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November 29, 2016

San Pedro BBQ Sauce at Iba pa! your best buddy to making ingenious dishes at home!

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After 10 years of testing, San Pedro BBQ Sauce at Iba pa! has finally engaged in sharing their delicious blend to the public.

It was initially an attempt to come up with a small business of selling barbeque on the streets until people started requesting for buying marinated meat whenever the BBQ store is closed. This triggered the idea of selling the yummy fusion in a bottle.


Salty and sweet with a kick of pepper is the best way to define the San Pedro BBQ Sauce ATBP! experience.


Directions for Use
One bottle of San Pedro BBQ Sauce Atbp! can be used for a max of 1 & ½ KG meat.  You can use pork, chicken or steak.  Pour in 2/3 of the thick sauce to the meat for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight.  Mix the remaining sauce with a small amount of cooking oil and use it for basting. Turn and baste it on both sides while cooking.

Some have tried using it for shrimp dip or as ramen sauce but Salmon is the most recent successful combination.  That’s the reason why is was named “San Pedro BBQ Sauce at Iba pa!”. You can experiment on whichever food you want to use it with. Its shelf life is 1 year.


This product is a must-try because aside from the fact that it makes the dishes more flavorful, it is also made for a good cause - 5 pesos for every bottle sold will be donated to cancer patients.

Here is my own version of pork bbq, roasted in a microwave oven. I marinated the pork which is approximately 400 grams in 1/3 San Pedro BBQ sauce with lemon grass, overnight. I cooked the meat for half an hour. The meat was so tender and has very rich flavor. The combination of salty, sweet and a little spicy taste is just perfect that even kids loved it.



Product Movement
The owners had no idea that people would become obsessed with this divine delicacy and that it could earn more attention than they could ever imagine.   Recently, an offer to manufacture it in the US and Australia is the best news they have received. Indeed, it’s a very promising

Ingredients:
Purified Water, Soy Bean Extract, Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Caramel.

For more information, please contact:
Rose Flores-Ramos
Tel: 4252660 / 3981195 / 09285079662
Email: RoBustFlo@yahoo.com
 Visit San Pedro BBQ Sauce FB
November 29, 2016

Lazada x Mamy Poko Trip to Japan Promo

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One of the most loved tourist destinations is Japan for its rich heritage and culture, great food, breath-taking scenes, excellent lifestyle and hospitable people.

If Japan has been on your bucket list for so long, rejoice because you now have a chance to get your dream vacation for free!

Lazada Philippines and Mamy Poko Philippines bring you Trip to Japan for Two promo. The  promo started last November 7, 2016 and will end on December 31, 2016. Deadline of entry submission is on December 31, 2016, 11:59PM.




ELIGIBILITY
All Lazada Philippines customers residing in the Philippines are qualified to join.

PROMO MECHANICS
Promo Period: November 7 – December 31, 2016
Promo is open to all Lazada customers residing in the Philippines who purchase from the official Mamy Poko Shop and will enter the code "FLYTOJAPAN” upon check out.
Qualified customers will get a chance to win two roundtrip flights from Manila to Japan (up to Php 150,000 in value)
One successful Lazada order is equivalent to 1 e-raffle entry.
Qualified customers can generate as many e-raffle entries as they can, as long as the promo code is entered upon placing the order.
Voucher can be used for any product except those marked "Voucher Not Applicable On This Item"


TO JOIN THE PROMO:
Visit http://www.lazada.com.ph/mamypoko-official-store/ or launch the Lazada mobile app and sign up or login to your Lazada account.
Select the Mamy Poko items from http://www.lazada.com.ph/mamypoko-official-store/ that you wish to purchase then click "Add Cart"
Enter your shipping information
Select your payment option
In the payment page, under Order Summary, click "Do you have a voucher? Apply" and enter FLYTOJAPAN.


PRIZE:
Roundtrip flights for two (2) from Manila to Japan (up to Php 150,000 value)

 
Terms and Conditions
All travel is subject to availability at the time of booking, with travel period from February 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Airline: Cebu Pacific


About Mamy Poko



MamyPoko is one of the brands from Unicharm Corporation, a Japanese company that manufactures disposable hygiene products, household cleaning products, specializing in the manufacture of diapers for both babies and adult incontinence, feminine hygiene products and pet care products. In 2016, it is the leader in baby and feminine care products in Japan. For more updates, news and promos, visit Mamy Poko Ph FB or wesite at http://www.mamypoko.com/ph/en/index.html

November 28, 2016

Have a taste of sweet Christmas with Serenitea's Lotus Biscoff Speculoos Coolers

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Christmas is just around the corner, and what's one of the best ways to have a taste of it? Through a sweet cup of Serenitea’s limited Christmas drinks: the Lotus Biscoff Speculoos Coolers.

Speculoos,  is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit, traditionally baked and served as treat for St Nicholas' feast in the Netherlands and Belgium. These are thin, very crunchy, caramelized, slightly browned and have some image or figure (often from the traditional stories about St. Nicholas) stamped on the front side before baking.

Made with Lotus Biscoff Spread and sprinkles of crushed Lotus Caramelized biscuit on top, Speculoos Coolers brings out the flavors of Christmas that everyone can enjoy this holiday season.


No matter how diverse a person’s taste, family, friends, and, officemates can find a Speculoos flavor to suit their taste. What sets these coolers apart, is the delectable flavor of the Lotus Biscoff Spread in every sip along with the sweetness of caramelized biscuit of Lotus Biscoff on top of the cream.



The latest drinks for Christmas comes in three sweet delicious flavors: Taro Speculoos, Matcha Speculoos and Butter Rum Speculoos.

 
Taro Speculoos (195 PhP – Large Size 700 cc)
The all-time favorite taro combined with the palatable flavor of Lotus Biscoff and adding a hint of cookie dough in slush.

Matcha Speculoos (195 PhP – Large Size 700 cc)
Bestseller-flavor Matcha green tea matched with cookie butter and Lotus Biscoff into slush made in heaven.

 
Butter Rum Speculoos (185 PhP – Large Size 700 cc)
A perfect combination of butter and rum in a speculoos drink creation


This Christmas season, everyone can definitely eat, drink and have a fun-filled holiday with their friends and family at Serenitea. The Speculoos Coolers are available in all 45 branches of Serenitea nationwide until January 31, 2017 only; and if you want more sweetness this Christmas, Lotus Biscoff Spread and Original Caramelized Biscuit products are available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.

Lotus Biscoff is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace in the Philippines and is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide. Lotus Biscoff Spread is available in 380g and 400g – in smooth and crunchy versions; and Lotus Biscoff Original Caramelized Biscuit is available in 124g, 125g, 156g and 250g.

For more information, follow Lotus Biscoff Philippines and Serenitea on Facebook.




About FLY ACE Corporation

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.
November 28, 2016

Jolly Spreads' Spread the fun, spread the prizes Raffle Promo

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Jolly Spreads is known to bring out smiles on children’s faces with its rich chocolatey taste. This Christmas, Jolly Spreads will continue to paint wider smiles with its newest and exciting promo. Up for grab are latest gadgets like iPad mini 4 or an Asus laptop, or even Sodexo gift certificates for your shopping. All you have to do is buy Jolly Spreads products at any Puregold stores nationwide from November 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.




How to Join / Mechanics:
1.   All customers who purchase any Jolly Spreads product within the duration promo, November 15 2016  – January 15 2017 in all Puregold stores nationwide, are qualified to join.

2.    To be eligible for the raffle draw, individuals must accomplish the following criteria:
     a.    Must not be an employee of Fly Ace Corporation, participating Puregold Supermarkets, related partners directly involved in the raffle promo draw and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity.
     b.    Must be a Philippine citizen or permanent residents.
     c.    Should the winner be of minor age, accompaniment of guardian/s is required.

3.    Customer/s should text the following code format and send to 2929029292:
JOLLY SPREADS <space> RAFFLE CODE <space> SALES INVOICE NUMBER <space> FULL NAME (e.g JOLLY SPREADS 10002345 11112222 REY RUBIO)

4.    Official receipt number should be included and must be kept by the customer for validation purposes.

5.    For any concerns and issues in relations to the activity, kindly contact the FAC Customer Service hotline through customer.service@flyacecorp.com or 807-9999 loc. 751 to 52.

Get the latest news about the Jolly Spreads promo and read the full mechanics at Fly Ace Corporation FB or visit their website at www.flyacecorp.com.


Jolly Spreads is available in Choco,and  Swirl, and is available in leading supermarkets nationwide. It is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation, one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To learn more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.
November 28, 2016

Featuring Elite Techno Park, the first Technological Theme Park in the country

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Elitech Corporation is one of the major suppliers of quality machines and process supplies of leading Semiconductor Companies in the Philippines for 18 years now. In 2010, the Company ventured to an Educational Theme Park and brought unique attractions from South Korea to the Philippines. Elitech is the first to bring Trick Art Museum and Mirror Maze in the Philippines. To continue the company’s mission to provide outdoor and practical education through School Fieldtrips to our future technical leaders, Elitech Corporation through Creative Science Exhibit Inc. developed new theme parks in Liwasang Darangen CCP Complex Pasay City, i.e. ELITE TECHNO PARK and RAYA.




Elite Techno Park (ETP) was conceptualized two (2) years ago when their engineers and principal investors thought of extending the semiconductor industry to the Filipino students. They have noticed that Semiconductor is very limited in our curriculum which is understandable because of the high cost involved in the facilities and materials. But with the K-12 program of DepEd, they believe that this is the right time to put up this exhibit. Elite Techno Park features the Techno-Vocational Track of K-12 program of the Department of Education in the field of Engineering (Semiconductor, SMT, PCB Assembly and Electronics), Mechanic and Automotive, Air Conditioning, Information Technology (Robotics), Solar Energy and Renewable Resources, Weather Forecasting (Climate Education) and Disaster Awareness and Preparedness. Elite Techno Park has different learning modules for elementary to tertiary level. It provides activities for the visitors to have hands-on experience on each module. It aims to utilize the skills of the students and open job opportunities for them even before their graduation. This will supplement their technical knowledge for their chosen technical courses and this can help them if they opt to enter the corporate world or venture into businesses. Further, all modules will discuss the importance of technology and its contribution to save our Mother Earth.

Elite Techno Park and Raya are located at Liwasang Darangen (in front of World Trade Center), CCP Complex, Pasay City.


For more info, visit Elite techno park FB


PROGRAM / TOUR FLOW FOR THE MEDIA

- ROBOTICS


- RENEWABLE ENERGY


- CLIMATE EDUCATION

- ELECTRONICS


- ENGINEERING


- DISASTER AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS

 - REFRIGERATION AND AIRCONDITIONING
- AUTOMOTIVE
November 27, 2016

Mathemagis Singapore Maths Comes to town!

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MatheMagis Singapore Maths expands in the south as it opened its newest branch in Alabang Town Center.

MatheMagis Singapore Maths is an after-school Singapore Maths enrichment program for kids ages 4 - 12 years. Last November 19, 2016 it announced the opening of its newest branch in Muntinlupa City, which is in an accessible and convenient location that would cater to a number of students from schools situated in the south.


MatheMagis Singapore Maths is based on the internationally-acclaimed and proven effective curriculum and teaching approach established by the Singapore Ministry of Education. The program focuses on equipping children with problem solving and other 21st century skills for independent learning, and conceptual understanding, as opposed to rote learning and memorization, while nurturing their interests in Maths.

In fact, a study published by the UCL Institute of Education and Cambridge University in 2015, showed that children who were taught the Singaporean "math mastery" approach learn faster than their average classmates, making, on average, an extra month of progress in a calendar year.


Singapore Math is acclaimed worldwide for its unique concept progression, complemented by its spiraling and visual way of teaching tools, interesting and meaningful hands on learning experiences, diverse teaching materials, with a personalized, caring approach to teaching that addresses each child's learning needs. Moreover, MatheMagis believes that motivation is key to learning, developing and confidence and achievement.

MatheMagis is not just for Singapore-maths users at school. While Math topics are similar across different schools, non-Singapore Math users at school can learn special Singapore  Math problem solving strategies that they can apply to their own classrooms.



In celebration of its opening, MatheMagis is giving out a free diagnostic assessment and a 2 week free trial for November 2016.

The Alabang branch is open from Mondays to Saturdays: Mondays from 1pm to 7pm, Tuesdays to Fidays from 11am to 7pm and on Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

Mathemagis Singapore Maths currently has 6 branches - Serendra, Cedar Makati, Timog, Katipunan, SM Center and Alabang Town Center. Mathemagis has partner satellite centers around the metropolis.

Visit MatheMagis website, MatheMagis FB for more info...
November 26, 2016

Doña Elena unveils new products to promote healthy holidays

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Many people treat the Yuletide season not only as a vacation from work but also a break from healthy living. They tend to give in to the temptations because "Christmas and New Year comes but only once in a year," and it is okay to eat whatever they want even for a day or two. Who could resist those tempting Noche Buena favorites during this time of celebration with family and friends - lechon, barbecue, ham, sweets, chocolates and more?

Little do they know, Filipinos don't need to compromise their lifestyle for a delicious spread during Christmas or any other celebration, especially with Doña Elena just around the corner. The trusted brand known for its products' superior quality, excellent taste and abundant nutritional value, Doña Elena will satiate your family, friends, and guests' craving for perfect home-cooked meals. The Doña Elena line prides itself with top-notch products rich in protein and fiber-rich like Al Dente pasta, anti-oxidant laden Olive Oil, and flavorful Spanish Sardines.

 
And as a holiday treat to Filipinos accross all ages, Doña Elena unveils this Christmas season the Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil, which comes in Chunks and Shredded. This newest product line of Doña Elena carries several nutrients from omega-3, protein, selenium and vitamin D of the tuna to the omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E, and polysaturated fats of the cholesterol-free sunflower oil.

More than being healthy, Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil in Chucks and Shredded is great tasting too making it an ideal partner to any dish, from beloved Christmas staples like pasta and stews, to everyday needs such as dips, patties, stuffing, and spreads. Above all, it's 100% Pure Tuna meat, no extenders, preservatives and MSGs.


Enjoy the holidays even more with suggested recipes of Sardines casserole and Tuna Pilaf using Doña Elena's range of favorite products. With Doña Elena around, Christmas will be as merry and guilt-free as it should be.

About Fly Ace Corporation
Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino consumers, Fly Ace Corporations's portfolio of food and beverage includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. To know more about Fly Ace, visit www.flyacecorp.com.

Doña Elena mediterranian products are Olives, Capes, italian canned tomatoes, Spanish sardines, Flat Fillet anchovies, Al Dente pasta, 100% Tuna and Olive Oil. These are available in all leading supermarkets nationwide. Know more about Doña Elena via their FB page, Doña Elena Cuisinera Club.


Doña Elena Holiday Bash

Last November 18, 2016, Doña Elena held a Holiday Bash at The Cookery Place in Kensington Place Global City Taguig. This is in line with the launch of their newest babies - Tuna in Sunflower Oil in Chunks and Shredded. They invited bloggers and other media partners to the said cooking event, featuring Chef DJ Santos.


Chef DJ shared us some healthy but really yummy recipes using Doña Elena products, such as the delectable Sardine Casserole


 the Chicken Pasta with Zucchini, cooked by our team


and the Tuna Pilaf dish made with the newest product of Doña Elena, the 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil.


Are you excited to try this dishes for yourself? Watch out as I share with you the recipes for some appetizing and healthy dishes for the holidays on the blog; of course with the use of the best selling products from Doña Elena!
November 25, 2016

Black Fiday Sale guide in the Philippines

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On November 25, 2016, the whole world will go gaga over the Black Friday Sale! We often use and hear the term but do we really know how it started or its origin?

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., where most major retailers open very early and offer promotional sales.

Black Friday Sale is also observed here in the Philippines and here are some of the local online and physical stores that are joining the event today...

Photobook Philippines (online)


Photobook is one of the best ways to personalize your own precious photos. This Friday, November 25, 2016 they will give up to 85% off on orders plus free hardcover photobooks. Visit Photobook Philippines website to know more details about the promo. You may also visit Photobook Ph FB for the current deals and discounts...


Zalora Philippines (online)


Your favorite one stop online destination for everything fashionable in the Philippines is also joining. They will further slash the discounted price of your chosen products. Use the code BLACK10 for an extra 10% off on sale items. But take note, this will be available from November 28 - 30, 2016. Visit Zalora Philippines website for more info.


TopShop (Online & physical)


Topshop, one of the top source of the latest trends in UK fashion will offer 50% off on selected items. head over to Topshop Philippines to know more.


Payless Shoesource (online)



 Watch out as Payless Shoesurce Philippines is giving away 50% off on selected pairs of footwear!


Sephora Philippines (Online)


Sephora Philippines,  a one-stop beauty destination with unparalleled assortments of prestige products, is giving away 20% off sitewide! Use the code TGIF before check out. Terms and conditions apply...


Beauty Bar Philippines (online)



Beauty Bar, a personal care group of non-traditional brands of cosmetics, skincare, and beauty products not available anywhere else in the country, offers 15% off on anything in their site. Use the code BBARBLACKFRIDAY upon check out. Visit Beauty Bar FB to know more.


Are you having a hard time shopping? Remember to spend wisely. Needs first before wants. Hope this helps and happy shopping!!
November 21, 2016

Dr. Ronald Samaniego, presents medicinal breakthrough in Active Life Chicago PT

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The Philippines has always been lagging in a lot of things. Fashion, infrastructure, and medicinal breakthrough. This is the main reason why a lot of rich people go abroad to have their pains and illness taken cared of. We don’t have the latest technology nor do we have an advanced know how on what really works and what doesn’t. 


Dr. Ronald Samaniego realized this predicament and decided after over a decade of gaining experience and knowledge in Seattle that the Philippines is where he wants to practice what he has mastered when it comes to physical therapy. He is a doctor of physical therapy who have over 10 years of experience. He also went through one of the most painful things that can happen to your muscle which is an ACL and so he knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence. 

This is why Active Life Chicago PT was put up. Dr. Ronald Samaniego believes that even when you are going through physical therapy, one can maintain an active lifestyle. He encourages movement and not just letting your muscles rot. He also believes that with the right program, almost anyone can recover from pain and bring back muscles that may have atrophied. 


Active Life Chicago PT currently has over 10 clinics all over the metro which makes them easy to access for commuters. It can be quite challenging for the regular people who simply commute when specialty clinics are located in areas that are hard to get to without a car. This is one of the considerations that Active Life Chicago PT kept in mind and so they put up clinics in Mandaluyong, Quezon Avenue, Caloocan, Alabang, Nuvali, Bulacan, Binondo, Fairview, Makati, BGC, Antipolo, Pasay-Buendia, and Pampanga. 

The good news for HMO holders (Cocolife, Maxicare, Medicard, PhilCare and ValuCare (subject to insurance approval) is that Active Life Chicago PT accepts them. However, they need to abide by the rules and regulations of the specified HMO. Active Life does not use hot packs, TENS, or ultrasound therapy. These are traditional methods that do not bring out results. Active Life is all about results and they want to see it within 3 sessions. As such, they only accept stroke patients within 6 months of the stroke because the longer it takes, the more impossible it is to be treated. 


Active Life is not a miracle worker. They simply apply the latest technology and listen to what the patients complain of. They have video proofs on their Facebook accounts, client testimonials, and paying celebrities who believe in them. For those who are experiencing pain, chronic or otherwise, call call (02) 997-5704 or (0977) 292 2215 for a location near you, and for cost inquiries.

November 21, 2016

Experience Pinoy Feast in Chef Laudicos Feast Pampanga

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Sometime in June 2013, we had a buffet lunch in Guevarra's by Chef Laudico in San Juan City, with my husband and kids. I was really amazed by the variety of traditional and modern Filipino dishes that are lined up - from appetizers, to the main course and desserts and drinks, for the old and the young ones. What really surprised me is that the place was almost filled up when we arrived at around 12 noon and I started to wonder why, since that was a weekday. The question that puzzled me was answered when we finished one of the most excellent dining experience we've had back then....


 Guevarra's in San Juan City, a 1920's heritage house restaurant and events place


Since then, I became a fan of the Laudico's. I just love how authentic the taste of their dishes are that's why I was really very thankful that after 3 years, I got to taste their dishes and specialties once again, in their newest place Chef Laudico's Feast in SM City Clark Pampanga.


Yes, I never mind traveling to the north (considering I am from the south) with my 2 year-old son, just to spend some hours with my favorite chefs - Jackie and Roland Laudico. The place was inspired by a traditional feast in the province, you can see images of banderitas on the ceiling  and on the upper part of the wall are accents of the local sleeping mats called banig, the one handwoven from buri. Over-all the ambience is friendly, lively and very Pinoy-inspired.




The concept is all about the Filipino's love for fiestas. Chef Jackie, as a certified probinsyana (she came from Iloilo), wants every guest to feel the hospitality and the authenticity of our country's fiesta culture and celebration wherein cooks start cooking from scratch. They want to promote a place for local and international dishes free from instant seasonings or magical powdered chemicals as a way of making the dishes more flavorful. Chefs Jackie and Roland believe that as professional chefs, it is their duty to provide people the heritage of the food. Basically they source their ingredients from local suppliers and if not available inside the country, that is the only time they import. It is their principle not to hide the real flavors of the food, no shortcuts in cooking. They promote respect to the quality of the ingredients and the preservation of the true Filipino flavor.


#TeamSantiago with Chefs Jackie & Roland

What differs Chef Laudico's Feast from their other restaurants is that the dishes they serve here are fusion of local and international cuisines - Japanese, Korean, Chinese, American, Italian, Spanish & more. They will serve you over a hundred dishes on a buffet lunch or dinner, some of the dishes you can't find in their restos around the metro.

Here are some of the dishes from the new home of their food masterpieces...

 Japanese section - maki, sushi, etc
I really loved the wasabi, it's pure but not too spicy...
 

Meats - Bagnet, roasted Angus beef and more! 



Deep-fried - tempura, crunchy lumpia etc.



Cheese and sandwiches

home-made kesong puti

Sweets, deserts, fresh fruits and many more!


Chef Jackie is the one in-charge for the deserts and sweets

Seafoods and a lot more!


I love sea foods and anything Japanese that why I really enjoyed their maki and sushi and the crabs and shrimps, but what surprised me a lot was the grilled Tuna. It was really sweet and mouthwatering, tastes like it was just freshly caught and cooked alive!

These are just "teaser" of what to expect from Chef Laudico's Feast. Once you visited the place, you will drool over the palatable dishes that they serve. They almost have everything you need to satisfy your cravings for real good food.

Watch Chefs Jac and Roland invite everyone to come and visit their newest venture in the north!

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