The family is loving crabs these days and the best place to indulge in these is at Seascape Village paluto market.
We tried the crab and seafood feasts in two restaurants: Binondo’s Golden Fortune vs. Dampa’s Lola Ina’s. Here’s our experience.
First Things First
Seascape Village, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall with 13 Filipino/Asian paluto restaurants, is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area located beside Sofitel and Manila Film Center.
During my recent #OneBHSEats food tour, most of the participants were raving about how good the steak was at Wolfgang’s. We recently visited the resto with the family for an awesome steak brunch experience in BGC.
Here are some tips on what to order from the menu, how much the items for consideration are and how best to enjoy the experience.
First Things First
Wolfgang Steakhouse BGC is the 3rd and flagship branch of the Wolfgang Zwiener joint venture with Raymund Magdaluyo in Manila.
Ideally, Wolfgang wanted to open first in BGC, but it took a while to find a perfect corner spot fronting a garden with a street view of Bonifacio High Street.
This is the best Wolfgang Steakhouse branch because of its young contemporary ambiance perfect for that NY-Steakhouse Brunch vibe in BGC.
It has all the classic Wolfgang Steakhouse elements: alabaster chandelier, mosaic tiles ceiling, wooden floors and chairs plus a touch of contemporary elements—cove lights, banana plants and floor to ceiling windows.
Having started as a humble yet revolutionary restaurant chain in Switzerland, Movenpick has since gone on to become one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands today. The Swiss chain, which has successfully branched into the hotel and resort business, has prime locations at some of the best destinations in the world.
Boracay is probably one of (if not) the busiest tourist destinations in SE Asia. Having won numerous awards for Best Island in the World, it’s a no brainer to find some of the world’s top resort chains here, carving out a name for themselves in a market that is incredibly competitive.
The world-class resort is perfect for families and anyone wanting to experience everything Boracay has to offer with the added bonus of privacy. Situated at what’s informally known as “Station Zero”, the world-class resort boasts the islands largest pool, cutting edge health and wellness facilities, a number of restaurants and cafes and, to be quite frank, the island’s best pizza!
Plan your next stay at Movenpick Boracay and enjoy the quieter, more family-friendly side of the island.
Aqua Boracay is the best Day Pool Club in Boracay not only because of its Pool Party events but because it serves one of the best Spanish-inspired beach cuisines by Chef Chele Gonzales of Gallery by Chele fame.
Most people miss out on Aqua because they think it’s an exclusive private club where there’s nothing to do if there are no pool party events. Some think it is closed for construction. What they don’t know is that this is, in fact, one of the best places to eat and enjoy a pool party in the New Boracay.
Here are the secrets of the best day pool club in Boracay…
First Things First
It is easily accessed via e-trikes (₱120 special trip) passing through the back end of Balabag Lake at the back of D’Mall.
The Day Pool Club is open but the rooms are still under construction.
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…
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…
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 Website: www.bistronomia.ph
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…
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.
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
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:
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