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‘Pub grub’ is classic British food

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PLOUGHMAN’S Platter consisting of cheddar cheese, bone ham, boiled egg, tomato, celery and Branston pickle

There’s more to British food than fish and chips. As part of its “This is Great Britain” campaign, a five-month festival celebrating all that’s best about the country, the British Embassy in Manila has partnered with four of Metro Manila’s leading hotels to promote British cuisine.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Michelin-star chef coming to Tivoli

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SOUPE à l’oignon contemporaine

To his credit, chef Nicolas Isnard doesn’t feel a need to conform to the trends deemed politically correct in the culinary world. He dismisses the use of organic products, for instance, as more of a marketing tool. “I don’t use organic (products) just for the sake of using organic,” he says.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Food,Headlines | Read More »

Hotels open doors to exciting music

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MARGAUX Salcedo at the Tap Room with Archie Lacorte, Noel Asistores and Lawrence Nolan. PHOTO BY POCHOLO CONCEPCION

For the past several years, some hotels in the city have been featuring music acts that don’t belong to the typical “variety pop” mold.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Traditional Ilonggo fare highlighted at Mandarin’s Paseo Uno

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THE BATCHOY station allows customers to tweak the ingredients in this popular noodle soup.

Fans of Ilonggo cooking are expected to make a beeline to the Mandarin Oriental Manila for the weeklong festival “Flavors of the Visayas,” featuring traditional dishes prepared by chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Luxury, elegance, impeccable service–from one hotel to another in the heart of Hong Kong


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THE ORIENTAL Spa Heat and Water facilities

The Landmark Mandarin is a luxurious oasis in the middle of Central Hong Kong. With only 113 rooms and suites, it is a boutique hotel with the service and amenities of a large luxury hotel. It was rated No. 1 in the 2012 World’s Best Hotels list by Institutional Investors.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The challenge of chameleoning 4 times in one day


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Transforming into different characters is one of the thrilling challenges of changing costumes. The complexity increases when the chameleoning needs to be done in a day.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

President Aquino has a ‘wedding star’ this year–and other fearless feng shui forecasts

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TIN HAU, Mandarin Oriental,Manila’s in-house Chinese restaurant, where feng shui master Joseph Chau recently gave his forecasts

The Chinese lunar calendar welcomes the Year of the Water Snake on Feb. 10, but according to feng shui master Joseph Chau, toting snake-skin leather items, wearing snake-print accessories or keeping a snake figure (or live animal) in your house does not guarantee good luck.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Dimsum’ Sunday at Tin Hau

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You won’t find siopao in the weekend dimsum menu of Mandarin Oriental’s Tin Hau Restaurant. Instead you’ll see it listed under the more refined name of “steamed barbecued buns.” On the other hand, siomai, the Chinese dumpling so familiar and loved by Filipinos, though listed, comes with a longer description: steamed dumplings siomai topped with [...]

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Financial house toasts global brands


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Bustling Mandarin Oriental was the meeting spot for our business A-listers when First Life Financial held its Leadership Summit 2011. Peter Coyiuto, president and CEO of First Life, welcomed top business leaders who have successfully steered their products to become global brands. Guest speakers included Clinton Campos-Hess, president and CEO of Unilab; Martin Lorenzo, chair, [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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