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Italian fare now cooking in a Batangas town


The town of Balayan in Batangas province is not where one expects to find an Italian restaurant. Specialty restaurants tend to be more popular in the cities. Yet, for a couple of years now, Chez Deo Ristorante Italiano has been feeding locals and visitors alike with its take on Italian cuisine.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Young artist shines a light on recent Philippine history

LONG display of postcards of images Abad scanned and
reproduced from two
1991 auction catalogs from Christie’s. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

The ongoing exhibit of young artist Pio Abad at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman might come across as staid, especially for those who saw his splashy silk scarves exhibited at Silverlens last year. Those framed squares of silk told a story of the Marcos regime, using the remnants and trappings of that era.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Zobel, Razon scions spearhead creative youth competition

MARIANA Zobel de Ayala and Paloma Zobel with Ayala chair emeritus Jaime Zobel de
Ayala, their grandfather PHOTOS BY ROMY HOMILLADA

Now is the youth’s time to shine.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Corned beef ‘sinigang,’ ‘galunggong’ fillets with ponzu sauce, diced tofu with ‘bangus’ belly

SINIGANG na corned beef consists of beef shanks in tamarind broth.

When Sentro 1771 opened at Greenbelt 3 over a decade ago, people raved about how it managed to elevate Filipino cuisine. Instead of serving home-cooked food, executive chef Vicky Rose Pacheco gave her dishes a modern twist.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Property developer plans ‘ultra high-end’ condos

GERMAN kitchen maker Leicht will be responsible for the modular kitchens of McKinley West’s luxury residential estates.

The definition of luxury has changed over time given our increasing interconnectedness. It used to mean having a big house, an expensive car and costly jewelry. Nowadays, being able to “unplug” ourselves from our gadgets is considered by some as luxury.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »