Sunday, October 20, 2019

Nostalgic Cuisine Recreated at Talisay The Garden Cafe by Chef Tatung in Maginhawa Street

There's somethin' cookin' along Maginhawa Street, with each dish taking you back in time when simple yet hearty food was shared with friends and family on a lavish dining table warming both the palate and heart...


Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou unfolds yet another flavorful chapter in a culinary journey that began with his curated private dining establishment several years back in the same neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from the dishes he grew up with, Chef Tatung invites you to his table...at Talisay The Garden Cafe

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Sandwich That Started It All: Earl of Sandwich Opens in SM Megamall

Who knew a card game one night back in 1762 would change the way we eat bread? Well, it did. It was an ordinary evening just like any other, but when the 4th Earl of Sandwich asked for a serving of roast beef to be placed between two slices of bread during a card game, little did he know that his hand-held feast would be an enduring global favorite. That evening almost three hundred years ago, the sandwich was born... 


You could say it's the next best thing to sliced bread. That night back in 1762 would forever change how we eat bread, making it an everyday household staple loved all over the world known by the name of John Montagu's noble title, the sandwich. Tender roast beef between two slices of bread, it's the sandwich that started it all. Lord John Montagu, the 11th Earl of Sandwich, recreates this culinary milestone with the chain of restaurants named Earl of Sandwich in 2004. And it's now in Manila...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew Brings Their Festive Latin Vibe to O Square 2 Greenhills

Finally, you don't have to go far to experience the festive flavors of South American cuisine...


Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew opens its second branch at O Square 2 bringing their signature Latin vibe to Greenhills (for more on their Latin-inspired cuisine, see my previous post, Cool Latin Vibes at Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew from three years back). The Latin-inspired menu offers fresh and bold flavors as colorful as the vibrant hues of their murals recreating the rich culinary heritage down south of the border and Latin America. Get ready for a fiesta of flavors...at Tittos Latin BBQ & Brew. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Passion for Clean, Uncomplicated Flavors Re-Ignited at Nanka Japanese Steakhouse

The bustling Quezon City neighborhood probably has more steakhouses than most, but one steakhouse cuts through the clutter with its distinctive Japanese spin...


The constantly evolving culinary landscape is all about change, adapting to it and keeping in step. We've seen trends come and go, but sometimes you need to just stop and return to the basics. Keeping things simple and uncomplicated with real and fresh flavors is often forgotten in the mad rush to be different. Chef Michael Santos takes Nanka Japanese Steakhouse on a different path not only for that much needed differentiation in a densely competitive neighborhood but to showcase a culinary philosophy built around honest and simple flavors masterfully executed. Welcome to Nanka Japanese Steakhouse... 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Start the Season of Feasting and Say Hola! to the New Holaday Boards and the New Lechon Cubano from Gringo...

It's that time of the year once again when endless rounds of feasting with family and friends bring on the holiday vibe. The guys at Gringo have been busy preparing their new dishes just for the holidays...


Gringo welcomes Holiday 2019 with a new dish and sumptuous food boards to get you in the holiday groove. Gringo kicks-off this year's season of feasting with the new Lechon Cubano and lavish Holaday Boards filled with all your favorite signature bestsellers. Say Hola! to good food and good times...at Gringo.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Secret's Out...Makati Shangri-La, Manila Unveils The Den.

Look for the bank behind Makati Shangri-La, Manila, head up the fire escape and discover the metro's newest nightlife destination...


Mysterious yet temptingly seductive, Makati Shangri-La, Manila unveils yet another novel concept for a limited two-month run guaranteed to spice up your next night out. It's all happening here...at The Den, the newest nightlife hideout at the heart of Ayala Center.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Turning Japanese with Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen...

Everyone loves her savory Porcini Wagyu Prime Rib Roast and elegant Black Truffle Roast Turkey with Black Truffle Risotto Stuffing. And her rich Lengua en Salsa Porcini. And now, Bambi Reyes-Javelosa of Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen turns Japanese with her new offerings...


You don't need a reason to celebrate with Japanese food. A last minute and spontaneous get-together with friends at home or a sudden celebration at the office, you can always count on Bambi Reyes-Javelosa of Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen to save the day. And if you're craving for Japanese just like everyone else, Bambi's Gourmet Kitchen now offers all your Japanese favorites. Any day just becomes even more special with Japanese food...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

State of the Adobo Nation: The Adobo Queen and Team Adobo Comes To Holiday Inn Makati's Flavors Restaurant

There is, perhaps, no other local dish that defines our culinary heritage and brings us together like the iconic Adobo. There are as many adobo variations as there are regions, yet the dish binds us together. It's no surprise then that Adobo is considered by many as the undisputed national dish...


The Adobo Queen, Nancy Reyes Lumen, and her Adobo Team brings the much-loved Filipino classic in all its regional variations and creative executions to Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's all-day dining restaurant, Flavors Restaurant for the whole month of October. It's a collaboration that explores and traces the roots of the dish as well as showcase inspired and inventive adobo creations for new flavor experiences.

Think of it as a culinary homecoming, and there's no better place than Flavors Restaurant (for more on Flavors Restaurant, see my earlier posts, The Poke Bowls Are back at Holiday Inn & Suites' Flavors Restaurant on their popular Poke Bowls, Pancakes, Waffles and Rustic Mornings at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's Flavors Restaurant from last year, Poke Bowl Days at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, and All-American: The American Food Festival and Burger Bar at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's Flavors Restaurant on my first visit to Flavors Restaurant back in 2017).

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Carnivores on Deck: The Carnivore 4-Hands Dinner at Discovery Primea's Flame Restaurant

Sinigang, lechon baka, sinampalukan, bistek...just some of the classic and familiar local flavors that nourished and delighted our palates growing up. In one special evening, Chefs Sau del Rosario and Luis Chikiamco transforms these popular Filipino favorites using some of the world's finest beef, lamb and pork...


Chefs Sau del Rosario and Luis Chikiamco collaborate for a meaty affair with Carnivore, A Four-Hands Dinner at Discovery Primea's elegant Flame Restaurant reinventing classic Filipino flavors with premium beef, lamb and pork. Think comforting local flavors with prime cuts from Snake River Farms and you get the picture. Read on for an elegant take on local flavors with a savory and meaty spin...

Friday, October 4, 2019

Poblacion Finds: Obama Noodles, Pho and Morning Glory at VBQ Vietnamese Barbeque

Never too timid or shy with flavor, Chef Mikel Zaguirre shares his own take on Vietnamese-inspired street food in Poblacion...


The play on intense and bold flavors is a signature trademark of Mikel Zaguirre, one of the metro's creative chefs. This unabashed and seemingly unapologetic culinary style is highlighted once more in his newest dining concept showcasing the fresh flavors of Vietnamese cuisine at VBQ Vietnamese Barbeque in Makati's Poblacion. Obama Noodles, Pho, Morning Glory and so much more, read on for a tasty peek at Chef Mikel Zaguirre's VBQ Vietnamese Barbeque...
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