Author

Abigail Javellana

#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…

Read more

#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

Read more

#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/

Read more

#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

Read more

#Restaurants

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 …  

Read more

#Restaurants, Gawad Kalinga

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

by Abigail Javellana

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 …

Read more

#Restaurants, #Travel

SAGADA CELLAR DOOR: Agadulay’s Kitchen Igorot Dinner and Sagada Craft Beer Experience! (A Review)

Sagada Day 1-128.jpg

CELLAR DOOR by Andrew Chinaplan Jr. and Binggirl Clements is Sagada’s first and only private dining, wine cellar, and craft brewery place.

Bing prepares her signature Igorot and Ilonggo Buffet (at least 3 hours prior reservation required) at Agadulay’s Kitchen. They can also serve a French Buffet by Sagada-based French Chef Aklay, but you have to reserve 3 days in advance.

Andrew curates their wine cellar and brews the Sagada craft beers, proudly made from local products like Sagada Arabica Coffee, Heirloom Rice, Sunflower Honey, and Sagada Oranges.

We visited Cellar Door for two straight nights while we were in Sagada, and here are our recommendations…

 

SAGADA CELLAR DOOR
(Strictly by Reservation)
Lallalai, Poblacion, Sagada, Mountain Province, Sagada
Mobile: +63918 942 8506, +63917 554 1345
Facebook: Sagada Cellar Door

 

SAGADA TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 Series:

SAGADA Itinerary DIY: The Road to Sagada (2017) @FordPhilippines
• YOGURT HOUSE SAGADA: Best Breakfast Place in Sagada! (2016 Review)
• GAIA Sagada Cafe: That Famed Cafe in “That Thing Called Tadhana” (Review)
• SAGADA CELLAR DOOR: Agadulay’s Kitchen Igorot Dinner and Sagada Craft Beer Experience! (A Review)
• LOG CABIN: A Cozy Retreat in Sagada (A 2016 Review)
• LUMIANG TO SUMAGUING CAVE: Conquering Sagada’s Cave Connection!
• SAGADA DEATH RITUALS: On Hanging Coffins, Panag-Apoy and Echoes of Old Igorot Traditions
SAGADA’S MARLBORO: Basking in a Sea of Clouds at Kamanbaneng Sunrise Peak! (Photo Essay)
SAGADA ORANGE PICKING Guide at Rock Farm Inn (Photo Essay)
BIYAHEROES: The Best Online Bus Booking Platform in Manila! Try it!

Read more

#Philippines, Mystery Rooms

Midnight Mystery: Murder in Ayala Museum! @MysteryManila

Midnight Mystery: Murder at the Museum

The senior curator of Ayala Museum is murdered during Halloween night! With all four floors transformed into a crime scene, guests play the role of detectives to pinpoint whodunit!

Now on its third year, Ayala Museum opens it’s doors for another thrilling Halloween experience with the theme “Midnight Museum 3: Murder in the Museum”. In partnership with the experts behind the popular escape room, Mystery Manila.

Here’s our first-time experience spending Halloween at the Ayala Museum…

Read more

#Hotels, #Travel, Cebu

THE HENRY: Cebu’s Hippest Boutique Hotel! (Photo Essay)

The Henry Hotel

An Instagram-worthy, funky boutique hotel with an artsy vibe!

Staying at The Henry Hotel Cebu feels like living in a painting. The hotel offers a modern take on lodging with an out-of-the-box experience thanks to their quirky decor, unique rooms, and friendly staff.

The Henry, which is conveniently located in the heart of Cebu City–perfect for your food and city tour experience.

Since no two rooms are alike, guests get to experience a different concept each time they stay.

Here’s our unique experience at The Henry Cebu…

 

The Henry Hotel Cebu
One Paseo Compound, Ma Luisa Entrance Road, Banilad, Cebu City 5000
Website: www.thehenryhotel.com
Landline: +63 32 520-8877
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: The Henry Hotel Cebu

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: The Henry Hotel Cebu

Read more

Awesome Festivals

TBEX: Lessons from My First Travel Blogging EXchange in Manila! (Photo Essay)

TBEX Asia 2016 (Philippines)

It was my first time attending a TBEX event and I was lucky enough to have experienced the first ever TBEX Asia 2016 conference in the Philippines!

TBEX–or Travel Blogger Exchange–is the largest gathering of travel bloggers, online travel journalists, media creators, and travel industry professionals in the world.

This year the world’s top travel bloggers and 400+ other inspiring travel bloggers from North America, Europe, and Asia came together to learn, network, do business, and party here in Manila.

Here are my top tips and learnings that should help you make the most of your first ever TBEX conference…

TBEX: Travel Blogging Exchange
Website: www.tbexcon.com
Twitter: @tbexevents
Facebook: TravelBloggersExchange
Instagram: @tbexevents

Read more

Close
Looking for a new place to eat?
Or a guide for your next destination?

Looking for a new place to eat?

Or a guide for your next destination?

Our travel tips and restaurant reviews delivered straight to your inbox. Join our mailing list to receive the latest food reviews and travel guides from Team Our Awesome Planet.

You have Successfully Subscribed!