Thursday, July 28, 2016

Say Hello Again to the Chef Next Door!

I am a big fan of food related shows, I can spend a whole day just watching them because I learn a lot from the hosts and also their adventures and I am so glad to see a one of a kind television show on its 2nd season!

The Group Entertainment together with Lifestyle Network channel welcomes another feisty, hot character on the block this July with Chef Next Door and its host Chef Jonas Ng. 

Being the head chef and owner of Huat Pot Hotpot restaurant in Greenhills and Le Jardin in Bonifacio Global City, Chef Jonas will take us on a whole new culinary journey to the intricate food industry not just by the food but also showing us the faces, places and stories behind the food we love and enjoy.

Just like any other culinary shows, Chef Jonas shares his tips on how to prepare food the easiest and most practical ways. There are also some chef hacks that he has learned over ten years of working inside the kitchen.

The whole media launch was held in Le Jardin in BGC last week. We were served a lot of delicious food from different establishments that Chef Jonas also loves that honestly if you ask me to prepare them, I might just say please help me chef! 

If you are like me - which has a bit knowledge but still does not know if I have the skills to be like the experts watching Chef Next door is possibly the best show I can recommend since each episode teaches us how to come up with restaurant quality output from modern urban limitation because lets face it - with the limitation of space, budget and materials some of us would break down in tears in recreating that restaurant favorites in the comfort of our home...or maybe that is just me.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Jonas along with some bloggers during the press launch and I asked him what can he suggest for that ultimate comfort food for the brokenhearted ones - yes humuhugot ako guys pagbigyan nyo na! 

And it might be something you guys have to check out on the next episodes of Chef Next Door. 

Something that I can also say you need to check out is Chef Jonas' #ChefNinjaMoves as he is also known as the "MacGyver" (PS Google what that word means to the younger millenials *wink*) for his ways to come up with creative and informative solutions in every kitchen crisis that is thrown to him that we can also use when the time come. 

As I have seen the first and second episode I can describe the show in 3 words: Comical, Adventurous and Passionate. 

So make sure to check out Chef Next Door and be prepared to fall in love (sige na nga pa-friendzoned nalang ) with Chef Jonas' adventures! 

Chef Next Door Season 2 will air regularly on Lifestyle every Wednesdays at 9:30pm, Thursdays at 1:00AM, Saturdays 6:00PM, Sundays 10:00AM, Mondays at 3:30PM, Tuesdays at 12:00MN. The show is a joint production venture by the Group Entertainment and iSnap Creatives. 

So make sure to check out Chef Next Door on Lifestyle! 

Much Love! 

xx Alice

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Felicidad Mansion Celebrates Their First Anniversary

I don't normally post these kinds of things on this side of my blog but I guess this is where I can place them since its definitely something you really have to check out. 

The Felicidad Mansion is a one of its kind events venue in QC.

It is originally a mansion built in the 1970's that was converted into a spacious events place and had just celebrated their anniversary!

This was named after Dona Felicidad Tayag-Martin, the Matriarch of the Martin clan. In which after years of being a residential place, the family turned it to an events place but still preserving its beautiful wood ceilings, one of a kind chandeliers and the vintage doors.

Quite honestly this is my first time going in this venue and I am amazed by the exterior and also interior of this events place because it has that very vintage feel that is not forced. You would really love this place.

The cool thing about this venue is that they have their own catering partners and also they can help out in setting up what you want your event to look like. Its a one stop shop for the party of your dreams.

And quite honestly, I might just pick this venue if ever I get married.

Ayan na guys nagsabi na ko! #AlamNaThis

How to get to Felicidad Mansion: 

Located at Baler Street Corner Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City, You can get to the venue via car, taxi or Public Utility Vehicle either from Quezon Avenue or from Munoz. The nearest landmark is you'll see is McDonald's. 

Okay now lets move on to the function rooms that they offer to your needs. Currently they offer 5 function rooms that varies with how many people that will be attending to your event. 


Here are the names and pax. 

Venice - 130 pax
Paris - 150 pax
Venice and Paris - 250 pax
Roma - 30 pax
Madrid - 50 pax

They also have a bridal suite so if you are having a wedding and you need a place to touch up on your make up or have a costume change (aminin may brides na ganun!) you can also add it in the package. 

And did you notice something about the name of the rooms? It is inspired by European cities that really highlight the aesthetic feel of the room. 

And as I've mentioned, Felicidad Mansion is a one stop shop since they are tied up with catering companies that suit your taste buds like Hizon's, Rich Gold, and also Taverna Catering just to name a few that also sponsored amazing food for the festivities. 

To add to the festivities, Richard Poon entertained the guests with a couple of songs. 

PS. Dun po sa magiging asawa ko pag ipunan mo na i-book si Richard Poon sa wedding naten. Gusto ko sya kumanta for our first dance and when I walk down the aisle. I love you na agad future hubby pag ginawa mo to! LOL

And also to my friends that will be getting married soon. You might want to check out this place first because it is absolutely amazing. Its like you had a destination wedding but without the expensive plane ticket. 

And yes I am making this statement on my blog that I will book this elegant venue when I get married. 

For more information about Felicidad Mansion they are located at # 2 Baler Street cor. Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City. You may contact them at 964 5403, 372 5741, 0917 5152135 and 0917 5245308. 

or visit their website

Much Love! 

xx Alice