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By Dennis Clemente
You enter McDonald’s with a wait staff offering you mango pineapple mojito by a chef named Jessica Foust and you wonder if you’re in the right place. You’re led to an elegant expanse of a room that is humongous by New York standards, as it snakes around to reveal a 180-degree view of New York’s skyline. You say, not bad.
Spain’s bitter financial crisis is eating away at the country’s high-end restaurant scene, with the owners of another top establishment saying it will have to close at the end of August.
By Tessa Danielle Juan
More a food lover than a wine enthusiast, I was delighted to have been invited to “Sip and Savor,” the intimate wine-pairing event hosted by Club Punta Fuego in partnership with Wine Depot.
By Clinton Palanca
I wonder if I’m the only spouse asking this as we make secret (but noisily secret, to reassure my better half) plans for Valentine’s Day. It used to be fairly simple: On the 14th of February, we men would shake off our suits of mothballs and drive out with made-up and scented dates into the traffic jam, to make it in time for that difficult reservation in a restaurant with lots of candles, a waiter in a bow tie and exorbitant prices.
By PJ Enriquez
When Bellevue Hotel decided to open a fine-dining Chinese restaurant early last year, it was really so that we southerners (people living south of Makati) wouldn’t have to drive all the way to Manila for some authentic Chinese cuisine. But, according to GM Patrick Chan, one year later, it has become a destination for Chinese [...]
Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
It’s a strange combination—a Japanese chef who cooks Chinese food, particularly Cantonese. But there he was at Tin Hau of the Mandarin Oriental Manila, giving us a first taste of his dishes. Kenichi Takase is chef de cuisine of Sense at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and he is here for only six days (until June [...]
By Cybill Gayatin
, Kaye G. Luym
They said it would be beyond imagination, and it truly was extraordinary. The customarily traditional Chaine des Rotisseurs, the international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950 and devoted to promoting fine dining and the pleasures of the table, was anything but typical when Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino hosted their 18th Induction dinner [...]
By Chef Rene Arambulo
THE HYATT Hotel & Casino grand ballroom was the elegant venue for this year’s Baron Philippe de Rothschild Charity Dinner, for the benefit of the renovation of the eye outpatient medical clinic in the Ephehtha compound, Project 4, Quezon City (a project of the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas). The event was hosted by wine [...]
By Sandy Daza
MY FIRST exposure to Italian cuisine was via 3M pizza along the street fronting the now GMA 7 building in Timog. To me, it was such a treat whenever my parents would bring this home or we’d pay a visit to the pizza that was heated in a toaster oven right in front of you. [...]
By Restos at a glance
IN THESE days of fast-food chains and informal dining, we are charmed that there are two establishments that have maintained their sense of elegance, efficient service and exquisite food. Tin Hau 2/L, Mandarin Manila Hotel, Paseo de Roxas, Makati; tel. 7508888. For more casual and light meals, Tin Hau now offers the Yum Cha, a [...]