DUCK & BUVETTE: A Café Provencal Reinvention @DuckBuvette @ShangPlaza

DUCK & BUVETTE (formerly Café Provencal) is a French Bistro & Bakery inspired by French Countryside Cuisine using handpicked ingredients. They specialize in Duck Confit and Buvettes (small plates). It’s a great example of how to reinvent an old restaurant concept to meet foodies’ evolving expectations. Here’s our Duck & Buvette experience with blogger friends Marj Sia and … Continue reading DUCK & BUVETTE: A Café Provencal Reinvention @DuckBuvette @ShangPlaza

ST. MARC CAFÉ PHILIPPINES: Choco Cro + Classic Fuji + Matcha Latte @SMMegaMall

Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014! ST. MARC CAFÉ is a specialty Japanese dessert café best known for its signature chocolate croissant, the Choco Cro. Thanks to Ben Chan for bringing this popular Japanese franchise to the Philippines.  Here’s what to expect and what to order at ST. MARC CAFÉ Philippines… ST. MARC CAFÉ … Continue reading ST. MARC CAFÉ PHILIPPINES: Choco Cro + Classic Fuji + Matcha Latte @SMMegaMall

ERI CURRY: Customize-Your-Own Curry by Chef Erica @Eri_Curry @SMMegaMall

ERI CURRY is a local Japanese curry brand concept by Chef Erica, a Filipina Chef who grew up in Japan and is very passionate about Japanese food. Its name means Goddess of Curry, and is also unofficially inspired by the name of the chef. The Japanese Curry craze is still not taking off in Manila because of … Continue reading ERI CURRY: Customize-Your-Own Curry by Chef Erica @Eri_Curry @SMMegaMall

LINGUINI FINI by Chef Vinny: Fresh Pasta + Porchetta + Nose to Tail @Linguini_Fini @SMMegaMall

Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014! LINGUINI FINI by Chef Vinny is an Italian-American Restaurant based in Hong Kong but with a New York attitude. They specialize in fine pasta, which they make from scratch, and are advocates of Nose to Tail cooking and the Farm to Fork philosophy.  Thanks … Continue reading LINGUINI FINI by Chef Vinny: Fresh Pasta + Porchetta + Nose to Tail @Linguini_Fini @SMMegaMall

LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)

Updated Post (01/24/2019): A La Cabrera Anniversary in the Best Steak House in Mandaluyong! @EdsaShangriLa (2019) LA CABRERA is an Argentinian Steakhouse and the Manila branch of Parrilla La Cabrera by Chef de Cuisine Gaston Riveira. This local iteration is through the efforts of Carlo Lorenzana of Shi Lin fame, and Carlo Lorenzana of Cellar de Boca Argentinian Wine … Continue reading LA CABRERA MANILA Argentinian Steakhouse at 6750 (A Review)

CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014!  CRISP ON 28th is a neighborhood BGC cafe by Erwan Heussaff. The sister restaurant of Hatch 22, it offers breakfast and healthy all-day dining food. It’s making a buzz for its healthy quinoa salads and beautiful plates. Here’s our Crisp … Continue reading CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

TAAL VISTA: Best Negrense Buffet by Chef Fernando Aracama! @TaalVistaHotel

People always ask me what our favorite cuisine is, and I would always answer, Filipino Food. We especially love the regional cuisine from Pampanga, Negros, Ilocos, and Bicol. So it’s great news that Taal Vista–in celebration of their 75th anniversary–is featuring the best Filipino chefs from Manila. As part of their weekend buffet at Cafe Veranda, each chef gets to … Continue reading TAAL VISTA: Best Negrense Buffet by Chef Fernando Aracama! @TaalVistaHotel

IPPUDO Philippines: #WorldFamousRamen Now in Manila!

Featured as MEGA FASHION HALL: 10 BEST New Restaurants @SMMegaMall in 2014! IPPUDO is the most popular Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen in the world. It was founded in 1985 by Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara in Fukuoka City, Kyushu. Its name literally means “One Wind Hall” and is symbolic for the restaurant’s going against the wind and revolutionizing the … Continue reading IPPUDO Philippines: #WorldFamousRamen Now in Manila!

VA BENE Pasta Deli by Chef Massimo Veronesi @ BGC Cinemas

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014!  VA BENE is a yummy artisan Italian pasta deli by Chef Massimo and Carolyn Veronesi. Originally located at Petron Gas Station on the corner of Edsa and Pasay Road, it is best known for serving what many consider the Best Italian … Continue reading VA BENE Pasta Deli by Chef Massimo Veronesi @ BGC Cinemas

A’TODA MADRE: Tequila 101 in the Most Extensive Tequila Bar in Manila!

A’TODA MADRE Tequila Bar is the most extensive Tequila Bar in the Philippines, with now over 105+ tequila varieties. It’s the 2nd Tequila Bar to open in the country, next to Maya in Cebu (which we’re still waiting to expand in Manila). Most of us have bad memories of tequila from our college days. We were drinking … Continue reading A’TODA MADRE: Tequila 101 in the Most Extensive Tequila Bar in Manila!