Saturday, January 30, 2016

An Evening of Rare Distinction: The Macallan Rare Cask

An obsession with wood, and a passion for unrivalled craftsmanship and quality since 1824 come together in an exquisite masterpiece...The Macallan Rare Cask.

The Macallan Rare Cask is among the most precious and scarce in the world of single malt whisky, a true rarity specially crafted by The Macallan's Master Whisky Maker from a small batch of maturing casks and a decadent addition to the legendary core range of expressions. In one memorable dinner at Blackbird, The Macallan Rare Cask shared its precious secrets and opened up a whole new world of possibilities for an evening of rare distinction...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Drop Your Anchor for the Freshest Catch.

Drop your anchor, and feast on the freshest catch at Salcedo Village's newest dining hot spot...

Recently opened in December just last year, Catch adds a fresh and elegant spin to the emerging food scene along L.P. Leviste Street in Makati's Salcedo Village. From the freshest ceviches to seafood cured in citrus, Catch is the only gourmet modern seafood restaurant along L.P. Leviste with its unique, contemporary and urbane style.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Feast for the Senses at Astoria Plaza's Minami Saki

What makes Japanese cuisine so special and distinct is that it first feeds the eye before the palate, where each dish is plated with zen-like artistry. And Executive Chef Kimito Katagiri shares his masterful creations Minami Saki at Astoria Plaza.   

Let Executive Chef Kimito Katagiri take you on a memorable feast for the senses, with authentic Japanese flavors infused with his modern and creative touch at Astoria Plaza's Minami Saki.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Prosperity, Health, and Good Food: Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Crystal Jade Dining IN

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with a traditional Chinese feast, and usher in luck, wealth, prosperity, and some flavorful dishes for good measure...  

Crystal Jade Dining IN celebrates the Year of the Monkey with its indulgent Set Menus to help you start the year right. Take a flavorful peek at some of Crystal Jade Dining IN's traditional Chinese Lunar New Year dishes, and feel the good vibes for the Year of the Monkey.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Washoku: A Taste of Japan in Manila

The freshest seasonal ingredients at its flavorful peak and a well-balanced, healthy the rich traditional flavors of Washoku.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) recently held a special cooking demonstration dubbed "Taste of Japan in Manila" with noted Japanese Chef Machiko Chiba showcasing Washoku, a traditional Japanese cuisine incorporating the best of Japanese culture. Respect for nature, seasonality, and well-balanced nutrition form the core of the Washoku culinary philosophy, with Chef Machiko Chiba sharing her recipes last January 21, 2016 at Restaurant 9501. Simple, yet rich and uncluttered flavors were highlighted in seven dishes prepared by Chef Machiko Chiba, providing yet another taste of Japan's unique culinary heritage.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Bubbly Brunch: A Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred

Jamon Iberico. Australian Rack of Lamb. US Angus Ribeye. Bagnet. And free-flowing's the Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred.

The new Makati Diamond Residences will soon be launching its indulgent and impressive Weekend Champagne Brunch at Alfred, the hotel's elegant 24-hour all-day dining restaurant, at a special introductory price. It's a deal worth booking a reservation as early as now for the January 31, 2016 launch.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Taste of Spain Right at Your Doorstep with Arrozeria's Paella Valenciana

There's nothing quite like a comforting serving of paella prepared in the traditional and rustic style from the kitchen of Chef Chele Gonzalez. Now you can have rich and authentic Spanish flavors delivered directly to your home... 

You can enjoy Arrozeria's extensive line of signature paellas and Spanish dishes at home, with just one phone call.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Take Off with Craftpoint Brewing Company's The Beer Explorer Club

Take a 6-pack for an extraordinary beer flight and boldly embark on a journey far away from the usual beer experience...

Craftpoint Brewing Company introduces The Beer Explorer Club, an innovative monthly beer subscription club showcasing the very best local artisan brews. As a member of The Beer Explorer Club, you will receive a boxed 6-Pack from Craftpoint Brewing Company every month, but not just any ordinary 6-Pack. Each package will contain three of Craftpoint Brewing Company's signature brews, plus three new brews for the month. Ready for a unique beer adventure? Read on...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

At The Source of Carmen's Best's Freshness at Real Fresh Dairy Farm

The freshest, all natural milk. It's what makes Carmen Best Ice Cream special, the way ice cream should be...

...and in one memorable day trip, I get a rare chance to visit the very source of Carmen's Best's near legendary creamy freshness at the Real Fresh Dairy Farm and Laguna Creamery Processing Plant located in Bay, Laguna.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Homegrown Flavors Bloom at the Mandala Park Weekend Market

The best of the metro's innovative homegrown flavors and concepts converge at the Mandala Park...

The Mandala Park transforms into an oasis of fresh and inventive flavors showcasing a curated listing of merchants with their locally sourced and crafted produce. It's the Mandala Park Weekend Market, read on and take a virtual tour of the metro's best homegrown products...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mediterranean Flavors: A Late Sunday Lunch at Tapenade

It's one of those Sunday afternoons when a sudden craving for lamb chops kicks in, and you know just the right place...

...and your unexpected craving leads you to Discovery Primea's Tapenade to end the week on a high note.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Go Big at The Big Cheese! Pizza

Pizza and pasta that's big on flavor, at The Big Cheese! Pizza...

The Big Cheese! Pizza introduces its own brand of bold and upfront flavors with its line of signature pizza and pasta, offering both flavor and superior value. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Spices Under the Stars at The Peninsula Manila

The soothing heat of authentic Thai spices under the cool and star-filled evening's Spices Under the the Stars at The Peninsula Manila.

The Peninsula Manila's Spices takes Thai dining to a whole new experience, with Spices Under the Stars with traditional Thai cuisine by the pool side. Spicy green papaya salad and some savory sate under the stars...and I'm there.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Plates and Bowls at Dad's World Buffet

You've probably entertained thoughts of packing an overnighter and going away, at a whim, for a new adventure. Seeing the world is a scenario that's both captivating and fascinating, yet sadly, sometimes the demands of the real world make it nothing more than just a pleasant thought. But the emergence of a vibrant culinary scene right here in the metro can virtually transport you anywhere in the world...    

Instead of a passport or plane ticket, simply pick up a plate and a bowl and taste the world at Dad's World Buffet. And the best part, you can be back to the real world after lunch. Or dinner. Start with some Spanish style Gambas and plot your next culinary destination with another plate. It's that simple, and tasty too, at Dad's World Buffet (for more on Dad's World Buffet, check out my previous post here). 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Extending Good Vibes with J. Co Donuts & Coffee's Forest Glam

Christmas may be over, but why not let the Yuletide vibe linger just a little while longer...

You can, with J. Co Donuts & Coffee's new Forest Glam donut. And why not, extending some good vibes is always a pretty good idea...and it tastes pretty good too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quick Bites: Going for a Winning Pair at Go-en Ramen

Seafood or Pork? Why not have both...

And my craving for seafood and pork ramen leads me back to Go-en Ramen (for more on Go-en Ramen, see my previous post here).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

International Flavors at Novotel Manila's Food Exchange

Discover the best of international cuisine, at Quezon City's newest luxury hotel...

Novotel Manila Araneta Center brings the best of the world to Quezon City with its elegant buffet selection at the Food Exchange.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Novotel Manila: Luxury Comes to Quezon City

Rising high above Araneta Center, a new standard of luxury comes to Quezon City...

The first Novotel property in the country and part of the global ACCOR Hotels group, Novotel Manila Araneta Center brings its own distinct brand of luxury to Quezon City. Read on and step inside the newest luxury hotel this side of the metro...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Comforting Asian Flavors at Marriott Manila's Mian

Rice, noodles, or soup. Your call. Simply pick up your chopsticks and get ready for comforting Asian flavors at Mian...

The new and impressive Marriott Grand Ballroom not only features the country's largest ballroom, but several options for a tasty meal or a light snack that's equally big on flavor at reasonable price points. And if it's Filipino or Asian flavors you're after, head on over to Mian...

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rock the Bap at Rock & Seoul Bibimbap Bar

You can enjoy the comforting and familiar flavors of traditional Bibimbap, or you can Rock the Bap with some inventive Bibimbap Rock & Seoul Bibimbap Bar.  

The Relish Group, the same group behind Osaka Ohsho, Wee Nam Kee, Kumori Japanese Bakery , Seoul Station, and Bird House, introduces their newest dining concept to rock the local food scene, Rock & Seoul Bibimbap Bar. A homegrown concept, Rock & Seoul Bibimbap Bar rocks the bap with its inventive take on the traditional Korean Bibimbap... 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Bite and Sip: Scout's Honor Craft Cookie Shop's Craft Cookie Milkshake Version Upgrade

And just when you thought a good thing couldn't be topped and made even does. At Scout's Honor Craft Cookie Shop.

Scout's Honor Craft Cookie Shop presents the version upgrade of their signature Craft Milkshakes, literally and figuratively topping the previous original version with its new look.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ready for Cookie Camp at Scout's Honor Craft Cookie Shop

New cookie creations to kick off the new year. Ready for Cookie Camp...

Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lottilla open the year with new and inventive cookie creations at Scout's Honor Craft Cookie Shop, promising new flavor experiences to start the new year right.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Quick Bites: Sausages, Steak, and Beer at Draft Gastro Pub

A good steak, cold beer, and some sausages...time for a quick lunch at Draft Gastro Pub. 

And it's not your usual lunch. It's comforting pub grub with a beefy punch for lunch, at Draft Gastro Pub.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Looking Back, and Looking Forward: A Post Holiday Celebration at F1 Hotel Manila

It's been an amazing journey, with yet another year ahead of exciting and new flavor experiences, and good friends along the way...

Since I started my food blog some years back, I've met some amazing people who shared the same passion for good food, known collectively and simply as the KTG, as well as some inspiring entrepreneurs and key movers in the food industry. And through the years, they've become good friends. And for one day, they all came together with their families for a post holiday celebration at F1 Hotel Manila for an opportunity to look back, and look forward to another awesome year ahead...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

More Than the Usual: Meet the X-Tra Long Chicken Burger

Extra tasty, extra filling, and extra long...

Six long inches of fresh and tasty ingredients and special sauces for extra flavor, Burger King's X-Tra Long Chicken Burger definitely rules all other chicken burgers. Nothing like starting the new year right with one of last year's favorites...

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pork Love at Tonkatsu Maisen

Starting the new year with something familiar yet refreshingly different...  

It's sukiyaki with an inventive twist, Tonkatsu Maisen's Pork Sukiyaki adds a unique spin to this Japanese classic with tender strips of tenderloin katsu in a light broth with vegetables. And the new year is off to a good start...