Manila looks forward to the French Month of July when Sofitel Manila celebrates Bastille Day (July 14) and everything about the French Culture.
I’m always excited about the French culinary personalities they would invite to Manila, like a Cheesemaster, a Michelin Star Chef or a Chef Instructor like this year’s honored guest, Chef Patrick Terrien.
Here’s a photo essay of the 4-course French Degustation French Wine Dinner:
Be an adventurous foodie and satisfy your appetite with different flavors from around the world!
Whether it’s tasting one of New York’s finest steakhouses, giving in to those seafood cravings with Hawaiian shrimp buckets and poke bowls, enjoying all your favorite Chinese dishes in one sitting, having a food trip in their bustling indoor Japanese market, or simply chilling over a cup of coffee in a luxuriously inviting space, there’s more than one reason to visit these raved about exclusive restos in Newport Mall…
Prana is a South East Asian style restaurant that has become well known in Boracay as the "to go to, Health food spot." The menu is simple and basic with an emphasis on farm to table. The produce is fresh as possible and always sourced locally.
Visitors to Prana can expect to get a healthy that is as delicious as it is a work of art. Fantastic platting, delicious healthy food, set in a tranquil Bali type setting makes Prana the perfect destination for those who want to relax in a busy place like Boracay.
Executive Chef PeterMontemayor honed his skills for over 15 years — specializing in Western and SE Asian cuisine. He has operated and ran a number of establishments in Boracay, before heading to Thailand and Bali to hone his culinary skills and explore other SE Asian flavors.
Having lived for six years in Thailand and Bali, Chef Peter learned to appreciate the spices and tastes of the region and he brings that back to the Philippines at Prana.
Chef opted to leave out red meat on his menus and is not shy to label his food vegan-friendly. The menu at Prana changes regularly depending on the availability of the produce.
Indigo Restaurant is a fine dining experience at the world-class resort, Discovery Shores Boracay. Situated at Station One, the white sand beach setting makes it a perfect place for a nice private and intimate dining experience in Boracay.
The restaurant boasts an impressive international menu with a focus on coastal dishes. You can order from their set menus or order a la carte. Their Seafood sets and Surf and Turfs are popular amongst guests and visitors
Here's what to expect at Indigo Restaurant at Discovery Shores Boracay…
Gelāre, known for the best natural ice cream and waffles in Perth, Australia, opens its flagship All-Day Breakfast and Dessert Cafe in the cinema level of Uptown Mall. The name is an Italian word for the final step in the process of making ice cream which means “to freeze” or “congeal.”
The ice cream is prepared using real milk and cream, with real flavor and no artificial ingredients. It has a creamy smooth and dense (with less air) texture. The waffle is crunchy on the outside and has a good bite. The waffle & ice cream combination is irresistible.
We tried almost all the flavors and most items on the menu, and here are our favorites:
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This July, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is paying homage to its rich French history, culture and tradition with Tout a la Francaise (Everything the French Way!)
Sofitel is a French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries, so it is only apt that they lead the celebration of French Month.
Headed by French Master Chef and Traditional French Cuisine Expert, Chef Patrick Terrien, Sofitel has lined up events for the rest of the month to showcase L’art Culinaire Francaise and premier wine selections from renowned vineyards.
OLD MANILA at The Peninsula Manila is now proudly run by Filipino Chef Allan Briones. They advocate a 50% local/50% international ingredients philosophy, delivering a “sophisticated market” menu to their discerning clientele.
The CCA-alumni worked and trained under legendary Chef Marco Pierre White in London, who trained notable chefs like Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay. He worked for prestigious hotel restaurants in Dubai before coming home to Manila to work at The Peninsula Manila in Banquet before being promoted from within to head Old Manila.
Here’s our firsthand experience of Chef Allan Briones’ fine dining cuisine in Old Manila…
LIO is one of the best places to escape to with the family this 2017. A master-planned sustainable Ayala estate development just around the corner from El Nido town in Palawan, it is the perfect place to get access to the El Nido isles in Bacuit Bay.
Palawan enjoys comfortable weather all year round with occasional heavy rains on the islands. It’s good to go anytime, but you may want to consider making the trip during the Lio Beach Festival, which happens on the Independence Day weekend nearest June 12.
Here’s our guide to enjoying a family staycation and the beach festival experience at Lio…
Located atop a limestone cliff on the Southern edge of Panglao, Amorita Resort Bohol offers the best, unobstructed view of Alona Beach and the Cebu Strait. Its secluded location allows guests to enjoy the eco-friendly and luxurious resort in peace.
Amorita Bohol is one of the four properties handled by the One-of-Collection hotel management group. The group promises to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to guests in all their properties. Our stay at Amorita was undeniably one-of-a-kind.
“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish–our sweet and intimate stay in the resort undoubtedly lived up to this namesake.
Taiwan has always had a special place in my heart. I remember visiting Taipei 10 years ago, back when Taiwan was still under everyone’s radar and Taipei 101 was still the tallest building in the world.
I remember traveling around this tiny island nation that has a little bit of everything, from mountainous landscapes and beautiful beaches to a sprawling nightlife in the metropolis. Not to mention the country has four seasons, meaning it gets hot during summer and it can snow on some parts during winter.
WATCH: All this combined makes Taiwan the perfect travel destination for Filipinos.