cravings in control and left more gastric space for those dense velvety ice cream!
They initially served Haagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate Orange cups. It’s a perfect sweet ending to a stimulating quick bites and a wonderful prelude to the program.
Unlike the other press launches, the event forego of the usual fashion show and whatnot; it was made more special by having short three-act show by 3 gorgeous models. The play was about 3 different women living in the same building with a common search for an inspiration.
A young, hip and edgy had been stuck with nothing to complete her lyrics for a song until she was totally inspired by a tub of Haagen-Dazs 😀
Then there was a damsel who got troubled by her boyfriend over the phone who eventually found solace in a tall glass of that irresistible delight 😀
Who would not agree that Haagen-Dazs is such a perfect partner to celebrate success of whatever magnitude? This was also depicted in the last scene wherein a yuppie got her promotion at work. She immediately called her friends to share her happiness expressed in cones and cups of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. 😀
Any shop inauguration is never complete without that ceremonial ribbon-cutting. And I don’t think there’s anyone more appropriate to to do such act but United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Hon. Kristie Kenney.
FYI, I follow her blog; check my sidebar on the right -I even commented on some of her previous posts. You could just imagine how thrilled we were to have attended this event with her. She’s so wonderful up close. She smiled and smiled sincerely. She simply radiated and represented effortlessly not only her country but everybody who loves ice cream! We liked her most when she said that everyone she left at the embassy was so jealous of her attending Haagen-Dazs Opening . 😀
Ambassador Kenney was graciously assisted by Haagen-Dazs-Philippines General Manager, Ms. Tess Panganiban and Robinsons Land Corporation Business Unit General Manager, Mr. Cornelio Mapa.
They also had that ceremonial scoop wearing those HD head caps and enjoyed Macadamia and Chocolate flavored yummies. 😀
When we were ushered back to the lobby, these great tempting treats were served generously…
Isn’t it apparent on Gabby’s smile that he’s so excited to try that plate?
CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION is one of Haagen-Dazs’ Christmas menu. It’ served with pretzel sticks on top of two butter cookies, layered with scoops of DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE, MIDNIGHT COOKIES and CREAM, BELGIAN CHOCOLATE, CAPPUCCINO TRUFFLE and TIRAMISU, garnished with almond bits and cherries.
That’s sinfully delicious. 😀
CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS SPIRE : consists of scoops of BELGIAN CHOCOLATE and DARK CHOCOLATE ORANGE ICE CREAM, served on top of a layer of COOKIES and CREAM ice cream and warm BROWNIE CAKE. 😀
What a divine creation from Haagen-Dazs! Truly, impeccable…I, my wife and our kid just love it!
Indeed, it was another glorious fun-filled family activity for us! We’re definitely coming back for more!!!
And did I already tell you that we went home with press kits + freebies too?
Haagen-Dazs is not only the world’s best ice cream; it’s such an experience!
So what Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavor/s is/are your favorite/s ?
Thank you so much to Haagen-Dazs Philippines, particularly Robinsons Place Manila branch!
Maraming Salamat to Ms. Nadal, one of the nicest PR and events manager we’ve ever met for the invites. I look forward for more to come, hehehe 😀 More Power to Haagen-Dazs! God bless 😀
HAAGEN-DAZS Robinson’s Place Midtown Wing is open from 10AM to 9PM daily.
Other Haagen-Dazs branches are located at SM Mall of Asia (5561111), SM Megamall Atrium (6382971), Shangri La (634-8108), Glorietta (7527299), Greenhills (721-0111), Alabang Town Center (809-2016), Power Plant Mall (899-3274), Greenbelt (757-7570) and Eastwood City (687-1839).