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Dr. Nestor Alonso II
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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.
AnExclusive Food Tasting
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Diamond Suites & Residences sent me an invitation, through The Freeman office, for an exclusive food tasting of select dishes that they would offer for their dinner buffet.
Italian Autumn Harvest Festival
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Countries that have four seasons load up their harvest in autumn to prepare for the incoming winter.
Delectable! Fashionable!
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Last October 5 and 6, presented the fourth biggest and grandest bridal fair in the city was presented by Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino – the Cebu Wedding Expo “Weddings at the Waterfront.”...
Cine Europa 2018 Cocktail Party
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Jean-Jacques Forte, Councilor of Cooperation and Consular Action for the French Embassy in the Philippines invited guests to an “aperitif dinatoire” cocktail gathering to celebrate Cine Europa 2018, at...
Pink October Charity Ball
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Every time you read the phrase “Pink October,” it means that in October, the ICanServe Foundation, an advocacy group that empowers women with breast cancer and disseminates breast cancer-related information...
Filipino Kakanin Cocktail Buffet
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
There is currently a need for infrastructure to support the rapid urbanization and the tourism industry. Hence, the fast construction of hotels, condominiums and malls. Towering structures have changed the skyline...
A nice breakfast destination
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 21, 2018 - 12:00am
It all started in 2015 when the Abaca Baking Company began operation. Today they are known for their handcrafted artisanal pastries which are freshly made in-house every morning using only unbleached flour.
Cebu Goes Culinary
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu Goes Culinary (CGC), an event organized by the Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI) will be held on September 21 to 22, at the SM Seaside City (Skyhall, lower ground floor and at the...
A Prelude to Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the “ber” months under the Georgian calendar. It is autumn in countries with four seasons, where farms are in the midst of harvesting produce in preparation for winter.
Fried Enoki, Please!
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Tasting Menu (menu degustation in French) is an assortment of small dishes served as a single meal in a restaurant.
Exquisite Spanish Cuisine
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Christianity is the greatest gift that Spain has given to the Philippines. As Christians, the faithful observe traditions like the celebration of Christmas, Lent and fiestas.
Authentic Cantonese Cuisine
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Cantonese cuisine is one the eight modern culinary arts of China.
The Allure of Swiss Cuisine
by Dr. Nestor Alonso II - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines celebrate Independence Day on June 12.
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