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Madrid Fusion

Michelin-Starred Chef Ivan Cerdeño’s Secret Spanish White Pork Recipes @MadridFusionMNL


Ivan Cerdeno Master Class
Michelin-Starred Chef Ivan Cerdeño, from the restaurant “El Carmen de Montesión” in Toledo (Spain), demonstrating recipes of the Spanish tapas during the Master Class at Enderun Colleges in line with this week's Madrid Fusion Manila.


Watch Culinary Masterclass with Chef Iván Cerdeño.

Here's are the recipes from Michelin Star Chef Ivan that you would love to try out…

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Madrid Fusion

Spanish Tapas Night Kick-off to Madrid Fusion Manila 2016! @MadridFusionMnl


Tapas Night 2016

Madrid Fusion Manila is one of the most influential culinary events where world-class chefs showcase their philosophy, techniques, and latest innovations.

Madrid Fusion Manila a festival of fine Spanish and Filipino food kicked off with Tapas Night at the Green Sun Hotel Makati, where seven of the Philippines' top Spanish Chef prepared innovative and exclusive dishes at this invitation-only event.

Tapas Night showcased a selection of unconventional and familiar tapas representing the different regions of Spain prepared by seven of the Philippines' best Spanish Chefs including Chef José Luis “Chele” Gonzalez (VASK Gallery), Chef Amado Garcia Fernandez (Pablo Bistro), Chef Carlos Garcia (The Black Pig), Chef Nicolas Diaz (Barcino), Chef Pablo López (Donosti), Chef Iván Saiz (Arrozeria) and Chef Juan Carlos de Terry (Terry´s Selection).

Madrid Fusion Manila
April 7-9, 2016
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

Phone: +632 880 0410
Mobile: 0917-528-1931
Email: [email protected]

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Announcing… APRIL as the Delicious Food Month in Manila?! @TourismPHL

The entire month of April is officially the delicious Food Month in Manila which opens with Madrid Fusion Manila and culminates with the World Street Food Congress at April 9 and 16. 

Here are the 10 delicious Food Events you should NOT miss this April in Manila:


Madrid Fusion

An International Culinary Event you would not want to miss.

Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) is the first and only Asian edition of Madrid Fusion, the most important international gastronomy congress in the world, celebrated annually in Madrid since 2003. MFM brings together the most acclaimed avant-garde chefs from across the globe. On its first year, the theme of the congress was ‘The Philippines and Spain: A 300-year Gastronomic Journey.’

An equally exciting Madrid Fusion Manila awaits gourmet professionals, aficionados and enthusiasts in 2016.

Don’t miss this chance to take part in the biggest international gathering of some of the most distinguished and revered names in the world of gastronomy.

In 2016 , in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Galleon Trade that linked Asia with the Western World, the theme of Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 will be ‘The Manila Galleon: East Meets West’, expanding the gastronomic conversation further, not only between two countries but between two very different parts of the world.

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TOYO EATERY: Sosyal Pinoy Eatery by Chef Jordy Navarra (A Review)

(As featured in 10 Most Awesome New Homegrown Restaurants That Matter in Manila 2016!)

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TOYO EATERY is a Filipino restaurant by Chef Jordy Navarra (formerly of Black Sheep) that pays homage to Filipino flavors, eatery traditions, and modern Filipino design.

It’s a sosyal eatery where you can just come as you are (no dress code) but dine on Acacia Tables by Diretso, sit on Rattan chairs by Emurio, and admire the Capiz Lights by Milo Naval.

Here’s what we think about Toyo Eatery…

Toyo Eatery is a Filipino Eatery that takes the essence of Philippine flavors, traditions and
techniques and puts it in tune with quality products and a desire to make things nice.
The Alley at Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 
Opening Hours: Dinner 6pm-11.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays
Facebook: Toyo Eatery
Mobile: +63 917 720 8630
Note: cash basis only

Related Blog Post: BLACK SHEEP Degustacion: The Culinary Brilliance of Chef Jordy Navarra! #BlackSheepBGC

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#Hotels, Staycation

City Garden Grand Hotel: Brgy. Poblacion Staycation Experience! (Photo Essay)

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CITY GARDEN GRAND HOTEL is a 4-star business hotel in the heart of Brgy. Poblacion with spacious rooms and a rooftop pool and bar resto.  

We recently visited for a staycation experience last Holy Week and here’s what to expect…

8008 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati City
Telephone: +632 888-8181
Facebook: City Garden Grand Hotel
Twitter: @CityGardenGrand
Instagram: @citygardengrand

Check out low rates and availability at City Garden Grand Hotel.

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WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL: Cultural Art Olympics in Delhi! (A Photo Essay) @ArtofLiving

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World Culture Festival, also known as the Olympics of Cultural Art, is a showcase of the rich traditions of dance, music, and art of over 37,000 artists from more than 100 countries, to promote global peace and harmony. 

The event is a celebration of the 35 years of the Art of Living’s service to humanity, which was founded by Guru Ji Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.


Watch: World Culture Festival: 5 Key Learnings about Life & Business from the World Culture Festival

We were amazed at the magnitude of the event and the participation of different dancers from all around the world.

The Buyogan Festival Dancers from Abuyog, Leyte represented the Philippines to show the community’s collective hope and determination to recover from the devastation of typhoon Haiyan and in honor of Señor Santo Niño.


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Mystery Manila Hotel Easter Egg Hunt #ExtraordinaryEaster (Video)

Read More: Here are… 10 Most Fun Activities in Manila (2016 Edition)! @TourismPHL

Manila Hotel in collaboration with Mystery Manila presents an Extraordinary Easter egg hunt by completing different kinds of puzzles and mysteries under 1 hour.

Watch the  video of our Mystery Manila Hotel Easter Egg Hunt #ExtraordinaryEaster. Check out the photo essay wrap-up of our experience…


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1 WALKER Reborn: Witness the first ever Worship Concert by OPM Stars!



Who is 1 Walker?

About 5 years ago, newly weds Ogie and Regine Alcasid decided to go on a journey. They embarked on a quest to get to know God through a weekly small group led by Bernard Marquez.

Some of their friends — including Liza Martinez, Jaya, Sushi Reyes and Archie Castillo — joined them on their faith walk. Through weekly get-togethers, they read the Word of God and grew in their walk with Christ.

Realizing that these friends love music just as they love God, Regine broached the idea of putting together a band dedicated to playing praise and worship music. Everyone was on board.

Eventually, more singers and musicians hopped on with the same mission — Marnie Jereza, Manolo Tanquilut, Eugene Cailao, Zebedee Zuniga, Criss Beunviaje, Jem Florendo, Soc Mina, Michael Alba, JunJun Regalado and Nikko Rivera. Thus, “1 Walker” was born.

Why 1 Walker? It is the address of where this journey began. The Bible verse “For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV)” also plays an important role in the band’s existence.

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and the Best Nobu-fied Breakfast in Manila! @CityofDreamsPH

Related Post: The NOBU Manila Restaurant Experience (A Review) @CityofDreamsPH

Across the globe, Nobu Matsuhisa, or Nobu, is celebrated for his fusion cuisine characterized by his Japanese-Peruvian inspired creations. With his unique gastronomy gaining the attention of epicures in more than 30 cities worldwide, Mr. Matsuhisa’s culinary range has evolved to merge local cultures and the “Nobu Style” through food.

At City of Dreams Manila, we see how Nobu coalesces his signature style with local and international dishes.

Here’s a photo essay of our Nobu Breakfast Experience…


Level 1 Tower 3 Nobu Hotel
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +632 691-2882, 691-2885

Breakfast Buffet Menu: Page 1 | Page 2 | Breakfast Minis

Adult: P1,232
Child (6yo – 12yo): P616
Child (5yo and below): Free

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