December 25, 2009

December 22, 2009

The Awards Night

First and foremost, I would like to thank my friends, colleagues, and passer-bys who put a commen on my Fit ‘n Right blog, without you, guys, I believe I wouldn’t be in the finals of Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Bloggers Contest of Del Monte Fit ‘n Right.

And even though, I didn’t win, it was such a fun experience and such an honor to be in line with the best food bloggers in the metro. And, honestly, up to now I couldn’t believe that I was, indeed, one of the finalists.

Held at The Stock Market at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig last December 14, the awards night was so simple, yet very nice. Nice because since blogging is still a baby in spreading information here in the country, there are big companies, like Del Monte, who recognizes us, so with that, Thank You, Del Monte!

Okay, so as for the winners, here they are….

For the 3rd place, Edelweiza Mabalay of www.edelweiza.com got it.

Rodel Cuaton of argonautquest.wordpress.com bagged the 2nd place. http://argonautquest.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/dare-to-be-fit-n-right/

And the 1st placer was Jeffrey Aspacio of aspacio.net.


The winners got cash prizes and the some gift packs, while rest of the finalists took home also some gift packs. So again, I have a week supply of Fit ‘n Right, not bad eh?

And, oh, yeah, all of us had a sumptuous dinner at The Stock Market. I really love their food!

 Vanilla Creme Brulee on Chinoise Spoons

Mixed Fruits

Herbed Pork Schnitzel with Apple Cider Sauce

Pan-Seared John Dory Fillet Drizzled with Green Pea Puree

 Grilled Vegetable Provencale

 Grilled Chicken Supreme with Rosemary and Thyme
Infused Demiglace

 Classic Fettuccine Puttanesca with Fried Capers

Again, thank you Del Monte Fit ‘n Right and see you all again next year!

December 21, 2009

World’s Cheesiest Event Ever!

Have you ever been in a room full of cheese? It’s like being inside Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory but only cheese. WOOOOOOW!

That’s what I felt when I entered the Big Dome last December 14, 2009 for the Kraft Eden Cheese YUMM (Your Ulam Mas Masarap) World Record Event.

Co-hosted by Miss Jackie Lou Blanco, this event targeted to prepare 5,000 dishes using Kraft Eden Cheese.

And luckily, as I enter the Big Dome, I was amazed and shocked as I scanned the whole place filled with long tables covered with white linens and placed above them where thousands of white plates where different dishes were presented.

Imagine, the B-I-G D-O-M-E.

From pastas, gourmets, salads, and pastries and even up to soups, it was indeed an eventful night filled with lotsa, lotsa food and wonderful chefs, students, cheese lovers, food bloggers and many more.

With six participating culinary schools amely Regina Carmeli, St. Paul College, Centro Escolar University, Emilio Aguinaldo College, La Consolacion College and Arellano University, they made this event more meaningful and heart-warming as they battled it up for the best and outstanding Noche Buena feast with Eden Cheese still as their base ingredient.

On the other hand, while the said universities were heating their pots and pans and decorating their centrepieces, Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts (MIHCA) was the premier culinary school who contributed the most of the research and student manpower in preparing and cooking these 5,000 dishes.

At the end of this event, they prepared not only 5,000 dishes but a whooping almost 6,000+ dishes in a day! That’s more than a thousand dishes compare to the Guinness World Record’s Most Number of Dishes on Display, In a Single Day title holder, India, with only 4,668 last 2007.

Now who says it is impossible?

Congratulations to Kraft Eden Cheese for this very successful event.
I hope that we can keep this title for more than a year, too!

For more info, visit www.sarangbuhay.com

Happy eating!

More pictures here!

December 15, 2009

Sol Gelato

One of the first and yummy dessert shops that you could visit in The Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill was Sol Gelato.

The moment you stepped inside this store, you’ll loose control of your jaw and your drool will just flow. Lols.

On a serious note, this is a better way to enjoy an ice cream-like dessert. Since this is a gelato, it has lesser milk, which means lesser fats. And the best part about this is you can taste it flavours really well compare to ordinary ice cream. (Try their Ferrero Gelato! It was so good!)

Their gelato is available in three sizes.

Piccolo – Php95.00

Grande – Php150.00

Cone – Php160.00

And if you want something with your gelato, Sol Gelato served them with a nice twist!

They have gelato that comes with Al Forno, which comes in three flavours:  carrot, banana walnut and molten chocolate. I’ve tasted all theses three, and I really loved that carrot one. It was so yummy!

Carrot – Php195.00

Banana Walnut – Php195.00

Molten Chocolate – Php220.00

Another thing that Sol Gelato serves is Affogato. So, for all the coffee lovers, this is a must try! A shot of hot espresso poured in a glass of two-scoop ice cream tasted really nice, so relaxing! The usual gelato flavour for this drink is vanilla, and if you are brave enough, I think you can have it in other flavours for a different twist. Hehehe.

Affogato - Php150.00

And to enjoy this drink more, try having biscotti with it.

Chocolate Biscotti – Php20.00

So, what are you waiting for?

Happy eating!
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