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The Christmas tree lights up!
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
These days we hear Christmas songs played in the radio, news anchors announcing the countdown to Christmas Day, solicitations trickling in at the office, employees in the malls wearing Santa outfits, and the better...
Lunch Date with Beauty Queens
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Spain’s Chaiyenne Huisman is crowned the winner of the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019. Her prize package includes travel around the Philippines with her royal court: Dominican Republic’s Eoanna...
Tapas and Wines all night
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 8, 2019 - 12:00am
A fellowship dinner was organized by La Chaine des Rotisseurs at the Enye Restaurant in Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan. Chef Jose Luis “Chele” Gonzalez and Crimson GM Didier Belmonte personally welcomed...
Anniversary dinner of the People’s Republic of China
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 25, 2019 - 12:00am
t was a privilege and honor to be included in the guest list in the celebration of the 70th Founding Anniversary of the at the Marco Polo Plaza. Consul General Jia Li of the People’s Republic of China in Cebu,...
A restaurant with a view
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Cebuano culinary scene has its latest addition – the Balay sa Busay. The place is located on the road leading to the top of Busay Hills.
Waterpark Resort Turns 10
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Tourism has become a major industry. As of a recent count, eight million tourists – both international and domestic – have come to the Central Visayas and 5.5 million of these have visited Cebu.
Eat and Drink Italian
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Last month the theme “Eat and Drink Italian” was launched at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, to commemorate the 765th birthday of Italian explorer and merchant Marco Polo, who travelled throughout Asia (1271-1295)...
For the love of chocolate
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Chocolate took the center stage in an event called “Chocolate Decadence,” where every dish served – from appetizers to the main dish – had an element of chocolate in it.
Moonlit French Dinner
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Titania Wine Cellar and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu recently hosted an event called “Moonlit” at the BLU Bar & Grill.
Moon Festival 2019
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China, next only to the Chinese New Year. It is also called the Moon Festival because it is celebrated when the moon is the biggest and fullest on...
A Wedding Anniversary Feast
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Celebrating wedding anniversaries all began during the Holy Roman Empire when a husband crowned his wife with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a gold wreath on their 50th.
A Love Affair with Swiss Cuisine
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Switzerland celebrates its National Day every August 1, to commemorate the independence of the Swiss Confederation from the House of Hapsburg.
Top accounts appreciation party
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Two sister hotels, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino and Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino, have made it a tradition to award their respective loyal clients and trusted partners both new and old with an appreciation...
Spanish Cooking with Chef Juan Carlos de Terry
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Last June, two food-and-wine events were sponsored in Cebu by Happy Living Philippines Corporation and their partner, Terry’s Selection. Part One was the Cebu Trade Wine Tour Wine at the Circa 1900.
A Prologue to American Independence Day
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Last July 4, the United States commemorated the adoption of its Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu GM Brian Connelly from the U.S. invited the local media to a dinner...
“Cebu Trade Wine Tour”
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, members of the local media and other guests were invited by Happy Living Philippines Corporation and Terry’s Selection to an evening called “Cebu Wine Trade Tour” at the Circa 1900.
The Regional Dishes of Mindanao
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It was the 121th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence last June 12. Republic Act 4166 changed the date of the celebration from July 4 to June 12. To commemorate this historic event, Marco Polo...
A Brand New Salad
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Welcome the “Bring It ‘Chon Salad!” It is made with romaine lettuce, turnip, cherry tomatoes, quinoa, fried garlic and two other ingredients that are proudly Cebuano specialties, lechon and mango....
Fine Dining in the Wild
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Welcome to the wild!” the greetings guests and friends heard upon arrival at the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park, the premier park in the country, a zoological collection of wild animals living in a 300-hectare...
Chinese Banquets in Cebu
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve spent a month to view two new videos on Chinese food. “Destination Flavour: China” is one, with Adam Liaw exploring China’s history through its food.
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