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Yummy Delights at Chef Ferdie’s Burgers Wings and Dip at Nangka, Marikina City

Chef Ferdie’s Burger and Wings started their operations at their backyard around late 2015 and was named after the proprietor Chef Ferdie’s .  It started as a simple snack house within their neighborhood area. Eventually, more people came and their house garage became too cramp for their expanding business.

The husband and wife tandem decided to open a restaurant outlet near their house last  November 8, 2016 .

Chef Ferdie’s Burgers , Wings and Dips Restaurant

Chef Ferdie’s Burger , Wings and Dip Restaurant open at M and J Square 2nd Floor, J.P. Rizal corner Buenamar Street near Puregold ,  Nangka , Marikina City .

Chef Ferdie’s interior

The restaurant can accommodate between 25 to 30 people at any given occasion, But a pre-reservation is a MUST for those planning to book the restaurant for their event.

Chef’s Ferdie’s Burger , Wings and Dips Specialties 

lemonade and cucumber drink

Lemonade and cucumber drink at Php 38

 Chef’s Barbecue Spare ribs with a Choice of Mashed Potato, Fries and Coleslaw

Chef’s barbecue spare ribs only cost Php 188.00

Burger Extreme

Burger Extreme is only priced at Php 148.00

Garlic Buttered Wings with Dip

Garlic Buttered Wings with Dip Php 178.00 ( 6 piece)  just add Php 38.00 for unlimited rice

Spicy Red Buffalo Wings at Php 178.00 

Nutty Banana Split Extreme

Nutty Banana Split Extreme with marshmallows , topped with vanilla ice cream, peanuts , glazed with sugar and chocolate syrup MUST TRY at Php 258.00 ( for sharing )

Kawaling Pinoy members

Operations: Everyday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm 

Last Order : 9:30 pm 

Contact : 9851380 / 0918-6690296

Address:  M and J Square 2nd Floor, J.P. Rizal corner Buenamar Street near Puregold ,  Nangka , Marikina City . 

How to commute : From SM North EDSA or Trinoma , there are jeepeney and AUV express which ply San Mateo . Then take another jeepney ride going to Marikina .

Cool Treats from Novotel

Cool treats as the summer temperature rise and long hot months arrives, Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Quezon City  gives us the coolest and sweetest reasons to beat the smoldering summer heat and visit Novotel Manila Araneta Center on April 16 onward – as Ice N Cream by Novotel, the newest ice cream destination in town will start scooping their fun, creative and most of all delicious ice cream flavors!

Novotel, Araneta Center- Cubao, Quezon City

What is nice with their ice cream is that they uses no stabilizers like gum arabic , gelatin or any form of emulsifier. On the left side was Carmen’s Best ice cream and Novotel own artisanal ice cream chef .

tropical fruits like soursoup /guyabano , calamansi, durian, mangoes, passion fruit ,coconut , avocado, ube are just some of the ice cream flavors

There are a lot of flavors ranging from Philippines tropical fruits such as calamansi with honey to passion fruit and vanilla ice cream with real vanilla essence .

ice cream toppings

There are different kinds of toppings to choose from : chocolate sprinkle, gummy bears, corn flakes, jelly candies, chocnut bars, merange, dried fruits , chocolate crinkles, cookies , marshmallows, raisins  among others.

Ice N Cream Promo 

To jump start the launching season, Ice N Cream by Novotel will generously extend complimentary one (1) scoop of ice cream for every purchase of one (1) scoop of any ice cream flavors (diner pays for the higher priced ice cream flavor) starting Easter Sunday, April 16 to 29.

Media and Bloggers

What’s more, if you are  social media savvy and aspiring “IT” girls and guys, join Novotel iScreamers: search for the Ice N Cream Dream Team, simply follow Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/NovotelManilaAranetaCenter/ and share why should you be part of Novotel iScreamers, take your shot to be part of the lucky five (5) to win generous and exciting prizes such as a year’s supply of ice cream at Ice N Cream by Novotel (two scoops per day until April 2018), one (1) overnight stay in an Executive Suite with breakfast and Premier Lounge access, exclusive pass to product tasting, events and new flavor launches, meet and greet with Bb. Pilipinas Candidates on April 28 during the Ice N Cream grand launching plus much more.

Executive Chef Micheal Schaub

Made from premium local and imported ingredients from Germany and France, gluten-free, less sugar and stabilizer-free, the Ice N Cream by Novotel showcases yummy flavors like Cocoyeah, creamy coconut milk mixed with slivers of young coconut meat; Passionista, pleasantly sweet and tart silky passion fruit goodness; Papa Don Preach (alcoholic), plump, juicy raisins enhanced with a kick of warmth from rum; Oh Honey Honey (sugar-free), local lime zing blended with Tagaytay honey; Yo Berry Yo!, merriment of tartness from Swiss yogurt and mixed berries; Leche De Almond, velvety leche flan crowned with crunchy Almond Florentine; Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, rich notes of coffee with real coffee bean crunch; and more luscious flavors. Ice N Cream flavors are reasonably priced from Php100 nett per scoop.

Carmen’s Best Ice Cream

More than the delish ice cream offerings, Ice N Cream by Novotel also features freshly made pastries and baked favorites like Coconut Cheesecake, Chocolate Praline Cake, Mini Mango Passion Cake, Croissant, Danish breads, Double Chocolate Chip cookies, Honey Pistachio cookies and much more.

With Novotel, AccorHotels offers every guest the freedom to fully enjoy their stay.

Korean chef

 Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts provide a multi-service offer for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering offers with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, kid areas, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centers. Novotel has over 470 hotels and resorts in 61 countries, ideally located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.

AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator, is present in 95 countries with more than 4,000 hotels and 240,000 employees.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is strategically situated inside Araneta Center and just few steps away from shopping malls, entertainment centers, Araneta Coliseum and business offices. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 990 7888 or email H7090-RE@accor.com. To know more about Novotel Manila Araneta Center, visit www.novotel.com or www.accorhotels.com.

Madness and Delightful Dishes at The Pig Pen

Madness overboard and sumptuous dishes at The Pig Pen . This is casual all-day dining place in Nuvali,within Solenad 3 at Nuvali Santa Rosa, Laguna province. This is  another brainchild of Chef Carlos Garcia and his partners Ms. Tricia  Villacorta -MacDonald and Ms. Berna Garriz of Black Pig in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

interesting array of  international dishes 

There are several dishes and good appetizer meal which this restaurant serves to their customers.

Their menu reflect strong Filipino , Asian , American and European fusion , One should not miss the opportunity to dine-in when you visit Santa Rosa.

the place also serves coffee , tea , cold drinks and cocktail drinks

selection of local and international beers 

The sitting capacity is inside is between 60 to 75 people at any given date . However, it is advisable to pre-book the restaurant if one is planning to invite some friends or relatives especially during weekends. Outdoor area can accommodate between 15 to 20 people.

European salad 

This is a colorful presentation of their salad includes blue ternatea or Clitoria ternatea ( blue flower from pea family ) Green salad with dilis and crush pork crackling at Php 380 , European Salad ( non-organic ) solo Php 220 , To share Php 310 , Organic Php 290 and To share Php 480 . Asian Salad( non-organic ) solo Php 220, To share Php 310 , Organic Php 290 and To share Php 480

onion rings

Onion rings is thinly sliced with the right amount of spices and deep fried in batter mixture.

black ink croquette

Beef shank with mushroom and bone marrow with black olives

grilled tamarind chicken

Grilled tamarind chicken had a savory taste with well balance sweet , sour, smoky with little spice .  The meat is tender .

Group Meals

For barkadas and group there is also Group of 4 meals price range is from SET -A Php 1,100 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi , Pulled Pork Cannelloni , Crispy Pork Hoisin.  SET-B Php 1,100- European Salad , Pork Belly Kimchi , Spaghetti Bolognese, Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausage platter. SET C Php 1,300 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi,Pulled Pork Cannelloni , Seafood Surprise .SET-D Php1,500 Asian Salad, Pork Belly Kimchi, Spaghetti Bolognese and Sausage Platter .

There is also for Group of 6 which starts at Php 1,750 to Php 2,400 – Group meals includes unlimited rice and a pitcher of ice tea.

Address : Ground Floor, Cinema Building, Solenad 3, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna province
Operation Hours: Everyday 11:00am – 10:00pm

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pigpenph/

Website : http://www.theblackpigbar.com/

Telephone: +63 49 258-0866 / Cellphone : 0977 839 5061

Cafe Arabelle : Italian and Intercontinental Dishes at the Heart of Solenad

Cafe Arabelle opened its doors to the public in 2015 , Most of the menus are Italian inspired , Intercontinental and Filipinos dishes . The interior is very rustic with live green plants , machuca tiles , wooden tables and chairs in natural colors adds beauty to its rustic old world charm.

Arabelle menu

Café Arabelle was named after the daughter of the owners. The proprietor and manager was there to give us a brief on the restaurant’s concept and food.

black board menu board and machuca tiles as backdrop 

The menu board offers American, Italian -inspired , Intercontinental dishes and give them their own twist to make it suitable for the Filipino taste. They were also one of the first restaurant at Solenad to offer buffet promos.  Sitting capacity inside was between 50 to 60 persons with additional 20 more outside .

grilled pancetta 

Grilled Pancetta is simply cured grilled bacon and wrapped in asparagus ( Italian version ). The focus is really on how this happens. This can be done simply with salt, but spices and other seasonings were added to infuse the pancetta with particular flavors. Vegetables such as asparagus , carrots add colors and additional flavor to the dish

buffalo pizza

Buffalo pizza is thin crust with the usual toppings of chopped onions, beefs , sliced red and green bell pepper , ham and cheese. Perfect with tomato ketchup or hot sauce. MUST TRY

ribs with carrots , corn and beans

Arabelle’s Barbecue Marinated Ribs were nicely marinated and the meat is tender. There is also side dish of vegetables of beans, corn kernel bits , sliced carrots and finely chopped parsley and seasonings.  The sauce was tangy and sweet . MUST TRY

 Arabelle’s creamy mushroom pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta had a creamy sauce which is like carbonara . This comes with egg , bacon, mushroom and cheese as toppings.

seafood pasta marinara

 Seafood Pasta Marinara was also good with green mussels ( tahong ) , squid rings ,shrimps and with parmesan cheese toppings . MUST TRY

Arabelle’s special salad with mango dressing

 We would recommend for sharing are the Buffalo Pizza ,Marinated Ribs, Arabelle’s Special  which had a mango dressing that taste similar to a popular ice cream brand in the market .

The restaurant also had a nice selections of Frappes, Juices ,Shakes, Ice Blend and Desserts.

During weekends, they offer buffet brunches at Php499 per head.

Address: Solenand 3, Nuvali , Santa Rosa, Laguna province

Contact : (049) 258 0775

Operational Hours:  11:00AM – 10:00PM everyday 

Slice of Pastries by Classic Confections at Solenad 3 , Laguna

Slice of cakes , cookies , almond crunch, Nono’s Chocolate Oblivion are just some of the popular desserts of Classic Confections . We visited their store outlet at Solenad 3, Nuvali in Santa Rosa City , Laguna province.

Classic Confections

The first branch opened at 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Nuvali , Laguna is their 2nd branch and they will be opening next month at UP Town Center.

Almond crunch 

Almond Crunch comes in 3 packs (100 grams) ,(250 grams) , (350 grams)  while 450 grams can be pre-ordered . The sweet treats are ideal for giveaways .

cookies

hand crafted cookies were also on sale at their branches

Savoring the Great Coffee and Cakes at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Savoring the great coffee and cakes at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at their branch at Solenad 3 within Nuvali complex at Santa Rosa, Laguna province.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

In 1963, Herbert B. Hyman started The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. His dedication to finding and serving the best coffee and tea in the world made him the founding father of gourmet coffee in California.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf -Solenad branch have an indoor sitting capacity of 50 , while an additional 20 can be accommodated outdoor .

For more than 50 years , the company had made their presence felt in every country . With over 22 kinds of coffee and 20 kinds of tea.

Triple Decker Cheesecake, Mocha Cake and Lemon Frosted Pistachio Cake

Our group liked the Triple Decker Cheesecake and it is not your typical cheesecake . It is not overly sweet and does not have an ”  umay” factor .

Crazy Array of Fried Chicken at Wingstop , Solenad 3 , Nuvali , Laguna

Crazy for battered fried chicken or fries ? There is a nice restaurant at the heart of Solenad Mall within Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna province .

Beginnings

Wingstop  was born out of the big city of Garland in Texas , United States of America back in 1994, it found its roots as a small restaurant that packed huge flavor in the form of their succulent chicken wings. But it was clear that it just would not stop there.

The company had bigger things in mind and rapid expansion was the name of the game as Wingstop opened its doors to franchising in 1997. Many others followed suit and through the collective efforts of our Wing Experts, Wingstop soon sold its 1 billionth wing in the year 2002.

There are almost 1,000 restaurants scattered all over the globe. There were at least 10 location outlets in the country.

Menus

The restaurant offered their signature fried buffalo chicken wings marinated in different spices and sauces mixtures, some of which can be use for dipping french fries and sides. For spicy fried chicken lovers, one can try their spicy chicken.

signature dishes

fried onion rings and coleslaw 

The Solenad 3 restaurant outlet had 50 to 60 sitting capacity and had a cozy industrial interior design .

S’mores at Php 49

FLAVORS: Atomic, Spicy Soy , Mango Habanero,  Cajun ,Hot Buffalo, Louisiana Rub ,Mild Buffalo , Honey BBQ, Hickory Smoked BBQ ,Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan,  Honey Garlic Teriyaki ,Korean Soy Classic Wings tossed in signature flavors

Prices: 5 pcs 1 flavor 239 7 pcs 2 flavors 329 11 pcs 3 flavors 499 20 pcs 4 flavors 899 Batter-fried Wings tossed in signature flavors 5 pcs 1 flavor 199 7 pcs 2 flavors 269 11 pcs 3 flavors 399 20 pcs 4 flavors 799

Dips: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Atomic, Cheese Boneless bites 8 pcs 2 flavors 179 15 pcs 3 flavors 319 22 pcs 4 flavors 459 Tenders 3 pcs 1 dip 199 5 pcs 2 dips 329 7 pcs 3 dips 449

Fried Chicken Sandwich classic or flavored + fried or onion rings 199 Flavored Fries: Regular 99 Large 119 Louisiana Rub Cajun Garlic Parmesan Texas-Style Fries – Regular 79 Large 99 Cheesy Salsa Fries – 149 Onion Rings – Regular 79 Large 99 Cheesy Salsa Nachos – 139 Coleslaw – 39 Iced Tea – Regular 49 Large 59

Promos 

#WingItTuesdays returns with 20 batter-fried wings for only Php 499 .  Try to visit your nearest outlet- This will only runs from March 21 to May 30, 2017

Outlet Restaurants

Circuit Lane -Makati City , Alabang Town Center- Muntinlupa City , Bonifacio Stop Over – Taguig , UP Town Center -Quezon City , Glorietta 2- Makati City , Greenhills Promenade -San Juan City , Estancia -Pasig City , East Wood -Quezon City , Trinoma-Quezon City , Solenand 3-Nuvali , Laguna province , Fairview Terraces- Quezon City

Note : Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notice . 

For menus and prices, Please try to visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wingstopPH/