Here’s a 2013 wrap-up of our 10 Favorite Restaurants to kick off the SM Aura Food Trip this 2014:
1. PAUL BOULANGERIE AND PATISSERIE
PAUL Boulangerie and Patisserie has been baking bread and pastries in France since 1889. Finally, after 124 years, they have opened a store in Manila this December 2013. Their bread is baked traditionally, hand-crafted using the best natural ingredients that are freshly flown in all the way from France.
The local franchise is owned by Ben Chan of the Bench empire. Paul Boulangerie’s flagship store in SM Aura integrates the bakery, patisserie, restaurant, and tea salon in one.
We love PAUL‘s French café ambiance and their authentic French breads and pastries. Make sure you try the croissants, macarons, and their version of croque-madame. Best to go in the mornings when most of the goodies are fresh from the oven.
It would have been lovely if they had a nicer view or were located somewhere with an alfresco setup, instead of the current commercialized view of SM Aura’s main entrance.
Budget is P250-P500/head, depending on whether you go for merienda or breakast/lunch/dinner. It’s relatively a bit expensive.
PAUL BOULANGERIE SM Aura Premier 26th Corner McKinley Parkway Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1630 Telephone: +632 808-5324 Email: [email protected]
OGETSU HIME is a Japanese A la Carte Restaurant specializing in Sushi/Sashimi, Teppanyaki, and Table-side Sukiyaki Cooking. Its name literally means “Goddess of Food” and is from the proponents of Saisaki and Sambokojin.
Here’s our Ogetsu Hime experience at the Sky Park in SM Aura Premier…
Conceptualized by Ton Gonzales, TIPSY PIG is known for its signature brews, extensive drink selection, and good food by Chef Rainier Barbers. The name is inspired by the after effects of alcohol and the food they want to be known for. This is the coolest place to hang out at Capitol Commons in Pasig.
We tried the food as recommended by the Chef and here’s our experience…
I’m super excited for 2014 because it’s a pivotal year for the Philippines in terms of technology, life stages, and starting a new cycle of business innovations.
When I was giving a talk to entrepreneurs about how I started OAP and related businesses, one person noted that the single most important success factor in my businesses was spotting trends before they peak and acting on it.
For the first time, I’m sharing with you the 11 Biggest Trends in 2014 that would significantly impact and shape the business landscape in the Philippines…