Batangas: a hidden wonder

Mayen Uichioco and Jarvick Ongtauco (#104 and Solomon 13) invited me to Batangas to check out Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club owned by the SM group of companies. Mayen had her internship there as part of the management opening team. They were so happy with her performance so now she works in the main office as a membership assistant. Jarvick who also just graduated is now sales associate for the club… so if you want club shares look for him for a great investment… Hurry before the prices go up!

Anyway… I was in for a real treat as the two brought me for lunch to a hidden restaurant called Kainan sa Dalampasigan found in R. Martinez St., Barangay Bulacan in Nasugbu Batangas before heading out to Pico. The restaurant transforms into another world as you walk through the hanging vines… the garden setting has high ceilings, wooden tables, and Spanish stained glass windows that make the ambiance very rustic… It’s a place you would want to show to a balik-bayan or a foreign guest. Prices are very reasonable. We had crispy pata, bulalo, grilled bilao platter, and the house specialty – tanigue steak. Yum! ( pictures by Mayen)

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One La Salle Fun Run

Over 5,800 runners joined the successful “One Run, One Family, One La Salle” at The Fort, Taguig last Sunday July 13. The event had four categories 3K, 5K, 16K, and pet lovers. CSB fielded around 700 participants. Up at 4:00 am…the race started at 6:00am. Most of us did the 3K in the pouring rain. The real runners Chefs Peachy and Dick Franco did 5K, and Chef Ray Nacu finished the 16K. And after burning all those calories….Krispy Kreme!!!! Basta SHRIM it is all about food 🙂

Photos by Peachy Juban, read more about the fun run from her point of view:

http://peachyjuban.blogspot.com/2008/07/chefs-on-go.html

In vino veritas

I like going to Galileo Enoteca owned by our alumna the very beautiful (ID#2000)Vanessa Vitrano. I like the cozy cellar ambiance of the “hidden” place. It is a nice place to unwind and have wine, cheese and antipasto. The enoteca was her project for her Entrepreneurial class. She later showed the concept paper to her father and now she runs the two stores, one in Calbayog street in Mandaluyong and the other at La Fuereza Plaza along Chino Roces in Makati. http://www.galileoenoteca.com/enoteca/index.cfm

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