Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sights and Flavors at the New Marriott Grand Ballroom

Refreshing new flavors and an impressive space await visitors to Marriott Manila. A massive four-storey structure housing the country's largest hotel grand ballroom is all set to make Marriott Manila the premier meeting destination in the Philippines...


Marriott Manila opens its massive new Marriott Grand Ballroom, with over ten thousand square meters of function space and three new dining outlets, adding yet another milestone to the ongoing projects at the growing resort property.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Deconstructing Filipino Flavors with Junior Master Chef Louise Mabulo

The classic and familiar reinvented with a refreshing new twist, as seen through the eyes and palate of a young up and coming chef...


Junior Master Chef and Breville Philippines Brand Ambassador, Louise Mabulo, shared her own unique and inventive spin on classic Filipino dishes in a private dinner at A_Space Manila Kitchen, presenting iconic Filipino dishes in a whole new way.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Salo sa Taal: The Liquid Chef at Villa Tortuga

Authentic Filipino flavors at an ancestral home, paired with Filipino-themed cocktails to complete the experience. And you're in for a wild ride back in time care of Liquid Chef Kalel Demetrio...


Master mixologist and Liquid Chef Kalel Demtetrio showcased his own line of signature handcrafted cocktails to pair with Chef Yana Gilbuena's special Filipino-inspired menu for Salo sa Taal at Villa Tortuga (more on that special lunch here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2015/06/salo-sa-taal.html). The uniquely Filipino cocktails added that perfect final touch to a memorable dining experience at Villa Tortuga.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Salo sa Taal: A Taste of the Past with Chef Yana Gilbuena

Just how do you celebrate the birthday weekend of a national hero? Drive up to the historic heritage town of Taal, immerse yourself in history in an elegantly restored ancestral hone, and savor an authentic, austere, yet elegant lunch prepared by Chef Yana Gilbuena, recreating the flavors of the Filipino revolutionary movement.  And on one memorable weekend, we did exactly that... 


There's no better way to celebrate Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday than a visit to the historic heritage town of Taal for an authentic feast of Filipino flavors by Chef Yana Gilbuena at an ancestral home. Part of Chef Yana Gilbuena's Salo Series, Salo sa Taal recreates the flavors of the revolution for a unique dining experience. And it all began at Villa Tortuga...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Diageo Reserve World Class 2015: Eight Cocktails. Four Bars. Four Bartenders...One Epic Bar Tour

Maynila Sour, Rested 87, Night Duty Magtataho, and After Ten...just some of the inventive cocktails created by Manila's finest mixologists. And in one epic bar tour, I get a chance to enjoy these creative cocktails and meet the innovative bartenders behind these concoctions.    


Diageo recently hosted a bar tour showcasing four of Manila's finest bartenders in their establishments, each one to represent the country in the Diageo Reserve World Class 2015 Southeast Asian Finals in Thailand.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A True Taste of Australia at Pie Face

The Guardian, the legendary British newspaper, once described Australian minced pies as a true "taste of Australia." The flaky and buttery pastry, premium lean meat simmered and slow-cooked for hours in a thick and flavorful gravy, combine for that distinct, comforting and rustic flavor capturing the very essence of good ol' Oz.


Pie Face recently opened its very first store in the Philippines offering its signature line of Australian-style savory minced pies and desserts, plus award-winning coffee to complete a new and authentic dining experience in the metro. Now you can enjoy a hearty taste of Australia...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Winning Pair of Filipino Flavors by Chef Sau del Rosario at Solaire Resort and Casino's Fresh Restaurant

The roll of the dice, or the draw of a card, nothing quite matches the thrill and excitement in the game of chance. But there's one sure bet you can always count on, and you can find it right here at Solaire Resort and Casino...


Solaire Resort and Casino's Fresh Restaurant presents its Filipino Food Festival with Guest Chef Sau del Rosario in a month-long feast of traditional local and regional flavors with a modern spin. With guest chef Sau del Rosario on deck at Solaire Resort and Casino's Fresh Restaurant, you've got a winning pair...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pumped Up Kicks from Ippudo's New Ramen Sidekicks

A comforting bowl of good and authentic ramen is often a meal in itself. But there are times when you want contrasting favors and textures to complete your ramen. Now, you can pump-up your ramen by pairing it with some flavorful sides for an all-new ramen dining experience.


Meet Ippudo's new Ramen Sidekicks, hearty and flavorful side dishes to enhance your ramen dining experience...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spinning Comfort Food at Splice

Fresh, vibrant, creative, and fun, with a fusion of bold and distinct flavors transforming familiar comfort food to something new and refreshing...


...and you can find all these at Splice, with its playful reinterpretation of classic comfort food by Chef Ivory Yat.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Discovering Lotlotan at F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 3 Pistang Pinoy Buffet Dinner

You always discover something new, and the third edition of F1 Hotel Manila's Luzviminda 3 Pistang Pinoy buffet is another eye-opener, blending traditional flavors with inventive, modern twists on Filipino cuisine. 


F1 Hotel Manila teams up with some of the country's best chefs for its 3rd Luzviminda Food Festival, dubbed Luzviminda 3 Pistang Pinoy, including Rustique Kitchen's Bruce Lim, Alab Filipino Restaurant's Tatung Sarthou, and Big 8 Corporate Hotel's Sider Tadtad for the two-week celebration of Filipino flavors. My day at F1 Hotel Manila culminates with another epic dinner experience...
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