Michterโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 internationalย  chefs, restaurateurs, and media. There are also…