Tapenade at Discovery Primea revisited

Whenever I am being asked what my favorite restaurant in the metro is, I honestly couldn’t think of a specific one. Simply because there are a lot of good restos out there. But there is one restaurant that is always on my list when I am asked to recommend a great place to dine in. And that, my friends, is Tapenade at Discovery Primea.

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

I am never disappointed with my food choices at Tapenade. Even when I order the same dish, I can expect the same taste and quality just like the very first time it was served to me. That is one of the reasons why I keep coming back to Tapenade.

Just the other night, we were invited to an intimate sneak preview at Tapenade.

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

Truly mouthwatering dishes by Chef Luis Chikiamco at Tapenade, Discovery Primea

We kicked things off with this appetizer made of melted leeks, prosciutto, mozzarella di bufala with shallot fig jam on toasted ciabatta. You’ve got a delightful mix of sweet, salty and tangy flavors with a great crunchy texture.

Tapenade -Discovery Primea

Next to arrive was the Salumi Pizza (Php590.00) which was packed with housemade Fennel Sausage, lots of bacon and Guanciale (that’s to-die-for), Salsiccia Piccante for some heat, tomato and mozzarella to give you a mix of wonderful flavors in one dish.

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

If you love eating your pizza with more zing, drizzle some chili oil to give it additional oomph. Since I love spicy food, I went heavy on the chili oil. Perfect!

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

By the way… it’s 50% OFF on pizzas at Tapenade every Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm.

Up next was our dinner’s star of the night… Chef Luis Chikiamco’s April Special – Bistecca alla Fiorentina! The grain fed T-Bone was just seasoned with salt and pepper accompanied with grilled asparagus, potatoes limonata and roasted mushrooms. This dish easily serves two. But you can always have it all to yourself if you really want to.

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

The beauty of this dish as with any great steak is that one does not need any gravy or seasoning at all. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned. A truly sexy and gorgeous steak with just the right amount of fat!

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

Try it out very soon guys. This is only being offered for the month of April. Whether they decide to extend the period of its limited run is unknown, so hurry over.

Chef Luis prepared two kinds of dessert to cap off a delightful dinner: Lemon Speculoos and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

The Lemon Speculoos was so refreshing that I was even eyeing on having my husband’s share. The pleasant balance of lemon and Speculoos spread was perfect!

Tapenade - Discovery Primea

The other dessert was a Flourless Chocolate Cake. I was actually surprised that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would! Friends and family know that I’m not a fan of chocolate but this Flourless Chocolate Cake had really great texture plus the not-so-sweet taste won me over. Chef Luis used Valrhona Cocoa Powder and Hot Chocolate fudge that gave this dish an overall consistency that one can liken to Tablea and ice cream cake combined. It was pure delight pairing it with my black coffee.

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I can’t wait to see some of these new offerings on Tapenade’s menu. Every dish that was served that night was appetizing, visually enticing and absolutely delicious! Chef Luis is truly at the top of his game!

‘Twas a Tuesday night well-spent!

Cheers!
Tapenade - Discovery Primea

Contact Details

Restaurant Tapenade is located at the G/F of Discovery Primea
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
T: +63 2 955-8888
facebook.com/DiscoveryPrimeaMakati
Twitter: @PrimeaMakati
Instagram: @discoveryprimea

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Keeping It Together with KIT

As an OC and on-the-go mom, whenever I’m packing my things for a trip – whether it’s just overnight or a longer getaway, my things are neatly stored and properly packed in its proper containers and organizers inside my luggage or bag. It annoys the hell out of me when I still need to look for a specific item especially when I’m in a hurry. Even my kids have acquired the same trait. But it’s a good thing because during trips, they can easily find their things. Good thing there are a lot of organizers available in the market today that fit my daily needs to keep my things organized and clutter free.

Keeping It Together - KIT

Have you heard of the Keeping It Together (KIT) store? Well, if you haven’t yet, KIT is a one-stop shop where you can find all the things you need to keep your stuff organized.

Stay neat and organized by Keeping It Together

I have a few items from Keeping It Together (KIT) that I love using like this KIT Daishi Mesh Bag (Php795.00).

Keeping It Together - KIT

It has a long handle and the bag itself is made of a mesh material, allowing you to see your items from the outside. This is an all-weather bag perfect for the beach, or when you’re out shopping or doing the grocery. It can be easily washed and dried in a jiffy.

This Electronic Pouch (Php195.00-Php295.00) from Keeping It Together (KIT) is another product that’s very useful to me.

Keeping It Together - KIT

Since I am always on-the-go, it goes without saying that I carry a good number of gadgets. Of course, when I have my gadgets with me, I need to bring along chargers and cables as well. Just imagine how full my shoulder bag is! And because I hate bringing an extra bag for my gadgets, this pouch from KIT takes care of all my cables, plugs and whatnots.

Keeping It Together - KIT

It has adjustable velcro dividers that allow me to customize the space I need. If I am storing an item that is significantly bigger and eats up the entire space, I simply remove the velcro straps and just attach it on the sides. I like how this bag has a clear cover, allowing me to effortlessly see my things inside.

Another Keeping It Together (KIT) item that I am excited to use on my next travel is this Ayumi Three-Zip Pouch (Php220.00). This pouch can store my passport, boarding pass and even my itinerary.

Keeping It Together - KIT

During my recent Bataan trip, I used this pouch to store my pocket tissue, hand wipes, medicine pouch and foldable fan instead. It’s so convenient to use!

Keeping It Together - KIT

How about this… Keeping It Together (KIT) has a Trunk Organizer (Php995.00-Php1,195.00) as well! This is exactly what every mom needs, especially during road trips. It’s foldable so it’s easy to store when not in use. If ever it gets soiled, it is easily washable.

Keeping It Together - KIT

And this is how it looks like when folded and stored.

Keeping It Together - KIT

For my “kikay” stuff, this Akiyama Vanity Bag (Php595.00) from Keeping It Together (KIT) has been my go-to bag as of late. Remember back in the day when our moms or grandmoms would carry an “overnight” or make-up bag that was so heavy? Well, gone are those days! At least now, we have handy and portable vanity bags that can easily be inserted in a luggage or carry-on.

Keeping It Together - KIT

The KIT Akiyama Vanity Bag is also lightweight just like the other KIT items. I can store my make-up, brushes and container bottles easily or I can use it as a medicine bag when traveling. It has slots with flaps, 5 elastic slots for bottles on the side, a side pocket and 2 mesh pockets.

Keeping It Together - KIT

Keeping It Together - KIT

Apart from all these bags and pouches, Keeping It Together (KIT) sells pocket sized liquid containers, too.

Silicon Tubes (Php199.00-Php299.00)

I don’t know about you, but I hate bringing shampoo in its own container. I find it ugly and unstylish!

Keeping It Together - KIT

Since this container is made from silicon, dispensing your shampoo has become a whole lot easier! When you open the lid, you’ll can immediately see a criss-cross design on its spout. This ensures that your shampoo won’t over-dispense. It has a built-in suction cup at the back which you can stick to the wall of your bathroom for easy usage.

Keeping It Together - KIT

As a traveler, these bags and pouches are very useful to me. I’m just happy that we have more options now. For more Keeping It Together (KIT) items, click here.

BRANCHES:
SM Mega Fashion Hall
UP Town Center
SM North EDSA
Estancia at Capitol Commons

Twitter: @kitbymich
Instagram: @keeping_it_together
facebook.com/KITKeepingittogether
www.keepingittogether.com.ph

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AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 is EXTENDED!

AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 The AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 in the Philippines extended to 23 April 2016!

The AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search (AARRDS) 2016 will see participants from Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand battle it out to be AirAsia’s Most Promising Designer of 2016.This regional designer search is part of AirAsia’s continuous effort in developing talents and empowering youth across the region and will be a platform for young aspiring designers to catapult their careers in the fashion industry.

The participation deadline for the Philippines has been extended to 23 April 2016 to accommodate the requests for walk-in participants, and to enable more participants to submit their entries.

Interested designers can walk-in on audition day on Saturday, 23 April 2016 to register at 9:00AM at the Aqua Room, Level 5 of Best Western Antel Plus Hotel located in Makati Avenue, Makati City.
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H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 at Mega Fashion Hall

I hardly post about fashion here on my blog since this, as you very well know, is mainly a “travel and food” site. But, there are always a couple of exceptions especially when it touches topics close to my heart such as our efforts to care for our environment.

As an avid traveler and lover of nature, I found the recent launch of the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 quite significant considering their efforts and reasons behind this line of clothing.

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 - Mega Fashion Hall

The H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 was recently launched at Mega Fashion Hall.

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 - Mega Fashion Hall
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Kumori and Zomato – Biting into clouds is now made easier and faster!

Kumori - Zomato - Bite Into Clouds

Great news! Ordering your favorite Kumori freshly baked goodies have now been made easier with Zomato!

Kumori - Zomato - Bite Into Clouds

Kumori - Zomato - Bite Into Clouds

With Kumori and Zomato, you can now bite into clouds anytime and anywhere you want without worrying about traffic or going out of your way to find a Kumori branch. In just one click, your favorite Kumori products will be delivered right to your doorstep! Isn’t that wonderful? I was absolutely delighted when I first found out about the wonderful news that Kumori and Zomato had partnered up.
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