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Recipes by and in honor of mothers, grandmothers, the women of the house

MORCON of chef Bettina Arguelles

Dishes are set on the La Veranda bar, each one the recipe of a mother, grandmother, even a great-grandmother. These are the family dishes of the chefs and outlet manager of Sofitel Philippine Plaza, presented to highlight the celebration of Mother’s Day.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Tour de France–the culinary kind–at Sofitel

TROPEZIENNE Tart from Nice

It was a Tour de France but the bicycles roaming about were not in competitive mode because the riders were merely showing off the products offered. And the route was only within Sofitel’s Spiral.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Rabbit cocotte, egg ‘biryani,’ goat ‘caldereta,’ paella–Sofitel chefs cook their moms’ signature dishes

EGG biryani

Mother’s Day can be considered a commercial event much like Valentine’s Day. But if it does remind us what the mother is to a family, then it is a worthwhile event.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

The challenge of chameleoning 4 times in one day


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 »

Fresh oysters, caviar, foie gras, free-flowing champagne–it’s Sunday at Spiral


Few things can make me get up early on a Sunday morning. Spiral’s champagne brunch is one of them.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »