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Wolfgang Steakhouse opens 2nd PHL branch

STEAK LOVERS are in for a treat as the world-famous Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener opens its second branch in the country at the...

Bignay and duhat wines get the gourmet treatment

THE FRUIT trees in your backyard, or the ones lining the highways you cruise down during road trips apparently yield excellent wine. Bignay, duhat, and...

Fine dining on the high seas

SATIN NAPKINS, celadon plates, in a dining room separated by a stretch of sea, well away from everything you dislike about living on land....

A novel approach comes to restaurant pricing

LONDON — Like eating out on Mondays? You are in luck. One of London’s leading restaurants last week started pioneering a new pricing model based...

Amazon Café leaves the gas station

COFFEE and tea flavors that were previously accessible only to people on the road are now available in one of Manila’s biggest malls. In 2002,...

Finding salvation in a bowl of ramen

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter SALVATION FROM the woes of the world can be found in a bowl of noodles. Each country has its own...

Noche Buena in the city

FORGET about your diet even for a day (or two), after all, the traditional Noche Buena with our families, friends, and loved ones only...

The gift of food

WHO DOESN’T like a gift of food? Here are some places where one can score cakes, pastries, ice cream, or a holiday hamper or...

Mario’s: Not resting on its laurels

BAGUIO -- Pushing on its 50th year in business and having established itself as an institution with a captive clientele, it is easy for...

Potatoes in Paradise

POTATOES USA, the marketing organization of American potato growers, hosted the fifth “Potato Safari” from Nov. 6-9, and partnered with three restaurants in Boracay...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: At long last, the Fifth Avenue store opens...

NEW YORK -- A half-century after Audrey Hepburn starred in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the landmark New York jewelry store is making the title of...

Extreme dining in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — A van spirits 10 guests to a secret location in Shanghai, where they enter a nondescript industrial building as Richard Strauss’s theme...

Michelin expands restaurant guides as part of Asian growth push

MICHELIN, facing fierce competition from lower-cost Chinese tire makers as it expands in Asia, is counting on a little luxury splash from haute cuisine...

Why foodies should flock to San Francisco

MICHELIN has delivered some good news to the Bay Area. The restaurant bible announced the places that it has awarded one, two, and three stars...

Michelin 2018: San Franscisco chefs outshine New York’s

NEW YORK — New York has been usurped as America’s premiere gastronomic destination, at least in terms of the Michelin Guide’s celebrated three-star ranking. The...

Jollibee shuts China hot pot chain

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter JOLLIBEE FOODS Corp. is closing its 12 Hotpot restaurant chain in China, as it shifts its focus on building larger...

Manila Life Café: A modern twist on Filipino flavors

AFTER A quick walk through Runway Manila – the pedestrian bridge connecting the NAIA 3 airport terminal to Resorts World Manila – one sees...

The Hello Kitty Café: Enter for the ambiance, stay for the...

MORE THAN four decades since the public first met her, Hello Kitty – the anthropomorphic Japanese bobtail cat created by Yuko Shimizu – remains...

A taste of heaven on earth

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter QUICK. What are your dinner plans for Friday the 13th? Cancel them. Remove the bad luck associated with the day...

Benjarong: New location, new dishes, for an old favorite

DUSIT THANI MANILA’s popular Thai restaurant, Benjarong, is poised to open at its new location at the ground floor of the Makati Hotel and...

This restaurant is taking insects to the next level

THAILAND’S long been known for its street carts of deep-fried, heavily salted insects, often surrounded by tourists keen to crunch on a grasshopper for...

Applying Japan’s kodawari to a European restaurant

WHILE THE Japanese have made many contributions to world cuisine, few people realize the intangible contribution of kodawari, the Japanese concept of the relentless...

An elegant Chinese dining experience

THE PHILIPPINES, by virtue of hundreds of years spent trading with China, has never lacked restaurants serving good Chinese food from different culinary regions. A...

A taste of Northern China

WHILE MORE familiar Chinese regional cuisines boast of rich seafood owing to the proximity of places like Guangdong and Shanghai to the sea, Northern...

A slice of Provence, nine floors above the urban din

Where flowers bloom and the food is ravishing. WORDS  TEODORO Y. MONTELIBANO |  IMAGES  LANCER SALVA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuel8zarFs Going up Mirèio on the ninth floor of Raffles Makati...

Eating our way through Iloilo

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THE MOMENT we landed at the Iloilo International Airport, our tour guide welcomed us with a promise that we were...

How to spend the perfect weekend in Miami, without ever going...

By Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg NOBODY goes to Miami to stay inside. If you’re here on vacation, you’ve come to hit the beach or lounge by...