Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Unboxing The Commissariat Manila's gift box

A package arrived this weekend and I'm so excited that it's from Bacolod. The box was so big and packed with delicacies and pastries by no other than Felicia's! Felicia's is Negros Occidental's sought-after pasalubong spot where tourists take a stop for their ensaimadas, cheese rolls, and other favorites.

While we are all not able to fly in to Bacolod to try Felicia's and other delicacies, The Commissariat Manila has opened the doors for us to taste the finest goods. The Commissariat Manila started in July 2020 during the early days of pandemic and we're all dependent to delivery. This lit the light bulb of entrepreneurs Gino Asensio-Lopez and Monique Lopez-Ong as they believe that best kept secrets should be shared in public. I'm so thankful that I was being chosen to receive this gift box with all the love from Bacolod.


Inside my pasalubong box from The Commissariat Manila are Felicia's best selling, soft and cheesy Ensaimadas, their fluffy Cheese Rolls, and thin and refreshing Lemon Thins which are all great with brewed coffee or hot chocolate. It also comes with Almondettes and Turron de Pili for short merienda bites.

Aside from Felicia's, The Commissariat Manila is also offering Casa Carmela's "Bacolod in a bottle" line,which are known for their best-selling gourmet bottles such their Crazy Rich Crabs (P500), Sexy Squid (P375), Chorizo Pudpud (P375), and their signature Papa Daniel’s Bangus (P365).

Another crowd favorite that never fails to satisfy everyone’s “breakfast all-day” palate is the Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo Recado or Hamonado Bilog, and their newest addition to their Chorizo line, the Chorizo Mozzarella or “Muchorellas” which are a total hit with the kids! (All variants for P395/ pack of one dozen).

Moreover, The Commissariat Manila offers some of their own products such as The Commissariat Flat Quillos (P185), and seasonally, The Commissariat Bantayan Bay half-shell scallops (P675) which are harvested from the deepest parts of Bantayan Island and flown straight to The Commissariat freezers.

If you want to have your Bacolod favorites delivered to your home or send to your loved ones here in Manila, I encourage you to order early due to the influx of orders. The pre-order cut-off for each week is on Wednesdays by 7 PM. All late pre-orders will carry over to the next available shipment date. Deliveries for Metro Manila begin every Saturday of each week from November 13th to December 18th, their last shipment for 2021.

All on-hand products such as Felicia’s Cakes in cans, Casa Carmela bottled goods, Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizos and The Commissariat Flat Quillos will be available for delivery until December 23 (Thursday) before Christmas Eve, and will continue to be available from December 27 - 31 before the New Year’s countdown. Fresh air-flown Felicia’s Ensaimadas and Cheese Rolls will resume on Jan 8 (Saturday) when The Commissariat Manila opens their first shipment for 2022.

To know more about the variety of finest goods and delicacies that The Commissariat Manila offers within NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal), you can visit and order from their website at www.thecommissariatmanila.com.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Cowrie Grill reopens, celebrating 8 years with a voucher promo

The Manila Hotel’s signature grillery, Cowrie Grill, once again opens its doors to diners. It also celebrates its eighth year with its “8 and Great” promo for its avid customers and those who have yet to discover what it offers.

Located along Missouri Street, Promenade 3 in Greenhills, San Juan, Cowrie Grill’s clientele has known it for eight years of excellent food—steak perfection behind every tomahawk, sirloin, and eye fillet that it serves; amazing flavors in a plate of seafood heaven; and so much more. Through it all, it has kept its focus on dishes with only the freshest ingredients served in premium quality.

 In celebration of Cowrie Grill’s 8th year anniversary last November 5 and as its way to welcome back our valued guests, it kicks off a gift voucher promo where customers can purchase gift vouchers of their chosen featured dish during the promo period from October 15 to 22, 2021, and get the second serving for only EIGHT PESOS (P8). The regular rate applies to the first serving and the second helping will only cost them EIGHT PESOS!

Customers may avail unlimited vouchers during the promo period and can redeem them for both dine-in and takeout transactions. Buyers may use the anniversary gift vouchers from October 16, 2021 until February 28, 2022 (except blackout dates). Some of Cowrie Grill’s signature bestsellers included in the eight featured dishes are Cowrie Grill’s famous Caesar’s Salad, Pan-Seared Scallops, Sea Bass, Angus Beef Rib (English cut), Chateaubriand, U.S. Tomahawk Rib Eye, Iberico Pork Loin, and for dessert, our decadent Tiramisu.

Soon, Cowrie Grill will also launch its celebration packages for small gatherings, in compliance with standard safety protocols in line with the DOH and IATF guidelines. If you are looking for a venue for small gatherings like birthdays or a simple, long-awaited get-together with family, Cowrie Grill may soon be booked exclusively for functions. Further announcements will be made, or you can check out its Facebook page @CowrieGrill.

Cowrie Grill by The Manila Hotel is taking every precaution to ensure safety of its guests and staff. The tables have acrylic separators and proper social distancing are also in place. The staff has intensive health and safety training, and the restaurant continues to implement enhanced cleaning procedures as well as deploy only fully vaccinated staff. Implemented health protocols will depend on community quarantine alert levels set by the government.

With scrumptious food, the voucher promo, and impeccable service, Cowrie Grill by The Manila Hotel definitely deserves a visit. For table reservations, please call (02) 84631993 or email r.cowriegrill@themanilahotel.com.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Bacon & Mayo Mini-Loaf: The newest from the GOLD Series by Fuwa Fuwa

Celebrations are a must with every achievement or milestone in life and the GOLD Series by Fuwa Fuwa has something for you to add to these sweet moments -- the new Bacon & Mayo Mini-Loaf.

The thick mini-loaf slices made with premium ingredients using authentic Japanese techniques is made even better with savory bacon bits and a creamy texture from Japanese mayonnaise to the bread is the perfect snack to celebrate great achievements. Enjoy it whether working at home, office or wherever the golden moment takes place. Fuwa Fuwa's signature heat seal keeps the bread soft, clean and safe to eat.


You can also share golden moments with the person that inspires you and the Bacon & Mayo Mini-loaf is the ideal gift to celebrate their wins or to reward their determination.

Savor this delectable new loaf when you stop by and purchase this newest mini loaf for P76 at S&R, Unimart (Greenhills & Capitol Commons), Makati Supermart, Cash & Carry, Landmark, Marketplace, Ever Commonwealth, Pioneer Centre, Metro Gaisano and selected Robinsons, Shopwise, Waltermart and various 7-eleven stores within Metro Manila.