Wednesday, September 13, 2017

KitchenAid's Craft Coffee Line: Specialty Coffee for the Modern Home Kitchen

Growing up, I remember how my mom would always use her KitchenAid Stand Mixer to help her make the most decadent chocolate cakes, and I think she still uses the same one up until this very day a few decades later. So imagine my surprise when I found out that KitchenAid, a global leader in premium kitchen appliances known for their precision and durability, recently rolled out the KitchenAid Craft Coffee line

The goal was simple, KitchenAid wants to bring the specialty coffee house experience into the home with six premium coffee appliances that were inspired by careful techniques that are used by baristas to brew a perfect cup. This way, you can consistently enjoy the nuances flavors and aromas of specialty coffee at the comfort of your own home, with just the press of a few buttons. 

"Our product designers spent the past few years extracting lessons from some of the most time-tested and barista-approved brewing methods for craft coffee," says Brandon Mock, a Product Designer on the KitchenAid Craft Coffee team. 

Here are a few reasons why you should have at least one of these six craft coffee appliances at home...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lugang Cafe Is Promising the ULTEAMATE Feast With Unlimited Xiao Long Baos on Weekdays

In an obvious response to Din Tai Fung's Php 399 Afternoon Feasts, Lugang Cafe just gave us Xiao Long Bao lovers The ULTEAMATE Feast, letting us enjoy unlimited Xiao Long Bao during weekdays.

The promo runs for a month from September 13 to October 13 and is available only on weekdays (not including holidays) from 2:30PM to 5:30PM.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Taal Vista Hotel's Intimate Celebrations: A Night of Romance She'll Never Forget

A few weeks back, I was in a very difficult situation. My girlfriend I were about to celebrate our first year as a couple and I wanted to surprise her with a lovely evening together. Truth be told, I had a hard time making up my mind on how we should celebrate this significant milestone. I had a few ideas in mind and a staycation at Taal Vista Hotel, one of Tagaytay's premier hotels, stood out because I have been meaning to take her to Taza Fresh Table so she could try the exceptional dishes there.

When I checked Taal Vista Hotel's Facebook page, I came across a post on the Intimate Celebrations Package and from there I made up my mind, we were definitely going to Tagaytay. I have to admit it was one of the most romantic evenings of my life, and I have absolutely no regrets. If I was given a chance, I'd do it all over again. It was perfect.

Here's a glimpse of our romantic evening, celebrating our first year anniversary with Taal Vista Hotel's Intimate Celebrations...

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Linguini Fini's Pizza and Pasta All You Can Promo Is Incredibly Cheap at Just Php 399

It's amazing how spoiled foodies around Metro Manila have become, with some of the best restaurants in Metro Manila handing out promos left and right. Just last month, I was raving at how Salvatore Cuomo's Anniversary Special Lunch Buffet made Manila's best Italian restaurant so much more affordable for everyone to enjoy.

This time around, Linguini Fini, arguably one of the best places for pasta in Metro Manila, is now offering a Pizza and Pasta all You Can Promo from September 8, 2017 to October 6, 2017. This lets you enjoy nine signature Linguini Fini dishes, including the popular Papardelle "Nose to Tail" Bolognese.

Here are the mechanics as well as the dishes you can feast on...

Joey Pepperoni Pizzeria: An Improved Menu to Satisfy Your Pizza and Pasta Cravings

When the Joey Pepperoni branch in Bonifacio Global City closed down a few years back, my heart sank. It wasn't exactly the best pizza shop in the Metro, but Joey Pepperoni did serve great pizza and at affordable prices - this was way before Gino's Brick Oven Pizza began dominating the local pizza scene. I found out recently that Joey Pepperoni scaled back their stores and only two branches remain, one along Pioneer street, Mandaluyong and another in SM Mall of Asia. 

They recently upgraded their menu and here are some of their delicious pizza and pasta creations that you just shouldn't miss...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

CocoHut: A Brand New CocoHut Experience in Makati City

CocoHut is a casual dining restaurant that serves affordable Filipino food and is popular for their delicious fried chicken. The restaurant has actually been around since 2014, but unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to try any of their dishes up until now. This year, they're releasing a new and improved menu that centers of Filipino cuisine - all of which are currently available in their branches along Jupiter street, Makati City and Glorietta 2. 

We had the opportunity to try out a number of their new dishes, and here's what we think you should get...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Giving Cafe and Bloom Coffee: A Cafe Where You Can Give Back

The Giving Cafe, or just TGC, is a new cafe along Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong (near the more popular Pioneer Street) that seeks to make a difference to the local coffee community. It functions as a social enterprise, where a portion of the proceeds from select dishes supports the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence geared towards helping the coffee farmers in La Trinidad, Benguet. 

The cafe is being run by Henry and Sons, a total coffee solutions company that has been around for years. With over 50 years of coffee experience that offers unique crop-to-cup coffee solutions, if there's a company that would know how to run a cafe, it's Henry and Sons. 

They also recently rolled out Bloom Coffee, where you can support a specific issue that's troubling La Trinidad coffee farms but let's delve more on that later. 

Here's a look into the new social enterprise...