Michelin-Starred Chef Richard Toix Degustation Menu at The Tivoli

Mandarin Oriental Manila - The Tivoli - Dulcey Chocolat Cake with Pomelo Confit

I don't even remember the last time I ate at Mandarin Oriental's The Tivoli. It must have been decades ago. It took a few pictures of Michelin-Starred Richard Toix' offerings on Instagram to make me go back. ... [Read More]

Antonio’s Tagaytay 2014

Antonio's Tagaytay-018

I go to Antonio's in Tagaytay whenever my friend Ariel comes home from San Francisco because that's his favorite restaurant. I don't mind going to Antonio's more than once a year though. ... [Read More]

Paul SM Aura Manila

Paul Boulangerie Manila - ham & cheese baguette

When Rochelle and I went to Paris a couple of years ago one of the simple meals we enjoyed was from Paul in the basement of the Louvre. We shared a long baguette filled with tuna salad, a flan normand and an Orangina soda. It wasn't fancy but it left an impression on us and a longing for good ... [Read More]

Le Salon De Thé de Joël Robuchon at Elements

Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon (Elements HK) - Ham and Gruyere sandwich HK$58

People let me introduce you to my happy place. The name is Le Salon de Thé de Joel Robuchon and the location is at Elements Mall.  ... [Read More]

Brasserie Girolle

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Rochelle and I were supposed to have lunch at Early Bird Breakfast Club to use the coupon she bought online but she left it at home. I didn't mind since we got to try Brasserie Girolle next door. ... [Read More]

Restaurant 101 at Enderun College

Restaurant 101 - smoked fish variation, horseradish cream

My friend Rizette asked me for suggestions where we can have her birthday dinner. After many, many suggestions she eventually came up with Enderun's Restaurant 101 herself. ... [Read More]

Eric Kayser Bakery Grab & Go Hong Kong

Eric Kayser Hong Kong macarons feature

Since I'll be going to Hong Kong again soon I decided to post my discoveries from my trip last Holy Week.  I didn't know Eric Kayser, a popular bakery from France, opened a store in Hong Kong until a thoughtful reader pointed it out to me. ... [Read More]

Birthday Treat at Brasserie CiÇou

kouign amann with salted caramel ice cream P310

My friends Kathy and Jenny treated us for their birthday at Brasserie CiÇou in Greenhills. Since I enjoyed my last meal there I was eager to try something new. When you eat at CiÇou make sure you go there hungry since I guarantee you will gorge on their hot crusty rolls which are probably the ... [Read More]

Lunch at Lolo Dad’s Cafe

Seared Foie Gras with Asian Pear Confit,  Mesclun Salad & Red Onion Marmalade P1,320 regular portion

Lolo Dad's in Manila has been open since the year 2000 and I've been wanting to try it for a long time. I finally got the chance recently when I brought my friend Ariel there for lunch. The dining area wasn't very big but it was quite cozy. I was very impressed with the oven, pots and ... [Read More]

Angelina Paris

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Having the famous hot chocolate at Angelina in Paris is one of the most common touristy things that has to be experienced.We went to their branch at Galeries Lafayette.Angelina menu (click to enlarge)Rochelle was quite excited when she saw all that whipped cream which she ate. All of it. All by ... [Read More]