Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A day of festivity; a day of eating

Dec 24, 2013 was declared holiday by the government. I thought that I would at least spent half of this day sleeping since I already did the grocery and everything that’s needed for the night festivity, the Noche Buena. But I was wrong, cause even when I was still dreaming; I could already hear the busy sounds of something and smell of cooking.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Avoid the Morning Rush: Take the morning plunge with Nestea RTD

Do you go through your mornings in one big blur?  Do you find yourself racing from one task to another without enough time to breathe? 
The morning rush is something we have grown accustomed to and we no longer question if chaotic mornings are the only way to go. But peaceful and blissful mornings are possible if we take the plungethe night before. A great day starts with good night’s sleep, making the morning plunge a relaxing dip into your day.
So here are a few things to do the night before to finally avoid the morning rush.
Have a to-do list and plunge into it
Instead of taking the morning plunge without warning, write a to-do list the night before to keep you focused. The first thing on every to-do list is to gather your wits and relax, and the best way to do this is to refresh your body and your mind. Drink your favorite Nestea in a Bottle as you make your list and you’ll find yourself in the zone and taking the plunge before your day even starts.

Alaska Crema



 
With the Christmas Season in full swing, festivities everywhere call for creative dishes to be savored with families and loved ones.  This year’s Holiday joys were very much anticipated by Alaska Crema, as it aimed to bring sweet and savory goodness into each feast, with the Merry Crema’s Food Bazaar, held at Eastwood Open Park, on December 15, 2013.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Say It Best With Mrs Fields

Say It Best With A Giant Cookie From @mrsfieldsph 
The all-time favorite cookies, nibblers, brownies, muffins, and mini muffins that come in Christmas-themed gift canisters and special boxes will save you from the hassle and worries of finding a perfect edible gift. There are also the Christmas Biscuits (new!) and the Big Cookie Cakes (a must try!) that can be personalized with heartwarming messages. Each bite of these goodies will remind you how merry your Christmas can be. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Bazaar For A Cause

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Treston International College  a culinary school in Metro Manila had an event last  December 13 (Friday) from 8 AM – 6 PM and 14 (Saturday) 8 AM – 6 PM entitled “Christmas Bazaar for a Cause” at Treston International College’s Lobby. It was an open-house bazaar that aims to generate funds for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.  This is definitely an event I didn't want to miss.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Berghoff at The Fundamental Kitchen




I was invited to attend the Media Launch of Eat Your Heart Out. It was sponsored by BergHOFF and it was held at The Fundamental Kitchen. The company has a very neat and cozy kitchen in Rada, Makati. It was filled with kitchen tools and equipment, from the hand tools such as knives and spoons to the bigger ones like pots, pans and even induction cooker.

Eat Your Heart Out

 

Eat Your Heart Out is a food and lifestyle event featuring the chefs of the new generation with the special participation of the country's celebrated master chefs as well. It is not only a day of degustacion, but a day of appreciation for the finer things in life.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Naci Comfort Food’s Big Breakfast Buffet


NACI Comfort Food, is an emerging modern casual dining restaurant specializing in International Fusion Cuisine. The entire menu was created and conceptualized by the late great Chef Ed Quimson, one of the pioneers of fusion cuisine in the Philippines. Being his final consultancy, NACI takes pride in continuing Chef Ed Quimzon’s legacy of good food by sharing his well-loved and flavorful creations with all of our valued guests.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Your Favorite Plates are Available To-Go at Marriott Café

Don’t you love holidays, Christmas and New Year especially when you can relax with other during the festivities without worrying about the food. Worry no more because Marriott Manila’s main outlet Marriott Café can turn your parties into lavish celebrations with gastronomic delights you have come to enjoy – wherever you may be! From intimate events to large gatherings, you can experience a magnificent spread that will make your events all the more extraordinary. Feed a party of 10, 15, or 20 people with gourmet choices that will fill your guests to their hearts’ content.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Chef's Noodle : Nice to taste you again




It was nice to get a taste again of the Chef’s Noodles signature dishes at the recent Blogapalooza event last Saturday, Nov. 16,2013 a the SM Aura SMX Convention Center.  I could still remember  my first visit at their first branch which is located near La Salle Taft.
Chef’s Noodles participated as one of the sponsor and featured it’s  famous Starking Fire Sushi during the event.  Chef Noodle has four branches now in the Philippines. Known to many Korean and Filipino that serves healthy, delicious and good to share Korean food.
Here are the other dishes that you they served at their Chef’s Noodles Korean Restaurant.

Bibimbap

Chef's Noodles Signature Dish

Ddukbokki Carbonara


Starking Fire Sushi

Check out their new branches at Robionson’s Magnolia and SM North Edsa The Block

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Day With Fondarific



So you want to fondant a cake? It's not as hard as everyone makes out and creates a spectacular presentation. And, like most things, it gets easier with practice.A lot of people who make cakes think there is some mystery to working with fondant.  I say with a little knowledge to help you out you can just dive right in and start making awesome caket Fondarific made fondannt decorating such a breeze.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Spice up your day with the new McSpicy Shake Shake Meal

Chicken ‘N’ Mojos: It is Definitely Awesome Twosome!

mojos 
Shakey’s recently launched a tri-media activation to highlight the “Chicken N’ Mojos Blowout” campaign. The communication handle focuses on the unique and compelling tandem anchored on a mantra: “Taste the terrific tandem of this totally tempting twosome.”

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lunch time at Bistro Remedios : The Authentic Filipino Restaurant


I was with my group of friends last week at Ermita and when the clock strikes 12 then it only means one thing, its lunch time.  Since we decided to go all Filipino, there’s no other place that the Bistro Remedios

At Bistro Remedios, popular authentic Filipino dishes are given served. The foods are heirloom recipes and the ingredients are fresh.  During our visit, I noticed that there are foreigners enjoying the food as well.  The in house band music is delightful to the ear, that I truly enjoy my lunch. The place give me a homely feeling, from flooring to ceiling, they made sure that it reflects what being a Fiipino all is about

Did I mention that we are having our lunch, hahaha?  Well here are some of them, for my tummy had it all eaten up

Our choice of drinks, i prefer the buko shake

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Do you have time to have the K : Kebabers at the SM Manila

If you think you had enough of the J, M or C, why don’t you try the K, as in Kebabers? It was nice to have a choice of something different than the usual, as they say you don’t want to suffer from taste fatigue.  After a movie or milling at the SM Manila, it would be nice to replenish our energy not only our eyes but our tummy’s as well. But it your gang want different menu then Kebabers is the place for you Kebabers is located at the  4th level at SM Manila they have different dishes that would surely  satisfy not only your tummy but your pocket as well


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spreading the Joy of Healthy Living

Anywhere you look, there are gyms, fitness centers, yoga parlors, among countless other establishments, that promote physical movement and active lifestyle. People are now more conscious of keeping fit and staying within their ideal weight. Part of staying healthy is, of course, diet. Quick to adapt every diet fad that comes their way—South Beach, Atkin’s and Mediterranean—they won’t mind spending a little bit extra for organic and healthier options.

One food option that they can integrate into their diet is probably something that they have loved while growing up and is readily available on the dining table or the cupboard: Lily’s Peanut Butter. Yes, the iconic local brand that has delighted the palate of generations of Filipinos can fit into a reportaire of tasty, organic and healthy food sources. Have a listen.


Go healthy when you’re hungry with McVities Digestive

Why are we always hungry by 4 pm no matter what we had for lunch? This is the time that we have our afternoon snack we Filipinos call “merienda,” the counterpart of “tea time” by the British.

And this is the time we usually have a stronger craving for food, especially those quick-to-grab yet unhealthy snacks—chips and cookies, in particular—when we feel hungry that we could “eat a horse.” But eating a heavy meal is not really advisable as it is just a few hours from dinner when we would usually have something filling.


Good thing that McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits offer a healthier option to too sweet and starchy snacks. Britain’s most popular biscuits are made from a blend of wheat flour and wholemeal and comes with a crumbly texture, an original and satisfying flavor that you’ll find yourself pleased very quickly! All variants of McVitie’s Digestives have no artificial colors or flavors and hydrogenated fat.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Tame the mid-year madness with Nestea RTD



June is a time of transitions in the Philippines. It signals the end of summer and the start of the school year. It’s the month when we declared our independence from colonial rule. It is the halfway point to a year that was hopefully good and is just about to get better.

So how to cope with this high-stress period of mid-year, when everything – from school starting to mid-year office reviews to higher-volume traffic turns your comfortable homeground into a battleground?
Start by taking the year not as halfway done, but halfway there. With this glass half-full perspective, it’s a great time to create new habits and start refreshed – after all, there’s six more months to go before we start anew.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The 1st Anniversary of a Royal Restaurant : King Chef Seafood Restaurant

I practically grow up in Divisoria and during my younger years, I have to go all the way to Binondo in search of authentic Chinese meal. My love for Chinese cuisine could be trace back to my previous employers who let me get a taste of my first Chinese food.

Black Canyon Coffee RestaurantOpens 2nd Branch


Today, June 15, 2013 ;Black Canyon Coffee Restaurant (BCC), Thailand’s largest chain of coffee houses, had a successful grand opening of its second branch at Tuscany, Mckinley Hills, Taguig City


My Gastronomia de Esapaňa at Marriott Hotel Manila

Do you remember those years when we have to take Spanish class as part of our curriculum in college? I wish I had taken those classes, so that I could properly pronounce the remarkable   cuisine that we tasted last week as we enjoy our night of Gastronomia de Espana at Marriot Hotel Manila.

Monday, June 10, 2013

LA PLACA: A TASTY PLATE OF FUN

Rainy season has arrived but there’s no reason to stop satisfying hungry tummy and cravings! La Placa Food Fair is now serving hungry customers searching not just for good food, but unique entertainment and dining experience at the Opening Park beside Puregold and Liberty Center, Shaw Boulevard.
La Placa means plate. The food fair aims to provide diners with a perfect break from a hectic day or an avenue extension and reason to have more fun. Guests could enjoy nice music from the acoustic band while munching on their favorite food. Sing your hearts out and satisfy your cravings every Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 4pm till 2am.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Fruity Twist on a Beloved Classic Dunkin Donut


These days, I love eating fruits but I love to eats sweets as well. Now, I can have both in one bite and it’s courtesy of Dunkin Donut. Giving everything I want seems to be their goal in life. 

Living in the tropics means we have classic go-to fruits for every season. What’s even better is that we can enjoy them year-round, come rain or come shine. Looking for specialty fruits per region is also an exciting adventure, because the Philippines seems to have as many fruits as it does regions.
Year-round fruits are a constant delight, and in this area, the banana leads the pack. Whether you like the Lakatan, Saba, or Señorita, it is great as is ripe, or sugared with ice and milk. Legend has it that the first banana tree grew somewhere in Mindanao, and came from the heart of a young maiden who refused to marry someone she did not love.

Fruity Donut Lemon

The Best Things in Life are 3 at Sentro 1771


As the first in modern Filipino cuisine, Sentro 1771 has gained quite a following over the last 10 years. By now Sentro fans all have personal favorites that keep them coming back for more, be it the Corned Beef Sinigang, Lamb Caldereta, Garlicky Adobo, Rated GG, Catfish Sentro Style or Seafood Sinigang. Now Sentro 1771 offers a special treat to its loyal guests – order three of the dishes mentioned above from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and get the next one for free! Simply get a card from your server and have it stamped for each dish (max. 1 stamp per visit) then present 3 stamps within 14 days. To give more valued guests a chance to enjoy their favorites, Sentro has extended the promo period until July 31, 2013.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

COCA-COLA PREPARES FOR SOMETHING OUT-OF-THE-BOX

For years, Coca-Cola has etched an indelible mark in showcasing magnificent levels of creative surprises. This year isn’t going to be any different. Just when you thought that you’ve seen it all, the brand that we have come to love is brewing up another amazing surprise. Starting today June 5, 2013, red Mystery Crates will be seen across different locations of your loved malls.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gala of Spanish Cuisine at Resorts World Manila’s ‘Gastronomia de España’


Celebrating international cuisine and the ever evolving global appetite, Resorts World Manila (RWM) offers a taste of Spain with “Gastronomia de España.”

As homage to centuries of cultural exchange and close relations, the country’s premier one-stop, nonstop lifestyle destination prepared a series of Spanish inspired offerings for the entire month of June in conjunction with the celebration of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day on June 30.

“Gastronomia de España” presents the rich tradition and regional flavor that have made Spain’s culinary culture thrive and inspire palates the world over. Different RWM outlets will be showcasing a gamut of Spanish inspired dishes that would take diners’ senses on a journey of gastronomic proportions.


RWM’s world-class French restaurant, Impressions, adds spice to its menu with a breath of Spanish flair. Internationally renowned Chef Cyrille Soenen offers an array of Spanish Ala Carte dishes, from tapas to entrées, cold cuts to cheeses. The restaurant will host various culinary treats including a casual Spanish Wine and Cheese pairing on June 4, an all-out Spanish Wine, Tapas and Cold Cuts sampling on June 18, and a lavish Spanish Sunday Brunch on June 30.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

199 Reasons to Love Dunkin’ Donuts Combos

With over a dozen Classic donut flavors we all know and love, over 18 Premium donut variants for the sophisticated palate, their mini versions in the Munchkins, Bunwich creations to sate your savory tooth, and fresh coffee brewed or over ice, there’s truly countless ways to fall in love with at Dunkin’ Donuts.
As if that’s not enough, the Philippines’ leading donuts, coffee, and baked goods chain has launched P199 combos, giving us one more reason why there’s only Dunkin’ for us. Whether you’re looking to satisfy a craving for a childhood favorite, sharing premium snack with coworkers, or having coffee with a friend, there’s a P199 combo to fit every situation.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Village Tavern Celebrates First Anniversary with TOMAHAWK and more

Bonifacio High Street has been known as the place to wine and dine first class. It has been a year since Village Tavern opened its door to the public. Now that Village Tavern is celebrating their first year, they want to offer something more to their loyal clients.

Friday, May 24, 2013

STACKERS CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH PENTHOUSE TUESDAYS




Its Penthouse Tuesdays at all Stackers Burger Café, as it celebrates 5 wonderful years! At 50% off, enjoy STACKERS’ signature tower of brioche and 6 succulent burger patties with caramelized onions, tomato, Monterey jack cheese, American cheese and sunny green lettuce.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Have Some We Time with Rossi Swee Red Wine


I learned that wine is intended for sharing specially if you’re with the company of you’re friends. It was a sweet night last May 16,2013 at The Gallery,Richmonde  Hotel, Eastwood  as we share a night of good music, good food, good company and good wine.
As we enjoy the night thru our Karaoke galore with co-bloggers and friends, we also enjoy a glass of sweet wine with Rossi Sweet Red.

 Rossi Sweet Red, a sweet red wine crafted from grapes grown in California’s sun-drenched vineyards and bursting with flavor and aroma, as our perfect companion for making every “get together ” more fun and remarkable. It has layers of vanilla, bright cherry and wild raspberry flavors, creating a different kind of sweetness.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

DIM SUM … AND THEN SOME


Just got home from a wonderful lunch with some friends. It was not just an ordinary lunch for it was made special by Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila’s signature Chinese restaurant, Li Li Café. Li Li Café offers an extensive selection of small and scrumptious dim sum creations that can satisfy even my biggest appetite.
My  All-you-can-eat dim sum and Sunday Yum Cha at Li Li experience

From Monday to Saturday, Li Li offers an all-you-can-eat dim sum for just PHP888 net per person, available from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

Mother's Day Promo in AirAsia Cafe.


AirAsia Café joins in the upcoming Mother’s Day with their promo entitle “ Moms Deserve to be Beautiful this May 12, 2013. For every Php500.00 single receipt purchase at AirAsia Café, a customer is entitle to one (1) Slimmers World Gift Certificate worth Php 1,500.00 for FREE until supply last.



AirAsia Café is operated by Manila Catering Corporation, who continuously gives appreciation to its consumers as they consistently implement promotions that provide rewarding dining experience.

AirAsia Café
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport
Clark Field Pampanga



Monday, April 22, 2013

Chateau 1771 : Celebrate it's 25th Year with a Festivity Offer


In celebration of its 25th year anniversary, Chateau 1771 is offering two special treats from May 18 to 31, featuring well-loved and one-of-a kind dishes by the group’s Executive Chef, Vicky Rose Pacheco.
Flaming Potence

True to the spirit of festivity, Chateau 1771 offers two stand-out dishes that have stood the test of time with a glass of wine for P990 net, available during dinner only. The first course is the restaurant's renowned Raclette, a luxurious melted Swiss cheese with marbled potatoes, pickled onions and gherkins-- a certified favorite for over two decades. The piece de resistance is the restaurant’s head-turner, Potence. Juicy and flavorful steak hangs from a metal gallows is presented to the diner flambéed with skill and flair. The beef is seasoned, robust and tender, dressed in its natural juices then whisked with some brandy.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

SideBar: Cool and Class


How do you define a Bar?,  What qualities should a Bar possess to make it a good enough to become a place to hang up around.  Where can you find a Bar that will surely suit the classy type ?

Sure, Manila definitely has all the chic bars where friends can just raise the glass to fun and party but Sidebar has never been of these. Sidebar, which has been churning good music and good food in a great quaint ambience for 23 years, has not lost its charm. In fact, it has even scaled up in comfort with its newly-renovated facilities where the seemingly grandiose can be casual and pop at the same time.

Friday, April 19, 2013

MARKET CAFÉ’S WEEKDAY BUFFET BONANZA

There are times that we have to wait for the weekend to be able to enjoy the abundance of eating till we drop type. Dining out has been one the most memorable moment with our family. The long hours of chatting while dining will be cherish forever and this is something we can do even during the weekday.

Treat your family and friends with a spectacular spread of epicurean delights as Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila’s interactive restaurant, the Market Cafe offers its most exciting buffet price offer until June 30, 2013.

From Monday to Thursday, feast on a wide selection of freshly cooked Western, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Filipino cuisines and enjoy a special price of PHP990 net per person for lunch and P1099 net per person for dinner inclusive of free-flowing soft drinks and local beer.

Featured dishes include an abundant choice of appetizers, hearty salads, premium cuts of lamb and beef, fresh or baked oysters, salmon, oven-baked pizzas, pastas, sushi and sashimi, freshly made tempura and a sinful selection of homemade ice cream and desserts.

Take advantage availing this offer and satisfy your family and friends cravings with this buffet extravaganza that assures a memorable indulgence.
For more information, please call the Food and Beverage Reservations Centre on +63 2 247 8666 or make your booking online by visiting manila.casino.hyatt.com. Alternatively, e-mail cath.mn@hyatt.com.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Predicting rainy season health hazards as early as summer

Summertime is here and this is the moment we should really enjoy. Doing thing that’s fun with your family should be the center of your attention.  Having the time to enjoy every moment that you’re together is the priority.
 Summer is definitely at its peak, and with the scorching season lasting over 2 months, families can bask in the enjoyment of beach trips and outdoor adventures.
However, many parents may not be aware that with the effects of climate change and global warming, summer can be the best time to prepare our families for possible health risks during the rainy season. Just like the classic childhood tale of The Ant and The Grasshopper, it’s best to plan this early for the coming rainy season.
The monsoon can give relief after the summer heat. But parents should be wary about the germs and diseases that the rains bring to the household, which can add to the risk of malaria, pneumonia, and complications of the common cold. So here are 5 practical tips to keep your family protected.
 1.     Having a clean and safe environment should start from home, and one of the steps is to maintain a germ-free kitchen. According to a 2011 study made by the National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), kitchen countertops, sinks, and dish rags are three out of the top ten germiest places at home, so better make sure all surfaces are clean and dry. Use a trusted brand of cleaning liquid along with clear water, and do it at least twice a day. It’s also best to replace kitchen sponge every 1 to 2 days.
 2.     Bathrooms should be well sanitized. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bacteria and viruses can live two hours or longer on certain surfaces, so washing your hands after using the toilet should be a common rule that should not only be applied outside the home; and more so because this is the main cause of spreading water-borne diseases. To keep your bathrooms clean, use a diluted antiseptic liquid at least once a day.
3.     Do not wear damp clothes for long periods. Fungal infections and itching are common skin ailments during the rainy season, which usually happen due to dampness. It’s also best to wear open-toed and waterproof footwear when stepping out in the rain.
 4.     If there’s one alarming health risk during the monsoon, parents can probably say it’s dengue. So keep mosquitoes and house flies at bay by ensuring that the house is free from stagnant water. Parents should be aware that normally, dengue-carrying mosquitoes spread the disease during the day, while malaria-carrying ones are active during the night, so best to safeguard the family with mosquito-repellent spray or lotion. As an alternative, you may put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in water and place it in strategic places.


5.     Your water source should be clean and safe at all times. Based on a CDC report, water, sanitation, and hygiene have the potential to prevent at least 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of all deaths. Moreover, water-borne infections are rampant during the rainy season, so unless you are confident about your source of drinking water, it’s best to bring your own.
Parents should never entrust their kids’ safety to just any brand of drinking water. In the Philippines, the first and currently the only brand in the Philippines to receive certification from NSF international is Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water. It is certified to follow international standards of safety and cleanliness for bottled water.

The list may go on and on, but these basic tips are a good starting point to keep your family safe from potential harm caused by monsoon, as early as summer. After all, a healthy living environment is prompted by a clean and safe lifestyle.

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About Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water
Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water is certified and approved by the Bureau of Food and Drugs for meeting the country’s highest and strictest bottled drinking water standards. It is a member of the International Bottled Water Association, and is the first and currently the only brand in the country to receive a National Sanitation Foundation International International certification.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kebabers Kapitolyo: Opening Soon on April 15, 2013


I really don’t know the exact date when KEBAB became a phenomenal hit in the Metro. Where ever you turn, there’s a KEBAB kiosk in one corner and it evolves from a plain KEBAB to other variants thru the years. This Persian cuisine has tickled the taste buds of Pinoy. 

As KEBAB evolve so did the kiosk. KEBABERS the FIRST KEBAB FASTFOOD in the Philippines will soon open its branch in D’ Ace Plaza Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City on April 15, 2013. It is the only Persian Fast food Restaurant that serves affordable Middle Eastern Cuisine with a twist of Filipino taste.

Kebabers started as a kiosk in St. Luke’s in E. Rodriguez, Quezon City last November 03, 2009. As the owners Ms. Mika Baron and Mr. Ron Ong, planned to expand the business and offer a wide variety of Middle Eastern Cuisine a dine-in store hence, the opening of the first store in Katipunan Avenue across Ateneo De Manila Gate 2 last 2012.

Kapitolyo branch is the most recent model of Kebabers made with a cozier ambience with a 48 sitting capacity (32 regular seats or enjoy your food and beverage ordered like the Arabians in their 8 seaters tatami style in an air-conditioned dining area plus 8 al fresco for the smoking diners).

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wine, Dine, Chill and Wine Pairing Knowledge on the Sideat The Wine Bar


It was a night for information, for now I truly understand what wine is all about and its not just for health. Wine means to be shared, shared to you friends and comrades.

Learning about pairing food with wine is made possible at at The Wine Bar at the 1771 El Pueblo, where the restaurant not only caters to foodies and wine lovers, but also to those who aim to understand the art of wine pairing.
  
A member of the 1771 Group of Restaurants in El Pueblo Ortigas, The Wine Bar is a gem for those who find comfort in intimate wine and dine experience. Sleek, masculine and inspired from the sophisticated bars of SohoNew York, the venue is built with personalized spaces, comfortable nooks and private rooms that are perfect for intimate get together. With an intriguing Wine Cellar housing over 300 top quality wine choices from all over the world reserved from the enomatic dispenser with theme that varies monthly, take your pick by the glass or decide together with the in-house sommelier Cecille Mauricio. A rare feature of a restaurant outside the hotel, The Wine Bar offers endless wine and food choices coupled with a superior service that anyone can count on.



The charming wine and dine concept of WB 1771 also offers private event spaces which can accommodate up to 120 persons, perfect for intimate social events such as wedding receptions or even JS proms.  For smaller parties that need privacy, The Wine Bar features private areas that can be converted into smaller private room good for 6 to 25 persons. Boasting the same convenience of a hotel function space but in a more relaxed and intimate ambience, explore The Wine Bar function spaces if the goal is to celebrate with ease and elegance. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A TASTE OF TASMANIAN SALMON at THE FIREPLACE, HYATT




The Fireplace has been known for its superior quality and fresh flavour, and now it will introduce the Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon. Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon menu is exquisitely crafted by Chef Noel to showcase its fine texture and taste.

  

Native of the pristine unpolluted waters of Tasmania, this famed Atlantic Salmon makes up only around 1.5% of the world’s salmon production. Enriched with omega-3 and proteins, discover the richness of this Atlantic salmon variety with selections like Roasted Herbs Crusted Salmon with Creamy Spinach , Peppered Salmon Steak with Cognac Pepper Cream Sauce and more.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Holy Week Recipe


Holy Week calls for an entire week of fasting and abstinence. This means that your list of meal choices gets drastically trimmed down. But there are still plenty of meals you can whip up at home that are still scrumptious but guilt-free. Here are some great dishes with their corresponding recipes to try out courtesy of Philips.

Prepare a simple pasta dish with portabello mushrooms for the family this Holy Week and stay true to your fasting and abstinence duties. Usually an extender for meat dishes, the mushroom will surely provide a healthy alternative from the usual meaty pasta. Definitely this will be one of the go-to dishes for an entire week.

But just because you have to abstain from meat, doesn’t mean you have to forego nutrients. Seal in all the nutrients of all the ingredients of the pasta dish as well as every meal you wish to cook with the Philips Induction Cooker HD4932.

IFC : I Food Card , the Ultimate Card for Dining


We love to eat buy why stop there when you can get more while dining.Restaurant now a days offer different rewards that goes with our dining. But it would be more wonderful if you could hold onto a single card for all those famous restaurant and with different cuisine as well. 

For more than a decade now, I-Foods Inc. has been taking Filipinos on a gastronomic journey.  Its portfolio of restaurants offers diners a taste of world cooking at reasonable prices.  When I-Foods Inc. president BRYAN TIU opened his first concept restaurant in 2001, it was to be the first in a number of fast casual restaurants he was to develop in the coming years.  These restaurants brought to a bigger market segment what were then considered to be expensive concepts.


TERIYAKI BOY, TOKYO CAFÉ, STACKERS BURGER CAFÉ, PERI-PERI, KOGI BULGOGI PARMIGIANO RISTORANTE PIZZERIA, they now have a common denominator as they say with I-F. Enjoying these world-class dining becomes even more exciting with the soon to be launched I-F CARD- your guarantee to a great dining experience coupled with big savings.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Decadent Graduation Cakes at Café 1771


Our children’s graduation is the sweetest memories that a parent can cherish. A celebration is never amiss during these occasions of joy and  no occasion is complete without  a cake to partake. And with the coming graduation celebration, Café 1771 has prepared the sweetest thing of all.

From the smooth and velvety to the sweet cakes without the guilt, Café 1771 presents its homespun cake creations by Pastry Chef Arnold Bautista that will surely make your beloved graduate say that life is sweet. Available in 2-inch round sizes good for 2 persons, this petite cake is perfect for gift or when you want a cake dessert that tastes good as it looks.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ponder No More: Get You're Pon de Ring at Mr. Donut Cafe

Well, 
From Japan to the Philippines, the ring of chewy, fluffy, irresistible little balls know as Pon de Ring is now being served at Mr. Donut Café. Outside, it looks liked a ring of donut balls stuck together, but inside the slightly crunchy exterior is something words can’t explain.  When I heard that the Pon de Ring is chewy, my question is “How can you make a donut chewy”. Well Mr. Donut Café is serving Pon de Ring, so it can be done. But just because Mr. Donut Café can do it, it doesn’t, mean that others could do it. Mr. Donut is the only who could give their donut that chewiness and it’s a secret ingredient that I can’t find out because, if I did find out about it then I’m dead (just joking).
 Different Flavors to Choose From:


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fely J's Kitchen: The All Time Pinoy Resto


It’s often said that if you’re a Kapampangan, you are definitely a good cook.  If ever you are looking for an authentic Filipino restaurant then you better head on to Fely J’s Kitchen located at the 2nd Level of Greenbelt 5 in Ayala Center, Makati. Having a mom who’s also a Kapampangan, I’m always on the look out for Filipino restaurant that served truly Pinoy dishes. 

Being a food adventurist who tasted different cuisine, nothing beats the Pinoy food. Fely J’s Restaurant is nothing but ordinary. The setting of the restaurant may simple but that simplicity embodied a woman who is graceful, natural and true.

I grew up loving the dish, sinigang. Fely J’s Restaurant Sinigang Pork Ribs should not a miss in our order. Fely J’s Sinigang Pork Rib soup is made up of natural bayabas fruit. The bayabas was puree to make as the base soup main ingredients, no artificial flavoring was used that’s why its so ______ (I don’t know how to explain it, but you really have to taste it so that you too will be speechless, this dish top my list).

Next, the Kare Kare Klab. To tell you the truth; with just the sauce itself and its vegetable, I’m done. Done meaning,” buhay na buhay na ko “. The sauce is made from scratch, meaning the peanut was grinded to serve as the sauce. The vegetable still maintain their crispiness. The meats are tender and I actually didn’t use the bagoong since it’s still flavorful. Five thumbs up to this dish.

For health conscious, there’s the Gule Magalang. So simple yet flavorful. Combining the leaves of three different vegetable with the pumpkin was a hit.

For meat lovers like my friend, she recommends the Lamb Kaldereta.

And don’t forget to order the Fely J’s Temple Crab, its spiciness will hit you like a bomb and you will ask for more.

Now, lets go to our dessert. Do ask for the Sikreto Ni Maria. The good old combination of manga and suman will never go wrong.

Fely J’s Kitchen, a restaurant dedicated to the memory of Felicidad de Jesus-Cruz, mother of the late restaurateur Larry J. Cruz, features Fely J’s treasured recipes which she picked up in her travels. The restaurant offers a variety of Filipino and Asian dishes served Fely J’s style: fresh, natural and attractive, just as she was herself, a pretty, adventurous woman who grew old gracefully without artificial touches.

2nd Level, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati
Phone: 728-8878 or 728-8858
Business hours:
Monday – Sunday / 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Seating capacity: 160

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