Plantation Bay’s Route 66 Diner

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 04/20/2018

EFREN P. Belarmino (fondly called Mr. B) is probably the longest serving Filipino General Manager of Plantation Bay Resort& Spa, which is located at the tip of Marigondon in the Island of Mactan. The resort offers one…

Barrio Fiesta at Puso Bistro & Bar

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 04/13/2018

CREATIVITY, innovation, reinvention are probably the key words to sustain the vibrancy of restaurants. And this is the very reason why the chefs are constantly challenged. Their culinary careers are always on the move, gaining that needed…

Nellie and her Nature’s Best Harvest

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 04/06/2018

“God created this beautiful earth and it is up to us to discover and develop its richness. Hence, it is only proper that we share the wealth of the earth giving only the best from nature.” –…

Mövenpick’s 70 years of culinary excellence

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 03/23/2018

I HAVE always been fascinated by the story of how Mövenpick founder Ueli Prager was inspired by the feeding action of a seagull (mowe in German) swooping down to skillfully pick up food in mid-flight, as he…

Rich Chinese Heritage Cuisine for the Lunar New Year

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 03/16/2018

THE ELEGANT Cantonese cuisine of Chinese-Malaysian Chef Boon Bun Hoe of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s Tea of Spring reflects a rich Chinese heritage. For the last 11 years, Chef Boon has been captivating discerning palates with…

An artisan basic bread class at ICAAC

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 03/09/2018

Baking bread the artisanal way or old-fashioned method by hand gives more flavor and texture. BREAD is one of the oldest prepared foods and is usually made from dough of wheat-flour and water that is cultured with…

The many lives of Chef Andrea

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 03/02/2018

CHAPTER IV: Citta e Stile Torino (City And Style)’ THE SERIES of dining experiences at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s Acqua highlighting the nuances of Italian lifestyles and cuisine through the eyes of Italian Chef de Cuisine…

Chef Chele’s Enye at Crimson Resort & Spa

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 02/23/2018

CELEBRITY Chef Jose Luis “Chele” Gonzalez is one of the finest chefs in the world. Born in Torrelavega in the north of Spain, his star-studded culinary career came at a time when Spanish culinary scene was booming…

Golden Prince Hotel’s Le’Mon

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 02/10/2018

THERE is always a fascinating love story behind successful businesses. Golden Prince Hotel’s VP, 29-year-old Aaron Que, proudly introduced his grandmother, Alicia Yap Que as the “Honorary Hotel CEO” who still “runs” the place with her firm…

The many lives of Chef Andrea

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 02/02/2018

ITALIAN Chef de Cuisine Andrea Burzio of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa is warming up Acqua with his family-style favorites in the Italian tradition. He believes cooking is an art instrumental in creating meaningful relationships and communities.…