L-R back row: Edward Bugia (Dude Food columnist); Kirt Uy de Baron (coffee guru); Aldwin Aspillera (photo instructor for the day); Anson Yu (features); Anna Gamboa (head editor); Erika Aquino, Kris Alcantara, Spanky Enriquez, Faith Santiago-Paz, Lee Ibarra, Serena Estrella (features).
front row: Bernard San Juan (business manager); Lori Baltazar (DCF founder). Photo by Trixie Esguerra
After working together for about two months, it was time that most of us finally met. So it was last Saturday that the DCF Creative Team descended upon Nikko’s Baking Studio for a food and photography workshop.
Photos here by Bindoy Baltazar
Listening intently to DCF business manager, Bernard, discuss numbers and stats.
It was exciting to finally match byline and (article) to a face, and for a little over three hours, we got to know one another, discussed writing style and business matters, and learned how to take better food photos.
And of course we ate and ate and ate some more. We enjoyed the savories immensely: unsweetened banana chips with garlic dip, chori burgers, cheese pimiento sandwiches, lasagna, and Caesar salad.
Nikko’s Baking Studio is that restaurant you’ve probably seen and been curious about while stuck in traffic along Paseo de Roxas. It’s deceivingly larger than we all thought it would be and we were all taken by how charming the place was. The food was satisfying and all of us went back for seconds.
L-R Banoffee Pie, Calamansi-Walnut Torte, Cookie Dough Cheesecake
photos here from @nikkosbakingstudio on Instagram
It figures that I’d only have photos of the desserts – FOUR of them since I couldn’t decide! These are some of the best desserts I’ve had this year. I will sufficiently describe them to you in a future feature but for now, I can’t recommend this place enough if you need an intimate venue for an event or just want a simple cafe that really delivers.
It was wonderful meeting my team, although we missed two writers, Monica Savellano and Richie Ramos. We’re all sufficiently pumped now to create even more engaging content for you so we hope that you can keep on coming back to see what we’ve got. I’m also going to take this time to invite you to join my team. We’re always open to new people to work with so just hit the Write/Contribute tab on top and let me hear from you!
On DCF’s 12th year, it’s going to get better than ever!
Nikko’s Baking Studio
59-A Paseo de Roxas, Makati
02 887 1711
Open Monday – Saturday.