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Bakers Maison, Gardenia’s artisanal specialty bakery café, introduces more exciting and delectable ways to enjoy its wide array of artisan breads.


February 9, Thursday at Glorietta 4 when Bakers Maison organized a special bloggers gathering to witness their various recipes using Bakers Maison’s Wheat Baguette, Ciabatta Classico, Sourdough de Maison, Classic Bagel, Chocolate Chip Bagel and Raisin Cinnamon Bagel. All the recipes were personally demonstrated by the Malaysian Master Baker, Chef Edwin Tan. He’s a baker expertise for almost 3 decades now.

During the bloggers event, Chef Edwin shares appetizing creations you can do with your favorite artisan breads such as:


Whole Wheat Baguette (originated in France) is a hearty, whole wheat version of our Baguette Parisienne, a French bread with a crisp crust and a chewy interior that comes in a light flavor that is uniquely Bakers Maison.

Ciabatta Classico (originated in Italy) is Bakers Maison’s rendition of the popular Italian bread with a crusty crumb and distinctive chew.

Sourdough de Maison (originated in Egypt) is a rugged and rustic bread with an upfront taste of rye.
Classic Bagel (originated in Poland) is a classic, soft, chewy bagel with a slightly crisp crust.

Chocolate Chip Bagel (originated in Poland) is our version of freshly baked bagel made with milk-flavoured chocolate chips to flavor the dough.

Raisin Cinnamon Bagel (originated in Poland) is another freshly baked bagel made with raisins and cinnamon to flavor the dough.

When it comes to quality and freshness, Bakers Maison is committed to quality and consistency and uses only the finest ingredients and original recipes to create the authentic French taste. All breads are partially baked in a clean and controlled environment and delivered frozen to the store, where final oven baking is done. This process, otherwise known as the “par-baked” method, guarantees consistent quality and freshness, made possible through central commissary production.


Bakers Maison rolls out business expansion through rapid store expansion to cater to more artisan bread lovers out there. Currently, Bakers Maison has stores located in LIIP Mamplasan Binan, Laguna, SM North EDSA, Landmark Trinoma, Waltermart Makati, Glorietta 4 and South Park District Alabang.


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Gardenia’s artisanal bakery café formally open its franchise business this year and is currently looking for franchisees to further expand reach and open more stores.


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               Café Naya is located at the Palace Pool Club in Uptown BGC which serves coastal type of cuisine from Spain, France, Greece, Italy with a bit of Asian flavors. I haven’t really been to this kind of restaurant but it’s a good thing I was invited to give a try at Café Naya’s menu. At first, I initially thought it would just be an ordinary restaurant but it was a mistake. As I enter the restaurant, the ambiance is quite elegant and peaceful. Very different from what I expected such as crowded as it is connected to Palace Pool Club but it wasn’t. The staff was accommodating from the very start.


               For the starters, I enjoyed Uni and Ricotta and I think this is my current favorite. It is a sliced bun with white cheese, fresh uni (sea urchin) and fried kale with honey soy on top. Aside from that they also served Carabao’s Milk Burrata which has thai basil, ripe mango, cherry tomato and pickled shailot. Another starter is the charred octopus which has chorizo vinaigrette, herbs, chili ciabatta.  They also served us Grilled Chicken Flatbread. It is like a nacho/thin crust pizza type which is very crispy. I really love the crust most especially the romesco sauce and topped with tomatoes, herbs, chicken slices and garlic.


Uni and Ricotta


Carabao’s Milk Burrata


Charred Octopus


Grilled Chicken Flatbread

               For the mains, we had Truffled Clam Pasta, Grilled Skirt Steak and Blue Marlin. For the Truffled Clam Pasta, it is spaghetti with bacon and green onions. Their Grilled Skirt Steak has this chorizo pilaf, roasted vegetable salad and habanero chimichurri. Their Blue Marlin has romesco sauce as well. It is freshly grilled that served along with asparagus, chorizo and cashew. I am not a fish lover but this one taste so good and a must try.


Truffled Clam Pasta


Grilled Skirt Steak


Blue Marlin

               And of course, my favorite part of the meal is the dessert. We had Chocolate Mousse and Almond Tart. Their Chocolate Mousse was served with calamansi curd and cashew streusel. For the Almond Tart, it was served with almond paste, shortcrust pastry and cranberry puree.


Chocolate Mousse


Almond Tart

              Café Naya is a reasonably-priced restaurant and would love to try more of their specialties. I was satisfied with the overall service and definitely will go back and give a try to their other specialties. Thank you to Sir Val and the people behind Café Naya for having me.



              If you want to give a try, visit them at Palace Pool Club in Uptown BGC as they are open at 11 A.M to 3 P.M from Wednesday to Saturday and 11 A.M to 11 P.M from Sunday to Tuesday. You can also follow them on facebook and instagram for more details about the restaurant.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CafeNayaAtThePalace

Instagram: @cafenayaatthepalace


A night surrounded with friends is the perfect time to eat a lot. We celebrated our friend’s birthday (the one wearing pink shirt) plus despedida plus get together here at Yakimix, Trinoma Mall. Since we are celebrating a lot, we choose to eat lot too. After so many plans of getting out for a dinner, finally the plan was already come along because of Thea’s birthday and their despedida/farewell party. 

By the way, Yakimix is an eat-all-you-can Japanese/Korean/Chinese cuisine. It is a worthy and perfect place to dine-out with friends and family without spending too much. Try to dine here so you can experience the best quality and delicious taste of their dishes for only Php600-800.















Quezon City celebrates its 75th anniversary and first-ever Food Festival last Saturday (October 11, 2014) in Maginhawa Street with a concert from San Miguel Beer (one of the sponsors of the festival) and a fireworks display at midnight.  The event runs from 9 in the morning all the way to the night with a free entrance of two-kilometer stretch of Maginhawa Street serving notable restaurants, organic foods, fresh foods supporting a healthy lifestyle, custom-made burgers, iced desserts, and a lot more. 


The event was really successful having a jam packed local and foreign tourists just to witness the said food festival. It was a great experience though we didn’t had a chance to eat because all of the restaurants we wanted to dine are all sold out and very long line. We were there around 6 in the evening and we just had a walkathon instead until 11:30 in the evening because we are looking for any restaurant where we could have our dinner but we didn’t have a luck so we just decided to go home hungry but it was fun.