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
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
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
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!
Here’s some good news to all coffee lovers out there! Global coffee brand Nespresso just opened its very first boutique in the country at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati!
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
I know it’s January already… and yet I am still sharing with you photos from November! Since the crazy holidays happened, I have a series of backlogs and so I hope you don’t mind that this travel post is 2 months late! And since this is one of the nicest things that happened to me… Continue reading TSM Fave Things – November : A Trip to Vietnam – From Hanoi to Halong Bay
When I was in Berlin slightly more than 2 months ago to attend global brand Miele’s worldwide launch of the Dialog Oven (read about that here and here), I was fortunate to have had 2 free days for some sightseeing! So in case you find yourself in this part of the world sometime soon… here… Continue reading Top 10 Things You Should Do When in Berlin
Here’s the continuation of our series from Part 1… In this Miele event in Berlin, I was seated at the table called : REVOLUTION. I was with the other delegates from Singapore led by Syndy Neo, Miele Managing Director, Evelyn Cheng, Regional Director for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards aside from other renowned foodies… Continue reading The World Premiere of the Smartest Oven : The Miele Dialog Oven (Part 2 of 2)
Exactly a month ago from today… without much preparation or prior announcement whatsover, I flew to Berlin, Germany upon the gracious invitation of world-renowned household appliances brand Miele. This German-based brand has always stood for the very best: premium quality, outstanding durability and leading technology. So without even thinking twice about it, I immediately said… Continue reading The World Premiere of the Smartest Oven : the Miele Dialog Oven (Part 1 of 2)