New American Flavors with the International Wine and Food Society

Beet, Salmon Roe, Yogurt

The International Wine and Food Society Philippines Branch recently had its September event at the brand new Toby’s Estate roasting facility and offices at White Space in Makati. The dinner, dubbed Exploring New American Flavors, was prepared by Chef Justin Golangco who just returned to the Philippines after a stint […] Read more »

Mecha Uma with the Chaine des Rotisseurs

Scallop, Zuke Marinated, Pico de Gallo, Avocado

For the first time since the Chaine des Rotisseurs Manila has had its annual Kaiseki dinner, we decided to have it cooked by a non-Japanese chef. Regular readers will surely note that I’m a big fan of Chef Bruce’s style of cooking and so it was a no-brainer for me […] Read more »

Craft + The Craft of Tarot

One of our card pulls during the reading.

It’s really nice when two things you really like come together unexpectedly—in my case, one of my favorite iced mocha concoctions at Craft Coffee Revolution and my interest in reading tarot. I’ve been studying how to read cards and collecting them too, but it’s been a while since I last fell […] Read more »

Open Kitchen

Five Spice Marlin (P 435.00)

Just a little beyond the main row of restaurants in Kapitolyo is Open Kitchen. I’ve been here several times before and enjoyed myself every time but somehow, I never got around to doing a profile on the place. I guess it’s because every other time I’ve been there it was […] Read more »

Bespoke Wedges by Sapato

Deconstructed Construction

  Attention, shoeholics! Following the success of their bespoke ballet flats event last April, beloved homegrown shoe brand Sapato (also known as Sapato Manila) is bringing back their customized shoe service with “Deconstructed Construction,” a bespoke wedge event.   Customize your own Sapato in three simple steps:   Step 1: […] Read more »

Sweatshirt Weather

Clement Dezelus

How is it September already? The arrival of the –ber months are usually accompanied by a slight nip in the air in the mornings, though we have yet to feel it. But we shall welcome one of our favorite Fall pieces, anyway—the sweatshirt! Cozy but not quite as heavy as […] Read more »