Margaux Salcedo with her Jack Russel farm dog Stardust

Baguio Diaries 2016: Camp John Hay Turns 25

Camp John Hay celebrated its 25th Anniversary since the turnover from the Americans. While we wax patriotic and are obviously ecstatic about the Philippines taking over, we must admit that there are things about the old John Hay that are sorely missed. So this September, The Manor and The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay,…

Summer at Eve’s Garden, La Trinidad

I had to submit an article on healthy food to Inquirer Red and just had to include this memorable healthy meal that included not only greens but also flowers right from Eve’s Garden up in the mountains of La Trinidad, Benguet. Yes, we have treasures like this here in the Philippines if you know where…

Sunset Cruise in Puerto Galera

   So I am guilty of not visiting as often but so happy to find that Puerto Galera is no longer just for backpacker adventurists used to roughing it but you can now also cruise in style on these yancas – a banca base with the body of a yacht.  Got to piggyback on a…

Sarap Filipino Restaurant, Filipino Food in Rome, Vatican, Margaux Salcedo for Margauxlicious.

Craving Adobo in Rome

  After over a week in Europe, in spite of all the great food, I was really looking for Filipino dishes! So I was delighted when my friend Mother Superior Regina Ate brought me to Sarap at the Vatican. It is conveniently located just a couple of blocks from St. Peter’s Square. So after hearing…

Chef Billy King, Prince Albert, Hotel Intercontinental closes

Billy King at Prince Albert: One More for the Road

Chef Billy King returned to The Prince Albert at The Intercon for a one night only special dinner to bid the iconic restaurant adieu. The new generation might not be familiar with Billy King but he is an exceptional chef who made a real dent in the Philippine culinary industry back in the ’80s. He…

Ristoranti Al 34, Rome. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.com.

Margarita Fores’ Italy: Rome

Who else to call for tips when going to Rome but the lady who introduced Filipinos to al dente pasta, Margarita Fores. My first time in Rome a few years ago for the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod, I asked for tips on where to eat and hunted down her recommendations. They were all delish!…