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Aidan’s Je Suis Gourmand Birthday Dinner


Finally, I’ve always wanted to eat dinner Je Suis Gourmand and finally we decided to eat here as we celebrate Aidan’s first birthday in a simple way with family. It was a personal decision not to celebrate Aidan’s birthday in an elaborate Kid’s party way because it was not appropriate. A lot of people are raving about Gourmand for its delicious French cuisine by Chef Marc. We ordered mostly their main entrees and it was indeed delicious with generous servings (good for 2). We ordered the best sellers in the house and should have listened to Sharon that each serving was big and good for more than one person.

Je Suis Gourmand has an intimate setting and only has few tables inside and some outside as the smoking section area. This January, it is still cool with the winds tunneling outside of the resto. Actually, it was the perfect type for the evening dinner conversation with friends enjoying good french cuisine, good company and good wine. Unfortunately, I lacked foresight that we were bringing in three babies (aidan, carlos, and sophia) and it could get chaotic with the babies. Anyway, we survived the night with the babies but I felt we were frowned upon by the Chef because he did not go back to our table after initially greeting us or even thanked us for coming. Chef Marc, the owner, is known for chatting with his customers and making sure they feel welcomed.

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Welcome to my Jumbo Kingdom!

Jumbo Kingdom is one of the most misunderstood structures in Manila Bay. A lot of people are intimidated with its magnificent floating restaurant structure and often mistake it to be a casino (which was rumored during Erap’s time). In 2000, two tugboats crossed from Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong to Manila Bay just to bring to manila one out of three Jumbo Floating Restaurants. It’s claim to fame is not only its magnificent sculpture, precise workmanship and intricate detail but also its delicious Cantonese Chinese restaurant! Jumbo Kingdom boasts of 11 VIP rooms equipped with videoke, a Fine Dining Restaurant, Crystal Banquet Hall and the Jumbo Music Lounge on the top floor (which is the place to be). This is definitely worth a visit if you have visitors/ balikbayans — the food is definitely good but the desserts were disappointing 🙂

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Conti’s Finally Expanded in Greenhills!


After 8 years of being Paranaque’s pride and best kept dessert secret, Conti’s pastry shop and restaurant finally opened in Connecticut, Greenhills last mid Nov 2005. I kept this on my list to blog about every since Tanya mentioned this in her blog. For some time, Conti’s has been our caterer in the office for special lunches with VIP visitors, and you would crave about how good the food is. So for all those who don’t know yet what’s the fuss about Conti’s opening at greenhills, then read on. Otherwise, I have food shots of the Baked Salmon and Mango Bravo that would surely make you head over at connecticut on your next greenhills shopping. Thank you Carol Sumulong, for finally branching out in Ortigas!

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a regrettable Lavigne Bistro dinner


I’ve been hearing raves about Lavigne for sometime now, but my gut is telling me that there is something wrong with this place. First, everytime I pass by Yakal on my way home, there were only a few cars versus Bianca’s or Carpaccio which is along the same street. I thought the place was intimidatingly expensive. Second, I noticed that they changed names from Anthony’s to Titania and at some point there was a healthy restaurant here. Finally, last January 5, we celebrated Rommel and Jinky’s birthday at Lavigne. The ambiance and service was great, however, the food was regrettably bad. Sorry for this but we were served with seafood bouillabaisse that was not fresh that tasted it was frozen for ages and cooked for us, the only customer on a Thursday night. Of course, we did not pay for its P850 price and we did not let that ruin our entire night, so we shoot the night away 🙂

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New Year @ Lili’s Yum Cha — Dimsum Buffet!


New Year’s Day is usually spent at home and we follow the tradition of absolutely no spending on Jan. 1 otherwise, you will be continuously spending all your money throughout the entire year. Yesterday was unique since we have to celebrate my brother’s birthday on January 1 since I will be out on a trip to Cebu starting tomorrow. Therefore, this was the perfect time to eat in delicious cantonese cooking at Lili’s @ Hyatt Casino. I’ve been hearing about Lili’s for its delicious Chinese fine dining that would rival or be even better than Shang Palace @ Makati Shang or Summer Palace @ Edsa Shang.

Lili is famous for its Sunday Lunch Yum Cha or Dimsum Buffet. For 1,388++ per person, you get to enjoy the most traditional and finest selection of dim sum specialties. It already includes a Shark’s fin soup (deliciously great!), drink-all-you-can iced/hot tea and local beers. It was soo delicious that I had to postpone the start of my diet just to taste all the dimsum specialties. By the way, the place is really nice and the ambiance is soo photogenic that I decided to write a separate posts on our pictorials @ Lili’s. They have themed rooms that is worth reserving. Two rooms are worth mentioning which is the wine room (good for 12-15), for a minimum booking of P15,000 for lunch and P18,000 for dinner; and the Library for a minimum booking of P12,000 (lunch) and P15,000 dinner (this is the biggest room).

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Great Crepe Wrap but Lousy Photos


I must admit that Crepes & Cream will surely become a dessert destination from now on in The Fort (There is also a store in the ground floor, The Podium in Ortigas). It is besides the UCC Cafe Terraces which is now famous for that great night cap conversation with friends. The concept is simple, Great Crepe wrapped in a cone + Delicious Ice Cream + Yummy Toppings! Their main tagline is “Crepe wraps bursting with assorted filling, delectable ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, coffee, and a whole lot more… “

Although, I would say that the photos in their main advertisement above well lacks the artistic touch — people bowing their heads, looking at the ice cream, or it lacked that authentic look of “I love crepes & cream”. So we also decided to make our own version of the photos… just a suggestion 🙂

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KO:HI:KAN (500th Store and 100th Store outside Japan)


Before dismissing this as another coffee place, you should try out their Sumibi charcoal roasted coffee and decide for yourself. Wysgal described it as a “poor man’s” UCC and she loved their Matcha (Green Tea) so that’s a second reason to try out this place in Greenhills promenade. I would also agree with her that the restaurant selection in promenade was well thought of and will become a destination place for men and women. Historically, I would avoid greenhills because I detest shopping specially walking several tiangge shops with no guarantee if its good quality or not.

Kohikan was established by Mr. Kunio Manage way back April 1970 in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Its aim was to develop a multitude of coffee shops across Japan for it wishes to share its great coffee and service to the public (what a generic vision, though). We decided to check out the coffee…

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Finally, the Galileo Enoteca Experience I was looking for!

The night was perfect and Galileo Enoteca provided the backdrop for this picture perfect shot of the reunion dinner of my P&G friends and their kids. I learned a lot from my previous dining experience in Galileo, and I made sure that I would get that perfect Christmas Dinner Party for a special reunion with friends. Talking to Vanessa (Galileo’s lovely manager) is critical in getting the right menu in place, and we agreed on a P500/person menu which is a full course menu which includes fresh olives and spanish sardines, the antipasto and different cheeses, salad in vinegrette, 3 kinds of delicious pasta served family style, chocolate gelato, and overflowing ice tea/ wine. Aside, from the disappointing salad and wishing that we got the sala 4 (last table), the reunion christmas dinner was a night to remember.

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The Pizza Company — Thai pizza chain making its presence felt!


The Pizza Company is starting to make its presence felt in the Philippines scene rivaling Pizza Hut or Shakeys or even Yellow Cab. No doubt this is a lot better than Pizza Hut/ Shakeys but I would still prefer the Italian pizza of Amici/ Bravo/ Mama Tina Pizzeria. The Pizza Company prides itself for its finest fresh ingredients, finest crust and finest cheese blends and its pizza innovations. Their salad selections are delicious that is clearly a point of difference from other Pizza chain. The first store is located in Market Market Second Floor and its value for money pizza is a good excuse for visiting Market Market.

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