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* Manila's 'best restaurants' named
« Gepost op: vrijdag 3 december 2010, 11:57:08 »
Manila's 'best restaurants' named



abs-cbnNEWS.com  12/03/2010


MANILA, Philippines - The Manila's Best Kept Restaurant Secrets (MBKRS) awards, inspired by the best-selling book of the same title, recognizes this year's most excellent chefs and best dining spots in the metro.

The winners were announced last November 24 in an awarding ceremony at the Enderun Colleges' Culinary Center in Taguig City.

This year's list was a combination of old favorites and newcomers -- from world-renowned fine dining restaurant Antonio's in Tagaytay and the rustic Galileo Enoteca in Mandaluyong to the newly opened L'Incontro Ristorante Italiano in Makati City.


Antonio's Restaurant. Photo from www.antoniosrestaurant.ph.

People's Palace in Makati City was, indeed, Manila's favorite culinary destination as it bagged the People's Choice distinction in this year's MBKRS awards.

Chef-owner Antonio Escalante (of Antonio's) received the Best Chef award while Margarita Fores (of Cibo and Lusso) was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sunshine and Rob Pengson were recognized as MBKRS awards' Best Emerging Talent this year for their restaurant, The Goose Station, which won this year's Newcomer restaurant award.


Grilled veal chop from L'Incontro Ristorante Italiano.

Below is the full list of winners in this year's MBKRS awards:

Best Italian Restaurant:L’Incontro Ristorante Italiano

Best French Restaurant: La Regalade French Bistro

Best Spanish Restaurant: Cirkulo Restaurant

Best Japanese Restaurant: Tsukiji

Best Chinese Restaurant: Peking Garden

Best Continental Cuisine: Antonio's                                                                     

Best Thai Restaurant: AzuThai   

Best Filipino Restaurant: Café Juanita

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ziggurat Cuisine

Best Korean Restaurant: Korean Garden Restaurant     

Best Indian Restaurant: Kashmir

Best Central European Restaurant: Mickey’s Delicatessen

Best Specialty Cuisine: Cyma Greek Taverna

Best Steakhouse: Mamou

Best Bistro: Apartment 1B Gourmet Comfort Food

Best Restaurant/Bar: The Establishment http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/09/09/10/sashimi-different-bite

Best Enoteca: Galileo Enoteca http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/02/09/10/tried-and-tested-valentines-day-hotspots

Best Fusion Cuisine: Kai

Best Wine List: Masseto Wine Bar and Restaurant

Best Burger Joint: Brother’s Burger Bonifacio High Street

Best Dessert, Ice Cream and Cake Shop: Bizu Patisserie

Best Newcomer: The Goose Station

Best Hotel Restaurant: International Buffet: Circles (Makati Shangri-La)

Best Hotel Restaurant: Fine Dining: Cicou (Hotel Céleste)

Best Hotel Restaurant: Specialty Cuisine: Inagiku (Makati Shangri-La)

Best Hotel Bar: Martinis (Mandarin Oriental)