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28 October 2011

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011, Last Part

I have cut this post into three parts and this would be the last installment of photos from the said event.

In alphabetical order, here are the other participants:

Cafe Provencal
Serves French Cuisine
2/F Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 631 8046

Appetite Menu Php 500.00

French Onion Gratinee
Grilled Chicken Provencal
Apple Tart Tartin

The dishes were great and I won't think twice to return to this restaurant.



Claw Daddy
Serves American Cuisine
Located at the 6/F The Ledge, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 636 5679

Appetite Menu Php 699

Buffalo Wings
Choice of: Smoked BBQ Chicken Quarter and BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Dirty Rice or BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fish and Chips
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Bar

The pieces were quite big during the launch (American sized proportion).


Cravings 
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the 5th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 635 6087

Appetite Menu Php500

Caesar Salad and Mushroom Soup
Chicken Ala Pobre
Baked Fish in Olive Oil
Mango Creme Crepe

Good salad for those who are conscious about what they eat. Quite a healthy platter for those who are on a diet.


Cyma
Serves Mediterranean Cuisine
Located at the 6th Floor, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 637 3090

Appetite Menu Php620

Zucchini and eggplant, Zucchini flowers or Kalamarakia (served with Tzatziki)
Chicken Souvlaki served with parsley salad and pita
Moussaka served with roasted potatoes
Yiaourti Me Meli

The Moussaka was great. Can't wait to check out their restaurant even after the festival!

Green Tomato
Serves Italian Cuisine
Located at the 6th floor, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 633 5348

Appetite Menu Php 600

Spinach Dumpling
Sausage and Shrimp Pasta
Four Cheese Pizza
Tiramisu

Another restaurant for my dining pleasure this coming November!

Pages Deli
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the G/F Streetscape, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 477 4718

Appetite Menu Between Php500 and Php700

Set A Php500

Crunchy chicken breast with Mango and Papaya
Chocolate Mousse

Set B Php500

Mushroom or Tomato Soup
The New York Times Bestseller Sandwich (signature triple decker)
1 cup Chocolate Mousse
1 cup Coffee

Set C Php500

Turkey Greens (salad)
Journey to the center of the Earth (6" sausage sandwich)
Classic Cheesecake

Set D Php700

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Tomato Vinaigrette (salad)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Grilled Fish Fillet with 1 Cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Bolognese Pasta
Apple Pie

Set E Php700

Onion Soup
Turkey Greens (salad)
Much Ado About Nothing (Quarter Chicken with 1 cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Classic Cheesecake

Set F Php700

1 cup Mushroom Soup
Taming of the Shrew (Roast Beef with 1 cup Rice or Mashed Potato)
Belgian Chocolate Cake



Pho Hoa
Serves Vietnamese Cuisine
Located at 6th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(there are other locations for Pho Hoa)

Appetite Menu Php500

Fresh Spring Rolls
Com Thit Nuong Cha Guio (Grilled Pork and Fried Spring Rolls with Rice)
Mango Crepe with Ice Cream


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Secret Recipe
Serves International Cuisine
Located at the 5th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 637 0367

Appetite Menu Php500

Minestrone Soup
Tom Yum Spaghetti
Grilled Black Pepper Chicken
Chocolate Indulgence

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Sing Hainanese
Serves Chinese Cuisine
Located at 6th Floor Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 577 7406

Appetite Menu Php500

Green Vegetables with Oyster Sauce
Fish Cakes
Hainanese Chicken
Coco Pandan

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Pepper Lunch (no photos, sorry)
Serves Japanese Cuisine
Located at Garden Court Level, Shangri-La Plaza
(02) 634 3231

Appetite Menu Php500

Miso Soup
Cut Steak and Burger (served on one hot plate with mixed pepper rice)
Koromitsu Ice Cream



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Brightest Blessings!
Halie






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24 October 2011

Weekend Eating at Lemongrass

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After the Appetite Magazine Restaurant Festival Launch, I made up my mind to visit some of the restaurants that participated in the said event.

Last Saturday, hubby and I did just that. I was able to taste the Appetite Sampler Menu from most if not all the restaurants at the event so I recommended that hubby order the sampler and for myself I had the Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich.

It was quite good, but it could definitely use a little more umph to it. 

Brightest Blessings!

Halie


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21 October 2011

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011, Part 2

Last week I shared some of the images from the launch of the Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011. Today, I'll be sharing the first three restaurants that I had the pleasure of tasting the food from. Without any further delays, here they are:

C2
Serves Filipino dishes
Location: 6/F Shangri-La Plaza
Contact Number: (02) 636 1510

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Appetite Menu Php500

> Ensaladang Prutas at Lato

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> Seared Tilapia with Coconut Emulsion

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> Pork Humba

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> Durian Brulee (no photo available)

The plates were near this participating restaurant so my friend Jenn and I decided to start our foodie tour with food from C2.

As we were getting our food, I asked the server to just put the tilapia on my plate. I can say that I enjoyed it and I wouldn't hesitate to go to this restaurant to try their other dishes. As for the pork and the brulee, I am avoiding fatty red meat and since I saw that there were chunks of fat on the meat I decided not to even taste it. Durian is something that I don't eat too much of. I can eat one piece of the candy but not all the time so I decided to not try it as well.

Crustasia
Serves Asian Cuisine
Location: Level 6 The Ledge, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
Contact Number: (02) 9104096

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Appetite Menu Php798

> Steamed Fish Fillets with Black Bean Tapenade (no photo)

> Hunan Cumin Ribs (no photo)

> The Grand Javanese Sampler

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> Indonesian Banana and Caramel Crepes

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When I got to Crustasia, I asked the server to put one piece of rib, a slice of the fish and one Javanese sampler. 

My thoughts

> The rib was good.
> The Javanese sampler that I got was a little oily.
> The fish fillet was spicy and definitely my favorite!

Lemongrass
Serves Asian
Location: G/F Shangri-La Mall
Contact Number: (02) 633 8481

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Appetite Menu Php500

> California Maki, Pork BBQ in skewers, Thai Tago with Water Chesnut (pictured in photo below far left)

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> Lemon Chicken Fillet with Tangy Sauce served with Garlic Rice

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The food from Lemongrass was superb! I was able to try the California Maki and the lemon chicken. You can actually eat the Maki even without the condiment/dip. The chicken wasn't dry and you can actually taste the lemon in the sauce.

As for dessert, I only tasted it from Jenn's serving and it was quite good. Maybe I should try going to Lemongrass during my diet cheat day so I can eat more of that gooey and yummy dessert. 

From these three restaurants I'd say that Lemongrass was love at first bite. I might visit their restaurant either tomorrow or Sunday.

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I was able to sample the food from 11 different restaurants at the event. I'll be posting the others in the next weeks.

The Appetite Menu from these restaurants is available until the 30th of November. I suggest that you try the food from any of the participating restaurants.

Disclaimer:

As fortunate as I was to be invited to the event which happened last October 13 all the opinions on this article are solely the author's and is no way influenced or asked by Appetite Magazine, Shangri-La Plaza, Mastercard or any of the restaurants which participated in the said event.

Brightest Blessings!

Halie


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14 October 2011

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011, Part 1

I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation from Mega Publishing for the launch of the Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011 which happened yesterday.

I arrived at the venue early so I had the chance to take a photo of the set up which was basically a blank canvass.

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Here are the guests at the registration table

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The guests at the tables waiting for the event to officially open

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The event was opened by host Ms. Sam O

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Along with some speeches from

Ms. Monique Buensalido, Associate Publisher

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And Appetite Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat

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The three gorgeous ladies on stage

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And the unveiling of the event

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The awesome people who played percussions to the delight of the guests

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And finally the guests lining up to sample the flavors from around the world

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What was the celebration about?

Well, it's the 7th anniversary of Appetite Magazine. Together with Shangri-La Plaza and Mastercard, Appetite launched the Restaurant Festival 2011. This event will be on from the 14th of October to the 30th of November.

Restaurants participating in the event have special menus which include appetizers, entrees and dessert. These specially created menu sets are all under the Php1,000 range; these great money savers would allow you to enjoy great dishes from these restaurants: Cafe Provencal, Claw Daddy, Cravings, Crustasia, Cyma, C2 (Classic Cuisine), Green Tomato, Lemongrass, Pages Deli, Pepper Lunch, Pho Hoa, Secret Recipe and Sing Hainenese Chicken!

Aside from low priced dishes, you can also get additional treats from C2, Claw Daddy, Green Tomato, Lemongrass, Pages Deli, Pho Hoa and Secret Recipe by presenting a special coupon which you can find inside the November issue of Appetite Magazine along with an order of any of the sampler Appetite Menu. These coupons would also be available at the concierge of the Shangri-La Plaza.

As if these are not enough, you can also avail of free parking when you use your MasterCard to spend a minimum of Php1,000 which includes purchasing any of the Appetite Menu from the participating restaurants.

If you want more information or to get the latest updates, please visit Appetite Magazine's Website, follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

I thoroughly enjoyed the event. Not only did I get to see my good friend Jenn of Tara Let's Eat, but I also got to talk to some other bloggers around the food scene. Good company, great dishes and wonderful organization made the event one that I am looking forward to. By the way, the review of the food would be cut into quite a number of parts since it would take a whole day for me to talk about all the wonderful dishes that each restaurant served at the event yesterday.

After the event, guests were given a goodie bag each which included a copy of the October issue of Appetite Magazine. I was able to leaf through it today while typing this post and this I can promise you dear readers: I would try some of the recipes on the magazine and I will be more than happy to share them with you.


Disclaimer: Although Appetite Magazine generously extended an invitation to yours truly, all opinions on this post are solely the author's and it is not in any way influenced by the representatives of the magazine at the event.

Brightest Blessings!

Halie



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