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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Filipino-Scottish Wedding Meant to be Devoured

An unfamiliar music was playing as I entered the hall. It wasn't a wedding, but I can sense some love in the air. Lights were dimmed, and series of video clips were being projected in one of the vacant walls of the room. The video was dramatic but appealing, and a large table - very large, actually, that could seat 30 people all together - was placed at the center of the room, adorned with certain uniqueness but wasn't intimidating at all. There was a bit sense of awkwardness in the air at first, but when everyone got to know one another, the  crisp air was filled with laughter and cheers - a sound meant to bind people together to enjoy a special occasion.


I dunno what has gotten in to my mind to be in an event like this. I don't usually get invites for this kind of sophisticated events, so every time I got into one, bet I'm pretty sure that people around me would feel the inconvenience in the way I move, in the way I talk. I'm just glad that I'm look quite well to be here.


Held at Commissary in White Space Events Place in Makati, along with a number of writers from different glossies, newspapers and popular websites, your Lafanggero was invited to a night of whisky-lechon degustation dinner with Glenfiddich's Southeast Asia brand ambassador Mr. Matthew Fergusson-Stewart.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chinese New Year at Manila Pavilion Hotel

We may be in the Philippines, and some of us may hate the Chinese for taking some of our precious islands, but when Chinese New Year hits the world, there's definitely one big and colorful celebration in every little Chinatown in the world to usher this new beginning.


And last Chinese New Year, February 19, since the government finally declared it as a special non-working holiday in the whole country, I went out to somehow celebrate this festive day with some friends. Guess where our feet took us? Yep, to the newly renovated Manila Pavilion Hotel!


This Chinese New Year, Manila Pavilion Hotel highlighted the sounding and colorful festivity of our fellow Filipino-Chinese through an Oriental buffet that features the most amazing and filling dishes of our Chinese friends.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Shakey’s Celebrates 40 Years with ‘1 to 40’ Meal Deal

For 40 years, Shakey's has been sharing to Filipino families their best tasting dishes from Salad, Pastas, Chicken, Soup, Mojos, Pizza and many more. And this year, as it celebrates its anniversary, Shakey's is giving all its guests exactly what they want.


This year, Shakey’s encourages guests to create their own meal through the Shakey’s 1 to 40 meal deal. Choose any three food items and one dessert or drink from a preset selection of Shakey’s bestsellers and put them together as your personalized meal of choice! All items included in the selection are good for four. Guests can choose from large thin crust servings of the brand’s 17 pizza flavors, family sized Chef, Caesar, Tuna Caesar, Greek and American Salad, Classic Spaghetti, and Carbonara Supreme Platters, Five-piece Buddy Pack Chicken ’N’ Mojos, Mojos Supreme, and 4 Solo servings of Hearty Italian, Chicken ’n’ Corn and Creamy Mushroom Soup all for Php 1,240.00.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

#MOASweetEats: Valentine's Day Made Sweeter with Made in Candy

How would you want your Valentine's Day? Or should I ask how would you like your Valentine's Day be remembered? Sweet, sweeter or sweetest? Come over at Made in Candy at SM Mall of Asia, and see what they prepared for this Love Month and for the #MOASweetEats!


Now, there's a new way to express you sweetest love to your special someone, coated with sweetness and designed with all of the loveliest thing, Made in Candy's Valentine's Rock series will surely melt everyone's heart.


This Season of Love, four exciting and really cute designs are created by Made in Candy for sweethearts and for everyone  to enjoy. Every bottle of Made in Candy's Valentine's Rock series is composed of four cute and lovely designs. There's the Heart, the Diamond, the XOXO and the Teddy Bear.

#MOASweetEats: Lovely Valentine's Treats from The Old Spaghetti House!

For those love birds who are still looking for a nice, lovely place where they could find spend their splendid evening with high-quality but affordable lovely meals on this enchanting Valentine's Day, well The Old Spaghetti House at SM Mall of Asia has prepared something nice that sweethearts could enjoy today.


I'm a believer of expressing love shouldn't be expensive, so knowing that there are these kind of restaurants who prepared something sweet and nice for couples who are on a tight budget sound really good and deserve such a promotion from foodies like me. Thanks for #MOASweetEats, these promos are made possible!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#MOAsweetEATS: Shrimp-y Goodness this Valentine's at Shrimp Shack

They say, "It's the thought that counts", but here at Shrimp Shack at SM Mall of Asia, lovely couples don't have to sacrifice their love and/or their money to get good-tasting yet affordable Valentine treats because here, Love Month mean Surf and Turf!


As the prime destination and biggest mall in Asia brings MOA Sweet Eats in preparation for Valentine's Day, participating food establishments have prepared delectable and lovely Valentine offerings that couples who are on a budget could enjoy. From a la carte to set menus, love birds this month can indulge on Shrimp Shack's mouth-watering dishes that will bind two loving hearts more.

Garlic Shrimp Scampi - Php245.00

For those people who are on to rice (just like me), Shrimp Shack is sharing their Surf & Turf and Surf & Surf meals that are truly filling and affordable. These set meals comes with two – yep, not one but TWO – cups of rice!

Monday, February 9, 2015

From Lucia with Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and with restaurants, hotel and some other romantic spots already booked, do you still know a place where you and your loved one could enjoy this romantic day? Well, if you have some budget and ready to indulge on to some Italian romance, Lucia Ristorante at Hotel Celeste in Makati City has prepared something for lovers that they could really enjoy!

Sweet Spot, available on February 14 only

For a fair price of Php1,800+ (good for two), Lucia Ristorante has put up an incredible dinner date offering that is just so hard to resist. Consist of 4 heart-warming and tummy-filling Italian dishes, this Valentine promo comes with  live piano acoustic and a complimentary glass of Prosecco sparkling Italian wine that you could share on during your date.

Executive Chef Davide Lombardi

Available beginning February 12 until February 15, this sparkling Valentine is prepared exclusively for the occasion by Executive Chef Davide Lombardi. For those who are coming on the exact Valentine's Day, February 14, a sweet spot will be prepared for lovebirds to indulge on assorted dipping fruits, pretzels, and aphrodisiacs like fondue-covered strawberries, marshmallows, and petite biscuits. Find what the future holds for you through their personalized Fortune Chocolate Bowl.
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