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Valentines 2020: Where to EAT, Where to Go, and What to Do

Valentines 2020: 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.

Mirèio: Provençal Food and All Its Essence

Mirèio: Provençal Food and All Its Essence

Mirèio goes beyond the perfect ambiance and we’re thrilled to experience much more delicious reasons to keep us coming back for more.

Bistro Manuel: Brining Continental Finesse to Gritty Poblacion

Bistro Manuel: Brining Continental Finesse to Gritty Poblacion

Patrons of fine gourmet back in the day when Manila had not many choices would remember Lolo Dad’s, an ancestral house in Leon Guinto turned into a restaurant where the discerning food patron would always frequent to get his or her fix of the famous duck confit plates. The restaurant had to move forward with time and it closed down a few years ago. Well, the hipster Poblacion kid welcomed Chef Ariel Manuel to its funky neighbourhood with three-concept punch restaurants. There is a proper tapas bar that serves Filipino-Spanish small plates called the Taperia, then of course Bistro Manuel and for the post-dinner game drinks– The Sippery.

 

It is actually our first time to try Chef Ariel’s food, but our snooty Titas in our family fondly shared their Lolo Dad’s wonderful dining experience back in the day.

As we traverse the weeknight traffic going towards Makati, Bianca and I were exchanging notes as to which dishes should be on our list to try.

 

That night that we arrived at Bistro Manuel, we saw Chef Manuel in their open kitchen doing what he does best- making sure that every plate that comes out is to the tipping point of perfection. When introductions were made, he casually discussed each dish that was coming out one by one, there wasn’t any bit of tenure arrogance , nor eh was anyone that we expected- as starry eyed as we were  because of all the dedicated past culinary feature articles that we read about him — The Ariel Manuel’s stature in the industry. All our inhibitions were proven wrong! He was kind, warm, and ever so wise!

 

Our Orders

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Shrimp Bisque

Lightly poached shrimps are sweet that is swimming in a light seafood bisque.

 

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Double Espresso Soup 

Combination of Tomato and Mushroom cream-based soups. Creamy with concentrated flavors of tomato and mushroom served in witty separate espresso cups.

 

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Angel hair pasta, foie gras, oysters, and cheese 

On the menu were Lolo Dad’s oysters, which were a favorite back in the day,  so we immediately ordered added them to our “Must Try” roster. The oysters were baked on angel hair pasta with cheese and topped with foie gras.

 

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Duck Leg Confit (Crispy duck leg with Mediterranean duck foie gras rice)

Chef Ariel’s crispy duck game is strong on this plate.

 

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Home Fish Platter (Smoke salmon, salmon gravlax, condiments)

 

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Lamb and Lamb with Lamb ( roast lamb rump, stewed lamb breast, and fried lamb sweetbread with sieved potatoes)

A gumbo of components found may be found on this dish, but you know once you have your fill it satisfies in that way only a good protein dish can.

 

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Tiramisu Souffle

Perfect in technique execution souffle with a crumbled cake on the side.

 

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Declension of Mango and Mascarpone Cheese  (Vanilla frozen cream and Dulce de Leche sauce)

This Napoleones dessert with vanilla frozen cream, mascarpone cheese, and dulce de leche.

 

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Why Go?

Looking around the room we see patrons enjoying their time feeling excited and nostalgic with each bite of their meal.  Then again, don’t come here just to reminisce about the past. Although the pillar that is Lolo Dad’s was able to set the fabric of expectation for Bistro Manuel, this restaurant is the perfect rebirth and it comes in three; Taperia, The Sippery, and Bistro Manuel.

Should you find yourself craving for proper European cooking, look for that non-descript building along the side streets of Burgos and seek out Chef Manuel’s cozy nook.

 

Bistro Manuel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bistro Manuel, Taperia, and The Sippery are all at 2/F Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City.

 


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La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

On the other side of Poblacion, stands this Spanish-Italian bistro called La Collina. Our new favourite restaurant where food and ambiance is KING.

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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Holy Week 2019: Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO!

Holy Week 2019: Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO!

Let the Fat Girls Day Out show you Where to EAT, Where to GO and What to DO this Holy Week 2019.

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

Most won’t have any clue just yet where to take their precious Dads, so the Fat Girls Day Out crew listed our top curated recommendations to help you out!

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

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

The Brgy. Kapitolyo food scene was defined by these roster of concepts; Cafe Juanita, Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Poco Deli, and Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats. Established around 2012, Mad Mark’s was positioned to be a solid sandwich place where you’d be able to get “THE” Man Sandwich and good artisanal ice creams. Owned by Mark Isidro who got his inspiration from the US ic cream parlor shop called Mom and Pop Ice Cream Parlor. 

 

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I’ve been visiting the Kapitolyo branch far too many times just to get myself a scoop or two of their best sellers Half-Baked Madagascar and Java Chocolate and when I’m feeling famished I’d go for their hearty meal plates. Recently, Bianca and I craved for good solid meal plates while we were at Makati and thanks to all the food gods!  Mad Mark’s actually has another branch in the Glorietta 3 Complex. The place is quaint and can get really busy during peak hours.

 

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FGDO Top Picks 

We were famished so we ordered a number of bestseller plates! Let us share with you our food visual snippets.

Appetizer

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Fat Chips (99php)/Seasoned Potato Wedges

 

Mains 

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Johny Double Black Ribs (265php)/ Full Slab/ 2 Sides

Their signature ribs in JDB sauce, slow cooked for 20hrs before they grill these babies. Tasty and tender ribs, just enough hint of sweetness, strong southern BBQ flavor and smokey.

 

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Daily Steak (265php)/ 150g USDA Flat Iron Steak/2 Side

The full-flavored, classic flat iron steak that is grilled according to your preference. Go for their in-house sauce to compliment everything.

 

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Creole Grilled Chicken (215php)/ Boneless fillet/ 2 Sides

This chicken has a great taste and is just spicy enough without being overpowering. Perfect with any sides.

Dessert 

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Deep Fried Cheesecake/ Madagascar Ice Cream/Chocolate Sauce

The perfect prologue after a good solid meal

Why Go?

I would still definitely vouch for their VALUE FOR MONEY offerings. You’d be able to enjoy a ‘good old’ USDA steak plate for less than 500php. Generous servings, attentive wait staff, and superb ice creams. It’s so good in fact that most of the time it’s way better than most international franchises that came along recently. Their restaurant is not intimidating and exudes this aura of coming inside a rustic southern family home where they will stuff you with their good food and hospitality

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Mad Mark's Creamery & Good Eats Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Do Brunch Right with Fat Girls Day Out top 5 (2018)

Too early to wake up for breakfast, too late to wait for lunch. What’s the perfect solution? Brunch! The Fat Girls Day Out crew rounded up 5 places.


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