Friday, August 19, 2022

foodpanda's "dark" stores point to a bright future for grocery and quick commerce

how pandamart is leading the grocery delivery space and empowering businesses – both big and small – to adopt to new normal of grocery shopping

The growth of e-commerce and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant uptick in the demand for online grocery delivery services. And with it comes the emergence of a new player that is changing the landscape of grocery shopping and retail commerce as we know it: dark stores.

For some who are not yet familiar, “dark” stores are generally warehouses used to store products and items that will cater specifically to online grocery shopping. And leading this space in the Asia Pacific and the Philippines in particular, is pandamart, powered by online quick-commerce platform foodpanda.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Golden Mooncake Chest by Marriott Hotel Manila

One of the most important holidays in the Lunar calendar falls when the moon is at its brightest and fullest. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a yearly affair where family gatherings and reunions are considered most significant. 

Part of the tradition are families feasting together on mooncakes. This richly filled pastry is sliced into wedges and shared among family members as an act of togetherness and to symbolize prosperity. Nowadays, the tradition of gifting mooncakes is also carried out in the corporate setting and is believed to reinforce strong partnership among business people.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Sofitel Manila’s Mooncakes

Celebrate one of the much-awaited auspicious festivities in the world at Sofitel Manila’s Mid-Autumn Festival. 

Known for its tradition to celebrate the lucky moon at its brightest, this celebration commemorates wealth, health, and good harvest for the year. 

MAGGI caps Nutrition Month with highlights of 2022 advocacy campaign

Strengthens partnerships, online resources to promote Sarap Sustansya cooking

MAGGI capped its Nutrition Month celebration in July with new milestones in its advocacy towards empowering home cooks to prepare healthy and tasty meals for the family. 

MAGGI’s campaign expanded to include a joint initiative with the Department of Education (DepEd) that focused on enhancing the role of youth in their family’s well-being; and ongoing support for the Urban Farming program of Department of Agriculture (DA) to introduce urban gardening for more sustainable food sourcing. Meanwhile, MAGGI’s online tools and resources continue to support families in preparing nutritious and delicious meals every day.

Experience Singapore at Spiral in Sofitel Manila

Discover and explore Singapore's extraordinary diversity of food & culture at Sofitel Manila this month of August. Singaporean cuisine is a variation on Malay cuisine that has been inspired by Chinese and Indians with a touch of bold southeast Asian spices and flavors. 

Known for its iconic tourist destinations, Singapore also proudly boasts its rich and indulgent gastronomy featuring Hainanese Chicken Rice, the famous Chili crab, Hot Prawn Laksa and Roti Prata. 

Friday, August 12, 2022

New World Makati Hotel welcomes the Mid-Autumn Festival with Handcrafted Mooncakes from Jasmine Restaurant


As part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Jasmine at New World Makati Hotel celebrates the auspicious occasion with a delectable assortment of mooncakes perfect for gifts to loved ones and friends. These mooncakes come in four flavors – Red Bean with Double Yolk, Red Lotus with Double Yolk, White Lotus with Double Yolk, and Five Kernel (watermelon seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and peanuts) – encased in gold, yellow, and brown packaging with an embossed gold stamping. These come in a box of two at Php1,488 and a box of four at Php2,488 nett. 

Jasmine is offering a discount of 10% for Club Epicure members and for bulk orders of 50 boxes or more. Pick-up of orders is until September 30, 2021.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

SKÅL: Viking Party Manila

Come experience Nordic heritage, cuisine, and culture all in one night at SKÅL: Viking Party Manila. On September 24, 2022 at the Harbor Garden Tent, Sofitel Manila, enjoy a rich and sumptuous buffet of Nordic delicatessen, accompanied by free-flowing drinks. Think rivers and rivers of aquavit, schnapps, and vodka.

Feast Like A Viking

Our culinary highlight for the night is the irresistible crayfisha freshwater lobster cooked in spices and herbs, served the traditional Nordic way. A little fun fact for you: the Crayfish Party tradition has been celebrated in the Nordic countries for centuries. 

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