Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Myriad of Flavors Bursting in Restaurant 101

I was so lucky last Saturday when Sissy Peachy of The Peach Kitchen invited me to accompany her to attend an event in McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio. I had a chance to experience a lunch full of flavors at Restaurant 101 in Enderun Colleges. The foods we had indulged in will be posted next. 





Press Release

If you are armed with a hefty appetite and the insatiable zest to try out new things, Restaurant 101, the application restaurant of Enderun Colleges, is certainly the place to be! Home to Southeast Asia’s leading undergraduate culinary arts program, 101's seasonal menus are conceived by Enderun's world-renowned culinary faculty, showcasing the techniques of traditional French cuisine, the bold flavors of the Asian market, and a commitment to innovating with fresh, sustainable local ingredients.

Serving lunch and dinner Mondays to Saturdays, Restaurant 101 already enjoys name recall that mere mention of it creates visual images of things jaded palates yearn for. With Chef Thomas Wenger at its helm, it bursts with a myriad of flavors. Some of the offerings include ADF+Enderun signature dishes such as: Salmon Fillet, Mi-cuit, with Caper Herb Dressing and Warm Potato Salad; Lemongrass-scented Shrimp Broth Soup, with Crisp Vegetables; Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Granité; Pompano Fillets a la Nicoise, with Tomato Fondue and Virgin Olive Oil Emulsion; Fillet of Sea Bass, Clams, Baby Squid, Shellfish, in Butter Sauce; Chicken Basquaise, with Stewed Sweet Peppers and Bayonne Ham; and Stewed Tagaytay Vegetables, with Vanilla Barigoule and Coriander.





The restaurant's stylish interiors evoke the casual elegance of a contemporary Parisian bistro, while the student wait staff, working under the watchful eyes of the College's food and beverage faculty, brings freshness and unique charm to the 101 experience.  It also offers monthly wine tasting dinners, and with an open kitchen exhibit that stands out from the surfeit of Manila’s restaurants, it has definitely become a landmark, taking the spotlight in dining places to frequent.




Restaurant 101 also welcomes the return of its popular Prix-Fixe menus, affordable three-course daily lunch specials for only PhP 300. It can also accommodate private parties and large-scale banquets, in two salon privĂ©s and its magnificent, high-ceilinged 240-square-meter Atrium. The chic Bar d’Etoile, adjacent to the restaurant, serves some of Manila's finest cocktails under a stunning canopy of glass and starlight.

For private parties and corporate gatherings, two adjoining wood-paneled rooms seat twelve guests each, and two rooms may be used together to create a single space for up to twenty-four guests. It features state of the art IT equipment, which can be configured for a wide variety of audio-visual presentations.





Restaurant 101 at Enderun Colleges is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 11:30am to 2pm for lunch, and from 6 to 10pm for dinner. For more information and reservations, call 856-500 local 101.

For more information, please contact:
Lou Molina
External Relations Manager
Mobile: +63917 8038617
lou.molina@enderuncolleges.com

Mark Tan
External Relations Associate
Mobile: +63917 5933398
mark.tan@enderuncolleges.com

Enderun Colleges
1100 Campus Avenue
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Telephone: (632) 856 5000
Facsimile:   (632) 856 4656
www.enderuncolleges.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Treat at Reyes Barbecue, The Fort

Pork Liempo, Meal PhP 159.00



Leaving established friendship in Cisco Systems behind for a better opportunity in IBM's Corporate is delicious with Grilled foodies! I love grilled seafoods and red meat because its flavorful. Even more appetizing if marinated. Of course, nothing compares with Reyes Barbecue's marinated grilled meal treats.




Tuna Belly Meal PhP, 174.00



My treat! It's free. I paid it. I know its the best thing to do. It was to appreciate my friends' support, thanksgiving, and to mark this day another promising episode of my life will be coming up.  Plus,  I feel I had a raise in moving from one company to another. 



Chicken-Quarter Barbecue Meal, PhP 126.00



"What's your bestseller?" I asked the crew.  "Marinated Chicken-Quarter Barbecue, Pork Liempo Meal, and Tuna Belly are our top favorites", the crew replied.  So, we ordered the bestsellers and we also ordered, Pusit Meal, Bangus Belly Meal, Chicken Ass, and Butterscotch. 




Bangus Belly Meal, PhP 117.00



Sweet, spicy, fresh and juicy when the foodies were served. It was tasted like the way I imagined it, perfect for Filipino's receptors for taste. the Liempo was soft and tender. I wont forget the Chicken, it was really flavorful.



Pusit Meal, PhP 164.00



Among my top ten favorite food is the Chicken Ass, and Reyes Barbecue's Chicken Ass rendition was exceptional. Yummy, I slowly closed my eyes when I bit it. Bliss, when I felt the fat slowly melts in my mouth
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Chicken Ass, PhP 55.00 (two sticks)



The revelation of this whole dinning experience was the Butterscotch. Reyes Barbecues concocted buttered banana in a brand new level. I would suggest ice cream on top would make it extra special.



Butterscotch, PhP 30.00



I enjoyed the bond and camaraderie with my colleagues. Most specially, the grilled foodies satisfied me and my officemates. So long, I'm hoping to see them again soon. 





Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kapihan sa Balsa sa Niugan



This entry is supposedly posted last December. I know right? Picture with Santa Clause explains it all. Yes, this is another past cuisine exploration long overdue to be posted. Everyday is Christmas day anyway so I'm giving love to y'all today....my extreme love for coffee at Balsa sa Niugan in Malabon City.





With Sissys Anney and Peachy, and my niece Ykai, we were here to try their starbucks-y cakes. When we entered the store and peek at the pastry chiller, I was craving for Starbucks Oreo cheesecake. Sissy Anney treated us cakes.








I tried their green tea latte, not bad at all. The cakes are less expensive than Starbucks but the taste was not different. 





If you are from Malabon Caloocan and Navotas area and craving for starbucks coffee and cake it would take you long enough to the nearest Starbucks store to lost your appetite. So why not try Balsa?




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lydias Lechon and Baliwag Lechon Manok

Its been a while since the last time I post yummy food on this blog because I was so preoccupied training and establishing strong and positive relationship with my new colleagues since I moved to a brand new company, IBM.  


Lydia's Lechon: Kare-kare



Lydia's Lechon: Pinakbet



Lydias Lechong Baboy ( Roasted Pig)


One week of communication training in a classroom was boring. We learn things we already knew but repeatedly commit mistakes. We were kinda pressured because we need to pass the assessment at the end of the training. I'm glad we all passed. 

On our last day of training, we headed to SM Megamall's food court to celebrate. We had Lechon Manok from Baliwag Lechon Manok and Lechong Baboy, pinakbet, and kare-kare from Lydias Lechon. The all time Filipino favorite food were good but nothing extraordinary.



Baliwag Lechong Manok (PhP 240.00)


Yes, I'm proud IBMer now and I think I made a good decision this time. I was pleased to be with such an outstanding professional during orientation and training days. Never that I feel so cool



Louie, Boboy, the Dutches Kaye, Ancel, Me and Jen ( she took this photo)

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