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Shangri-La at the Fort Tour: Secret Artworks and Best Sports Facilities in BGC! @ShangriLaFort

Related Blog Post: HIGH STREET CAFE: Your Neighborhood BGC Food Hall @ShangriLaFort (A Review) 

Shangri-La at The Fort is where luxury and the contemporary lifestyle get married. Standing at 250 meters tall, Shangri-La is composed of the Hotel, Shangri-La Residences, Kerry Sports Manila, Horizon Homes, and a 2-level retail podium of 30 different shops.

The opulence can be felt right down to the level of detail and thoughtfulness of the interiors and facilities.

30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Instagram: @shangrilafort
Twitter: @ShangriLaFort
Facebook: Shangri-La at the Fort, BGC

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Shangri-La at the Fort


Here’s a preview of a few things you can look forward to when you book your stay at Shangri-La, The Fort…

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Awesome Festivals

BIG BANQUET 4: BIZU Reigns as 4-time Champion Caterer in Manila! @THEBLUELEAF

BIZU maintains their winning streak as the best caterer in Manila for the 4th time!

Last Sunday, food lovers flocked to Blue Leaf Events Pavilion at McKinley Hill to tastes what this year’s caterers had in store. Seven of the most established contenders such as Bizu, K by Cunanan, Mesclun, Hizon’s, Josiah’s, Albergus, and Juan Carlo fed the famished crowds.

Because of last year’s success, the stakes were even higher—caterers upped the ante with their improved food, service, and booth designs!


Here’s more about the winners at Big Banquet 4…

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#Restaurants, #Travel

CHILI’s Favorites and Summer Flare with Ribs! (Revisited)


With the summer season rolling in, Chili’s follows suit with their new line of deliciously messy ribs that come with a Cherry Cola or Blueberry Chipotle Glaze, do-it-yourself “Skillet BBQ Sliders”, and their tasty triumvirate of chicken, salmon and pork ribs in the “Texas Trio”.

Aside from their new menu, we also got to try their bestselling items and famous Margaritas.

Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 747 – 2131
Facebook: Chili's Philippines
Instagram: @chilisphilippines

Here’s our review of Chili’s and their summer menu…

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Events, Manila Life

Chef Lea Cohen’s Popular Quail Adobo Recipe @MadridFusionMNL @ChefLeahCohen

Watch: Madrid Fusion Feature: Chef Leah Cohen Secrets 

Top Chef Leah Cohen, showed her take on the classic Filipino dish, adobo, during Madrid Fusion Manila. Chef Leah, who is half Filipino, owns Pig and Khao, a New York restaurant that brings a unique spin to Southeast Asian dishes. 

Her rendition of adobo included some unconventional ingredients like quail, Szechuan peppercorn, and limestone paste. 

Here's the recipe to Chef Leah's Crispy Quail Adobo…

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SHENZHEN CITY: How a Fishing Village turned into a Top Economic Zone in China? (A Photo Essay)


Shenzhen is one of the major cities within the Guangdong Province. Only two hours away from Hong Kong, the city has established its presence as the most prominent Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mainland China.

SEZ’s employ a free-market infrastructure that draws in foreign investors and domestic firms for their flexibility and reach. Incentives including lower tax rates and laxer government regulations have enticed tech giants, like Huawei, to China’s “Window to the World”.

Here is a small glimpse of Shenzhen from a traveler’s perspective…

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#Travel, China

CHENGDU: Guide to the Model City of Chengdu and its Sichuan Traditions!


China is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing economic superpowers in the world. In modern cities like Chengdu, whose success is largely owed to Information Communication Technologies and effective urban planning, citizens take the time to appreciate the city’s rich culture in the midst of rapid growth.

Located in the Sichuan Basin, this city proudly boasts its uniquely spicy cuisine, historical sites, and “Panda Style” Culture.

Here are our experiences in one of the best model cities in China…

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Vask Gallery x Quintonil x Jungsik #SixHandsManila @MadridFusionMNL

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Have you tried Ant Eggs, a popular delicacy in Mexico called escamole from giant ants?

This was one of the most raved about dishes of Chef Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil in Mexico, #35 in World’s 50 Best and #6 in Latin America’s Best.  The

The Cross Cultures by Cheryl Tiu 6-Hands Collaboration Dinner also featured Chef Jungsik Yim of Jungsik, Seoul, South Korea, #22 restaurant in Asia together with Chef Chele Gonzales of Vask Gallery, #39 restaurant in Asia.

Here’s a photo essay of our awesome experience when Manila meets Mexico and Korea dining cultures… 

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The Big Banquet

Don’t Miss… The Big Banquet 4: BIG EATS, HUGE TREATS on April 17, Sunday



The Blue Leaf launches its annual food festival with a delectable menu of delectable surprises.

For four years, The Big Banquet has transformed The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion into an expansive venue filled with delightful treats for foodies. This year, the tradition continues with The Big Banquet 4 on April 17, Sunday.

Eight caterers:

  • Bizu,
  • K by Cunanan,
  • Mesclun,
  • Hizon’s,
  • Josiah’s,
  • Albergus,
  • Red Chef and
  • Juan Carlo,

… all come together under one roof to each showcase its best dishes.

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DANI GARGIA’s 10 Course Little Prince-Inspired Michelin Star Dining Experience @MadridFusionMNL

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We were immersed into the Sublimotion Room with Chef Dani welcoming us and preparing to torch the jamon fat to start the first course.

It’s the first time a sublimotion room with floor to ceiling including the table is made of flat screen TV. This kind of experience is popularized by Michelin Star Spanish Chef Paco Roncero in his $2,000 sublimotion dining at Ibiza.

Chef Dani brought his 3-person team from Marbella to recreate the avant-garde cuisine inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince. 

Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 Series:

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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…

Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 Series:

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