Dr. Nestor Alonso II
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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.
Cuban Summer in Cebu
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - May 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Summer of 2019 is nearly over and the pages in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Snapchat, Tumblr and others are filled with posts of the excitement and bonding shared among family and friends. Cebu has the...
Thirteen Going on Thirty
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a fantasy romantic movie starring Jennifer Garner about a girl who dreams to be fashionable at 13 years of age. At her birthday party, she was bullied by her classmates and she wishes that she was 30 years...
“Cool Blue Summer”
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
It was the second quarter media lunch for the year at the Bluewater Maribago Beach. The theme was “Cool Blue Summer.” Select mainline and online journalists were invited to sample the highlights of the...
A Night of Spanish Treats
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
They say that change is inevitable. In order to succeed in this ever-changing world, one has to constantly innovate. Many businesses follow this adage, including restaurants where new dishes are regularly introduced...
The GM’s Cocktail Party
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The first Waterfront Cebu General Manager Anders Hallden’s cocktail party this year was held at the pool gazebo last March 27. The guests came from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) with...
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