Vignettes of Filipino traditions at Casa de Cacao

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 01/19/2018

  OUR country is a land rich in customs and traditions. The deepest and lasting ones are mostly influenced by Spain.   Being the only predominantly Roman Catholic nation in Asia, we are steeped in deeply religious…

An adieu at Radisson Blu’s Sushisake

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 01/12/2018

THE DYNAMISM of the hotel industry is always fascinating as the top management personalities constantly move on. An invitation that simply said “Adieu” for an intimate lunch at Radisson Blu Cebu Hotel’s Sushisake with savvy French-American General…

A birthday celebration at Radisson Blu’s Feria

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 01/05/2018

RADISSON Blu Cebu’s premier dining restaurant Feria remains to be the most festive with the widest buffet selection in the city. The huge area with a contemporary design has become a food destination with its long stretch…

A promising New Year for ICAAC graduates

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/29/2017

THE INTERNATIONAL Culinary Arts Academy of Cebu (ICAAC) culminating dinner of the graduating students for its two-year Culinary Arts Chefs Program literally puts the knowledge and skills that have been acquiredbeautifully on a plate. The students’ intensive…

A Chef’s Table Noche Buena

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/22/2017

CHRISTMAS in the Philippines is considered as the world’s longest and biggest celebration ever. Not surprising since the Philippines remains to be the bastion of Christianity in Asia, with 86 percent of the population Roman Catholics. The…

Wicked bites for Christmas by Ricca Arambulo

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/15/2017

PASTRY Chef Francesca “Ricca” Alvarez Arambulo must have inherited the culinary genes of her grandmothers, Rosita V. Arambulo and Merceditas B. Alvarez. With a highly individual and independent attitude, 34-year-old Ricca discovered her talent for baking early…

A Michelin Star-inspired holiday fare at Pig & Palm

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/08/2017

MICHELIN-starred British celebrity chef Jason Atherton’s restaurant Pig & Palm is raising the bar on dining in Cebu City. The 16th restaurant worldwide of critically acclaimed The Social Company Group, The Pig & Palm, a “love letter” of…

‘Hayop sa sarap na Degustacion’

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/01/2017

DEDETH dela Fuente is currently one of Manila’s talk-of-the-town food personalities, and her creativity and love for Filipino food, particularly for lechon, is generating a lot of excitement. Her title “Lechon Diva” is richly deserved after her…

Elegant Food at ICAAC’s Salle a Manger

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 11/24/2017

SALLE a Manger, which means “dining room” in French, is International Culinary Arts Academy of Cebu’s (ICAAC) in-site training restaurant operated by students in shifting schedules, preparing and serving food to staffs, students and guests. This prepares…

Crimson Resorts and Spa Mactan celebrates 7

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 11/17/2017

IT HAS been seven “spellbinding” years of good life—luxurious rooms, elegant villas with individual plunge pools, rejuvenating spa, infinity pool, pristine beaches surrounded by emerald waters of the Hilutungan Channel and the unparalleled culinary offerings by a team…

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