Tag: makati eats

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2019: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Play your cards right this Valentines season as the Fat Girls Day Out shows you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO. A Curated Guide.

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats: Solid Food Grub as Always

I would definitely still vouch for the VALUE FOR MONEY line without compromising quality. You’d be able to enjoy a good old steak plate for less than 500php. Generous serving, attentive wait staff, and their ice creams are still really good.

Tapenade Restaurant at Discovery Primea: Celebrate World Paella Day 2018

Tapenade Restaurant at Discovery Primea: Celebrate World Paella Day 2018

Paella is a dish that was originally farmers’ and farm laborers’ food. This dish was cooked by cooking over a wood fire for a lunchtime meal. This dish was traditionally made with rice, and vegetables available, and beans to add texture. There are cases where they even add a rabbit or duck when there is a special occasion, and they even add a dash of saffron. This dish was made in a pan with a flat bottom and traditionally ate in the pan with a wooden spoon.

While there is a variety of paella known to this day, they say a “true” paella Valenciana dish has no seafood but a mixture of chicken, rabbit, and snails with green and white beans.

Every 20th of September, in Valencia (Spain) the birthplace of Paella shares their international dish to the world by celebrating World Paella Day.

Here at Tapenade Restaurant at the Discovery Primea, they are bringing this international celebration to Manila from September 20 to 23 and let us celebrate World Paella Day!




They offer Unlimited access to their famous Salad Room. Fresh seafood, tapas, cold cuts, and a wide selection of cheeses.



Settle down unto your table and let them serve you with three types of paella created by Chef Luis Chikiamco in celebration of this festive day.


Paella al Chilindrón

Paella al Chilindrón

This dish makes use of lamb and rice and cooked with a tomato sauce, bell peppers and garlic. This dish is full of flavored meaty goodness.

Paella de Champiñones 

Three kinds of mushroom on a bed of Paella rice. This is light and has a mild flavor. Simple, and elegant, yet delicious.

Paella con Jamón

This Paella is covered with bits of majestic ham queso de bola, topped with asparagus and chickpeas. Strong complimenting flavors and textures bring this dish to life.

For World Paella Day 2018, Tapanade brings you The Salad Room with unlimited servings of paella is offered for lunch and dinner special practices below: (Rates include taxes and service charge)

  • PHP 1,091 net per person on September 20.
  • PHP 1,200 net per person from September 21 to 23.


Other FGDO Tapenade Favorites



Seared Lamb Riblets alla Piastra (490 PHP)

Sicilian pumpkin, cool lemon ricotta, and mint. Tender, fall off the bone lamb with a garlic cloves. Each bite is so satisfying that the flavor spreads thru out your tongue, you might ask for a cup of rice.



Stone Baked Feta Cheese (480 PHP)

Warm feta with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and honey. The contrast of the sweet honey and the tangy tomato is brought alive with the cheese.



Manchego Cheesecake 

Rich Manchego cheesecake with fresh fruit and coulis. The cheesecake has a nice balance of flavors with the fresh berries and coulis. A light and elegant dessert.

Why Go?

Celebrate World Paella Day 2018 in style at the Tapenade at Discovery Primera. The Salad Room is perhaps one of the most underrated tapas and cheese buffets in the Makati area. They have a solid spread of fresh seafood that you can have any way you want, tapas, cheese, and a solid salad bar. Top it off with unlimited servings of Chef Luis’ paella makes truly like a celebration.

Bring your date, bring your dad, bring the crew, you’re bound to have a good time.


Tapenade - Discovery Primea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tapenade at Discovery Primea

  • Discovery Primea, 6749 Ayala Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
  • Contact: 02 2469069 ext:446
  • Operating Hours: 6am – 10am, 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

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Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

Old Swiss Inn (Makati): Manila’s Preface to Swiss Dining

There’s no better place for Authentic Swiss and European cuisine like the Old Swiss Inn Restaurant. Why? Because 70 years of marketability and credibility are the only proof of concept that you need.

Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana (LJC): More Than Just Your Typical Expat Meeting Place

Café Havana is one of the 1st few restaurants in Greenbelt 3. I would remember back in the mid 2000’s that this Latino-Cuban restaurant, the bar would come across as something interesting. Why so?

You would see expats frequent this place and over the years as it developed this reputation where foreigners would come and meet the “dalagang Filipina” of their dreams so to speak. The famous al fresco area became their meeting. But see, there’s more to this Greenbelt 3 tenure restaurant.

The late Larry J. Cruz. Founder and president of the LJC Chain got inspired from his trips to Cuba. There’s something about Cuba’s collective vibe and more so its vibrant cuisine. This restaurant offers homecooking inspired Cuban comfort food that are married with spices and flavor that are pretty similar to Spanish and African cooking, with some Carribbean influence.


Cafe Havana
Al Fresco Area

The Character

Stepping inside Café Havana transports you to a cuban cigar and bar joint. The restaurant’s pastel-colored walls, historical décor commemorating Larry J. Cruz’s noteworthy photographs over the  years, celebrity photographs, menu and classic cocktails are a love letter to his passion and the he grew fond of re-visiting when he was in Cuba.


The  venue resembles a ’50s-era Havana bar, complimented by wooden homespun tables and chairs in the main dining area. Antique memorabilias and neon signs gives the space more character.  Antique Cuban cigar boxes and rum bottles, historic posters and family heirlooms. During week nights, there’s live Latino music.


Our Recommended Food Choices

Popular foods in Cuba are replicated in Café Havana which include everything from rice and black beans withto chicken and shredded beef, and sampling the island cuisine is a real treat for your taste buds. Below are a few staple dishes you shouldn’t missed out on.


For Starters 

Bianca and I love our appretifs so we suggest that you grab a glass or two of their refreshing mojito. Tangy with enough punch to prepeare your palate to an excellent meal.


Cafe Havana


Inspired from sugar canes that grows abundantly in Cuba, rum is a tradition deep seated in Cuban culture. From the inhouse mojito prepared with muddled mint leaves and sugar to rum with a mixture of tropical fruit juices and the daiquiris that Hemingway famously guzzled at the Floridita Bar in Havana.


Cafe Havana

Sopa de Frijoles Negros (Cuban-style black bean soup)

Black beans are basically part of Cuban staple elements when it comes to food. Filling and comforting with every spoonful.



Cafe Havana

Shrimp in Coconut Curry Sauce


Cafe Havana

Chuletas de Pollo con Arroz Mejicano

Pan fried chicken breast topped with sauteed  onionss served with Mexican rice.


Cafe Havana

Carribean Style Salmon with Mango Mambo Salsa


Fillet of juicy salmon steak complimented with mango and grain mustard sauce, served with fluffy squid ink rice.


Cafe Havana

Spareribs  Habanera

Succulent baked pork spareibs served with Cafe Havana’s unique thick guava sauce.


Cafe Havana

Pudin de Pan Habanero

The cuban version of a bread pudding. Rich, thick, and yet delicate to the taste. The perfect ending to a nice meal.


Cafe Havana

Guyabano  Pie

A warm guva pie with light whipped cream served on the side. You’d want to pair this with coffee.

Our overall take

Café Havana yields more than just a ‘meet up’ bar they have so much to offer with their well thought out concept, background history, and with fine food influenced by places like Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean, plus invigorating drinks, such as the cocktails and the Cuba Libre (rum and coke), Café Havana sure feels almost designed to delight the palate and the senses.

The LJC Group never fails to deliver quality  and cosistency over the years. Heck, we literally grew up eating at their restaurants. Learn more about their other concepts;




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  • Café Havana Greenbelt
    G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
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Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences: Cheese & Charcuterie Fridays

Perceptive palates will be in for a solid treat when they visit Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., from July 27 to September 28. Enjoy an amazing an astounding Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet for only P1,800 net per person.

El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra (Poblacion): Just to Give Credit to the one who started the scene

El Chupacabra in Poblacion, Makati is a Mexican restaurant which earned its credo to be serving really good street tacos and cheap local beers. I remember stumbling at this joint back in 2012 while my former date and I wanted to still hang out and […]

Early Bunch, Buzz, and Soulmates: Top 5 Reasons WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Early Bunch, Buzz, and Soulmates: Top 5 Reasons WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Ever thought about going to a matchmaking event? Not sure if it’s for you? Well, the only way to know for sure is to try it, but matchmaking suits more people than you might think. It’s like rapid mingling with all the fun of a night out, paired with enough order to prevent awkward pauses and lonely hours at the bar.

The structure of Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates events is all about introductions. You get to meet real, live, breathing humans who you know, without a shadow of a doubt, are looking for a connection, too. These people are pre-determined and profile in accordance to the same demographic and other determiners.

Profile pictures can’t deceive you, because there is none. You don’t have to worry about which strangers at the bar are just there for fun and which ones are looking for love. Your blossoming romance won’t come to an abrupt end when your conversation partner’s real partner returns from the bathroom.

When you agree to a date you sign an unwritten contract to spend at least one evening with someone. You have to commit, even if it’s for just a few hours. Anyone who’s ever gone on a disastrous date knows that even a few hours can be way, way too many. There’s nothing like going on a date and finding out your potential partner is a snob, a slob, or one of those precious souls who have no idea when to stop talking about their ex.

This gives you the chance to make that all-important first impression. You probably won’t know if it’s true love after a three-minute conversation, but you’ll know if the relationship is doomed before it starts. You like cats, and they like dogs. You love art, and they brag about how they don’t see any point looking at a painting. Some things just aren’t meant to be, and a matchmaking event helps you get past let-down dates in less time.

There’s a difference between an introduction to a date’s friends and an introduction to multiple dates. The focus is different, and a spark can produce without awkwardness.

You get to meet more people in a few hours than you probably could in a period of months. After all, setting up individual dates is both time consuming and quite costly. Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates breaks the ice, gives you significant first impressions, and opens the door to a future connection for multiple potential partners in a span of a few hours.

Early Bruch, Buzz, and Soulmates matchmaking event is upbeat, fast-paced, and superseded with fun activities. Everyone there understands the nature of the event, so there’s always some sexual tension lurking under the laughs, but the laughs are frequent enough that no one cares. Everyone in the room is in the same boat, there’s a surprising amount of trust. There’s also a lot of fun.

This will take in Hops & Brews, the perfect venue to let your hair down have some fun time with like-minded singles like you. Mixing time allows new connections to grow and mutually interested parties can continue kindling the initial spark they found during the main event.

Popular dating apps gave predators a magical tool. It lets them snuffle out victims quickly and induce them to spend time alone in their company. Although, there are lots of people have found meaningful connections through these apps and sites, but the risk will always there. You simply can’t tell if a person plans to hurt you based on a couple profile images and some seductive direct messages.

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Although there are one or two people that might creep you out in any kind of dating situation, a matchmaking event is one of the safest options for singles, especially for women. You spend time with strangers one-on-one, but you’re never really alone. A matchmaking activity is a guided event, so there is always someone on hand that you can talk to if you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

There are a few matchmaking events more so speed dating events being organized here and there and all of their common denominators are these two (2);

  1. Tequila
  2. Body Shots

You would probably say that – YES, it is fun. But starting off with that will just spark sexual tensions and banters nothing more, nothing less.

With the Early Brunch,Buzz, and Soulmates event we will make sure that the 4 hours will be worthwhile.

Brunch Time

Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning to early afternoon, generally served from 11 am up to 3 pm. If you’re anything like us when you brunch you brunch well. That means when you’re faced with the decision of choosing between those stacks of pancakes and having no shame to explain the chicken and waffle combination that you ordered. You leave the brunch table when you’re full and tamed. Hops & Brews curated some of their brunch items that will be served during the event.

Visual Snippets of the Glorious Brunch Selections

Sharing good food, light cocktails, craft coffee, and meaningful connections. Yes?

The Pink Bliss
Hops & Brews Montage of Curated Brunch Bites
Longanisa Pattie (In-House Made from Scratch)
House Best-Seller: Nasi Goreng
Dessert Pudding

Engage and Connect

There wouldn’t be any awkward silence is dead are time. We made sure that we’ve planned every minute- for every hour of your time.

What is your primary love language? What does it mean? How can you use it to make real connections with others? How can you improve your relationships?

The Early Brunch, Buzz, and Soulmates will be complemented with paired couple life coaching sessions. See, we will go beyond just flirting. We seek out the best potential partners for you. Time is essential and as we mentioned in this article we will make sure that it will be worthwhile of your time.

Anyone serious about finding a partner enjoys a lot of practical benefits a matchmaking event like this. Finding the right chemistry is tough because of all superficial feeds that we see on people’s social media feeds. Participating in Early Brunch, Buzz and Soulmates will spark those real connections that you’ve been looking for.

So, are you willing to give it a shot? Remember, in the worst case scenario, you won’t find someone that you like. You’ll still have fun, meet new people, and enjoy a light brunch affair with like-minded individuals.

This brunch fair event is crafted by Hops & Brews and Fat Girls Day Out. It will happen on September 1, 2018, from 10:30am-3: 00pm.


An exciting line up of fun activities, a great montage of brunch specials, brunch cocktails, and the chance to meet your perfect match.

YOU ARE INVITED to the exclusive get-together of single professionals in Manila!


Inclusive of: Curated food, craft cocktails, engaging activities, live music, and coaching sessions.

What to expect: A fun, decent and exciting way to meet single and mature professionals.

Go on 3 dates in a span of 4 hours while enjoying a curated brunch menu made especially for this event.

To get you in the mood check out our Early Bruch, Buzz, and Soulmates mixtape mix.

Click this LINK to pre-register! Slots are VERY LIMITED.

Chaplin: Wants you to take your time while you savor every dish.

Chaplin: Wants you to take your time while you savor every dish.

Chaplin serves authentic Israeli cuisine, pastries, fine coffee and curated cocktails.