Thursday, April 30, 2015

Taking Care of the Kids at Burgers & Brewskies

Bring the kids...

...and let the kids enjoy some of Burgers & Brewskies' Kid's Grub while you enjoy your beer and burger.

Choose Your Beer, Choose Your Burger, At Burgers & Brewskies

Burgers and beer, always a winning pair. 

And you can always enjoy this winning combo at Burgers & Brewskies. Time to choose your burger and your beer at Burgers & Brewskies...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prince Albert Rotisserie Introduces New Dishes from IHG Culinary Ambassadors

The country's premier fine dining establishment, Prince Albert Rotisserie, introduces the world's best flavors in a variety of plated masterpieces...  

InterContinental Manila's legendary Prince Albert Rotisserie brings the unique creations of five of the world's best chefs into its ala carte menu, with signature dishes from the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Culinary Ambassadors program. The new signature dishes, each prepared by IHG's best chefs, offer an exciting culinary experience with a variety of rich flavors, textures, and style drawing inspiration from a diverse range of cuisines from IHG Culinary Ambassadors.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buzzed@4: Beer, Bacon, and Shrooms at the Boiler Room Pop-Up

So what happens when Marco Lobregat, Jeremy Slagle and Chip Vega pop-up in one place? Good times.

Buzzed@4 brought together beer, bacon and shrooms in one incredible pop-up last April 25, 2015 at the Boiler Room. Local craft beers by Craftpoint, bacon by Mr Delicious, and shrooms by Ministry of Mushrooms make for one awesome collaborative combination...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Scenes and Flavors at Madrid Fusion Manila's Fiesta by the Bay

The best of Filipino cuisine takes the spotlight at Madrid Fusion Manila in a festival of diverse local flavors at Fiesta by the Bay...

The first day's activities for the recently concluded Madrid Fusion Manila kicked-off with a festive feast at SM By the Bay, dubbed Fiesta by the Bay, and offered visiting international chefs and delegates a unique taste of local cuisine. The most anticipated culinary event of the year, Madrid Fusion Manila brought together the world's best in an epic celebration of food.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Holy Grail and Twist and Stout at The Perfect Pint

A deep, golden hued Double IPA, and dark stout with chocolate...a classic signature craft beer and an exciting and inventive new brew. At The Perfect Pint, there's always something brewing...

Almost a year after it opened, The Perfect Pint continues to live up to its chosen advocacy serving the very best premium local craft brews as well as supporting the local artisan brewing community. The Perfect Pint's creative and playful seasonal brews are more than enough reasons to visit and discover a new flavor experience, or simply rediscovering the signature brews on tap. And you can always find that perfect pint at The Perfect Pint to make any day even better. And that day, The Perfect Pint had a new brew with a cool chocolate twist...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jack Daniel for Lunch at TGI Friday's

Sweet and smoky, with a hint of Tennessee in each flavorful bite. Nothing like a lunch date with JD at TGI Friday's...

TGI Friday's has perfected the comforting smoky sweet flavors of Tennessee with its signature Jack Daniel's Grill, a collection of savory dishes with each one fire-grilled and basted with the Jack Daniel's glaze. A rich blend of toasted garlic, cayenne, Tabasco pepper sauce, and a dash of Jack Daniel for rustic Tennessee notes add bold and distinct flavors to grilled chicken, seafood, pork and beef.  Jump-start the weekend with a taste of Jack Daniel at TGI Friday's... 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Food News: Unilever Food Solutions Shares 2015's Emerging Food Trends

The growing sophistication of the local palate and pervasive presence of social media remain key drivers in the continuing transformation of the local culinary landscape.  Unilever Food Solutions shares the emerging food trends for 2015 to guide local food entrepreneurs in navigating the ever-changing road map to the modern consumer.

Unilever Food Solutions releases the second wave of emerging food trends in the ever-growing and rapidly evolving local food scene, providing valuable insights to aid food entrepreneurs in developing appropriate and relevant concepts in an increasingly competitive marketplace (for more on Unilever Food Solutions' first wave of key food trends, see my previous post here at Access to travel, information and technology have created a more sophisticated consumer, and maintaining relevance with the modern consumer remains a mandatory business-driven objective for all restaurant owners (pictured above is Livestock's signature Crackling Pork Belly, see my previous post here at for more on Livestock's pork dishes).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Look, New Dishes, and All-Time Favorites at Super Bowl of China

Something old, and something new...

Since it first opened in 2001, Super Bowl of China has long been known for its comforting and affordable Cantonese-style cuisine. And it just got better, with a refreshed new look and vibe...

Monday, April 20, 2015

What's Hot? Four Seasons Hotpot City

The hottest thing in hotpot is now open at SM By The Bay...

From the same group behind Vikings Luxury Buffet comes another hot buffet concept, Four Seasons Hotpot City, offering diners a new and unique dining experience. It's simply the hottest thing on the buffet food scene in the metro...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Day at the Market: The Farmers Market Day Tour

It's been said that the best way to know any city in the world, one should first visit the local market and discover what the locals eat to get a feel of the local vibe. For over forty years, the iconic Farmers Market remains an undisputed landmark in the heart of Araneta Center, with the freshest local produce and ingredients sourced from all over the country.  

And for a day, you can reacquaint yourself with this institution once more with the first ever Farmers Market Day Tour, in line with the month-long gastronomic feast "Flavors of the Philippines" by the Department of Tourism. The tour brings you around the world-class market and experience up close the freshest produce the country has to offer, and is Araneta Center's contribution to the festival of food-related events and activities aimed to highlight the Philippines as a gourmet capital in Asia. And with Madrid Fusion Manila just around the corner, Farmers Market will once again be at the center of it all.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Madrid Fusion Manila: The World's Best at SM Supermalls

A shared history, heritage and passion for food, and more than 300 years of meaningful connections. And it all comes together with Madrid Fusion Manila... 

From April 24 to 26, 2015, one of the world's most anticipated culinary festivals will celebrate this shared linkage through food in one epic gastronomical event where the world's top chefs share their culinary innovations taking the dining experience to the next level. And at the center of it all is SM Supermalls as it plays host to this historic culinary event.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunset at Holiday Inn's Oz Bar

Nothing quite like catching the sunset with a cool cocktail. At Oz Bar, you get two cocktails for the price one at the roof deck of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati while watching the sun slowly set behind the Makati skyline...  

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati recently launched a new two-for-one promotion for its signature cocktails at Citron Lobby and Oz Bar to introduce its new drink and bar snack menu, dubbed as the BAR150. All your favorite cocktails, paired with some seriously good bar snacks, while catching the sunset at the roof deck. Now, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bruichladdich and Morning Glory at the Rye Tasting Room

"Forty-year old Bruichladdich. I only drink this when I'm practically suicidal," a grumpy and noticeably irritated Mike Pomeroy, played by Harrison Ford, mutters as he points at the iconic bottle. It's a fitting tribute to one of Scotland's iconic single malts, and the only distiller to distill, mature, and bottle all its whiskey on the Isle of Islay. 

Bruichladdich is just one of the many premium single malts from the Rye Tasting Room's Master of Malt Whiskey Tasting Series, with an extensive selection of the world's finest single malts, including the very best from Scotland and Japan.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pizza, Porchetta and Pancetta at Il Ponticello's Brunchissimo

Pizza for the kids, Porchetta and unlimited Pancetta for the adults. Sounds like a perfect Saturday Brunch to me...

Il Ponticello offers its sumptuous Tuscan-style brunch, Brunchissimo, every Saturday with their line of signature brunch dishes, including their best-selling Porchetta. And unlimited Pancetta too. Plus, the kids can make their very own Pizza Santino. Now that's one serious brunch.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Taste of Tim Ho Wan

The previous year was a good year for the local food scene, with the entry of famed international names adding more flavor, and quite a lot of buzz, to an increasingly competitive landscape. One of those much anticipated names is Tim Ho Wan, with their signature Big 4 Heavenly Kings and authentic dimsum...  

Tim Ho Wan brings one of the world's best signature dimsum dishes to the metro, offering both authenticity and superior value for a winning combination and a unique dimsum dining experience.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weaving Unique Flavours at Flavours Cafe & Bar by Chef Fham

Classic comfort food made from scratch, using the freshest ingredients. It's a philosophy that's taken to heart by Chef Fham Sarmiento, and it shows in each and every dish at Flavours Cafe & Bar.

Old favorites and familiar classics weave in with inventive dishes with playful twists for a wide range of flavors by Chef Fham. Here's a rundown on what you can expect at Flavours Cafe & Bar...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

All You Can Eat Steaks at Corniche

All the steaks you want, and more...

Diamond Hotel Philippines' Platter of the Americas themed buffet showcases the very best of classic All-American flavors, including premium and succulent steaks fresh off the grill at their signature Corniche Restaurant. After all, nothing defines the richness of American cuisine better than a perfectly grilled steak.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Take Home Treats: Take Home Your Pinkberry

Can't have enough of Pinkberry? Then take it home with you...

Bring home Pinkberry's swirly goodness to satisfy any sudden craving, available in convenient take-home sizes. And it's just what you need to beat the summer heat...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dining Well and Dining Right at Wasabi Warriors

Eat good. Do good. Feel good. You can do all Wasabi Warriors.

The global sushi chain from Australia, Wasabi Warriors, opens its very first Philippine franchise in Century City, Makati, offering diners their own unique brand of dining well...and dining right.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Twelve Inventive Pasta Dishes in the Metro

There's probably no other dish that's as versatile as pasta, with its wide and colorful palette of global flavors ranging from classic old world and traditional to modern, playful, and creative fusions of international cuisine. Here's a quick rundown on some of the most inventive and flavorful pasta dishes in the metro...

Marmalade Kitchen's Black Ink Pasta with Shrimps. The rich flavors of freshly made squid ink pasta adds a whole new dimension with its distinct briny notes. Marmalade Kitchen combines their freshly made black-ink pasta with a flavorful tomato cream sauce, topped with plump shrimps and clams. The subtle sweetness of the shrimps and juicy clams play well with the mildly salty squid ink pasta for balanced flavors. Each bite delivers the bold notes of the ocean, with the tomato cream sauce adding that whisper of tartness to complete the dish. See more of Marmalade Kitchen's comforting dishes on my previous post here at

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Southwestern Flavors with Chili's New Chipotle Beef Sirloin

Classic Southwestern flavors on a tender slab of premium beef, grilled to perfection...

Chili's introduces its new Chipotle Beef Sirloin, topped with smoke-dried jalapeno blended with creamy butter for that distinct Southwestern flavor.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Taking It A Notch Higher at Tipple & Slaw

Just how can you improve on a tried and tested classic? Leave it to Chef Francis Lim of Tipple & Slaw to reinvent your favorite classic comfort food with a creative and inventive twist...

Chef Francis Lim whips out new new dishes and cool version upgrades on current menu items, taking your dining experience a notch higher at Tipple & Slaw.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Teppanyaki Feast at Osaka Ohsho

The world's number 1 Gyoza chain adds an exciting line-up of flavorful dishes with its all-new Teppanyaki Festival with eight all-original teppanyaki dishes, and eight new reasons to visit Osaka Ohsho... 

Seafood, pork, beef, and vegetables prepared in the classic teppanyaki style, each one prepared on a traditional Japanese iron griddle, for another taste of Japan's rich and diverse culinary heritage. And you can find all these, including their signature and world-famous gyoza, at Osaka Ohsho.

Friday, April 3, 2015

And Because It's Friday...Time for the Friday Special at Shakey's

For those days when the usual just won't do...

...there's always the Friday Special from Shakey's. 

Food News: Chef Cyrille Soenen Honored as Master Chef

Executive Chef Cyrille Soenen brings the Philippines to the world stage...

Executive Chef Cyrille Soenen of Resorts World Manila's Impressions fine dining French restaurant was recently honored and recognized by the prestigious Maitres Cuisiniers de France, the most envied and exclusive title that chefs around the world aspire for, as Master Chef of France. The Master Chefs of France are often given the highest classification in restaurant guides, and regularly mentioned in the world's leading food and travel magazines. The world's leading chefs, the Meillieurs Ouvriers de France, belong to this exclusive association.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sundays at Salcedo with LuLu's Crab Cakes and The Ultimate Pork Chop

Sundays at Salcedo Street unveils another facet of the busy strip, a more relaxed and casual vibe in sharp contrast with the usual hectic pace during regular weekdays at the heart of the Makati CBD. It's also the perfect day to enjoy an unhurried meal at your own pace. Just what you need for The Ultimate Pork Chop at LuLu's...

A massive slab of tender, juicy bone-in pork chop at Lulu's just feels so right on a Sunday. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sushi Tuesdays at Yumi

It's Tuesday, time for Sushi Tuesdays at Yumi...

After Ramen Mondays, enjoy Yumi's signature line of sushi with its special Sushi Tuedsays treat, a cool buy one take one deal all day long...
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