Sunday, July 31, 2011
It has a good selection of Tapas.
A mojito costs RMB60, affordable in the standards of Shanghai.
Fountain Bistro & Wine Bar
Lane 181, Taicang Road, North Block
Open until 2 am
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
It's sad I haven't been able to blog since my last visit in Thailand. But the good news is, I've been able to attend the 10th Grand Wine Experience last November 19 and was even asked to write a few lines about it for F&B World Magazine's February 2011 issue. Quoting what I submitted:
"A decade after it was first launched, the Grand Wine Experience marked the milestone with a legendary evening at the New World Hotel in Makati. The first and still the most prestigious annual wine event, this time with the theme “Evolution,” was the brainchild of Ralph Joseph and rest of the Joseph siblings Bobby, Ronnie and Raymond. The wine selection was superb as usual with a sizeable representation of the Old World regions from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and even Hungary. There were also champagnes, more spirits that debuted at the event and more food. The nightlong entertainment was provided by the Sabor Latino band.
From its humble beginnings, this event has been transformed into a not-to-be-missed with guests in a bigger number year after year. This year’s affair was again graced by Manila’s glitterati, celebrities, diplomats, VIPs from the hospitality and tourism industry, hotels and resorts general managers, restaurant owners, members of the different Chambers of Commerce & Industry, wine enthusiasts, food lovers, and culinary school owners. This wine spectacle’s success has proven its legacy in the young but fast growing Philippine wine industry."
This year's Grand Wine Experience is indeed something to look forward to.
P.S. This cheese was awesome!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Lucky we missed the rain!
It was a lovely ride!
Later, we went to Sirocco at Lebua Tower, said to be the "world's largest al fresco restaurant." Located on the 64th floor, the view was fantastic! I had a mojito for THB450. I would recommend one of the house specialties, however.
1055/111 Silom Road
Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This bottle of Soju, a JINRO CHAMISUL ORIGINAL SOJU, has been sitting on top of my fridge since last weekend. Finally opened it today, at lunch. And boy, it was good even if it was at room temperature! I got this bottle for Php75 at a newly opened Korean Grocery store along Pioneer, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, across Joey Pepperoni.
We have been wanting to redeem a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts since last weekend and finally did so last night. I think doughnuts are good with beer (and soju!) as these carbs balance the bitterness, and the oils line your stomach. However, while it makes drinking more enjoyable, it is most unhealthy.
I will stick with the soju.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
According to Wikipedia: "Pulutan (comes from the Filipino word pulutin which literally means "something that is picked up") is a term roughly analogous to the English term "finger food". It originally was a snack accompanied with liquor or beer but has found its way into Philippine cuisine as appetizers or, in some cases, main dishes, as in the case of sisig."
To this definition, I would say the opposite can also be true. There are those pulutan that were main dishes first, before they were discovered to be good with beer or the like. As for me, one of the unconventional pulutan I have ever tried and actually loved is a combination of crushed crackers and tuna in can.