#Philippines, Awesome Festivals, Food

10 Restaurant Trends that I learned from @MadridFusion (Read this!)

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One of the questions I get asked most often is what the latest trend in restaurants is.

Getting ahead of the trend before the tipping point is crucial in an increasingly competitive restaurant landscape in Manila.

 

Madrid Fusion is always at the forefront of restaurant trends–from Molecular Gastronomy to the Post Avant-Garde Culinary Movement.

I’ve been fortunate to have been able to attend Madrid Fusion in both Madrid and Manila for the past 3 years. Here are the 10 things I’ve learned regarding restaurant trends…

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#Philippines

SHINE FORTH! Bo Sanchez’s Holy Week Retreat 2017 Invitation…

Here's an invitation to join us for a solemn Holy Week Retreat and Grand Easter Feast at Bo Sanchez's Shine Forth… 

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Are you hurting?

Are you confused?

Are you going through a time of deep need?

Do you have questions that need answers?

Shine Forth Invitation from Bo Sanchez

Friend, God sees your pain. He wants to talk you. He wants to address your deepest needs and bind your wounds. He wants to meet you where you are. Come and listen to Him.

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#Travel

LAKBAY NORTE 6: A Road Trip to Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley!

 by CK Santos

Lakbay Norte(Photo by Martin San Diego)

Lakbay Norte is an annual media tour brought by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB) – a non-stock profit membership umbrella organization of Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB's) that's sponsored by the Manila North Tollways Corp (NLEX-SCTEX) – which aims to promote tourism in the north Luzon.

For its 6th installation, the itinerary involved a five-day trip to the North, specifically in Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley.

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

UPTOWN PARADE: 10 Awesome Restos to Try in Fort Bonifacio! #UptownParadeBites

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UPTOWN PARADE has so much more to offer than partying at Valk and the Pool Club!

You’ll be surprised with their mouthwatering eats. From freshly caught seafood, all-day breakfast items, authentic Neapolitan pizzas, Korean BBQ, and South-American comfort food, down to one of the best burgers and crispy pata you can find in the metro, Uptown Parade has something for everyone!

The place is home to a row of charming restaurants that offer a wide selection of dining concepts. So take your pick and satisfy your food cravings with different flavors from across the world!

Here’s a summary of our favorite dishes from the #UptownParadeBites series…

UPTOWN PARADE
Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City
Facebook: Uptown-Bonifacio
Instagram: @uptownbonifacio_
Twitter:@uptownmall_
Phone: +632 709-9888
Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com

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#Restaurants

SAGE Bespoke Grill: Secret of One of the Best Steakhouses in Manila @MakatiShangriLa

Our family loves steaks! We got a rare chance to go behind the kitchen and know the secret behind one of the best steakhouses in Manila.

Watch this video: Makati Shang Kitchen: Sage Bespoke Grill’s Tomahawk Steak with Anton Diaz

 

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SAGE Bespoke Grill is the steakhouse restaurant of Makati Shangri-La specializing in Josper-grilled steaks.

We ate here twice recently and came up with some tips on what to order and how to have an awesome time at Sage… 

 

SAGE BESPOKE GRILL
Makati Shangri-La Hotel Level 2
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
Telephone: +632 814-2580
Email: [email protected]
Website: Sage Bespoke Grill Website

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Lubao Int’l Balloon & Music Fest: 7 Reasons Why You Should Go? #LubaoIBMF2017

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Kickstart your summer with your friends and families at the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 happening on April 6-9, 2017 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.

Every year, families, friends, and photography enthusiasts look forward to one of Luzon's best summer attractions.

Here are 7 reasons why you should go to the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival …

 

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival
Date: April 6-9, 2017 
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Contact: Forthinker, Inc.
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone: +632 942-0768
Mobile: +63 917 821-0728
Email: [email protected]

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#Restaurants

BAD BIRD: More Than Just Umami Fried Chicken! @SMMegamall

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BAD BIRD by the Low Brow Casual Restaurant group is the bestselling outlet at Hole in the Wall, Century Mall because of its Umami Fried Chicken. Now, here’s some good news for fans: they have finally opened a standalone Japanese-Korean inspired restaurant at SM Mega Fashion Hall, serving an extended menu of small plates, grilled items, and a new favorite–Prawn Dog.

Check out our experience and recommendations aside from their signature umami fried chicken…

BAD BIRD
3/F SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11am-9pm
Telephone: +632 753-9729
Facebook: Bad Bird
Instagram: @bitebadbird
Website: http://bitebadbird.com/

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Awesome Festivals

A MALASIMBO Adventure! @MalasimboFest (2017 Photo Essay)

by Paola Nazario

Malasimbo
(Photo Credit: Paola Nazario of PNaz Photography Studio)

The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, one of the pioneering music fests in the Philippines, has been running successfully for 7 years. Malasimbo’s success lies in its unique venue that boasts a scenic view of the Puerto Galera beach and a natural amphitheater that is perfect for chilling and enjoying good music.

 

MALASIMBO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Website: www.malasimbofestival.com
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

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#Philippines

The Bike Playground: Philippines’ First Signature Pump Park is Ready! @Circulo_Ortigas

The Bike Playground is the newest cycling facility right at the center of the metropolis near residential and business centers at Circulo Verde! It is Philippines’ First Signature Pump Park designed by mountain bike celebrity Claudio Caluori.

It opens this March 18 and 19 weekend with races, bike merchants, and food booths by Mercato Centrale. Here’s what to expect …

The Bike Playground: Circulo Verde
Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan QC, Manila 1110
Facebook: @thebikeplayground
Website: www.thebikeplayground.com
Email: [email protected]

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#Philippines

Kodanda Archery Range: Today is the day you take that shot!

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Going to an Archery Range for the first time can be an overwhelming experience for anybody. It’s a new and fast-paced environment that requires you to go full-on right away, but once you get the hang of things, your body will keep on wanting more.

The name Kodanda is a Hindu Sanskrit word for “He who has a Bow”. It was inspired by Hindu mythology that tells the story of The Great Rama who has a bow named Kodanda.

Kodanda Archery Range
2F Cyber & Fashion Mall, Eastwood City, Libis
Branches: BF Homes, Makati Square, MOA
Hours/Days: 11am-9pm/Mon-Sun
Mobile: 0942 425 0298

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