Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Very Raffles Weekend...

There are just a handful of prestigious hotel properties in the world that exude a richness and depth of history, old world colonial elegance and charm...


...one of them is Raffles. The very name takes you back to the golden age of travel when Hemingway sought solace with his favorite cocktail at the Long Bar after a long voyage and Maugham indulged in afternoon tea for a taste of home in the tropics. Here in Manila, that same signature style that made Raffles synonymous with an elegance from a bygone era is recreated at Raffles Makati.

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Gentleman's Affair: The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge at The Peninsula Manila

Salon de Ning and The Bar at The Peninsula Manila are transformed once more for a special day. Raise a toast for dad...


Now on its third year, The Peninsula Manila honors dads everywhere with another edition of The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge at Salon de Ning and The Bar (for more on the previous editions of The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge, see my posts, Raising The Bar For Dad: The Pen Ultimate Dream Lounge at The Bar and Salon de Ning from last year and #PenMoments: Adding Coolness to Dad's Day at The Peninsula Manila's Pen Ultimate Father's Day from two years ago on my other travel blog). From cocktails to tasty and indulgent bites, personal grooming to the latest in bespoke sartorial elegance, hobbies and big bikes, The Pen Ultimate Father's Day Dream Lounge raises the bar with a curated selection just for dad...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Grilling For The Weekend at Gyu-Kaku

It's the weekend, and it's time for grilling...


The table-top grills are ready and all fired-up for you for the weekend at Gyu-Kaku with a lavish Japanese-style feast (for more on Gyu-Kaku, see my previous post, Eat-All-You-Can Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku, All-Day, Everyday...). Let's start grilling...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Reality Bites Reboot: New Virtual Reality Attractions and Awesome Fish and Chips at City of Dreams Manila's The Garage

The Garage at City of Dreams Manila upgrades its menu of attractions with new VR options and probably the best fish and chips this side of the metro... 


Since its opening in October last year, The Garage at City of Dreams Manila has set the benchmark for entertainment and dining with state-of-the-art VR attractions paired with a curated selection of sumptuous dining options (for more on The Garage, see my earlier post, Reality Bites: Virtual Reality and Good Food at The VR Zone and Food Park of City of Dreams Manila's The Garage from the launch late last year). And it's leveled up with new virtual reality gaming attractions plus new and tasty additions inspired by the Union Jack. Bring your winning a-game, and your appetite, at City of Dreams Manila's The Garage...   

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Light Yet Grand Mid-Week Lunch at Grand Hyatt Manila's The Grand Kitchen

Inspired by Grand Hyatt Manila's Go Green initiative, I thought it would be a refreshing change of pace to enjoy a light yet sumptuous, and healthier, mid-week lunch at The Grand Kitchen...


...and what a feast. Indulging in the finest and freshest seafood instead of the usual proteins does make you feel better. And if you wish to go all-out, experience Go Green Mondays at Grand Hyatt Manila's The Grand Kitchen where you can discover savory plant-based burgers and sausages by Beyond Meat (more on Green Mondays on my previous post, #GoGreenGoGrand: Grand Hyatt Manila Goes Green in Grand Style). If you can't go on a Monday, The Grand Kitchen still offers a wide array of healthy options for the rest of the week (you can also order Beyond Meat Burgers and Sausages from the A La Carte menu), until you meet their indulgent Baklava and mouth-watering Bicol Express. But all's good. It always is. At The Grand Kitchen. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scott's: New Flavors and Probably The Best Laksa in Town at Ascott Bonifacio Global City

Exciting global cuisine made with the freshest, local ingredients, Ascott Bonifacio Global City unveils its newest culinary concept... 


Ascott Bonifacio Global City recently launched its casual all-day dining restaurant, Scott's, the newest dining destination at The Fort. And here's a secret. It's home to probably the best Laksa in town...

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Elevating Filipino Cuisine: Come Home to S Kitchen's Sunday Fiesta at Sheraton Manila Hotel

Like coming home to a fiesta, Sundays are now even more special at Sheraton Manila Hotel...


Starting June 9, S Kitchen at Sheraton Manila Hotel launches its Sunday Fiesta showcasing a lavish Filipino-inspired buffet spread. The Sunday Fiesta at S Kitchen is an elevated buffet experience with authentic Filipino cuisine alongside international dishes. For only P 2,500 per person, diners can enjoy a sumptuous feast of local and global flavors for lunch from 12nnn to 3pm every Sunday. Think of it as coming home to comforting and nostalgic local flavors...

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Fire and Flavor: Setting The Stage For A Culinary Performance at Teppanya

 The teppan grill becomes a stage for a masterful performance of fire and flavor...


 ...it's at the heart of the elegant interiors at Teppanya where you get front row seats for a lavish teppan feast. Located at the brand new North Towers at SM North Edsa, Teppanya takes the teppan dining experience straight to the mall in Quezon City. And with Father's Day just around the corner, Teppanya is the perfect spot to get together with family and friends. The teppan grills at Teppanya are fired up, read on for a tasty peek...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Come Hungry For The All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum At New World Manila Bay Hotel's Li Li

All the dim sum you want. Steamed, deep-fried and baked. Plus appetizers, main courses, rice, noodles, congee and desserts. It's All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum at New World Manila Bay Hotel's signature Chinese restaurant, Li Li...


Dim sum cravings are once again satisfied with a lavish and sumptuous selection of savory bite-sized pouches of vibrant flavors at Li Li, New World Manila Bay Hotel's fine dining Chinese restaurant. From Monday to Sunday, 12:00 nn to 2:30pm, go all-out with your favorite dim sum and discover new favorites for only P 1,088 net per person. Read on and find out what Li Li has to offer for an epic dim sum lunch...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Sip with the Sizzle: An Elegant Wine Pairing Dinner at Stoned Steaks' The Wine Room

 Stoned Steaks adds a distinctive sizzle to an elegant wine pairing dinner...


Stoned Steaks, known for their premium dry-aged Wagyu beef grilled on special lava stones, unveils their elegant new space ideal for intimate gatherings and corporate meetings with The Wine Room. Wine pairings become a sizzling affair with Executive Chef Errol Van Manuel's curated menu at Stoned Steaks' The Wine Room. In collaboration with Argentina's Terrazas de los Andes and their fine wines, we experienced a memorable sip with the sizzle at The Wine Room...

Monday, June 3, 2019

#TrueToPleasure: Pure Pleasure, Unveiled. Meet The New Limited Edition Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel

Creamy and velvety smooth salted caramel draped in thick and rich Belgian chocolate and Australian macadamias, it's real decadence in an ice cream bar like no other...


Championing real pleasure in the highest, truest standard, Magnum unveils its newest limited edition flavor for pleasure seekers, the Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel. Like all Magnum ice cream bars, the latest addition to its indulgent range is pure indulgence. Read on and unwrap Magnum's newest flavor...

Sunday, June 2, 2019

And Your 2019 Young Talents Escoffier Winner Is...

One of the country's most prestigious annual culinary competitions culminates with a lavish dinner to celebrate a young chef's journey to the global stage...


Now on its ninth year, the 2019 Young Talents Escoffier competition continues the culinary legacy of Auguste Escoffier. That evening, the torch has been passed to a new generation of young chefs selected to lead the movement for the continuous evolution of cuisine, with one chosen to represent the country for the Asia Finals in Hong Kong. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

A Few Good Men (and Women): A Gathering of the Country's Top Culinary Icons and Rising Stars at the 2019 Young Talents Escoffier Competition

A perfectly prepped baked or poached fish elegantly draped in the classic Mornay sauce, it's a traditional dish reflecting the fundamentals of French cuisine. It's also the dish that may launch a stellar career for one of six finalists...


Widely regarded as a pioneer in fine dining, luxury hospitality and elevating French haute cuisine to an elegant and memorable experience, the culinary legacy of Auguste Escoffier lives on with the annual Young Talents Escoffier competition of Disciples Escoffier International Asia. The prestigious competition, now on its ninth year in the Philippines, aims to transfer knowledge to aspiring young local chefs. This is at the very core of the vision and mission of Disciples Escoffier worldwide, maintaining the high standards set by Auguste Escoffier with the next generation of culinary talents. This year, six young candidates have been selected but only one winner has the rare privilege of representing the country and showcase his (or her) talents on the global stage... 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Macaron or Macaroon? It's A French Thing...

That delicately smooth and crisp outer layer on top as fragile as an eggshell matched with lightly ruffled clean and small "feet" on the bottom, the sumptuous filling in the center between two perfectly paired discs capped by its melt-in-your mouth finish with each indulgent bite...start counting your smiles and forget the calories. But say it wrong and you get your grandmother's homemade coconut treat instead...


You've probably seen all the brightest, most vibrant colors and hues of this most decadent nibble, but there's still so much more to discover. The range of colors is probably thicker than most Pantone color guides, and the flavor combinations have gone beyond traditional with inventive creations infused with matcha, foie gras, rosewater and even fermented sour mangoes and bacon. Still, the macaron continues to tempt and entice. And as the local culinary landscape evolves, you can expect even more creative interpretations of this very French delight.       

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Piece of Cake: Chefs Aileen Anastacio and Miko Aspiras Unveil Their Collaborative Book on Cakes, Desserts and Everything Sweet at CCA Manila

From the classic New York Cheesecake to the modern New York Cheesecake Entrement, the nostalgic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake to the avant-garde Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Verrine, the colorful Rainbow Cake to the indulgent Rainbow Cake Gelato Bar, and the decadent Sans Rival to the inventive Sans Rival Petit Gateaux, fifty lavish cakes executed two ways in the distinctive culinary styles of the country's finest pastry chefs elegantly laid out in a book...


...it's A Piece of Cake by Chefs Aileen Anastacio and Miko Aspiras. Two of the country's premier pastry chefs collaborate for a beautiful yet comprehensive, simple and easy guide to both classic and modern desserts for home bakers and professional chefs with their masterfully written and photographed book. You too can recreate these timeless desserts with each masterpiece lovingly detailed in the book. Baking at home can be "A Piece of Cake..." 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Breadtime Sandwiches at Brotzeit with Helmut, Dirk, Angela, Hasselhoff, Beethoven, Von Trapp and Reuben

Seven new sandwiches, seven new reasons to visit Brotzeit...


Brotzeit, one of the metro's finest authentic German beer bars, takes breadtime to a whole new level with a sumptuous variety of savory offerings. Breadtime Sandwiches by Brotzeit features a curated line-up of specialty sandwiches created by Brotzeit Culinary Director Ivan Maminta best paired with your favorite Paulaner. Or Gin & Tonic. Read on and meet the Bavarian band of Angela, Helmut, Dirk, Hasselhoff, Beethoven, Von Trapp and Reuben at Brotzeit... 

Friday, May 17, 2019

That Hong Kong Curry in Casserole at Honolulu HK Cafe...

Savory goodness served piping hot, the Beef Brisket Hong Kong Curry in Casserole at Honolulu HK Cafe will have you going for another round...


It's just one of many comforting dishes served at Honolulu HK Cafe, one of Hong Kong's oldest and iconic tea houses established back in 1940. Known for their signature coffee, Bo Lo Buns and Egg Tarts, Honolulu HK Cafe also offers a wide selection of savory main dishes, including the Hong Kong Curry in Casserole...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fried, Grilled or Smoked? Meet The New Butterfly Spring Chicken Summer Specials From RACKS

A chicken dinner prepared just the way you like it. Fried, grilled or smoked? Have it all at RACKS...


Hickory Smoked Spring Chicken, Grilled Lemon-Garlic Spring Chicken and Fried Chimichurri Spring Chicken, each one prepared with that distinct real American country kitchen style of RACKS. Why not have all of them? You can enjoy the signature Butterfly Spring Chicken prepared three different ways at RACKS from now until June 30, 2019 to spice up your summer. Read on for a closer look at the tasty summer offerings from RACKS...

Monday, May 13, 2019

19 with 25: Enjoy 19 Authentic Dim Sum Dishes and More with 25% Discount at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila's Lung Hin

Exquisite dim sum masterfully prepared in one of the metro's finest and authentic Cantonese restaurants is showcased in a lavish presentation of tradition and culinary expertise, made even better with one sweet deal... 


Lung Hin of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers unlimited orders from a savory selection of 19 steamed, pan-fried and deep-fried dim sum dishes for a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Premium Dim Sum Lunch Set Menu. Paired with a choice of rice or noodles, appetizers, Hong Kong barbecue, soup and main courses from Monday to Saturday for only P 1,888++ per person all the way until May 31, 2019, now that sounds like a good deal. But it gets better. Diners can also avail of an additional and special 25% savings for an even sweeter deal...

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Tales of Rum and the Spirit of the Caribbean: Rum Diaries and Ron Matusalem at The Peninsula Manila's The Bar

An enduring legacy from the days when sugar dominated the global economy that triggered colonial expansion by the Spanish, English and French to the new world in the Caribbean, the culture and lore of rum continues to this day. Tales of pirates, naval traditions and explorers in the new world are just part of the mystique of this well-loved spirit made from sugarcane or molasses. Enjoy a tipple and rediscover the golden age of rum with The Peninsula Manila's Rum Diaries...


The Peninsula Manila showcases some the world's finest rum with Rum Diaries at The Bar from April 25 to June 30, 2019. Immerse yourself in the rum experience at The Bar with a flight of three iconic labels, Ron Matusalem 23 Gran Reserva from the Dominican Republic with its deep and indulgent hints of toffee-like sweetness, the Dictador 20-Year Old from Colombia with its complex notes and the multi-awarded Clement VSOP from Martinique. The best of the Caribbean in one flight, and it's here at The Bar. Like what you see so far? Read on for a closer look at one of the featured rum labels...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lengua, Cochinillo, Callos and Canonigo at the Alba Restaurante Espanol's Daily Lunch and Dinner Buffet

Lengua, cochinillo, callos and canonigo, the delectable quartet of all-time favorites at Alba Restaurante Espanol. And you can have as much as you want and come back for more...


The name Alba is synonymous with authentic Spanish cuisine, an iconic institution loved for generations since the day it opened back in 1952. With its fifth branch now open at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, Alba Restaurante Espanol takes you back on a nostalgic culinary journey with their signature dishes of Lengua, Cochinillo, Callos and Canonigo and so much more with their daily Lunch and Dinner Buffet (for more on Alba Restaurante Espanol at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons, see my post, Reunirse: Alba Restaurante Espanol Opens at Estancia Mall).

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Have Wine, Will Travel: Taking It On The Road with 1Wine by Paul Sapin

Memorable summers means travel and exciting road trips. And your 1Rouge, 1Blanc and 1Rose from 1Wine by Paul Sapin is ready for the road...


Taking your libation along on your road trip or travels was never this easy, or cooler. Lightweight, portable and handy, 1Wine by Paul Sapin is ready to go wherever your summer plans take you. And there's nothing more soothing than a refreshing glass of wine for those special moments on the road to take in the summer experience. Take your 1Rouge, 1Blanc and 1Rose from 1Wine with you on your next trip, and consider it a travel essential. That's one for the road with 1Wine...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Marriott Manila's Elegant Man Ho Unveils New Menu

Savory and fork-tender beef, succulent seafood and roasted Peking Duck served with a flaming twist, take a peek at Ma Ho's new menu...


Since it opened in 2016, Marriott Manila's signature Cantonese restaurant, Man Ho, has been known for its refined take on traditional Cantonese cuisine. From delicate dim sum specialties to sumptuous beef, pork and seafood dishes using the finest and freshest ingredients, Man Ho elevates the Cantonese dining experience with its inspired modern interpretation on traditional flavors. Man Ho is ready to tease your palate once again with a selection of new dishes combining tradition with a refreshed and contemporary touch...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Let's Do Noodles and Dumplings at Paradise Dynasty

It happens all the time. When you find yourself at The Podium, there's one name that just pops out when you're craving for noodles and dumplings...


When it comes to noodles and dumplings, you just can't go wrong at Paradise Dynasty (for more on Paradise Dynasty's signature noodles and dumplings, see my previous posts, Noodles and Dumplings...at Paradise Dynasty, Paradise Just Got A Whole Lot Closer: Paradise Dynasty Opens at The Podium, and Noodles and Dumplings...Back at Paradise Dynasty). It's also the perfect time to sneak in a bite before the week of Lent. Let's do noodles and dumplings at Paradise Dynasty...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Spiceman Cometh: Meet Indian Specialty Chef Radhey Shayam of The Peninsula Manila's Spices

People say enjoying authentic Indian food is like a spiritual experience. The delicate blend of rich and exotic spices, the layering of complex flavors and the bold yet subtle, almost sublime flavorful punch that hits the palate are what you can expect from this unique eastern cuisine. And The Peninsula Manila's Spices unveils even more delicate layers from this fabled culinary heritage with the arrival of their new Indian specialty chef... 


The Peninsula Manila welcomes its new Indian Specialty Chef, Radhey Shayam, to their signature Asian restaurant, Spices. Known for their vibrant Asian cuisine, Spices takes diners on a culinary journey of eastern flavors with its impressive repertoire of Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Singaporean dishes (for more on Spices at The Peninsula Manila, see my previous posts, Thailand on my Plate: A Thai Cooking Class at The Peninsula Manila's Spices and Spices Under the Stars at The Peninsula Manila). The arrival of Indian Specialty Chef Radhey Shayam completes the colorful tapestry of Asian flavors, and loyal diners can expect authenticity with every dish served at Spices...

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Salud! Celebrating the National Day of the Argentine Republic and Malbec World Day

It all began that fateful day on April 17, 1853, when President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina made it his personal mission to transform and revitalize Argentina's wine industry. One varietal adapted to Argentina's diverse terroir, Malbec, and decades later prominently positioned Argentina as one of the world's major oenological centers.


On April 17, over 75 cities will celebrate the flagship grape of Argentina on Malbec World Day, a grand affair that brings together wine lovers from around the world in a global tipple. The highly regarded varietal is synonymous with Argentina being the most cultivated variety with well over 43,000 hectares devoted to it, and more in the pipeline. In Manila, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic kicked off the celebrations for Malbec World Day coinciding it with the country's 209th Anniversary with sumptuous food and yes, endless bottles of wine...

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Coffee, Egg Tarts, Bo Lo Buns and More at Honolulu HK Cafe, Now Open at SM Aura Premier

People have been lining up for their egg tarts and Bo Lo BBQ Pork Buns back in Hong Kong for over 79 years, and it's now here in Manila...


One of Hong Kong's oldest and iconic traditional tea houses, Honolulu HK Cafe, comes to Bonifacio Global City bringing their signature offerings of specialty tea and coffee beverages along with fresh-baked sweet and savory treats and comforting dishes to SM Aura Premier. From light snacks to hearty main dishes, a bite or a meal at Honolulu HK Cafe takes you back to the traditional tea house with their wide variety of tasty offerings. Come on in for a tasty peek...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Eat-All-You-Can Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku, All-Day, Everyday...

Appetizers, salads, premium meats, grilled appetizers, vegetables, soup, rice and dessert, it's an all-star cast for the ultimate eat-all-you-can Japanese BBQ feast...


Japan's popular BBQ restaurant, Gyu-Kaku, goes all-out with the Eat-All-You-Can offer for a limited time starting March 30, 2019 at Shangri-La East Wing, so come hungry. For only P 799 for adults and P 599 for children (kids under 3 feet eat for free), you can have all the Japanese BBQ you want and then some. Here's what you can expect...

Monday, April 8, 2019

Flavors of Pampanga: Farm-To-Table Dining at Chef Sau del Rosario's 25 Seeds

One of Pampanga's favorite sons returns to his ancestral roots, coming full circle back to where it all began in a culinary journey that continues to unfold new and inspiring culinary adventures...


Chef Sau del Rosario's culinary journey has taken him all over the world, gaining a wealth of experiences from over twenty flavorful years for the love of food, and this time, Chef Sau gives back some of that love to infuse a modern and contemporary spin to the local culinary scene in Pampanga. After a day of endless and non-stop snacking at this year's edition of the Oishi Snacktacular 2019 held at SM City Clark, (more on Oishi's epic snacking spectacle on my previous post, #OishiOWow Moments at the Oishi Snacktacular 2019), a late lunch at 25 Seeds promised to cap an already fun-filled day on a high note. And we were not disappointed...

Saturday, April 6, 2019

#OishiOWow Moments at the Oishi Snacktacular 2019

It's an epic spectacle like no other, and it just keeps getting better year after year...


Now on its fifth year, the Oishi Snacktacular 2019 brings lovers of snacks and munchies of all ages together at SM City Clark for a weekend of fun and yes, endless snacking. Where else can you Fish for Chips hauling in nets of Fishda, Kirei and Oishi's newest shrimp snack, Shripon? Or fill up your 2-foot giant pack with as much Oishi snacks in 60 seconds at the Snack Shack? Then, dive in a massive pool of Oishi snacks suspended on wires with the much-awaited Snack Catcher, it's all happening at the Oishi Snacktacular 2019 at SM City Clark this weekend...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sundown Barbecue Up High at The Roof Pop-Up Bar Events Space of Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila

There are times when you just want to escape the metro's busy nightlife scene, wishing you had a special place you can enjoy with a few friends without the usual crowds. At Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila, there is one such place 43 floors above the city...


The Roof Pop-Up Bar Events Space is the newest concept from Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila Managed by Accor Hotels, soon to be on everyone's list of favorite spots for cocktails with a sunset. Ideal for exclusive corporate or social events, the spacious outdoor deck is perfect for al fresco dining and cocktails capped by a majestic sunset. And the outdoor grill offers a tasty repertoire of barbecued meats to complete the experience. Read on for a peek at one of the metro's secret spots...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Reunirse: Alba Restaurante Espanol Opens at Estancia Mall

For most establishments, change is key in staying relevant in an evolving culinary landscape. But for iconic institutions that have endured the test of time, consistency and tradition are what sets them apart from the rest...


That characteristic sticky thickness of the rich sauce in the signature callos, the tender and savory richness of the lengua and pure decadence of the canonigo remain unchanged for over 67 years. Change, it seems, is temporarily put on hold in an institution driven by tradition. And rightly so. Since 1952, Don Anastacio de Alba served rustic Spanish dishes at various restaurants that bears his name. Alba Restaurante Espanol, one of the metro's iconic dining institutions, continues this tradition with hearty and authentic Spanish cuisine prepared in the old-fashioned and old school style just the way it should be. It's a lasting legacy now run by the family's second generation, serving all their popular dishes tediously prepared in the same manner since the day it opened more than half a century ago. These rich flavors can now be experienced once more at their fifth and newest location at Estancia Mall... 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Meatless Fridays: The Mushroom Ramen by Ippudo

The coming season of Lent doesn't have to put your ramen cravings on hold. In fact, Ippudo has something for you for meatless Fridays and Lenten weekends...


...with the new Mushroom Ramen, another innovative ramen creation by Ippudo. Healthy never tasted better, and the new meatless ramen satisfies on all counts. Hungry? Read on...

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Meatless Fridays: The Louisiana Shrimp Pizza at Shakey's

This season of Lent, getting by meatless Fridays and Lenten weekends opens up a whole lot of possibilities with everyday favorites. There are meatless options. And it's all there, all you need to do is look deeper and come hungry with an open mind...


Meatless Fridays, the blog's new series on meat alternatives, kicks off just in time for Lent with a tasty find from everyone's favorite pizza, Shakey's, and their inventive Louisiana Shrimp. Part of their Seafood Medley line of meatless pizza, you don't have to skip your go-to pizza favorites during Lent...

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Steamed or Fried? Mantho, Betso-Betso, Cheng Pao and More by Ya Chou Foods

Enjoying authentic Taiwanese delicacies at home was never this easy...
 

Conveniently packed and ready for the fryer, steamer, toaster or microwave oven, Ya Chou Foods takes the fuss and lengthy preparation out of the equation so you can enjoy your favorite delicacies in minutes. Convenience, quality and value for money, Ya Chou Foods makes preparing an authentic Asian-style feast at home fast and easy.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Layered Indulgence: Napoleones by Gurbies Pastries

Intricately layered flaky and puffy pastry filled with creamy custard and topped with rich vanilla glaze, the classic local mille-feuille dessert is simply hard to resist. And when you get a box of Napoleones from Gurbies Pastries, that box is gone in seconds...


Gurbies Pastries offers their own version of this indulgent layered dessert with their Napoleones, draped in decadent custard cream and topped with a sinful vanilla glaze. And yes, one box of six just isn't enough...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Gotta Have My Goto Tendon...

 The social media chatter, it seems, is very real. You just gotta have your Goto Tendon...


From goto, pares and silog, Goto Tendon takes comfortingly familiar local staples back to the culinary mainstream. Made from a cherished family heirloom recipe using imported US beef and tendon, Goto Tendon transforms the local rice porridge or congee with a beefy spin. You just gotta have the Goto Tendon...at Goto Tendon.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Triple Treat: Three-In-One at Glorietta 3 with Pepi Cubano, Paper Moon Cake Boutique & Cafe and Yogorino

A Cuban sandwich or sumptuous meal in a bowl, indulgent layered dessert creations and a tempting gelato, all in one area. Sounds like a plan?  It sure does. And all it takes are just a few steps along the same aisle at Glorietta 3... 


All your favorites neatly lined up in one place, that guarantees a hearty meal in the mall. When you have Pepi Cubano, Paper Moon Cake Boutique & Cafe of Tokyo and Yogorino, you can have it all and then some at Glorietta 3 for a mini food crawl in just a few steps...

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Denny's Hot Number: The Spicy Sriracha Burger

 It may be summer, but sometimes, you don't mind just a little more heat...


When you want a juicy and savory burger topped with bacon and just a hint of soothing heat, make a tasty stop at Denny's. You'll find more than just pancakes and waffles here at Denny's. You'll find the Spicy Sriracha Burger here too...

Friday, March 22, 2019

#GoutdeFrancePH: A Taste of Good France at The Manila Hotel's Champagne Room

Good food, according to August Escoffier, is the foundation of genuine happiness. And people who love to eat are always the best people. Just ask Julia Child. And when you think of elegant cuisine, the rich culinary heritage of France always comes top of mind. Last March 21, the world came together once more to celebrate the storied richness of French cuisine with Gout de France...


The global culinary event, Gout de France, celebrated its fifth edition last March 21 with some of the country's finest chefs and restaurants creating their own French-inspired menu. The Grand Dame by the bay, The Manila Hotel, weaves its own flavorful layer to the celebration with its Good France Menu at the Champagne Room... 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Conversations Over Coffee by Nespresso...

When you bring together the top restaurateurs behind some of the most successful restaurant brands in the country, good things are bound to happen...


The sharing of best practices gained from real experiences and relevant discussions on issues faced by the local food and beverage industry based on key insights are just some of the things you can expect when you gather the best and brightest. And the conversations are always better with coffee. Nespresso Philippines recently hosted Conversations Over Coffee at Discovery Primea's Flame featuring the movers and shakers of the local culinary scene in a one-of-a-kind afternoon of learning and good vibes. It's often said that deep conversations are priceless, and good conversations are as stimulating as a good cup of coffee. You have both, and a whole lot more, with Conversations Over Coffee by Nespresso...

Monday, March 18, 2019

#GoGreenGoGrand: Grand Hyatt Manila Goes Green in Grand Style

Going green has never been this grand. Then again, you just don't expect anything less from Grand Hyatt Manila...


Grand Hyatt Manila goes green with the introduction of flavorful and mouthwatering plant-based dishes allowing guests to have a say in their health and wellness, environmental impact and sustainability efforts. It's a timely advocacy, with the effects of global warming and the current water crisis a sign of the times. But going green or opting for healthier plant-based options doesn't have to be bland or boring. At the launch of Grand Hyatt Manila's Green Monday initiative, savory plant-based dishes were served in a sneak preview of refreshingly flavorful creations that's not only good for the environment, but good for you too. Go green, and go grand...at Grand Hyatt Manila.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Poke Bowls Are Back At Holiday Inn & Suites' Flavors Restaurant...

It's back. And just in time for meatless Fridays and the Lenten season too...


Flavors Restaurant, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati's all-day buffet dining restaurant, brings back its popular Poke Bowls for all weekends of Lent starting March 15, 2019 to April 21 as part of their extensive buffet spread. Meatless Fridays? No worries. Have a sumptuous Poke Bowl instead...(for more on the previous Poke Bowl offering at Flavors Restaurant, see my earlier post, Poke Bowl Days at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati from last year).

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The British Are Coming...The British Invasion at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The Union Jack is unfurled, and the British are coming at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila...


The bold colors of the Union Jack dominate the elegant interiors of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila with The British Invasion, a British Food Festival at Cucina, Cafe Pronto, The Connect Lounge and Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge. From fish and chips to shepherd's pie, mushy peas and custard tarts, experience some of Britain's best bites and brews with The British Invasion at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila all the way until March 24...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Five in Ten: A Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Affair at The Peninsula Manila

It was an evening that dazzled, entertained and inspired like no other. And why not. When a prestigious hotel group bags the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rating in all ten worldwide properties, that's a remarkable feat that deserves a grand celebration... 


The Peninsula Hotels earns the acclaimed distinction of the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards category across all ten Peninsula properties around the world for an unprecedented sweep. It's a rare distinction, in fact, it's the first in Forbes Travel Guide's enduring 61-year history. The Forbes Travel Guide, a global authority on luxury travel and lifestyle, bestowed its prestigious five-star rating on The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. That's a perfect ten. Not only is this another hashtag worthy achievement for #PenMoments, it's a resounding validation in The Peninsula's history of service excellence...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Indulgent Collaborations: Mister Donut + Auro Chocolate = Pure Chocolate Donut Indulgence

What happens when you take the Choco Cake Supreme Donuts of Mister Donut and drape it in one of the country's finest premium chocolate from Auro Chocolate? Pure chocolate donut indulgence...


Mister Donut and Auro Chocolate come together in an indulgent collaboration with the new Premium Cacao Bits Donuts, a decadent creation guaranteed to please even the most hardcore chocoholic. Imagine, pure cacao richness on your favorite donut...it's just too good to be true.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Eat Good, Feel Good at Nonie's

Feeling good is often associated with a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude, but there are certain dishes that have the same effect. Ready to eat good and feel good? 


When in Boracay, there's one name that remains top-of-mind for healthy options, and that's Nonie's. And with the timely and recent re-opening of the island paradise, eating good and feeling good is back at Boracay...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Nostalgic Bakery Treats From Boracay's MarTinapay

Pan de Coco, Hopia Sibuyas and Banana Muffins, tasty neighborhood bakery treats that bring back fond memories of countless carefree summers...


...and you'll find it all here, and more, at Boracay's popular MarTinapay. It's one more layer to the emerging culinary landscape in one of the world's best beaches. And one more reason to go back to Boracay and start the summer season right.

Flavors of Boracay: A Gin and Tonic and a Sunset at Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay

What's your cocktail of choice for a magnificent sunset by the beach?


A classic Old-Fashioned or simply an ice-cold beer, everyone has their own choice of libation to enjoy the sunset. At the Sol Marina Beach Club of the elegant Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay, I'll go for a refreshing Gin & Tonic and rest my trusty Old-Fashioned for the moment...

Monday, March 4, 2019

Flavors of Boracay: Completing The Boracay Experience with Sumptuous Cuisine at White House Beach Resort

Boracay finally reopens, and a sumptuous feast awaits at White House Beach Resort...


Boracay's iconic White House Beach Resort welcomes summer with a mouthwatering array of fresh and bold flavors to complement the vibrant turquoise waters, pristine white sands and brilliant blue skies in one of the world's most beautiful beaches. It's finally open and summer's here, bring some sunscreen and come hungry...

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