Have a taste of Manila Life at Terminal 3

My hubby flies in and out of Manila on a weekly basis and recently, he has been complaining of not having a place to work quietly or eat good food. Good thing, Marriott Manila finally opened their own Filipino restaurant inside NAIA Terminal 3.  Aptly called Manila Life, the restaurant celebrates everything good in Pinoy food. Ambiance :  The…

Halloween parties, anyone?

This weekend is set to be a bedlam with little costumed people running and roaming around the villages and commercial establishments.  Most kids these days  are so excited to wear costumes (yes, not just 1!) and have people give them candies and sweet treats as a reward for just being so cute!   And I feel you, parents! This is…

Wine all-you-can for 499 at Romulo’s Cafe

It’s the end-of-the-week and for me, it has been a long, long one. “Thank God, it’s Friday!”   If you happen to be in Jupiter, Makati; Tomas Morato; or Ayala Alabang area by tonight, do drop by Romulo’s Café and enjoy their Wine-All-You-Can at P499 from 530-730pm, Mondays to Fridays. It is the best antidote to…

New menu to celebrate at Applebee’s

I do agree with Applebee’s when they say “There is always something to celebrate!” And it is a perfect excuse to gather ’round the table and feast! Not to be outdone, Applebee’s is just super ready to be the venue for any family or barkada’s (group of friends) eating spree. Check out their new, not…

3 fun things we did in Novotel Manila

Last weekend,  I decided to pack my overnight bag, and with my family, headed to Novotel Manila Araneta Center Hotel.  I anticipated a restful, contemplative weekend for me while my boys were gung-ho to try out all the facilities in the hotel. Here’s how we spent the weekend closeted inside the hotel: Enjoyed our rooms :  we stayed in the Executive Suite and,…

Drink up to a better mood!

There are days when we need all the help we can get – to make our days more pleasant, be more alert and just feel good. Then this news came to me and yes! it was a pleasant surprise! Although I’d rather have the grapes on my glass as wine, I do know that the fruit is…

Unlimited Steak at Cru Steakhouse!

Wednesdays just became my favorite day of the week!  Marriott Hotel Manila’s multi-awarded fine dining restaurant, Cru Steakhouse, will now offer unlimited U.S. Certified Angus Beef Rib-eye every Wednesday of August and September 2017 for only P950+++ . The U.S. Certified Angus Beef is the most premium steak at Cru Steakhouse. The chef shares that this specific beef has…

Papa Diddi’s is not just ice cream

Have you ever  been to Papa Diddi’s?  When they started out in Maginhawa St., the place could only seat around 8-10 people comfortably and offered select hand-crafted and artisanal ice cream. It started out as a tribute to Papa Diddi – an Ibanag lawyer, whose passion for law can only be matched by his love for Cagayan Valley  food. …

What must you order at Jing Ting?

It is hard not to like Jing Ting, the newest casual dining restaurant inside City of Dreams.  The restaurant features popular Northern Chinese dishes that are so familiar and compatible to the Filipino palate. Flavors are strong and robust, the serving is generous, food is freshly prepared and the prices are reasonable. Full Flavor : The Northern…

Mark the dates! August 15 and 16

There is one pizza and pasta chain that has been working so hard this year. They started the year with the launch of almost an entirely new menu – new pizza and pasta dishes as well as rice meals (yes, Filipinos love rice); then they held their Pizza War competition to encourage and challenge their own pizza chefs to come…

Are you being true to your Brand?

We do live in a noisy world. With hundreds of thousands of messages assaulting us on a daily basis, what and who do we remember the most? If you think that only brands that spends millions can be heard and remembered, then this workshop is for you. Connect to your audience in today’s hyper sensitive…

Art+Modern Filipino Food at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

From Palette to Palate at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila : Chefs, I realized, can come from all walks of life.  The call of the kitchen and creating something beautiful and delicious at the same time,  proved to be a strong siren call for some former bankers, lawyers and even accountants.  But I believe that most…