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Getting a blast of the past through classic European cuisine


At an early age, I was exposed to fine French cuisine via our restaurant Au Bon Vivant on Leon Ma. Guererro Street, Ermita. At that time, I wasn’t aware of the quality of food I was eating. To us kids, it was ordinary fare.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Food | Read More »

Birthing pains and Italian comfort food


Two Sundays ago, we opened our second branch of Wooden Spoon at Rockwell. Since we were on soft opening mode, we got a lot of minor complaints. Service at times was slow, orders didn’t arrive, the wait was too long, etc.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Rediscovering Indian food


The very first time I tried Indian cuisine was in New York City. It was bursting with flavors I had never come across with, and which I found very interesting. But that evening, I got sick and decided to stay away from Indian food for a long time.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Food,Headlines | Read More »