Vista Mall Bataan cooks up special feast for moms
Written by: Vaughn Alviar
On her special day, unload the burden from Inang, Nanay, Mommy, Mama, Mudrakels, Madir, Umma—however you address the first woman in your life—by treating her to a special bonding moment over a snack or a meal.
That is what Vista Mall Bataan invites you to do when Mother’s Day comes this May 14—to visit the first large-format commercial center in Balanga City, and forge gastronomic moments with your mom. Let her choose from the many options there.
If your mom likes to get nostalgic, the perfect place to go to is Max’s Restaurant, “the house that fried chicken built.”
The star of the menu is, of course, the fried chicken whose origins date back to postwar Philippines—from a recipe that American troops so loved. It offers a Mother’s Day bundle, available from May 5 to 31.
Would you consider your mom fun? Head to the second level of the al fresco area to share drinks and pica-pica with her. Sixty Four is a bistro that pays homage to the decade that brought us the moon landing (and the Miss Universe crown), The Beatles, Twiggy and more. DJs play music from that decade to the early 2000s. Party with mom, anyone?
If mom wants to go to Coffee Project, then she’s into coffee, she loves photos with beautiful backgrounds or both. Coffee Project is “the most Instagrammable coffee shop in the Philippines,” which sells espresso-based drinks plus mouthwatering food. Each location has a unique look so expect the one in Vista Mall Bataan to offer something unique even if you’ve been to other locations.
For the more sentimental mom, Dear Joe is the way to go. Dear Joe is a letter-writing café. It would give you and her a creative way to communicate with one another—and she could keep your work on file. It might help you two rediscover a love for heartfelt messages, good-ol’ handwriting and, really, jotting things down when most people just type.
Does mom want a taste of the Big Apple? If you can’t yet bring her to New York City, then give her the next big thing: a sampling of food from Yellow Cab Pizza Co. The branch in Vista Mall Bataan is one of over 200 restaurants, all of which offer food inspired by the American city known to all. Its New York-style pizza is a big hit, made with premium ingredients and generous toppings over a crust slightly charred on the bottom, chewy in the middle, and slightly gooey on top. Did that not make you salivate?
A host of choices
Other food brands wait for your mom and you. The mall covers a wide array of delicacies and sumptuous fares, any of which could delight your mom. There’s a slight possibility that even just entering the mall will awe her since Vista Mall, the shopping mall chain of Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., ensures guests don’t just experience functionality but also encounter inspiration through aesthetic designs and engaging events, among others.
This location in Bataan, like dozens of others across the country, provides experiences that enjoin gathering and connection. For moms and those who honor them, Vista Mall Bataan launches the “My Only Mom” campaign. Discover more by visiting the Vista Malls with her.
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