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The Red Piano Food and Entertainment: Does this Speakeasy Hit All the Right Notes?

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Is it a speakeasy, is it a lounge, is it a restaurant?  To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to define The Red Piano, and the concept behind TRP is something that’s hard to describe.  It’s like a hodgepodge of ideas that came together to make something that is totally unique and, at the same time, a little familiar.

This also reflects in the establishment’s menu where you’ll find a myriad of dishes from all over the globe like Southern US, Spain and Italy.  It’s a surprisingly eclectic approach to a restaurant that pretty much delivers.

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The Red Piano can be found on the bottom floor of Arya Plaza in BGC, Metro Manila. It’s off the beaten path, away from the busier parts of BGC, which is perfect if you are looking for a more laid-back casual dining experience.

The interior, with a modest dining area and bar on the first floor, looks small at first glance. The main dining area and lounge are located on the second level where guests can dine while enjoying live entertainment.

The Red Piano
G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences,
McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila
Hours: Monday 11:30am–11pm
Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am–12am
Sunday 11:30am–10pm
Phone: 0906 059 0411
Facebook: @theredpianorestolounge
Instagram: The Red Piano RestoLounge 

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NAMARI: The Best Japanese Teppanyaki We had in Pampanga!

Namari, by Chef Chris Oronce, is a Japanese Bistro in Pampanga that features a Teppanyaki Omakase and an Izakaya-inspired Japanese bar.

Namari is Japanese for lead, a very sturdy metal—a name reflecting the Chef’s successful career despite all the odds.

For Chef Chris, giving back to his native Pampanga meant opening twin restaurants: Namari Japanese Bistro and Cactus Jack American Steakhouse in the new Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (the old Saver’s Mall).

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We love the food by Chef Chris Oronce, who worked at the renowned Nobu restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and Shibuya in Japan.

When he returned to Manila, he held the the executive chef position at Wafu in Greenhills, where we had a taste of his teppanyaki omakase. Currently, he is the executive chef of the successful Wolfgang Steakhouse franchise in Manila.

The chef’s new Namari offers Japanese Teppanyaki Omakase experience that’s worth the drive all the way to Pampanga.

 

NAMARI JAPANESE BISTRO
G/F Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (Saver’s Mall), Mc Arthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: NamariJapaneseBistro
Telephone: +63 999 227-7935
Email: namarijapanesebistro@gmail.com

Related Blog Posts:
WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)
WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

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22 Prime: Father’s Day is for Steaks!

Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome fathers who work very hard to provide for your families and strive to raise your kids the best way you can!

Let it not be just a one-day affair on the official 3rd Sunday of June or June 17, 2018. Together, let’s claim June as a month-long celebration of Fatherhood.

Here’s our early celebration at 22 Prime with their special Father’s Day menu…

 

22 PRIME
Discovery Suites Manila
25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Daily for Lunch and Dinner
Telephone: +632 719-8888
For more info, visit https://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/dining/22-prime/

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KANTO Freestyle: Best Filipino Breakfast in Manila!

Late risers, rejoice! Feast on your fave breakfast food, any time of the day.

Kanto Freestyle is a 24/7 all-day breakfast concept featuring ridiculously affordable Filipino and Western fare. They offer pancakes, eggs Benedict, Spam, pork belly and the usual silog.

The owners wanted to revolutionize the kanto/karinderia image, by uplifting the same kind of breakfast items you’ll find in eateries all over the Philippines.

But why add the word “Freestyle” to “Kanto”? Because, here, you can mix and match your morning meal favorites. Make your own breakfast with different tapas, bacon strips, tocino and even have your eggs prepared just the way you like them—sunny side, scrambled, boiled or poached!

Kanto now has seven branches, and here’s why we love it…

KANTO FREESTYLE BREAKFAST
2466 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
M-Su: 8AM-3AM

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

Going Savage! (Created by Chef Josh Boutwood)

By doing away with the pretentiousness one would typically expect from Fort Bonifacio’s higher-end restaurants, Savage is a breath of fresh air that is as familiar as it is—in its own way—innovative.

No gas or electric stoves, no foams, no spherification. Here you’ll find a rustic menu with hearty servings made the good old-fashioned way.

Wood, fire and a grill.

A testament to humankind’s ongoing attempts at making Mother Nature taste delicious. Savage takes humanity’s most basic culinary premise and delivers great tasting food that not only looks amazing, but tastes amazing as well.

 

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Off the beaten path, Savage is quietly tucked away in The Plaza at Arya Residences.

The plaza is home to a handful of high-end dining establishments and foot traffic is light to moderate during the weekdays. (With evenings and weekends being the busiest times.)

It’s a nice cozy location compared to the busier parts of BGC and we recommend visiting the place if you want a more laid-back dining experience.

SAVAGE
G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Pkwy, Taguig, Metro Manila
Hours: 11am–3pm, 6pm–10pm Daily
Phone: +63 915 333-9546
Facebook: Savage MNL

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Samba Sabado de Fiesta: A Lazy Saturday Peruvian Feast!

Oh Samba!  I love how Peruvians indulge in long Saturday lunches with friends and family over a feast of colorful, flavorful dishes and overflowing drinks to celebrate the weekend.

Chef Carlo is bringing this rich Peruvian tradition to Manila with Samba’s Sabado de Fiesta every last Saturday of the month. It features live buffet stations and drink-all-you-can-cocktails to delight in over a hearty 4-hour lunch.

 

First Things First

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Make sure to reserve a table and be there as early as 11 to fully enjoy the Peruvian feast.

Samba Sabado de Fiesta
8th floor, Shangrila at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City
From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on the last Saturday of every month.
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Email: samba@shangri-la.com
Buffet Price:
₱ 1,800 nett/adult and ₱ 900/child
₱ 800 nett/person free-flowing cocktails, beers and wines
₱ 400 nett for an unlimited serving of non-alcoholic beverages

 

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On cooler months, the al fresco tables are the best place to relish every minute of the fiesta with a view of the Shangrila pool.Read more

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Gallery by Chele & Carlo: Flavor-Forward and Fine Casual Vask

Gallery by Chele is a new restaurant concept by Chef Chele Gonzales and Carlo Villaflor based on the learnings from Vask Gallery and Tapas Bar.

It’s flavor-forward; celebrating local ingredients in the Philippines refined by Spanish culinary techniques.

I like the casual, open ambiance with inviting wood and nature-inspired interiors.

You can order a la carte and even dine in the bar area even without a reservation. Best of all, the tasting menus are priced reasonably.

 

Gallery by Chele
5F Clipp Center, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 5 pm to 1 am, Tuesday to Saturday
(Dinner seatings begin at 6 pm with last call at 10:30 pm.)
Telephone: +63 2 218-3895
Mobile: +63 917 546-1673
Emailreservations@gallerybychele.com
Facebook@gallerybychele
Instagram@gallerybychele
Websitegallerybychele.com

Related Blog Post: Chefs Digest: Gallery By Chele

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RUBY JACK’S MANILA: Introduces 30 Days Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dry Aged Beef!

Tokyo’s popular steakhouse has done it again!

Famous for their dry-aged meat and premium grilled steaks, Ruby Jack’s has once again revamped its menu. Besides improving the classic favorites, it proudly introduces its new highlight steak the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dry Aged Beef- a prime cut steak soaked in premium liquor for 30 days.

RUBY JACK’S STEAKHOUSE & BAR MANILA
Upper Ground, City of Dreams Aseana cor. Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque
Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri and Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Telephone: +632 801-8888, +632 886-9646
Email: contact_cod@rubyjacks.ph
Websitehttp://rubyjacks.ph
FacebookRuby Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar Manila

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Where to Eat Lobster All-You-Can in Manila! @MarriottManila

Seafood lovers rejoice! Marriott Café is serving Lobster All-You-Can in their buffet!

And what better way to start off your week than with a mouthful of such sweet and tender lobsters at Marriot Café? Every Monday, beginning May until August, lunch and dinner, they’ll be serving Lobster All-You-Can in their buffets.

Their fresh catch of Canadian lobsters can be enjoyed in myriads of ways: starting with their lemon-grilled lobsters which draws that oh-so-sweet and natural flavour; then their French classic, stuffed with creamy cheese and meat, and flavourful garlic-indulged lobsters flambéed in white wine.

MANILA MARRIOTT HOTEL
2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 988 9999
Facebook: Manila Marriott Hotel
Instagram:
@manilamarriott
Website: www.marriott.com

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Chefs Digest: Gallery By Chele

Chele Gonzales is probably one of the Philippines’ most high-profile chefs, who has made an impact on fine dining and culinary circles in Manila.  He garnered international fame from his then-restaurant, ‘Vask’, which was ranked amongst the best in all of Asia, having landed Best in Philippines and 35th in Asia in 2017 by The Wolds 50 Best.

2018 marks a new beginning for Chele, with the closing of Vask and rebranding his operations to introduce Gallery By Chele.

 

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According to Chele, Gallery is the next evolution of Vask and this time around, he has officially partnered with Chef Carlo Villaflor—who has worked under him for years—to take the next step on their culinary journey.

The duo brings the same skills and experience that made Vask the best in the Philippines and applies those tried and true methods to Gallery By Chele.  With Chele’s global perspective and Carlos’ knowledge of local flavors and ingredients, they have crafted a menu for Gallery that is a step away from the high-end atmosphere of Vask for a more laid-back and casual dining experience.  

Gallery By Chele
5F Clipp Center, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines
Email: reservations@gallerybychele.com
Facebook: @gallerybychele
Instagram: @gallerybychele
Website: gallerybychele.com
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