10000 roses cafe

Dusk has settled in as the last few rays of the sunset were slowly fading. The city lights of distant Cebu City across the channel were starting to flicker when the lights of a field of 10,000 (LED powered) plastic, white roses turned on. Cheers, oohs and aahs erupted from the slowly growing crowd as almost everyone were trying to get close to the edge of the cordon. Soon, flashes from small cameras and smartphones erupted randomly at the center and edges of the rose…Continue Reading “10000 Roses Cafe beyond the lights in Cebu”

lechon degustacion

Lechon degustacion… my mouth watered as I read the email invite from Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort for lunch. Lechon Diva… read the second part of the invite. Who in his right mind would refuse such an invitation? First, a lechon degustacion doesn’t always happen. Having such a distinguished event presided by the Lechon Diva herself, Ms Dedet dela Fuente of Pepita’s Kitchen, is something that you should accept. Cebu is lechon country. It is known as having the best roast pig in the Philippines. And…Continue Reading “Sumptuous lechon degustacion at Bluewater Resorts”

Pia y Damaso

Chef Bamby Sy-Gobio offers ‘subversive’ Filipino cuisine in her Greenbelt 5 Mall restaurant, Pia y Damaso with heirloom dishes and Pinoy food with a twist. Browsing through, a flash of familiarity swept in as the list of names, unlocked from a distant memory, tumbled out: Placido Penitente, Doña Victorina, Kabesang Tales, and that unforgettable and lamentable name, Sisa. It is not a list of characters for a play at a theater somewhere. While based on Jose Rizal’s two landmark novels, the Noli Me Tangere and…Continue Reading “Pia y Damaso, where Jose Rizal’s characters come to life”

HIllary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant

For affordable and delicious Filipino food in Naga City, Hillary & Andrew Hostel & Restaurant has now taken over the ground floor of what used to be Calle Barlin. And after a busy day working on a photography assignment for an inflight magazine, Alec, the indefatigable head of Arts, Culture and Tourism office of this city and me had dinner there. The atmosphere is still the same as nothing really changed including the interior. Delicious food Served were four delicious dishes. Although, the light wasn’t…Continue Reading “Delicious filipino food in Naga City at H&A Hostel & Restuarant”

Gourmet Bar

Novotel Siam Gourmet Bar not only teases the eyes with its stunning woodwork design but also teases the palate with its Thai and international dishes that you will surely love. I arrived just in time for our lunch meeting at the lobby of Novotel Siam as Pla greeted me. Coming from an early train trip from Phetchaburi where I stayed for around five nights and into the familiar chaos of Bangkok, I was quite impressed stepping into the newly redesigned lobby of this hotel. Stylish….Continue Reading “Novotel Siam Gourmet Bar offers good comfort food”