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No cheese, please, on the much-revered olive oil


I am almost inclined to believe the joke that the Americans are responsible for barbarizing culture. In the early 1990s, an Italian restaurant from the United States opened in Greenbelt. With its dim lights and the rustic feel of the place, it was an immediate hit. Not to mention the fact that celebrities were drawn to the restaurant (I distinctly remember spotting Pops Fernandez and Dayanara Torres having dinner there).

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Pasta ‘chorizo,’ halibut in olive oil, brick-roasted spring chicken–classic dishes from a 24-year-old Chateau

PASTA Chorizo made of whole wheat pasta and homemade Spanish sausage

Aside from the great food and new menu, part of Chateau 1771’s charm is its history, the sense of place and the picturesque views of the gardens in Greenbelt 5.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

10 tips to looking younger


Choose a lighter shade of lipstick DARK SHADES can be unflattering on mature skin because lips get thinner with age. To keep lipstick from looking too severe, choose rosy reds or flesh-colored shades and stay away from peaches and oranges, which can make teeth appear yellow. Try MAC Semi Precious Lipstick in Lush Amber, P1,000. […]

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »