Chef Yana Gilbuena Serves, “SALO”, a Filipino-Inspired Pop-up Series

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Driven by a desire to spread the flavors of the Philippines, Chef Yana Gilbuena established the SALO Series, kamayan-style dining pop-up dinners that has travelled the 50 states of America. “Kamayan” is Filipino for dining with your bare hands, and Gilbuena’s goal is to serve delectable Filipino dishes to Filipino-Americans, Asians, and practically anyone else who eats.

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7th Philippine Harvest Meets Sabores de Espana

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“The 7th edition of the Philippine Harvest is another opportunity to appreciate the finest flavors and ingredients from the Philippines and Spain, as well as recognize the men and women behind them,” said Mr. Anthony Huang, President of SSI Group Inc. “As we continue to provide lifestyle offerings to our consumers, we at SSI are proud to partner with the Department of Agriculture and the Embassy of Spain in Manila to offer an exciting gastronomic experience with an explosion of flavors from the Philippines and Spain.”

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Marco Polo Manila rated 5-stars by Forbes Travel Guide, 2nd time in a row!!!

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At Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, embrace Asian warmth with a blend of Western comfort will ultimately give meaning to guests’ travel experience. Luxury is all in the details as expressed through the tasteful selection of art pieces, rich layered finish and unique textures, muted neutral tones, chic interiors and fine furniture that are interpreted in a timeless design concept to create a serene and intimate atmosphere.  It is a unique concept that perfectly blends modernity and nobility through design.  Certainly, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila will appeal to the new-age traveller, on business or leisure, who appreciates elegant design, avant-garde food & beverage offerings, sophisticated style, modern comforts and essentially the impeccable service accorded to them.

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The Peninsula Manila, Valentine’s Day 2018

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Love is celebrated 365 days a year, but The Peninsula Manila wants the fire to burn extra bright on Valentine’s Day as it helps set the mood for couples to express their amour while indulging in romantic delights that range from spending the night sipping wine in beautiful guestrooms, delighting in intimate dinners in Old Manila, The Lobby, Escolta or Spices, luxuriating in relaxing massages with a loved one at The Peninsula Spa, nibbling on sweet delights at The Peninsula Boutique or showering that special someone with blooms from The Flower Shop.

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CCA Manila – ICDE, Cooking Class with Michelin Star Chef Thierry Drapeau

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For a special, limited-group engagement – and for the first time in the Philippines – lucky enough to catch Chef Drapeau during his hands-on French cooking class last January 23 at CCA Makati Grand Kitchen. There was likewise a must-experience exquisite Michelin-star level 4 course with French Masterchef Marc Toutain on January 24 the same culinary school.

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The Peninsula Manila, Spices Under the Stars 2018

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Spices restaurant’s little pocket garden might just be the best kept secret in the city. It is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a place where one can be delighted by starlit skies (at least those not drowned out by bright city lights), exquisite meals under the trees and the caress of the cool breeze (while it lasts) against one’s skin. The al fresco experience of Spices Under the Stars allows you to sit back and connect with all your senses as you dine under the open skies and enjoy a feast of classic and contemporary Thai specialties prepared by Spices Thai Specialty Chef Phaithoon Atthasarn.

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