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Friday, June 13, 2014

THE BIG BANQUET: Top 5 Best Appetizers, Main Dishes, Desserts, & Drinks @TheBlueLeaf

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Read first: THE BIG BANQUET: Battle of the Top Caterers in Manila! @TheBlueLeaf (A Photo Essay)

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It was tough to rate the different courses from the best caterers in Manila. There were about 300-350 ratings per dish, using a scale of 1 to 5 (highest), and the weighted average was calculated to ensure an objective score. 

Congratulations to all the winning caterers! 

And the winners of the Top 5 Best Appetizers, Main Dishes, Desserts, & Drinks in the first ever The Big Banquet are....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE BIG BANQUET: Battle of the Top Caterers in Manila! @TheBlueLeaf (A Photo Essay)

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Read first: THE BIG BANQUET: An Ultimate Taste Test of the Best Caterers in Manila @TheBlueLeaf!

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One of the frequently asked questions on this blog is, "Who is the Best Caterer in Manila?"

It's hard to answer that question, since you have to experience the food, the setup, and the service of each caterer side by side before you can give an objective answer.

This was the inspiration behind THE BIG BANQUET -- an ultimate taste test event to showcase the Best Caterers in Manila, as certified by The Blue Leaf group. 

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

MAGNUM MANILA: Pop-up Pleasure Store featuring Make My Magnum Bar @Magnum_PH

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MAGNUM MANILA is a Pop-up Pleasure Store featuring the Make Your Own Magnum Dessert Bar. It is designed as a pop-up store because the SM Aura Location would only be open for a year. This is also the only Magnum Store that features savory dishes crafted by Chef Him Uy de Baron and signature desserts by Chef Miko Aspiras.

Here are some tips to help plan out your own Magnum Manila Pleasure Store experience ...

 

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Friday, March 07, 2014

A Taste of NOMA in Manila!?

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NOMA by Rene Redzepi is one of the top restaurants in the world. So when Sous Chef Yannick Van Aeken and Pastry Chef Louise Bannon -- who both worked in NOMA -- visited the country on a quest to savor the best of Philippine flavors, the Manila Food community was abuzz with excitement! :) 

Related Video: NOMA :: The best restaurant in the world

Together with Chef Robby Goco, they hosted a private pop-up dinner for Manila's top chefs, foodies, and food editors in Aleth's Kitchen. The former NOMA chefs were fascinated with Philippine ingredients, and were challenged to use it in a memorable degustation in Makati. :)

The dinner experience was a historic moment because of the cultural foodie exchange between Belgians and Filipinos. And it was also a foodie celebration because Filipino Food and our very own ingredients were getting the attention they rightly deserved by the top chefs in the world. 

Here's a photo essay entitled "A Taste of NOMA in Manila" to immortalize the experience...

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Friday, October 18, 2013

PORKETTA MAN: Porketta (Boneless Pork Belly Lechon) To Go!

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PORKETTA is a 6-hour brick oven, slow-roasted pork belly. Think about it as a boneless pork belly lechon with crispy skin and lots of herbs and spices.

PORKETTA MAN is a secret Porketta-on-the-go business by Ram Jorge that is now making waves in the lechon-loving foodie community in Manila. Thanks to Michi Calica for giving me the tip on this and for Chef Sau for raving about it and sending me a sampler. :)

Check out Porketta Man...

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