Sunday, May 15, 2016

Shangri-La's High Street Lounge: Elegance, Sophistication, and Delectable Bites

Photo from Dining at Shangri-La at the Fort Facebook page
For months, excitement has been building as BGC residents and employees were basking at the spectacle that is Shangri-La at the Fort finally taking form. Bonifacio Global City is already home to some of the most esteemed restaurants in Metro Manila and, with the completion of Shangri-La at the Fort, foodies are in for a treat with more exquisite dining options to choose from as the hotel will be adding over 15 new restaurants and bars, seven of which are run by the hotel, to Bonifacio Global City's food scene.

The first restaurants to open are High Street Cafe, a modern food hall that offers a colorful diversity of cuisines, and High Street Lounge, a place where guests can dine in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere and have intimate conversations. Restaurants opening soon include: 1) Canton Road, a Chinese restaurant serving modern Cantonese cuisine, 2) Raging Bull, a steakhouse emphasizing premium quality meat, 3) Ranging Bull Burgers, a quick, premium burger joint, and 4) Samba, offering vibrant flavors from Spain, South America, and the Philippines.

I was lucky enough to try the small plates and cocktails offered at High Street Lounge, a place where guests can relax and enjoy small plates, high tea, amazing coffee, and exquisite cocktails. Here's what you can expect...

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Peperoni Pizzeria: The Home of 21" Thin-Crust, Wood-Fired Pizzas

Peperoni Pizzeria is a Singaporean pizza franchise known for their thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas. All the pizzas that come out of their oven are prepared with their signature homemade dough, which took years to perfect, and is one of the reasons why Peperoni Pizzeria became a local pizza darling in Singapore. 

The restaurant currently offers 16 pizza flavors that come in 3 sizes, from a 9" pizza to their signature 21" pizzas, and 14 pasta flavors. A number of pizzas in their menu are classic Italian flavors that Peperoni Pizzeria that's perfectly done.

Here's what you can expect from Peperoni Pizzeria...

I Am Kim: Satisfy Your Bibimbap Cravings With Some Pretty Creative Bibimbap Bowls

I Am Kim is a Korean restaurant in Estancia Mall that focuses one of Korea's signature dishes - the bibimbap. For those not privy to Korean cuisine (which is difficult in Korea-crazy Philippines), the bibimbap is really just a flavored rice bowl topped with a variety of meat and vegetables. It's well-loved because of the beautiful assortment of colors and loads of flavor all in one bowl. 

A number of fellow food bloggers have been raving about the creativity and passion that Chef Him Uy de Baron put into this restaurant, so I was excited to finally being able to try it out! 

Here's more on our I am Kim experience...

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Maximus Athlete's Shop Cafe: Metro Manila's First Cycling Cafe

Maximus Athlete's Shop Cafe is a specialty cafe and a specialty retail shop for cycling, swimming, and running all rolled into one. They just recently opened on February 2016 along Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City in hopes of breaking away from traditional sports retail stores and typical neighborhood cafes. Located inside the Sparta Complex, the Maximus Athlete's Shop Cafe hopes to be a hub where athletes and fitness buffs can enjoy outstanding great, good food, and top-quality coffee. 

Putting up a specialty cafe wasn't initially part of the plan, but after going on a coffee crawl across Los Angeles, shop owner and cycling coach Andy Leuterio said that if he were to serve coffee then they might as well serve only the best - similar to the rest of the cycling, swimming, and equipment that he sells at the specialty retail shop. With that, they took up coffee classes at EDSA Beverage Design Group so that they can start serving their patrons specialty coffee.

If you're looking for a list of the brands they offer, check out their Facebook page. Here's a bit more about what makes Maximus Athlete's Shop Cafe stand out. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Revel in a Night of Booze, Grub, and Beats at Valero Eat Street 2 on March 11, 2016

Still looking for the perfect spot to enjoy good booze, grub, and beats with the barkada this Friday? Head on over to Valero Eat Street at the Signa Designer Residences, Makati City this coming March 11, 2016 from 11AM to 10PM for a day of good quality booze and equally delicious food! 

Loads of fun activities are in store for you including Cocktail Mixing with Erwan Heussaff, Beer Pong Competition by Takao, Flip Cup Tourney by Zomato, and raffle prizes. Live music from Aeon Mapa, Shirebound and Busking, DJ Pasta Groove, and Keiko Necessario will also be playing throughout the evening.