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Eats in Cebu: Salad Toss

Have you broken your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Good news: It’s not too late to pick up the habit again, especially with Zee Lifestyle Directory‘s guide to the most delectable salads in town.

Photography by Joseph Ong/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, August-September 2014

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT The Chocolate Chamber’s Chocolate Salad; Brique Modern Kitchen’s Arabian Salad; Isidra Comfort Cantina’s Thai Asian Prawn Salad; Tymad Bistro’s Gratin de Fruitas de Mer and Salad (Photography by Joseph Ong/Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, August-September 2014)

CHOCOLATE SALAD
The Chocolate Chamber

The Chocolate Chamber’s Chocolate Salad proves that chocolate on a salad is possible.

Served with the Chocolate High Tea from 3:21 p.m. – 5:21 p.m., this chocolate on fresh greens, tomatoes and lavender petals completes the ultimate TCC experience, alongside a light meal that includes raisin and lemon scones, homemade marmalade, pralines, artisan chicken sandwich, artisan tuna sandwich, and a cup of hot chocolate.

P. Quirino cor. Magsaysay Sts., Mabolo
63. 917 628 7661
Facebook: The Chocolate Chamber

ARABIAN SALAD
Brique Modern Kitchen

The latest venture of the Creative Cuisine Gourmet group might’ve been around for a while, but the city’s gastronomes have already been flocking in and out of Brique Modern Kitchen along Salinas Road. It offers culturally diverse flavors you get to taste in their entrees and desserts.

An example is the Arabian Salad, made with fresh romaine lettuce, grapes, minced chicken breast, and a Middle Eastern touch of chick peas and pita chips, all smothered in a cucumber yogurt dressing. It’s rich yet subtle in taste – a trademark of any Arabian dish.

42 Salinas Drive, Lahug
6332. 414 1720
Facebook: BriquePH

THAI PRAWN SALAD
Isidra Comfort Cantina

Famed to bring comfort food in a casual, cool setting, Isidra Comfort Cantina also dives into a sea of cuisines including Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, and Filipino. While their homegrown flavors are a hit, their Thai Asian Prawn Salad is a must-try.

This Isidra original is served with prawns grilled to juicy perfection, but the dish’s hero is the crispy Asian vermicelli that adds to the bursting texture and flavor brought by its uniquely savory and spicy dressing.

Oftana Bldg., Jasmin cor. Don Mariano Cui Sts., Capitol
6332. 263 1101
Facebook: Isidra Comfort Cantina

GRATIN DE FRUITS DE MER AND SALAD
Tymad Bistro

Giving an ambiance of modern-day Paris, Tymad takes pride in dishes touched by the language of love.

The Gratin de Fruits de Mer and Salad offers a double hit of freshness. tossed with the harmonious blend of seafood’s au gratin, crouton, and cheese, the greens exude a distinct rich aroma and delectable taste perfect after an all-day’s work.

Maria Luisa Road, Banilad
6332. 239 7385
Facebook: Tymad Bistro

by Jane Enriquez and Bea Prospero
Originally published in Zee Lifestyle Directory, August-September 2014. Like Zee Lifestyle Directory on Facebook for more updates.

Events

A Feast for the Senses

Crimson Chefs - Masahiro Kinoshita, Naoki Eguchi, Daniel Johnston, Javier Garcia, Allan Barios, Andrew Simpson
By Joanna Cuenco 

June 8 – Mactan, Cebu | For one of its biggest dining events of the year as part of the highly anticipated Cebu Food and Wine Festival, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan curated an epicurean journey that brought guests on gastronomic flights of fancy, fine cuisine. A Feast for the Senses showcased the creativity and excellence of the resort’s culinary team through a dine-around event at its four dining destinations that invited guests to sample the best that each restaurant had to offer: international cuisine at Saffron, Spanish at Enye by Chele Gonzalez, Japanese at Aka by Naoki Eguchi, and desserts and more drinks at Azure Beach Club.

Maria Paz Perdices, Ambra Anzani, Ema Onda,Kate Anzani, Kumiko Onda, Daisy Barns

Tamsin Booth, Didier Belmonte, Frances Siao, Celeste Miranda, Bert Miranda, Bob Booth

Spirits were high and beverages flowed freely the whole evening, thanks to Philippine Wine Merchant, A Wine Company, The Wine Club, Don Revy, Sommelier Selection, Engkanto Brewery, M. Lhuillier Food Product Inc., Future Trade International, Happy Living Philippines, Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, and Bauhinia Brewery.

Allan Barios at Saffron dessert station

Ulysse Jouanneaud

Margarette Lhuiller and Perl Jacalan

For the after-party and entertainment at Azure Beach Club, renowned mixologist Ulysse Jouanneaud took over the bar, crafting cocktails with Bacardi, Don Papa, Cointreau, and Sula Brands. Chef Allan Barrios presented a dessert spread that included key lime pralines, vanilla bourbon truffles, honey coconut cryos, and tiny flower-potted bamboo shoots that turned out to be made of pistachio. These little works of art were planted alongside vibrant green foliage, smooth stones, and a faux fog effect that created a tropical rainforest diorama out of the dessert table.

Lechon belly station at Saffron

Dessert display at Azure Beach Club

Yellowfin tuna tataki

Grilled mackerel with laksa boullabaise

The night sky and the distant lights of neighboring islands were the perfect backdrop for a high-energy LED dance performance and fantastic fireworks display that left guests in awe and applause. 

Rose Hudson

Chele Gonzalez

Brava potato with chorizo at Enye

LED and Tron Dance

Aka Private Room

The Cebu Food and Wine Festival is supported by the Department of Tourism – Philippines, Visit Central Visayas, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cebu Business Month, and Cebu Pacific Air. 

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The First NUSTAR BALL

Janine Taylor, June Alegrado, Jackie Lotzof, Frances Siao, Ina Ronquillo and Christine Pelaez

The NUSTAR Ballroom, a magnificent venue at the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu, sets the stage for last night’s first-ever NUSTAR Ball.

Black was the color of night at the Zee table.

Glamorous guests from Manila and Cebu converged at the NUSTAR Ballroom, an exquisite venue within the NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu. The evening unfolded with a seated 5-course dinner. The opulent feast started with Beetroot Salmon Gravlax, adorned with caper berries, caviar, set with delicate edible flowers; and a main course of Compressed Pork Belly with Crackling Skin and Baby Scallops. Another highlight was the auction of coveted items like Dior and YSL handbags, a limited-edition Bulgari watch, and an exclusive 2-night stay in Nustar’s opulent 3-bedroom villa—complete with a private pool and a dedicated butler. The charity evening benefited the Cameleon Association, an NGO based in Iloilo City created in 1997 that developed a global approach to act on the causes and effects of sexual violence against children.

Nora Sol, Beth Go, Frances Siao and Marylou Ong

Ina Ronquillo, Maryanne Aboitiz and Jackie Lotzof

Designers Jun Escario and Philip Rodriguez

Philip Rodriguez with NUSTAR Malls two power ladies: May Adolfo and Joanna Salazar

Lana Osmeña with Mariquita Yeung

PJ Castillo and Kaye Abad with Cary Santiago

Drew Sarmiento with LV Manager Adrian Decuigan

Cary Santiago with Eva Gullas

Manila socialites Julie Boschi and Ching Cruz with June Alegrado

It was a night of elegance, luxury, and unforgettable memories as ladies in long gowns and gentlemen in black ties danced the night away.

 

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen Lands in Cebu

By Joanna Cuenco

June 13 – Cebu City | Danish lifestyle brand Flying Tiger Copenhagen has landed in Cebu, opening its first branch in the Philippines outside Metro Manila at the upper ground floor of SM Seaside City.  

Since its first store in Copenhagen in 1995, Flying Tiger has aimed to share products that not only look good, but make people feel good too. There’s something for everyone aged one to 100: toys, art materials, homeware, party supplies, workout gear, travel essentials, fashion accessories, and more. There will be fresh drops at the store every three to four weeks, so there’s always something exciting to look forward to and share with family and friends. 

Product designs range from minimalist and “aesthetic” to cute and kitschy. Find lifestyle essentials like food storage and home organizers, tea towels and toothbrush holders, to some awesome things you didn’t know you needed, like a handheld sewing machine and a beach chair for your phone. 

Even though the 200+ square meter space is fully stocked with hundreds of items, the store layout and neat display make it such a joy to look at all of the things and make the shopping experience easy and enjoyable. Flying Tiger believes a richer life does not cost a fortune, so items start at only P30, or even lower with some special promos.

The store opened with a traditional Danish cake-cutting ceremony with Jet Tan, Flying Tiger Copenhagen Store Operations Manager of APAC Region; Gladhys Rodriguez, Merchandising Manager of Flying Tiger Copenhagen Philippines; Billi Jin Esguerra-Perez, Marketing Manager of Flying Tiger Copenhagen Philippines; and JB Tan, Mall Manager of SM Seaside City Cebu. 

Zandra Len Salvador and Drew Sarmiento

Sarree Pimentel with Lian

Rizanne Tiongko, Joanna Cuenco and Anya Morrissey

Jen and Jas Sarmiento, Rere Dakay, Kirby Yu with Kayden

Jaja Chiongbian Rama with Sebi and Georgiana

Eleni Paray, Hazel Tirol and Mitchelle Lua

Flying Tiger is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Stores Specialists, Inc., the country’s largest specialty retailer that handles a network of 593 stores and 94 brands, including some of the  most recognized names in the world.

Facebook: @FlyingTigerCopenhagenPH

Instagram: @flyingtigerph

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