The Peninsula has mooncakes

THE PENINSULA Manila marks the mid-autumn harvest season with the treasured tradition of giving mooncakes. This year, customers can enjoy 10% savings for every 10 boxes of mini mooncakes ordered. Areas within Makati City also enjoy complimentary delivery service with every order of mooncakes. These handcrafted mooncakes come in Traditional Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk and Egg Custard flavors and are available as a selection of eight assorted mini mooncakes for P3,888 or an indulgent box of four mini Egg Custard mooncakes for P2,388. Orders can be placed online through PenChat while the limited edition Peninsula Mooncakes are still available by clicking on

Johnnie Walker marks 200th year with Black Label Origin series

MARKING its 200th year, Johnnie Walker introduces the Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series in partnership with Manila cocktail joint OTO. The limited edition collection celebrates the spirit of exploration and the many flavor profiles of Scotland. The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series features two blends: the Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin and the Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin. Each of the two blends are made exclusively using whiskies from the Speyside and Lowland regions of Scotland to bring out the primary flavor characteristics of those areas. Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin is a light and fruity whisky with hints of cut green apple and orchard fruit. Made exclusively from quality single malts from the Speyside region, it features whisky from the distilleries of Cardhu and Glendullan at its heart. Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin has a luxuriously sweet and creamy mouthfeel, with vanilla character and subtle notes of toffee. It is made exclusively from a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from the Lowlands, including distilleries of Glenkinchie and Cameronbridge.  The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series is available for P1,899  SRP per bottle exclusively at The Booze Shop ( There will be two Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series cocktails available in OTO for a month in September. The Take Over, The Breaks Over is made with Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin as the base, plus sherry port, pandan syrup, and citric adjusted tepach. Meanwhile, Good Times, Bad Times features Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin, corn tea, ripe mango, and palm sugar syrup. These special cocktails come as the second installment of OTO’s monthly collaboration concoctions, most of the proceeds from which will go to helping the Poblacion bar community. Each order will come with a 120ml cocktail and a free 60ml bottle of the base whisky used. More details will be announced soon; check out OTO’s Instagram page at for more details.

New cooking series US Pork, Eats the Best premieres on Youtube

CELEBRITY chef Rosebud Benitez shares a series of delectable dishes on US Pork, Eats the Best, the newest e-cooking series on her YouTube channel. Featuring US pork as themain ingredient of the recipes,  the first two episodes feature Ms. Benitez’ Pork Belly Casserole recipe, and US Pork Spareribs Sinigang (sour soup). Authentic US pork, stamped with the US Pork logo on its packaging, is available at all leading supermarkets nationwide. Subscribe to Chefmom Rosebud Benitez on YouTube.