L’entrecote Opens for Take Out and Delivery

Your favorite steak is only a call away! L’entrecote Corner Bistro is now open for takeaway and delivery daily from 11am to 5pm.

Have your favorite l’entrecote cuts of 8oz US Angus Choice Sirloin Steak and 12oz US Certified Angus Beef Sirloin Steak both with the famous secret herbed butter sauce, hand cut fries and house salad. You can also have the 21oz US CAB Tomahawk Rib Bone Steak good for two people or the 6oz US CAB Tenderloin. You choose sides and sauces. The popular Big Adlez Niçoise Salad of mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, potato, hard boiled egg and anchovies with Dijon mustard, olive oil and lime dressing comes with either Grilled Salmon or Shrimps is also available as well as pastas, appetizers and mains like Grilled Salmon, Lamb Shank and Grilled Chicken.

L’entrecote is at Unit A Bellagio II Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center Bonifacio Global City. For pick up and delivery, call 8856-4856 or 0915-885-7622. Payment is cash, credit card and bank transfer.

experience gastronomy’s every step at D’Origine by dusitD2 The Fort, Manila | DHMCmanila

The Integrated dusitD2 The Fort, Manila and Dusit Hospitality Management College Awakens the Modern Dining Experience
dusitD2 The Fort, Manila and Dusit Hospitality Management College Introduces Live Culinary Showcase and Interactive Dining at d’Origine
a live culinary showcase.

Manila, March 2020 – dusitD2 The Fort, Manila and Dusit Hospitality Management College marks a new milestone as it opens the doors of d’Origine led by Maître Cuisinier de France Cyrille Soenen. Sure to tickle the palette of the hearty gastronome, d’Origine presents dining in an interactive setting with a live culinary showcase by seasoned chefs presenting rich menu that balances signature dishes and contemporary cuisine.

Located at the first floor of the integrated hotel and college is d’Origine – an inspired gourmet kitchen and restaurant where guests may experience gastronomy’s every step.

The home for masterful chefs and
talented kitchen novices, dining at d’Origine presents a captivating symphony of movement, talent and flavors in
“d’Origine is an exciting dining destination because of all the possibilities right at our fingertips,” shares Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Arts, Chef Cyrille Soenen. “With the innovative mix of our seasoned chefs and young protégés, we are able to serve our guests with such a rich variety, from signature dishes to inventive new recipes.”

And inventive and intricate dishes are served indeed of which each offering was well thought of both in the preparation and the execution. Here’s some of what to expect when you dine on your upcoming visit:

Braised US Ox Tongue
Asparagus Adlai Risotto
ChocNut Choux Pastry
Kouign Aman in Coconut Mango Cream

D’Origine will open very soon to cater to your adventurous palate for breakkie, lunch or dinner. but, i’d go for the lunch and dinner time visit here @dhmc_manila so you can sample their posh nosh recommendations and have a feel of the invitingly intimate night lights of the global city.

GET ON THE FITNESS JOURNEY WITH THE BEST MEGA TUNA YET!

Are you hell-bent on pursuing a healthy lifestyle starting 2020? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that you can get on the fitness with Mega Tuna, which brings you wellness and great taste all in one can.

As more people embark on the road to health and fitness, Mega Tuna has recently relaunched its offerings with a new look and even richer flavors. Held last 22 FEB at the Palm Drive Activity Center of Glorietta, Mega Tuna hosted “Mega Move”, an afternoon of heart-pumping, adrenaline-boosting full-body workout fitness-party. Guests showed off their moves at the pound class activity making it perfect for the Mega Tuna community to enjoy.

Guest Celebrity chef, JP Anglo, also showed-off a simple, quick and easy recipe using Mega Tuna with his savory tuna yogurt cucumber wrap with quinoa tomato salad and camote chips on the side. Featuring bigger flakes and a richer flavor, this is the best Mega Tuna yet – tasting even better than its previous offerings. Proving that healthy eating can be within easy reach of Filipinos, Mega Tuna has reformulated its offerings so that you’ll never run out of options in your journey to fitness.

Guests were able to enjoy the new and improved Mega Tuna for the first time through the samplings and a buffet spread. They also took part in exciting activities such as a Memory Game and Dance routine.

Made especially for those who want to embrace a healthy lifestyle, Mega Tuna contains non textured vegetable protein or soy protein concentrate (AKA extenders) brings you real tuna taste without the guilt.

Mega Tuna comes in four different variants – Flakes in Oil, Hot & Spicy, Spanish Style and Sweet & Spicy – so you’ll never run out of flavors to match your mood and appetite. Whether you eat it straight out of the can, add garnishing, or use it as part of your favorite recipe, Mega Tuna will definitely make a great companion as you go about your fitness journey.

Share your wellness and health journey with Mega Tuna on social using the hashtags: #OurBestTunaYet and #MakeTheMegaMove

MAKE A SWEET PROMISE WITH THE LIMITED EDITION CADBURY DAIRY MILK PROMISE PACK.

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s getting more and more difficult for people to genuinely connect with their loved ones. We all maybe connected through social media, but it’s hard not to get distracted by our gadgets and truly be present when we’re with the people who matter the most.

It’s the season of love! So it’s time to slow down and show the people you love the priceless gift of your time with the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Promise Pack.

Your favorite Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate is now in a special edition package that enables you to make a simple promise by scratching it off the pack, or make a unique one by writing it down. With the limited-edition Cadbury Dairy Promise Pack, you can show how committed you are in giving your undivided attention and making beautiful memories with those you care about.

To make Valentine’s Day even more memorable, Cadbury Dairy Milk is giving away the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be featured on a special billboard on Valentine’s week 2020. Each winner will also receive 5,000PHP worth of gift certificates for a sponsored date for two.

You can get a chance to be one of our lucky 10 winners by taking a couple selfie with the Cadbury Dairy Milk Promise Pack and posting it on Facebook publicly with a caption of your promise. Don’t forget to tag Cadbury Dairy Milk Philippines’ official Facebook page and use the hashtag #CadburyPromisePack. You can submit as many entries as your heart desires, so post away. This digital promotion is from January 19, 2020 to February 8, 2020.

Tha Cadbury Dairy Milk Promise Pack will be available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide starting January 15. For more details, head to Cadbury Dairy Milk’s Facebook page.

OFWs, balikbayans to get exclusive discount at Duty Free Fiestamall.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and balikbayans will be entitled to a 10-percent discount on all regular priced items when they shop Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall on February 1 until March 14, 2020, Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala announced.

“We at DFPC would like to express our gratitude to our OFWs and balikbayans who have been our major market for the past 32 years,” said Angala.

“In return for the sacrifices they have endured working in other countries to support their families, our Bagong Bayanideserves more benefits aside from their exclusive duty freeshopping privilege,” Angala added.

OFWs and balikbayans need to avail or present their Balikbayan Plus Card upon registration along with their passports and any proof of their overseas employment (for OFWs) such as Seaman’s Record Book or OFW Electronic Identification Card.

According to the Republic Act No. 9174, otherwise known as the Balikbayan Law, the term “balikbayan” is a Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year, a Filipino overseas worker, or former Filipino citizen and his or her family who had been naturalized in a foreign country and comes or returns to the Philippines. The said law also states that balikbayans and OFWs are entitled to USD 1,500 purchase limit on top of the USD 1,000 as international traveller plus USD 2,000 worth of livelihood items.

To know more about the Balikbayan Plus Card Program, visit https://www.dfp.com.ph/ or https://www.facebook.com/dutyfreephils.

Duty Free Philippines Corporation as the country’s sole operator of the duty-and tax-free merchandising system, is mandated to satisfy the duty-free shopping needs of international travelers including balikbayans and OFWs. As an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, DFPC contributes its earnings to the development of the country’s tourism infrastructure, programs, and projects.

THE BISTRO GROUP’S TWOSOME THURSDAYS!

(BUY ONE-GET ONE AT ANY BISTRO RESTAURANT EVERY THURSDAY FROM JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 2, 2020!)

Whether you’re looking for a nice casual dinner or planning something delicious to bring home, it will be twice the goodness with The Bistro Group’s “Twosome Thursdays” promo which is available every Thursday at all Bistro Group restaurants!

From January 30 to April 2, Buy One Get One pizzas from Italianni’s, dimsum from Modern Shanghai, sushi from Watami and Bibimbap from Bulgogi Brothers.

You may also choose among the Buy One-Get One Baby Back Ribs at TGIFridays, burgers at Hard Rock Café and Denny’s, 10 oz ribeye steak at Texas Roadhouse, Fish & Chips at Fish & Co., wings at Buffalo Wild Wings, and the Seafood Platter at Red Lobster!

The Bistro’s Twosome Thursdays promo is valid for dine-in or take out only and with a limit of up to three availments per table, per visit. The free item will be the one with equal or lesser value. Make your Thursdays more exciting at your favorite Bistro Restaurants!

(The promo cannot be combined with discounts and vouchers including 20% Senior Citizen or PWD discount.)

HONOR THE LEGACY OF FAMILY AT SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT, MANILA THIS COMING CHINESE NEW YEAR

Celebrate in style and welcome the forthcoming Lunar New Year in the heart of Bonifacio Global City. Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila sets the stage for an auspicious fete with invigorating stay packages, signature Chinese New Year cuisines and age-old cultural traditions.

This season, stay in one of the well-appointed guest rooms or suites overlooking the city skyline. Book for stays until January 31, 2020 and get Golden Circle member-exclusive benefits such as Php1, 500 dining or spa credits during your stay when you sign up.  

Couple the experience with a captivating lion dance show at the Lobby on January 25 at 10:00a.m. followed by a family feast at Canton Road on Level 3. Chinese Executive Chef Wang Wei Qing curates a series of limited-time offer set menus good for ten (10) persons. Indulge in an abundant feast starting with a traditional Salmon Yee Sang and savor oriental favorites such as Ming Dynasty Peking Duck and Stone-fired Suckling Pig. Select seasonal set menus are inclusive of one (1) bottle of wine and select non-alcoholic beverages and are offered for lunch and dinner from January 22 to February 8.

A Dim Sum Class experience is also available on select dates this January offered at Php28,888nett good for ten (10) persons.

For a more distinct gastronomical dinner celebration, head over to Ministry of Crab, Manila on January 25 and indulge in a family style set menu for four (4) highlighting the best of fresh Philippine seafood and vibrant Sri Lankan flavours at Php3,500nett per person.

Making the celebration all the more special, guests are invited to share well-wishes and give the gift of Nian Gaoand curated hamper boxes to friends and family. Nian Gao or commonly known as “Tikoy”, is available for pre-order starting January 6 until January 25 and may be picked up at Canton Road three (3) days upon confirmation of order. The signature delicacy comes in three flavour options: radish, coconut milk and taro. These are available in double-fish or round shape varieties inside a one-tier or two-tier box starting at Php2,126 nett per box. For orders, email cantonroad@shangri-la.com.

For further inquiries and reservations, email slfm@shangri-la.com or visit http://www.shangri-la.com/fort. Follow Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila (@shangrilafort) on Facebook and Instagram.

AN ‘AMORE THE MERRIER’ CHRISTMAS AWAITS YOU AT ITALIANNIS.

Italiannis has warmed up the oven so hearty holiday indulgence can come to you in boxes, trays, and platters.

Let’s start the feasting with something you enjoy eating as well as giving: the Bread Box and Wine-to-go. The bread boxes contain either the Tuscan or Foccaccia (or a combination of both) with the popular olive oil and vinaigrette, and tied very elegantly. And who wouldn’t love a bottle of wine to go with it? Italiannis offers quality wines to suit your discerning taste. Some branches offer Dulce de Leche boxes, one whole creamy cake that comes with an extra caramel sauce.

Italiannis also offers Dine Out Delights – salads, appetizers, chicken, pork, fish, pastas, and other signature dishes for 6 to 8 persons available in nifty to-go trays. Get yourself some Spinach Artichoke, Fried Calamari, Prosciutto E Formaggio, Italianni’s Fritti, Italian Truffle Fries, Sicilian Salad, Caesar Salad, and Insalata Rucola.

There is a pasta selection you can take out with you too, including Lasagna, Spaghetti Meatballs, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara, Seafood Cioppino, and Penne Arrabiata. Mains include Chicken Italianni’s, Porkchop Au Poivre, Chicken Milanese, Chicken Parmigiana, Herb Roasted Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet.

If you want to sit down and have a special lunch dinner with your loved ones and friends, the special Holiday Platters are reason enough to indulge. Mix and match two appetizers, two pasta dishes and one entrée for a reasonable price. Have yourself a merry little feast with classic Italiannis favorites such as Frito Misto, Spaghetti Meatballs Abondanza, and Chicken and Ribs Platter. Or you may opt for Crostini Platter (which includes Tomato Bruschetta, Mushroom Bruschetta, and Liver Pate), Chicken and Ribs Platter, and the Salmon Linguini Abondanza.

Go where the love is. After all, it’s always “Amore the merrier” at Italianni’s—a joyful celebration of hearty food in the company of those we love.

To know more about Italianni’s, check out http://www.italiannis.com.ph/; like it on FB and follow it on IG @ItaliannisPH

Sasa Sestic, the Coffee Man, Comes to Manila!

Coffee aficionados were treated to an exclusive Coffee Exploration session with renowned Coffee Man and 2015 World Barista Champion, Sasa Sestic. The curated event was hosted by homegrown coffee company Henry and Sons and the luxury hotel Grand Hyatt Manila.

The Coffee Man experience brings to the Philippines Sestic’s amazing journey to becoming a champion barista and the lengths he went to in search of the perfect cup of coffee. More than a barista, Sestic is also a passionate and knowledgeable coffee-grower who constantly experiments with techniques and methods. Among his experiments is the post-harvest method called Carbonic Maceration. One of the specialty coffees processed under this method is the Jasper Coffee from the Masina Village in Ethiopia, which is now available at Florentine, Grand Hyatt Manila.

More importantly, Sestic also believes in putting the welfare of coffee farmers first while growing sustainable, world-class beans.

“Showcasing Sasa’s talent to the Philippines allows our local baristas to draw inspiration from his experience and story. He has infinite knowledge and learning that baristas, farmers, and even us – coffee distributors – can learn from,” says Michael Harris Conlin, President and CEO of Henry and Sons and 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion.

To say that Sasa Sestic is “driven” is like describing Mt. Everest as “high.” Sasa (pronounced “Sasha”) has been pursuing the perfect cup of coffee for more than 15 years. He started pushing the envelope on coffee tastes when he became a barista in 2003. His drive took him to study where a region or country yields their best coffee.

His passion is insatiable. Not only is he interested in coffee knowledge, but he also intents to teach what he knows, as well as help coffee farmers improve their lives and communities.

According to Sasa, helping coffee farmers ensures the quality of produce is elevated. Understanding a region’s climate and planting cycle led him to know when a region’s coffee would be best. A book about his journey is a forward intention especially considering that he was halfway into the book when he won the 2015 Barista Championship.

The best-selling book “The Coffee Man” narrates his journey to becoming a barista, how he went to the coffee farmers in search of the best coffee beans, and the new methods to bring out the flavors of coffee. The “Coffee Man” has also been created into a movie.

It took him 7 attempts before he won the Australian Barista Championship in 2015. That same year, he won the World Barista Championship (WBC) held in Seattle. In the dozen years prior to winning the WBC, his career has expanded from a barista to becoming the head of ONA Coffee Wholesale, and a couple of cafes which include The Cupping Room, ONA Coffee House, and ONA Manuka.

He has also been helping farmers with Project Origin, an ethical green bean trading company which has so far created long-term mutually rewarding relationships with more than 100 growers in coffee-producing countries.

Project Origin has helped pave the way for farmers to earn more and improve their crops, livelihood and their financial status. The organization has also raised funds for livelihood, health, education and community projects which benefit the coffee farmers.

It is no wonder that Michael Harris Conlin found him to be a kindred, coffee-loving spirit. The Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence (FSCE) which Conlin began, aims to help local farmers produce sustainable and world-class coffee for Filipinos to enjoy. In achieving this goal, he helps the farmers by buying their coffee and then giving back proceeds from the sale to train farmers and give them the right tools to become better coffee producers.

Besides their efforts to reach out to farmers in Benguet and other coffee-growing areas in the Philippines, the FSCE also wants to hone the skills of current and future baristas. Conlin founded the Institute of Coffee Excellence, right across the popular The Giving Café (TGC) which was opened earlier.

The two-story Institute is a laboratory and creative playground for Conlin and his team. It houses classes for baristas, brokers farmer-trader deals and discussions while finding innovative ways to make Philippine coffee beans more accessible to an international audience.

Earlier this year, Henry and Sons brought coffee expert Mokhtar Alkhanshali, and his high-rating coffee from Yemen, Port of Mokha, to the Philippines for a similar event. To know more about Henry and Sons, visit henryandsons.ph.