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Flavors of Sugbu


IN CONJUNCTION with the Department of Tourism’s cultural and culinary event “Flavors of the Philippines,” key cities and provinces showcased their local cuisines to create awareness and promote the local food. In Cebu, SM City Cebu has been supporting this endeavor. This year’s event dubbed “Sugbu” had Chef Raki Urbina of the Laguna Group of […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Affordable Dim Sum with a Michelin Star


THE PRESTIGIOUS Michelin Star is a hallmark of fine dining, an international rating system used by Paris-based Michelin Guide to grade restaurants on their quality. It is the highest form of recognition in the culinary world. Only fine dining and expensive restaurants dominate the list. Star recipients gain immense prestige and exposure along with honor. […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Presenting Cebu’s Mother of Cacao


JUST like the legend of Maria Cacao, believed to be the queen of cacao forest who traveled all over the world on a magical ship, Raquel Choa’s incredible story about her discovery of cacao in the remote hills of Balamban has been fascinating chocolate aficionados. Her continuing successful pursuits as tablea maker and is now […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

The feast of your life at Crimson


BEYOND its luxurious private villas featuring individual plunge pools and 250 guest rooms that combine world-class comfort and style in an idyllic six-hectare setting, multi-awarded Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan unveiled its latest attraction dubbed “Beyond Meetings.” We started with the walk-around that showcased five of the resort’s event venues, each with different thematic concepts, […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Firing up appetites at Kayu


MODERN, fusion cuisine using only the freshest and finest ingredients cooked with the chef’s imagination and passion best describes the creations at KAYU Kitchen, an elegant restaurant/bar at the upscale 32 Sanson by Rockwell along Salinas Drive in Lahug. Here, Chef Izzy, quiet and reserved, will fire up your appetite with his innovations. The word […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Golden Cowrie’s time-honored kitchen


FOR 35 years now, Golden Cowrie has been synonymous to Filipino home-cooked meals just the way we remember our old-fashioned kitchens where our grandmothers dominated the culinary scene. And it does not come as a surprise that the Kokseng family has carried on this homegrown tradition after acquiring Golden Cowrie from one of Cebu’s respected […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Wine appreciation with Chef Gene


THE INVITATION to a Basic Wine Appreciation by Chef/Sommelier Gene Gonzalez at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies by Cebu owner Dr. Martin A. Villarica was too irresistible to pass up. The food and wine pairing lunch was the last session of the six graduating students in the Certificate Program in Cooking and Baking Skills. […]

Posted: April 7th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

An invitation from Hong Kong


KOWLOON Shangri-La Hong Kong celebrates the cultural heritage of Tsim Sha Tsui with a unique Cultural Heritage Package with a luxurious stay at the waterfront five-star hotel and a guided four-hour walking tour off the beaten path to discover “hidden” gems and fascinating secrets of charming Tsim Sha Tsui. Patsy Chan, director of communications of […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Dining at ICAAC’s Training Restaurant


DINING at ICAAC’s Training Restaurant is always gastronomy at its best. A showcasing of the culinary students under the close supervision of Dean/Chef Lecturer Jeremy Young and Chef/Instructor Justin Mechill, one can always expect culinary creations at its finest. Here, students experience cooking for themselves as well as guests. The Culminating dinners of graduating students […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

‘Conquistadores’ – A taste of Spain at Pusô Bistro


“CONQUISTADORES” or conquerors refer to the explorer/soldiers of the Spanish and Portuguese empires. During the “Age of Discovery,” Conquistadores sailed beyond Europe that included Americas, Oceania, Africa and Asia. They colonized much of the world for Spain and Portugal from the 16th to the 18th centuries. A Castilian expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan led to […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »