Taal Vista Hotel

Where Shall We Go This Valentine’s Day?

Ah it’s that time of the year again when the all-encompassing excuse to love (and spend for it) reigns supreme: It’s Valentine’s Day! I’ve been told by friends in the industry that the following are happening so here are a few options on how to be a sucker and succumb to the dictates of commercialism…

Ruby Jacks: The High Rollers’ Steakhouse

When Jason Go invites you to dinner, make sure you come hungry. Because the guy, although skinny as a matchstick, sure knows how to eat. We had the pleasure of eating at the recently opened Ruby Jacks, a new restaurant at City of Dreams owned by Frederick Siy and where Jason is an partner, last…

52-degree Egg. Tasting Room, City of Dreams. Photo by Margaux Salcedo by margauxlicious.

Tasting Room at the City of Dreams

As published in Philippine Daily Inquirer December 28, 2014. Additional photos from author Margaux Salcedo. . This coming 2015 may be the year when the Philippines will make it to the culinary world map. Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez is bringing Madrid Fusion to Manila, with no less than Mugaritz Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz doing demos.…

Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila. Design. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.

Nobu Hotel Manila: Zen in the City

It’s true, what Paulo Coehlo said in The Alchemeist: “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” I had just posted this rant on my Facebook page  … … a few days later I’m experiencing a fantastic staycation, checking out Nobu Hotel at the City…