Restaurants to Try: Bistecca, Manila Collective Photospace and Cafe + 5 Steals and Deals

Have you tried Bistecca at Rockwell and Manila Collective at Cubao X? Plus Mi Piace’s last week in Manila, a Cantonese Festival at Tin Hau, plus more of this wek’s steals and deals.

roastchicken_clickformore’s STEALS & DEALS GALLERY: Click to see photos.

bistecca_thumb1. Bistecca at Rockwell

Bistecca, Rockwell’s newest steak place (steaks start at P1,500 for 350 grams), also has a tasty Roast Chicken (P750), a serving of juicy and tender half chicken infused with rosemary and lemon and wrapped in bacon and served with rice. Choose from other favorites such as Australian Lamb Rack (P1,200) and Roast Pork (P800).

Servings may be shared by two.

Bistecca is at the Joya Tower, Rockwell, Makati City. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

mla_collectivethumb2. Manila Collective Photospace and Café


A new café and artspace takes residence at Cubao X. Go for the art, the pastries and the coffee. It’s a place where you’re allowed to play with your imagination and your food.

Manila Collective is at Shop 66, Cubao X (formerly Marikina Shoe Expo),General Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Tel. No. (0917)578-0681. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


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3. Mi Piace Food Festival until May 31

Catch the best of Mi Piace on its last week as it serves its scrumptious pasta, pizza, gnocchi and other Italian bestsellers before it bids adieu.

Mi Piace is at the Peninsula Manila, Ayala Ave., Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888.

4. tinhau_thumb Mandarin Oriental Manila’s Cantonese Festival at Tin Hau


From ï¿½ May 24 until May 30, Tin Hau prepares a divine menu that includes the restaurant’s renowned signature dishes: the Stonefish Prepared Two Ways, Deep-fried Garoupa in Chrysanthemum Cut, Steamed Garoupa Fillet Roll, Lobster Salad with Pomelo, Crispy Tiger Prawn Set on Fresh Tomato, and Wok-fried Vermicelli with Dried Scallop and Bean Sprouts.

Tin Hau, is also known for its dimsum in whimsical shapes-a few of which will be presented during the week-long event.

The chefs will also preside over a hands-on dim sum cooking class and lunch on May 29, starting at 9 a.m.
For more information, and to reserve a slot in the cooking class or at Tin Hau, please call 750-8888 or email

bellevue_thumb5. Set menus at the Bellevue’s Café d’ Asie for P750 nett

Café d’ Asie at the Bellevue Manila lets you enjoy a set menu straight from the buffet. Choose a soup, a salad, a carving item, and a dessert for only P750nett. It’s available for lunch and dinner.


Cafe D’Asie at the Bellevue Manila is at North Bridgeway, Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 771-8181

nasi_lemakclickformore’s STEALS & DEALS GALLERY: Click to see photos.

nasi_lemak_thumb6. Nasi Lemak’s set meals starting at P99

Choose from Nasi Lemak’s Singaporean rice toppings which include a glass of iced tea: Asado (P99), Lemon Chicken (P128), Hainanese Chicken (P128), and Beef Brisket (P128).


Nasi Lemak is at Level 2 East Lane, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City. Tel. No. ï¿½ 571-8988

pepperlunch_thumb7. Pepper Lunch’s Seafood Menu

Treat yourself to a seafood feast ï¿½ with Pepper Lunch’s new seafood menu: Seafood Pepper Rice (P390) and Seafood Aglio Oglio (P350), tasty new offerings featuring the freshest catch cooked the way you like it.

Available at all branches of Pepper Lunch.

piadina_thumb8. ï¿½ Piadina Italiana’s set meals starting at P135


Enjoy affordable eats ï¿½with La Piadina’s set meals: Today’s special with pasta of the day and calzone (P135), Grilled Mozzarella set with pasta and 1 order of grilled mozzarella (P150), or choose the merienda special with a slice of pizza and pasta of the day (P115, available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.).

Available at the Robinsons Galleria branch of Piadina Italiana.

jatujak_thumb 9. Jatujak set meals for only P99

The SM City The Block branch of Jatujak serves set meals for only P99. Available from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, choose from three set meals: pad thai and dessert, noodle soup with fried spring rolls, or pad thai with fresh spring rolls.

Promo is available at the Jatujak branch of SM City The Block: 3rd Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA, North Ave. corner EDSA, Quezon City. Tel. No. 442-0354.

martini_thumb 10. Three martini flight at Sala Bistro for P300


Indulge at SalaBistro with any three martinis from the signature collection at P300 from 5 to 7 p.m. : vanilla vodka with fresh green apple and thyme; raspberry vodka, peach and passion fruit; ginger vodka, pineapple and maple syrup; Absolut, lychee and fresh ginger

Sala Bistro is at Unit 114 Ground Floor, Garden Side, Greenbelt 3 Ayala Center, Makati City . Tel. No. 729-7500.

Photographs from Manila Collective, Peninsula Manila, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Bellevue Manila, Nasi Lemak, Piadina Italiana, Jatujak,

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