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INTERNATIONAL ADOBO DAY COOK, SHARE & UPLOAD

INTERNATIONAL ADOBO DAY COOK, SHARE & UPLOAD

Unite with Filipinos all over the world for International Adobo Day--let us all cook, share, and upload now! Send your photos to adoboday@filipinofoodnetwork.com. :) SUBO, MGA KAPATID!

WE DECLARE JUNE 12 AS INTERNATIONAL ADOBO DAY!

WE DECLARE JUNE 12 AS INTERNATIONAL ADOBO DAY!

Don't deprive the world of our unique culture, especially of Filipino food! Let us all unite with an Adobo Compact! How? ON JUNE 12, LET'S COOK, SHARE, and UPLOAD! - COOK your own version of adobo - SHARE it with fellow Pinoys and other nationalities, and then take a picture - UPLOAD and email it to info@filipinofoodnetwork.com We will feature your pics here on our FB page as a testament to the Adobo Compact! Join us, and join the whole world on International Adobo Day!

Cuisinero (Pilot Episode)

Cuisinero (Pilot Episode)

Let Chef J Domingo show you how to celebrate the blessings come harvest time by whipping up the tastiest dishes from farm to plate. Nothing is wasted or taken for granted here, as all ingredients are given equal importance. What this cooking show will make you realize is that farmers are unsung heroes, toiling day and night to feed not just their family, but the great human family that inhabits the earth.

Tales From The Food Zone (Pilot Episode)

Tales From The Food Zone (Pilot Episode)

From the creators of Tales From The Friend Zone comes the cooking show of the ages--Tales From the Food Zone! This is dedicated to all who have been friend-zoned, and the millions of Abangers out there. Remember, there is hope. You may not have Ramon Bautista's dashing good looks, but you can learn how to cook. And the way to a woman's heart is sometimes the road less traveled--through her innards. So enough talk, and let Ramon lead the way!

In the Mood for Food with Ara (Pilot Episode)

In the Mood for Food with Ara (Pilot Episode)

Life is filled with different stories all pointing to the human drama--whether it be about love, family, or friendship. In The Mood For Food with Ara Mina gives you the best of these stories tied together with simple-to-follow cooking demos. Watch how Ara's life unfolds and how she cooks her way through the hearts of the people in her life.

Sawsawan (Pilot Episode)

Sawsawan (Pilot Episode)

What is the one thing that HAS to be on the table of every Filipino household during mealtime? You guessed it--sawsawan! See, what's nilaga without patis, what's chicharon without vinegar? And there are so many different types of sawsawan that if you want to learn them all, you've got to watch the cooking show that's all about that ubiquitous Filipino dip--Sawsawan.

What is Filipino Food Network.com?

What is Filipino Food Network.com?

Teaser video featuring Chef Gino Gonzalez, Chef China Cojuangco, Chef J Domingo, Ara Mina, Sam Oh, Ramon Bautista, RA Rivera, and food blogger Spanky Enriquez.

What Is The Future of Filipino Food?

What Is The Future of Filipino Food?

Filipino Food Network.com chefs and hosts give their answers to this burning question.

Lutong Bahay with Chef Mitchie Sison

Lutong Bahay with Chef Mitchie Sison

Let Chef Mitchie Sison share time-honored dishes from family cooks. Learn the basics of Filipino home cooking only here on Lutong Bahay.

PINOY HOME COOK VIDEOS! Video #1: My Lola's Arroz Valenciana

PINOY HOME COOK VIDEOS! Video #1: My Lola's Arroz Valenciana

Love to cook at home for family and friends? Love to watch cooking shows? Then we'd like to see YOU cook here on Pinoy Home Cook Videos! Simply record yourself with a camera making a special dish that you'd like to share with the world. You can appear in it as the host, or not. You can record a voice over for it, or not. Whatever works for you works for us, as long as you cook a Filipino dish. If it's a classic, give it your own twist. Or invent your own. Then, upload your video on YouTube and send us the link. If you already have an existing cooking video on YouTube, go ahead and send us the link. We will screen the entries and pick the ones that will go on the show. Not everyone will get in, so make it good!  There will be two cooking videos for every episode. At the end of the show's season, we will pick one winner who will get a special prize and the chance to be featured on Filipino Food Network.com.    

HOT OFF THE GRILL

Enjoy Watami’s yummy yakiniku.

yakiniku

Watami’s latest five Yakiniku dishes are sure to delight diners.

A Japanese term which means grilled meat dishes, Yakiniku is similar in concept to the “barbecue” in the Western world.  It was associated with Korean cuisine during the early Showa period. Today, it is commonly used to refer to a Japanese style of cooking where meat and vegetables are cooked over flame of wood charcoals or gas or electric grill.

“We are proud to launch the newest additions to our evolving menu –our five Yakiniku sets are prepared fresh and grilled over tabletop stoves,” says Ms. Lisa Ronquillo, AVP-Marketing.  “We know how Filipinos love grilled dishes. Some bond and celebrate over backyard barbeques. Watami offers that chance of bonding indoors,” she adds

Enjoy the tender and succulent Pork Belly (Php 225/150 grams).  Watami’s grilling technique is sure to bring out the beautiful, soft meat that pork belly is known for.  Or choose to order the Beef Chuck Eye Roll (Php 245/150 grams) that hit the spot for beef lovers.  The pork and beef are first bathed in Watami’s signature Yakiniku sauce, a harmonious mixture of flavors found in garlic, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds and spring onions.

And for a more decadent experience, one can indulge in their Self-Grilled Short Ribs (Php 395/100g), Sirloin (Php 395/100 grams) or Angus Rib Eye (Php 495/100 grams) Yakiniku dishes.

All  premium cuts of meat are grilled to perfection and served with the exclusive Yakiniku sauce, both spicy and regular. Itadakimasu! (Let’s eat!)

Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is located at 2/LVeranda/Bayside section, Mall of Asia and Level 6 East Wing Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City.

 

RIBS TO ROCK YOUR DAY

Village Tavern offers new ribs in town.

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Tijuana Style ribs at Village Tavern

Aside from the famous salads, crab cakes, flatbreads and other entrees, there are two more succulent reasons to drop by Village Tavern and sink your teeth into their classic American ribs. The New Ribs in Town promo (until June 2015 only) offers ribs in two new flavors, perfectly grilled to your liking plus two choices of your favorite side dishes.

Start with something flavorful and a little spicy–Tijuana Style Ribs, the perfect way to end your cravings for something hot and heavy and on the Tex-Mex side. The smokey baby back ribs are topped with jalapenos, cilantro and chipotle peppers then basted with special herbs and grilled to seal in the flavors. If you want more traditionally BBQ-flavored cuts, the Kentucky Style Ribs is the right option for you. These bourbon-based ribs are smoked, basted with Village Tavern’s signature barbeque sauce and whiskey for that rich, lip-smacking taste.

Village Tavern has seven scrumptious choices of side dishes that include rice pilaf, cilantro rice, French fries, sweet potato fries, Mexican beans, corned pico or mashed potatoes.

Two new flavors of baby back ribs are big in taste and bold in flavor await you at Village Tavern at the 2nd level, Bonifacio High Street Central.

To know more about Village Tavern, like their facebook page– VillageTavern Philippines or you may call 6213245.

TURON: A WELCOME MAKEOVER

Siklab turns turon into a die-for delight.

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Filipinos love turon—a  sweet saba banana treat that has made a long journey from the streets to dining places.

Just when you thought turon couldn’t get any more exciting, Siklab, The Bistro Group’s Filipino restaurant, gave it a contemporary and unique twist.  It’s called “Turon 2.0”—a stylized version of the ‘street snack’ we all love.

This version is like a banana compote with langka and macapuno fillings, topped with homemade banana and ube ice cream and served in homemade caramelized sugar snap cones. Snacking into this ingenious creation is probably one of the coolest ways to end a meal or cool off anytime, any day.

Siklab, which literally means “to catch fire” or “burst into flames,” is at the third level of Greenbelt 3. The Chicken Barbecue loved for its signature basting sauce, is a signature dish.  Other must tries include Crispy Dinuguan, Kare Kare, Tuna Panga, Pinakbet and Pork Barbecue .

All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients that are truly Filipino and are the perfect prelude to Turon 2.0—Siklab’s sweet little secret treat.

Like Siklab’s Facebook page and follow it on Twitter and Instagram pages @SiklabPh

MURRAY AND D’VINE JOINS BISTRO FAMILY

Popular BGC Bar, Murray and D’vine , is now part of the Bistro Group.

The Bistro Group, a trailblazer in the local restaurant scene and a pioneer in the casual dining segment, has recently acquired Murray and D’Vine, a popular bar located at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City.  The company will take over the operations, management and general supervision, including day-to-day operations.

The entry of Murray and D’Vine brings to 12 the restaurants under The Bistro Group. To date, it owns and operates TGIFriday’s, Italianni’s, Fish  & Co, Bulgogi Brothers, Modern Shanghai, Watami, Tonkatsu by Terazawa, Siklab, Krazy Garlik, Village Tavern and Buffalo Wild Wings.  It also operates The Bistro Academy that offers culinary and hospitality industry courses.

Murray and D’Vine has a strong following among the local folk as well as expats because of its cozy and casual atmosphere, American comfort food, a wide selection of cocktails, beers and wines with music of the ‘80s as well as 2000 hits to complete the ambiance, making it a great place to relax and unwind.

And The Bistro Group plans to build on the success of  Murray and D’Vine by intensifying its promotions and bar activities. Currently, there is an ongoing Happy Hour Promotion dubbed “Drink Down Before 7 PM,” offering a 30% discount on local beers, a 20% discount on liquors and cocktails for only Php 98.  Soon, there will be other promos to cater to a wider market base, as well as inclusion in The Bistro Group’s well-patronized Premiere Card.

“We are excited with the entry of Murray and D’Vine, the first bar under the Bistro Group. The way that past management handled their customers and employees really makes it easier for us to inject the Bistro Group’s management style and service to Murray and D’Vine. We believe in the brand and would like to use Bistro’s time-tested formula of offering the best food, service and value for money that our guests have come to love,” says Paul Manuud, COO of The Bistro Group.

START YOUR DAY WITH A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST

With Italianni’s new offerings, you would not want to skip breakfast.

Wake up to delicious mornings and free coffee with Italianni’s irresistible breakfast delights.

Available at the restaurant’s Greenbelt and Bonifacio High Street branches from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the new dishes are Bistro Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood’s way of delighting early birds. And you can enjoy all these with free coffee, all the more to perk up your day!

Italiannis-Baked-Ham-and-Cheese-Bread-Bowl

Simple but scrumptious, the Baked Ham and Cheese Bread Bowl is the perfect morning starter-  strips of cured ham and sliced shitake mushroom in warm cheese sauce topped with a sunny-side up egg and served in a freshly baked bread bowl.

Love the Country-style Chorizo & Beans, an old-fashioned Italian breakfast and a filling meal that’s savory, salty, and sweet. It has chorizo and beans topped with two eggs then baked to perfection and served with grilled Tuscan bread.

Meanwhile, Chef Boutwood puts his own gourmet spin to the classic hash brown, bacon and egg combo with the Three Cheese Potato Rosti Cups. The dish features warm potato rosti filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and taleggio cheeses and finished off with egg and crispy bacon strips, then served with French toast on the side.

To know more about Italianni’s,  visit italianni’s.com.ph..

MAKE IT RUSTIC!

Richmonde Café’s Country Garden Luncheon is sure to delight Moms.

garden-luncheon1Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe – Antipasto spread

Every mother deserves nothing but the best so for her special day, Richmonde Café whips up an exquisite menu crafted to celebrate and recognize all that she has done for us. From spring bouquets and summer salads, to succulent ribs and scrumptious cakes, nothing shouts “I love you, Mom!” more than a wholesome feast with the entire family.

On May 10, 2015, bring the entire family to Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Richmonde Café to relish a charming international fare dedicated to all Mothers. The Café spoils Mom further with an exclusive 3 + 1 deal. This means for every three guests paying the regular rate, mom gets to be the boss and eats absolutely FREE!

garden-chickenMom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe – Lemon Chicken

Delight in a bountiful spread that reminds you of rustic afternoons spent in your childhood backyard – set the mood right with antipasto and soup such as House Cured Salmon Gravlax with Shredded Red Onions and Capers; Tabouleh Salad; Seafood Pasta Salad among others.

Indulge in mouthwatering spoonfuls of classic comfort chows like Lemon Chicken with Artichokes; Vegetable Lasagna with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto or Roast Prime of Rib with Horseradish Cream & Au Jus. Do not forget to try various dishes from the show kitchen as well – from pasta treats to fried dishes and grilled items. Lastly, give in to the sugar rush with samplings of Hot Apple and Nuts Crumble, Baklava Parcels, Opera Slices, assorted Cupcakes and Cake Pops.

dessertMom’s Country Garden Luncheon at Richmonde Cafe – Dessert station

Mom’s Country Garden Luncheon is available on May 10, 2015 for Php 995nett.  For inquiries and reservations, call 638-7777.

PAMPERING MOMS

Luxurious gifts await all MOMS at Marriott Manila

 pampering-momsMoms are sure to fall in love with the sumptuous offerings at Marriott Café’s Interactive Grilling Station

To pamper moms on Mother’s Day, Marriott Manila puts together a wish list of luxurious gifts to spoil mom on her special day. Take a peek at the wondrous treats only for Moms:

  1. Treat her to an unforgettable Sunday Brunch for Php 2,800 complete with free flowing sparkling wine or a dinner buffet for Php 2,650 at Marriott Café on May 10.
  2.  Surprise her to a lavish getaway for two from May 8 to 12, 2015 at Php 15,000++ inclusive of overnight stay in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two and Php 3,000 credit in Quan Spa and Cru Steakhouse.
  3.  Premium giveaways are up for grabs such as gold South Sea pearl set in 18 karat yellow gold from Jewelmer, Tory Burch super chic lippies, designer shades from Oakley, posh nail art services by Extraordinail and 3-course dinner at Cru Steakhouse.
  4. Fanciful buffet experience at Marriott Café with the entire family–enjoy a vast selection including popular dishes such as U.S rib eye, maple turkey, Bourbon baby back ribs and lamb salpicao, Other options include organic salad station, sushi rolled to order, interactive teppanyaki station and the famed chocolate room and dessert bar
  5. The homemade gelato, decadent desserts and chocolate goodies are the perfect ending to a celebratory brunch. Kids approved selections are also spread throughout the buffet such as pizza, pasta and truffle mac & cheese. Adding more fun, little ones will surely be delighted in making mocktails for their mommies.
  6. This special day is priceless. That is why each family will be given a souvenir photo to take home memories.

.For inquiries and reservations on Mother’s Day offerings, call (02)9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com.

ROYAL TREATS FOR QUEEN MOMS

King sue prepares special recipes to make MOMS feel like royalty.

king-momHungarian Sausage Creamy Salad, made especially for Mom

Let’s honor the special woman in our lives, Mom. Surprise her with some home-cooked goodness.  Take over the kitchen for a change. King Sue suggests some treats for her that can be done right in the comfort of your home

The delicious dishes are easy to prepare.  If your mom loves pasta, there’s the meaty King Sue Salami Lasagna; if she likes macaroni, King Sue Macaroni Overload packed with bacon and bits of deli-burger is a palate pleaser. King Sue Hungarian Sausage Creamy Salad  is another dish that would delight her and the whole family. Indeed, mothers are the queens of our homes and  our hearts. King Sue believes that she deserves the royal treatment.

KING SUE SALAMI LASAGNA

Ingredients:

3 tbsps.  olive oil

3 cloves garlic

1 med.- size white onions, minced

1 can tomato puree

1 tbsp. sugar

1tsp. dried basil

250 gms. King Sue Salami

1 pack cream cheese

1 pack all purpose cream

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup mozzarella cheese

6 pc. lasagna noodles, cooked

Procedure:

  1. Saute the garlic and onions in oil.  Add the tomato puree and season with dried basil and salt and pepper.  Adjust the taste with sugar.
  2. Simmer the tomato sauce and set aside.
  3. Cream together the cream cheese and all purpose cream.  Mix until combined.
  4. Layer the noodles, salami, tomato sauce and the cream cheese sauce. Repeat the procedure.
  5. 5.      On the last layer, top with grated cheese then microwave for 2 minutes in high or until the cheese is melted.

 

KING SUE MACARONI OVERLOAD

Ingredients:

450 gms.  elbow macaroni, cooked & drained

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 med.- white onion, chopped

250 gms. King Sue Deliburger

250 gms. King Sue Sliced bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)

1 big can tomato puree

1 all-purpose cream

2 cups easy-melt cheddar cheese, grated

Procedure:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until done and crispy.  Remove and sauté onions and garlic in the drippings.
  2. Add the burger/beef  and cook until done.
  3. Add in the tomato puree and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Add in the all-purpose cream, Simmer for a few seconds
  5. Toss in the cooked pasta.
  6. Reduce the heat. Stir in bacon.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover until cheese is melted, about 3 -5 minutes. Serve.

 

KING SUE HUNGARIAN SAUSAGE CREAMY SALAD

Ingredients:

280 gms. King Sue Hungarian Sausage, cooked & sliced

300 gms. marble potatoes boiled & halves

2 med.- onions, thinly sliced (caramelized is an option)

Dressing:

1 tsp. garlic, minced

1 eggyolk

¼ cup vegetable oil

salt & pepper

lemon juice

2 tbsps.  Dijon mustard

2 tbsps. cream

parmesan cheese

Procedure for the dressing:

  1. Beat the garlic with egg yolk.
  2. Pour in vegetable oil
  3. Add the mustard and cream
  4. Then season with salt and pepper

For the Salad:

  1. Toss everything into the dressing and sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Cover with cling wrap. Chill until ready to serve.

King Sue products are available at leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide

“TO MOMMY WITH LOVE”

All Moms deserve special treats at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel.

mom-richemondTo Mommy, With Love Mother’s Day Buffets at Eastwood Cafe

On Mother’s Day, moms take the center stage at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel as we celebrate the day for our very own Wonder Woman with a special buffet entitled “To Mommy, With Love.” She will definitely feel the care and affection especially when she gets her meal on the house with Eastwood Café’s 4+1 deal where for every four guests paying the regular buffet rate, Mom eats absolutely free!

Savor dishes that remind you of Mom’s trademark home-cooked with Pinoy favorites from appetizers and soups, such as Crispy Tawilis, Spicy Sisig Pampanga, Ensaladang Pinoy, Bulalong Baka and Chicken Lomi ng Batangas, to classics like Beef Oxtail Kare-Kare, Baked Filipino-Style Chicken Barbecue and Seafood in Creamy Salmon Sauce. Elevate the dining experience with a serving of Roasted Chuck Eye Beef served with Mushroom Sauce, Red Wine Sauce and Potato Wedges. Of course, no buffet experience is complete without a fix of pasta, Mongolian bowls, tempura and barbecue. Lastly, indulge in a finale of sweet treats like Cassava Cake, Leche Flan, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Mocha Éclair, Mango Short Cake and the café’s signature Richmonde Chocolate Cake.

mom-dessertPinoy dessert treats Mom will love at the dessert station

To Mommy, With Love Mother’s Day Buffet at the Eastwood Café is only Php 880nett per person. Children 6 to 12 years old get 50% discount and children 5 and below eat for free. This Mother’s Day offering is available on May 10, 2015 at the Sunday Lunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and at the Sunday Dinner Buffet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..

For inquiries and reservations, please call 570-7777. Eastwood Cafe is located at the lobby of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan Quezon City.

FOR MOM’S SPECIAL DAY

mom-specialThe Paris Eiffel Tower dessert for Mom

Give Mom a double treat at l’entrecote Corner Bistro (Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center Unit A Bellagio 2, Bonifacio Global City).

Order the new house specialty L’entrecote Double, a 12-ounce Certified Angus Sirloin Steak topped with Secret Herb Butter Sauce and unlimited Fresh Fries and get a free ‘The Paris Eiffel Tower’ dessert, Meringue Tartlets filled with Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberry, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and Dashed with Roasted Almonds. This towering sweet creation is good for two.

If you dine with a minimum of four people, you also receive an additional Gift Certificate for a free bottle of Tyrell’s Brut Sparkling Wine worth Php1,220 for your next visit at l’entrecote.

For reservations, call 856-4858 or 836-2764.

 

A SALUTE TO MOM

Treat your Mom to something unique on Mother’s Day and beyond!

salute-momAfternoon Tea at Chateau 1771 made especially for Moms.

Show Mom you truly care on Mother’s Day and thereafter. A visit to Chateau 1771 will enable you to do just that for on Mom’s special day, the resto will provide you with Afternoon Tea gift vouchers to be used on your next visit with Mom.

The Afternoon Tea is a delightful taste of Chef Vicky Pacheco’s popular “No Borders Cuisine,” an exquisite innovation on much-loved Swiss, Italian and French favorites. Each tea is an exciting surprise for it changes daily, thus allowing the chef to exercise his creativity and work on the day’s freshest ingredients.

Some of the dishes are Seared Beef Tenderloin with Cornichon Canape, Salmon Gravlax on Mini Pancakes and Blueberry Scones. Enjoy the treats with La Maison du The’ Tea or Vittoria French Press coffee. Add a little extra and have a “Champagne Afternoon Tea” by opening the feast with a glass of fine champagne or sparkling wine.

Café 1771 is open just on Mother’s Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners are given a brunch treat of Ebelskivevers, a beloved delicacy from Denmark—puffy circular pancakes cum popovers filled with cheese, jam or chocolate.

Chateau 1771 is at Greenbelt 5; call 729-9760 for reservations; Café 1771 is at El Pueblo, Ortigas Center, call 631-7340 for more details.

A DELICIOUS SUMMER FOR TEENS

Teens 13 years-old and up can look forward to “Flavors of the World – A Teens Cooking and Baking Camp” on April 27, 28, 29 and 30, Monday to Thursday, 9a.m. to 2p.m. at The Maya Kitchen. The class fee is Php 7,000 including ingredients, apron, toque and certificate.

Instructor Chef Crista Mendiola will take aspiring teen chefs to a culinary trip around the world in her course that will touch on the cuisines of Japan, Spain, Italy and France.

On the first day, students will be taught kitchen basics on safety, hygiene, food handling and storage, equipment, cooking and baking terms and the like. The course will then proceed to Japan to learn how to cook California Rolls and Temaki, Tempura, Chicken Karaage and Chahan.

It is off to Spain on day two with Tortilla Española, Buñuelos de Chorizo, Iberian Chicken and Paella. Recipes from Italy and France are on day three with Pizza, Calzone, Beignets and Eclairs.

The last day is the chance for the students to show off what they learned in a “Bake Off.” They will do ‘No-Churn’ Ice Cream and Ice Cream Sundae, Rainbow Cake and Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting plus Fondant-Frosted Sugar Cookies.

For more information on this and on other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com, e-mail: contactus@themayakitchen.com  or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8/F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 892-1185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.

FFN: CELEBRATE SUMMER

Pizza and Pasta Perfection

Indulge in two all-time favorites in one delicious meal!

margeritaMargherita Pasta and Peperoncino-Chorizo Pizza, a match made in Italy

Italianni’s introduces a new way to lunch with its latest offering that combines two all-time favorites – pizza and pasta – in one delicious meal. Pizza and Pasta Perfection features three group lunch sets available during weekday at all its branches for an affordable price of Php 895!

Shareable among three to four persons, each lunch set comes with a big platter of freshly made, Italian-style pasta and one whole pizza made upon order using hand-tossed dough topped with  choice ingredients.

Take your pick from Quattro Formaggio Pizza & Spaghetti Bolognese, two traditional classics with gorgonzola, goat cheese, mozzarella and taleggio for its pizza, and a rich tomato and meat sauce for its pasta; Margherita Pizza & Peperoncino and Chorizo, a match made in Italy with a pizza topped with tomato sauce, basil, mozzarella cheese, taleggio and goat cheese, and spaghetti pasta tossed in olive oil, bacon, chorizo and olives; Tropicale Pizza & Spaghetti del Pastel, features a pizza sprinkled with bacon, pine ham, pineapple, mozzarella and goat cheese, and a pasta dish sautéed in garlic, bell peppers, mushroom and smoked salmon in marinara cream sauce. All sets can be paired with a refreshing Dalandan Decanter which serves three, for only Php 115.

Last March, Italianni’s Greenbelt’s launched its patio bar, a chill place for guests who wish to stay longer and hang out after an enjoyable meal. The patio will be converted into a bar at night where customers may order drinks and bar plates. Enjoy a 50 percent discount on select wines, a 2+1 offer on draft beer, free cheese sampler and new drinks and bar plates.

Italianni’s restaurants are located in Alabang Town Center; Bonifacio High Street, Eastwood, Glorietta 4 Ayala Makati; Greenbelt 2 Ayala Makati; Marquee Mall, Pampanga; Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna; Robinsons Place Midtown; SM Mall of Asia, Lucky Chinatown, Shangri-La, and Trinoma Mall, Quezon City; Abreeza Mall Davao; Ayala Center Cebu, Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro. Visit www.italiannis.com.ph for more details.

FFN: CELEBRATE SUMMER

HAVE A GREAT MIDDAY FUN, JOIN THE LUNCH KRAZE

Everybody’s having fun at Krazy Garlik’s super lunch deals.

lunch-kraze

BBQ Ribs & Garlichoy served with rice

For only P295, choose from four bestseller garlic-based dishes that bring crazy fun to your lunch at Krazy Garlik.

Start off with the 40 Kloves Chicken & Garlichoy—juicy chicken marinated in Krazy Garlik’s original garlic cream sauce, slowly simmered in 40 cloves of garlic for that extra garlicky power.  If you want something on the sweet side, go for the Honey Fried Chicken & Garlichoy, enjoy the awesome goodness of perfectly fried chicken with a  rich and creamy gravy and loads of garlic topping.

Want something meatier? Opt for the chunky and succulent BBQ Ribs & Garlichoy, or if your palate is for an all-Pinoy dish, you’d  love a plate of delicious Pork Rib Adobo & Garlichoy.

All four dishes come with  Garlic-Bokchoy and rice.

Krazy Garlik’s Lunch Kraze is available  at Greenbelt 5, Level 2; Newport Mall, Level 2;  Alabang Town Center, Level 1 Town Plaza and  Promenade Greenhills, Level 2 New Wing; visit  website:krazygarlik.com.ph for more details.

FFN: MEATLESS MEALS

TUNA PIE TRIO IS BACK!

Enjoy once again, the much-loved Jollibee Tuna Pie in three’s.

The Jollibee Tuna Pie is back and it now comes in a convenient pack of threes! The irresistible goodness of the Jollibee Tuna Pie’s crisp-flaky crust, generously filled with creamy and chunky tuna, gets everyone craving for more and it is with joy that Jollibee announces the Tuna Pie’s new trio pack offering.

The Tuna Pie Trio is the perfect snack to enjoy with family and friends, and is also ideal for road trip munchies and lazy afternoon hangouts. Whatever the reason is, everyone can now enjoy their favorite Tuna Pie in its new trio pack, available for only P115, and solo for P40. Grab the delightful treat at all Jollibee branches nationwide, for a limited time only.

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Everyone’s favorite tuna pie is back and can now be enjoyed in threes.

 

READY FOR SUMMER

Opt for easy meals for the Sun Season.

King-Sue-Ham-and-Egg-sandwich

King Sue, the iconic ham, has been a constantly on the Filipinos’ dining tables. For the 2015 Sun Season, it presents more of its hams, sausages and bacon that are great for pasta, salads and sandwiches, the choices for quick summer meals. Here are meal preps how-to’s intended to encourage family members to help in the kitchen.

  1. Get your kids to try rolled ham sandwiches–simply knead the slice of bread flat and roll with slices of cheese and ham.  Fry and slice them into bite sizes for tasty mouth-poppers.
  2. Add some diced ham, sour cream or mayonnaise, then assemble them atop your favorite saltine biscuit and sprinkle over some herbs (thinly chopped parsley, mint or even spring onions).
  3. For your homemade pizza toppings, include King Sue bacon, sausage slices and  diced ham.
  4. A pita pocket or a taco shell will be delicious when filled with salsa, cucumber-lettuce slices, pico de gallo, melted cheese and ham slices.
  5. Mix julienned carrots, cucumber and King Sue ham with rice noodles (blanched) and rolled over with thin wraps is also a good fresh spring roll recipe.
  6. Make some fruit and ham skewers, ham and cheese and BLT sandwiches for a summer picnic.

How about that favorite Filipino tradition of grilling and barbecuing  food on the beach to truly feel that summer vibe? Grill an assortment of hot dogs, bacon, sausages and more. Pair the hearty BBQ goodies with a nice cold fruit shake for the kids or a bottle of beer for the adults and you have yourself a perfect summer day. If you don’t have time to go to the beach, enjoy the BBQ day at home in your garden or patio.

King Sue products are available at leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.  Check out  www.kingsue.com or call 881-0530 364-5430 376-6441 for inquiries and orders.

FFN: HAIL THE GRADUATES!

GRADUATES GET A “FREE” STEAK TREAT

Outback Steakhouse honors the 2015 graduates with great steak meals.

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Graduates can avail of this succulent steak for free at Outback.

As a salute to the graduates of 2015, Outback Steakhouse is giving free Outback Special Steaks (6oz) to for a minimum single receipt purchase of Php1,500 until April 30, 2015.

Outback offers a great dining experience where family and friends share happy memories over great food. “Graduation is a time of rejoicing and thanksgiving and Outback salutes the graduates and their parents for a job well done. Such a milestone deserves a topnotch dining experience, one that Outback can give,” says Dona Fernandez, marketing manager.

Some of the restaurant’s bestsellers include their famous steaks (Seasoned and Seared Prime Rib, Ribeye, New York Strip, Outback Special and Victoria’s Filet) and must-try signature dishes such as Alice Springs Chicken, Typhoon Burger, Baby Back Ribs, Typhoon Bloom, Kookaburra Wings and Chocolate Thunder from down Under (for dessert) among others. Dishes are generously portioned, boldly flavored and freshly cooked–truly fit for a grand graduation banquet.

Valid for dine-in guests only, guests are advised to call for reservations and present a school ID or any support document (such as graduation certificate) upon ordering.

Contact Outback Steakhouse at the following numbers:  Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City (772-1844); Glorietta 4 Ayala Center, Makati City (729-8458); E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. Acropolis, Quezon City (634-3801); Blue Bay Walk Metropolitan Ave. Pasay City (893-1026).

SUMMER SALADS

Enjoy fresh and crisp Pinoy salads at Sentro 1771.

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Beef Tapa Salad

Go healthy and fit this summer at Sentro 1771. Exec. Chef Vicky Pacheco  has prepared a variety of fresh and flavorful salads with a modern Filipino twist.

Cheese lovers will be delighted with the Tomato-Kesong Puti Salad (Php 320) – tomatoes topped with kesong puti and drizzled with a unique tomato-Philippine anchovy dressing. It is served on a bed of lettuce and deep-fried kesong puti balls. Share it as a refreshing starter, or eat it solo as a meal in itself.

A personal favorite of Chef Vicky is the Beef Tapa Salad (Php 180) – a mix of green ice lettuce, tuyo vinaigrette, air-dried beef tapa, onions and tomatoes.

Mangoes turn into a unique salad dish: Green Mango Salad (Php 220) – green mangoes, tomatoes, onions, cucumber and salted duck egg, topped with dried fish brittle, muscovado-soy dressing and bagoong.

Treat yourself and your loved ones with Sentro 1771′s refreshing and healthy Pinoy summer salads. Visit Sentro at Greenbelt 3 (735-3938), Serendra, BGC (856-0581) and Capitol Commons, Pasig (941-8277).

BUSINESS LUNCH TO FALL IN LOVE WITH

Here are midday meals you’ll look forward to

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For the busy executive: Braised Beef Short Ribs, delectable and filling.

Any weekday lunch must be enjoyed to the fullest whatever the reason—whether having it with colleagues, with important clients or catching up with friends. Exec. Chef Vicky Pacheco of Chateau 1771 makes sure that there’s something to look forward to.

Start your meal with a flavorful Summer Squash Soup with Curried Croutons. If you prefer something lighter, opt for the Couscous in Sweet Pepper–couscous with Mediterranean vegetables in a roasted bell pepper cup, served with tomato coulis.

For the main course, carnivores will enjoy the Braised Beef Short Ribs in an orange and balsamic reduction, the tender meat falls away with the nudge of a fork. This is served with Lyonnaise Potatoes.

Another simple yet delicious entrée is Balsamic-Glazed Salmon served with zucchini risotto. Or try the Herb-Crusted Fish Almondine–fresh fish of the day topped with celery and dill breadcrumb crust, served with garlic mashed potato and butter-almond sauce.

Last but certainly not the least is the Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Sesame Rice and Buttered Carrots and Beans–boneless chicken legs rubbed with lemon-pepper, fennel, coriander seeds, paprika and thyme, then dressed with maple vinaigrette.

Guyabano Tarragon Sorbet with Blueberries and Raspberries or Vanilla Bean Sabayon is a refreshing meal-ender, it’s a creamy dessert with the consistency of panna cotta, flavored with pistachio.

The special 3-course menu is created for the busy executives who want to get right down to business while enjoying a delicious meal. Price starts at Php 800.

For reservations, please call Chateau at 729-9760 to 61.