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Rediscover Il Ponticello Cucina Italiana

October 21, 2014 in Bar & Restaurant, Casual Dining, Italian by eugene

Il Ponticello Cucina Italiana – rediscover this old favorite in Makati, with a gorgeous looking bar that sets a focal point of the restaurant and then there’s the spacious dining room with tasteful interiors and cozy booths, giving this right balance of comfort and classy vibe that I really like. But what impressed me the most was their food – simple Italian Cuisine done right and some dishes given a new spin and I’d say the execution was very much on point. We had a leisurely weekend brunch here that turned out to be a 4-hour feast – good food a lot of it and quality time with some amazing people.

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Happiness is when you see a gorgeous log of slow roasted pochetta / pork belly that’s generously seasoned with fennel and garlic, a nice crackle as you cut into it that’s good enough to have as your smartphone’s alert tone. That brunch was definitely a feast and all of the stuff we tried, I really liked.

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#MEATOURBLENDS at 8 Cuts – Badass Burgers and Comfort Food

October 9, 2014 in American, Casual Dining by eugene

BURGERS – perhaps one of the most universally liked comfort food of limitless possibilities, any number of patty blends, condiments and various other component, each one of us having a preference to what goes into our sandwich. Now put highly customizable options from the meat, the toppings and the sauce and a nice casual vibe to the place I think 8 Cuts Burger Blends take a little bit of everything that’s why it’s one of the more liked / successful burger joint in the metro. Recently they opened their 5th branch in Serendra and I went there for a little catch up lunch with A.

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On the table is their Double Cheeseburger, The Piggy of chuck and short rib patties with mozzarella and bacon jam and crisped up bacon strips, a plate of pimped up steak cut fries, and a glass of milkshake, perhaps one of the more preferred beverage pairing to this well-loved sandwich being next only to a nice pint of beer.

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What to Expect at Best Food Forward this Weekend

October 5, 2014 in Foodie News by eugene

It’s that time of year again and Best Food Forward will be held at the Rockwell Tent this weekend. A number of great food purveyors from home bakers to up-and-coming concepts that would excite even the most discerning taste buds. It’s their fourth year and this most awaited benefit food fair is back and will be held in an awesome venue that’s the Rockwell Tent.

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This is a preview of what to expect for the food fair this weekend and I’m more than happy to give you some recommendations. First on my list are the cheesecakes of Indulgence by Irene. Their cheesecakes are generally dense and very rich has a simple buttery graham crust that we all know and love and this is my favorite among her four variants, her UBE CHEESECAKE is to die for! Simply put it’s like Ube Jam in Cheesecake form. REALLY GOOD!

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