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...