Two weeks ago, I was invited by Chef Chele Gonzales to join a special lunch in his new restaurant, Gallery by Chele. I’ve known Chele from way back when he first opened his first fine dining restaurant in Manila — the much-talked about and always sought-after “date place”, Gallery Vask. It had a very nice, cozy ambience and… Continue reading Serie Kulynaria : Bringing the World’s Culinary Talents Into Gallery by Chele’s Kitchen
Helm : The Newest Culinary Playground
Chef Josh Boutwood who recently opened Savage a few months ago (I wrote about that restaurant here), is at the helm once again of a unique and concept-based restaurant, one that is aptly called HELM. Why Helm? In Chef Boutwood’s own words, “Helm is about moving forward. An evolutionary force driving me and my team… Continue reading Helm : The Newest Culinary Playground
At Savage, It’s Back to Basics
Another new restaurant just opened in the metro and this time around — it’s not some Frenchie affair or an all-day brunch cafe or a fusion restaurant of some sorts. Rather, it’s about going back to basics. After closing his ultra-modern restaurant The Test Kitchen, The Bistro Group’s Executive Chef, Josh Boutwood is now back with… Continue reading At Savage, It’s Back to Basics
From Holy Carabao’s Organic Farm to The Peninsula’s Old Manila
Here’s some very exciting news from Manila’s ever evolving restaurant / dining scene! From May 15 to June 2, 2018, join the Farm to Table: Old Manila and Holy Carabao Farms Organic Eats Collaborative Dinners, a series of signature dinner experiences and a celebration of sustainable food in The Peninsula Manila’s iconic signature restaurant, Old… Continue reading From Holy Carabao’s Organic Farm to The Peninsula’s Old Manila
A Luxe but Relaxed Sunday Brunch at Mireio
Are you always looking for a place where to take your family for Sunday brunch? I’m exactly the same way! As soon as Friday hits, my mind starts to scramble (and I start my research!) where I can take my family on Sunday — a place that’s nice, cozy and relaxing… and of course, a… Continue reading A Luxe but Relaxed Sunday Brunch at Mireio
The Tasting Room Is Back and Better Than Ever!
Manila has been seeing a lot of new restaurants lately… from hole in the wall type of places to small concept-based cafes, from casual diners and bars around town to new or renovated hotel restaurants here and there. And there’s one place which closed down for several months and I am happy to find out… Continue reading The Tasting Room Is Back and Better Than Ever!
TSM FAVE THINGS : DECEMBER – My Favorite Food Stops in Tokyo
Last December, in the midst of the craziness of Manila during the holiday season, I decided to make a “quick escape” with the family to take a breather and to just “chill” — literally and figuratively! My little food business, TASTE BY GRACE HOME was doing well, which also meant there was a barrage of… Continue reading TSM FAVE THINGS : DECEMBER – My Favorite Food Stops in Tokyo
TSM FAVE THINGS – AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
So I missed the last TSM FAVE THINGS for August…and I think you know why! Last month, right after my big launch of TASTE BY GRACE HOME in Artefino, I flew immediately out of the country to Berlin (more on that “work trip” in a later post)! And since that day, I really haven’t had… Continue reading TSM FAVE THINGS – AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
TSM Fave Things – July (New York Edition)
As you know, I was away on holiday for a month and boy, does it feel good to be back home! Since I haven’t posted on the blog for quite a long time, I hope you’re ready for this next blog post to compensate for my time away! 🙂 We are now at the end… Continue reading TSM Fave Things – July (New York Edition)
New Restaurant Alert : Authentic Japanese at Kyo-to Kaiseki
I must admit that for the past couple of months, I have been going back to the same restaurants and the same places for my own dose of comfort food. I haven’t been adventurous enough lately to try out the new places that have sprouted around the metro.