Gallery by Chele

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Despite rather challenging weather conditions, The Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs of the Chaine des Rotisseurs held its July event at the newly opened Gallery by Chele. Formerly Vask, the Gallery has combined the outlets of Vask into a larger and more conventional restaurant space occupying the former Champagne lounge […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

Neo – Singaporean Cuisine

King Mackerel - XO Soup Foam, Tomato Skin

Last week, we had the good fortune to grab the last two seats at the Neo – Singaporean Cuisine dinner of Chef Han Li-Guang at the Makati Diamond Residences Alfred Restaurant. Chef Han runs Singapore’s Labyrinth Restaurant which was awarded as one of Singapore’s Top 20 Restaurants of 2014 in […] Read more »

Stag’s Leap Wine Dinner

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Wine Depot hosts a Stag’s Leap Wine Dinner on March 31, 2016 at the Tasting Room of the City of Dreams. Among the wines to be poured are the Karia Chardonnay, Hands of Time Red Blend 2012, Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and the iconic SLV 2011. Stag’s Leap topped the […] Read more »