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Dr. Nestor Alonso II
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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...
A Welcome for Foodies
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Foodies are people who eat food not out of hunger but due to their passion about food.
Beyond Sake, Japanese Whisky
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The earliest account of Japanese alcoholic beverages was written in the Kojiki (Japan’s first written history) compiled in the year 712. Sake is made from polished rice, water and koji mold (aspergillus oryzae)...
Cheese, Wine… and Art
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a lovely evening at a restaurant that effuses an upper class and charming ambiance in Nivel Hills, L:ahug, Cebu City – Anzani.
Chinese Cuisine Reinvented
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Mainstream and online journalists were recently invited to taste the new Chinese dishes at the Ching Hai Restaurant of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Chinese food was restructured at the restaurant, under the leadership...
Private Kitchen
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A decade ago, I was in Hong Kong with a group of tour operators and travel agents. We had dinner at the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a restaurant that serves French cuisine. L’Atelier translates to...
Spring Festival 2019
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The destination for the Spring Festival event in Cebu was Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort & Spa, where they celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year. Festivities began at 10:15 a.m. Consul General Jia Li from...
Xin Nián Kuài Lè
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Last February 5, the Chinese all over the world greeted one another “Xin nián kuài lè” (Happy New Year) for the Year of the Pig.
Pray. Dance. Eat. Live.
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Cebu has just completed the celebration of Fiesta Señor 2019 and plans are already made to hold a bigger festivity for the Santo Niño in 2020. The year 2021 is also fast approaching which marks the...
Cognac, I Like
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - January 25, 2019 - 12:00am
My affair with the world of wines and cognac began nearly 25 years ago when Ijoined the La Chainedes Rotisseurs, a gourmet society. Five to seven different kindsof wine are paired with the food during a dinner. No...
Lunch with the Chinese Consul General
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Consul General Jia Li of the People’s Republic of China in Cebu hosted a luncheon exclusively for Cebu media at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa.
A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
On January 14, 2003, I wrote an article, “Wine Here, Beer There and Distilled Spirits Everywhere.”
A classic christmas
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
It is a Yuletide ritual for business centers and the hospitality industry to herald the start of the Christmas season with the lighting of the Christmas tree.
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