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Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 2: Valencia (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)

Beautiful Table Setup

Another night at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa brought me to the port city of Valencia. Michelin-trained Executive Sous Chef Daniel Quintero continues with his second volume of The Culinary Guide dinner series, taking eager guests to another Spanish gastronomic experience.

Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 2: Valencia (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)”

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Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 1: Gaig, Jean Luc Figueras, elBulli (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)

table setup at Cowrie Cove

It’s a quiet beautiful Saturday night all over Cebu, but in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, it’s the start of another dinner series, this time by the Michelin-trained Executive Sous Chef Daniel Quintero. He calls this series The Culinary Guide featuring various cuisines across Spain, Germany, and France. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 1: Gaig, Jean Luc Figueras, elBulli (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)”

Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo V: IL Mio Percorso (My Journey)

Chef Andrea Burzio brings his dinner series to a close in a celebration of contemporary French and Italian flavours accentuated by an interesting Asian twist. Mia Percorso, the fifth and final chapter of The Many Lives of Chef Andrea, tells the story of his culinary journey in Asia and his travels around Europe. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo V: IL Mio Percorso (My Journey)”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Shabu-Shabu Ichiban

Have you tried Shabu-shabu Ichiban? A popular hot pot chain in Nagoya, Japan is now here at the 3F of SM Seaside City Cebu (located at the South Road Properties, Cebu City)! Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Shabu-Shabu Ichiban”

Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo IV: Citta e Stile (City and Style)

The last dinner series from the amazing Chef Andrea was special to me in which he featured his heirloom recipes that has uncover the bountiful flavors in his hometown in Turin, Italy. Such a superb dining experience since I could only imagine how its like to be served with meals in the city that is being known with its glorious restaurants. As a good enthusiast, I can’t help but wonder what their variety of cuisine is considering that its land is surrounded by the Alpine mountains with multiple culinary influences from the neighboring cities and France. I’m more than certain that besides the richness of its culture, it has come across strongly an essential ingredients to its flavorful gastronomic journey of Turin. With my new knowledge of The city’s culture and history during the previous dining series plus a couple of research before to making it to fourth installment, my understanding of Turin’s culinary journey has become more relevant. From the city’s abundant supply of dairy products and cheeses, to the varieties of bread and savory baked goods. Not to mention that they are recognized as being the forefront of industrial production of aperitifs (alcoholic drinks served before meals). That only explains how extra special it was to me. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo IV: Citta e Stile (City and Style)”

Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo III: La Mia Famiglia (My Family)

In Cebu, there is no shortage of Italian food and most Filipinos love to eat the usual pizza and pasta combination. However Italian food for me is a plate filled with chicken Parma,  lasagna and probably other dishes with lots of cheese (now I’m hungry again!). Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Many Lives of Chef Andrea | Capitolo III: La Mia Famiglia (My Family)”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Festive Buffet is coming at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

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one of Cebu’s best Christmas Tree

A lot of things are happening in Cebu especially during the holiday season, then why not dine at the best holiday buffet in town? Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Festive Buffet is coming at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Spanish Night at Montebello Villa Hotel WINS My Heart

From the very first time I had my first Spanish Night at the Montebello Villa Hotel I’ve been constantly telling my friends how delectable the cuisine is. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Spanish Night at Montebello Villa Hotel WINS My Heart”

Food & Beverage Reviews: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Signature Six

When visiting the Queen City of the South and you are also staying/visiting at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, you must try their Signature Six dishes. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Signature Six”

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