I’ve got three of these boxes to give away to the three biggest fans of Dessert Comes First.
This purveyor is a classic example of the student overtaking the teacher.
I’m starting and ending the week with chocolate.
Give one box to your beloved; the other, keep for yourself.
An unlikely name for a specialty chocolate line that celebrates Filipino flavors.
I’ve found something at Royce’ that I like even better than the chocolate potato chips.
As requested by those of you who missed the premier broadcast of Dessert Comes First on Mellow 94.7 FM last night, here’s the Valentine’s Day list that I presented.
1. Silicone Zone chopping board mat
Measuring 11.2 x 11.2 x 0.2 inches, it’s a surefire way to keep your board and knife where they should be. I love mine to death and the color is so apropos for V-Day!
Distributed by SweetLink.
2. Myron’s V-Day Menu (click here to view)
3. Zoi’s Sausages
All-meat sausage specialties. I’ll never go to another deli again. My faves: the Chipolata and Cheese. Try also the exceptional beef bulgogi which I use to fill my shawarmas and fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. The distributor, Anton Guerrero of Thunderbolt Distribution, also distributes Brothers Burger beef patties in Gourmet or Black Angus.
4. Chocolates by Benoit Nicolay
A chocolate artisan who makes the only handmade Belgian chocolates in the Philippines.
Click here to view Valentine’s Day products.
Visit kiosk at RCBC Tower in Makati from Feb 11-13. FREE deliveries in Makati only.
5. Dusit Thani Manila Crossover Family Sunday Brunch
Relive the tradition of Family Sunday Brunch with food from the Dusit’s four restaurants: Basix, Tosca, Benjarong, and UMU.
Every Sunday from 11.30am-3pm.
P 1,450 nett per person.
Half price for kids 6-12 years old, 5 years old and below are free of charge.
For inquiries and reservations, call Restaurant Reservations Hotline: 867 3333. Also ask about their Valentine restaurant promotions that range from P1,450-P2,900 nett.
6. Fudgy Brownie mix from Ken Subillaga & Chef Joey Prats of Symphony Sweets
0918.4910649 / 0922.8536638
“Desserts made in heaven, available on earth.” (I dig their tagline!)
7. Empire macarons
Precious heart-shaped macarons and chocolate-dipped cheesecake balls and bites. Too cute!
Available at the Bakers’ Fair at Rockwell until Feb. 15, 2009.
467.1995 / (0917) 886-1190
8. Tarta de Sta. Teresa
An ethereal cake cake filled with yema and topped with a yema ball. Can you say “more?” Available at all Alba’s Restaurants:
-Polaris in Bel-Air ”“ 896.6950
-Tomas Morato corner Sct. Lozano ”“ 925.1912
– One Luna Lifestyle Ctr, Eastwood, Libis ”“ 631.2216
9. Best Apple Pie by Amor Garcia (formerly Tina Tamesis’ apple pie)
10. Fresh roses from Ecuador, tulips from Holland
Reasonably priced too!
11. M Café’s “Love the Good Life” Valentine Special
On all Saturdays in February, eat all you can of US Angus Prime Rib, raw oyster bar, and salad. P988++.
For inquiries, 757.3000 / 6000
Ayala Museum Greenbelt 4,
Dela Rosa Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati
New arrivals at Fully Booked. Stock availability varies at each branch.
*Betty Crocker Baking Basics – P1,298
*Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett – P1,248
*Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide by Thomas Keller – P3,750
13. Carla & Elaine’s bakeshop
Two of my favorite bakers offer Devil’s food cupcakes with heart toppers (P65 single; P440/8) as well as a heart-shaped decadence cake (P550).
13. Enderun’s Wine & Dine Menu
Feb 13-14 set dinner specially paired with sparkling wines.
Four-course dinner at PhP 1390+ per person
Add P600 per person for four glasses of sparkling wine
Bellagio Sparkling Red
Cream of Wild Forest Mushrooms with Truffle Foam
Mixed Green Salad with Walnuts, Tomatoes, Croutons
With White Wine Vinaigrette and Truffle Oil
Vallformosa Cava Brut – Macabeo/Parellada/Xarello, Spain
Surf and Turf
Grilled Lamb Chops on Truffle Mashed Potato
and Pan-fried Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Fava Beans
Oven Roasted Fillet of Chilean Sea Bass
with Sautéed Garlic French Beans, Mashed Potato and Saffron Sauce
Yarra Burn Yarra Valley Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier,
Trio of Dark Chocolate Truffles
Fox Creek McLaren Vale ”˜Vixen’ Sparkling Shiraz/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon,