ASEAN Merchants Patricia and David Coll-Piferrer with Wine Sommelier David Pedrol

An Intimate Affair with Spanish Wine at the ASEAN Merchants Launch

I was honored to attend the launch of ASEAN Merchants at the Bellevue Hotel in Alabang. It was an exclusive affair, graced by members of the Philippine Association of Wedding Planners, restaurant representatives and selected members of the press. I was warmly greeted by ASEAN Merchants President Patricia Gancayco Coll-Piferrer and her husband, David once…[Continue Reading]


Diplomat hotel philippines

The Top 10 Spookiest Spots in the Philippines to Visit This Halloween

Halloween in the Philippines??won???t be complete without a good scare. Some do this by watching a horror flick with the lights out. Others head out to visit some of spots in the Philippines … [Continue Reading]

Vacationing the Social Media Way Infographic

[Infographic] Going on Vacation the Social Media Way

No doubt, social media has made a huge impact in our lives. It has changed a lot of the way we do things. That includes going on vacation. From getting ideas where you???ll be going on vacation to … [Continue Reading]

Penafrancia festival procession

Penafrancia Festival 2012: A Celebration of Undying Devotion

The Penafrancia festival held in Naga City, Camarines Sur is not just one of the largest religious events in the Philippines. It is also considered to be one of the biggest Marian celebrations held … [Continue Reading]

kadayawan dancer

Hail to the Kadayawan: King of All Festivals in Mindanao

+ACY-nbsp+ADs The Kadayawan Festival is called the ???King of all Fiestas in Mindanao??? for good reason. Held during the third week of August, it is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of … [Continue Reading]

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Wine sommelier Benson Yuson

[Interview] Wine Talk with Benson Yuson

I met wine sommelier Benson Yuson during the 3rd Grand Culinary Challenge where he gave a short wine seminar for the participants. Apart from being extremely passionate and knowledgeable about wine, what set Benson a cut from the rest of the wine sommeliers I’ve met was the fact that he’s 100% pure Filipino. From his…[Continue Reading]

Laing, a popular Bicolano Food

6 Mouthwatering Bicolano Foods To Try

This is a guest post by Ron Leyba. When you think of Bicolano food, the first thing that comes into your mind is probably the word “spicy.” Not surprising. In fact, this is the trademark of Bicol foods and recipes. In fact, the province of Bicol is called the Chili Capital of the Philippines. Every…[Continue Reading]

Second floor dining area at Le Petit Cheri

Le Petit Cheri: the Newest Darling of South Manila

Tucked in a corner at Molito Complex in Alabang is Le Petit Cheri—a casual dining restaurant that welcomes you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a bit of French cuisine. Opened in June of this year, Le Petit Cheri (meaning “the little darling” in French) is owned by the French Patisserie Corporation. The restaurant is…[Continue Reading]

Casa Roces facade

Casa Roces: A Celebration of Filipino Food and Heritage

Situated across the majestic Malacanang Palace, Casa Roces (formerly known as Kape Chino) has become one of the top restaurants in Manila since it opened its doors more than a year ago. That is because this casual style dining restaurant has masterfully treated its diners a harmonious blend of food, history and heritage within an…[Continue Reading]

Casual dining restaurant styles

Common Restaurant Styles in the Philippines

Most food blogs and restaurant reviews tend to describe restaurant styles using terms like casual dining, bistro, or cafe. These are not just fancy words used to make an article about the different restaurants in the Philippines sound catchy. They are supposed to give us an insight of what type of restaurant it is, and…[Continue Reading]

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