#Philippines

Asia’s Largest Cruise Ship ‘Ovation of The Seas’ Makes Double Maiden Call at Subic Bay and Manila! @RoyalCaribbean

Royal Caribbean made a double historic ship call in the Philippines last June 8 in Subic and June 9 in Manila. Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship and the first ship of its kind with the highest number of guests (4,700) from around the world to call in any Filipino port.

Ovation of the Seas is Asia’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship. The 1,138 feet long behemoth of a floating destination—equipped with 2,091 staterooms, 18 restaurants and 8 pools—can host 4,905 guests and carry 1,500 crew members for a total of 6,405 people!

The high-tech ship also boasts of exciting features that include North Star, a 300-ft high viewing capsule with roller skating, bumper cars, skydiving & surfing simulators and robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar.

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Telephone: +632 892 2701 to 03
Mobile: +63 955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

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Events

MenhirSalento Wines: Chef Jessie Sincioco x Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto Dinner

There’s a booming appreciation for fine wines in Manila, a growing hunger among Manileños to know more about wines from the winemakers themselves. In the case of Menhir Salento, they introduced their Italian wines via a 4 hands wine pairing dinner with Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef Musaro Rocco Roberto.

Chef Jessie Sincioco and Chef  Musaro Rocco Roberto

Vini Menhir Salento S.r.l., founded by Gaetano Marangelli in 2005, showcases the terroir of the Southern part of the Puglia Region in the extreme southeastern tip of Italy, specifically the Minervino di Lecce-Maglie-Otranto area.

Chef Roberto transports us to Puglia with a taste of Origano Osteria restaurant, owned by the Menhir Salento winery, in Minervino di Lecce.

Italian wines are designed for food pairing. Menhir Salento makes it both interesting and delightful to savor the authentic flavors of the Italian region where a particular wine was produced.

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#Hotels, Staycation

Shangri-La at the Fort: Why it is the Best Family Staycation in BGC?!

We’ve tried a lot of hotel staycations in Manila with the family and Shangri-La at the Fort is one of our favorites.

They opened the Shangri-La Residences which is 97 serviced apartments (Levels 9-17) for long staying guests and for their Stay & Play Family Staycation Package.

Here’s why Shangri-La at the Fort continues to provide the best staycation experience in BGC ever since they opened …

Shangri-La at the Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 820-0888
WebsiteStay and Play: A Family Staycation

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Events

Repoblacion ng Pilipinas: A Rainy Toast to our 120th Independence Day!

Repoblacion ng Pilipinas, the first Independence Day Salubong Street Food Fiesta hosted by Agimat x Alamat and Z hostel has come to a successful close!

Despite the torrential downpour that lasted almost the whole night, crowds of people still went and raised a toast to celebrate our country’s independence.

Related Blog Post: Hunyo 12: Repoblacion ng Pilipinas! (Insider Guide)

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#Restaurants

NAMARI: The Best Japanese Teppanyaki We had in Pampanga!

Namari, by Chef Chris Oronce, is a Japanese Bistro in Pampanga that features a Teppanyaki Omakase and an Izakaya-inspired Japanese bar.

Namari is Japanese for lead, a very sturdy metal—a name reflecting the Chef’s successful career despite all the odds.

For Chef Chris, giving back to his native Pampanga meant opening twin restaurants: Namari Japanese Bistro and Cactus Jack American Steakhouse in the new Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (the old Saver’s Mall).

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We love the food by Chef Chris Oronce, who worked at the renowned Nobu restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and Shibuya in Japan.

When he returned to Manila, he held the the executive chef position at Wafu in Greenhills, where we had a taste of his teppanyaki omakase. Currently, he is the executive chef of the successful Wolfgang Steakhouse franchise in Manila.

The chef’s new Namari offers Japanese Teppanyaki Omakase experience that’s worth the drive all the way to Pampanga.

 

NAMARI JAPANESE BISTRO
G/F Best Western Hotel Metro Clark (Saver’s Mall), Mc Arthur Highway, Balibago, Angeles City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: NamariJapaneseBistro
Telephone: +63 999 227-7935
Email: [email protected]

Related Blog Posts:
WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)
WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE: Best Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak now in Manila! @rwmanila

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Events, Manila Life

Monkey Eagle x Privatus Private Dining: Craft Beer & Food Pairing 101

Privatus Private Dining, a Manila-based premium catering business, and Monkey Eagle Brewery, a microbrewery that makes world-class beers, team up for an afternoon of beer appreciation and superb fare. The well-curated 5-course menu features Privatus Private Dining’s culinary creations paired with Monkey Eagle Brewery’s flagship craft beers.

Privatus Private Dining
Address: #8 F. Legaspi St., Brgy. Maybunga, Pasig
Telephone: +63 917 629 7453, +63 2 907 5457
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Privatus Private Dining
Instagram: @privatusmanila

Monkey Eagle Brewery
Address: Tagaytay City, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Monkey Eagle Brewery
Instagram: @monkeyeagleph

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#Restaurants

22 Prime: Father’s Day is for Steaks!

Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome fathers who work very hard to provide for your families and strive to raise your kids the best way you can!

Let it not be just a one-day affair on the official 3rd Sunday of June or June 17, 2018. Together, let’s claim June as a month-long celebration of Fatherhood.

Here’s our early celebration at 22 Prime with their special Father’s Day menu…

 

22 PRIME
Discovery Suites Manila
25 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Daily for Lunch and Dinner
Telephone: +632 719-8888
For more info, visit https://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/dining/22-prime/

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#Restaurants

KANTO Freestyle: Best Filipino Breakfast in Manila!

Late risers, rejoice! Feast on your fave breakfast food, any time of the day.

Kanto Freestyle is a 24/7 all-day breakfast concept featuring ridiculously affordable Filipino and Western fare. They offer pancakes, eggs Benedict, Spam, pork belly and the usual silog.

The owners wanted to revolutionize the kanto/karinderia image, by uplifting the same kind of breakfast items you’ll find in eateries all over the Philippines.

But why add the word “Freestyle” to “Kanto”? Because, here, you can mix and match your morning meal favorites. Make your own breakfast with different tapas, bacon strips, tocino and even have your eggs prepared just the way you like them—sunny side, scrambled, boiled or poached!

Kanto now has seven branches, and here’s why we love it…

KANTO FREESTYLE BREAKFAST
2466 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
M-Su: 8AM-3AM

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Events

Have you Always Dreamed of Becoming a Food Entrepreneur? Here’s How …

Have you always dreamed of becoming a food entrepreneur?

Have you been sitting on a food and beverage business idea?

Is your food business stuck in neutral?

Are you planning to expand, but confused about your next step?

If you said YES to any of these questions, then the Entrepreneurship and F&B Specialist Seminar is for you.

Slated this July at Hexagon Lounge, in RCBC Plaza, Makati City, the program is a series of six sessions  that aims to help food entrepreneurs  through all the steps of creating a business, from key concepts, strategies, and practical skills necessary in managing, owning, and operating a profitable food and beverage business.

Leading the team of experts is Chef John Cu-Unjieng, owner of Jam Foods & Co., and joining him are Anton Diaz, founder of Our Awesome Planet Blog & Paolo Sambile, along with a group of F&B professionals as guest speakers.

It is quite hard to get an accurate picture of the food business climate here in Manila. People have ideas and are motivated to start something, but they don’t know how and where to go to get the right information, and this is where we come in. What we want to do in this seminar is to present an accurate picture to potential food entrepreneurs so they could avoid the costly mistakes. “says  Cu-Unjieng

He adds: “We will not just focus on the planning, execution, and survival of the food business, but we also want potential entrepreneurs to have a good understanding of the issues crucial to deciding to start the business. We will provide a reality check for them.

To register and other inquiries, please call or SMS Rache at +63 917 531-8949 or email us at [email protected].

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