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All the foodie buzz you need to know about this April 2022–concepts from Pia Wurtzbach, Chele González, and more

Our meatiest dining news round-up yet. A new tasting menu from a long-loved Thai institution, an exclusive private dining experience by a celebrity chef, and old favourites back in action are just some of the exciting news bites to whet your appetite. If that weren’t enough, chef Chele González and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach have also introduced inspired concepts. Get a taste of the latest in the bustling dining scene, below:

See also: Dining Radar: 5 New Restaurants and Tasting Menus to Try This March 2022

1. Hanakazu (The Bellevue Manila)

Location: Alabang, Muntinlupa City

An inconspicuous favourite among Southern city folk for its extensive spread of Japanese dishes, Hanakazu closed the doors to its BF Homes outlet earlier this February. Thankfully, this farewell was short-lived as the restaurant recently reopened at The Bellevue Manila, under the continued custodianship of Lorna Otsuka, wife of the late chef Hirokai Otsuka, and the rest of the Hanakazu team.

See also: The 23 Best Japanese Restaurants in the Tatler Dining Guide 2022

2. Dean and Deluca (BGC)

Location: BGC, Taguig City

SoHo café and one-stop-epicurean-shop Dean & Deluca has relocated its Rockwell flagship to a bigger and better BGC address—at ORE Central Building, to be exact. While still on its soft opening and with the mezzanine in the works, it promises a fresh and chic way to enjoy your brunch favourites.

See also: Brunch Bests: 16 Must-Try Restaurants

3. Dr. Wine Rooftop

Location: Poblacion, Makati

Kartel Rooftop Bar, the happening al fresco hub above French bistro Dr. Wine, has welcomed guests once more under the new brand Dr. Wine Rooftop. Come for the picturesque sunset, stay because you won’t want to leave.

See also: AWC’s Wine Drop Launches Artadi Wines With a Meal by Chef Carlos Garcia

4. Samira by Chele González

Location: Tagaytay City, Cavite

If you’re in need of a gastronomic getaway (who isn’t?), Anya Resort Tagaytay is just the spot. Their premier F&B outlet Samira has reopened under an exciting partnership with the internationally-celebrated chef Chele González, offering world-class à la carte, cocido, and tasting menu experiences. With hopes to become the country’s number one dining destination, it is a must-try for any foodie.

See also: Samira By Chele González Epitomises What It Means To Be A Dining Destination

5. Kashmir (BGC)

Location: BGC, Taguig City

The Philippines’ oldest Indian restaurant has a new home, with fresh offerings and a revitalised personality to boot. Enjoy your infallible Kashmir favourites like palak paneer and chicken tikka masala, as well as innovative Indian-inspired dishes and a wealth of plant-based options, cocktails in hand.

See also: The New Kashmir: The Country’s Oldest Indian Restaurant Has Moved to BGC

6. Benjarong — Tasting Menu Vol II

Location: Makati City

After a rousing success with their first tasting menu, Dusit Thani Manila’s lauded Thai restaurant Benjarong will roll out an exciting second volume this April 13, just in time for the festive Songkran holiday. If the previous installation is any indication, this rendition is set to be the talk of the town.

See also: Where To Order Thai Food In Metro Manila

7. Nono’s — Flavours of Summer

Locations: Varies

As we approach the warmest months of the year, Nono’s introduces a new summer menu. Available until the end of May, it’s a flavoursome showcase of fresh seafood with crowd-favourites like vongole pasta—then again, their classic fried chicken is always a good idea, no matter the season.

See also: Feed Me Fried Chicken: 15 Restaurants to Get Your Fix

8. Il Fornaio Da Gianni

Location: BGC, Taguig City

Da Gianni Cucina Italiana in Westgate, Alabang is well-loved for its slew of Italian dishes, but their newest BGC restaurant Il Fornaio Da Gianni is all about the oven: think pizzas and sandwiches galore. Catch their soft opening tomorrow, Friday the 8th of April and be one of the first to try it out.

See also: Where To Order The Best Pizzas In Metro Manila

9. Tatung’s Place

Location: Antipolo

Celebrity chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou is set to open an exclusive private dining experience later this month in his own abode, styled by none other than interior designer Ivy Almario. With only ten dates in-store, the seven-course degustations will surely be highly-sought after.

See also: Neighbourhood Guide: 7 Antipolo Restaurants with Romantic Views

10. Pia’s Kitchen

Available through: GrabFood

International food is an apt undertaking for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who recently launched her own cloud concept in collaboration with CloudEats, Pia’s Kitchen. An ode to her love for food, the menus will change every so often to take you on a gastronomic journey in the comfort of your own home—first stop, Japan.


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