Madrid: La Ochava & Valpan

After checking in at AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, our home for the two nights, we walked towards Prado Museum where we booked for a 1:00 pm entrance. We bought our tickets online and printed them in Manila. We did this for all the museums we went to this trip. There were serveral restaurants along the wayContinue reading “Madrid: La Ochava & Valpan”

Dinner at El Cirkulo

In Manila new restaurants open and close as fast as you can blink. Some restaurants are so popular that they reach their peak too soon and lose business in a year or so. In my opinion restaurants which serve consistently good food stay open much longer. Such is the case with El Cirkulo.Whenever the questionContinue reading “Dinner at El Cirkulo”

Dinner at Cova tapas y sangria

I still have a long backlog of posts from a trip to Boracay to my recent trip to Europe but I’m writing about my recent dinner at Cova first. Rochelle and I as well as several US based cousins just came back from Spain where we had a wonderful time eating all kinds of tapasContinue reading “Dinner at Cova tapas y sangria”

Dinner at Arano’s

For our second dinner in Cebu we went to Arano’s for some Spanish food. Arano’s was located in Fairlane Village in Guadalupe. From the outside it looked just like an unassuming house. The small restaurant was very simply decorated with pictures of friends and Señor Arano when he was a young and handsome jai alaiContinue reading “Dinner at Arano’s”

Lunch at El Cirkulo

El Cirkulo is one my favorite Spanish restaurants. Aside from serving consistently good food, they also have special dishes not found in other Spanish restaurants.  Eating good paella and lengua was on my cousin’s check list on her short trip to Manila. That’s why after picking up my two cousins and a friend from theContinue reading “Lunch at El Cirkulo”

Dinner at Café Ysabel

We recently had a stockholder’s meeting for our company, Swisher. My partners and I are the Philippine franchise holder. We held the dinner/meeting at Café Ysabel. I hadn’t been to Café Ysabel in maybe 15 years and I don’t have good memories of it. So I was eager to try the food again after allContinue reading “Dinner at Café Ysabel”