Okada Manila: Wine, La Piazza, and The Fountain

Lamb chops with bell pepper, tomato, braised fennel, broccoli, and olives

And… we’re back! My apologies for the prolonged absence. Due to some technical difficulties, we’ve had to limit ourselves to the occasional post on our Facebook Page. It seems we’ve been able to overcome the problems and so, hopefully, we can resume posting more lengthy articles on the blog.   […] Read more »

Playing Tourist in Manila on Independence Day

Spoliarium by Juan Luna

Every Independence Day, for the last couple of years, we try to make our way to some historical sites around the city. We’ve been to Manila a couple of times, of course, but we never made it to the National Museum. This time, we made a conscious effort to go. […] Read more »

Chateau Beychevelle

JP Santamarina and Isay Miranda of Premier Wines and Spirits with representatives of Chateau Beychevelle's distributor in Asia.

I was invited last Tuesday to a wine dinner featuring the wines of Chateau Beychevelle at Raging Bull in Shangri-La at the Fort. It’s been years since I’ve had Beychevelle so it was a good chance for me to get reacquainted with the wine. The evening started with some cocktails […] Read more »