A short drive from the city center, along the main highway in Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, lies a charming dining paradise where foodies can enjoy an unforgettable gustatory escape while taking in the breathtaking view of Taal Lake—Tagaytay Twin Lakes.
Already boasting unique establishments that have captured the palates of tourists and travelers, Tagaytay Twin Lakes, Megaworld’s first vineyard resort community, added yet another mouthwatering surprise with the opening of Silver Bucket Seafood Dining. Fresh, flavorful and something far beyond the ordinary is what diners can expect at this no-frills restaurant, which specializes in fusion seafood cuisine inspired by well-loved dishes all over the world.
Silver Bucket is the latest dining destination to open at the Tagaytay Twin Lakes, the country’s first vineyard resort community located along Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road in Laurel, Batangas.
With a menu brimming with must-try delectable seafood dishes, it is no surprise that even as busy a person as Saranggani Representative Hon. Manny Pacquiao could not resist going to this new seafood hotspot. Boxing’s only eight-division champion led the ribbon cutting and blessing of the restaurant.
Prepared by highly-trained chefs, which diners can see in-action in the open kitchen, can’t-miss dishes include the signature Special Seafood in a Bucket, a mouthwatering mix of seafood that comes with a choice of secret blend of spices and herb sauce and two side dishes; the Dynamite Shrimp, de-veined shrimps that explode with a distinct savour right after it touches the taste buds; and Chef Francis Pumpkin Bisque, blended boiled pumpkin combined with our secret herbs and spices, topped with Silver Bucket’s specially concocted cream, served in a large bread bowl. Continue reading “SILVER BUCKET: Newest seafood hotspot in Twin Lakes Tagaytay”→
Two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner, Bruce Willis, is set to star in the upcoming action-packed movie, EXTRACTION, directed by the award-winning Steven C. Miller. Coming to cinemas on January 8, 2016 and to be distributed in the Philippines by OctoArts International Films and released in the USA by Lionsgate Premiere, EXTRACTION is an American action-thriller film written by Umair Aleem. The film also stars Kellan Lutz (best known for playing Emmett Cullen in the Twilight Saga film series), Gina Carano, D.B. Sweeney, Dan Bilzerian, and Steve Coulter.
The film portrays Willis as Leonard Turner, a former CIA operative who was immensely devastated by his wife’s murder. Kellan Lutz takes on the role as Willis’s son, Harry Turner, who is also a deadly, young CIA operative. While the two are working on a super-weapon, Willis is kidnapped. The story revolves around Harry pushing his combat skills to the test to rescue his father from a group of terrorists. After learning that there is no aid coming their way, Harry sets to conduct a rescue operation on his own.
Jammed with highly-skilled operatives, deadly assassins, and international terrorists, EXTRACTION will surely keep your eyes glued to the screen. Co-produced by Tim Sullivan, Brandon Grimes, and Gus Furla, EXTRACTION is scheduled to hit theaters on January 8, 2016.
l, an American diner offering the biggest & juiciest pork ribs in town is the newest foodie destination at Uptown Place at Fort Bonifacio.
‘Sticky Bones’, is an authentic prime pork rib slowly baked and smoked for hours in coal and hickory wood, grilled to perfection with a unique hickory BBQ sauce with a hint of cider. (Php750 slab / Php1,395 full slab.
Their spare ribs are available in four flavors: Hickory BBQ, Garlicky BBQ, Smoked Peppercorn and Spicy Asian BBQ.
‘Iberico Baby Back Ribs’, is made from a rare breed of black hog and flown in from Spain. This national treasure from Spain is also called by lits ocals as “olives with legs.”
Morganfield’s also offers Bacon Wrapped Meat Balls, Pork Soulder Chops, Bacon Wrapped Prawns, Pork Sausage Platter, Pork Ham Chops, and more.
Head on over to Morganfield’s is located at the 2nd floor of Uptown Place in Fort Bonifacio.
Ara Vista Village, Picar Development’s township real estate project in General Trias, Cavite ushers in the Christmas season with a fun and festive holiday display at the village façade. Christmas lanterns and curtain lights adorn the entry way to Ara Vista Village, which glows glows with warm white and yellow lights at night time.
The ornamental, star-shaped Christmas adornment, the “parol” is uniquely Filipino. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipinos’ hope and goodwill evident not only during the Christmas season.
The Ara Vista Village holiday display is an annual tradition that residents look forward to during the most wonderful time of the year. Last year, Christmas trees greeted Ara Vista home owners also at the village façade. This year, the Ara Vista community will certainly feel the holiday spirit and the good vibes and bright cheer by appreciating the display of “parols” and curtain lights on their way to their holiday itineraries such as heading to the church within the enclave for the Misa de Gallo or “simbang gabi.”
Picar Development is truly a pioneer, particularly in the concept of a Telepolis or a Wi-Fi enabled town such as the Ara Vista Village. Aside from that unique perk, Ara Vista Village also offers first-class amenities that address every family’s concern. The theme park, fitness center, and clubhouse are equipped with swimming pools and function rooms that answer every family member’s need for wellness, recreation, and relaxation.
In addition, AMA Medical College, which will be built in the township, makes the pursuit of education within reach.
Christmas is a time to bring people together and this year’s Ara Vista holiday display makes catching up, renewing ties, and celebrating the joy that the season brings brighter, more vibrant and colorful.
The legendary steakhouse that has captivated America is coming to the Philippines!
Rated as one of the best steakhouses in New York with nine branches across the United States, three in Japan, one in Seoul, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse will be opening its first branch in the country at Newport Mall at Resorts World this 2016, a much-anticipated event that is set to redefine Manila’s culinary scene.
Managing Partner and President Peter Zwiener, along with Amiro Cruz, Executive Chef Worldwide of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Bill Nickerson, General Manager of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Hawaii and Tony Kobayashi, General Manager of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Japan, flew to Manila this December to put the finishing touches to the restaurant, which will feature its very own dry-ageing room to create Wolfgang’s signature steaks.
Facilitating the arrival of the premier New York-based restaurant in the country is the SumoSam Group of Companies headed by restaurateurs Marvin Agustin and Raymund Magdaluyo, the group behind some of Metro’s most popular restaurants including Sandaime in Eastwood Mall, Mr. Kurosawa in Newport Mall and Marciano’s in Tuscany at McKinley Hill.
Owned by Wolfgang Zwiener, an icon in the New York dining scene having served for four decades at the legendary Peter Luger’s steakhouse, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse takes luxury dining to new heights with its famous steaks and equally excellent entrée selections, coupled with its topnotch service and opulent ambiance.
All set captivate diners at the country’s first Wolfgang’s, which will be built at the 2nd floor of Newport Mall, are its world-famous such as USDA Prime New York sirloin, ribeye, filet mignon and its signature Porterhouse steak—all personally handpicked by Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, which chooses only USDA Prime Grade Angus beef for superior marbling, tenderness, flavor and texture.
A ritual with an artisan’s flair, the sides of beef are dry-aged on site to perfection, and then carved to order by the restaurant’s own butcher, resulting into luxurious, meltingly tender and juicy steaks served sizzling hot with a perfectly caramelized crust.
Also on the menu are excellent entrée selections such as veal, lamb, king salmon, sushi grade tuna, three-pound lobsters, and more. Those who love seafood can also delight in simple but scrumptious array of seafood, including jumbo lobster, grilled yellow fin tuna, salmon or swordfish.
Wolfgang’s lineup of starters such as shrimp and lobster cocktails, fresh oysters on the half shell, thick, sizzling bacon, and crisp, fresh salads are perfect prelude to any main course, while its classic side offerings such as creamed spinach and German potatoes perfectly complement any meal.
And for capping off a delightful meal, Wolfgang’s classic dessert ice cream sundae, a throwback to old ice cream parlor offerings served in a soda shop style glass and topped with a generous helping of whipped cream swirled beneath a single cherry, is the best choice.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a few days, Dec. 16 release in the Philippines. Went to an exhibit a few weeks ago (the one nearest to me) to at least have a ‘feel’ of it all. Not watching on the release date and foregoing the X-Wing exhibit at one of the largest malls in Asia to save myself from holiday traffic stress.
Hopefully, will have the time to watch it before Christmas, you know MMFF (local) films are shown from Dec. 25 to Jan. 4.
My Star Wars collectibles are in boxes (we de-cluttered) and collecting just a few like 3D deco lights, key chains, etc.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens gist: Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his army of Stormtroopers.
Missed going to Maginhawa Street Food Festival last year but I gathered most food stalls ran out of supply early on, traffic parking was terrible – long story short, there were bloopers. Nevertheless, wish I went anyway.
Was not really planning to go this year because I’ve Saturday morning tasks which usually ends after lunch (updates, stats and all). My cousin Ate Fely and I decided to go after 3PM for a quick look and agreed if it was too crowded and if it seems like the trip home might be difficult, then we’d back out. Turns out, the stalls/booths are still stacking up, the traffic flow was bearable because the Quezon City local government had enforcers working with barangay officials and there were even street sweepers to keep the strip clean.
After scouting a bit of the area (we started at U.P. Village) and watching the Bingo game, we munched on some chicken and squid balls. Would have wanted to munch more ‘goodness-on-sticks’ but its a food festival so paced the eating action.
A few steps down the strip I saw Sancho’s sign and was bent on trying their famous churros. There was a long line but the turn over was quick and tasting the product, it was worth the wait! The churros was tasty even if you don’t dunk with come chocolate dip. To me that means the batter enough is top quality, the main or base of good churros.
Baker Panda is a newbie in the sweets/dessert department. We almost just passed by their booth but the packaging struck me as very festive for holiday gifts so backed up to buy. The ‘free taste’ available was apple bars, not much of an apple flavor fan but went for it. Glad I did because literally raved right then and there because it was delicious! The apple flavor was not overbearing, soft and chewy – great to heat and eat ala mode! The pack available then was a combination of brownies and apple bars; they also have lemon bars.
Gerry’s Jeepney is a must visit at Maginhawa Strip. side from the cool concept, they have delicious and affordable food with very accommodating staff. They have a ‘Puto Bumbong’ at ‘Bibingka’ stall outside this month also for a bit of Filipino Christmas food delight.
There were a lot of food for the adventurous and sweet tooth also. New (to me) were Lava Nitrogen Ice Cream and Simply Crepes booths.
There are food hubs which in Maginhawa Strip also that boasts of a diverse fare like StrEAT Food Park and Maginhawa 101 that have foodies rave as must visit and must try.
Went home with a Baymax balloon which was the popular pick along with Hello Kitty. So, that’s our Maginhawa Food, Music and Fashion Festival quick trip experience. Will definitely go back to experience more of the restaurants in their regular setting.