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


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 Alternatively, e-mail

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.

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.


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


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.


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