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
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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
Madrid Fusion Manila 2017: Regional Lunches
So Madrid Fusion Manila is back! The Department of Agriculture (DA), the principal agency of the Philippine government responsible for the promotion of agricultural development, will once again highlight the country’s local ingredients in this year’s 3-day Regional Lunches in Madrid Fusion Manila 2017 from April 6 to 8, 2017 at SMX Convention Center Pasay… Continue reading Madrid Fusion Manila 2017: Regional Lunches
Learning How To Bake With The Most Powerful Mini!
Last week, I was invited by KitchenAid to attend a baking workshop with no less than one of the country’s most talented and awarded chefs, Miko Aspiras. This event to launch the newest KitchenAid stand mixer, the Artisan Mini, was held in one of Chef Miko’s latest restaurants, Le Petit Souffle located in Megamall.
Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar : Where Grit and Grace Meet
Here comes the next installment in my video series! This time around I went to the newest steak house in town, Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar at Shangri-La at the Fort. The interiors of this restaurant are quite impressive — very retro-classic and yet infused with that Manhattan chic which has that modern luxury feel to… Continue reading Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar : Where Grit and Grace Meet
Freezer Burn – The Newest Dessert Craze To Hit Town!
Just recently, I was invited by Chef Miko Aspiras, one of the chef partners of the newest dessert place in town to come and visit his latest passion project, Freezer Burn. Having heard from a lot of people that this is not just any ordinary ice cream shoppe, I readily said yes and set a date… Continue reading Freezer Burn – The Newest Dessert Craze To Hit Town!
One-on-One Interview with 2-Michelin Starred Chef Akrame
A few days back I got a call from one of Atelier Vivanda’s owners, Khristine Gabriel to interview visiting Chef Akrame Benallal. I immediately said YES knowing that this is going to be a rare opportunity for me to be on a one-on-one interview with a 2-Michelin starred chef!
Jordy Navarra Recommends: Filipino Cuisine Essentials
One of the newest and most in-demand restaurants in the city right now is Toyo Eatery, by Chef Jordy Navarra.
Nicole Uy, The Flour Girl, Recommends: Must-Have Dessert Cookbooks and Dessert Emergency Supplies
When Nicole Uy was 8 years old, she traded her Barbies and Polly Pocket play sets for a new experience: baking with her mom. On that fateful day of baking instant brownies, banana bread, and butter cake, a budding pastry chef was born. Nicole’s mom did not just encourage her to bake, she gave her… Continue reading Nicole Uy, The Flour Girl, Recommends: Must-Have Dessert Cookbooks and Dessert Emergency Supplies
Rob Pengson Recommends: Kitchen Skills Everyone Needs and the Best Places for Food Shopping
Last week, the local culinary scene said goodbye to the well-loved degustation restaurant, The Goose Station by Chef Rob and Sunshine Pengson. Its unique tasting menus and its interpretation of progressive Filipiniana cuisine have garnered various kinds of recognition: from being part of Asia’s best 500 restaurants, being honored by the prestigious Miele Guide as the… Continue reading Rob Pengson Recommends: Kitchen Skills Everyone Needs and the Best Places for Food Shopping