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 Р10:00PM everyday 

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¬ģ. 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/

Interesting Products At Market Row in Solenad , Laguna

Interesting products , handmade trinkets , local leather products from Marikina shine at the Market Row trade bazaar at the Solenad 3 Activity Area in  Nuvali , Santa Rosa , Laguna province.

Here are just some of the Retailers

OWL stands for Obsession Without Limits

OWL stands for Obsession Without Limits – Started about 2 years ago as a hobby of Ms. Vanie Olan . The stall specializes on handmade crystal beads , semi-precious stones , necklace , bracelets , birth stones . The products are imported from India and some are locally sourced.

OWL (Obsession Without Limits)
IG & FB: @obsessionwithoutlimits

The product price range is from Php 150 to Php 2,000 

There were 20 stalls selling different kinds of products , some of them are start-up businesses by enterprising individuals and young students.

Mr. Ian Darcy 

Mr. Ian Darcy is one of the budding entrepreneur which started with his perfume collection selling at a popular online site about a year ago . Now , his perfume line had 3 stalls which are located at U.P. Town Center , Phase 2 Katipunan . Eastwood Mall ( G/F #Local Collective Shop ) and at Victory Mall , Monumento (2nd/floor Mezzanine ), Caloocan City .

They have over 2 dozen perfume fragrance and prices start at Php 250 for 60ml and Php 350 for 100ml . The brand is oil base and not the usual alcohol base , which makes the scent last longer.

Their product does not need any hard selling , since one can easily smell the difference between their line and some popular brands in the market .

Ian Darcy FB

Market Row

The bazaar was dubbed “ 7 Days of Holly Christmas ” and bazaar started last December 5 and will run until December 11, 2016 saturday , But there will be another run from December 25 to January 3, 2017 at the same area.

Alberto Sumague bag and leather collection

Mr. Alberto Sumague is a local designer of leather bags , most of his products were made from Marikina and are also exported in some countries.

IG: @asumague
FB: Alberto Sumague

For those who will not be able to catch the bazaar , there are some stalls that are planning to have a cooperative outlet store within Solenad 3 Mall.

Dogs & More 

Dogs and More sells quality pillows for dogs, cats , pet animals and even humans.

Pillows & More / Belts & More
IG & FB: @pillowsandmoreph
Eightria Manila started few years ago selling imported fashion accessories imported from South Korea . These items are made from high quality stainless steel which cannot get easily tarnish .  The elegant fashion jewelries are moderately priced and had different appeal to young , teenagers , yuppies and even those who like religious pendants , rings , bracelets , bangles and necklaces.
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Eightria Manila fashion accessories and jewelries
 They also have silver and gold plated accessories with cubic zirconia stones  which looked like diamonds or crystals from a far. Since participating at the bazaar , their fashion accessories and necklaces are a big hit among the customers , they have to look for more  durable items from abroad .

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 Marilex birth stones and accessories specializes on birthstones , necklaces, earrings  and pendants.  The company also accepts wholesale orders.
IG: @marilex78
FB: Eroles Handicrafts
Contact : 0935-3609621 / 0939-7062725
Sling MNL focuses on sling bags, wallets, wrist bags and bag charms. They are not only known for their bags , but they also have key chain holders accessories for male and female.

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Market Row also organizes some bazaars within Metro Manila at East Wood Mall and UP Town Center.

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