Murder Manila from the brains behind Mystery Manila presents their take on the classic “Whodunnit?”.
Murder Manila is a role-playing game, where you must use your deductive skills and reasoning, to figure out who the killer is before time runs out. There are different scenarios for people to play through. We got to go back to school with the theme Revenge at the Reunion.
Atelier Vivanda Manila is an integrated steakhouse, bistro, and wine & cheese bar (BRVT) concept by two-Michelin-star Chef Akrame Benallal of Paris. They are best known for their 50-day dry-aged meats imported directly from Paris, as well as their artisanal French-style comfort food.
Atelier means “workshop of an artisan” while Vivanda comes from La Viende, which means “meat life“. The Manila branch is in partnership with Khristine Gabriel and Grace Lee, who loved their Chef Akrame experience in Paris so much that they decided to help bring it to the Philippines.
There was a lot of hype surrounding the opening of Atelier Vivanda in the metro. Here’s our experience…
Arguably one of the best steakhouses in New York, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener opened its first branch in the Philippines, in partnership with Raymund Magdaluyo and Marvin Agustin.
Mr. Zwiener, through his restaurant, aims to impart his knowledge of the dry-aging process and cooking preparations after decades of experience at the famed Peter Luger’s in New York. While the restaurant is celebrated for its USDA Prime New York Sirloin, Ribeye, and Fillet Mignon, the signature steak is the Porterhouse.
Here’s what to expect at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Manila…
February 15, 2016 marked the start of Sustainable Seafood Week. This week focused on helping people understand that the ocean life we partake of still need to be allowed to be abundant in their habitat. The hospitality industry celebrated this with encouraging the public to help save the oceans by being critical about the seafood they consume. This stand to serve sustainable seafood was reached after years of showing that our current way of fishing our oceans empty is not the proper way.
The Top Chefs from different renowned restaurants and hotels have prepared a special dinner using fresh sustainable seafood ingredients.
It was such an honor to curate the first ever 15-Hour Food Tour in the Philippines–a culinary introduction to the best of Filipino food and culture. This is also the official press launch of the World Street Food Congress happening in Manila on April 20-24, 2016!
From the foodie backstreets of Metro Manila to the culinary center of Pampanga, over 30+ culinary ambassadors, food journalists, and bloggers from Manila, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Spain came together to eat their way to the coveted title of “Commando Foodie”.
4.30pm: WORLD STREET FOOD PRESSCON(Manila Diamond Hotel Culinary Studio)
After 3 hours of grueling traffic, we finally made it back to Manila where we had to make a mad rush for Diamond Hotel to attend the official press conference for World Street Food Congress 2016.
KF Seetoh of Makansutra talked about the importance of preserving our country’s Heritage Foods, bringing the street vendor community together, and what to expect at the upcoming WSFC on April 20-24, 2016.
(Updated 12/5/2016: Updated the new conservation rates effective November 26, 2016.
Note: There’s a new improvement at the end of the trail called the ‘Dahon’ village. Here, you will find hammocks of different shapes and sizes inspired by leaves and fruits. Guests can rest on these hammocks after a long and winding trek throughout the trail.)
When the daily grind of the city begins to weigh down on you, it’s always nice to take a step back and appreciate nature. Just a quick hour and a half from Quezon City is Baras, Rizal, home of the Masungi Georeserve. Masungi comes from the word “masungki”, which means “spiked”. This is fitting as one of the prime attractions of this reserve is a 10 kilometer spine of limestone formations.
The 1,500+ hectare reserve is a haven for a variety of flora and fauna and a fun adventure spot for hikers and ecotourists. Every Tuesday to Saturday, at either 7:30 am or 1:00 pm, thrill-seekers can take the 3-4 hour hike around the huge georeserve.
Some sights to be seen are: Tatay and Nanay, two limestone peaks, Yungib ni Ruben, a cave to seek shelter from the hot sun, and Sapot, a web where you can lie down and view Laguna de Bay.
However, keeping Masungi safe for all the wildlife in it has been an uphill battle. “The georeserve is an area we have been protecting for over fifteen years now. Having to deal with a myriad of illegal loggers, quarries, and others, it has been a challenge, but ultimately a meaningful and fulfilling one. Today, we are excited to share our love for the place with you. We hope that you see something special in it like we did.”
Masungi Conservation fee:
• Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays): Php 1,500 per person*
• Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays): Php 1,800 per person*
*Inclusive of a ranger dedicated to the group, rental of helmets & backpacks, water refills and complimentary light after-trail snacks
February 15 – 21, 2016 will be a long week affair of the first ever Sustainable Seafood Week organized by top hotels and restaurants in Manila along with the different environmental groups and fisheries NGOs.
Sustainable Seafood Week, a celebration of food, aims to share the best practices in creating sustainable fisheries and to raise awareness among seafood consumers and stakeholders on the problems plaguing the Philippine seas. An important issue to be tackled is unsustainable fishing practices, that not only harm the marine environment, but also threaten the country's fisheries industry.
Wanderland, the hippest arts and music festival this side of the galaxy, is back for the fourth time around. Karpos Multimedia is sure to take Wanderers to infinity and beyond with this year's theme of space. So, clear up your schedules on March 5, 2016, and get ready for 12 hours of stellar musical fun at the Global Circuit Events Ground.