End of an Era: Cafe Ysabel Closing Soon

My cousin held her wedding reception here. I had one of my first dinner dates in college here. It was the epitome of fine dining in the early ’90s. A few years ago, owner Chef Gene Gonzalez hosted a chocolate dinner for international celebrity chef Bobby Chinn here. And let’s not forget the celebrities who…

Authentic Pakistani Food in Makati 

There IS an authentic Pakitani restaurant in Makati! Found out about it through Kitchen Bookstore owners Rajiv Daswani and Miguel Angeles and Power of Pen founder Tetta Tirona.  I’m not supposed to tell 🙊 So I’m keeping the info here instead of sharing it in Inquirer.  Rajiv, who is of Indian descent, did the ordering.…

World’s 50 Best Heads to Oz

From New York to Australia. The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in April 2017 will be in Oz, following a very successful awards reception for 2016 in New York. The World’s 50 Best (@theworlds50best) is a list produced by British magazine Restaurant based on a poll of international  chefs, restaurateurs, and media. There are also…

Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Full List

Full list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2016: 1 – Central, Peru 2 – Maido, Peru 3 – D.O.M., Brazil 4 – Boragó, Chile 5 – Pujol, Mexico 6 – Quintonil, Mexico 7 – Astrid Y Gastón, Peru 8 – Mani, Brazil 9 – Tegui, Argentina 10 – Biko, Mexico 11 – Sud777,…