Category Archives: Food

LA RACLETTE!

A winter dish, which is usually eaten during frozen nights to warm up a little bit! Long ago, Raclette was a traditional meal for peasants in the mountains of Switzerland. Usually, they bring cheese with them when they go up or down the mountains and when there is campfire, they put the cheese close to the fire and when it melts to a certain softness, the peasants scrape it off as toppings on the bread.

Today, it is now considered a fantastic party dish! Each person takes a pan and lets the cheese melt in the Raclette maker. Can be combined with a variety of cheeses, vegetables and cold cuts. You can put chocolates as well, depending on the kind of Raclette party you’re having.

All the charm of a barbecue, except you can do it in winter! #LayasPaula #France 🇫🇷

Care for drinks? Try Bar Pintxos

So you’ve clocked out of work and just want to hang out with friends, or maybe want to have a few drinks and take the edge off? Might we suggest Bar Pintxos. 

Currently, the restaurant/bar has three branches located at Alabang, BGC and Salcedo Makati. For the sake of this review, we are focused on doing a quick review of their Salcedo, Makati branch. 

So on to the review! Our three-person group couldn’t specifically pin on Waze where exactly the restaurant was, so we had to take a quick walk around the block. Nestled and what seemed to be, literally, a hole in the wall, Pintxos was recognized thanks to a few wall art or murals.

The restaurant looked small from the outside, and was even smaller on the inside. Cramped but well lit, Pintxos had a few artworks on its wall. A bar was situated on the  further end of the room, with a few dining spaces which, what seemed, could fit around 15-20 people only. 

Our group made a reservation in advance, which was a good decision! Our reserved spot was the ONLY good seating location that was conducive to a meeting, as the place quickly picked up pace as the night went on. 

What we ordered – This being the first time to visit Pintxos, we went for two different food platters (charchuteria), a small plate of paella mixta, crisp eggplant fritters (escalivada), 2 glasses of beer and wine. Over-all, the food and drink were familiar.

Considering the bill we got, for three people at what were considered finger foods, P4000+ was expensive. However, it was all off-set due to the little bit of privacy we got at the far end of the room. As far as the crowd was concerned, seemed like most were working professionals who were in their mid-30’s to late 40’s. 

Will we recommend this place for a business meeting? No. Be ready to sit in a noisy/cramped area if you haven’t had the chance to make reservations in advance. 

Will we give this restaurant another shot? Yes. Pintxos is a restaurant/bar that captures casual dining for those who want a quick bite or drink with friends after work. 

Here with friends, Brandon and Charm (and our wonderful waiter!) 😉

Bar Pintxos, Salcedo Makati branch
Date & time of visit: 17 July 2019, Wednesday, 6PM

Over-all rating ★★☆☆☆

Angel’s Share: The 14th Grand Wine Experience Happening at Resorts World Manila

RESORTS WORLD MANILA hosts 14th Grand Wine Experience

On November 14, 2014 (Friday), Resorts World Manila (RWM), together with the Philippine Wine Merchants (PWM) is set to host the 14th Grand Wine Experience at the Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila, coinciding with the launch of RWM’s Grand Fiesta Manila 2014 Celebrations.

Entitled "Angel's Share", the event offers attendees a taste of over 500 supernal wines and spirits paired with a glorious buffet. The annual Grand Wine Experience is known to celebrate the ARTISTRY, SCIENCE and CULTURE of wine. This year the event focuses on the MAGIC, and DIVINITY of wine, as well as other worldly pleasures of unparalleled excellence. 
Entitled “Angel’s Share”, the event offers attendees a taste of over 500 supernal wines and spirits paired with a glorious buffet. The annual Grand Wine Experience is known to celebrate the ARTISTRY, SCIENCE and CULTURE of wine. This year the event focuses on the MAGIC, and DIVINITY of wine, as well as other worldly pleasures of unparalleled excellence.

Presented by Philippine Wine Merchants and Ralphs Wines and Spirits; co-presented by Rustans Supermarket, Starbucks Coffee, Store Specialist Inc., Marriott Hotel Manila, Resorts World Manila, Future Trade International, Diageo Philippines, Moet-Hennessy Philippines, Premier Wine and Spirits, Barcino Corporation, Fly Ace Corporation, Bel Mondo Italia, Corp., Emperador Distillers, Aviver International, Best World Beverage Brands, Golden Wines, Grand Cru and Booze On Line.

For more information about this event, please visit http://www.rwmanila.com, or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline (632) 908-8833.

You can also find them on Facebook facebook.com/Resorts World Manila and twitter @rwmanila

Cake-gasm

Since everyone’s on a fasting mood this Holy Week. I thought I’d help most of you out by posting some inspiring pictures related to cake.

May these pictures tug your hearts, upset your tummy and give you a toothache.

 

“I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it. But then again, what were you going to do with your cake if not eat it? Frame it? Use it as a sachet in your underwear drawer?” - Marian Keyes, Watermelon
“I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it. But then again, what were you going to do with your cake if not eat it? Frame it? Use it as a sachet in your underwear drawer?” – Marian Keyes, Watermelon

 

“I’m not a carrot cake kind of guy. But so what? Don’t push your political agenda on me, pal.
” - Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit
“I’m not a carrot cake kind of guy. But so what? Don’t push your political agenda on me, pal.
” – Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

 

 

“But I'm really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.” - Derek Landy, Mortal Coil
“But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.” – Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” - Dave Barry
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” – Dave Barry

 

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.” Emma Donoghue, Room
“If I was made of cake I’d eat myself before somebody else could.” Emma Donoghue, Room

 

“Cake is for the weak,” Mom always says. Funny, I thought it was for birthdays.” - Danielle Joseph, Shrinking Violet
“Cake is for the weak,” Mom always says. Funny, I thought it was for birthdays.” – Danielle Joseph, Shrinking Violet

 

“The cake that launched a thousand hips”- Steph Bennion, Paw-Prints Of The Gods
“The cake that launched a thousand hips”- Steph Bennion, Paw-Prints Of The Gods

 

…and the winning cake quote comes from controversial French Queen, Marie Antoinette who said to “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)

 

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”…(Let them eat cake!)

Have a “sweet” Holy Week. 😉

A Dermatologist Shares Her Skin Secrets

Topical creams and anti-aging regimens can only do so much. If you want to take care of your skin, you should also watch your diet. Remember: garbage in, garbage out. The condition of your skin can be a reflection of what you eat.”

– Dr. Mylah Joven, Dermatologist

A firm believer of the anti-inflammatory diet, Dr. Mylah Joven, a dermatologist at the Makati Medical Center, says that inflammation is the one of the major causes of skin aging. Sunlight is made up of ultraviolet (UV) rays. When you are not protected by sunscreen, especially if you’re out in the sun from 10AM to 4PM, UV rays can cause visible inflammation (sunburn) as well as inflammation on a cellular level. This leads to wrinkles, pigmentation problems (freckles, melasma), uneven complexion, and dull, blotchy skin…

 

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From the right creams to use, the huge debate on chocolate to the benefits of getting a monthly diamond peel, dermatologist Dr. Mylah Joven dishes out on her skin care secrets Jane’s like you and me can benefit from.

My interview on this spunky doctor comes out on Health.Care Magazine’s June 2014 issue. Available soon on all National Bookstores nationwide!

 

 

Dr. Mylah Joven shares her dermatologist approved skin care secrets with Miss Tolentino. The Health.Care Magazine article comes out this June. Stay tuned!
Dr. Mylah Joven shares her dermatologist approved skin care secrets with Miss Tolentino. The Health.Care Magazine article comes out this June. Stay tuned!