COOKING WITH CHARACTER
First Time in America Part Two
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - March 25, 2014 - 12:00am
The second leg of our journey involved plans for a winter holiday. All my life, I have had summer holidays but never experienced winter.
A wonderful Chinese Lauriat
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - March 11, 2014 - 12:00am
A Chinese Lauriat is a meal for special celebrations. In the Fujian dialect, the word "lauriat" is "lao diat", which means "special occasion." In Cebu, the earliest written record of a Lauriat is the one written...
Italianni’s
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - March 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Travel to Italy with a substantial budget and you can dine in true Italian fashion. You can start with the Antipasti (appetizers) and you can choose between the affettati misti (select cold cuts) and the piatti freddi...
Salt pairing
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - February 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Perhaps my friends, you have been invited to a wine pairing dinner where each dish is accompanied by a particular wine and you will judge whether it complements each other.
Galloping horases!
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - January 28, 2014 - 12:00am
Three days from today, January 31, 2014, will be the start of the celebration of the Spring Festival and the wooden horse will be galloping at the Shangri-la's Mactan Island Resort & Spa to usher in Chinese New...
Fiesta Señor and Sinulog 2014
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - January 21, 2014 - 12:00am
We can compare it to the Magellan expedition that left Spain in Sept 20, 1519 and arrived in Sept 6, 1522 and the entire voyage took a total of 1083 days or 2 years, 11 months, 18 days. We do recall that the statue...
Goodbye 2013 Welcome 2014
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - December 31, 2013 - 12:00am
In the next few hours, we will finally say goodbye to 2013, a year that has been particularly very challenging and we hope and pray that year 2014 would be a much less stressful year. I have just started to rebuild...
Celebrations at Shangri-La
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - December 17, 2013 - 12:00am
It all began in 1933 when a novel "Lost Horizon" was written by James Hilton about a mystical valley called Shangri-La and the main character Hugh Conway found the perfect place to be spiritually and mentally at...
They all came to help
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - December 10, 2013 - 12:00am
France was one of the countries that came to assist the Philippines in recovering from the devastation brought by that unforgiving Typhoon Yolanda.
Christmas after ‘Yolanda’
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - December 3, 2013 - 12:00am
It has been a tradition among the better hotels in Cebu to mark the start of the Christmas season with the lighting of the Christmas tree. Members of the press, especially those who are in the lifestyle section,...
A Silver Lining
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - November 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Once again, it is the Culminating Dinner Event at the International Culinary Arts Academy Cebu (email icaac@pldtdsl.net ) and all graduating students of the Two-Year Culinary Arts Chefs Programme are required to...
Life must go on
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - November 19, 2013 - 12:00am
It is a most difficult task to write this article because areas in Northern Cebu that were directly hit by Typhoon Yolanda last November 8 have hardly begun to recover.
A whiff of sicily
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - November 5, 2013 - 12:00am
An event called "Tasteful Ideas and Delectable Dining" was organized by Titania Wine Cellar, Inc. with its President & CEO Jose Meneses and Account Executive Janice Ceniza at the Acqua Italian Restaurant, Shangri-La's...
Much ado about something
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - October 29, 2013 - 12:00am
It is all about Choobi Choobi, a restaurant owned by the Tanchan family which has offered to the residents of Cebu new tweaks to Filipino dishes.
Michel’s Delicafe
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - October 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Cebu has undergone a lot of changes in terms of availability of grocery goods and imported food items. In the sixties, the only places to shop were Carbon market, Taboan market, T. Padilla market, Cadigal grocery...
As if time stood still
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - October 15, 2013 - 12:00am
An invitation was sent to select members of the press by Steven Kokseng, Marketing Manager of Harbour City Dimsum House Inc., to join the Executive Committee in the opening of the newly renovated Dimsum Break in...
You are invited to Casa Amparito
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
Casa Amaparito is the latest restaurant to join the ever expanding world of Culinaria Cebu, the centerpiece of what this city can do to welcome its ever increasing numbers of guests and residents. It can be found...
Men and a woman in black
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - October 1, 2013 - 12:00am
These kitchen personalities with black uniforms and white hats were featured in the latest version of Culinary Journeys of Marco Polo Cebu Plaza called Chefs United. Under the supervision of culinary consultant Jessica...
Best seat in the house
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - September 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Two chefs at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Executive Chef Marco Amarone and Korean Chef Lee Seung Joon gave a live cooking demonstration to select members of Cebu’s media and we were seated at the Chef’s...
Ordre Mondial @ City Sports
by Dr. Nestor Alonso ll - September 10, 2013 - 12:00am
There is an association here in Cebu that has the objective of promoting good wines, liqueurs and spirits. Called the L’Ordre Mondial, it is the special branch of La Chaine Group and members study the development...
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