Thursday, April 11, 2024

Tastesetters Victors Awards 2023

Tastesetters truly leaves an indelible mark on the culinary landscape, consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation. As they curate the crème de la crème of food and beverage, they not only recognize the best practices of their partners but also shape the industry—one creative and tasteful dish at a time.

For seven remarkable years, Tastesetters has been at the forefront of culinary trends. Their unwavering commitment to excellence has led them to collaborate with world-class renowned chefs and cutting-edge research and development teams. Together, they have embarked on a mission to elevate Filipino cuisine onto the global stage.

An honor beyond measure, I was privileged to attend the inaugural Tastesetters Victors Award. This extraordinary evening seamlessly merged the realms of art and culinary expertise. Held at the illustrious Yuchengco Museum on April 11, 2024, it was a celebration of creativity, flavor, and vision.

The event featured captivating artworks by two distinguished artists: Nina Bantoto and Ram Mallari. Their masterpieces danced in harmony with meticulously crafted culinary delights from the talented hands of Chef Sonny Mariano and Chef Wado Tansiman. Together, they wove a tapestry of sensory delight that will linger in our memories long after the last bite.

In this symphony of flavors and arts, Tastesetters once again proved that culinary excellence is an art form—a canvas where passion, innovation, and taste converge. 🍽️🎨

Friday, March 1, 2024

Philippines Breaks Guinness World Record with 313 Unique Pork Dishes!

Philippines Breaks Guinness World Record with 313 Unique Pork Dishes! On March 1, 2024, the Philippines achieved a remarkable culinary feat, securing the Guinness World Record for the Most Number of Pork Dishes. The epic gastronomic event unfolded at the Quantum Skyview Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City, Cubao. Organized by the National Federation of Hog Farmers Inc.

The air buzzed with excitement as chefs, culinary school students, food content creators, and home cooks gathered to showcase their pork prowess. The aroma of many pork dishes drifted through the venue, enticing taste buds and igniting curiosity.

The record-breaking feast involved an amazing 313 unique pork dishes. Each dish was a labor of love, meticulously crafted to tantalize palates and celebrate the versatility of pork. From traditional Filipino favorites to innovative fusion creations, the spread was a testament to the nation's culinary diversity. The Philippines etched its name in culinary history, proving that passion, creativity, and a love for pork could break barriers.

This culinary extravaganza aimed to achieve noble goals:

Promote Pork Consumption by showcasing unique pork dishes, the event encouraged Filipinos to embrace the delicious versatility of pork. From crispy bagnet to hearty kare-kare, every dish whispered, "Support local, savor pork!"

Also, it empower Local Farmers: The heart of this endeavor beat for the hardworking hog farmers. Their dedication, sweat, and love for their animals were woven into each dish. As forks clinked and taste buds danced, the message resonated: Buy local, uplift our farmers.

So, when you relish that sinigang or savor that lechon, remember: you're part of something bigger—a movement that nourishes both bellies and dreams. 🇵🇭🐷🥇

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Countdown to 2024 at Rizal Park Hotel | PR Post | MarkMyName

Get ready to ring in 2024 with a BANG in the heart of Manila as Rizal Park Hotel invites guests to an exceptional New Year's Eve Countdown at its rooftop bar, The Deck on December 31, 2023, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. The hotel has prepared an immersive experience and activities for all ages ensuring a memorable start to 2024.

Guests can choose from the Upper Deck at P2,500 and Lower Deck at P2,000. Each ticket includes access to the vibrant New Year's Eve party and countdown, a welcome drink, lively party favors, complimentary sparklers, a raffle entry for exciting prizes, and a delectable Media Noche buffet to satisfy culinary cravings.

Ticket for kids, priced at P2,000, offers access to the lively party and countdown, a welcome drink with a choice of chocolate shake, strawberry shake, or orange juice, and a special access to kids' corner for added fun. They are also entitled to a raffle entry and Media Buffet dinner. 

Entertainment highlights for the night include a live band, countdown, and a breathtaking fireworks display featuring the Manila skyline.

As the year transitions, Rizal Park Hotel presents the New Year’s Eve Room Package, from December 31, 2023, to January 01, 2024. The package includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at The Deck, and a New Year’s Brunch buffet for two, priced at P18,000.

Guests are invited to join Rizal Park Hotel for an evening of celebration, live entertainment, and culinary delights as they usher in a promising New Year. 

For New Year’s Countdown tickets, call or message on Viber at 09276687839.

For room inquiries and reservations, call 09176571334.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

It’s a Sweet Christmas with Poison’s New Holiday Doughnuts | MarkMyName

Christmas is the best excuse for new sweet treats, so Poison Doughnuts has whipped up dangerously good new doughnuts just for the holidays.

Choose from Bibingka Doughnut (P120), the Tablea Doughnut (P120), and the Truffle Ensaymada Doughnut (P120).

Get yourself a box of these new Christmas doughnuts at Poison Coffee and Doughnuts, The Alley at Karrivin, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City; or Workshop at The Grid Food Market, Power Plant Mall, Makati City. 

You can also order for delivery via,, Grabfood, Foodpanda, or Pickaroo.

Follow Poison Coffee and Doughnuts on Facebook at or on Instagram at @ poisondoughnuts.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Spread The Joy This Season with Fabrique Bread Factory’s Specialty Pastry | MarkMyName

This holiday season, spread joy with specialty breads from Fabrique Bread Factory. Using only quality ingredients and French techniques, you can be assured of high-quality, artisan bread by Chef Kris Tan of Masa Madre Bakehouse.

Fill your gift box this Christmas with our delectable offerings. There's the Truffle Cheese Puff (P150), bursting with umami flavor, thanks to a triple cheese filling and truffle.

You also can't go wrong with the classic pairing of dark chocolate and strawberry in the flakey, buttery, and two-toned Dark Chocolate Strawberry Croissant (P185).

The Créme Brûlèe Croissant (P170) takes the buttery croissant to the next level with a filling of vanilla crème diplomat, a caramelized-sugar shell, and a sprinkling of Tibuok salt.

Another decadent treat is the Flan Parisien (P165) with a rich vanilla custard baked in the center of a buttery laminated dough.

Don't forget to add the classics: the Kouign Amann (P140) with swirling layers of brioche dough, butter, and sugar baked to perfection and glazed with caramelized sugar; and the Pain Au Chocolat (P160) with chocolate batons rolled and baked into a buttery, flakey croissant.

All Fabrique breads are available in-store at Public Eatery, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City. You can also order for delivery via,,Grabfood or Foodpanda.

Follow Fabrique Bread Factory on Instagram at @fabrique.mnl.

Friday, November 10, 2023

The 2023 Comandante Cup Championship in Philippines Brews Excitement in Mandaluyong! | PR Post | MarkMyName

Coffee and brewing enthusiasts are in for a thrill as Henry & Sons plays host to the much-anticipated 2023 Philippines Comandante Cup. This event, to be held at The Giving Cafe in Mandaluyong this weekend, promises to be a celebration of precision, flavor, and camaraderie in the world of coffee.

Henry & Sons, renowned for their commitment to elevating the coffee experience in partnership with Comandante, bring their expertise and passion to this event, ensuring its success that coffee lovers won't want to miss.

“The heart of the competition lies in its community-oriented approach. While the competition is fierce, the emphasis is on creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Participants from all walks of life are encouraged to join, regardless of their skill level or experience, and share the joys of brewing and tasting exceptional coffee,” shared Michael Harris Conlin, 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and President and CEO of Henry & Sons.

One unique aspect that sets the Comandante Championship apart is its commitment to promoting healthy competition and the joy of participating. Rather than glorifying winning, the championship celebrates the craft of coffee brewing. It's a reminder that coffee is not just a beverage; it's a shared passion that brings people together.

The competition consists of three rounds. In each round, competitors will be assessed by four sensory judges. They must prepare and serve a single beverage for the judges within eight minutes, without giving a presentation. Competitors can only use the coffee beans and water provided by the organizers.

During the competition, competitors can make multiple beverages, but only the one served to the judges will be judged. Competitors will compete in groups of five, and judges will select the best beverage by pointing a finger. The competitor with the best coffee, as chosen by the sensory judges, advances to the next round. Alternatively, simplified Brewers Cup score sheets may be used for the semi-finals or finals.

In the first round, competitors must use a specified pour-over brewing method chosen by the organizers, ensuring all competitors use the same brewing device. In the semi-final, competitors are required to use a full-immersion brewing method via Aeropress. In the final round, competitors have the choice of using either pour-over or immersion methods.

This year's Comandante Cup is shaping up to be an extraordinary global spectacle, boasting a record-breaking roster of 60 competitors. It’s not just the largest competition of its kind—it's a vibrant mosaic of passionate coffee lovers.

From the hobbyist home brewers who craft each cup with personal flair to the seasoned professionals whose techniques are as precise as they are inventive, the range of talent is as diverse as it is impressive. Each participant brings a unique story and a shared love for coffee, converging in this grand event to push the boundaries of brewing excellence.

As the competitors gear up for the challenge, the air buzzes with anticipation and the scent of freshly ground coffee beans. This is where skill meets passion and luck, where every pour, press, and brew could lead to the next Philippine Comandante Cup Champion.

The 2023 Philippine Comandante Cup is more than a competition; it's the heart-pumping epicenter of love for coffee and camaraderie, a festival celebrating the rich tapestry of Philippine coffee culture that connects us all.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Making Timplang Happy Meal Times with Magnolia Chicken Timplados | PR Post | MarkMyName

Introducing the newest #Madalicious delight from Magnolia Chicken Timplados! It's newest offering, Magnolia Chicken Timplados Fried Chicken Drumsticks with BBQ seasoning, offers a unique cooking experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

The classic family favorite can now be served and enjoyed without the added stress, giving valuable extra minutes for family bonding. With the added bbq flavor seasoning, even kids can join in on the cooking preparation where they can "shake things up" to add an extra flavor kick to the beloved fried chicken. Mas masarap ang timpla ng meal time, especially when prepared with love and alaga from Magnolia.

Siguradong Timplang Happy basta may Magnolia Chicken Timplados

Sa agahan, tanghalian, merienda o hapunan, may Magnolia Chicken Timplados na para sa'yo! Madaling lutuin, masustansya sa protina, at masarap pa kaya masaya ang timpla ng araw ng buong pamilya. Lalo na pag nasubukan ang bagong Magnolia Chicken Timplados Fried Chicken Drumsticks na may dagdag na BBQ seasoning na pwedeng i-shake shake pa so siguradong magdadagdag ng tuwa sa meal time. Ganyan ang Alagang Magnolia!

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