CAFÉ SHIBUYA is a cafe specializing in Savory and Buttered Toasts and Ghirardelli Chocolate Drinks. Their flagship store is at the U.P. Town Center and its name is based on the Shibuya way of preparing the French Toast.
The buttered toast craze has already captured the hearts of foodies around South East Asia, but it has yet to really take off here in Manila. Heads or Tails tried offering Buttered Toast with Kaya via a stall in MOA, but their thin toast and unexciting toppings didn't make them a blockbuster hit. Just recently, Once Upon A Milkshake also started offering their own Shibuya Toast.
Check out our CAFÉ SHIBUYA experience...
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RAMBLA is a Spanish Mediterranean restaurant from the owners of LAS FLORES, with Spanish Chef Pepe Lopez as head chef, and named after the famous street La Rambla in Barcelona.
They specialize in Catalan Spanish food with Mediterranean influences. Its modern menu is like VASK, using Modern Gastronomy techniques, plus LU's Mediterranean food.
It was fun ordering something new and exciting. But I think we got carried away trying out all the new dishes and pairing it with wine and their signature cocktail drinks.
Check out RAMBLA this holiday season!
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CHAMPÊTRE is an authentic French restaurant owned by the family of French Chef Marc Aubry. Formerly known as "Je Suis Gourmand" when he initially ran the resto with some partners, it's one of the best authentic restaurants in Manila loved by both Filipinos and French alike. :)
(Related Blog Post: Aidan's Je Suis Gourmand Birthday Dinner)
The ambiance and the food is inspired by its name, which means "Country Living". It has that down-to-earth feel and has consistenty served good French food over the years.
I was invited as a guest by Philip Abadicio on his show "Philip, Lifestyle Guy" to have a nice French Dinner in Manila, with wine pairing designed by Chef Marc himself.
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NAKED EYES has finally performed live in Manila, in what feels like the completion of a cycle for the 80's Generation, who grew up with their music! :)
Here is a photo essay of their performance at Solaire...
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Finally, Dulcelin Gourmet by Ricky & Mico Morelos has opened their first branch at the new U.P. Town Center, offering our favorite Dulcelin gourmet dishes such as the Wagyu Tri-tip (only available for advanced orders) and signature desserts, like the much raved-about Mango Torte.
Check out Dulcelin Gourmet whenever you're in the U.P. Town Center. Here's peek at what to expect...
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