Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lights and Sound Show At the Ayala Triangle Gardens

Lights and Sound Show
Nov. 16 – Dec. 30 2012
Watch the lights come to life in Ayala Triangle Gardens every 30 minutes from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Finally, I got to watch this year’s Lights & Show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

This year, the Enchanting Lights & Sound Show is created by award-winning lighting designer Voltaire de Jesus and musical composers from Liquid Post, Mikey Amistoso and Jazz Nicholas.

Last night, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) songs were played as the lights come to life. It’s another spectacular show you shouldn’t miss this Christmas season.

Update:

This Lights and Sound Show got featured in CNN, “The Philippines shows the world how to celebrate Christmas.”

More photos at AmOnTheStreets Facebook page here.

Click here for previous years shows.

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MERCATO – Asia Off the Streets

Mercato Centrale invites you to

Go on an Asian food trip by visiting Asia Society’s ASIA OFF THE STREETS Food Festival

TONIGHT (7PM-10PM).

Bring your family & friends to an Asian Food Festival. Taste dishes from different Asian countries & get a chance to win raffle prizes including 2 round trip tickets to Hanoi, Vietnam from Cebu Pacific Air!

See you there!

More info here.

Motorists, Be Careful on the Road

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The husband and I were peacefully cruising along from West Service, northbound then turned left to Newport City. We were going to take the Skyway to Makati. We made a turn at the U-turn slot on Newport Blvd (I think!) from Resort Drive. Then it happened. A Pasay Traffic enforcer flagged us down.

Violation: We were in the inner lane which should turn to Newport Blvd to Resorts World. But we didn’t see any sign, and we didn’t know.

The Rule: What we should have done, the officer said, was to make a U-turn then go out into the outer lanes then head straight to the entrance of the Skyway.

Well, ignorance of the law excuses no one. But if it were an honest mistake, can’t they let it pass?

Besides, I think that regulation is not necessary, as it will not obstruct the flow of the motorists who are going in the same direction anyway.

That said, we are P2,000.00 poorer for that violation.

Careful, careful on the road everyone!

Feel The Beat! Philippine All Stars & The Crew live in Glorietta!

If you are an A-Card member, then you can get free seats to this event.

Here’s how:

  1. The first twenty-five (25) Ayala Malls A Card holders to reserve seats by calling the Glorietta A Card Hotline at 752-7324 are entitled to two (2) seat stubs. Seat reservations will only be accepted beginning today November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm.
  2. When reserving seats, Ayala Malls A Card Holders will be required to give his/her Ayala Malls A Card number for identification and mobile number where a text message will be sent regarding the confirmation and the details of the seat reservation.
  3. Present Ayala Malls A Card and confirmation text at the A Card Concierge located at the Glorietta 3 ground floor (near Tag Heuer), tomorrow November 9, 2012 at 10am to get your stubs. The presentation of Ayala Malls A Card and confirmation text will be strictly implemented.

Spain Forever at Tapella Restaurant

ESPAÑA PARA SIEMPRE

Spain Forever!

at Tapella Restaurant, G/F Greenbelt 5

November 6, 2012, Tuesday, from 6:30PM to 10:30PM

 

Join Chef Alexandra and her team as they showcase Spain’s culinary glory. Spain Forever! is a food travelogue featuring the four regions of Spain.

Enjoy the world famous paella from Valencia, the raved pintxos of Donistia, the sea food delicacies of El Sur and the delicious meat of Madrid, Badajoz and Castilla Leon, prepared as how they are made in Spain. To complete your dining experience, bottles of wine are carefully selected to suit your preference and satisfaction.

On this night, you will not only get enjoy the rich and unique flavors of Spain’s regional dishes, but you will also get the chance to win two (2) gift certificates to Camaya Resort, courtesy of Fuego Hotels.

Reserve now and call us at 757.2710 or call and text through 0917.891.7364. You may also confirm your reservations via email at donmanuel@ymail.com.

Check Out the New Menu at Tapella and Gaudi Restaurants

If you have not been to Tapella Restaurant in Greenbelt 5 or Gaudi Restaurant in Serendra for quite sometime, then it’s time you visit the restos again. Chef Xandra has prepared new delectable menu for you.

Last Wednesday, eve of Halloween, we got to sample the dishes of this new menu and went home with happy and full tummies. Our dining experience started by Chef Xandra challenging us to make our own Sangria. 

buckles007's StoryHere’s my own Sangria:

Put in a glass (1) brandy (2) liquor, Triple Sec (3) red wine (4) ice cubes (5) Sprite and (6) slices of lemon or apple – The result was not so okay because I poured in too much Triple Sec. LOL

Ingredients of Sangria

After the Sangria preparation and tasting, we went inside the resto and dug in to a delectable array of Spanish food.

Plato de Pintxos Calientes

A plate of sumptuous hot tapas of calamares, chorizo, croquetas béchamel, sobresada de quezo manchego, purusalda, tigres, champi, and pollo moruno

Plato de Pintxos Frios

A sumptuous treat of cold tapas composed of cucumber, sardines, pulpo, cojonudos, gazpacho, veruta, agustin, and baine

Pollo Moruno con Couscous

This dish reflects the Mediterranean and Moroccan influences in Spanish cooking. Couscous is popular in Southern Spain, a healthier alternative to rice. Chef Xandra’s Pollo Moruno con Couscous has almonds, raisins, onions, and Moorish chicken. Flavor is evoked by the combination of almonds and raisins against onions.

Mar y Montana

It is a plateful of grilled steaks and prawns served with French beans, carrots, zucchinis, potato gratin, and béarnaise sauce.

Rabo de Toro

I liked this slow-cooked imported ox tail, pour a good red wine, and add some saffron. The succulent meat served with fries and carrots

Tarte de Tomate

Probably my most favorite in this batch, this appetizer bursts in your mouth with a flavor of organic tomatoes.  The sweet and succulent tomatoes sitting on Malagos cheese and caramelized walnuts, perfectly crowned with lettuce, lollorossa, and shrimps, then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and added with a little bit of balsamic vinegar is just perfect!

Huevos Estrellados con Jamon y Pimientos

We were told that this is famous dish in Spain. To eat it, use your spoon and fork to make a criss-cross cut of the eggs and potatoes. Watch the yolk spread out until it seeps through the bottom and coats the potatoes. The crispy Serrano ham and peppers complement it so well that it seems like a comfort food all-together.

Gambas Mikel

Shrimps are enveloped in blank ink batter then dipped in aioli

Fideua Negra

This dish is a variation of Paella Negra. This time, a black squid pasta. Fine wheat noodle pasta is cooked with lemon and added with bite-sized squids and shrimps. It is topped with aioli sprinkled with chives, along with cream dory coated with batter. Eating it is such a joy that you won’t mind having squid ink on your lips or teeth. It has that savory and tangy taste in every bite, which reminds you of gastronomic delights of Catalonia.

Chocolate X

This is a divine dessert. The chocolate is bitter, sweet and salty! Just the way I like it! 😉

If all these food is not making you drool, I don’t know with you. Enjoy these new dishes each time you visit Gaudi and Tapella. Trust a Spanish chef with years of kitchen experience to bring authentic Spanish dishes to feast with family, friends, and business partners.

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 757-2710 or 856-0473.

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Gaudi is located at the Ground Level of cosmopolitan Serendra in Taguig while Tapella at Ground Level of Greenbelt 5. Both restaurants offer a patio for those who want to be seen and the large booths inside good forpower talks and intimate chats. Surrounded by top business offices, theatres and high end shops, it makes an ideal spot for a quiet coffee, a fashionable lunch or a romantic dinner.