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#Restaurants

MIGHTY QUINN’S: New York’s Award-Winning Slow-Cooked Barbecue Now in Manila! @MightyQuinnsBBQ

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

Mighty Quinn's

Finally, New Yorks’ famed barbecue joint is now open in Manila!

Mighty Quinn’s is iconic for their New York-style Barbecue cooked the old school way–with wood and time. While they aim to honor their Texas roots, they break away in their use of non-traditional meats such as pork ribs, burnt ends, and heritage livestock.

New Yorkers have raved over their tender and moist beef brisket, savory smokey pulled pork, and impressively massive ribs, all slow smoked to perfection!

What separates Mighty Quinn’s from all the regular barbecue joints is their focus on every part of the menu, from the side dishes down to the drinks. Of course, their meats are still the main attraction.

Here’s what we liked at the newly opened Mighty Quinn’s Manila…

 

MIGHTY QUINN’S MANILA
3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Website: www.mightyquinnsbbq.com
Facebook: MightyQuinnsPH

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

FOO’D /fú-dō/: Accessible Italian Pop Cuisine by Chef Davide Oldani!

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016!

FOO'D

FooDee Global Concepts (the same people behind the successful Tim Ho Wan, Todd English, Mesa, and Sunnies Cafe) has brought Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani‘s pop cuisine concept FOO’D (/fú-dō/) to Manila.

Chef Oldani defines “pop cuisine” as accessible luxury cuisine with Italian roots, taking the simplest ingredients and turning these into a beautiful dish.

FOO’D’s unique selling point is that they offer Michelin-grade food, fine ambiance, and quality service at a reasonable price, from their P800 three-course menu to their P1,200 four-course menu. And because everything is upgradeable, you can start at P800 then work your way up (you can even go crazy with a P3000 menu and load up on the experience).

Here are some of the exciting world-renowned signature dishes brought to Manila by Chef Oldani…

 

FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Ground Level, High Street Park, Shangri-la at the Fort, BGC Taguig
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 10.00pm
Mobile: +63917 711-4469
Facebook: FOODbyDOManila
Website: http://www.cucinapop.do/

(Note: The restaurant doesn’t have a strict dress code;  guests can come in smart casual attire)

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#Hotels, #Travel, Cebu

BLUEWATER SUMILON: South Cebu’s Eco Luxury Private Island Getaway!

Bluewater Sumilon

Bluewater Sumilon Beach Resort is one of Cebu’s high-end resorts situated on the 24-hectare Sumilon island off the tip of Southern Cebu.

The word Sumilon comes from the word “sumilong”, which means to take refuge, as the island’s caves serve as shelters for fishermen from incoming storms.

The island itself is filled with history and natural attractions. Whether its being surrounded by crystal clear waters with beautiful varying aquamarine hues, snorkeling in the first ever marine sanctuary, and lying on its white sand shifting sandbar, or kayaking at the natural lagoon, swimming with the whale sharks, and even the occasional sighting of black tip sharks, Sumilon has something for everyone!

We love the resort because of the Filipino lifestyle experience with their modern Filipino rooms and the warmest greetings from their fully employed all-Filipino staff.

BLUEWATER SUMILON BEACH RESORT
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (63 32) 318 3129, 318 9098
Mobile: +63917 631 7512, +63999 885 8337
Website: www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph
Facebook: BluewaterSumilon
Twitter: @BlueSumilon

Related Blog Post: The Legend of SUMILON Island

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Cebu

Cebu Food Trip: Eat Like a Local in Cebu! (2016)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Food is central to the Cebuano experience! Your trip wouldn’t be complete without tasting the best lechon and trying out the local and international cuisines Cebu is proud of!

Check out our list of local finds that will make you say “Lami Kaayo” (delicious)!

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#Philippines

PAWIKAN FESTIVAL: Help Save the Turtles!

Pawikan Festival: Bataan

The Pawikan Festival is held yearly at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan. The main activity here is the releasing of the baby pawikan, which are hatched in the conservation center.

Every year, during the festivities, they invite visitors and thousands of students from the provinces to promote awareness and also be treated to some street dancing, sand sculptures, a showcase of local products, and witnessing how the hatchlings go back to the sea.

 

Bataan Tourism
Pawikan Conservation Center, Nagbalayong, Morong
Mobile: +63917 6716995
Landline: (047)237-4785
Website: http://bataan.gov.ph/tourism
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: bataan.tourism

 

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#Philippines

Manila’s 8-Hands Dinner to Celebrate CCA Manila’s 20th Anniversary Milestone!

CCA Anniversary Gala

The Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) "8-Hands Anniversary Gala Dinner" is the kick-off event for a week of different celebrations commemorating CCA Manila's 20th year as the leading professional culinary school in the Philippines.

With the theme "Old, Gold, and Bold," four of the country’s top chefs joined hands for a collaboration dinner that reinterpreted international gold prize-winning dishes of CCA students. Each course was made exquisitely bolder by CCA Culinary Director Chef Sau del Rosario, Michelin-starred French Master Chef Christian Tetedoie, Disciples Escoffier International Chairman Robert Fontana, and EDSA Shangri-La’s Executive Pastry Chef Martin Frowd.

Here's a photo essay of the dinner…

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#Hotels, Cebu

BLUEWATER MARIBAGO: Authentic Cebuano Staycation Experience! (Photo Essay)

Bluewater Maribago

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is one of Cebu’s high-end resorts situated on the 7-hectare tropical paradise of Mactan Island, Cebu.

You’ll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you’re staying at Bluewater’s group of resorts. From indulging in their Pinoy-themed buffets and staying in their modern Filipino rooms, down to the warmest greetings from their fully employed all-Filipino staff.

We love the resort because of its family-friendly vibe, multiple pools, white sand beachfront, and sumptuous themed dinner buffets. Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

Bluewater Maribago
Buyong Maribago, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu Philippines
Phone: (63 32) 492 0100
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.bluewatermaribago.com.ph
Facebook: BluewaterMaribago
Twitter: @BlueMaribago

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#Restaurants

THE FRUIT GARDEN 2016: Luxurious Christmas Dreams, Orange Gingerbread Marmalade, and Toile de Jouy Packaging!

The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand, famed for using natural local and international fruits cooked in traditional French-style recipes.

For this festive season, the company produced Christmas-themed jams in a lovely Toile de Jouy packaging, perfect for gift giving.

Here’s what’s to expect from the Fruit Garden’s 2016 Festive Collection…

 

THE FRUIT GARDEN
295 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 621-4603
Mobile: +63 920 945-3565
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.thefruitgarden.net/

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#Restaurants

TOKYO MILK CHEESE FACTORY: Japan’s Popular Milk Cheese Cookies now in Manila!

Tokyo Milk Cheese Fatory

Finally, Japan’s popular confectionery Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory is now open in Manila!

They are known for their luxurious treats made from the finest ingredients–Hokkaido milk and the world’s best cheeses. Light, crispy, and melt-in-your-mouth, these cookies are sure to get you hooked!

In addition to their signature Salt & Camembert, Honey & Gorgonzola, and Porcini & Gouda Cookies, they also brought their French & Hokkaido Milk Cheese Cakes.

Here’s what to expect at their newly opened stores…

Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory
Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; Greenbelt 5 Manila, Philippines
Website: www.tokyomilkcheese.com
Facebook: tokyomilkcheesefactoryph
Instagram: @tokyomilkcheesefactoryph

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CALABOO: Awesome Carabao Milk Butter & Premium Carabao Cheese! @GawadKalingaHQ

Calaboo-5.jpg

CalaBoo Creamery is a Social Enterprise by GK Enchanted Farm in partnership with the Philippine Carabao Center, who aims to fulfill the Filipino dream of ending poverty for smallholder farmers, by producing proudly Filipino farm fresh milk from grass-fed carabao products that are naturally healthy and yummy!

They produce some of the best dairy products the Philippines has to offer, ranging from their fresh and aged cheese, high-quality butter and pro-biotic rich yogurts, which uses healthy sweeteners like coco sugar and pure honey.

Finally, we have world-class carabao milk dairy brand proudly made in the Philippines at Gawad Kalinga's Enchanted Farm!  These are the perfect foodie gift this Christmas 🙂

Here's a photo essay of Calaboo's launch and Carabao dairy products …  

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