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The Maya Kitchen Presents Chef George Lizares Of LJC Group

This coming November 29, 2014, Chef George Lizares of the famed LJC Group of Restaurants will share special recipes as a tribute to Larry Cruz of the iconic restaurants such as Cafe Adriatico, Bistro Remedios, and Cafe Havana.

Entitled "A Christmas Dinner Larry Would Love," Chef George will prepare Cheerful Feta and Watermelon Salad; Kingfish and Shrimp Curry in Coconut; Chicken with Three Mushrooms; Couscous with Seven Vegetables; and Baklava.

The recipes are a tribute to the late Larry Cruz, founder of LJC Group. Chef George started working for the LJC Group in 1998 as an F&B manager. He is now the corporate executive chef of LJC.

Aside from LJC Group, he also worked for the Bistro Group, Julius Maggie Kitchen, Taal Vista Hotel, Camp John Hay, and many others both here and abroad.

To quote Larry Cruz- "A good meal is one that satisfies all the senses ... More than just looking good, it has to taste good ... match the setting ... More important for me, it should be…

Thanksgiving Turkey Feast From Bizu

If you're planning to spend Thanksgiving at home and doesn't have time to prepare, then simply visit the nearest Bizu branch and they will take care of your Thanksgiving feast.

Celebrate Thanksgiving At Chef Jessie Restaurants

Good food is synonymous with Thanksgiving. This annual event that began in the North Americas is a national holiday that is usually celebrated with a turkey. It commemorates the Harvest Festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 and is held every 4th Thursday of November.

It is traditional Thanksgiving at its best at Chef Jessie Restaurants at  Rockwell Center, Makati, Citibank Tower, Makati and Eastwood, Quezon City.

Figaro's Yuletide Goodies

This Yuletide Season, Figaro introduces specially crafted cakes to bring in the holiday cheer.

Red Velvet Cake. This is love especially the frosting. Nice gift idea too.


French Baker Turns 25

The first French Baker opened in SM City North EDSA 25 years ago and since then, it has opened a total of fifty-two branches all over the country and expanded its food offerings, and continues to evolve and innovate to meet the demands of the changing times.


Alchemy Resto- Bar

Tucked in the bustling Burgos District of Makati, Alchemy weaves its magic to both locals and foreigner food and drink enthusiasts.


Degustation Dinner With The Culinary Historians Of The Philippines

I've attended a lot of food tasting, degustation, and other food related events but having a degustation dinner with the Culinary Historians of the Philippines (CHOP) is a different and surreal experience. These are the group of real "foodies." Those who take time to explore new places (including provinces) and compare the dishes from this place with that place.

I remember a nice conversation I had with my tablemates about halo-halo. According to one CHOP member, there's this small store in Nasugbu, Batangas that's famous for its halo-halo. Alas, it only opens at 3pm daily and closes until all the ingredients run out. Deets about CHOP and halo-halo soon.

The venue for the Degustation Dinner was at 100 Revolving Restaurant.


Triple O's Now Open in SM Aura Premier

Triple O's Burger, the famous Canadian burger place opens its second store in the Philippines and is located at the posh SM Aura Premier in Taguig City.


PRODUCT REVIEW: Pocari Sweat

I admit I haven't heard about Pocari Sweat until it was offered to me for review. Living under a rock has its disadvantages- haha.

I didn't really know what Pocari Sweat is until the bottles were given to me. The first thing that comes to mind was- Energy Drink. However, I was corrected that it was an Ion Supply Drink. A what? I am familiar with alkaline drink but an ion drink is quite new to me.



CEBU: Cafe Tiala

My last foray to Cebu was in 2012 and there are so many new things and restaurants and coffeeshops to discover during my trip last September. I've made a list of the restaurants I wanted to visit but my friend suggested Cafe Tiala. It also happens that she haven't tried dining at the place yet. Yey!



Treat-and-Treat

This is a long overdue post but still worth posting.

Last October 30, my daughter covered the Nickelodeon event in SMX Convention Center. And because we don't frequent that area, she wanted to try the drinks at Caffe Bene. I was in for a surprise though because she said that she's picking the tab!


Soiree Beaujolais 2014

Every 3rd Thursday of November, the journey of Beaujolais Nouveau make its way from the small villages and towns of the Beaujolais region of Morgon, Brouilly, Macon Villages, and Cinsault Rose throughout France, Paris and all parts of the world.


RECIPE: Salmorejo Soup

Using herbs is predominant in most traditional French cuisine and this Salmorejo is not an exception. Thanks to Chef Cara Davis and The Maya Kitchen for sharing the recipe.


The Maya Kitchen November Baking And Cooking Schedules

Bake to Your Heart’s Content at The Maya Kitchen Learn the basics of baking and more this month of November as The Maya Kitchen offers classes to hone your skills in front of the oven.             Basic Baking is on November 11-14 and 25-28, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-2pm. The class includes basic baking techniques applicable to small and commercial scale production of recipes and formulations of quick breads, pies, cookies, cakes and other bread.             Basic Cakesis on November 8, Saturday, 9am-1pm.The class with hands-on will teach the recipes of Angel Food Cake, Chiffon Cake, Dark Chocolate Cake and Butter Cake.