Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August Sweets and Brews at Café Pronto

Special beans to pair with sweet treats

Savour the perfect combination of pastries and a good cup of special brewed coffee for breakfast, snack, or dessert with delectable goods at Café Pronto only this August.

Start the day with a special beans sourced from the highlands of Northern Philippines, the Cordillera Sunrise. The Arabica typical beans are grown in the first-class municipality of Tuba which is located in the southwest region of Benguet Province. As a treasured heritage, locals have been farming these beans using traditional methods and sustainable means. Grown 1,600 meters above sea level, the Arabica trees are nurtured by the cool mountain air and are allowed to flourish under the shade of pine trees. This sought-after coffee offers a feast for the senses, with its full-bodied flavour and mild floral aroma. 

‘Knorr® Funlasang Pinoy Year 2’ Luzon Grand Winner Gives Classic Pinoy Sisig a Vegan Makeover

Hizon’s Catering Chef Nikko Roa showcases his culinary ingenuity with his healthier innovation of Filipino favorite sisig, the ‘Toasted Quinoa Vegan Sisig’

We’ve seen the classic Pinoy sisig done and served many ways. From the most beloved pork version, to the healthier alternatives in the chicken, seafood or even meatless sisig using tofu, one can almost say we’ve nearly seen it all.

Enter young and talented Chef Nikko Roa of Hizon’s Catering who has spent hours testing and innovating, all in effort to create his unique version of the Filipino classic - the ‘Toasted Quinoa Vegan Sisig’ – that was recently unveiled at the   Knorr® Funlasang Pinoy Year 2 Luzon Cook-off.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

42 Talented Young Chefs from 17 Countries and Regions to Converge upon Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2018 to Vie for International Championship

Celebrity Chefs from Gourmet Variety Shows, Executive Chefs from Renowned Chinese Restaurants and Michelin-starred Chefs to Showcase Best Culinary Skills

Organised by Lee Kum Kee and steered by the World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry, the Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2018 (LKKIYCCCC 2018) will be held at the Chinese Culinary Institute on 19 and 20 September 2018. 42 aspiring young chefs from 17 countries and regions worldwide shortlisted from the rigorous preliminary rounds of the contest and selection process, including celebrity chefs from gourmet variety shows, executive chefs from renowned Chinese restaurants or the chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, will converge under one roof to vie for the International championship. 

Starbucks Philippines Coffee Ambassador, Steaven Bueno to compete in Asia Pacific Regional Championships

When Steaven Bueno witnessed the first ever Starbucks Philippines Barista Championships a year ago, he had hoped someday to step on the same stage and share his love for coffee. Now, the young barista is the reigning Starbucks Philippines Coffee Ambassador and is set to compete in the 2018 Starbucks Asia Pacific Regional Barista Championships in Vietnam. 

“It’s so far the best feeling I’ve ever felt,” Steaven shared when asked about the emotions he felt at that moment. “I’m overwhelmed but I’m very excited to represent Starbucks Philippines. And I had no idea I was going to end up here in my coffee journey.”

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cheesy Friday Nights with Alfred's Cheese and Charcuterie buffet

Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet at Makati Diamond Residences

Indulge in an explosion of flavors as Makati Diamond Residences brings to us every Friday, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet at Alfred.  Enjoy great selections from their grazing menu selection of assorted appetizers, cold cuts, cheese and staples such as U.S. Beef Belly and Paella.

Cast Your Choice and Win PHP 10,000!

Unilever Food Solutions Philippines and Lady’s Choice® call on Filipinos to vote among 87 innovative mayo dip recipes, with P10,000 awaiting one lucky voter until August 31, 2018

The dips are in! 87 mouth-watering mayo dip recipes made the cut as Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) calls on the country’s most talented chefs and cooks to whip up their dip innovations creatively made using Lady’s Choice® Real Mayonnaise. Now, it’s the Filipino diners’ turn to vote for their favorite mayo dip recipes as the Chefs of the Top 10 entries will go head-to-head at the grand cook-off and become the Philippines’ first-ever ‘Choice of the Nation.’ One lucky online voter to cast a vote until August 31, 2018 can bring home P10,000 in cash!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Indulgent Celebrations: Seattle’s Best Coffee Launches Its “Just Desserts” Line

These days, with the hustle and bustle of everyday duties, pampering and indulging has become a luxury. With the incredibly fast-paced lifestyle and never-ending deadlines, treating oneself has become an all-too-forgotten memory. Now is the time to give oneself a feel-good moment. Take a step back from the daily grind and remind oneself, once again, that one deserves to be rewarded for all the great things accomplished for the day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Celebrating National Heroes Day at The Manila Hotel

Manila Hotel celebrates National Heroes' Day at Café Ilang-Ilang

Monday, the 27th of August, is National Heroes’ Day, a national holiday that commemorates the Filipinos who laid the foundation for the country’s independence. The Manila Hotel celebrates with kaBAYANIhan, a two-week food festival featuring a special buffet created by Chef Jessie Sincioco, to be held at Café Ilang-Ilang. 

Our forefathers, the heroes of the Philippines, it is with their bravery and sacrifice that we celebrate today our independence, our freedom.  We remember, every year as we celebrate National Heroes Day.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

AirAsia Guests Get Special Discounts at SM Stores

Caption (L - R) AirAsia Philippines Director for flight operations Captain Gomer Monreal, AirAsia Philippines Commercial Director Gilbert Simpao, The SM Store SVP Eugene Saw and The SM Store VP Quennielyn Cua.
AirAsia guests get as much as 10% discount at select SM Stores starting today until 31 December 2018.   

AirAsia executives led by the airline’s Director for Flight Operations Captain Gomer Monreal and Commercial Director Gilbert Simpao made the special “Fly & Shop” promo announcement during the partnership signing ceremony held recently in Pasay City with SM management represented by The SM Store Senior Vice President Eugene Saw and Vice President Quennielyn Cua.  

Captain Gomer Monreal said, “Traveling is a great time for family bonding and group trips and we are making the experience more enjoyable with promotions, discount packages and treats from our mall partners who are all equally committed to deliver only the best quality service and products to our guests. SM is a home grown brand and it brings us so much pride to be working with them.”   

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Starbucks, Teach for the Philippines improve students’ lives, one classroom at a time

For many Filipinos, education plays a vital role in improving the quality of life. Despite this, many children struggle with their studies as they find themselves in tightly-packed, poorly-ventilated classrooms with dilapidated tables and chairs.

The Department of Education (DepEd) estimates around 29 million students are attending classes this school year, an increase from the 27 million enrollees last year. As the student population continues to grow because of the K-12 program, the classroom shortage and inadequacy of school facilities has become an urgent issue that the country faces.

5 Restaurants You Didn’t Know You Can Have Delivered To Your Home through foodpanda

Metro Manila is packed with good restaurants who serve good food and  and with that, comes a mass of hungry customers. Which in turn, of course, can lead to long tedious wait times to get a table. 

Good thing, we can enjoy our favorite food from these restaurants in the comfort of our own home  delivered through foodpanda. foodpanda provides a wide-range of cuisine choices so everyone can enjoy the food they love.
foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service in the Philippines, offers an easy and quick delivery of your favorite food from 900+ restaurant brands online. With foodpanda, you can easily order whatever you’re craving!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Deliziosa Italia at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The flavours of the Old Century celebrated at new heights

Italian cuisine takes centre stage with a gastronomical journey of regional recipes and robust flavours at Cucina this August. Featuring what is arguably one of the most famous cuisines in the world, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina allows guests to experience Italy in the heart of the city. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tokyo Tokyo unveils a bold new ramen flavor perfect for the rainy season

Tokyo Tokyo consistently fulfills its promise of bringing a taste of Japan closer to many Filipinos by giving customers more value for their money with high quality food at a reasonable price. This time, Tokyo Tokyo is introducing a new flavor of ramen to entice the ever-changing Filipino palate, The Black Garlic Ramen. With a bold new take on a classic fan favorite, this exciting play on a well-loved dish will certainly warm you up and will instantly grab your attention with its unique look.  

Jollibee launches improved Premium Brewed Coffee and all-new Coffee Mocha Float

 From hot to cold coffee, Jollibee gives us more reasons to enjoy pick-me-ups!

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Jollibee has got exciting announcements for your caffeine fix: the improved Premium Brewed Coffee and the all-new Coffee Mocha Float!

Kickstart the day with a delicious blend of premium coffee beans.  There’s nothing better to kickstart a busy morning than a steaming cup of joe that smells and tastes just right. 

Jollibee’s new and improved brewed coffee is the ideal partner for any Jolly breakfast favorite, the new brewed coffee boasts of leveled-up flavor and strength to get your day started with a satisfied smile.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Unlimited Steak for a Cause

Discovery Suites Manila’s 22 Prime presents 1800-PRIME, a one-day fundraising lunch and dinner buffet on August 18, 2018, for the benefit of the Aeta community in Sitio Yangka, Capas, Tarlac. Proceeds of 1800-PRIME will be used to provide the community with clean, potable water, through a water filtration system.

Discovery Suites Manila’s 22 Prime offers beautifully-presented and perfectly-cooked steaks with a stunning view of the skyline as backdrop.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Knorr Funlasang Pinoy Year 2 Kicks Off with Luzon Cook-off

Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) Philippines awarded Chef Nikko Roa (3rd from the left) the Knorr Funlasang Pinoy Year 2 Luzon Championship with his Toasted Quinoa-Vegan Sisig, besting eight other finalists in the region. Awarding the winner (from L-R) are Knorr Funlasang Pinoy Year 1 winner Chef Dan Puga II, UFS Executive Chef Joanne Gendrano, UFS Philippines Operator Marketing Manager Irene Valdez, UFS Philippines Country Marketing Manager Pat Mallari, and Immediate Past President of LTB Philippines Chefs Association Chef Fernando Aracama.
• Nine Filipino chefs and cooks from different cities in Luzon battle it out with their most innovative take on classic Pinoy favorites crispy pata, adobo, bulalo, kare-kare, sisig

• Chef Nikko Roa with his Toasted Quinoa-Vegan Sisig among the three grand winners of this year’s Funlasang Pinoy Twist Fest presented by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) Philippines and Knorr®

Filipinos are known to be talented and creative, and chefs and cooks who work silently at the back of house are no exception to that. In the first leg of the much-awaited Knorr Funlasang Pinoy Twist Fest Year 2, presented by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) Philippines and Knorr®, nine culinarians from different cities of Luzon unleashed their innate creativity to make classic Pinoy dishes more enjoyable with fun twists. 

“We at UFS recognize that our local chefs and cooks are immensely talented in their craft, which is why we launched Funlasang Pinoy last year and have decided to continue it this year,” shared James Benedict Carreon, Managing Director of UFS Philippines. “We want to have a platform where Filipino culinarians can showcase their creativity and recognize their exemplary talents in innovating Pinoy dishes with fun twists.” 

Funlasang Pinoy Year 2 challenges chefs and cooks across the Philippines to showcase their modern take on the classic Pinoy favorites crispy pata, adobo, kare-kare, bulalo, and sisig.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Four for Four at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

In line with the two-time Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner’s fourth anniversary, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is excited to share more reasons to celebrate this year. 

Starting off with celebrations, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila launched its annual Mid-Autumn Festival offerings with Celestial Treasures. Coming from traditions observed during the Yuan Dynasty, the hotel heralds its rich Oriental culture with authentic mooncakes imported directly from Hong Kong. Inspired by traditional flowers, this year’s featured mooncakes symbolize luck, prosperity, and honour. The Plum Blossom (set of four pieces) and Peony (half-dozen set) gift boxes are available at Php 2,588 and Php 3,588 respectively. As a special treat, guests receive 15% savings on orders received before August 15, 2018.

A New Roast has arrived : Kenny Roger's Bacon Roast is here to rock your world!

New Kenny Rogers Bacon Roast
Bacon, Chicken #AwesomeTogether

Kenny’s new animated short film highlights #AwesomeTogether pairings

Does love really win despite all odds? This is what Kenny Rogers Roasters tries to answer with a creative short film entitled “Awesome Together.” Using animation, the short film tells the story of Sosy and Bolzi, a pair of farm animals who meet and fall in love at the Roasters Farm. Their parents, however, object to the love affair, prompting the star-crossed lovers to defy traditional family expectations and embark on an epic journey for a chance at eternal togetherness. 

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