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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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Must-try Camiguin Food (and Where to Find Them!)

Camiguin is a small island off the coast on the northern side of Misamis Oriental. Second only to Batanes as the smallest island in the Philippines, Camiguin spans just 238 sq. km. At its longest, it is just 23 kilometers or basically the whole stretch of EDSA.

Despite its size, Camiguin is a trove for foodies. Most of the food is still hugely Filipino, but International influences are slowly creeping in. Thanks in part to the expats who settled in the island, and the growing tourist community with varying palates.

Here’s a roundup of our food finds at Camiguin:Read more

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Kam’s Roast in Manila: Is it as Good as Hong Kong??

Kam’s Roast is an internationally-acclaimed and Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong popular for their HK roasts. With the flagship Manila branch opening in Megamall, there is no more need to fly to Hong Kong and line up for hours just to get a taste.

Foodee Global Concepts, the group behind Tim Ho Wan, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodle, and Todd English Food Hall is responsible for bringing the famous roasts to Manila.

How does it compare to the one in Hong Kong?

 

Kam’s Roast
3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall 
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: @KamsRoastPhilippines
Instagram: @kamsroastphilippines

Related Post: KAM’S Roast Goose(Hong Kong): Better than Yat Lok or Yun Kee?

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GOTO MONSTER: Answer to Your Late Night Goto Cravings!

Your favorite late night Goto joint is now in Malate!

Goto Monster, famed for it’s 45-minute Goto Challenge serves a monstrous size goto topped with tapa flakes, tokwa, beef tripe, bagnet, shiitake mushrooms, lumpiang shanghai, toasted garlic, spring onions and salted egg that can feed up to 10 people!

Although goto is their go-to dish, they also serve tempting tokwa’t bagnet, chickadobosilog, pineapple mint slush, and mouthwatering Pinoy desserts from leche flan ice cream to bibingka waffles.

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Despite not being 24/7 like their branch in Makati, it’s still a good fix for the late night hungover craving. They recently opened a branch in Salo Park, Malate that opens from 5 pm to 5 am.

GOTO MONSTER
Salo Park, 562 J. Nakpil Street Manila, Philippines
Mobile: +63916 300 2600
Facebook: gotomonsterph

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MAI WEI FANG: Chinese Northern Style Bread and Sheng Jian Bao!

MAI WEI FANG meaning wheat mill room is a fast-casual Chinese restaurant serving Northern Chinese style dishes that mainly focus on wheat flour ingredients.

Famed for introducing the first Sheng Jian Bao (pan-fried pork soup dumpling) in the Philippines, this Shanghainese version is similar to Xiao Long Bao but is much meatier with a thicker dough compared to its counterpart.

Besides Sheng Jian Bao, you’ll also find Chinese-style pancakes, doughnuts, and fried chicken rice meals.

If you’re curious to get a taste of something different, check out Mai Wei Fang…

MAI WEI FANG
Level 1, Adriatico Wing, Robinsons Place Manila
Ermita, Manila
Landline: (02) 562 2786
Facebook: maiweifangph

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Cru Steakhouse: What’s inside the Mystery Box?

Cru Steakhouse, Marriott Manila’s award-winning steakhouse in Newport city is shaking things up and bringing a new mystery experience to its diners.

Inspired by Masterchef’s Mystery Box challenge, Cru took the concept and put their own spin to it. In Cru’s case, nobody knows the ingredients but diners can decide on the dishes they would like to eat.

What’s inside each Mystery Box?

CRU Steakhouse
Ground Floor, Marriott Hotel Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, Manila
Operational Hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm-11:30pm
Telephone: +632 988-9990 local 8109
Website: Cru SteakhouseRead more

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