Gourmet shorts: Chef Tatung, wine dinner, pop-up bar, etc.


MANILA – Check out some of the latest from the local food scene.



Celebrity chef and author Myke Tatung returns to the Corniche at the Diamond Hotel with recipes from his cookbooks and his take on Filipino cuisine with a special buffet collaboration June 6-12. The buffet is available for lunch or dinner and is priced at P3,300 net per person.

In addition, the Corniche also offers a pica-pica buffet for night owls. This nightcap offering includes live music with a variety of vegetable crudités in a thousand island dressing, roasted mushrooms in a tofu pouch with ponzu sauce, pulled pork in a mini mantou bun with coleslaw, mozzarella on a crispy pastry with sun-dried tomato tapenade, teriyaki stuffed calamari, Emmenthaler cheese tartlet and Arroz caldo with a bag of crispy chicken. This is available for P499 per person Monday to Saturday from 10.30pm to 1am

Please visit onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com for more information.



Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila will host a special wine dinner featuring wines from one of Spain’s most famous wineries – Bodegas Emilio Moro of the Castile and León region’s ‘Golden Mile’.

Executive Chef Xavier Castello’s five-course dinner will be accompanied by a classic Polvorete Godello, a Bierzo white wine, as well as a chilled El Zarzal Godello, a Bierzo and the premium red Emilio Moro from the bodega, from Ribera del Duero and organic red wine La Felisa, Ribera del Duero.

This five-course course is priced at 6,000 pesos per person and will take place in Old Manila on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations required.


Lester Ligon with two special highballs.  Jeeves of Veyra
Lester Ligon with two special highballs. Jeeves of Veyra

Have you ever had a milk tea cocktail? What about whiskey in a root beer float?

These are among the special cocktails Diageo Brand Ambassador Rian Assidao and Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 Lester Ligon will prepare for the Johnnie Walker Pop-Up Highball Bar which will be open until this weekend. .

For the Johnnie Sugar Boba Highball, premium Earl Gray tea is brewed and combined with milk for the base of the drink. Ligon then mixed in Johnnie Walker Black Label and, of course, chewy boba to top off the drink.

Meanwhile, Johnnie Walker Black Label is mixed with root beer then topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for the adult Johnnie Root Beer Float.

Other drinks on the highball menu are the classic Johnnie and Lime, Johnnie and Ginger and the Johnnie Citrus Smash.

The Johnnie Highball Bar is located in Burgos Park on Forbestown Road and is open from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily until May 28.


Chivas Regal brand ambassador Owen Roberts with the Chivas Regal Extra 13. Jeeves de Veyra
Chivas Regal brand ambassador Owen Roberts with the Chivas Regal Extra 13. JEves of Veyra

If you love whiskey and tequila, the new Chivas Regal Extra 13 might be worth a sip.

Traditionally, experimenting with Scotch whiskey is a big no-no. But regulations have since been relaxed, giving whiskeymakers like Chivas Regal a chance to play with flavors. The Extra 13 range takes its name from the extra year the blender uses to finish its 12-year-old blended scotch in different casks as it did with its Extra 13 American Rye and Extra 13 Oloroso Sherry released nearly 200 years ago. two years.

“We decided to innovate with the Chivas Extra 13 Tequila cask finish which just gives a nice roundness and sweetness to the whisky. You get lovely citrus flavors like grapefruit and lemon zest to give that crisp, bright flavor,” said Chivas Regal Philippine Brand Ambassador Owen Roberts.

The new Chivas Regal Extra 13 is now available in supermarkets and alcohol e-tailers.



As summer draws to a close, Sebastian’s is launching dairy-free and vegan Fruitsicles, a line of layered frozen fruit popsicles made with real fruit and fruit juice, with no artificial flavors.

Flavors are layered separately instead of blended to keep them distinct. This allows the complexities of each fruit to shine through and also gives a nicer visual.

Available are the three-in-one (mango, orange and strawberry), the Citrus Carnivale (Calamansi, Dalandan, lemon and orange) and the Berrylicious (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry).

Fruitsicle popsicles are available at sebastiansicecream.com for pickup and delivery.


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