Scrumptious Steals & Deals this Week

An Israeli foodfest, all-you-can-eat pizza and wine plus beer-battered fish chips pique our interest this week.

1.       Get a taste of Israel at Paseo Uno

Taste the flavors of Israel for lunch or dinner at the Paseo Uno at the Mandarin Oriental Manila.   From August 10 to 16, Chef Zion Barnes, acclaimed as one of Israel's "eight outstanding chefs of the next generation" will prepare Arabic-influenced Israeli cuisine.   Among the dishes which will be featured in the buffet include the Hummus Salad, Shawarma, Falafel (hummus loaves in various flavors with spiced potato fries and dips) and Zenia (minced meat of lamb and veal).


The Fish kebab at Paseo Uno's Israel Food Festival.


According to Chef Zion Barnes, ""In my family, we have lots of salads in every meal. During the festival, I'll make about thirty salads... Everything is fresh."

The buffet is priced at P1,500 (nett) per person.   Paseo Uno is located at the Ground Floor, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Makati City with telephone number 750-8888.





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2.       All-you-can-eat pizza and wine at Murray and D' Vine and Balducci

Tuesday night is a night for pizza, burgers and bottomless wine at Murray and D' Vine and Balducci. Balducci will provide the pizzas, Murray & D'Vine will serve gourmet burgers and wine is courtesy of Barcino and Concha Y Toro, all for P800 per person.   Binge-eating starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, make sure to leave any diet plans at the door.

Call 502-7000, 856-3723 and 856-0676 for more details.



3.   Treat yourself to a mid-shopping break while at the Trilogy Boutique

"Simple, good food," is served at the Trilogy canteen where classic meals are given a twist by Chef Fern Aracama. Try out the Beer Battered Fish Chips, Tonkatsu Burger, and finish up with a serving of Chocnot Ice Cream after a shopping spree at the boutique.

Trilogy Boutique and Canteen is located at 110 Alvion Center, Rada corner Legaspi Village, Makati City with telephone number 328-1071.


4.   Go healthy at the Fruit Magic Lounge

Not just a fruit juice kiosk, Fruit Magic's new lounge is a cozy dine-in shop with wi-fi, conference rooms and dining options for the consummate healthy eater.

The Fruit Magic Lounge is located   Victoiria Towers, Timog Avenue corner Panay Avenue Quezon City with telephone number 364-6927.



5.     Score free booze at Aquaknox

If you're a lady, that is.   The bar is open on Wednesdays for ladies from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Aquaknox in Makati.   Trip to music by Lucio Pua (hiphouse/electro) and DJ Russell Morgan (progressive house).

Aquaknox is located at 800 Arnaiz Avenue cor. Amorsolo Street, San Lorenzo Village Makati City.   Contact (0916)594-1236 for more details.


Images of the Israeli Food Festival by Dyan Zarzuela.

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