Le Cordon Bleu Rises at the Ateneo

As you might have heard, Le Cordon Bleu, the legendary culinary institute, has partnered with Ateneo de Manila and to open Le Cordon Bleu Ateneo de Manila at the Arete, a new building at the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo branded as their “creative hub”. This seems to be Ateneo’s response to Enderun College’s…

Michterā€™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 šŸ˜‰ Matthew very passionately explained why their whiskeys are more competitive than others, the foremost reason being that…

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…

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 internationalĀ  chefs, restaurateurs, and media. There are also…

CPK Pizza Wars produces 3 delightful new pizzas

Every so often CPK holds Pizza Wars and we were fortunate enough to witness one of these Pizza Wars yesterday.Ā Its purpose is to encourage employees would be to be creative and at the same time feel a sense of ownership because whoever wins the pizza war will have his or her pizza place on the…

Sandy Daza is new ambassador for Canadian beefĀ 

So proud of our friend Chef Sandy Daza who is now ambassador (naks!) for Canadian beef. Canadian beef was launched last Monday at New World Hotel (Makati on Pasay Road across Greenbelt 3), which will be carrying their beef for the month of June. It was explained at the launch that Canadian beef is graded…