Wednesday, July 31, 2013

La Maison du Chocolat Isle of Beauty ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

I am not gonna deny it. I am spoiled rotten. 

I ask for nothing and receive surprises like this.

 

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Some girls like puppies, some like designer stuff...

 

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But I... I am just a girl, standing in front of a chocolate, asking him to love her.
Lol.

 

 

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Isle of Beauty, La Maison du Chocolat's Summer Collection

 

 

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I am lazy to describe each so I'm posting this card for you to read. :P
My favorite is the Maquis d'Ete, dark ganache with summer maquis honey and Corsican fig. 
The other four are my favorites, too.

 

 

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Inside the brown box is the Delice Pastry

 

 

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A luscious cake with so many layers of different chocolate intensities.
So smooth, so rich, so loaded with love.

 

 

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I believe it just cured my broken heart

 

See my previous La Maison du Chocolat posts here:
La Maison du Chocolat
La Maison du Chocolat, Revisited
La Maison du Chocolat Tamanaco

La Maison du Chocolat Website

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Grace Park, A Third Time ♥ ♥

 

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Chiz suggested Grace Park for dinner.

I thought it was ready for a third try and I was actually pretty excited to go back. (See my previous meals here and here.)

 

 

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Let me just start by saying I really like Grace Park's interiors. The mismatched chairs,
tall and short, fat and sexy drinking glasses in different colors, the distressed tables...
I like the place more and more each visit. 

 

 

The food I also liked more this visit. Not more and more. 

Just more.

There were hits, there were misses, most of the dishes were just oh-kay.

 

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Tormaresca Chardonnay 2012

 

 

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Cauliflower Clam Chowder - Achi Donna said this was a bit lacking in flavor

 

 

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Mushroom Field, Asiago Cream - ACKKK! Still as oily as ever!!!

 

 

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Sardine Spread - my favorite dish at Grace Park

 

 

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Squid Ink Fettuccine with Lemon Cream, Salmon Roe and Scallions - very, very subtle in taste

 

 

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Squash Ribbons, Pistachios, Goat Cheese - same comment as before (read it here)

 

 

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Chicken Parmigiana - tasty but nothing exciting

 

 

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OMG Burger
(My share. The other half was with Jeff)

 

 

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We asked for medium rare but the patty came out medium well

 

 

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The bun was also dry and stale :(

 

 

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My favorite off-menu item was the Leg of Baby Lamb. Each piece of meat was tender, gamey,
and packed a lot of flavor. I wiped out 90% of this platter all by myself!

 

 

The desserts, save for the Key Lime Pie, were all delicious.

 

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Key Lime Pie - could use A LOT more tang

 

 

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Golden Cassava

 

 

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Lusso's Pecan Tart

 

 

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Eton Mess - love at first bite ♥

 

 

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Pastillas Choco Lava - so good we ordered two of this!

 

 

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Happy Happy Birthday, Idol!!! Thank you for dinner! :)

 

 

And Jeff is my idol because of this:

 

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I wish to be as sexy as him!  #dreamtheimpossibledream

 

See my previous Grace Park posts here:
Grace Park
Grace Park, Revisited 

Grace Park: One Rockwell, Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Tel: +632 843 7275, +63917-5138945

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cutie Pie Riyanne

 

I swear! My niece brings so much joy to my life!

Even when she's millions and millions of miles away (in a boring place called Virginia… zZZzzZZZZzzz….), she doesn't fail to make me laugh.

She's also the one who took after me the most and this is evident in her love for food and all that pudgy glory.

I call her My Chubby-O.

Check out her captions on instagram.

 

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Parang slang na bisaya!!!

 

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I love you so much, my Chubby Pie, Cutie Pie!!!!!!

My Perfect Eating Vessels!

 

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Look what my cousin Ritchie got me from her recent US trip! 

 

 

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I LOVE bubble wrap!!! Popping the bubbles is so therapeutic, not to mention addictive.
Once you pop, you can't stop! I love it even more when it comes in purple.
I swear I can almost smell the ube! :P

 

 

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So this is the pasalubong, not the bubble wrap.
But I promise you, the packaging alone is enough to make me happy! :)

 

 

The Cereal Bowl: 

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LOL!!!

 

 

The Dessert Plate:

 

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ILOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Cuz!

Can't wait to use my new eating gadgets. I promise I won't let them change me. :D

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