Chuck Hughes at Greenbelt 3 Open Park this February 26

We watch so many cooking shows at home, I can’t keep track of all the hot new chefs.
Who exactly is Chuck Hughes?

The Canadian celebrity chef and host of Chuck’s Day Off will meet Filipino fans on February 26, 2012 at the Greenbelt 3 Open Park, at 6 PM.
For this event, the audience will be treated to live rock and roll music, while Chef Hughes demonstrates unique dishes such as Crispy Sockeye Salmon Fillet, Pan-grilled Scallops on Green Gazpacho, and Chocolate Tapioca Arancini.
Seafood will be provided by the Embassy of Canada.

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Chuck Hughes will be visiting Manila in conjunction with the Asian Food Channel (AFC), which airs Chuck’s Day Off every Wednesday at 9 PM.
He is the youngest Canadian chef to win the popular show, Iron Chef America.
So passionate is he about food, that his favourites are permanently inked on his arms in the form of bacon, lobster, arugula leaves and even lemon meringue pie.
After graduating from Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec in Canada, Chef Hughes worked in some of Montreal’s most popular restaurants before opening his first restaurant Garde Manger, a den-like restaurant where he puts his magical spin on comfort food, and serves decadent meals along with his favourite rock soundtracks.
Continuing with his unwavering respect for the finest produce, Chef Hughes opened his second eatery, Le Bremner, with his two best friends.

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A Day Off With Chuck Hughes Tour is presented by The Asian Food Channel, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center
Major Sponsor: Indesit – Ariston
Hotel Partner: Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
Media Sponsors: Manila Bulletin, Radio High 105.9, WhenInManila.com, and Skycable
The Embassy of Canada, Rustan’s, Skycable and De La Salle – College of St. Benilde.

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Andreas Vienna Pastry Art

This Valentine’s Day, Chef Andreas Gillar offers unique Valentine treats you won’t find anywhere else.

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Heart shaped Macaron with chocolate filling (One dozen – Php 440)

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White chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting and heart shaped Macarons (One dozen – Php 1,000)

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Open Macaron with strawberry filling (One dozen – Php 900)


The Truffle Cake 9×9 (Php 1100)

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The Black Forest (Php 1250)

To order:
Andreas Vienna Pastry Art
45 Scout Madrinan Street, QC
(0918) 807 3172

About Chef Andreas:
A native of Austria, executive pastry Chef Andreas Gillar honed his expertise with close to 20 years of international experience. He acquired his education in the School for Pastry and Bakery in Baden, after which he graduated as Master Confectioner at the Master School for Pastry in Vienna.
He worked as executive pastry chef for Café Wien in Jakarta, then as pastry chef consultant at Hotel Caravelle in Saigon.
He was corporate pastry chef as well of Hashoo Group, which owns and operates two Marriott Hotels and seven Pearl Continental Hotels. His most recent post prior to joining Enderun Colleges was as executive pastry chef of The Peninsula Manila.

Moleskine® meets LEGO®

Anyone who’s been to our house would know how Lego-obsessed our boys are. That’s why the latest Moleskines are close to my heart.
The new limited edition set of Moleskine® notebooks is the latest in a series that plays with pop icons of our times, including: Woodstock, Pac-Man, Petit Prince, and Star Wars.

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Moleskine’s new LEGO® collection offers four different formats: ruled and plain notebooks both in pocket and large sizes. The cover is debased, silkscreened, with different color LEGO plates built in each of the four models of the notebooks.

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Inside: a printed themed flyleaf, an inner pocket, a color-coordinated bookmark, and ten adhesive labels representing LEGO bricks and LEGO men to personalize your records and pages.

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Moleskine LEGO® Limited Edition Notebooks:
• Ruled Notebook Large: debossing and a real black LEGO® plate on the cover, adhesive labels, silkscreen on the flyleaf (PHP 1550)
• Ruled Notebook Pocket: debossing, yellow silkscreen and a real yellow LEGO® plate on the cover, adhesive labels, colour coordinated bookmark, silkscreen on the flyleaf (PHP 1140)
• Plain Notebook Large: debossing, red silkscreen and a real red LEGO® plate on the cover, adhesive labels, color coordinated bookmark, silkscreen on the flyleaf (PHP 1550)
• Plain Notebook Pocket: green silkscreen and a real green LEGO® plate on the cover, adhesive labels, color coordinated bookmark silkscreen on the flyleaf (PHP 1140)

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http://www.moleskineasia.com/

Reads

National Bookstore is my playground! It’s the one place I can’t enter without buying anything, and this year I planned on reading more paper, instead of being online all the time. Yesterday I went magazine shopping and got these:

1) Philippine Tatler‘s LIST issue is juicy. Well, because lists sell and everyone wants to be in some sort of list that makes them more sosy. This issue tells you whom Tatler says are the most stylish, most invited, most gracious hosts in the Philippines, plus the 400 people who are who’s who (I know 29—so yay me!).
I didn’t read all the text, but enjoyed looking at all the photos. Even though you’re not into that scene (like me), it’s interesting to step into their world for a few minutes and then close the magazine and go back into your “dreary” life. No, seriously. It’s entertaining.

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2) I bought Appetite magazine because I heard there was a Chicken Kiev recipe inside. I would ask my chef husband to teach it to our cook. Then again, it might be easier to order it from the Russian lady who sells them at Legaspi market, as Marks & Spencer Chicken Kiev is now always out of stock!
This looks so good….

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3) I picked up Dwell magazine due to a recommendation of The Wanderlister.
As a home/design lover, it is seriously the best magazine I have picked up in a very long time. It features the most unique spaces all over Asia and Australia. It makes you envious and think how passé is your own home. I love this magazine and look forward to future issues.

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4) Earlier I discovered the 150 series of design books. Rarely do I pick up a design book where I like almost everything inside. If you’re into home design and renovation, these are two very good resource books.
Right now I have 150 Best New House Ideas and 150 Best Kitchen Ideas because our eight-year-old kitchen is in dire need of renovation. I can’t wait to see the others in the series: 150 Bathrooms, 150 Loft Ideas, etc. I just have to find out which National Bookstore has them.

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Caviar and champagne at Lusso

Indulge in caviar and champagne, specially priced this Valentine’s Day, only at Lusso.
A selection of caviar ranges from Php 8,500 for Sevruga caviar with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Brut
to Php 13,000 for Acetra caviar with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Rosé.
Caviar is served with white toast points, white onions, lemon wedges, French butter, egg yolk, egg white, chives, blini, crème fraiche.

LUSSO CAVIAR AND CHAMPAGNE

To reserve, call Lusso at Greenbelt 5, Makati, 756-5893.

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