Friday, February 24, 2012

An Exquisite 6 Course Valentine's Feast For 2 at Ilustrado-A Post Valentine's Date

This was our recent purchase from Deal Grocer: Exquisite 6 Course Valentine's Feast For 2 at Ilustrado- for only Php2,500 valued at Php4,000




Ilustrado's 6-Course Valentine Menu
Each dish was served individually.

Appetizer
Fresh Baked Carrot and Raisin Rolls
Baked Half Shelled Aklan Oysters Trio: Parmiggiano Reggiano and Garlic, Tomato and Basil, Champagne Cream and Caviar
Essence of Duck Consomme with Foie Gras and Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Raspberry Sherbet

Choice of Entrée (2)
Wagyu Sirloin (center cut) with Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach and Marsala au jus
or Australian Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic, Whipped Potatoes and Brown Sauce Balsamico
or King Prawns and U.S. Scallops with Asparagus Tartar, Soft Poached Quail Eggs and Cilantro-Soy infused Hollandaise

Choice of Dessert
Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries dipped in Belgian Chocolate
or Valrhona Chocolate Tartlettes
Coffee or Tea



Who says Valentine's day/date is for couples only? Sis and I had a post Valentine's date with these 3 little sweethearts.







With this kind of table setting we didn't think it would work with the little rascals sweethearts so we asked the waiter to take away other flatware and water glass




Here's what we had:


Fresh Baked Carrot and Raisin Roll with butter and liver pâté on the side



Baked Half Shelled Aklan Oysters Trio: Parmiggiano Reggiano and Garlic, Tomato and Basil, Champagne Cream and Caviar



Essence of Duck Consomme with Foie Gras and Wild Mushroom Ravioli



Raspberry Sherbet



Sis had Lamb chops while I had Wagyu Sirloin with Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach and Marsala au jus



My choice of dessert-Valrhona Chocolate Tartlettes


Sis's choice of dessert- Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries dipped in Belgian Chocolate



Extra order for the kids- Half Pan-Fried Spring Chicken with Glazed Apples and Capers Au Jus



I can say that everything we had from start to finish was delectable and totally worth the price! After a satisfying lunch I took some photos of the kids within the vicinity of Ilustrado.
















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Friday, February 17, 2012

17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Clark Pampanga

Entrance fee:P200
Venue: Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Where we stayed: Euro Tour Hotel International (P3,000/night for a Suite Room)
contact no.09159154685/(045) 8926913


Since the hot air balloon flights will start at 5:30 in the morning (we thought so!) and we couldn't leave early from our place , I thought of booking a hotel room around Clark but to no avail. They were all fully booked! We just decided to find a hotel room outside Clark Freeport Zone once we get there. We were able to find a hotel room but the only available room was the Suite room that only had 1 double bed and a sofa bed. We had to avail an extra mattress (P600) since there were 7 of us.The hotel was 15 minutes away from the venue. I think I'll book a room at Euro Tour Hotel again just in case we decided to attend next year's hot air balloon festival but we'll avail a cheaper room.
Aside from hot air balloon flights, there were also lots of exhibits and fun activities such as Paragliding Exhibition, Aerobatic Air Show, Skydiving Exhibition, Aerobatic Flight Display and a lot more. The kids wanted to fly a kite but we had to go back to our hotel room to freshen up, prepare for our next destination and check out.



We decided to attend on the second day ( friday) since it will be jam packed on weekends.



We got there at 500:Am



We were lucky enough to be able to reserve a spot.




At 6:00AM, balloons were starting to inflate



Getting ready to take off!




I love this cake shaped balloon!



The daisy and panda shaped balloons are a darling!



car shaped balloon



bird shaped balloon







Paraglider








at 7:20 AM every balloon has flown up away except for the daisy, panda and the one behind us. I'm not sure what went wrong. The daisy shaped balloon was able to take off a few meters above the ground but surprisingly descended slowly towards the ground.



Unlimited use of props for picture taking (P20/pax)






Our Hotel Room



Overall it was a delightful experience! The kids were overjoyed! Who couldn't be happier if you get to spend wonderful happy moments with loved ones. It sure was a joyous day for all of us!




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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wilton Heart Candy Necklace Kit

There's no denying that kids love everything about candy. What more if they can wear and eat them at the same time! I purchased this Wilton Heart Candy Necklace kit last year when it was on sale. The box contains 8 individually packaged kits for making candy necklaces. I find the elastic strings a bit short so I just replaced them with my own. I assisted my nieces in stringing their own candy necklaces. This is a fun project for kids to keep them busy and entertained. They're not only fun to make but fun to eat too!





Each pack contains candy beads, 1 candy heart pendant and an elastic string.



I placed them in this chip and dip plate






The youngest one was more interested in eating the candies! lol



Yummy candy necklaces!







Made some matching bracelet too!



Sporting their edible jewelries.









Gummy Lips

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