#Restaurants, Food

My First Time at The German Club (Deutscher Klub 1906) of Manila! #OctoberFestNa!

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The German Club offers the best German food in Manila. It’s for members only, so you have to be accompanied by a German host to be able to eat here.

We were invited by Michael Hasper, Deputy Head of Mission, and Carmina Barcelon, Press and Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila, to recap and reminisce our Berlin trip with Camille Co. 🙂

Here’s our German Club experience in Manila, as a teaser to the OAP Berlin Series entitled “BERLIN – The Best Kept Secret City in Europe!“… 

5f Penthouse, Eurovilla II Building , 118 V.A. Rufino
(formerly Herrera Street), Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 817-3552, 818-3552 
E-mail[email protected]
FacebookGerman Club, Manila, Philippines
Restaurant Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 A.M to 11P.M. 

Dress Code: Smart Casual with Collared Shirt for Men
No Short Pants, No Sandos, No Rubber/House Slippers

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#Travel, Food, Food Tours

Announcing… AWESOME TAIWAN FOOD TOUR with Anton Diaz on November 21-23! @JeronTravel

Favor: Please share this with your friends and family who might be interested to join this awesome food trip in Taiwan 🙂


Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

I would like to invite you to an Awesome Food Tour of Taiwan this coming November 21 – 23, 2014 🙂 It would be an awesome weekend food trip to remember in Taipei!

I love Taiwan! I’ve been to Taipei a couple of times and I fell in love with the people, its history and most specially the food 🙂

I partnered with Jeron Travel, the leading travel agency in the Philippines specializing on travel to Taiwan, to create an itinerary of my favorite places to see, the yummiest food to eat, and the best route to experience all of these in one weekend.

During the trip, we will visit the awesome destinations in Taiwan which include:

    • Ximending and Shilin Night Market
    • Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
    • Toilet Restaurant, Tian Wai Tian, Du Yue
    • The original Din Tai Fung
    • Jiufen Tea House 
    • Eslite Bookstore and more!

    Check out the Awesome Taiwan series in the blog:

    TAIWAN: Guide to an Awesome Experience in Taipei! #CometoTaiwan

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    #Restaurants, Food

    CHEF DU PARTIE (CDP): A Global Table Restaurant by MMF, KKA, & KGL (A Review) @PowerPlantMall

    As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati 

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    CHEF DU PARTIE (or CDP for short), is a restaurant offering global cuisine by Malou Fores (MMF) of Mamou & Recovery Food fame, Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara (KKA) of Mesclun & Chuck’s Deli, and Kristine del Gallego-Locsin (KGL), formerly of Lu.

    They offer dishes inspired by Paris, New York, and Manila. They also specialize in cocktails and have a well-curated wine list by their partners. It’s a great destination for foodie dates or food and wine pairing.

    I took my wifey out on a date in CDP for the first time since giving birth to our youngest son, and here’s what we think about it… 

    Chef Du Partie (CDP) Global Table Restaurant
    148B Level R1 Power Plant Mall, Lopez Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City 1200
    Telephone: +632 556-4454
    Contact Anne Berges +63 917 832-9828, [email protected]
    Operating Hours:
    Sunday to Wednesday: 12.00nn to 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 11.00pm
    Thursday to Saturday: 12.00nn to 3.00pm, 6.00pm -2.00am
    Notes: Credit Cards Accepted. Reservation is a must.

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    VASK Gallery: 40 Days & 40 Nights Degustation (Chef J. Luis Gonzalez x Chef Julieta Caruso) @VaskManila

    4/16/2016 Update: VASK GALLERY: 15-Course Alamat Menu (2016) of Asia’s 39th Best Restaurant! 

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    VASK Gallery’s 40 Days & 40 Nights Degustation is a collaboration of Chef J. Luis Gonzales and Chef Julieta Caruso, former Head Chef of Mugaritz (World’s Top #6 in San Sebastian, Spain), based on their 40-day food trip to discover authentic Filipino flavors all over the Philippines.

    The limited degustation menu highlighted native and everyday local ingredients presented in gastronomic dishes. Much of the inspiration behind this effort came from their collective desire to acknowledge the deep historical connection the Philippines shares with Spain, through sustainable cooking.

    The resulting flavors from the collaboration were very memorable. Witnessing what can be done with Filipino ingredients was a mind-blowing experience. This was one epic dinner that changed the way I look at Filipino cuisine and made me feel proud to be part of culinary history in the making in Manila.

    Here’s our 40 Days & 40 Nights Degustation experience…

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    #Philippines, Events, Food, Ultimate Taste Test

    Announcing…. Rockwell’s 4th ULTIMATE TASTE TEST 2014 on Sept. 27 at @PowerPlantMall! (Now Open for Applications!)

    Update (Sept. 29, 2014): Ultimate Taste Test XII: 4th Rockwell UTT @PowerPlantMall (A Photo Essay)

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    Finally, we are ready to announce the most exciting tasting event that most food lovers and connoisseurs in Manila are waiting for!

    Our Awesome Planet and San Miguel Lifestyle Brews present the 4th Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test 2014, the celebrated food tasting event, on September 27, 2014 Saturday at the Rockwell Tent from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    This much-anticipated annual food trip enables food lovers to be food-critics-for-a-day by sampling mouth-watering new flavors in Manila from over 50+ home-based food businesses along with Power Plant Mall’s very own establishments.

    Now staging the 12th in the UTT series Ultimate Taste Test 2014, food blog pioneer Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet embarks on this annual partnership with Rockwell for the fourth straight year.

    Food Supplier applications are now open! You may  fill up the Rockwell 2014 UTT Application Form and submit  via email to [email protected]

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    BLACKBIRD MAKATI: Aviation-Themed Restaurant by Chef Colin Mackay at Nielson Tower

    As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati


    BLACKBIRD is the Aviation-themed, Contemporary European and Asian Restaurant of Chef Colin Mackay of Sala and People’s Palace fame. It is located at the Neilson Tower of the old Manila International Airport and is named after the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft. The ambiance is inspired by an Airport Terminal and its Art Deco building in the heart of Makati City.

    We tried Blackbird with our partners and we loved it! Check out one of our favorite restaurants of 2014…

    BLACKBIRD by Chef Colin Mackay 
    Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati City, across the Peninsula Hotel.
    Telephone: +632 828-4888
    Operating Hours: Open Daily 11.00am to 12.00mn

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    DINNER IN THE DARK in Manila! @AIMBSchool by @Ashoka x @CoLab

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    DINNER IN THE DARK is a unique dining experience held in complete darkness. It’s organized and served by blind people to raise awareness of what it’s like to not have your sense of sight.

    I’ve always wondered how the experience of eating in a sea of darkness would feel, with no gadgets and other visual distractions.

    Here’s our first ever Dinner in the Dark experience…

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    The ERIC KAYSER Difference! Natural Liquid Leaven, Baked Fresh in Manila by French Chefs :)


    ERIC KAYSER is an authentic French Artisan Boulangerie in Manila, which is a licensed partnership between Eric Kayser and his local partners, Jacky Ang, Kelvin Gaisano, and Chris Tiu. Eric Kayser has 96 stores in 17 countries, with the Philippines as the latest expansion.

    You should notice the difference in the taste and texture of their bread because of their signature Natural Liquid Leaven, which sets it apart from the yeast-based breads in Manila. Eric Kayser demanded to have a commissary from the start and sent his trained French bakers in Manila to ensure the top quality of the breads, following the tradition of using a long natural fermentation process, slow kneading, and small-scale production.

    Gone are the days of flown-in frozen French breads. The key is to baking fresh daily using top quality ingredients and following a strict artisan production process. Once you’ve tasted the Eric Kayser difference, it will be very hard to appreciate other French breads in town.

    Here’s what we love about Eric Kayser…

    Promenade Mall: F&B-L11, Lower Level, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
    Telephone: +632 941-0738
    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm
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    URBAN PANTRY: Gourmet Selections Curated by Twin Sisters Clarisse Ong-Tiu & Carina Ong!

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    URBAN PANTRY is a gourmet neighborhood store curated by Chris Tiu’s wife, Clarisse Ong-Tiu, and sister-in-law Carina Ong.

    The twin sisters’ criteria for the products they carry are only those they are willing to buy and consume at home with their family. They love natural, healthy, homemade, and artisan products that are mostly made locally and are ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook.

    They also create their own Urban Pantry product line if there are no items available in the market that they like.

    We sampled their selections and these are the 10 gourmet items we love…

    URBAN PANTRY by Clarisse Ong-Tiu & Carina Ong
    A carefully curated selection of delicious & healthy pantry essentials. 
    Unit 115C, Greenhills Promenade 3, San Juan (Beside Roots & Red Mango)
    Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Mobile: +63 927 229-7080
    Email: [email protected]
    FacebookUrban Pantry

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    THE WHOLESOME TABLE Organic Comfort Food Resto by Bianca Araneta Elizalde (A Review)

    As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014! 

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    THE WHOLESOME TABLE is an Organic Comfort Food Restaurant by Bianca Araneta Elizalde of Aria Boracay Fame.

    All the produce comes from organic sources; they use free-range chicken and eggs, grass-fed beef, wild-caught seafood, and local artisan products. All the sauces are natural and made from scratch, and they don’t use high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, or trans fats.

    Their passionate commitment to all things wholesome and healthy is contagious. 

    It’s one of the best local restaurants to open in Manila this 2014! You’ve got to check it out…

    30th St Corner 7th Ave Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
    (Former Aria Cucina Italia Restaurant location beside Elias)
    Telephone: +632 867-0000
    Email: [email protected]
    Operating Hours: Open Daily 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

    Note: No Reservations. Credit Cards Accepted.  

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