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Los Baños Horticultural Society Show 2017: There is Gold In Recycling

“There is Gold in Recycling” is the theme at the ongoing Los Baños Horticulture Show 2017 at the University of the Philippines -Los Baños ( UPLB) Senior Social Hall area.

This is the first of the two shows. The next garden show is slated later part of the year.

Aside from these beautiful landscapes, There are individual plant competition, trade fair of local products,plant bazaars and lectures from the garden experts.

One can also take a quick stroll on the University of the Philippines campus and admire the mature trees, flowering plants, old buildings and take a food trip.

Among the big winners are Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. Mr. Jose Salacup

One can also buy some regional products like buko pie , handicrafts and espasol at the commercial area.

Schedule of Lecture Series

APRIL 22 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM
TOPIC: Tips on Growing Orchids
SPEAKER: Mr. Vic Chin Jr. — Vice President, LBHS

APRIL 29 (Saturday) at 2:00 PM
TOPIC: Care of Cactus and Succulents for Beginners
and Advanced Collectors
SPEAKER: Mr. Lino Rom — President, Cactus and Succulents Society of the Philippines, Inc.

The show is until May 1, 2017 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and There are minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

Photos are courtesy of Mr. Jose  Diego Roxas a Agricultural Biotechnology student

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

Los Baños Horticulture Show 2017

Los Baños Horticulture Society will be having their annual show at the Senior Social Hall within University of the Philippines Los  Baños campus in Laguna.

The show will be held from April 21 until May 1, 2017 . The plant that will be featured are flowering plants and orchids.

This year’s theme is ” There’s Gold in Recycling ” The show is from 8:00am to 6:00pm. There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 for the general public and Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

 

 

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/

A Taste of Nonna’s Pasta and Pizzeria

Nonna’s Pasta and Pizzeria is the newest restaurant from the owners of Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen. The First branch was at BF Homes,  Parañaque . This restaurant is synonymous to great food , rustic interior and tasty Italian dishes.

cashier and pantry area

The restaurant was surprisingly jam-packed with a lot of customers , despite it was a weekday . We also liked the light bulbs within the restaurant premises . The complimentary cold water had a lemon zest , thereby intensifying its taste .

exterior 

The interior had a sitting capacity of about 50 to 60 persons at any given time , The outdoor area have another 50 to 60 sitting capacity .

menu board

I must also recommend their freshly squeezed juice – Among the top favorites were Apple Carrot Juice , Apple Juice , Orange Juice and Nonna’s Lemonade. Bottomless ice tea cost Php 85.00

Here are some of the dishes served:

mushroom chicharon with vinaigrette

Crispy Fried Oyster Mushroom with Vinaigrette  – We first thought it was fried chicken skin or fish when a staff told us that this was fried mushroom . The oyster mushrooms were grown in Silang, Cavite and is freshly delivered and cooked.  MUST TRY – This can be shared between 4 to 5 persons Php 160 per order.

puffed potato balls with pomodoro sauce

 This is deep fried best accompanied with pomodoro sauce .Php 175 per order

grandma’s meatballs

Homemade meatballs baked in pomodoro, pesto and alfredo sauce .Php 195 per order

Margherita pizza

Margherita is a classic thin crusted pizza with pomodoro , fior de latte and topped with fresh basil leaves . Ideal sharing between 4 to 5 . Php 295 per order

Spinach and Goat Cheese pizza

Spinach and Goat Cheese pizza serve with alfredo sauce, creamed spinach , goat’s cheese . Ideal sharing between 3 to 5 person. MUST TRY Php 365 per oder

Vesuvio penne

 Vesuvius penne topped with tomato, cream and pesto. This was named after a famous volcano in Italy – mountain of rigatoni, stuffed with mozzarella ricotta is served standing up ( which looked like a strata volcano with the red and white sauces just seeping into tubular pasta which resembles a molten lava  or eruption , flowing into the bowl )  fennel sausage  . Ideal for twin sharing Php 495

Dessert

pizzaockie

Pizzaockie -This is a cool dessert that one MUST TRY when you are planning to visit the restaurant , This is a combination of hot and cold delights. Moist and fresh from the oven , cookie topped  marshmallows with vanilla flavored ice cream . Ideal between 1 to 2 people sharing.  Php 225.00 per serving.

 Appetite magazine feature

We had a great time and had a privilege to have eaten at this restaurant .

Full Disclosure : The author was invited to have an honest review of the restaurant after an event held at the Nuvali Lights and Sound Show and is not connected with the management .

Prices posted at this blogsite are subject to change by the management of the restaurant .

Nonna’s Pasta and Pizzeria

Address : GFF-1, Ayala Malls Solenad, Nuvali, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna

Contact Details: 0949 889 8959

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nonnasPH/

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM