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L' Artisan French and Mediterranean Restaurant in Cebu

Name of Establishment: L'Artisan French Mediterranean Cuisine
Location: 880 Oakridge Business Park, A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City
Type of Food: French & Mediterranean, sometimes fusion of Filipino Cuisine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Over-all place: Five Star service and place for a "casual" set up
Operation time: closed on Tuesdays, rest of the days, 11 AM to 10 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lartisanoakridge/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lartisanfrench
Zomato: Yes
WIFI: Yes
Contact: +63 32 415 5878 / 09254830244

Cebu Food Blogger: Let me share with you this video to summarize our food escapade in this new found dining place that offers French and Mediterranean dishes and some Pinoy fusion cuisine as well. I got my favorites and you will see that in the video (below).




Here's a little history about this French and Mediterranean haven in the Queen city of the South. I had the luxury of getting to know the owners one day in that one fine sunny afternoon.  The man behind the restaurant is a French guy, chef Jeffrey Broutin who is married to a Cebuana, Herley Herrera-Broutin. The couple met in Dubai years ago when they were busy with their own respective careers. While Chef Jeffrey worked as an executive chef at Meydan Hotel (Dubai), Herley spent her career with Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai as Human Resource officer. The couple married in April 2015. Herley confessed that Jeffrey fell in love with Cebu when he first visited the island and since up to this day, he decided to live in the city. On the same year as well on the 8th of December, they opened their first ever couple project, L' Artisan French Mediterranean CuisineTwo years after, they are still in business operation. 

Cafe Marco's New Lifestyle: Sunday Brunch+

Name of Establishment: Cafe Marco
Location: The Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City
Type of Food: Buffet (International, Asian, Continental, Filipino)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Over-all place: Five Star
Operation time: Brunch, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcopolocebu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcopolocebu
Zomato: Yes
WIFI: Yes
Contact: +63 32 253 1111
Email: fb@marcopolocebu.com



I had just a perfect timing to try Cafe Marco's introduction of a new lifestyle, that is the Sunday Brunch Plus (Sunday Brunch+) a day ago with fellow friends from my blogosphere social circle. With this set up, expect it to be a Sunday thing to forever with Cafe Marco. I definitely feasted on the various cuisines, desserts, boozes (with live local acts setting the buffet mood)! I was there devouring food I can and drinking wines and mocktails unlimited and thinking to having a lifetime of sundays spending it at Cafe Marco. It could be an expensive Sunday lifestyle after all. But what is "good" food? I can't bargain that for anything. What do you think?

So how is BRUNCH defined?


Aside from the known fact that brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, Cafe Marco's Sunday Brunch+ starts at 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

How much will you be spending for a brunch?

Nabe-ya is now Open in A.S. Fortuna, Banilad

Name of Business: Nabe-ya Shabu Shabu & Hotpot
Location: AYS Building, 2nd floor of Hamakaze Collagen Chicken soup, A.S. Fortuna, Banilad, Mandaue City 
Type of Food: Authentic Japanese Cuisine
Rating: 5 out of 5
Over-all place: Contemporary Interiors, 24-seater
Operation time:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nabeyashabushabu/
Instagram: none
Zomato: No
WIFI: No
Contact: +63 32 505 4220

I went there during their opening and was one of the first customers to taste their Shabu Shabu and Hotpot dishes. Taste didn't disappoint and it's really authentic Japanese cuisine. Below is my summary experience:



This blog post will be updated with more details. Keep updated!


Tsuki Japanese Dining in Mabolo

Name of Business: Tsuki-Japanese Dining
Location:  Sarrosa Hotel, F. Cabahug St., Kasambagan, Mabolo, Cebu City.
Type of Food: Authentic Japanese Cuisine
Rating: 5 out of 5
Over-all place: Modern Interiors, 30-seater inside, 10-seater outside.
Operation time: Lunch, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM; Dinner, 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Facebook: https://facebook.com/%E6%9C%88-Tsuki-Japanese-Dining-1231813446910070/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsukicebu/
Zomato: Yes
WIFI: Yes
Contact: +63 32 262 7508

Cebu Food Blogger: How do you know a Japanese restaurant is authentic? One indication would be, the head chef is a full-blood Japanese. No one knows better with the cuisine than themselves, the Japanese. I have spoken to the chef himself, a 40-ish from Osaka, Mr. Kazuo Sato. He is well-experienced in making sushis and sashimis way back when he was still 19 years-old. That's a test of time. He also went to the US for some culinary studies and practice.

Have you ever wondered why they named it Tsuki? According to one of the owners, Mr. Hiroaki Ishi, it translates to "moon" in English.



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So let's go the real food story. I'm not a fan of Japanese cuisine myself, but on that day, when I visited Tsuki Japanese Dining, I became a "convert". I'll let you know my favorites! Well, it could be all!

Cebu Parklane’s New Tea-based alcohol drinks

Name of Business: Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Location:  Cor Archbishop Reyes Ave and Escario St. Cebu City
Type of Drinks: Cocktails and Beers
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Over-all place: Cozy and modern
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahotelincebuthatstandsforcebu
Website: http://www.parklanehotel.com.ph/
Zomato: Yes
WIFI: Yes
Contact: +63 32 234 7000 | +63 32 4117000

Cebu Food Blogger: Me and my fellow Cebu bloggers experienced an afternoon soiree of summer drinks that are tea-based alcohol at Cebu Parklane International Hotel last week. We are the very first to taste their soon-to-launch new beverages to be added on their menu of drinks. And I will let you know what got top on my tastelist.
I like mocktails so much as I love cocktails. And I have to be really biased when it comes to mojitos and margaritas. These two are my top favorites on a regular Sunday chill or perhaps if I’m in a bar with my “amegahs”.




Rico's Lechon Newest and Biggest Branch

Name of Business: Rico's Lechon Newest and Biggest Branch
Location: Axis Entertainment Avenue, Vibo Place at N. Escario St.
Type of Food: Lechon (Roasted Pig), Pinoy Food
Rating: 5 out of 5
Over-all place: Industrial design with huge mezzanine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicosLechonOFFICIAL/
Website: www.ricoslechon.com
Zomato: Yes
WIFI: Yes


Cebu Food BloggerDays ago, we went to the newest and biggest (so far) branch of Rico's Lechon. Rico’s Lecon open its biggest branch in Escario.

An early Christmas present awaits to all lechon lovers out there. Cebu’s best lechon place, Rico’s Lechon will conquer central Cebu as they open their newest restaurant on Thursday, December 8, in N. Escario St.

Rico’s Lechon opens the door of its third and largest branch ahead of the holiday season. The newest home of the best lechon can now be accessible to Axis Entertainment Avenue, Vibo Place at N. Escario St. just a few minutes away from the Cebu Provincial Capitol.

The brand new hub for all occasion is a two-storey facility that features 100-seating capacity dining area and another 100-seating capacity function room. The expansion does not only cover the venue but the menu as well. Apart from its main attraction, which is their signature lechon, the restaurant also offers a wide array of Filipino dishes.