Father’s Day Fine Dining Celebration at Zucchini’s

Father’s Day Fine Dining Celebration at Zucchini’s


Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! Thank you for being the kindest and most understanding dad in the whole wide world!


Thank you for keeping your cool when I dented the car at 16, when I had my first singko at UP at 18, and when I had my first minor car accident at 20, when I had Sean at 23.


Thank you for teaching us kindness and compassion. I remember getting home with chickens at the yard because the clients couldn’t afford to pay attorney fees in cash and they insist to at least give you something in return. Thank you for teaching us honesty and integrity, for not bribing traffic enforcers and for standing up for your rights by writing to Maganto. Thank you for teaching us faith, hope, and love, for spending long hours in the office on weekdays but serves God via lay ministering on Sundays.


Beat that! I got the best dad everrr! Sean Pascua – you got the best grandpa everrrrr!


So for Father’s Day, let’s celebrate! Am taking you out to an elegant Modern European fine dining lunch. Am taking you to Zucchini’s! Clap clap clap.


“Zucchini’s Grill & Vinotek was established in 1997 by Mr. Werner Berger ( of Santi’s Deli fame ) at the ground floor of the Trans-Orient Maritime Agency Building on #66 Timog Avenue, Quezon City. It had a simple facade with warm, relaxing interiors hidden behind an air of cool glass interiors. The menu at the time reflected a preference for simple Italian culinary classics.


In August of 2001, It was acquired by new owners and was re-launched now simply as Zucchini’s at the Ground floor of the FSS Bldg. at #20 Scout Tuason Street corner Scout Castor, Baranggay Laging Handa, Quezon City. It was transformed into an elegant fine dining place which served a diverse selection of Modern European cuisine. Now it’s known as the destination place to go for an elegant, fine dining experience in Quezon City. From then until now, Zucchini’s continues to serve its guests with impeccable service and gustatory classics that are a constant delight to the excitement of the most imaginative palates in the Metro.” – – http://www.zucchinis.com.ph


Zucchini’s exudes elegance in fine dining.
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Food Trip: Italian Cooking Classes at Pino Kitchen Studio

19 February 2012

Food Trip: Italian Cooking Classes at Pino Kitchen Studio

I first met Celebrity chefs Ed Bugia, Nino Logarta, and Jonah Trinidad in early 2010 during Pino Kitchen’s Studio first press launch. I’ve been in contact with these three cool chefs ever since. They’d invite me to press launch events, coffee learning sessions, restaurant openings (e.g Brgr Project, Muruve, Pino Resto Bar), etc.

One of their many projects is Pino Kitchen Studio. Hey, I’ve had my bday celeb 2 years ago there too.

What is Pino Kitchen Studio?
Pino Resto Bar’s Executive Chef Edward Bugia, along with business partners PJ Lanot and Star Jose, team up with Qtv Celebrity chefs Nino Logarta and Jonah Trinidad to establish a one of a kind cooking workshop that aims to cater to the growing foodie market in the country. “Pino Kitchen Studio offers a variety of short courses that ranges from various basic International cuisines to specialty lessons for housewives, kids, household help, and more! Students can choose between day seminars and monthly/weekly short courses.” http://www.pinokitchenstudio.com/

I’ve had quite a few classes in Pino Kitchen Studio in 2011, from coffee learning session, to my unique cooking bday celebration (yes, instead of partying, I asked my friends to join me cook), to the recent Italian Cooking Class.

Why Italian cooking class? I say, “why not?” I love Italian cuisine. I love fresh tomatoes. I love fresh pasta. I adore risotto! So when I learned that Pino would have an Italian cooking class, I texted Chef Ed right away to reserve me a slot.

First Dish for the afternoon: Pasta
Most Filipinos use ready-to-cook pasta which is readily available in packed plastic bags in grocery stores. Chefs Ed and Nino taught the class on how to make pasta from scratch – – from making the dough, rolling the dough, and cutting it up.
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Chef Nino demonstrating how to use the pasta maker while the others work by hand. Making pasta from scratch = tough love. You get to have bigger biceps after each batch of pasta.
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Food Trip: Unique Manila Bay Sunset Dinner Cuise

15 February 2012

Food Trip: Unique Manila Bay Sunset Dinner Cuise

Sun Cruises Inc. offers the experience of spending a pleasant tropical evening with set dinner and romantic serenade aboard the cruise ferry M/V Spirit of Manila 2. As the sun goes down, guests indulge to an enchanting experience ideal for those who want to have a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, and at the same time be awed by the Manila skyline and sunset and the lights of SM Mall of Asia. Dinner cruise takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

We opted the board the sunset cruise to see the spectacular and infamous Manila Bay sunset. We boarded the ferry at the CCP Complex port.

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