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LOS INDIOS BRAVOS: Why You Have to Try the Best English Pub in Boracay

What I like about Los Indios Bravos is that it features the signature pub food recipes of Chef Kenneth Cacho and Chef Norbert Gandler of ISCAHM fame while celebrating the best of all-Filipino Craft Beers (on tap), Brown and White Spirits of the Philippines at the same time. Most importantly, it pays tribute to “Los Indios Bravos”—the Brave Natives of the 1800’s, Filipino intellectuals and warrior-poets and the Tirol Family of Boracay Island.

Bong Tirol, Martin Jickain and wife Maggie Tirol established the new Los Indios Bravos hidden at the back of White House in the New Boracay.

We tried most of the food and drinks, and here are our favorites that you should not miss at the island’s best English pub…

 

LOS INDIOS BRAVOS BORACAY
Located at White House Boracay, Station 1
Opening Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 36 288-2803
Mobile: +63 917 176-4294
Facebook@Los Indios Bravos Boracay
Instagram: @losindiosbravosboracay
Websitehttps://indiosbravosboracay.com/

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Osteria Daniele BGC: Kicking Off the Osteria Game in Manila

Osteria is a casual Italian neighborhood bistro that serves simple pasta, meat specialties (definitely no pizza) and wine. Osteria Daniele, named after one of the partners of the Bistronomia group of Rambla fame, kicks off the battle of Osteria in Manila.

Here’s what our team thinks of Osteria Daniele in Manila…

OSTERIA DANIELE
Ground Floor, Tower 1, High Street Corporate Plaza
9th Ave. corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 915 874-5792
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: OsteriaDanielePH
Instagram: @osteriadanieleph
Websitewww.bistronomia.ph

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Epicurean Thai: Chef Ja of Benjarong x Chef Noom of Chim by Siam Wisdom x Gran Monte Wine Dinner

This Thai wine dinner last May 3 at Benjarong, Dusit Thani Manila was quite impressive.

Dubbed as “Epicurean: A Thai Gastronomic Journey,” it featured Thanintorn Chantharawan “Chef Noom” of Michelin-starred restaurant Chim by Siam Wisdom; Visootha Lohitnavy “Nikki,” oenologist and winemaker of GranMonte; and Watcharapon Yongbanthom “Chef Ja,” Benjarong Manila’s Thai Chef de Cusine.

We enjoyed the dinner so much. Plus, it gave us a new appreciation of fine Thai cuisine in Manila.

Here’s a photo essay of the gastronomic Thai dinner at Benjarong…

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The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant @DiscoveryPrimea

Tapenade is one of our favorite restaurants in the metro for all-day dining and meetings with friends or business associates because of the salad bar and the Mediterranean take on the food. You can eat healthily and not be bloated after the meal. What’s more, each dish is something different from what’s usual in Manila.

Here’s what we like in the latest menu of Tapenade at Discovery Primea.

 

TAPENADE
Ground Floor, Discovery Primea Hotel
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Operating Hours: All Day Dining 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888
Mobile: +63 917 679 4567
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/tapenade/

Discovery Primea Series

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FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining in Manila @DiscoveryPrimea

FLAME Restaurant is Primea’s fine casual restaurant, by Executive Chef Luis Chikiamco, which now focuses on Modern Asian cuisine that is “all at once playful and sophisticated.”

This is one of the best places to dine in Makati, with a 16th floor vantage point of the metro and food that is always on point and relevant.

Here’s what we loved at FLAME Restaurant when we dined with the family:

 

FLAME RESTAURANT
16th Floor, Discovery Primea Hotel
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888 / +63 2 988 2988 /
Mobile: +63 917 679 4567
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/flame-restaurant/

Discovery Primea Series

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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GILARMI Lounge: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila @DiscoveryPrimea

Gilarmi Cocktail Lounge, the lobby lounge of Discovery Primea, is one of the best hotel lounges in Manila.

Usually, hotel lounges are just token spots for guests to hang out in and not really places to come looking for quality. But we were surprised by how good the quality of the comfort food was paired with gin and tonic or cocktails.

Here’s what we love at Gilarmi Lounge.

 

Gilarmi Lounge
Ground Floor, Discovery Primea Hotel
6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
Operating Hours: 7 AM to 11 PM daily

Telephone: +63 2 955 8888 / +63 2 988 2988 /
Mobile: +63 917 679 4567
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Primea
Twitter: @DiscoveryPrimea
Instagram: @discoveryprimea
Websitehttps://www.discoveryprimea.com/the-gilarmi-lounge/

Discovery Primea Series

DISCOVERY PRIMEA Experience: Guide to Lovin’ Every Minute of it!
FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining
TAPENADE: The Best of TAPENADE Restaurant
GILARMI: One of the Best Hotel Lounges in Manila

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LAMPARA Poblacion: What this Modern Filipino Bistro Really Tastes Like (Review)

Lampara Restaurant, in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati, is a Neo-Filipino Bistro by Chèf Rj Ramos (Samar), Chèf Alfonse Sotero (Iloilo) and Chèf Prince Tan (Nueva Ecija). These chef-owners are young graduates of Enderun and the deliciously hip Hey Handsome.

Its name was inspired by fire and the passion of these chefs to push the Filipino dining scene forward in Brgy. Poblacion.

We heard mixed reviews, and some say it’s all hype. We got to try it for ourselves and here’s what we think.

LAMPARA
5883 Enriquez Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
Telephone: +63 917 173-588
Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm,  10:00pm – 2:00 am
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Lampara
Messenger: m.me/lampara.pob
Instagram@lampara.pob

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HUI LAU SHAN: Opens in the Philippines!

Hui Lau Shan PH

Hong Kong’s mango dessert expert Hui Lau Shan opens its Philippine flagship store in SM Megamall on March 23!

Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is a household name in Hong Kong globally known for their 200+ innovative dessert creations and refreshments using Philippine carabao mangoes.

The first store started as a traditional herbal tea shop in the early 60s, selling herbal jelly and a variety of herbal teas, which are believed to provide Chinese medical health benefits. With their passion for innovation, they made a product breakthrough by adding the mango sago in the 90s, catapulting Hui Lau Shan to fame and earning them the title of Hong Kong’s Fresh Fruit Dessert Pioneer.

As a frequent flyer to Hong Kong, I found no difficulty spotting all the Hui Lau Shan shops located around the touristy spots. With over 300+ international stores in China, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Canada, Taiwan, Paris, Vietnam and Melbourne, it only makes sense that the Philippines should be part of the growing chain.

Here’s a list of our favorite menu items…

Hui Lau Shan PH
SM Megamall Atrium, Level 4 beside Army Navy

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Good France (Goût de France): Guide to French Gastronomy Festival in Manila!

Good France (Goût de France) is a gastronomic festival celebrating the inclusion of the “Gastronomic Meal of the French” in the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.

First launched by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and renowned chef Alain Ducasse in 2015, the festival is now on its 5th edition.

Twenty-six chefs in the Philippines join 5,000 other chefs from all over the globe to celebrate the Biggest French Dinner in the World happening simultaneously on March 21, 2019 (Thursday).

Here’s our guide to the national Goût de France festival in Manila to help you choose the right restaurant come March 21.

Goût de France Philippines
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FrenchEmbassyManila
Twitter: @FrenchEmbassyPH
Instagram: @FrenchEmbassyPH

For more info, visit http://restaurateurs.goodfrance.com/

Hashtags: #GoûtdeFrancePH #GoodFrancePH

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Bench Cafe 2.0: Halo Halo and the Best of Bench Cafe!

Bench Cafe is the “Love Local” Filipino Cafe of the Bench fashion house in partnership with Foodee Global Concepts. It specializes in Bench-to, a Filipino Bento version, and Halo-Halo plus merienda specialties.

Their flagship store is in Bonifacio High Street, and they recently opened their version 2.0 in Greenbelt 3. Here is the best of Bench Cafe in 2019.

Bench Cafe High Street

The Bench Cafe flagship store is hidden on the 2nd floor inside Bench High Street.

BENCH CAFE
2F BENCH/ Flagship Store, BGC
Telephone: +632 821-8415
Mobile: +63 917 702-1133
Facebook@BenchCafePH
Instagram: @benchcafeph

We love the homey feel, the spacious distance between tables and the tables with couches near the walls.

The best table in the house is the private one on the left side where you can have a mastermind meeting or intimate dining with friends.

 

Bench Cafe Greenbelt 3

The Bench Cafe 2.0 is relatively smaller and is located in the middle of the 2nd floor of Greenbelt 3.

BENCH CAFE
2nd floor, Greenbelt 3, Makati
Mobile: +63 917 634 2825

It has a private function area with white and wood interiors.

Bench Cafe 2.0 Menu: Bench To | Soup, Salad, Appetizers, Pamilya Style | Silog, All Day Merienda, Dessert | Beverages

They have a new optimized value-for-money menu, now with ala carte options.


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