Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Experiencing Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits

25 November 2014
Italianni's Centrio Branch
Cagayan de Oro City

I posted last 19th of November about Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits, and now, I have the chance to experience it.

With four known people - a professional photographer, and SEO specialist, a mommy blogger and a fashion blogger - here in Cagayan de Oro, we shared a very sumptuous meals and dessert.

Italian Truffle Fries

Thinly sliced potatoes chips drizzled with Truffle Cream Sauce and served with a signature dip of mayonnaise and truffle paste. The taste of the truffles are the best twist for this all time favorite.

Smoked Salmon and Dill Pizza

The smoked salmon captured my interest. The crust is thin and crispy. Made with Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese and Gorgonzola Dill Sauce.

Peperoncino and Chorizo Pasta

Fresh spaghetti pasta tossed in olive oil, bacon, (shrimp), olives, and lots of pepperoni and Chorizo slices. One thing that captured my taste is the pepperoni and chorizo have a very tasty homemade taste. I really love oil based pasta and this is the best!

and to save the best for last, Strawberry Cheesecake.

Frozen Strawberry New York Cheesecake - brace yourselves for sensitive teeth pain attack - with strawberry sauce on the bottom and a scoop of whip cream on the side. Masarap pero nakaka ngilo.

Come to Italianni's Centrio branch to enjoy these and many more meals with new twist. Just ask their friendly staff for details.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Samsung Galaxy of Christmas Wishes

20 November 2014
Samsung Concept Store
3/f Centrio Ayala Mall

Samsung Mobile Philippines, launched its Holiday promo and new devices dubbed as "Samsung Galaxy of Christmas Wishes". They marked down their flagship and best selling smartphones, perfect for this yuletide season.

From November 15 until December 31, 2014, we can all avail their flagship smartphones with discounted prices: Samsung Galaxy Alpha (Php 29,990 SRP); Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Php 9,990 SRP) and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Php 37, 990 SRP)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha has: 4.7 inch sAMOLED HD display; LTE Ready; 32GB Internal Memory; 1860mAh battery; 1.8GHz + 1.3GHz Octacore Processor. 12.1MP HDR camera that can take professional photos even on against the light. Slim and light with ultra power saving that can last anothe 24hours even on 10% battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has: 16MP (rear) + 3.7 MP (front) Camera that can take 120 degree angle wide Selfie; ultra power saving that can last anothe 24hours even on 10% battery life; 5.7 Inch sAMOLED quad HD display that can provide most vivid details.

Aside from the flagship smartphones, they also offer 7 more great gadgets with great deals of discounts from 500 up to 3000 pesos off (device dependent).

So go ahead, grab your Samsung mobile device now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Italianni’s New Twists to Old Hits!

Italian indulgence might be the reason why people would initially go to Italianni’s.There are a lot of rightful reasons for this. Besides the quality food and family-friendly environment, Italianni’s has proven time and time again how it can reinvent itself.

Italianni’s presents new and improved dishes that are pretty to the eyes and yummier in your tummy. Your much loved house specialties and favorites are improved with the belief that better is always best. Now Italianni’s can really cater to your every mood. Every visit is guaranteed an experience where customers fall in love with Italianni’s now more than ever.

You can start your new and improved Italianni’s experience with either the Crostinis with at least three mouthwatering dips to choose from for the Italian Truffle fries.

Italian Truffle Fries
Italianni’s can assure that this will jumpstart your appetite for a gastronomic experience. You can follow it with a classic Italianni’s Salad and munch on some fresh greens or you can go the exact opposite and go big with the oven-roasted Lamb which is so good, it’s only available at Italianni’s Greenbelt, High Street, and Mall of Asia. Now that’s a lamb you should really follow.

Italiannis Salad with Pancetta
If you’re opting for a little seafood but also craving some pizza, then you’re in for a treat. You can have the Smoked Salmon and Dill pizza made with cream cheese, goat cheese, onion, and gorgonzola dill sauce.

To make it the perfect Italian combination, get the Peperoncino and Chorizo pasta and you’ll feel like you’re just in Italy with its fresh spaghetti pasta tossed in olive oil, bacon, shrimp, and olives.

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try the ever so delicious Panna Cotta, a freshly made Italian cooked cream served with sauce and topped with caramelized oatmeal. All it’s goodness is presented in a jar that is just as good to go as it is to eat in the restaurant.

Panna Cotta
If you feel like only having a small snack that is just as filling but not as heavy, you can go for the Light and Easy sandwiches with a choice of salad or soup of the day and sourdough bread. You can choose from Italian Meatballs, Salami and Olives, Smoked Ham and Tomatoes, Shrimp and Dill, Prosciutto, Chicken, and Smoked Salmon. It can even be our little secret if you order all of them just to get a bite of all the goodness in every sandwich. Or you can settle for the tasty complimentary Italian bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and it’s just as good.

Light & Easy Sandwich, Salad and Soup

Top your new and improved Italianni’s experience with another classic in the form of a strawberry cheesecake and end your meal not only with a fizzle but with a bang.

Strawberry Cheescake
We don’t even need a celebration to go to Italianni’s anymore. The food is celebration itself.

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My Journey for Urban Life Awards 2014: Introduction and Teaser

For the upcoming days, I'll blog about the my culinary experience in the Search for Cagayan de Oro's Best Food Categories in the Urban Life Awards 2014.

I was tapped by a local newspaper - the Mindanao Gold Star Daily - to be one of their judges for food Categories namely: Best Burger; Best CDO Delicacy; Best Pizza; Best Filipino Cuisine; and Best Dessert.

One by one, I'll share to you the nominees and my personal experience as a (first time) judge for a culinary event. It is also my first to be part of a Food Tour so brace food flooding.

As early as now, I would like to share my fullest gratitude to the Urban Life Team : Ms. Cathy, Sir Choco, Ms. Aicy and Sir Dave for this wonderful experience.

One strike off my Bucket List.

Monday, November 03, 2014

T.G.I.Friday’s Brings Tastes of America

T.G.I.Friday’s is giving us another reason to celebrate as they bring us the tastes of America! Laid out with amazing flavors we all loved, Tastes of America is surely the way to capture our patriotic Filipino hearts.

Start off your meal with the scrumptious Southwest Shrimp Salad made from the freshest ingredients to ensure that yummy crunch in every bite. Next, taste the sunny flavors of Florida with the Miami Cubano Chicken Stack followed by Kansas Mashed Potato and you’ll definitely see the yellow brick road to paradise. You can also have the juicy crowd favorite Chicago Braised Pork Belly and get some of that real Chicago flair in your mouth. Top off your dish of choice with either Chili Pineapple or Apple Cucumber mojito and you’ll feel like its Friday on any day of the week.

Whatever your choice is, T.G.I.Friday’s will make sure that you’ll get a taste of America in every bite.