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.
This Lights and Sound Show got featured in CNN, “The Philippines shows the world how to celebrate Christmas.”Ayala Triangle Gardens, Christmas Day, Events, Makati City, Symphony of Lights at Ayala Triangle Gardens | Comments
If you are an A-Card member, then you can get free seats to this event.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
ESPAÑA PARA SIEMPRE
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 email@example.com.Camaya Resort, food, Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Philippine Resorts, restaurants, Spain Forever!, Spanish Cuisine, Tapella Restaurant, Tourism | Comments
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.
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.
Shrimps are enveloped in blank ink batter then dipped in aioli
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.
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.
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.Greenbelt 5, Makati City, restaurants, Spanish Cuisine, Tapella Restaurant, Uncategorized | Comments
ONE MORE HOTDOG PLEASE!
“Manila, Manila, I keep coming back to Manila…”
Every Filipino, here and abroad, most likely know this song, which talks about our beloved country and the longing to be there.
Composed and sung by brothers Rene and Dennis Garcia of the HOTDOG band, this song has become the “national anthem” of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s), which makes them sing along to it, makes them stand up and dance to it, and makes them, our hardworking OFW’s, homesick and yearning to be with their loved ones.
And so Hotdog makes us feel nostalgic once again with their benefit concert entitled HOTDOG… Isa Pa Nga! On Sunday, October 28, 2012 8pm at Dusit Thani Hotel Grand Ballroom. Their two hour nonstop concert will celebrate Original Pinoy Music, including their very own classic hits PERS LAB, IKAW LANG ANG MISS UNIVERSE NG BUHAY KO, BONGGA KA ‘DAY, BITIN SA YO, and many more. Their memory-tripping concert will gather most of the original Hotdog members, who have since gone on to lead their own professional lives – aside from Rene and Dennis, there will be drummer Jess Garcia, vocalists Gina Montes, Maso Diez, Joy Rivera, Rita Trinidad, and another former Hotdog member, crooner Arthur Manuntag.
The concert is for the benefit of the cancer-stricken children under the care of the Undying Wishes of Pinoys, Inc, formerly United Way Philippines, Inc.
Let us continue to support Filipino music and artists as Hotdog promises to make us feel proud Pinoys as they pay tribute to OPM with this concert.
Tickets are available at the Dusit Thani Hotel or thru 5430678.
You, readers of this post, will get 10% Discount if you get four (4) tickets or more for the P2,000-worth tickets. Get your tickets now!Dusit Thani Hotel, Events, Hotdog in Concert, Makati City | Comments
How can an urban street market flourish and become a must-visit destination for city goers with varied tastes?
The generous dollop of hard work and the exceptionality of the dining and shopping finds do count, as evinced by the continuous success of the Legazpi Sunday Market in Makati. For seven consecutive years, the weekend street souk—a must-visit stop in a dynamic city spearheaded by propitious entrepreneurs and artisans—remains a place where international cuisines, organic finds, hand-made products, green items, and local products can be found. Complementing the array of lifestyle possibilities in Makati, the Legazpi Sunday Market in Makati evidently showcases more of what Makati has to offer.
Meanwhile, GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc. (GMCI), a Makati-based transformative social marketing company, and the Legazpi Sunday Market organizers realized that what the street market currently presents to its customers can, in fact, further develop to nurture the promising businesses of the artisans and highlight the escalating stature of Makati.
“Being a Makati denizen and as a long-standing communications partner of the most distinguished industry players for years have given us a perspective on how staying relevant to the ever-changing lifestyle of your market matters,” notes Amor Maclang, Director for Communications of GMCI. “It’s one of the ideals that make us challenge ourselves to produce new, transformative, and game-changing ideas that serve as our inspirations to generate exceptional campaigns.”
Hence, GMCI, together with its partners and sponsors, are transforming the Legazpi Sunday Market into the Makati Street Market, the first and biggest artisanal market of its kind in the Philippines. Enthused by the verve of the renowned outdoor lifestyle markets in Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, and Paris, the Makati Street Market will retain the Legazpi Sunday Market’s open-air venue laid-out in a dazzling urban backdrop, which allows people to take pleasure in dining and shopping amid the vivacious Makati atmosphere. Furthermore, the enhanced street souk will be adapting the idea of artisanal market concepts, where purchasers will deal with the food artisans themselves.
To further foster the thrilling vibe of the district, where the street market is located, the market organizers will set up pocket events for four consecutive Sundays starting September 23 to October 14. The said activities include grilling competitions, adobo festival, dance and cocktail events, and even biking workshops highlighting Makati’s landscape as a city that boasts of accessibility.
A Destination that Marks the Spot
Geared to become the biggest of its kind in the country, the upcoming Makati Street Market is truly a grand scene, which will highlight not only the selection of good finds and good food in Makati, but also one of the reasons why the city is a dynamic address of endless lifestyle possibilities. Nonetheless, facades and environs aside, the main goal that the initiative truly aspires is to uphold and support more of the country’s local products and homegrown services, which will arguably lead to the growth of budding artisanal businesses like Mantequilla, Budbud Gourmet Suman, and Pinoy Ordurvz Foods for delicacies; Patika Beads and Wiresworks for fashion accessories; and Creative Definitions, Bicol Sweetgrass Handcrafts, and All in Red Clay Factory for crafts and home decor.
One of the known sponsors of the event is one of GMCI’s long-standing partners known for being at the helm of fostering the leisure and lifestyle options present in Makati.
Alveo Land—Ayala Land Inc.’s benchmark of lifestyle innovation—is joining the said market transformation since the location of the market itself is pivotal to the thriving dynamism in the district, where two of its landmark projects are located—The Lerato and Kroma Towers.
Apart from this, Makati Street Market also complements the Make It Happen! Make It Makati! campaign, an ongoing project initiated by Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), Makati Commercial Estate Association, Inc. (MACEA), and the local government of Makati, aiming to underscore the opportunities for the changing lifestyles of the city’s denizens. To date, the market’s location—Makati North—is being highlighted by the abovementioned groups as a lifestyle spot for young and creative denizens, since this district is landscaped with a range of bars, shopping spots, museums, and concept stores.
Evidently, the ongoing success of the Legazpi Sunday Market was no fluke, despite the fact that Makati already houses a wide-array of dining and shopping spots. And with the exceptional lifestyle concept that will be adapted and enhanced by the amplified Makati Street Market, the initiative will further strengthen Makati’s dynamism as an ideal address for today’s evolving urbanites, as well as the flourishing business of our fellow countrymen.
The Makati Street Market is located at the Legazpi Park in Makati City. The pocket events will run for four Sundays (September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14), from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Interested sponsors may contact 0917-521-4624 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Events, food, Food Strip, Makati Street Market | Comments
Celebrate with us as The Bistro Group hits 50 Stores this 2012!
We’re giving you a new treat this week J
Try Ma Maison’s New Dishes and Classic Japanese Western Favorites on Monday, September 3, 2012…
And get 50% OFF YOUR TOTAL BILL! Don’t miss this ONE-DAY-ONLY OFFER!
Ground floor, Greenbelt 2,Makati City
Tel. #: 729-9122
See you there!
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Last November 17th, the Symphony of Parol also called by Ayala Land as Christmas at the Gardens featuring Parol, opened at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.
Wizheart and I decided to celebrate his birthday there during the opening. We were again awed by the symphony of lights (its name last year).
Take a look:
After that awesome display, we got hungry, and so we checked out the newly opened restos at the Ayala Triangle. Look which restos are there.Ayala Avenue, Ayala Land, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Christmas decors, Food Strip, Makati City, Symphony of Lights at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Symphony of Parol | Comments
Check out the new Mang Inasal on C. Palanca Street corner De la Rosa Street, Makati City!Makati City, Mang Inasal, restaurants | Comments
I’m sure by now Nuffnang and PLDT myDSL have announced the lucky 90 bloggers who qualified for the special screening of the social network movie tonight.
Congratulations and enjoy the movie!
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