Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Taking Brasserie Cicou's Classic Kouign Amann to the Next Level

Intricate layers of soft bread dough formed in a roll, puffed up with butter and sugar, and baked to golden brown perfection. Just how do you top a classic? 


Leave it to Cyrille Soenen and Brasserie Cicou to once more elevate and transform their signature Kouign Amann to yet another level of creative culinary expression...

Monday, December 29, 2014

What's in the Fridge: Bagels, Cream Cheese and Smoked Fish

An early morning fridge raid during the holidays...


Bagels, cream cheese, and a few slices of smoked fish...time for a serious breakfast sandwich.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Celebrating the Holiday Season with Raffles and Fairmont Hotels Makati's Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Tradition

A home for the holidays...


Every year, the Raffles and Fairmont Hotels Makati celebrates the holiday season with its annual Gingerbread House Decorating tradition. And for one magical afternoon, kids can create and decorate their very own gingerbread house, a festive addition to the list of holiday traditions.

Friday, December 26, 2014

One Last Dinner at Oakroom

One last visit, and a final meal with an old friend. For years, I've always thought of the Oakroom as one of the best kept secrets in the metro...


The Oakroom will soon close its doors one last time, and a new dining concept will take its place. But until then, it's Seafood Fridays at the Oakroom...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Food News: Vikings Invade SM Jazz Mall

Prepare to feast...at the newest branch of Vikings.


Vikings Luxury Buffet opens its 6th branch at the new SM Jazz Mall, redefining once more the concept of buffet dining with an elegant twist.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pizza, Dessert, and a Sunset at Subic

Pizza. Dessert. And waiting for the sunset. All in one afternoon at the Subic Freeport Zone...


Clustered in one spot at Subic, you can find a diversity of flavors all just a few yards from each other at Court Meridian Hotel & Suites. Looking for Ramen? There's the new Ramen Sora (see more here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2014/12/food-news-gerrys-grill-enters-ramen.html). International cuisine? Aresi's definitely the place...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Food News: Gerry's Grill Enters the Ramen Wars with Ramen Sora

The local ramen wars heat up once more with the entry of Ramen Sora in the local market, serving authentic Sapporo style ramen...


Prime Pacific Grill, Inc. (PPGI), the group behind Gerry's Grill, Aresi, Kusina ng Gerry's and Sweet Chili Thai Restaurant, introduces its newest franchise acquisition with the soft opening of Sapporo's popular ramen chain, Ramen Sora, at the Subic Freeport Zone.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: Go for a Winning Pair at Malt Bar

A winning hand at the gaming tables of Widus Hotel & Casino is more than enough reason to celebrate. And you can keep the winning streak going with a quick meal without leaving the casino... 


The Malt Bar, located inside the hotel's casino, offers quick meals that's big on flavor. Real food with real flavors served fast to get you back at the gaming tables for another run. Start your quick break with the Malt Bar's refreshing Sunrise, a non-alcoholic blend of lemonade and cucumber. Pair it with a limitless number of winning combinations...

Dinosaurs and Wakeboarding: Weekends at Clark Freeport Zone

There's more to the Clark Freeport Zone than a few rounds of golf, or a another round of poker at Widus Hotel & Casino. If you decide to venture out of the hotel property, get ready for a few cool surprises...


Now, there's more to do at the Clark Freeport Zone for that perfect weekend getaway...and your weekend adventure begins at Widus Hotel & Casino.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: Starting the Day Right at Salt Resto

There's nothing quite like a good breakfast to start your day right...


Salt Resto, Widus Hotel & Casino's all-day dining restaurant, offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet featuring local, Asian, Korean and international flavors to help you start your day right.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Flavors of Pampanga: A Culinary Journey of Flavors at Salt Resto

For Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez, the challenge was pretty simple: create a full-course dinner tasting with new off-the-menu dishes using available ingredients. And Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez succeeds in taking us on a flavorful journey inspired by his vast international experience. 


Fast gaining a reputation as a culinary hub at the Clark Freeport Zone, Widus Hotel & Casino offers a wide range of international and local cuisine. And with Executive Chef Johnny Rodriguez at the helm, you can always expect a memorable dining experience at any of the hotel's food and beverage outlets.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upping the Ante Up North at Widus Hotel & Casino

A round of golf, a luxurious meal, and elegant accommodations. A weekend at Clark just got way better... 


Just two hours north of Manila, Widus Hotel & Casino is the premier one-stop leisure destination in the Clark Freeport Zone, making it ideal for a quick break, or even an extended vacation. Offering world-class accommodations, cuisine and a casino, plus a central location near golf courses and other attractions in the Clark Freeport Zone, Widus Hotel & Casino is definitely the place to stay in Clark.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

K & L Cafe by Blushing Cupcakes: A Sweet Spot Along White Plains

Classic comfort food recreated from family recipes, and some indulgent cupcakes. You can find these and more along White Plains...


Karen and Loren, the creative sister act behind Blushing Cupcakes, bring their full range of favorite comfort food classics to K & L Cafe, the newest dining spot along White Plains. The success of Blushing Cupcakes led the sisters to pursue their culinary journey, recreating family favorites from Baguio, in a much larger space. White Plains just got sweeter...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Here's the Beef: The New US Ribeye from Racks

A thick slab of premium beef, perfectly grilled...

A new branch, and a new product. Racks kicks off the final quarter of the year with some good news...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Five Days with Yummy Diet

I always thought a healthy diet meant bland flavors with little else to excite your palate. Fifteen meals in five days changed all that...


Yummy Diet offers a range of healthy flavorful dishes from 1200, 1500, and 1800 calorie sets, including No-Rice and No-Carb options, with prices starting at P 1,800. And that includes Free Delivery too in selected areas. Sticking to a diet was never this easy. Or tasty.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

All Present at a Craft Cocktail Class: Diageo Reserve World Class at The Curator

An intimate evening with some of the finest spirits prepared by the very best...and one awesome experience with Diageo Reserve World Class at The Curator.


Launched in 2009 globally, Diageo Reserve World Class has become the industry's most renowned and respected mixology program and competition in the world. Now close to its third year in the country, Diageo Reserve World Class hosted an interactive media cocktail tasting and mixology master class in partnership with The Curator, the winner of the World Class 2014 Bartender of the Year competition.

A Black Truffle Affair at Rambla

Described by the culinary icon Brillat-Savarin as the "diamond of the kitchen", truffles are highly prized the world over. And for one evening at Rambla, I get to experience this most unique 'shroom in a variety of dishes, including some very cool cocktails. 


For a limited time, Rambla offers the prized black truffle with its unique cocktails and dishes in a celebration of flavors with this "diamond of the kitchen"...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

University Comfort Food and Good Times at Skull & Bones

Remember those times when a good burger and a cold beer would just make any bad day a whole lot better? At Skull & Bones, it still does...


Burgers, mac & cheese, and fried chicken tenders with a cold beer, comforting flavors that just brings back so many memories. Owners Patrick Santos and Chef Cuit Kaufman recreates those days with its classic menu at Skull & Bones.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Taggo Favorite Manila Restaurants: Going for Seconds at 2nd's

Comfort food revisited. Definitely going back for seconds and 2nd's...


Selected as one of Taggo's Favorite Manila Restaurants, 2nd's offers its own refreshing take on comfort food. Call it a second take on comfort food by 2nd's...

Taggo Favorite Manila Restaurants: A Salad and Seafood Boil at Clawdaddy

A traditional seafood boil and the newest social media platform add up to an entirely new and engaging dining experience...


Selected as one of Taggo's Favorite Manila Restaurants, Clawdaddy's is the place for the freshest all-American seafood boil at Bonifacio High Street. And there's more. You can be a part of the newest social media marketing platform with special benefits from your favorite restaurant...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Taste the Colors of Christmas at MCafe and Kabila

You can pretty much feel Christmas in the air, the sounds of Christmas carols and the cooler breeze announce the start of the holiday season. And nothing completes the experience than a series of holiday feasts with friends and family. Now you can experience the festive flavors of Christmas at MCafe and Kabila with a wide range of traditional dishes...


MCafe and Kabila's Colors of Christmas features set menus from their Christmas Salo-Salo packages for groups of six (P 550++ per person) and ten (P 650++), with two options to choose from, for that special holiday feast. Simply choose a set, bring your family and friends, and let MCafe and Kabila do the rest.

Old School Still Rules at Trellis

Times may have changed, yet there are some places that have withstood the constantly changing culinary landscape. Food trends come and go, the palates of local diners continue to evolve, and the influx of new flavor experiences disrupt the familiar with something refreshingly different. After more than thirty-four years, one place has seen all these changes, preserving the classic flavors for a new generation to discover. 


Trellis is one such place, where its signature dishes continue to draw a loyal base of diners, along with their families, to discover and rediscover classic comfort food. Old school has never been cooler than at Trellis.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tito Chef's Travelers Menu: A Culinary Journey of Comforting Flavors

Burgers. Ramen. Pasta. Binagoongan. All-time favorites, all in one place. 


Chef Menoy Gimenez of Tito Chef Restaurant and All Things Culinary in BF Paranaque, and The Romulo Food Group of Romulo Cafe, Cerchio, and Catering by Claudia, collaborate for a gastronomic celebration of comforting flavors with Tito Chef Express at Microtel Acropolis. And just in time for the holiday season, Tito Chef Express launches its new Travelers Menu with a wide range of comfort food classics and flavors inspired from across the globe.  
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