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16 of the most romantic fine dining restaurants in every city

Feb 03, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Celebrating a special occasion soon?

Looking for the perfect place for a extra special date night?

IN PHOTOS: Southeast Asia's first Bandai Namco VR gaming facility in Manila

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:10 PM

VR gaming and choice food options in one spot? Sign us up.

Dines Dumaan adds another pencak bronze

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The 23-year-old settles for the same medal color as pencak silat teammate Jefferson Rhey Loon

ANOTHER ONE. Dines Dumaan delivers another bronze for the Philippines. File photo

This beer-and-food pairing experience in Pasig is not your usual inuman

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Beer Appreciation 101' by Monkey Eagle Brewery and Privatus Private Dining shows the finer side of most Pinoys' go-to drink

CHEERS. Monkey Eagle Brewery serves various kinds of craft beer. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Treat yourself to these dishes from the Common Good Food Playground

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Get ready to go around the world with the 9 restaurants from The Common Good Food Playground in I'm Hotel Makati

The Common Good at IM Hotel. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Jollibee to buy master franchise holder of Tim Ho Wan

May 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Jollibee Foods Corporation is acquiring the master franchise holder of the Michelin-star dim sum restaurant chain through a private equity fund investment

Max's Group prefers franchises over company-owned stores

May 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The Philippines' largest casual dining restaurant group plans to add 90 more stores in 2018, bulk of which are under franchise contracts

Still don't know how to celebrate Valentine's Day? See these offers

Feb 13, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Calling all procrastinators

A sumptuous New Year's treat at Okada Manila

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Let the feasts and cheers continue as Okada Manila brings exciting dining promos in store for guests

A taste of authentic Italian steak in Manila

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Finestra, the first Italian steakhouse in Manila, is determined to show what Italian cooking and dining is all about

Opulent Dining at Manila Hotel's Red Jade

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Transforming old into new, The Manila Hotel introduces their newest restaurant to the dining public

This Harry Potter feast will take you straight to Hogwarts

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

No need to board the Hogwarts Express

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dumaan ends a decade of pencak silat drought, grabs gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Princesslyn Enopia seizes the bronze medal in the women’s pancake silat tanding class A

Metro Manila residents dine out twice a day – Nielsen report

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Based on the Nielsen Foodie Report 2017 the most popular among diners are quick service restaurants convenience stores neighborhood bakeries or bakeshops and eateries

'F' as in 'food': Chef Gordon Ramsay's tips for dining out

May 28, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Here are Gordon Ramsay s 3 golden rules for a heightened dining experience

Max's Group in the time of food trucks

May 10, 2017 - 8:11 AM

Max s Group s dominance is being challenged by the surge of so called fast casual restaurants and food trucks

STAYING RELEVANT. Max's Group executives face shareholders during an annual meeting. In the photo are (L-R) Jim T. Fuentebella (Director and Chief Marketing Officer), Carolyn Trota-Salud (Director), Rebecca R. Arago (Treasurer and Corporate Information Officer), Dave T. Fuentebella (Director and Chief Finance Officer), Robert F. Trota (President and Chief Executive Officer), Sharon T. Fuentebella (Chairperson), Atty Gemma M. Santos (Corporate Secretary), William E. Rodgers (Director), Cristina T. Garcia (Director). Photo from Max's Group

Around the world in 1 dining strip: An Uptown Parade food guide

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Eat your way around the globe at Uptown Bonifacio’s newest dining destination

Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Timbuktu founded in the 11th century was one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages

HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO

Australian couple kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso – Islamist group

Jan 17, 2016 - 1:26 AM

UPDATED The Burkina government says the pair were kidnapped in Baraboule near the west African country s borders with Niger and Mali

Three dead in rocket attack on UN base in north Mali

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM

A senior Ansar Dine Defenders of the Faith figure Hamadou Ag Khallini says the attack was in response to the violation of our lands by the enemies of Islam

Megaworld to open 2 malls worth P4B

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Opening in the last quarter of 2015 the Uptown malls promise to redefine lifestyle retail leisure and entertainment in upscale north Fort Bonifacio area

#PugadBaboy: Eating style

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Eating style punchline 2

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Eating style punchline 3

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:00 AM

'Strong suspicion' Mali hotel gunmen linked to jihadists

Aug 11, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Investigators say they found phone numbers and addresses on the bodies of the terrorists which suggested they were affiliated with the Macina Liberation Front

BURNED DOWN. A photo taken on August 8, 2015 shows a burned vehicle in front of the Hotel Byblos in the central Malian town of Sevare, after gunmen stormed the hotel on August 7. Stringer/AFP

Buffalo Wild Wings to open 2nd PH store in July

Jun 26, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The Minnesota based restaurant which opened its first Asian store in Pasig City in January is eyeing the Philippines as a site of one of its manufacturing operations

#PugadBaboy: Fine dining punchline 2

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fine dining punchline 3

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fine dining

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Filipino food has finally arrived – Washington Post

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:30 PM

If there was a great chef executing Filipino food at a high level everyone else would line up behind them says popular TV show host and chef Andrew Zimmern

5 restoran ‘fine dining’ di Ubud

Apr 03, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Salah satu tren di Ubud yang belakangan ini muncul adalah restoran mewah berkonsep fine dining tentunya dengan harga bintang lima

Hujan Locale dikemas dengan konsep modern, hangat, istimewa untuk rayakan momen spesial. Foto dari Facebook

Tagaytay road trip? 5 must-try destination restaurants

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:22 PM

More reasons for a quick visit to Tagaytay

Tripadvisor names Sofitel’s Spiral among top fine dining restaurants in Asia

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:46 PM

The restaurant is in the top 10 of 25 on TripAdvisor’s list of travelers favorite fine dining restaurants this 2014

UN hit by another deadly attack in Mali, vows to boost defenses

Oct 08, 2014 - 11:47 AM

This is no longer in the context of maintaining peace says Herve Ladsous the UN s head of peacekeeping operations as he announces deployments of drones and armored vehicles

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) holds a memorial ceremony 7 Oct 2014 for 9 Nigerien peacekeepers of the Mission who were killed in a targeted ambush against a MINUSMA convoy on the road between Ansongo and Menaka, Mali, on 3 October 2014. Bamako, Mali / Marco Dormino/UN Photo

Algerian diplomats freed after two years' captivity in Mali

Aug 31, 2014 - 1:36 AM

Three jihadist groups Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM Ansar Dine and MUJAO in 2012 took control of much of the desert north of Mali including the three main towns of Kidal Gao and Timbuktu

RELEASED. The Algerian diplomats were released 'after intense and tireless efforts' by authorities in 'the utmost discretion', the Algerian foreign ministry says. File photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

What is 'slow food'?

Aug 15, 2014 - 4:10 PM

The thing is to make a decision to choose well and be mindful of what we eat writes Chit Juan

Pancake House to be renamed Max’s Group

Jul 23, 2014 - 1:53 PM

The change follows the announcement that Pancake House was acquiring 20 firms under Max s Group of Companies in a share swap deal

RENAMED. Pancake House Inc. will soon be renamed Max’s Group Inc., the company announced Wednesday, July 23, this following the share-swap deal early this month.

Pancake House buys Max’s group firms for P4B

Jul 01, 2014 - 12:10 PM

The share swap deal aims to create the country’s largest casual dining restaurant chain

SHARE-SWAP DEAL. Pancake House acquires Max’s group in a share-swap deal worth P4.05 billion.

Salad, rice, and soup buffet at Katsu Sora

Jun 15, 2014 - 11:00 AM

This place takes the usual freebies that come with a katsu set and takes it up a notch

New resto alert: Mad for Pizza

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:45 AM

With numerous toppings and even choices for dough and sauces you can now create your perfect pizza

Fine-dining quality food for anyone, everyone at Madison's Bistro Moderne

May 24, 2014 - 8:56 AM

No need to don a suit and tie for this one

AMBIANCE. Don't let Madison's posh interior intimidate you – they welcome anyone and everyone. All photos by Carol Ramoran

IN PHOTOS: Feast of Colours Gala Dinner with Chef Zakarian

Mar 21, 2014 - 12:47 PM

It’s not every day that an ‘Iron Chef’ makes his own version of adobo

US ‘Iron Chef’ will prepare Filipino dishes for ‘Feast of Colours’ benefit dinner

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:17 AM

Iron Chef s Geoffrey Zakarian will cook Pinoy dishes for the Feast of Colours benefit dinner on March 20

Things to do: Valentine's edition

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:33 PM

No date idea yet? Let Rappler help you

Max's group acquires more stake in Pancake House

Jan 17, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The Max s Group group has increased its shares to 76 71 after buying out Aureos Capital It is offering to acquire the remaining minority shares

TAKEN OVER. Max's group buys out Pancake House.File photo by Rappler/Aya Lowe

Dining rules in the age of Instagram

Jan 08, 2014 - 10:25 PM

What s considered bad table etiquette these days? Here are tips to keep your dining experience hassle free

Max's acquires Pancake House

Dec 20, 2013 - 7:34 PM

The Max s group will make an offer to minority investors to buy out remaining shares by January 2014

TAKE-OVER. Max's group buys out Pancake House.File photo by Rappler/Aya Lowe

#SamLikesItHot: Holiday gift idea — Onion Jam

Nov 15, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A delicious and unique gift idea that’s easy to make

REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING! There are many ways to eat this onion jam. All photos by Sam Oh

Grand Wine Event 2013: Masterclass edition

Nov 13, 2013 - 3:59 AM

A night of endless wine happens on November 15

MY FRIENDS AND I ARE ALL WINE AND LIQUOR ENTHUSIASTS! Here in the photo are Jayjay Cocjin, Christine San Diego, Tim Walters, Koby Parcell-Cruz and Kishore Ramnami. All photos courtesy of G Töngi