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Spain is Coming to Invade Philippines Again #awesomeph



Time has stood witness to the centuries-long bond between our country and Espana. They have colonized us long enough to instill some family values, cultural and faithful traditions that we hold so dear today. In the next few days, that bond would soon be rekindled but in a grander, more festive and flavorful way as we celebrate the Madrid Fusion Manila 2015. Check out the artsy upbeat TVC above.

About Madrid Fusion

It is a yearly conference and trade show where the greatest chefs, entrepreneurs and tycoons in the industry come together and build the future of food in Madrid. We are lucky enough that Department of Tourism and SM brings it here for the locals to have a taste of the good life.

“SM is proud to be the venue of the historic Madrid Fusion Manila. We believe that one of the Philippines’ best-kept secrets is our rich culinary heritage,” said Steven Tan, SM Supermalls Senior VP.

I am personally inviting you to take your love for food to the next level this April 24-26, 2015, at the the Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

There's going to be a Gastronomy Congress where food tasting will overflow and avant-garde techniques in food prep and serving will be demonstrated by eight Spanish chefs who have been flown in for the event.

A Trade Exhibition will showcase the latest in food gadgetry and supplies.

There's also the Festival of the Philippines where hotels and restaurants will brandish celebrity chefs in food tours, trucks, tastings, and bar crawls all month of April.

New food concepts will be available at select SM Mall of Asia restaurants, while SM Aura Premier will host its own Spanish-themed fiesta with music, dancing, food and drinks on April 26 at the Sky Park lawn.

Also from April 24-26, irresistible dining deals await all food lovers at SM Megamall’s newly-opened Mega Food Hall.

#JayseeBlabs About Food Event Marketing

Event Marketing is a very dynamic industry that juggles through visual design, program handling, guest relations, staff coordination, branding and advertising, on top of that you need to creatively capitalize on the audience's innate nature for the love of food and flavor. 

It is a good thing to note that companies has begin to tap on social media for marketing and feedback aggregation all the while using the messages about the cultural roots to draw attention and personalizing the campaign. 

But then again one measure of success is how much buzz is generation and creating a 'regionalized' version of the world-class event right here in our land is a big challenge. Lifestyle here in the metro has already matched the pace of our western counterparts so adoption of such ideas has not been much of a drag. So when in doubt, choose food.



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Manila's New Comfort Food Addiction

Filipino culinary virtuoso CHEF MENOY GIMENEZ introduced the “Traveler’s Menu” now available at TITO CHEF EXPRESS in Microtel Acropolis. He showcased the gourmet tastes found in the well-chosen dishes from the highlighted menu.

With the celebrated blend of classic food at reasonable prices, the new Traveler’s Menu pleased the tastes of the guests. From the luscious appetizers that elated everyone’s liking to the plentiful servings of the mains, and the satiating desserts, the well-curated menu truly mirrored the cooking panache of Chef Menoy in Tito Chef Express, which is enchantingly candid comfort food enthused from the classic preferences of every Filipino home.

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Affordable and well portioned at the price of PhP 250 for each dish, the menu selection is a perfect choice for people looking for something quickly served and conveniently available anytime within the day.

  • From the creamy hit of Fish in Pesto Cream to the 
  • spicy kick of Salmon Ramen, 
  • the juicy punch of American Burger, 
  • the savory mix of Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya and the 
  • braise attack of Smothered Pork Chop, 


the Traveler’s Menu had indeed let the taste buds of the guests travel from East to West with its flavors from around the world.


Spanish Chorizo & Mushroom Penne
Spanish Chorizo & Mushroom Penne

Tito Chef Express brings a unique and progressive menu that has comfort food delights, which include

  • starters, 
  • entrees, 
  • pastas, and 
  • desserts. 


The restaurant also offers

  • afternoon tea morsels, 
  • breakfast and 
  • lunch buffets, 
  • full-service catering packages, 
  • party trays, and 
  • in-house banquets. 



Honored to be under the well-known aegis of The Romulo Food Group since 2013, the modern restaurant in the metro north took the hearts of connoisseurs in Eastwood area who love to appreciate kitchen-crafted meals, cozy atmosphere, and whole-hearted service.

Tito Chef at Microtel Acropolis - Interior
Tito Chef at Microtel Acropolis

From The Romulo Food Group of restaurateurs Enzo and Sandie Squillantini,
TITO CHEF EXPRESS 
Ground floor of Microtel Acropolis,
E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

For inquiries and reservations:
call +632.962.8899 / +63916.343.5331
email titochefrestaurant@gmail.com



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That Tea Place in BGC That Will Revitalize You

When in BGC, you might want to check this really cozy place with eccentric interiors in splashy colors serving you with Japanese food worth trying out.

Tokyo Bubble Tea
Fort Bonifacio Unit 1 & 2
G/F, The Fort Residences, 30th St., cor. 2nd Ave.
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Telephone Number (02) 478 7483







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The Widest Selection Awesome Food Haven at BGC

While in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), you may want to check out Mercato Centrale just right across MC Home Depot. It's plasters an al fresco dining experience that gives the best of both worlds.

Mercato gives a rundown-ish feel with the open tent venue but the wide food selection is just top notch, fitting those who have the penchant for the fine things in life.

If you want a place that is so laid-back that you and your work buddies are going to have a great time but still want to succumb on some tangy gellato, creamy soft velvet cupcakes, delectable seafood, Japanese bentos or mouthwatering lobsters, then this is the place to be.

It opens from 10 PM to 3 AM every Friday and Saturday and just right at 34th street and 8th avenue. You won't miss it as it is the only area bustling with lights and sounds amidst closed shops nearby.








Don't just sit there! Rally up your buddies this breaktime to Mercato for some pig out sessions!


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Maple of Pancake House now opens in Cebu! @mapleph

MaplePH is Manila’s premier all-day fine-dining restaurant where modern cuisine meets a family friendly atmosphere. The restaurant features western-styled comfort food with an American trained chef, international methods and top quality ingredients. 

Inspired by classic children’s fairy tales, service staff pay extra attention to ensure that all guests, young and old, are transported to a home away from home. 


Blueberry Pancake Tower


Maple Cebu features breakfast items such as the

  1. gourmet Prime Rib Tapa and the 
  2. Philippines’ “best” Pancakes, 

lunch favorites such as the

  1. MAPLE Burger and 
  2. low calorie Fish Tacos, and 

delectable entrees including

  1. `Drippin’ Baby Back Ribs and the 
  2. hand crafted Spaetzle Jambalaya 
Drippin’ Baby Back Ribs


MaplePH ’s debut locations in Makati, Mandaluyong and Alabang are already getting raves for its unique blend of casual and modern food fare.

This July 26, 2014, they will be opening of their first provincial outlet in Ayala Center Cebu and it would be their privilege to have you.

Like Maple Cebu on Facebook today!

facebook.com/MapleRestaurantPH


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Squisito Dining Experience at an Italian Kitchen in Nuvali

I was glad to have spent my weekend last week at a great new township in Laguna, just a few hours drive from home in Taguig City via the picturesque South Luzon Expressway; and with it comes our usual gastronomic pampering from the week that was.

Kuya Jokit and Ate Thesz brought the whole family over Nuvali Sta. Rosa to eat and attend the Holy Mass. We stumbled across this great homely pizza place who boasts of their Italian cuisine. The ambiance and scent of the place really transports you to a whole new level of 'prelibato' dining that is family-friendly and customer-centric service. Crunchy 'squisito' crust pizzas, Cheesy mac and cheese are to die for. Check out these snaps and hope you could invite us over for an afternoon so we can breathe Italy once more while staying just right here in Manila.





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This Festival Will Inspire You To Pack Up For Baguio

If you think life in the city has been too hot to handle lately (and I mean that in the most literal way as well), then pack your bags up, stack your light day sweater in and head on to the ultimate summer capital of the country, Baguio!

Here are some a few well-manicured park and roadside sights, festive sounds and warm smiles of the participants, cool refreshing scents drifted by the winds and local flavors that'll make you want to get that looong bus trip from Manila or in our case, just a four-hour ride from Pampanga airport!

Though some of the pics may show my Panagbenga experience which only happens on February, I guarantee you will still the love the place the whole year round! This festival celebrates the season of blooming where flowers adorn every corner of parade floats and ornate every dancer's costume and props. The younger generation gets to keep in touch with their heritage and reconnect with age-old Malayo-Polynesian tradition.

Shopaholics can spend their heart out in numerous bazaars and wide array of selection in trade fairs, be mesmerized by the symphony of the marching bands, immerse yourself in engaging cultural presentations and discover mystique and some haunted spots in the city tours.

But then again, as with all my travel experiences, it's never really about the place, it's about the awesome company of the people you are with.

I have never fallen in love into a place like Baguio and let me show you some of the reasons why!

Thank you to Mr Vincent Tabor and Azalea Residences for making this possible!

Recommended soundtrack: On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons!



Enjoy the view and hope this inspires you to drive or bus ride your way to February festivities or immerse in the city better on off-peak seasons...




















Yours Truly from rightmost with Cebu bloggers


Check this post out to read more of my adventure!

The Highlands and What Makes You Don't Wanna Go Home



I'd also like to share the contributions of great travel bloggers for the guide and itinerary!

Baguio Guide

Check this post on what to do there:
GoBaguio.com

Baguio Itinerary

You may also browse through LakadPilipinas for a cool trip:
LakadPilipinas.com






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See the Grandest Picnic in the Philippines Come Alive

From a small ice cream parlor to one of the country's biggest multinational with brand in every fastfood category possible, Jollibee traces its roots from creating awesome family experiences in their stores. And what better way to thank their patrons for the decades of amazing success than throwing out the grandest picnic in the country simultaneously on the key cities.

Celebrating my last day in Cebu, I attended the pumped up event with Spongecola serenading the crowd and was soon followed by today's rising stars Gerald Anderson and Julie Anne San Jose.

For more info on the Family Bee Day check this post out!

My Jollibee Selfie #langhapsarap nuh?!

Me and MJ bumping into each other covering the event!

Spongecola parades through before their electrifying performance!

The epic Gerald Anderson selfie!

Julie Anne San Jose charms the crowd!

Thank you Ms Kezia of Stratworks and MJ for the awesome photos!

#JayseeBlabs Closer Look On Family-Oriented Brands

With the Filipino food industry being so saturated, one brand has stood the test of time. Jollibee has long embedded family traditions into our lives as modern Pinoy society is concerned. As a child, I could always remember how happy I'd get everytime my family and I would go to the nation's most famous fastfood chain for a weekend lunch. They were not the first to set up shop but they did localize their competitor and guaranteed something better.

It's not just how consistent they have served their products but the pleasant experience they give to consumers like me. The competitive marketing sector who builds emotional connections with their target audience will always fare better than those who don't. That is why businesses go to extensive lengths to rebrand themselves and develop marketing messages that relate to their customers. Making memorable events happen to consumer's lives supports the social ideals of the company's values, brand promise, and vision of the future.

Capitalizing on customer loyalty here and abroad and organizing events such as this, Jollibee will always continue to have a place in our hearts.


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@ilovejollibee Cebu Family Bee Day Grand Picnic set on May 10 @TourismPHL

This summer, the country’s number one fastfood chain is gathering Filipinos across the country   as one big happy family for the Jollibee Family Bee Day on May 10 (Saturday) from 2-5 pm.  

Dubbed as the grandest family picnic ever, it will be held simultaneously across the Philippines in five venues:

  1. Quirino Grandstand in Metro Manila, 
  2. Bayanihan Park in Pampanga, 
  3. Nuvali football grounds in Laguna, 
  4. Plaza Independencia in Cebu and 
  5. Crocodile Park in Davao   


“For over 35 years, Jollibee has played a significant role in the lives of Filipino families by serving as a place where they bond and relish one another’s company over superior-tasting food,” said Jollibee Vice President for Marketing Harvey Ong. 
“The Jollibee Family Bee Day grand picnic is a fun venue to celebrate our strong love for family which also extends to people who have been part of our daily lives.”    

The grand family picnic will feature exciting performances from guest bands like Callalily (Manila), 6 Cycle Mind (Pampanga), Moonstar 88 (Laguna), Spongecola (Cebu) and Imago (Davao) as well as celebrity performers for each leg. There will also be raffle prizes, and side activities for the kids.

To be a part of this one-of-a-kind picnic, simply visit any participating Jollibee store from April 12 to May 9, 2014 nearest to your preferred picnic venue.

Tickets are sold for only P150 (with any food purchase) and  comes with a set Jollibee picnic meal (Jollibee Yum with Cheese, Peach Mango Pie, bottle of mineral water and tetra-pack juice) good for one pax which will be distributed  on the day of the event plus a special Family Bee Day cap.

So get ready with your picnic mats and gather all your family, relatives and the whole gang for a family picnic like no other!  For more details, visit www.jollibee.com.ph.



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Hooray for Today! @McDo_PH Celebrates 2nd National Breakfast Day with 1000 #freemcmuffin

After the success of the first National Breakfast Day last year, McDonald’s Philippines, together with thousands of other McDonald’s restaurants in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, will be celebrating the second National Breakfast Day.

On March 17, McDonald’s will once again be treating Filipinos to a free McMuffin. Close to 320 McDonald’s breakfast stores nationwide are joining the celebration to say ‘thank you’ to its customers who start their day at McDonald’s. 




Starting 6:00 AM, each participating McDonald’s breakfast store will be giving away free McMuffins to the first 1,000 customers at a first-come-first-serve basis –that’s over 315,000 hot and fresh McMuffins to be given away nationwide via Dine-In, Take-Out, and Drive-Thru.

Jaysee Blabs and Ronal McDonald at the Jones Branch for the activation press conference. :)


 “We were so encouraged by our customers’ resounding response in the region last year, we are bringing back National Breakfast Day to remind people about waking up to better mornings with breakfast,” said Andrew Hipsley, Chief Brand Officer of McDonald’s for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. 

“Breakfast is a significant business for McDonald’s. And we know the convenience of a hot McMuffin on-the-go makes breakfast so much more accessible for people who are often caught up in the morning rush.” 

As a firm believer of breakfast, McDonald’s aims to make more people say “Hooray for Today!” and get the filling meal that they need, especially in the morning.

“Together with the rest of the region, we are both excited and ready for this year’s National Breakfast Day. There have been heavy preparations in our stores to make this year’s celebration bigger and better for more Filipinos to experience the goodness of a McDonald’s breakfast,” says Kenneth S. Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We continue to see potential growth in our breakfast business – and want to demonstrate that our delicious, quality breakfast is a convenient way to start the day,” he added.

McDonald’s Philippines has been serving breakfast since the 1980’s but was re-launched in 2008 with local products like Hamdesal. Iconic menu items, like the Egg McMuffin, made with lightly grilled Canadian bacon, freshly cracked Grade A egg, and melty American-style cheese sandwiched between warm perfectly toasted English Muffins, have become a breakfast favorite for Filipino customers who are on-the-go and prefer a no-fuss handheld meal.

Groupie with Cebu Bloggers and Media :)


So, set your alarm early on March 17 and head to your nearest McDonald’s breakfast store to have a delicious McMuffin in celebration of the second National Breakfast Day. Hooray for Today!
For more information visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph or like the official McDonald’s Facebook fan page facebook.com/McDo.ph. You can also share your excitement on Twitter by tagging us at @McDo_PH and using the official hashtag #freemcmuffin.



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The Great Pizza Blowout

Slater Young goes to Cebu to celebrate Sinulog and promote the barkada bonding which the Greenwich Pizza brand stands for, through a night of fun, games and surprises with a Pizza Blowout for everyone on the house! 

SM City Cebu Event Center was jam packed with people eager to satisfy their cravings and meet the winner of Pinoy Big Brother last January 18!


Me and my baby nephew enjoy the show!

Cebu bloggers supporting the event!

Slater grins as his swooning female fans hugs him while serenading everyone before the games began and free pizza was given away! 


Craving for a pizza now? 
Call Greenwich delivery at 254-1000 now!



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Flavor ‎Explosive Hawaiian Overload #Pizza and Creamy Carbonara Pasta @greenwichpizza

Most of the time, we find ourselves craving for something that beats the usual fare. 

Much to everyone’s delight, Greenwich opens the year with two gastronomic offerings no one could resist: both all-time favorites made better- the Hawaiian Overload Pizza and the Creamy Carbonara Pasta.

No other pizza in the market offers the complete range of Hawaiian flavors in one bite. With Greenwich’s Hawaiian Overload Pizza, you’re cravings are not only satisfied, you also take on an entirely different experience altogether. The combination of sweet juicy pineapples balanced with tangy cheddar and mouthwatering mozzarella, blends in harmony with the salty and spiced flavors from the meats.

Finally, it is topped off with crunchy bell peppers which send you on your way to an exciting explosion in your mouth!
Complement this meal with a rich and savory Creamy Carbonara Pasta. 

For those who crave for something warm and filling, this cream-based sauce hits the spot with its crispy bacon bits and grated parmesan cheese. The satisfaction is further amplified as Greenwich ensures quality al dente noodles paired with 1pc. Garlic Stix that is seasoned just right. A bite of this Creamy Carbonara Pasta will leave you with a happy tummy that will leave you craving for more of that creamiest and best value Carbonara experience.

You’ll definitely want more of Greenwich’s Hawaiian Overload goodness starting at P99.00 for solo size pizza.


Enjoy these delicious pizza and pasta alone or share with your friends. The fun and light mood brought about by sharing great food is truly an unparalleled moment to treasure. With the Hawaiian Overload Pizza and Creamy Carbonara Pasta, a delicious meal is always within reach.

Call Greenwich delivery at 254-1000 now.



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Celebrate a purr-fect Hello Kitty birthday with Jollibee Kids Party

Nothing says happy birthday like a fun-filled party with friends, delicious food, exciting games and surprises. Now, mommies and daddies can make their little princesses' special day even more memorable with a Hello Kitty-themed Jollibee Kids Party.

Decorations, party hats, birthday cake, loot bags, invitations and other awesome party favors feature the world's well-loved feline character. But what makes the party awesome are the hosts who entertain kids and adults alike with pumping energy, fluent adlibs, and fun kid-friendly attitude.

Me and Miggy at a Jollibee Kids Party!
Celebrant blows her way to her wishes on a Jollibee Birthday Cake!


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Jollibee has a flexible Create-Your-Own Package where you get to pick a variety of food packages. Aside from Hello Kitty, they can also enjoy other themes like My Best Friend Jollibee bash, magical party at Jollitown, or channel their inner superhero with Batman.

Log on to www.jollibeeparty.com.ph today!


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