European Culinary Week is a celebration of European Cuisine, featuring award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs. Part of the European Culinary Week’s mission is to spark interest in European cuisine, showcase European products, and work and meet with established European chefs.
Among the events lined up for the said week is Culinaria. Culinaria showcases the creations of the award-winning European chefs in an open kitchen style and provides a high-end European gastronomic experience by way of a walk-through dinner.
With the rainy season lingering on, and on, and on — for what feels like an eternity now — we were in dire need of a little “beer time”. I mean let’s face it, one rain-soaked workweek after another can take its toll on even the most die-hard Pluviophile.
We were excited to hear about San Miguel Super Dry Promo that was rolling out around the metro this month! Buy any 2 Bottles of San Miguel Super Dry and receive a movie gift card worth 100 pesos redeemable at any Ayala Malls cinemas across the metro.
We decided to take advantage of this awesome promo and visit 3 Bars in the metro where we could pair some bar chow with San Miguel Super Dry. Read more
Truffle, a highly-sought after ingredient in the culinary world, takes the spotlight for Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) annual gastronomic celebration. Since 2015, RWM has chosen a culinary ingredient to highlight every September, to explore and expand the ways it can be enjoyed.
2015 was the year of the chocolate; in 2016, the year of the Matcha, and last year was Coconut. Participating Newport Mall and Resorts World Manila’s restaurants have prepared a line of truffle dishes for both first-timers and seasoned truffle lovers.
Here’s this year’s lineup of truffle dishes:Read more
Flatiron 1771, an American-centric restaurant takes its inspiration from the iconic Flatiron building of New York. Bringing the lifestyle to Filipinos, the restaurant carefully curates dishes that bring the New York experience to the table. New York is home to people from various cultures and lifestyles whose lives intertwine harmoniously.
After their renovation early this year, Flatiron 1771 has also made some changes to their menu. A new assortment of small plates and signature cocktails that reflect the melting pot culture of New York have been added to the menu.
Seascape Village is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall. The first phase focuses on Seafood Paluto Market and a variety of dining options while the succeeding phases will feature a spa resort, art and lifestyle cafe, man-made beach and a 9-story, 250-room hotel with infinity villas.
This is the place to be if you are craving for paluto seaside market food or if you want to treat your balikbayan friends to a good Manila seafood meal. You won’t miss its location between Sofitel and the Manila Film Center within the CCP Complex.
Here’s how to organize your own Seaside Village Market experience…
Eden Food Hall is a 24-hour food court located at Bonifacio Global City. Eden provides diners with choices from local cuisine represented by the humble lugaw, to international favorites like the Bakmi Goreng and Takoyaki.
There are a total of 11 food stalls to choose from, and it can get overwhelming deciding where and what to order. Here are our top picks for each stall at Eden:
HACIENDA MANILA is a Mexican restaurant and bar by Steve Mills (of Don Papa fame) with food and recipes by Mexican Chef Francisco.
Most people would go here for their margarita and guarantee of only serving 100% agave tequila. They say this former Casa Marcos corner location is a bit unlucky and people hate the Burgos circle because of the lack of parking options.
Most people have never been to Mexico and understand what authentic Mexican food tastes like. I still have OAXACA on my foodie bucket list.
The food here is more authentic and way cheaper than Chino MNL. Here’s what we think of Hacienda Manila…
Chino Manila is a Modern Mexican Japanese restaurant by Filipino American Chef Erik Idos. It is the second branch of the Asian Mexican fusion restaurant originally from Hong Kong, popular among Filipinos traveling to the city. The name is Mexican slang for people of Asian descent.
The Manila menu is almost similar to that of Hong Kong but with unique specialties based on local produce. Most people agree that it is quite good, befitting its One Bonifacio High, BGC location. What’s more, you don’t have to travel to Hong Kong to enjoy it.
However, most people also say that it is a bit expensive given its portion sizes. We tried it for the first time, and here’s what we think…
We are always on the look out for first places to bring our balikbayan friends to eat in Tagaytay.
Sometimes, we would search TripAdvisor to cross-check recommendations. We were surprised to find that Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is a highly rated private dining, local cuisine restaurant destination.
We were skeptical about the reviews but decided to book, pre-order and risk to dine first time with our guest.
Here’s what we think of Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako restaurant…