Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Swirled For The Season: Get into the Holiday Spirit with the McDonald's Holiday Desserts

Oreo. Matcha. And Sans Rival. This Christmas, your favorite McFlurry just got swirled for the season with holiday-inspired flavors...


McDonald's offers three more reasons to visit this holiday season with its indulgent Holiday Desserts featuring the return of three classic flavors guaranteed to get you in that sweet and festive holiday vibe. The new McDonald's Holiday Desserts include the all-time favorite Oreo McFlurry, the sweet Sans Rival McFlurry, and the refreshing Oreo Matcha McFlurry. Let's go? Kita-kits ulit!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Sweet Reunion with Chef Cyrille Soenen's CroNaps

It's been so long, way too long, since my last bite. And you can just imagine my surprise at another chance encounter with Chef Cyrille Soenen's CroNaps...


The delicately layered, buttery and flaky dessert with a sweet glazed top and creamy custard filling brings together the unique textures of the classic croissant with the local Napoleones for a decadent fusion unlike any other. It's the kind of pastry you can only expect from the country's very own Master Chef of France (for more on the unique and inventive CroNaps by Chef Cyrille Soenen, see my previous post from two years back, Meet Chef Cyrille Soenen's New CroNaps). And that day, I get a box of an old favorite for a sweet reunion...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Be Prepared For The Season of Giving: Scout's Honor's Tempting Holiday Cookie Sets

This Christmas, it helps being prepared at all times for the festive season of giving. And just like the scout's motto, being prepared takes on an indulgent twist with Scout's Honor's Holiday Cookie Sets...


And what better way to spread some love this Christmas than with a dozen decadent Cub Scout Cookies from Scout's Honor, right? Scout's Honor's Holiday Cookie Sets are the perfect holiday gifts this Christmas with a dozen more reasons to celebrate the season of giving. Read on for a sneak peek at Scout's Honor's Holiday Cookie Sets...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Taste of Nostalgic Modern with LeTao

Freeze-dried strawberries draped in white chocolate, white chocolate puffed wheat with raspberry, black tea infused chocolate cookies, it's just some of the inventive and elegant treats that make the holidays more special...


Cheese. Chocolate. Rich flavors that add that festive vibe to the holidays, and here's an indulgent line-up of fresh new offerings for even more reasons to celebrate the season. LeTao, the renowned Japanese brand behind the popular Double Fromage Cheesecake, introduces its all-new product line-up for 2017 in a series of pop-ups. It's nostalgic modern, recreating traditional sweets with modern techniques, that make these products from LeTao special. Based in Hokkaido, LeTao offers a refreshing yet comforting take on traditional desserts. Here's a tasty peek at what's in store for you from LeTao...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mornings Made Better with Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Coffee and pancakes, there's nothing quite like a leisurely breakfast prepared at home to start the day right. And mornings just got a whole lot better...with Rustic Mornings by Isabelo.


Soft and fluffy pancakes drizzled with dark and sweet syrup paired with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, it's what breakfast should be. Gather the family for a hearty breakfast and celebrate the holidays with the signature Original Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Classic Pancake Syrup, and soothing Breakfast Blend Coffee from Rustic Mornings by Isabelo...

Holly's Cafe Latte: Coffee with Farm-Fresh Goodness in a Bottle.

Milk and coffee. It's just one of those pairings that make life so much sweeter. And Holly's has got it all conveniently bottled and packed just for you...


Holly's Milk introduces their latest dairy variant, Holly's Cafe Latte, made from 100% premium local farm fresh coffee and the freshest pasteurized milk. Need a caffeine fix? Simply twist the cap and enjoy for a refreshing new daily habit...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Fusion Without Confusion: Discover A Unique Brand of Fusion Cuisine at Alter Ego European-Asian Fusion Bistro.

Refreshing, innovative, creative and intriguing. And an exciting new culinary find in Quezon City...


Drawing inspiration from "the other I" referring to a person's secondary or alternative personality, Alter Ego European-Asian Fusion Bistro takes a flavorful look at nature's duality crossing borders with its unique culinary style. Classic European dishes and cooking techniques combine with distinct Asian flavors for an exciting and new dining experience that will leave you satisfied. It's fusion without the confusion...at Alter Ego European-Asian Bistro.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Joyeux Noel: Christmas Flavors with a French Accent at Resorts World Manila's Impressions

Indulge in a French-inspired holiday feast prepared by one of the country's internationally acclaimed chefs...


Resorts World Manila's Director of Culinary Arts and the country's first and only Master Chef of France, Cyrille Soenen, shares his French-themed holiday feast, the Christmas Special, at Impressions for a unique holiday dining experience. The Christmas Special Set at Impressions will only be available for dinner on December 23 and 25, and for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. Read on for a tasty peek at Chef Cyrille Soenen's Christmas Special at Impressions...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Freshness and Authenticity: The Yakumi Saturday Brunch at Solaire Resort & Casino

Fresh salmon and tuna, succulent scallops and juicy US ribeye, it's the celebrated quartet for a lavish Japanese feast. And you can have it all and more and go for seconds and thirds at the Yakumi Saturday Brunch. Saturdays just got a whole lot better...


Solaire Resort & Casino's flagship Japanese restaurant, Yakumi, takes you on an epic culinary journey of authentic Japanese flavors with its Saturday Brunch, a special weekend buffet offering an impressive spread with all your favorites for a memorable dining experience. Salmon, tuna, scallops, premium ribeye and more, you'll find it here at Yakumi's Saturday Brunch.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wearable Contemporary Style and Comfort with Clarks, Now Open at SM Aura

On your next food crawl or food trip, you'll need one more essential aside from a hefty appetite. Often overlooked, comfortable footwear comes in handy in between multiple dining venues. Walking the pavements and the streets of the concrete jungle all day long can take its toll on your feet. But thanks to the expert shoemakers since 1825 at Clarks, walking can be a breeze while looking good too. It's all about "wearable contemporary style and comfort" at Clarks...


Clarks recently opened its newest store at SM Aura Premier showcasing its latest collection of classic footwear. At the newest store of Clarks, you'll find timeless designs like the The Batcombe Wing and many more, designs that have made the Clarks name synonymous with comfort and style the world over. A rich tradition and history that began in 1825 has made Clarks one of the enduring brands from the United Kingdom, and the newest store at SM Aura reflects the brand boldly moving forward with the times...

Monday, December 4, 2017

#LivinLovinLocally: Quench Your Thirst with Homegrown Local Flavors from Locally

Local is the new premium, and there's one homegrown beverage brand that allows you to embark on a tasty culinary journey around the Philippines with every sip...


NutriAsia recently launched its unique homegrown beverage brand, Locally Blended Juice Drink, offering distinctly local flavors. It's the first of its kind, with all-Pinoy flavors you've never had in juice before. Rediscover comfortingly familiar flavors in a fresh, exciting and new line of juices and begin #LivinLovinLocally...  

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Celebrate The Flavors of the Season at Novotel Manila Araneta Center's The Food Exchange

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to gather and celebrate...at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.


Novotel Manila Araneta Center introduces its special staycation packages including a sumptuous buffet spread at The Food Exchange with the Gather N Celebrate offer for the holidays. Make this year's celebration even more special...at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mama Knows Best: Introducing the All-Day Italian Dining Culture at Uptown Mall's Mamma Mia.

The best way to enjoy an authentic Italian meal is to do exactly what Italians do, enjoy it at your own leisurely pace and let time roll by without a care in the world, one tasty bite and satisfying course at a time. Now you can do exactly that and indulge in a hearty Italian meal too...at Mamma Mia.


Just think of it. Authentic and rustic Italian dishes paired with memorable drinking moments with friends from morning all the way to past midnight, it's the Italian way. And it's this uniquely Italian dining and drinking culture that one can experience at Mamma Mia, now open at BGC's Uptown Mall. The authentic home-style cuisine and the drinks, from an extensive selection of fine Italian wines to handcrafted cocktails, will make you want to stay just a little while longer...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Bizu Patisserie & Bistro Brings Its Signature Joie de Vivre to Christmas...

For over seventeen years, Bizu Patisserie & Bistro has shared its trademark joie de vivre with its signature desserts and bistro dishes. This Christmas, experience both the sweet and savory flavors of Bizu Patisserie & Bistro...


Bistro Patisserie & Bistro recently launched their new bistro menu and their much-awaited Christmas Collection at their Greenbelt 2 branch offering its loyal customers even more tasty options in time for the holidays. Read on for a peek of the tasty new offerings at Bizu...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Let's Do Sunday Brunch at The Cafe

All the chefs at The Cafe are ready and waiting for you. Bring your game and appetite for another sumptuous feast, let's do Sunday Brunch at The Cafe...


Freshly shucked oysters, wok-fried lobsters, seafood on ice, and Spanish Iberico Cured Ham, it's just some of the indulgent offerings at The Cafe at Hyatt City of Dreams. Built around an innovative live culinary theater concept with different cooking and buffet stations spread out on a spacious yet easy to navigate layout, Sunday Brunch at The Cafe combines massive scale and impressive variety all in one place. Read on for a peek at Sunday Brunch at The Cafe and let the chefs plate up your dish...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weaving Flavorful New Stories at James & Daughters by Le Jardin

Memories, stories, flavors...it's what makes a favorite and well-loved dish special. For Chef Jonas Ng, the inspiration for his newest dining concept has always been there, recreating cherished family favorites and recipes in a new chapter of a continuing story...


Chef Jonas Ng weaves a new and flavorful story with his latest dining concept, James & Daughters by Le Jardin, focusing on the finest and freshest local and sustainable ingredients for his inspired take on comforting soul food. For Chef Jonas Ng, it's all about "hand-crafted deliciousness" prepared with a whole lot of love...

Monday, November 27, 2017

Opulence Revealed with Remy Martin XO

Blended from around 400 eaux de vie and aged up to 37 years, Remy Martin XO is a tribute to over three centuries of the rich and colorful heritage by the famed House of Remy Martin. In one memorable afternoon, special guests experienced pure opulence with the iconic champagne cognac...


Remy Martin presented an innovative, multi-sensory, and interactive tasting experience for the award-winning Remy Martin XO with international brand ambassador Chian Mei Gan at the luxurious Flame Restaurant in Discovery Primea. Dubbed as Opulence Revealed, the unique and exclusive experience allowed guests to discover a deeper understanding and appreciation of the finer points of Remy Martin XO cognac through an exploration of textures, flavors and aromas. And once savored, one glass can never ever be enough. This is pure opulence in deep amber liquid form...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Playing with Fire: Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki at Yurakuen

It's good to see the teppan grills at Yurakuen again, and I'm all fired up for a sumptuous eat-all-you-can Teppanyaki feast...


Manila Diamond Hotel brings back the popular Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki at Yurakuen with a lavish selection of vegetables, seafood, pork and premium beef masterfully prepared by their skilled chefs on the searing hot teppan grill.  There's nothing quite like enjoying a meal prepared right in front you and fresh off the grill, it's a show like no other and an experience in itself. And at Yurakuen, you get the best seats in the house. Time to play with fire once again at Yurakuen...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Lunch with Alex, Po and Shrek at DreamPlay

It's not often you get to enjoy a meal with Alex, Po, and Shrek. Or Hiccup. And the penguins.


Your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation come to life at DreamPlay for a unique family experience. At the special Media Appreciation Lunch hosted by City of Dreams Manila, guests were treated to sumptuous dishes prepared by their signature restaurants at DreamPlay for a lavish feast. With Alex, Po, and Shrek. And Hiccup and the penguins too.

A Tasty Pitstop with Unli Crabs and Unli Korean BBQ at Pitstop

Unlimited Korean BBQ for only P 199 and Unlimited Crabs for just P 699? Time for a tasty pitstop for all the Korean BBQ and crabs you want...at Pitstop Food Park.


You read it right. Unli Korean BBQ for P 199 and Unli Crabs for P 699. Only at Pitstop Food Park. It's a serious pair of cool deals to make you push the pedal to the metal and race over to Pitstop Food Park. Hungry? Read on...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mix It Up! A Mixology Class with Mari Kamata at The Peninsula Manila

One of Japan's top bartenders mixes it up in the first ever Mixology Class Series in The Peninsula Manila's Salon de Ning...


Experience the return of classic cocktails with a modern and inventive spin at The Peninsula Manila's Mix It Up Mixology Series at Salon de Ning with the first class led by Mari Kamata, The Peninsula Tokyo's Head Mixologist. Cocktail culture is alive and back at The Peninsula Manila...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Meanwhile, Down At The Charcoal Pits: A Preview of The Lechon Shop by Leonardo's Lechon

You know the holidays are just around the corner when the charcoal pits at Leonardo's Lechon are fired up all day and all night, all week long...


And this is where the magic of Leonardo's Lechon happens, down at the charcoal pits, since 1947. For generations, Leonardo's Lechon has been at the heart of countless celebrations with its signature whole roasted pigs, and now these same charcoal pits are taking the family business to a whole new level with innovation keeping in pace with the times. Read on and find out what's cooking at Leonardo's Lechon's charcoal pits...

Monday, November 20, 2017

Perfecting Pure Pork Love with The Pork Project

Pork Belly Bagnet. Bagnet Sisig. Gourmet Bagoong. And a tasty version of Laing. Just some of the tasty offerings from The Pork Project. This is one project that deserves a closer look...


Now, you don't have to drive all the way up north to find that perfectly crisp and crunchy pork bagnet. For Chef Redd Agustin, the pursuit of pure pork perfection has become a mission and you can experience it yourself with his artisan bagnet products. Meticulously brined, slow-cooked then dried and finished in hot lard for that signature crispness, the artisan bagnet by The Pork Project is one project that gets the green light in my book...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cravings Satisfied...at Chili's.

 When one thing leads to another, and it all started with a late night craving for Fish and Chips...


There's just something about deep-fried food paired with crisp fries and when you're craving for it, it just won't stop. Head on over to Chili's for some Fish and Chips, and get pleasantly sidetracked with a load of other tasty options. It happens all the time at Chili's, and it all started with a craving for Fish and Chips...

Friday, November 17, 2017

Making Breakfast More Eggciting at High Street Cafe...

There's more to breakfast than the usual eggs and bacon. At High Street Cafe, you can enjoy your eggs and bacon along with a whole lot of other tasty and refreshing dishes for that perfect start to your day...


Start your day right at Shangri-La The Fort's all-day dining restaurant, High Street Cafe, for a hearty breakfast that not only satisfies but nourishes the body with healthy and refreshing options. Configured around a neighborhood dining concept, High Street Cafe offers nine unique neighborhoods with a variety of flavorful dishes from around the world. And you can explore and experience the wide range of buffet offerings at High Street Cafe starting at breakfast. So rise and shine, and prepare to indulge in an eggciting breakfast at High Street Cafe...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Laying It All On The Table at Open Table

Simple, uncomplicated, no fuss and just plain good food with real flavors, sometimes you just need to go back to familiar and comforting notes to enjoy a memorable meal. And you can find it in one of Quezon City's newest dining destinations...


Chefs Lara Lopez-Dizon and Neil Manuel lays it all on the table with their honest interpretation of classic American comfort food at Open Table, from sandwiches to burgers, pasta and ribs, right here at the new 2 Lazcano Place in Quezon City. The new dining hub houses a number of food establishments where diners can cross order from the different restaurants, including specialty desserts and coffee shops. Read on for a tasty peek at Open Table's comforting cuisine...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thankful and Blessed: An Appreciation Dinner at Passion

Another year rolls by and despite the challenges, there's just so much to be thankful for...


Changing seasons and the passage of time are often marked by unique and rich flavors with vibrant notes to celebrate and give thanks for another fruitful year. Resorts World Manila recently hosted an appreciation dinner for the media at Passion, Maxims Hotel's flagship Chinese fine dining restaurant with a lavish feast of their signature dishes. It's been quite a year, and Resorts World Manila sets the tone in thanksgiving for another year as the new one comes around...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

From Australia to Manila: Gelare Opens Flagship All-Day Breakfast and Dessert Cafe at Uptown Mall

Australia's favorite all-day breakfast and dessert bar is finally here with its signature airless ice cream...


Gelare opens its first branch in the metro offering diners a taste of Australia's iconic airless ice cream at Bonifacio Global City. All-natural and made from the finest and freshest ingredients, have a scoop or better yet, have a double scoop. Dense, rich and velvety smooth, find out what Australians have known and loved for over twenty years...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pinoy Food Revival Tuesdays at Bistro United's Themed All-You-Can-Eat Holiday Feast

Pinoy Food Revival Tuesdays. Spanish Affair Wednesdays. The Great Asian Invasion Thursdays. Cheat Day Fridays. And Freestyle Weekends. Jumpstart the holiday season of serious feasting at Bistro United's themed All-You-Can-Eat Holiday Feast...


Starting November 7, 2017, Bistro United by The Round Table offers guests and diners a wide range of diverse flavors with its themed All-You-Can-Eat Holiday Feast each day of the week (except Mondays) for only P 375 per person. Get into the holiday groove  with some serious feasting at Bistro United, simply pick your day of the week...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

#TLCFest17: Like A Boss with The Cake Boss

Celebrity baker, entrepreneur, artist...meet The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro.


TLC brings their popular celebrities to Manila for the TLC Festival 2017 led by The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro. The Cake Boss kicked off TLC Festival 2017 with an exclusive Master Class at Shangri-La at The Fort on cupcake decorating, sharing his expertise and a whole lot of good vibes with selected guests. Take a peek behind the TLC Master Class held last November 3, 2017 and experience The Cake Boss up close...

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Fever's On: Day One of #911ShrimpFever At Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

All the shrimps you want. All for only P 911 for two. And it's all here at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps.


The fever's finally on at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps as it kicks off the very first day of the #911ShrimpFever promotion. From October 30 to December 8, 2017, diners can enjoy all the shrimps they want for only P 911 for two in all Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps branches in Metro Manila and Davao. Read on and experience the #911ShrimpFever at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps...

Changing Seasons and Outback's New Seasonal Dishes

Seasons change, bringing new flavors to savor and discover...


Outback introduces their new seasonal dishes to complement the current menu, including a pair of refreshing beverages, an appetizer, savory mains and an indulgent dessert. And for a limited time, diners can enjoy these new dishes served with the signature down under style of Outback...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fresh-Baked, Chef-Made Hand-Rolled Cookie Goodness by Ollie's Kitchen

Sometimes, all you need is one real good chocolate chip cookie. Or six. With Christmas just around the corner, here's one cool find for perfect holiday presents to family and friends. Or an indulgent and well-deserved treat to yourself...


Ollie's Kitchen takes chocolate chip cookies to sinfully indulgent heights with his masterful cookie creations made from the finest ingredients and refreshing flavor combinations. You'll definitely want these chips on your shoulder and in your mouth...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Green Chicken and Good Vibes: Discover Mindanaoan Flavors at Palm Grill

The rich culinary heritage of Mindanao comes to the metro offering diners a unique taste of the south...


Savor the rich and vibrant flavors from way down south recreated from family heirloom recipes at Palm Grill, and discover another layer in the country's multi-colored tapestry of culinary delights. Drawing inspiration from the local cuisine of Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, Jolo, and Zamboanga, Palm Grill lifts the veil on the southernmost region's diverse flavors with their signature Green Chicken and much more...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cafe Enye Brings Colonial Spanish Cuisine to Bonifacio Global City

Comfortingly familiar yet different and inventive, it's Spanish cuisine with a global spin. And it's now here at Bonifacio Global City...


Cafe Enye takes its innovative and concept-driven approach to Spanish cuisine to Bonifacio Global City with its second branch located at Citi Plaza along 34th Street.  The dishes at Cafe Enye take you on a culinary journey retracing the expansion of the Spanish Colonial era from Latin America and the new world and Africa and Asia at the height of the spice trade. It's this unique perspective to global culinary flavors that make Cafe Enye's culinary expression of Spanish cuisine refreshingly different, drawing inspiration from varied global cuisines and styles. Simply, it's Spanish cuisine reflecting where the Spanish traveled and settled, from Northern Morocco to Argentina, Central America and the Philippines. And it's a concept that works, with a second branch at BGC and more planned in the pipeline...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

#FiredUpBBQ: Discover Barbecue Without Boundaries at RackShack

Fork-tender flame-grilled pork ribs, succulent pulled pork, savory Texas Hot Links and Crack Fried Chicken. Everything you love about an authentic BBQ feast fresh from the grill and all the BBQ sauce you want...it's fired-up barbecue at Rackshack.


Barbecue is almost like a religion, steeped in tradition with a specific set of rules. There's a certain way in preparing barbecue as well as eating it. Break one of the rules and it's no longer legit barbecue. From Kansas to South Carolina and Texas and the rest of the world, barbecue is a culinary institution that measures authenticity with the quality and cut of the meat, the spices and seasonings to rub the slab, the number of hours in the smoker, and the type of sauce used to baste and glaze the meat. But if you want to have fun with your own rules and enjoy ridiculously good barbecue at your own pace, there's an exciting new place just for you. From the same group that brought you Racks and the best ribs in town comes another innovative dining concept to take your BBQ dining experience to the next level at Rackshack. Ready to experience barbecue without boundaries? Read on and discover fired up barbecue at Rackshack...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Shangri-La Tale Unfolds...

It was an evening unlike any other. Then again, special evenings at Shangri-La are always memorable as a Shangri-La Tale unfolds for yet another unforgettable chapter...


It was an evening inspired by classic tales, recreated with lavish and masterfully executed set designs matched with impeccable cuisine. It's a major production, as Shangri-La Hotels hosted an appreciation dinner for friends, media and influencers in an evening of sights, sounds and flavors blending seamlessly in a layered tapestry of sensory elements. It's the way they do it Shangri-La, and for one evening, we immersed ourselves in an epic tableau of elegant performances and indulgent cuisine at Shangri-La at The Fort (for more on Shangri-La's themed and concept-driven culinary experiences, see my earlier post, Feeding Your Mood in Five Acts: Shangri-La's The Table by Golden Circle).

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

#GoodFoodGoodMood: New Dishes for the Urbanite Palate at Flatiron 1771 Modern Diner

It's a known fact that food affects your mood. And when you need some good vibes to start and end the day, you can always head on over to Flatiron 1771 Modern Diner for their comforting staples. Better yet, why not try their new dishes? Here's more new dishes to get you in that comforting mood, from starters to mains and desserts...


Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco churns out an impressive list of new dishes for Flatiron 1771, almost twenty dishes in all, offering diners even more tasty options for a comforting meal. The repertoire of new dishes include innovative spins on classic flavors while remaining consistent with the culinary concept and philosophy of Flatiron 1771 (for more on Flatiron 1771's signature dishes, see my post, Urban Comfort Food, Hot Off The Griddle at Flatiron 1771). Read on for a peek on what's new at Flatiron 1771...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What's in the Fridge: Say Cheese with Holly's Kesong Puti...

A late afternoon fridge raid yields a cheesy surprise...


And not just any cheese. This one's straight from the farm. A rustic and local white cheese made with farm-fresh milk, it's the perfect afternoon snack paired with pandesal or any crusty bread straight out of the oven toaster and a freshly brewed cup of coffee. From the makers of Carmen's Best Ice Cream, Holly's Kesong Puti saves the day in another successful fridge raid...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Five Star A La Carte: A Peek at the New Cucina A La Carte Signature Dishes

New a la carte dishes add another tasty layer to the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star experience at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Cucina...


Executive Chef Alisdair Bletcher of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila introduces a new a la carte menu at Cucina offering guests and diners even more tasty options during their visit at one of the world's finest luxury Five Star properties as rated by Forbes Travel Guide for 2017 (for more on the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star experience at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, see my earlier post, Exceptional Service That Exceeds Expectations: A Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Staycation at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila). Read on for a peek at the new a la carte dishes of Cucina...

Friday, October 20, 2017

Now Boarding: Marriott Manila Opens Manila Life Cafe at NAIA 3

Leaving from and returning to Manila starts and ends with a tasty encounter at Manila Life Cafe. NAIA Terminal 3 now has a new and flavorful dining option for travelers...


Manila Life Cafe by Marriott Manila adds local flavors to classic western favorites for a unique dining experience at NAIA Terminal 3. From All-Day Breakfasts, Manila Tacos and Burgers, Mama's Comfort Bowls and the Manila Street Food Platter, Manila Life Cafe offers travelers and visitors to Manila a tasty introduction to local flavors. Now open at NAIA Terminal 3, welcome aboard Manila Life Cafe...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Top Fusions: Inspired New Dishes at Chili's...

It's the delicate balance of contrasting notes, blending seamlessly for a new flavor experience. At Chili's, they call it Top Fusions...


Chili's celebrates unique flavors fused to perfection in a selection of all-new dishes, including starters and savory mains to dessert with Top Fusions. The new dishes offer diners a glimpse of Chili's innovative culinary style, going beyond the borders of Southwestern flavors drawing tasty cues from Latin American cuisine. Read on for a tasty peek at Chili's Top Fusions...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#911ShrimpFever: Unlimited Shrimps for Only P 911 for Two at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

When one order of Sambal, Boiled or Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimps at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps just isn't enough to satisfy your seafood cravings...


Unlimited shrimps? You got it. With Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps' 911 Shrimp Fever, a month-long shrimp feast for only P 911 for two persons from October 30 to December 8, 2017 in all Metro Manila and Davao branches. Get your bibs on and dig in, it's always fun to be messy at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps..

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Maya Kitchen: Good Food For Over Fifty Years

There's no other name that's so comfortingly familiar and synonymous to home baking and well-loved like The Maya Kitchen. And it continues to be the leading local brand and top-of-mind when it comes to fluffy pancakes and more...


For over fifty years, The Maya Kitchen has touched the lives of countless generations with their premium cake mixes making homestyle baking quick, easy, accessible and convenient. Simply open up a box and you're good to go...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Perfect Starts on the Last Day of Chef Chin Gallegos-Bagis' Modern Spanish Cuisine at Spectrum

It was the last day for Chef Chin Gallegos-Bagis' unique take on Modern Spanish Cuisine at Spectrum, and just like the preview a week earlier, it's all about perfect starts. From the very first bite from the first plate of appetizers followed by even more tasty nibbles from succeeding plates, perfect starts always sets the tone for your dining experience at Spectrum...


And perfect starts are always expected at Spectrum with its wide range of dishes supplemented by the unique and inventive cuisine of private chef Chin Gallegos-Bagis of Pio's Kitchen. On the final day of Modern Spanish Cuisine by Chef Chin at Spectrum, I go for one more round of tasty appetizers for another perfect start...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Reliving the Iconic Flavors of San Francisco with See's Candies...

It's a tasty piece of the iconic city's rich flavors, draped in indulgent chocolate and delicately packed in a box...


Since 1921, See's Candies has served a selection of decadent chocolate treats to generations of loyal customers. And receiving a box of San Francisco's famous See's Candies just brought back a lot fond memories from a road trip in the US some seven years ago (more on that epic road trip on my blog's very first post here at A Thousand Miles). More than just a box of chocolates, it's the best of San Francisco in a box...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rockin' at City of Dreams Manila's Oktoberfest

City of Dreams Manila rolls out the barrels, benches and tables and a whole lot of fun for Oktoberfest...


It's Oktoberfest at City of Dreams Manila, kicked off with a rockin' launch last October 12, 2017 at the Grand Ballroom with an exclusive celebration for the resort's key corporate and travel accounts followed by another celebration open to the public on October 13 with overflowing beer, sausages, German delicacies, rock bands and barrels of fun. And City of Dreams Manila kicks it off in a grand and massive scale, bringing the rich and diverse flavors of German cuisine with a selection of the finest beers to the integrated resort. Read on for a feel of the Oktoberfest celebrations...at City of Dreams of Manila.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Exceptional Service That Exceeds Expectations: A Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Staycation at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Memorable weekends with a five star touch...


Providing exceptional service that exceeds expectations, it's a commitment and a promise that highlights every visit to Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. It's also one of many intangible details that describes your stay at one of the world's finest five star properties for 2017 rated by the Forbes Travel Guide. At Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, it's all about meaningful journeys, and it all begins with a warm smile the minute you enter starting a long chain of memorable experiences...

Monday, October 9, 2017

#CelebrateReal With #RealGoodVitasoy

From Hong Kong, China, and Australia, have a refreshing sip from the The Soy Experts with Vitasoy, now available in the Philippines...


Vitasoy is the #1 Soy Milk Brand in Hong Kong, China, Australia, and New Zealand providing real taste, nutrition, and sustainability in handy and convenient bottles. Real soy, real good, that's what you get with every sip from each bottle. Nutrition and wholesome deliciousness, that's a winning combo. Read on for more on The Soy Experts and Vitasoy...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Frozen: Starbucks New Teavana Frozen Teas

 Starbucks gives you two good reasons to chill with a whole lot of flavor...


Starbucks expands their successful Teavana line of handcrafted tea-based beverages with a refreshing duo, the new Teavana Frozen Teas (P 150 Tall/P 165 Grande/P 180 Vernti) in Frozen Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls and Frozen Chamomile Tea with Kyoho Grape and Aloe. Soothing and full of flavor, it's another new way of enjoying tea with a cool spin. And two new reasons to chill at your nearest Starbucks...
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