Chirashi Sushi

Haru has been around for a couple of months and I’ve been going to it every since it opened as it’s very near my place. I’ve enjoyed all my meals there but somehow I’ve neglected to write about it. Fortunately, last Friday, we had dinner there and my daughter brought […] Read more »

Everything Home: Practical and Pretty Home Solutions

Tabletop Essentials: Reversible placemats (P450/set of 4), solid napkins (P195/set of 4), printed napkins (P275/set of 4), and wooden trays in country white or wood grain finish (small, P425; large, P675)

I know we’re not in a very festive mood these days, but Christmas is creeping up on us (gasp!), and knowing my OC friends, you’ve already gotten a headstart on your holiday shopping. Here’s a lovely new gift source to check out: Everything Home! This indie online brand offers “thoughtful […] Read more »

#reliefph: How can I help?

Mingo by NVC at a feeding program (Photo from NVC Foundation's Facebook page)

I love the rain when she is tender and playful, pitterpat on glass, a hop, skip, jump on the roof; I love her even when she’s being a drama queen, a quick, temperamental thunderstorm, all bark and no bite. But I cannot stand her like this, this kind of maudlin […] Read more »

Beaucastels at Red

Chateau de Beaucastel '98, '00, '03, '05

The last board meeting of the Philippine Branch of the International Wine and Food Society held its monthly meeting at Red at the Makati Shangri-La. Hosting the meeting and the following dinner was Jojo who brought 4 vintages of Chateau de Beaucastel to try in addition to Champagne, Sancerre and […] Read more »

Truffles at Brasserie Ciçou

Sous-Vide Onglet Rossini Style, Assorted Mushrooms in Cream, Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Just back from a vacation in France, Chef Cyril Soenen brought back several kilos of fresh summer truffles to be shaved onto some special dishes at Brasserie Ciçou’s truffle festival. Although it only started last week, diners who wish to experience this rare treat are advised to book a table […] Read more »

New Store Alert: roy&biv


Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue…I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too. Does anyone else remember this childhood song? Somehow this is what came to mind when I spotted the cheery new store roy&biv in Glorietta 4 recently. Read more »