Friday, May 31, 2024

Rediscover Local and Asian Flavors in an Exquisite Weave at Qui Pan-Asian Brasserie

The genteel neighborhood of Valencia in Quezon City becomes an unexpected destination for inspired renditions of Pan-Asian cuisine in an elegantly secluded setting. A gem of a find, step inside Qui Pan-Asian Brasserie...


Filipino and Asian flavors are creatively reimagined at Qui Pan-Asian Brasserie weaving comfortingly familiar notes executed in refreshed interpretations for one of the most unexpected culinary discoveries in the neighborhood. Housed in a 1950s home, the regal structure becomes the setting for vibrant local and Asian flavors with a modern and contemporary spin. Explore and rediscover comforting and even nostalgic flavors at the neighborhood's newest hidden gem. At Qui Pan-Asian Brasserie...

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Take a Moment in Styles with Good Eats at StrEATS in Ibis Styles Manila Araneta City

The very first Ibis Styles Hotel opens in the metro, appropriately at the City of Firsts in Araneta City. The modern and stylish lifestyle economy brand offers locals and visitors alike a taste of the Ibis brand of hospitality known worldwide right at the heart of the vibrant commercial and business district north of Manila in the evolving and ongoing reinvigoration of the Araneta City. And what better way to get acquainted with the newest property than a hearty meal at its all-day buffet dining restaurant StrEATS? 


Araneta City continues to transform with its impressive development bolstered by the recent opening of Ibis Styles Manila Araneta City. The latest addition to the sprawling Gateway complex which includes the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum, Novotel Manila Araneta City and Gateway Tower Building, Ibis Styles Manila Araneta City brings its own distinct brand of hospitality with a youthful, creative and modern lifestyle-driven personality enriching the colorful tapestry of Araneta City's dramatic transformation. Read on for a peek at the modern traveler's favorite hotel...

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Scoopin and Chillin' at Morelli's Gelato, Now Open at GH Mall in Greenhills

From Scotland by way of Southern Italy, the fifth generation family owned brand continues to spread its reach around the world with more locations serving its bestselling line of Italian ice cream and gelato. And it was really just a matter of time before its acclaimed line of decadent creations reached the Greenhills neighborhood. And about time too...


Even as the onset of rains ends the summer season, the timing of the entry of Morelli's Gelato to the busy Greenhills commercial center's emerging dining scene just couldn't be better. After all, who can resist a scoop of pure and silky smooth indulgence even when summer's over? And when it's cloudy with a chance of rain over Greenhills, it's time for a scoop or two at Morelli's Gelato now open at the new GH Mall

Friday, May 24, 2024

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Now Grillin' at GH Mall in Greenhills

The new GH Mall in Greenhills is quickly emerging as the neighborhood's hottest dining and shopping destination with the opening of more restaurants. If yakiniku is your thing, then join the welcoming bandwagon for Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ...


Fire up your table-top grill, we've got a serious yakiniku situation with juicy chicken, Buta Karubi, Harami and Wagyu Rosu prepped and ready to grill. At Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, now open at the new GH Mall in Greenhills. And come hungry. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Haul In Your Fresh Catch for the Ultimate Indulgence at the Nobu Weekend Brunch

With so many buffet options in the metro, even weekend brunches can be a tough decision. But one brunch buffet dining option changes the usual narrative with its luxurious take on Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and the day's freshest catch. Succulent lobsters, plump mussels and fresh Irish Gallagher oysters on the half shell are just some of the premium offerings at the Nobu Weekend Brunch at Nobu Restaurant. Ready to grab a plate for your fresh haul of the day's freshest catch? 


Buffet dining remains a popular dining option showcasing both variety and value in an all-you-can-eat format and it's really no surprise that it's high up on everyone's list. But the popularity of many buffets driven largely by its focus on quantity really does little to differentiate one from the other. That may be good for most paying customers who welcome more bang for the buck resulting in huge crowds making what should be a relaxing weekend buffet dining experience just a little bit more stressful. Not the Nobu Weekend Brunch at Nobu Hotel Manila in City of Dreams Manila

With an impressive array of its innovative new style cuisine by world-renowned Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa and his elegant renditions of Japanese-Peruvian flavors on the buffet spread, the Nobu Weekend Brunch offers an elevated brunch buffet dining experience you can enjoy at your own leisurely pace. And yes, all the seafood you want. And when the sumptuous selection includes premium fresh Irish Gallagher oysters on both Saturdays and Sundays, you can count me in. 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

What's Your Beef? Small Plates and Libations the Wolfgang's Steakhouse Way with USDA Prime Black Angus Beef

What's your beef? Pairing soothing libations with savory small plates is an enduring tradition across culinary cultures. Some call it tapas, others simply "happy hour." At Wolfgang's Steakhouse, small plates and libations are elegantly taken to the next level with its latest offering...

Wolfgang's Steakhouse redefines the concept of small plates featuring exquisite renditions using USDA Prime Black Angus Beef paired with wine, cocktails or draft beer with What's Your Beef? from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Mondays to Saturdays at their locations in The Podium and BGC. The curated four-course menu is a creative collaboration between Chefs Chris Oronce and Alessio Loddo showcasing a variety of premium cuts including USDA Prime Black Angus Beef Short Ribs, Beef Chuck, Skirt Steak and Flank Steak. The premium beef and masterful execution by Chefs Chris and Alessio transforms any late afternoon or evening tipple in the elegant style of the famed New York steakhouse for a whole new dining experience. Ready for What's Your Beef at Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Friday, May 17, 2024

The Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour Rocks Makati and Manila's Burger Scene

The burger scene rocks to a local beat with the introduction of new and creative offerings inspired by distinctly Filipino flavors. Give a round of applause for the new Sisig, Adobo and Jackfruit Burgers of Hard Rock Cafe Makati and Manila...


The iconic all-American staple, the classic burger, receives a local spin with the new Sisig, Adobo and Jackfruit Burgers by Hard Rock Cafe Makati and Manila for a uniquely refreshing yet comfortingly familiar flavor experience. Specifically developed and created for the return of the much anticipated Hard Rock World Burger Tour competition where cafes around the world compete to have their special new burgers added to the menu, the Sisig, Adobo and Jackfruit Burgers also showcase the very best of local flavors and culinary heritage to the global stage. Ready to rock with a tasty bite? 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Three Chefs, One Epic Seafood Dining Experience : The 6-Hands Seafood and Sake Matsuri with the Finest and Freshest Catch from Japan's Sanriku Coast at Ikomai

An epic feast anchored on some of the world's finest seafood catch from the northeastern coast of Japan guarantees a memorable dining experience. Add three of the country's noted chefs into the mix and the evening is transformed with their masterful renditions for an exquisite seafood feast paired with sake. It was that kind of evening at Ikomai...


Three chefs, one epic seafood dining experience. Chef James Antolin of Ikomai and Tochi Dessert is joined by Chefs Carlo Miguel and Michael Yap for the 6-Hands Seafood and Sake Matsuri to showcase the finest and diverse seafood from Japan's Sanriku coast paired with premium sake in one truly memorable dinner. From Sanriku's succulent oysters to plump abalone, scallops, salmon roe or ikura, sea urchin and deep sea red crab, Chefs James, Carlo and Mike create a lavish all-seafood feast reflecting the rich and bountiful diversity of Japan's northeastern coast in their creative culinary style. Read on for a tasty peek at each masterfully executed course at Ikomai...

Sunday, May 12, 2024

All Hands on Deck: The Auguste Escoffier 4-Hands Dinner by Chefs Sau del Rosario and Kaye Torres at SawSaw

"A good meal can can heal both the body and the soul." The king of chefs and the chef of kings perfectly sums up the deep connection and profound impact of food beyond just nutrition with an obvious yet simple truth. From codifying the five mother sauces to the introduction of the brigade de cuisine, the French culinary pioneer and innovator Auguste Escoffier transformed the modern kitchen and the way we dine. Today, his enduring legacy is celebrated the world over by passionate culinary professionals reflecting the spirit of Escoffier in a grand feast held regularly in his honor. That night, the kitchens of SawSaw in Poblacion's Cayco House was the stage for an exquisite culinary dining experience... 


In an evening of fellowship and camaraderie, old and new friends gathered to honor the spirit of Escoffier over a lavish five course feast. The Disciples of Escoffier Philippines recently hosted a Four-Hands Dinner by Chefs Sau del Rosario and Kaye Torres with founding chairman Philip John Golding at SawSaw in its new location at Poblacion. The special dinner also brings together the key personalities from the early days of the association's local chapter in a homecoming of sorts and yes, masterfully executed dishes you can expect from Chefs Sau del Rosario and Kaye Torres.

Friday, May 10, 2024

The Best of the Best Quality for Mom: BB.Q Chicken Introduces Mother's Day Bundles

From sweet and savory to cheesy, buttery and spicy, Korea's finest fried chicken presents the ultimate ensemble for Mom's special day...


It's the ultimate Korean fried chicken feast, and Mom deserves nothing but the best of the best quality. BB.Q Chicken unveils its sumptuous UFO Chicken Set and Boneless Platter Set complete with soup, salad, sides and beverages good for four in a one day only offer for Mom's special day. As an added special treat, Moms will receive an artistic rendition with a FREE caricature for every order of the special bundles on Mother's Day in all BB.Q Chicken branches. If mom loves fried chicken, give her the best of the best quality with the BB.Q Chicken Bundles on Mother's Day. Read on for the full lowdown on BB.Q Chicken's lavish Korean fried chicken bundles...

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Old World Traditions Endure at Long Bar in Raffles Makati

Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Ernest Hemingway were said to be regulars at the historic watering hole of Singapore's iconic Raffles Hotel, and who knows, probably penned some of their greatest works inspired by the soothing handcrafted libations at Long Bar. There's history, a whole lot of it, and tradition that still resonates at one of the best bars in Asia. In Manila, you'll find it at Long Bar in Raffles Makati...


The long and impressive wooden bar draws your eyes as the crackling sound of discarded peanut shells on the elegantly tiled floor announce your arrival at Raffles Makati's Long Bar. In just a few steps, you are transported back in time to the colonial heyday of British Malaya, as a refreshing tipple from the home of the famous Singapore Sling sets the mood in true Long Bar style. Welcome to Long Bar...

Monday, May 6, 2024

Scale Flavorful Heights with the New Limited Edition Mt. Cheese King by Ramen Nagi

And they've done it again. Ramen Nagi is serious about bold and intense flavors and they take you once more over the top with their latest ramen expression of pure and unrestrained richness...


Ramen Nagi unveils their latest Limited Edition King inspired by the Italian Alps, the Mt. Cheese King topped with a generous mound of Parmesan for unmatched richness. If you love their signature Green King, then the new Limited Edition Mt. Cheese King ramps it up with a mountain load of cheese just the way you've always dreamed it could be. You can stop dreaming, this is the real deal as Ramen Nagi pulls all the stops for the ultimate cheese fix with the Mt. Cheese King

Sunday, May 5, 2024

A Comforting Taste of Nostagia and Innovation Served Daily at Cafe Mabini

The mere mention of "comfort food" conjures images and memories from a long wish list of flavorful cues that never fails to trigger your appetite. Not surprisingly, you'll find breakfast staples high up on your list. It's familiar dishes like these, breakfast fare included, that continues to warm both our palates and hearts. And you'll find all these and more at Cafe Mabini...


San Juan's very own all-day breakfast and brunch spot, Cafe Mabini brings sumptuous European and Filipino style cuisines to the neighborhood for that leisurely and perfect start to your day. Established in 2021 at the height of the pandemic, Cafe Mabini remains one of the neighborhood's unique dining destinations with its novel take on breakfast and brunch fare. Come inside for breakfast executed with creative flair and just a touch of nostalgia to warm your palate and set the tone for the rest of your day. At Cafe Mabini...

Saturday, May 4, 2024

A Spot of Italy in San Juan, at Francesco's...

The rustic and traditional flavors of Italy shine at the heart of the idyllic San Juan neighborhood with its lavish selection of homemade pasta, brick oven pizza, hearty dishes and indulgent desserts, each one masterfully executed for a comforting and sumptuous feast. Step inside a hidden spot of Italy in San Juan. At Francesco's...


The quiet neighborhood of San Juan is slowly emerging as a vibrant dining destination transformed by its growing number of establishments weaving flavorful layers to its charm with its tempting selection of tasty restaurant options. Fresh from a round of renovations, Francesco's reinvents itself with a renewed commitment to authentic Italian cuisine, warm hospitality and impeccable service since it opened back in 2017 in a smooth transition.

Culinary consultant and renowned chef Kalel Chan brings his flair and passion for both classic Italian flavors and creative innovation to the kitchens of Francesco's and Cafe Mabini (more on Cafe Mabini on my post, A Comforting Taste of Nostalgia and Innovation Served Daily at Cafe Mabini) helmed by Chef Francis Lacson, a collaborative partnership resulting in a wide array of sumptuous and hearty medley of Italian dishes. Read on for a peek at Francesco's tasty offerings...
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