Bellevue Alabang is the best 5-star hotel in the south, setting the standard in luxurious hotel staycations in the Alabang Area. We celebrated my son Raphael’s birthday with a Bellevue stay, exploring the best dining and family experiences that Bellevue has to offer after the pandemic. Kapampangan Chef Xerxes Narciso, also known as Chef X, … Continue reading The Best of Bellevue Alabang! (2023 Staycation)
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AMARE Nuvali: Best Brick-Oven Pizza, Pasta, and Tomahawk Steak!
Amare La Cucina is now open in Nuvali, having transferred from its original Paseo de Sta. Rosa location. It’s fascinating how Amare from Baguio was able to expand to 12 branches rapidly (without franchising) by being an equity partner in all of its branches. It is known for its brick-oven specialties which are not limited … Continue reading AMARE Nuvali: Best Brick-Oven Pizza, Pasta, and Tomahawk Steak!
NOBU MANILA Chill-Out Fridays: Best Happy Hour in Manila!
Nobu Manila Chill Out Friday features its al fresco cabana ambiance with 50% discount on selected Nobu food and drinks to introduce the brand to a new dining market. The DJ plays some techno music but you can make requests if you like to dance to Gangnam Style or other tunes. Their Friday extended happy … Continue reading NOBU MANILA Chill-Out Fridays: Best Happy Hour in Manila!
PABLO: The Best Spanish Bistro in Salcedo?!
Pablo Bistro by David Collado is a “Little Spain” Bistro located on the ground floor of Picasso Makati Hotel, named after Pablo Picasso which also gave inspiration to the restaurant’s name. This is one of the few restaurants that survived in Salcedo and managed to thrive with an even better menu and experience. Here is … Continue reading PABLO: The Best Spanish Bistro in Salcedo?!
How to Beat the Le Grand Casino Du Vin? @GrandHyattManila
Le Grand Casino du Vin at The Cellar was so much fun! It’s a unique educational wine & dine interactive experience in Manila where you get to indulge in a 4-course degustation and, at the same time, interact with other diners through 3 different games of wine roulette. You can use the chips you accumulated … Continue reading How to Beat the Le Grand Casino Du Vin? @GrandHyattManila
The Henry Suites Miranila QC (Staycation Guide)
The Henry Suites MiraNila QC, located inside the MiraNila Heritage House and Museum, is a boutique hotel with 7 thoughtfully designed suite rooms with an Old Manila vibe. It’s a heritage-inspired staycation #LikeNoOther and a good escape in the metro to celebrate special occasions or to spend a night or two if you are attending … Continue reading The Henry Suites Miranila QC (Staycation Guide)
LULA CAFE: Tagaytay’s Secret Mountain-View Cafe by Burrow Cafe Antipolo
Lula Cafe is a mountain-view cafe secretly located in the clubhouse of Monte Vista Subdivision, the first village in Tagaytay. It’s name is inspired by the nakaka-lula (overwhelming) view of the mountains. This is a sister cafe of the underground Burrow Cafe in Antipolo by Vitty & Marie Gutierrez. The food is hearty, made from feel-good … Continue reading LULA CAFE: Tagaytay’s Secret Mountain-View Cafe by Burrow Cafe Antipolo
HUNI SICOGON Family Staycation Guide! (2023)
Read this before your next trip to Sicogon! Sicogon Island, Iloilo’s hidden gem in the north, reopened last December 19, 2022 with the resumption of Airswift flights from Manila to Sicogon and the newly re-opened Huni Sicogon Resort. This is a rising tourism leisure estate by Ayala Land in Western Visayas that’s three times the … Continue reading HUNI SICOGON Family Staycation Guide! (2023)
Antonio’s PGA Cars – Is it Worth It? (A Review)
Antonio’s Tagaytay opens in Manila with a fine dining experience amidst luxury cars on the mezzanine of PGA Cars showroom along EDSA. Antonio’s PGA Cars features exclusive contemporary French dishes by Master French Chef Cyrille “Cicou” Soenen with Chef Tony Boy’s famed dry aged steaks and classic French desserts. Interesting ambiance with the garden replaced … Continue reading Antonio’s PGA Cars – Is it Worth It? (A Review)
IKINARI Steak // Best NEW Steakhouse in Manila!
Ikinari, which means “suddenly”, aims to serve you steak as fast as possible when you crave for one. I remember eating with the family in an Ikinari with no seats in Osaka, one of our most memorable steak experiences in Japan. In the Philippines, they opened a 60-seater restaurant in Mall of Asia (ground floor … Continue reading IKINARI Steak // Best NEW Steakhouse in Manila!