So regular readers know I generally eschew “Hallmark holidays” but I realize many folks do celebrate them… Mother’s Day at restaurants is almost always pandemonium as legions of guilty husbands and older children spare their mom’s from slaving over a hot stove and washing the dishes for just one meal… and to make that a more pleasant experience, I wanted to have phenomenal blooms in place for public consumption at our Makati outlet. Except that, as always, the price-gougers are in full force, and most blooms at the wholesale flower market were up to 4x the normal prices yesterday, hence a very toned down display today instead of the planned abundance.
I fundamentally refuse holiday price-gouging (we have NEVER raised prices or had special costly menus at Zubuchon EVER) but I do still like the idea of blooms for Mrs. MM. So this year, here’s the compromise… three phalaenopsis or moth orchids for PHP750 each from supplier (in Dimasalang OR more conveniently, Market!Market!) which is only PHP50 higher than normal, placed in a recycled pot and moss added on top of the roots. It’ll last 3-4 weeks, it looks beautiful, and I can coax the plants to bloom again in a year or so… To all those wonderful, caring, loving, brilliant mothers out there… HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!
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