Cibo di Marghi now has Food To Go for Christmas
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Christmas Eve dinner used to be something that families prepared for weeks in advance. I still have fond memories of lechon and turkey at my Lola Paying’s.
My lola is no longer with us but I can still have a great Christmas spread for my family by ordering dishes from one of our favorite restaurants.

Cibo di Marghi introduces Food To Go for Christmas, which includes some of my favorite dishes, including Beef Tenderloin “Tagliata al Rosmarino” and Chilean Sea Bass or Norwegian Salmon “al Sale” or baked in salt crust.

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Other dishes available are Timballo al Forno

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Classic Baked Lasagna

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Roast Chicken all’Aglio Olio e Rosmarino

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Slow–Roast Beef Belly

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Roast Half Carcass of Lamb

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Tiramisù Croccante di Marghi and Crepe Millefoglie

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And more

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Cibo platters

Cibo platters

Cibo platters

Orders must be placed at least three days in advance.
50% downpayment through bank deposit is required to confirm.
To order, call (02) 729-0030 or (0917) 513-8932 or email
You may pick up your orders at Cibo di Marghi’s commissary in Whitespace, Makati City.

To know more follow them on Facebook or Instagram @cibodimarghi.

Raffles Makati celebrates a year in Provence at Mireio
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Raffles Makati celebrates 365 days of Mireio.
In-honor of its first year anniversary, the Provençal-inspired upscale brasserie will be serving a selection of its popular dishes this December 8 to 12, 2017 from 12 to 10:30 PM continuously at PHP 365 nett.

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Savor select French Mediterranean favorites for lunch and dinner at the special anniversary rate.
Appetizers include the signature smoked salmon tartare with Granny Smith apple and Dijon mustard cream; classic tomato tart with clams and escargot, garnished with rocket salad and parmesan cheese; and soup of green lentil with pan-seared foie gras and truffle oil.

A Year in Provence in Mireio 2-1

For the main course, choose from a selection of Provençal slow-cooked oxtail parmentier, traditional herb-crusted jackfish on ratatouille, and orzo with king prawns flambéed in Pastis and star anise cream.
End it with apple tart tatin topped with vanilla ice cream, lavender crème brûlée for a taste of Provence, and 65% Maraicabo chocolate mousse with truffle and hazelnut crunch.
For more information and reservations, call 795 0707 or email

LOOK: All the Jollibee pics of Prime Minister Trudeau you need to see
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Everybody knows if you want to go viral, you do Jollibee.
When Anthony Bourdain dined at Jollibee in an episode of Parts Unknown, everyone went nuts!

Yesterday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Manila for the ASEAN SUMMIT, his first stop from the airport was Jollibee’s North Harbour branch, along with his security detail.

Trudeau at Jollibee

The visit had been arranged days before by the Canadian Embassy.
According to a Jollibee representative, Trudeau has already been to their first branch in Canada. He wanted to visit a Jollibee here because apparently, Jollibee is a big deal in Canada.

PM Trudeau at JB 5

LOL. What a rockstar.

PM Trudeau at JB 4

Oh, and Trudeau has a soft spot for Filipinos because his nanny was a Filipina, said the Jollibee representative.
He arrived at Jollibee North Harbour yesterday at 4:30 PM and stayed for 30 minutes to interact with Jollibee officials, customers and the crew.

PM Trudeau at JB 2


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PM Trudeau at JB 1

If he ran for Philippine president tomorrow, he would win.

PM Trudeau at JB 8

Oh God, how cute!

PM Trudeau at JB 11

Girl: Deadma

PM Trudeau at JB 7

This girl has way too many photos with Trudeau, so she wins too.

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He even picked at her fries.

PM Trudeau at JB 10

If you’re curious as to what Trudeau ordered, he had a one-piece Chickenjoy with rice and a Strawberry Tea Float. He didn’t finish his actual order though (too much chika?), so he had it to go.

PM Trudeau at JB 12

PS. Thank God he didn’t do a boodle fight because, gross.

Kuysen: Inspiring creativity, delivering solutions for 28 years
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Everyone knows how much I love great bathrooms. I first heard about Kuysen when they opened their first showroom in Greenbelt in 1989 and I was invited to do a collaboration with them.
When we started building our house more than 15 years ago, I came back to Kuysen as a customer.

Kuysen Enterprises was founded by Kuysen Go, who started with Tyrolit, a brand of bonded abrasives. Later on, Kuysen also brought in German manufacturing brands Hansgrohe and Duravit, and it became one of the country’s foremost authorities in bathrooms and bathroom fixtures and accessories.

When Kuysen invited us to their newest showroom at The Eton Greenbelt Residences, Legaspi Street, Makati, we were excited to discover their new offerings, such as the Zanotta mirror and Vibia Cosmos lights at the entrance.

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“Kuysen’s mandate is to bring uninterrupted elegance to the whole house,” said Kuysen Enterprises President Jensen Go.
The opening of the showroom also served as the start of Kuysen’s venture into furniture and lighting with international premium brands like Porro, Living Divani, Zanotta, Ceccotti, Baxter, Paolo Lenti and Vibia.
These bring the brands under Kuysen’s umbrella to over 30.

Kuysen’s great minds at the opening:
President Jensen Go, Design Director Marleen Go-Uyecio and Sanitec President Edison Go, together with Amelia Tagliabue, Davide Dal Bianco, Roberto Pozzoli, Marco Van Velsen, Patrick Ung, Carlo Ranieri and Gianluca Ceccotti to name a few.


Kuysen believes every item from its showroom is an investment.
Porro has an impressive selection of wood veneers for bedroom luxury and wardrobe systems. The Italian brand combines manual craftsmanship and state of the art manufacturing processes.


Living Divani has been producing sofas, armchairs, beds, bookcases, storage, carpet and outdoor furniture since the early 1970s. Its upholstery collection is what Living Divani is best known for.

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Baxter, which is also an Italian brand, is popular for luxury leather furniture. The leather is skillfully processed and naturally treated (to retain and enhance its intrinsic qualities) by master tanners.

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Paola Lenti, unlike the three other brands mentioned, is more colorful. The brand is known for outdoor furniture that are made from innovative materials and come in fun colors. Many pieces are made from a patented rope fashioned from special weaving techniques.

Vibia isn’t just about lighting; it’s about creating atmospheres. The Barcelona-based decorative and architectural lighting company allows its clients to customize lighting according to their needs and specifications. But the collaborative process is not mundane but more artsy. It’s a brand that is highly admired by artists, designers, design students and architects.

Vibia’s Patrick Ung flew in from Singapore for the opening

Slamp is an Italian manufacturer of modern lights with unique designs. Slamp Tube floor lamp is one of the most bought lighting fixtures. Using innovative materials such as Opalflex, Flex and Cristal Steel Flex are considered true pieces of art.

Santa & Cole is a Spanish company creates lighting ranging from indoor lighting to large street lamps. Each Santa & Cole creation is distinct. The product line includes a wide range of selections for every style and preference.

Ceccotti has over 60 years of experience in making furniture that combine luxury design with topnotch craftsmanship. Each piece from the Italian brand has a timeless look.


Zanotta tells the story of over 60 years of curiosity and experiments. With over 550 products manufactured since 1954, Zanotta has carved its own place in the extensive and discriminating world of design.

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Next year, Kuysen will open its five-story showroom designed by renowned architect Ed Calma. It will be a design and experience center that will give new meaning to the words “user experience.”

Visit the new Kuysen furniture showroom at the ground floor, Eton Residences, Greenbelt, Legazpi Street, Makati.
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