Fine Dining on Fine Pettyjohn Pottery

I had the most interesting dinner this weekend. It was a unique concept: 6 ceramic artists (potters) came together to showcase their work through a dining experience hosted by Aleth Ocampo in her Magallanes private dining space. Aleth, known for her classic French cooking, served all the dishes for this event in pottery by (pictured…

ManilaSpeak.com Launches Power Lunch with Margaux Salcedo

A few weeks ago, we started Power Lunch with Margaux Salcedo, an online show for ManilaSpeak.com, aired on Youtube. It’s an effort of mine to bring my two worlds together: food and politics. I realized that my friendships are so diverse: that the beliefs of my friends stretch politically from left to right, from activists…

Michter’s Whiskey Now Available in Manila

Had a very interesting lunch today whose menu was whiskey, whiskey and whiskey! Met Matthew Magliocco of Michter’s, a maker of whiskey based in Louisville, Kentucky – which I correctly identfied as where Jennifer Lawrence is from 😉 Matthew very passionately explained why their whiskeys are more competitive than others, the foremost reason being that…

Sekaya botanic infusion by Unilab

Sekaya has me switching to tea!

I’m switching to tea! Well, a little bit. At least for the products of Sekaya, I’m a convert. I was introduced to the brand by Claire de Leon Papa, Communications Director of Unilab, when she approached me to recommend a pastry chef who could create cookies or scones using their teas. Sweet Sally Desserts, of…