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September 2017

#Philippines, Iloilo

MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a 55-piece world-class ensemble founded in 1926. It is regarded as Asia’s first symphony orchestra.

Ilonggos were in for a treat when MSO played their hearts out in two of the most iconic places in Iloilo as part of the 80th Iloilo City Charter Day celebration.

 

The two-night spectacle was under the baton of master conductor Professor Arturo Molina. On August 25 and 26, the Manila Symphony Orchestra wooed music lovers with “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” and “Soundtracks and Symphonies” at the iconic Molo Church and the Iloilo Convention Center, respectively.

Here's what happened during the grand two-day celebration… 

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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#Restaurants

Spend Your Weekends with Citi this Christmas Season!

Dine on Weekends, Swipe your Citi Card, and win back your dining bill!

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Citi has a cool dining promotion every Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays where you can get a chance to win back your total dining bill or a max of P5,000 after you swipe your card

Here’s why you should use your Citi credit card when you dine every weekend this Christmas season…

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#Restaurants

Eat Sustainable Local Food for Our Sustainable Future! @WWF_Philippines

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Sustainable Food is all about knowing if you are eating locally sourced food produced by eco-friendly methods and ingredients with the profits going back to support the local community. 

What this means is importing ingredients is out, but eating local ingredient is in; eating at foreign franchises is out, and eating at a socially responsible local restaurant is in.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, with the mission of “Transforming Lives, organized a benefit dinner to educate Filipinos on the importance of sustainable consumption and supporting our local farmers and fishermen by eating local. 

Here’s a photo essay of the Sustainable Food, Sustainable Future benefit dinner…

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#Hotels, #Philippines

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?! @richmonde.rhi

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is a 149-room, 4-star hotel, at Iloilo Business Park that highlights exclusivity and privacy for its guests.

Its location makes it the perfect jump-off point for all your Iloilo activities. Ortiz Wharf, the port of entry for Guimaras is just 20 minutes away, while Jaro Cathedral is just five minutes away.

Here is a photo essay of our awesome Richmonde Hotel Iloilo experience and why you should stay here on your next Iloilo trip…

 

RICHMONDE HOTEL ILOILO
Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Telephone: +63 33 328 7888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: RichmondeHotelIloilo
Instagram: @richmonde.rhi
Website: http://www.richmondehoteliloilo.com.ph/

Check out low Richmonde Iloilo rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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#Philippines

ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!

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When one hears the name Iloilo, it’s usually food that comes to mind–La Paz Batchoy, Pansit Molo, and Butterscotch. Secondary to that is the annual Dinagyang Festival. But there’s more to Iloilo than just its food and festivities.

Iloilo is a province that’s rich in culture and history, and its centuries-old churches and heritage houses are a testament to this. Each structure has their own rich story to tell.

Here are Iloilo’s must-visit heritage churches and houses…

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo E

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#Restaurants

NHÀ EM: Vietnamese Soul Food Cuisine @SMAuraPremier

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Nhà Em, which means “My Home”, is a Vietnamese restaurant serving home-inspired Vietnamese cuisine in a mall-based environment. The flagship store opened in the beautiful 5/f Sky Park of SM Aura.

It’s a good place to enjoy a hot bowl of pho during the rainy days, or if you simply want to eat not-your-usual Vietnamese dishes.  

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Nhà Em…

Nhà Em Vietnamese Restaurant
5/F SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig
Telephone: +632 541-5436
Mobile: +63 956 877-6180
Instagram: @nhaemph
Facebook: Nhà Em Vietnamese Cuisine
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 11.00pm daily

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#Restaurants

FLAME: Chef David Pardo de Ayala’s Seasoned to Perfection Charity Dinner! @DiscoveryPrimea

4/10/2019: FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining

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Chef David Pardo de Ayala, current GM of Discovery Primea, belongs to the generation of chefs that trail blazed fine quality cuisine outside the hotels and paved the way for the restaurant boom in Manila.

He came out of chef retirement to go back to the kitchen and cook a 6-course retrospective dinner to raise funds to support the Dumagat Tribe through Waves for Water.

Here’s a photo essay of the awesome dinner with Beringer Wine pairing…

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#Restaurants

BISTRO MANUEL by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel: Lolo Dad’s for the Millennial Generation!

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BISTRO MANUEL is a fine-casual dining bistro serving fine contemporary cuisine by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati!  

It serves the Best of Lolo Dad’s with new contemporary dishes for the millennial dining crowd looking for better food choices in Manila. Lolo Dad’s set the trend for fine cuisine in Manila outside the hotels and was the go-to place for a romantic dinner in the heydays of Malate.

Bistro Manuel aims to continue the legacy in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati and elevate the dining scene to Michelin-star level quality.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Bistro Manuel…

BISTRO MANUEL
2nd Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati
Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11am-2pm | Dinner 6pm-10pm
Instagram: @bistro_manuel
Telephone: +632 871-8566

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#Travel

Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience! (Photo Essay)

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The Kyoto Gionya Kimono Experience is a unique way for tourists to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and traditions that are still practiced to this day.

What better way to remember Kyoto than visiting one of many historical sites in a Japanese style Kimono? This unique experience is one of a kind and a must for any tourists who love culture and picture taking.   

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Ultimate Taste Test

And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

You can now apply for the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition to be held on November 15 2018! 

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We have finally successfully completed the first Pro Edition of the longest running Taste Test Event in the Philippines, now on its 15th cycle in 9 years. I’m so happy that we were able to discover deserving start-up food entrepreneurs whose Food Business Dreams we will help make a reality!

Thank you to Foodee Global Concepts, our long-time sponsor and partner San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, our partner venue Glorietta & Ayala MallsGlobe Studios, and our lovely host Patti Grandidge-Herrera for taking this historic food taste event to the next level.

This was literally the Best UTT Ever, with a well-curated list of start-up food entrepreneurs and an awesome line-up of new food discoveries.

And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

 

Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition Series:
And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition are…
A Foodie’s Guide to the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017!
Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!”

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