The recent selection of Carlo Espinas as executive chef of the new restaurant Assembly in Santa Cruz, California, was, in culinary parlance, a perfect pairing.
At SM Aura Premier, we checked out a few must-try dine spots for a good culinary experience.
In town last Tuesday for the Nespresso Food Forum’s The Next Big Thing were David Thompson, chef of Nahm, which bagged the No. 1 spot at this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards; Leisa Tyler, regional chair of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards; and Raymond Lim of Les Amis, a restaurant in Singapore that has constantly made it to various lists of Asia’s best.
Across large swathes of the Pacific, as well as China and Africa, the cowrie shell was used as a form of currency up to the mid-19th century.
It’s hard to be blasé when you first step into the Solaire Resort & Casino along the Bay City area of Parañaque City. First, you are greeted by long-legged beauties in a foyer lined with a water wall and palm trees. When you glance above, there is a crystal chandelier that is more art installation than lighting fixture.
I have met the chef of my dreams—a young American-educated Brazilian who has worked with the world’s best chefs: Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York, Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz in Spain and Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck in London.
We’ve been swimming in ramen. Restaurants that serve the Japanese noodle soup have mushroomed everywhere. But which place is the best? Where can you find the perfect ramen in Manila?
Two well-known restaurants have put up branches in Alabang, much to the delight of people based south of Manila.
Last weekend I thought I would do something insanely original, and beat the crowds by going to the beach at the end of February rather than when the floodgates opened in March. I imagined a small twin-propeller aircraft with just the family on board, a deserted resort, and the splendor of vast stretches of white sand to ourselves.
The most reasonably priced meal these days is the selection of Japanese noodle dishes, or ramen as they are called, as more and more restaurants offering the savory broth have sprouted all over the city. There is likely to be one such restaurant operating in any neighborhood. One of them is the new and popular noodle house in Glorietta, Makati City.