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…

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,…

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…

Are you ready for a Mojito night?

Oh,  how I love weekends! Recently,  good friend, Ouie,  invited some friends and I to an all-you-can-drink Mojito night at The Lounge inside Hyatt City of Dreams.  What?  An unli mojito night?? This I gotta see! So with a bit of coordination, Marilen (another good friend and co-writer at http://www.dineph.com), Ouie and I decided to investigate…

My Continental Club Staycation

It was my birthday recently and I decided I will celebrate it outside my home, in a relaxing place where the mattress is one of the softest, cleanliness is gospel, food is delicious and the service is impeccable. So, I  booked the family to stay at Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel. Upon entry, those who are booked in any…

SOUV Opens tomorrow

SOUV, the latest and newest restaurant of Chef Robby Goco, opens for the public (soft-opening) tomorrow, July 5. SOUV aims to make Greek cuisine (also known as the Mediterranean cuisine) more familiar with the young Filipinos. It will feature more modern dishes, easy-to-drink wines and yoghurt desserts.  Chef Robby says “All the dishes that we will serve, are…

We escape at View Park Hotel

When things get a bit too much in Manila (it gets too hot, we get too busy or too tired and even when we find the city too boring), the family would clear our schedules and head off to Tagaytay to recharge, renew and recover.  Happily, we found our 2nd home in Tagaytay, its a quiet…

Unusual ice cream flavors!

Summer and ice cream are perfect partners! When the sun is just too much to bear,  the ice cream man becomes the neighborhood’s best friend and life-saver. But when mamang sorbetero is nowhere to be found and the call of the freshly-made artisanal ice cream proves to be very persistent and irresistible, a trip to the…

What is Kanyaman?

Last June 8, in celebration of our Independence month, Novotel Manila Araneta Center launched their Filipino Festival called KANYAMAN at Food Exchange.  The hotel invited popular chef Sau del Rosario to re-create classic, well-loved and authentic Kapampangan dishes that will be served to diners until June 30.  And to complete the Kapampangan experience, Chef Sau called in veteran…

Keto Buffet for Father’s Day?

As Filipinos can find any excuse to celebrate with family and eat, it is not surprising that Father’s Day is now quite a big event in Manila. Restaurants and hotels offer generous promotions to entice food-loving families to celebrate and dine in their places. One of them is our favorite, Gourmet Gypsy Art Café.  Owned…