Sunday, December 30, 2012


I never been to a place so romantic, so serene.. so exclusive that bringing someone here for dinner is one of those plans that would definitely work. With its remarkable spanish / itallian ambiance and soothing atmosphere makes this place worthy for a magnificent dinner. Welcome to Forque Restaurant in Makati. With its red walls you will surely fall in love. 
Photo above is their delicious lamb chops. I normally dont eat lamb chops but this one is just fabulous. Its so delicious. The meat is so soft and tender. Its juicy. And its magnificently plated! This is a must order at Forque. Its one of the best!

They also served their delicious calamares. Breaded squid with their special dressing. Its delicious! Its so crunchy and i definitely love the sauce. Right after i took this photo i grabbed a piece! Cant help myself. 

I also tried their Ceasar Salad and this one really rocks! Fresh greens, bacon bits..its just perfect. I love it. 

 Now this one is a surprise! I never seen anything like this. This is Vanilla ice cream with caramel popcorn. Theres even some orange syrup right at the bottom and it complements the sweetness of the ice cream and the popcorn. Topped with i think those were strawberry syrup and crowned with a cherry. Its so good. I loved this one. 

Took a photo of the 3 dishes and that is just mouth-watering... Its a sight for someone really hungry. After that long walk along pasay road, this is such a treat!  

 Like I said earlier, the place is just fabulous. Great lighting, place is really nice and clean. Lovely red walls. The paintings are really nice. The place is just beautiful. I'd love to spend dinner with a special someone here someday. Great atmosphere, great ambiance. 
Forque will run a deal at (formerly Ensogo) real soon. Watch out for their deal at the site for great discounts. It will probably go live at around the first week of the year. I would like to thank the staff of Forque for their hospitality and warm welcomes. Guys check out this place its really nice. I highly recommend it. Thanks also to Pat for bringing me here. 
Another food adventure to end the year. I hope we have more food adventures next year. Looking forward to it. Happy New Year guys!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Casa Amapola

If you're that person that loves fine art and searching for that exquisite place to relax then Casa Amapola is the one for you. Situated at the heart of Makati, its just half an hour away from the airport. They have great rooms which showcases very interesting art pieces.  

I so love the paintings. Im an avid fan of fine art as well and I was entertained to a different level upon shooting the rooms. Sir ogie, the owner of the place is such a nice man and he loves art so much and he has interesting insights on things. He has this great sense of style and it shows in his interior designing. His wife is an artist and most of the paintings are hers.  

This is one of the most romantic rooms where red light flooded the entire place. Again interesting artifacts can be found like that fan over there looks really nice. Bed is soft and i felt that nice, relaxing feel..

Space is really important and the rooms has an ample amount it. Each rooms has a flat screen tv with cable  and it has wi-fi access all over. Bathrooms look really nice as well. Creative and artistic like the rooms. Cold and hot water is very much available. They also offer Airport pick-up and drop-off services! 

Best thing about this place is that, its more like a house. Like a place of your own where privacy is a must. A lot of travelers visit the place because of its warm and very homy feel. Who wouldnt want to relax in this really soft bed and watch tv all day.. i would! They also offer free breakfast :)  

So if you are searching for a different kind of lodging, give Casa Amapola a shot. They great rooms, nice people and I forgot to tell you that they also have a dance studio! They offer tango lessons and soon they will  teach yoga, ballroom, ballet and belly dancing! 

For more info, please contact Mr. Ogie Mendoza at (632)895-45-76 or visit their website at  

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lola Maria Restaurant at the Legend Villas

Theres no better way to enjoy food than the Filipino way! Lola Maria over at Legend Villas in Mandaluyong offers a delicious buffet anyone could enjoy! They have a wide array of sumptuous dishes for sure your taste buds will celebrate! I had another privilege to take photos of their delicious meals for their deal at Photo above is the fusion of Japanese and Filipino which is the Tinapa Maki - which is one of my personal favorites.

They also have a salad bar which has the freshest greens and ingredients. Perfect for those on a diet. I enjoyed this so much since i love salads and everything i imagined is right there. 

Moved on to the spotlight which is the roasted ribs area. Not only it looks really good, its also very delicious. The meat is so soft and tender. It easily glides off  the bone. Its just perfect.

You can also make your own pasta! Choose different kinds of sauces that you wish. They also have different kinds of bread to partner your pasta delight. 

Lets move on to the buffet area. I so love that fish on the lower right of the picture. Its so delicious! I also love their Gambas! Im a die hard shrimp fan and those gambas are just perfect. You got to try it for yourself! 

I also love their Crispy Kangkong!!!!!! Dunk it in to its special sauce and it will definitely make you say oohhh la la! At the back is the Gambas. So delicious..

Here are their different kinds of Sauces. From spices to different kinds of vinegars., They are very proud of their sauces because of these are home made. It has a touch of love and they are the only ones who offer these.. 

Same goes with their leche flan on their hal0-halo. Its unlimited! If you wanna go back and have some more just dig in!

I so love the interior. Its very well lighted, well decorated. It has this very homy and Filipino atmosphere. When they opened the doors for the buffet, people are starting to flock inside. Most of them are guests from the hotel and some are regulars who just love the food so much they just come back more often. 

I had fun with the photoshoot. I would like to thank Ms. Kate Asuncion, the outlet supervisor of the Legend Villas for walking me through the restaurant and spending time eating lunch with me. I want to go back here someday. Food here is really delicious. Many thanks also for the staff for their warm hospitality. 

Great food, Traditional Filipino ambiance and great service! Only here at Lola Maria Restaurant in The Legend Villas. Go grab your vouchers now! For only P379, you can already enjoy this wonderful buffet. Probably one of the best buffets  in the metro. Go try it for yourself! Log on to for more details or visit this link for this deal.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Good Fellas Steaks and Burgers

Steak? Did anybody said steak??? Check out this Tomahawk steak from Good Fellas! 1 kilo of Angus beef right in your face baby! The slab is so big! Its overwhelming. The whole thing just filled  the whole plate. Served with baked potatoes and some fresh salad, this dish is just perfect. 

I wanted to take a photo on how it was grilled. I snucked inside the kitchen and saw how its done. And  this is is how it looks! You can see the sauce dripping outside the meat! It looks so good...  

I have to apologize coz i forgot to ask the name of the chef. He was brilliant on what he's doing. He glazed the steak with olive oil to add the steak a little shine on top.  

I also took a photo of their bacon burger. The pattie is thick! I think its a half pounder or something. Then topped with bacon, cheese, some vegies and served with fries! 

The place has this mobster feel. Its filled with photos from the movie Good Fellas. I love the homey ambiance. The chillax sound. Tables are big enough and they have a fast internet! I actually uploaded my high res photos using their internet actually. Plus the service is really nice. People here are really hospitable. 

I would like to thank Sir Jon and Ms Judith for having me there. They were so nice. The shoot was so fast coz i have another shoot after. It was really short noticed and im happy i pulled it through. 

The Good Fellas deal launched lastnight. Go buy your vouchers now. See it at for more details. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jun and Norma's Homemade Ham

This is my first Ham product shot of the year. Kinda proud of this project because I really need it to look delicious and enticing. This is Jun and Norma's Homemade Ham and currently running at With the help of EJ, we roasted the ham a little in the oven toaster  for that reddish look! (a blow torch would come in handy but i dont have one). Tracy helped me with the veggies and Neil poured the sauce on top while Im shooting. The lettuce seems to be overexposed but.. its ok.. the Ham is the star of the night. :) Thanks guys for the help! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Casa Ibiza

Its already 1am and im still wide awake. I have been awake for more that 24 hours and I already have blood shot eyes, puffy eyebags and a serious tummy deformation due to unlimited amounts of beer and sodas consumed. But still im here. This brave soul is here to write and blog about this magnificent place even if his grammar is grade 2-ish and words are undeniably corny. Welcome to Casa Ibiza in Antipolo. A place to relax, unwind.. and work all at the same time!

Some people usually lower down their expectations when they see a travel deal on a group buying site. But this one, we are surprised because we dont really expect the place rocks! Its beautiful! Pool is big enough. The villas and its rooms are fantastic and their food is commendable! Casa Ibisa is not bad at all! One of the best places near the metro.

Theres a big pool just beside the restaurant. There is also a small pool for kids to enjoy. I love this part over here where you can squat, and have dinner with some booze with your lady friend under a cool breezy night adorned with soft candle lights. Its perfect. Bring a date here im sure she will thank you for it. 

A view from the front entrance. I so love that classic carriage. You can see there the villas.. They painted it in different colors, blue, yellow, red... looks really good actually. 

This is the dining area that has the view of the big pool and the kiddie pool. Food here is really nice. I enjoyed their longanisa! Its really delicious. 

Bumped with the girls while finishing their breakfast. Love anne's pose over there (leftmost). This should be their "candid" shot but i dunno.. it doesnt look that candid  to me. 

Before we left, I had to take a group shot but the thing is i left my tripod at the studio. I just asked one of the attendants to take a photo of us. Good thing i had my camera set on Large quality because theres a huge blank space at the right side of the photo which eventually i have to crop it out. 

It was fun! We had some great, treasured memories out there. Even though it was Work / Outing kinda thing.. we still had fun though. I really had a great time. Thanks to the happy people of ensogo, most specially the research people, merchant services and the production team. It was a blast!