Friday, September 23, 2016

#FoodPH - Single Origin Experience!

Glad to visit the newest branch of Single Origin located at the Ground Floor of Edades Garden, Amorsolo Corner Rockwell Drive, Rockwell, Makati City after opening its very promising and successful branch in BGC, Taguig.



Single Origin boasts its wide range of delectable dishes, Lamill coffee and tea selections as well as their alcoholic beverages that soothes everyone's personalities.

This place is not intimidating at all as pieces of bricks, woods and industrial lights make the ambiance more welcoming. It's like a haven for a comfortable hang out place with friends, colleagues or even an intimate dining experience with family. The music playing on the background compliments the modern rustic interior design which I really like. 

The service is really highly commendable as servers are proactive, clean, well versed and pleasant. Apart from good food and ambiance, having a great service means a lot for someone who's looking for a 360 experience. Having said that, Single Origin didn't disappoint.

In terms of the food, everything that has been served really strike a balance between sinful, sinfully good and really really good! 

Personal Favorite and a-MUST-try: 

1. Single Origin Burger


What's special about this burger is the pattie which is made out of wagyu beef. You have the liberty to request how you want it to be (rare. medium rare, well done). Served with greens, tomato, pickles and truffle fries. Sinfully good!

2. White Truffle Pasta


The aroma coming from the truffle oil compliments the freshness of the mushroom that has been put into this dish. The poached egg added more texture. Really awesome!

3. Short Ribs Benedict


This slow cooked braised beef has this melts-in-your-mouth experience. It has been slow cooked for about 4 to 5 hours which explains how tender it was. Served with poached egg, hoilandaise sauce and garlic potato hash, this one is definitely a must not miss! 

4. Bacon on Mud

This is their version of Churros. No one can go wrong with BACON! Having the dark chocolate dip compliments the slightly sweet and saltiness of the mapplewood-bacon. Cool innovation.

5. Single Origin French Toast


Single Origin creates their own Brioche which is very tasty on it's own. Imagine how more delicious it is when used as a base for a french toast! This dish is topped with blueberries, whipped cream and Vermont maple syrup.

Tips:

1. Order pancake/waffle plates during your visit every Mondays and Tuesdays and enjoy a free pour-over coffee from 7am to 6pm.

2. Take advantage of the Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm and enjoy 25% off from a wide selection of imported beers, mixes, and wines.

Here are the other dishes I've tried:

Mixed Berry PancakesTopped with Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry with whipped cream and Vermont maple syrup.

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast
Three cubes of in house baked Brioche topped with fresh strawberry slices, whipped cream cheese and Vermont maple syrup.

Shrimp Po Boy Deep fried shrimp tossed in honey mayo dressing on bread with truffle potato chips and greens on the side.

Classic Corned Beef and Eggs
Homemade corned beef with creamy scrambled eggs served with toasted white bread.

Crab Fat Pasta
Crabfat pasta and sauteed seafoods served with toasted bread.

Bacon Basket
BBQ glazed crispy pork with garlic aioli.


Mr. Woods this drink is made out of freshly squeezed lemonade layered with organic passion berry black iced tea.

Cafe Latte made from espresso shots of Bliss Coffee with textured milk and topped with some foamy art. 

Over all, the Single Origin experience is awesome as it is! I will definitely go back to try their other dishes as well as other coffee and spirits. I hope to visit also the branch located in BGC to check the if the ambiance is great as well as the service.


Verdict

Food - 4.5
Ambiance - 4
Service - 4
Value for Money - 4


Have you tried Single Origin? I am looking forward to hear from you. :)



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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#TheaterPH - Lagablab Retrospective

Sharing you points I like about Artist Playground's newest offering Lagablab.



1. Stage Design



Lagablab is set in Bulacan during the Japanese occupation. The story revolves around the desolation of a Filipino family who was forced by the cruel realities of war to make difficult choices of either painfully surrendering their dignity in exchange of security or bravely fighting for their name and worthiness to a detrimental end. Artist Playground took the challenge to staged it in a small place in a condo unit, Landsdale Tower in Quezon City which they called Little Room Upstairs, and pulled off a bahay kubo. Having a small space can really be a challenge but the artistic team execute it very well. The room can host up to more or less 7 characters on stage and 30 seats for the audience. This will surely give theater goers an intimate experience.

2. The Cast



Artist Playground makes sure that each character will be portrayed at its best. During the press preview, Chayong was played by Jhaeka Madronio and Hirohito by Manu Gallardo San Pedro. Sheryll Villamor Ceasico steals the spotlight at times as she portrayed the character of Pilang, Chayong's mother, who's desperately wants to have a better life outside the poor life she has grown up to. 

With the guidance from Paul Jake Paule, as the director of Lagablab, he lets the artists take their own attack on the character based on how they internalize everything which gives them the liberty to create their own identity. I commend this strategy as they are giving artists more opportunity to explore, recreate and discover their individuality on and off stage.

3. The Story



Artist Playground remains to give theater goers interesting material that will surely reconnects them may it be to past or present creating an intelligent discourse during and after the play. They always make it a point to stage an hour at most for every material they are choosing. The reason is for the audience to have more time to appreciate, discuss and even digest what has been presented to them. Lagablab as an inspired material from a short story written by British writer W. Somerset Maugham entitled “The Unconquered” encourages you to be curious on what life has to offer having a battle between oneself and what society dictates. Watch out for the ending!



Lagablab will run every 7pm of Fridays, 3pm and 7pm of Saturdays and Sundays, from September 23 to October 30. You may get your tickets via Artist Playground's Facebook Page or contact 0926-932-3179.



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Monday, September 19, 2016

#TheaterPH - Ateneo Blue Repertory's Real Life Fairytales

Ateneo Blue Repertory presents “Real Life Fairytales”, a blueREP original play,  for it’s 25th Season Premiere.  Real-Life Fairytales is a series of six unique vignettes about how fantastical real life can be, or alternately, how fantasy isn’t so different from real life. Contemporary issues such as mental health, body image, and drug use are examined through the lens of the magical and unusual. 




This musical scene-cycle is written and musically directed by a homegrown blueREP talent, Ejay Yatco; who is a composer, musical director and pianist. In 2013, he represented the Philippines in the World Championship of the Performing Arts where he made it to the top 3 and took home a gold and three silver medals. He was also nominated twice for Best Musical Direction and once for Best Music at the BroadwayWorld.com Awards. Lastly, he composed and arranged music for well-known companies such as City of Dreams, PNB, Resort's World, Bonanza Foods, Pepsodent, Pepsi, SM, Arlington and IBPAP.

Alongside Ejay Yatco, Real-Life Fairytales is directed by Missy Maramara who is a renowned instructor in the Theater Arts Program of the Ateneo's Department of Fine Arts. She holds an MFA in Drama (Performance) from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), through the International Fulbright Scholarship program. Since her return to the Ateneo in 2014, she has directed several plays: blueREP's "Urinetown", Upstart Productions' "Gruesome Playground Injuries", Ateneo Fine Arts' "Iphigenia and Other Daughters", "Authorial Intent" and "The Sound of a Voice". Aside from drecting, she has also served the theater community through performing in several productions. The most recent are Ateneo Fine Arts' "Purgatorio", Dulaang UP's "The Dressing Room", Ikarus' "It's April What Are We Doing Here", and New York United Solo Festival's "Clytemnestra".


Real-Life Fairytales is choreographed by Franco Ramos who recently graduated on full academic scholarship (ENTRACA) from De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde under the school’s AB - Technical Theater Program. He is entering one of his first solo ventures into musical theater choreography with Real Life Fairytales. He previously choreographed for Here & Thereafter, a Party Worth Crashing production featuring the songs of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk. He also previously co-choreographed for Ateneo Blue Repertory's Shared Spaces alongside Mica Fajardo.

Experience the extraordinary world that these talented individuals have envisioned. Join them and the Ateneo Blue Repertory this September for their Silver Anniversary’s Season premiere, which seeks to bring urgency, honesty, and even just a little bit of magic to our own reality.



Real-Life Fairytales will run from September 20, 2016 to October 1, 2016 at the Fine Arts theater, Gonzaga Hall, Ateneo de Manila University  and tickets will cost Php 250 each. You may also contact Mine Sandoval at 09358768970 for inquiries and reservation.

For more inquiries, you may check our facebook page Ateneo Blue Repertory, and our twitter and Instagram at @_blueREPERTORY.


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