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July 25, 2017

Cochon555 Tour Chicago: 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers- Battle for "Prince of Porc"

Cochon555 US Tour is a nose-to-tail culinary tour dedicated to support heritage pig farmers and breeders, and to educate chefs and foodies on how they can utilize and enjoy old world livestock.

It is a one-of-a-kind friendly competition for a cause of 5 chefs, cooking 5 heritage breed pigs, paired with fine wines from 5 winemakers- hence the name Cochon555.


Since the tour coincided with my recent trip to Chicago last April, it was an event I couldn't afford to miss. Luckily, I scored 2 VIP tickets for me and my cousin courtesy of Dining Out Chicago. The $200 ticket gave us early admission to the event, plus exclusive sommelier and cocktail competition tastings.

5 Tips to Selecting an Adventure Travel Tour Company

Whether done with a group of friends or family or alone, adventure travels are always a great way to reflect on and appreciate life. It takes away the stress of daily hustle and bustle made worse by demanding work days. It also allows one to reconnect with nature and for self- discovery. There are a thousand and one reasons why many people go on adventure travels and there are as many travels to go for. 

One great example is the one offered by Kandoo Adventures, which provides thrilling travel adventures to high- altitude places around the globe. Whatever your preferred adventure travels are, having the right tour company to take you is highly important.


In these days when travelling becomes a rampant lifestyle choice, travel tours also began emerging like mushrooms, each one claiming to offer the best adventures. Some, however, are not as good as they say. So how do you choose the best adventure travel company for you? Here are some tips. 

July 22, 2017

Jolly Heart Mate Ambassador Visits Phil. Heart Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

The Philippine Heart Center (PHC), cardiac rehabilitation section, recently celebrated the National Cardiac Rehabilitation week, June 19 – 27, to educate its patients and staff to improve their hearts’ health and well-being.  PHC is the pioneer in the field of Cardiac Rehabilitation in the country and it also champions in the prevention of cardiac diseases and quick recovery of heart disease patients. 


The week-long activities, in partnership with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, included lifestyle and healthy tips from various dieticians and nutritionists. Jolly Heart Mate resident chef DJ Santos from CCA-Manila also conducted a cooking demo to teach recipes that are heart-friendly and healthy. 

July 18, 2017

4 Ways That Using RideShare Services Can Benefit You

In this contemporary world, you have the benefit of sharing cabs. So, instead of riding alone in a cab, why don't you share one? If everyone does this, there will be less congestion on the roads, allowing people to get to their destinations quicker. Ride sharing also means that you will be sharing the fate of the ride with the other passengers. If everyone shares rides, there will be fewer vehicles on the roads, and if there are fewer vehicles, there will be less production of harmful intoxicants such as smog. The amount of gasoline used will also decrease tremendously. You won't be getting your privacy, but you may just be able to create new bonds with your fellow passengers. Here are 4 ways that using rideshare services can benefit you! For more information on Rideshare, you can visit www.rydely.com

Rideshare services are SAFER.

July 12, 2017

Australian Grassfed Beef On The Menu Culinary Trail 2017- July 20-August 20, 2017

The Australian Embassy of the Philippines, together with Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Victorian State Government, and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), proudly presents yet another gastronomic culinary journey, which aims to highlight the Australian Grassfed Beef.

After the success of its first promotion in 2015, Australia in the Philippines finally expanded its campaign to Manila, Cebu and Davao.  From the previous 35 participating restaurants, there are now over 60 partner establishments participating in the second Australian Grassfed Beef on the Menu promotion.


Last week, I was able to join one day of food crawling to some of Manila's top restaurants in this week-long culinary trail. We visited 4 partner restaurants, who each prepared an exclusive menu showcasing the use of Australian grassfed beef.

First on the list was Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar of  Shangri-La at the Fort. After my Canton Road experience, I've always looked forward to trying out more of Shangri-La's in-house specialty restaurants.


July 4, 2017

Botejyu Authentic Japanese Cuisine Opens Third Branch in Robinsons Galleria

Botejyu, Japan's okonomiyaki pioneer and premier specialty restaurant, recently opened its third branch in Robinsons Galleria. Less than a year since it opened its first branch in SM Mall of Asia and another branch in SM Megamall, Botejyu is already set to continue with its aggressive expansion in the country.


The grand opening was graced by media and celebrity artists under Viva- the master franchisee of Botejyu in the Philippines. 

Everyone was treated to an afternoon of Japanese specialties consisting of Botejyu's signature dishes, and best-selling menu items, that continue to capture the hearts and palate of the Filipinos.

We started off with Osaka's premium Takoyaki All-Star (P245)- a sampler of Botejyu's takoyaki flavors: Original, Umami Sauce & Mayo, Spicy Mentai Mayo, Tomato Sauce, Thick Spicy Sauce, and Salt Garlic.


Oliviers & Co. x Va Bene Pasta Deli: An Indulgent Gastronomic Dining Experience

Oliviers&Co., the world's best olive oil brand, brings excitement to the foodie community as it collaborates with Manila’s top artisan Italian restaurant, Va Bene. This partnership features Oliviers&Co.’s products to highlight different unique flavors of every dish personally curated for a special menu by Va Bene’s Executive Chef and owner, Massimo Veronesi.


“I like the quality of Oliviers&Co.’s olive oils as well as their other specialty products. I tested their products a few years back and I was very impressed about the quality and how many different flavors they have,” shared Chef Massimo.

For this collaboration, Chef Massimo created a menu where O&Co. products not only complement the dish, but as a main ingredient to give a delicious twist for that irresistible burst of flavor. “The use of premium extra virgin oil balances and complements the taste. For each dish, I chose the oil with the right characteristics to give it an unexpected, delectable flavor,” said Chef Massimo.