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Solaire Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with Special Homemade Mooncakes

Solaire Celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with Special Homemade Mooncakes

Solaire Resort & Casino celebrates the autumn equinox and the fullness of the moon with an assortment of Homemade Mooncake

Xocolat (New Location): Reunited with our chocolate soulmate

Xocolat (New Location): Reunited with our chocolate soulmate

Starting as a place that serves hot chocolate, Xocolat quickly evolved from a drinks place to serving sandwiches and pasta and now to a full-blown restaurant. They maintained their mantra of serving chocolate not just in liquid form but found a way to incorporate it […]

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Writer’s Bar at the Raffles Makati: How About Some Mid-Afternoon Champagne?

Teatime is the time between 3:00-5: 00 pm in the afternoon, wherein a tea meal is usually eaten. Afternoon tea has been practiced by the British high society since the 1940s. At Raffles Makati’s Writers Bar, tea time becomes more elegant with Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot.

 

 

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Quick Snippet of History: 
Afternoon tea has been a British tradition since the 1840’s made popular by Duchess Anna of Bedford who always got hungry during midday. She would eat treats such as cakes, sweets, biscuits, and tea. Eventually, this ceremony became widespread that it became an English custom.

 

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Photo: Raffles Makati

 

The three-tiered server carrying the mouthwatering array of sweets of an assortment of sweet treats and savory delights delicately prepared by the hotel’s master chefs.

When preparing for afternoon tea, it should follow that you have “sweet, spice, and everything nice”, referring to sweets, savory snacks, and also a beautiful setup.

Sweets

  • Chocolate and Champagne Macaron
  • Passion fruit religieuse
  • Dark chocolate and Marc de champagne infused lollipop with gold leaf
  • Dark chocolate cake
  • Victoria cake, strawberry, and vanilla

The array of sweets on this spread is filled with various treats that could make anyone with a sweet tooth take a second look.

For those who like to have a little champagne in their dessert, they should try the Dark Chocolate and Marc de champagne lollipop and the chocolate and champagne macaron.

 

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Savory

  • Salmon and dill tartlet
  • Prawn, mango and cucumber finger sandwich
  • Parmesan sable and pumpkin custard
  • Crunchy mini baguette with chicken, walnut, and apricot filling

Their savory spread has an assortment of finger sandwiches and tartlets, that is light and perfect for a small snack. Each dish is well executed and balanced in flavors that pair well with tea or champagne.

 

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Scones

  • Classic and cranberry

Buttery, crisp and served warm, try the scones with the clotted cream and jam.

 

 

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Everything perfectly pairs well with Veuve Clicquot’s crisp and mellow profile in flavor.

 

Price Point: Indulge in a slice of one of the finest British traditions at Raffles Makati from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily at Php 1,500 with selected fine teas for two or enjoy an upgraded afternoon tea set including two glasses of luxury bubbly at Php 2,500.

Note: An additional glass of Champagne is available at Php 750php or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at Php 4,200 for a sparkling afternoon

 

 

About Veuve Clicquot

Founded in 1772 in Reims, France, champagne house Veuve Clicquot colors life with audacity. More than champagne, Veuve Clicquot is an attitude that sparkles joie de vivre, embodied by the House’s signature sunburst-yellow color. 200 years of tradition and excellence in every sip.

 

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Interesting Snippet of Facts about VEUVE CLICQUOT

  • Mentioned everywhere from James Bond novels, to “Downton Abbey,” to even the “Real Housewives” franchises.
  • Their champagne brand holds a royal warrant of appointment in the United Kingdom, which means that it is officially approved to be served to the British Royal Family.
  • Always Pinot Noir: The house believes that Pinot Noir adds strength and structure to its wines.

 

Why Experience It?

The Champagne Afternoon Tea with Veuve Clicquot is relatively one of a kind offering in the market. Impeccable service, wonderful ambiance, and tastefully curated selections- This is the kind of afternoon that you should be treating yourself to.

Raffles’ Writers Bar is elegant and yet not intimidating. The serving was good, and there was plenty of it. Having champagne in the afternoon and then pairing it with delectable treats was indeed a wonderful experience that we would indulge in again. This is the ultimate afternoon tea experience.

 


About Raffles

Raffles Hotel Singapore first opened in 1887 offering 10 rooms in an old Bungalow style building that overlooks the South China Tea.  In 2012, Raffles Hotel is the first luxury hotel that has opened in the Central Business District of Makati in the past 18 years. Over 132 years in the hospitality business, Raffles Hotel now spreads into 4 continents around the world with consistently high-quality service and world-class facilities.

 

Writers Bar - Raffles Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Writers Bar
    Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City
    Tel. No. 555-9888 (ext 6840)
    Available from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Website

 

 


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BODEGA CASA VILLA: A Warm and Inviting Home

BODEGA CASA VILLA: A Warm and Inviting Home

The Marikina neighborhood still has that laid-back relax vibe and open street character and I’m happy that it stayed that way, despite its popularity. Bodega CASA Villa is a great addition to this area’s battle card of restaurants.

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.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

DA GIANNI CUCINA : Where Family and Food are Taken Very Seriously.

In Westgate Alabang, there’s a relatively new Italian restaurant called Da Gianni Cucina Italia. You’ve probably heard or read about this from the local show business and celebrity social media feeds that a local A-celebrity owns this restaurant. By celebrity we mean, Matteo Guidicelli. As skeptics that we are, we already have set our own subjective bias that most celebrity-owned restaurants are just mere hypes and are just capitalizing on their fame to lure in customers. Da Gianni proved us wrong. We dropped all our notions, savored each dishes with an open mind, and listened to the Guidecelli’s family back stories on how they curated each menu selections.

Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another. The best part, though, Alabang’s laidback ambiance perfectly compliments this restaurant’s character. You are expected to stay long, enjoy a hearty meal, and save some space for dessert.

 

A Story Worth Telling

Da Gianni is named after the Guidecelli’s most loved grandfather who always expressed his wish to put up his own restaurant.  This is actually their second, the first one being Trattoria Da Gianni in Cebu. Born in Northern Italy, Gianni grandfather to Giorgia, Matteo, and Paolo, moved to the Philippines in the 1970’s, fell in love with the country, and never left. A family who’s fond of home cooking from their own kitchen instead of eating out.

Gianni a few years later, leaving two of his helpers, Antonia and Jean, with no one to attend to any longer.  The idea to put up a family restaurant has always hung over the head of Gianluca. Hence, Trattoria da Gianni (Cebu) was created. Puttin up this first restaurant gave Antonia and Jean something to look after now as they are the head chefs of the Cebu and Alabang restaurants.

 

FGDO Favourite Dishes

Freshly made kinds of pasta, from scratch sauces, premium Italian cheese and cold cuts, hearty soups, and probably the best dessert selections.

 

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Formaggio Tomino 

Grilled Tomino cheese wrapped in prosciutto and served with arugula and cherry tomatoes. A perfectly balanced bite of melted cheese, salty prosciutto, earthy meaty arugula, and the acidic cherry tomato.

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Quattro Formaggi with Truffle Paste Thin crust topped with four types of cheese topped with truffle paste. 
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Bolzico Beef

Organic, grass-fed and 21 days wet-aged beef served with grilled vegetables. Take a slice then sprinkle a bit of  Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh pepper.

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Tiramisu Alla Nonna Savoyards ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cream, and cocao powder. Each bite starts at the bitter cacao powder and cream then you get hit by the strong coffee taste and finish with the tangy orange peel.
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Italian Lemon Sorbet Smooth iced lemon with a nice ta guy taste served inside a lemon fruit.

 

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Why Go?

This casual Italian restaurant is cozy, straightforward, and unpretentious. Their dishes are comforting and the most important part of all is the taste. Come for a strong offering of classics executed really well, with one of the city’s best Caprese salads. No shortcuts and no substitutions. A true Italian home cooking passed on through generations.

 

 

Their food is worth the splurge. It’s a great place to treat yourself for a hearty meal, impress your family & friends by treating them for brunch, and dinner dates.

 

Da Gianni Cucina Italiana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

 

 

 

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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.

Bistro Remedios: Comfort Food Since 1984

Bistro Remedios: Comfort Food Since 1984

Ang Bistro sa Remedios is the perfect place to visit if you want no-frills honest to goodness traditional Filipino fare. From the moment you step in, until the end of your meal, you get to experience Filipino hospit

Skewered: Your Next Pan-Asian Gastronimic Destination

Skewered: Your Next Pan-Asian Gastronimic Destination

From all over the world, we all have our different versions of grilled meats. For Americans, they have their ribs and brisket, for Latin Americana, they have churrasco, for the middle east, they have their kebabs, and for Asians, they have their rich array of satay, yakitori, and barbecue.

 

What is a skewer? To most of us, that is simply a barbecue stick. But further research points it is a metal rod that is used to fasten meat for cooking. What we don’t usually talk about it is how each other Asian nations actually has some sort of version of it.

 

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Here in Skewered, they bring all these difference skewered meats from different countries into just one table.

 

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Upon entry, we notice the theme of the restaurant, the entire place is a replica of a shipwreck. Low hanging wooden fixtures, rustic lamps, moss-covered walls, and ceiling. A variety of elements can be found all around the floor if you look close enough.

 

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What is interesting is the mural they have on the back side of the restaurant, it tells the story of how spice traders landed in Asia and eventually influenced them by using the spices on the ship eventually helping to create the different kinds of skewered meats each Asian country had. That same ship is represented by the Skewered restaurant itself, is a mixture of Asian flavors.  Here are our top picks on your next order.

STARTERS

JAPANESE MISO SOUP

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Their miso soup is served with a skewered tempura. There is a hint of sweetness to the broth, but it’s a nice contrast when you grab a spoonful after a bite of tempura.

 

THAI TOM YUM

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Tasty, tangy, and comforting.

 

ASIAN SLAW

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Generous portions of cabbage, lettuce, edamame, and peanuts drizzled with a sesame soy dressing.

 

CHICKEN TENDERS

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This was a nice take on the traditional chicken tenders. The whole bite is balanced with the fresh garlic, pickled vegetables, lettuce, chicken, and the salted egg sauce.

MAINS

 

SKEWERS

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  • Szechuan Chicken Skewer – Slightly spicy and great with the peanut or salted egg sauce
  • Chicken Tandoori – Smoky, tender, and a mild taste of Indian spices.
  • Mongolian Chicken
  • Japanese Pork Belly

Experience a roullete of flavors from all around these Asian-inspired skewered meats!

Beef Salpicao

Two layers of hanging salpicao that is torched right on your table.

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Hints of butter and garlic envelope your mouth.

These dishes are served with their three Homemade Dipping Sauce: Salted Egg, Peanut, and Lemon Fish Sauce. All made in-house.

 

PAD THAI

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The plating of their Pad Thai is beautiful, enveloped in scrambled egg and topped with char-grilled shrimps. The dish has a mild contrasting tinge of sweet-sour flavors. This has to be one of our favorite Pad Thai’s in Manila.

 

PHATCHIC RICE

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Fried rice mixed with Chinese sausage, eggs, spring onions, carrots, corn, and green peas. It’s tasty by itself and is a bit similar to pepper rice.

 

 

DESSERT

ROTI WITH BANANA MANGO

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The roti envelopes the fresh banana and mango slices. They top this with coconut cream and peanuts.

BAR

Skewered has a pretty extensive bar list and not to mention pretty strong alcohol. Perfectly goes well with their laid-back vibe and pairing dishes.

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We recommend that you try these drinks below for your ultimate liquid courage sampling for the night.

  • Cheap Lapu Lapu
  • Plains of Laguna
  • Engkanto Lager -5% Alcohol
  • Engkanto Double IPA- 8.5% Alcohol

 

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If you’re a hop head you’d be happy that Skewered serves Engkanto craft beers. Probably one of the only few who offers this craft beer in the south.  Go for their double IPA which will knack you with ABV 8.5% to get you lose and animated.

 

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Skewered takes you on a Pan-Asian Tour with flavors reminiscent of each country profile presented. Each element that they borrow from these various cuisines is authentic, flavorful, and friendly to the Filipino palate. It is not overwhelming, and bring a strong impact on their dishes.

 

 

Skewered Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Skewered

  • Ground Floor, Expansion Wing (Water Garden), Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Contact No. 02 8216745

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Wantusawa (Poblacion): Means Serious Oyster Business

Wantusawa (Poblacion): Means Serious Oyster Business

50php for freshly shucked oysters that are flown in from Aklan the same day. Get to know this new kid on the block making quite an entrance to the Poblacion scene.


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