Saturday, September 26, 2015

Parisian Dining in Cebu

I've been to Cebu many times - mostly for work. Though on certain occasions, I manage to squeeze in some tourist-y activities. Last month, I was there again and yes, again for work. So what tourist-y activity did I do this time you ask? Well I invited my work colleagues to go to La Maison Restaurant aka the Pink Restaurant!

La Maison is a French restaurant that used to be the elegant family home of the late Jose and Esperanza Velez. Louis Thevenin director and general manager of Alliance Francais de Cebu (AFC), a French language school, was the one responsible for La Maison Rose which serves French cuisine under a young French chef, Adrien Guerrey.

Let's go inside this very Parisian chic resto...

Our reservation was at 8:30 PM so they sat on the couch while we waited to be seated while I explored the place, taking photos.

At La Maison, the menu can be found in the tablet. This is where you'll also input your order.

The dishes have photos you can click if you want to see what it is you're ordering. Just got to click here and there. 

Me with my work colleagues, chilling and celebrating the end of our work event in Cebu. 

Belle decided to celebrate Friday with a wine drink. The rest of us though settled for iced tea and mango shake. Wine would've gone nicely with the meal we had but I couldn't drink alcohol since I was recovering from sickness that time.  

And here are what we ate:

We had these for appetizers. Pumpkin soup, potato salad and a canape bread. This is complimentary. 

And we also had bread with butter. Also complimentary.

For our main course:

Fat and juicy gambas served with rice

Succulent steak served with dill rice

And I forgot what this dish is called. (",) 

And this is the view outside from where we were. That's La Vie Parisienne, the French Bakery. Next time I'm in Cebu, I might try there. 

Kinda lakas makasosyal of La Maison Rose though the food pricing is affordable and it was good. Well worth the effort I exerted to go there after a long day of work. 

La Maison Rose 
371 Gorordo Avenue 
Lahug, Cebu City

La Maison Rose Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Exciting Travel Deals for those with Wanderlust

Since declaring this year as my travel year, the universe seems to be working full time to show me opportunities related to travel - credit card travel deals, friends inviting me to go places out of town and out of the country and even news like travel fairs!

Case in point, there's another travel fair coming up this week! It's PHILTOA's 26th Philippine Travel Mart happening at SM Mall of Asia, SMX Convention Center from September 4-6, 2015.

Shroff Travel will be one of the participating travel agencies at the said event and they will be offering exclusive travel deals up to 50% discount! Shroff Travel has been in the business of travel and tourism for more than 21 years and they guarantee their customers with professional services in providing overall solutions to their travel needs.

This year they are offering international and domestic exclusive travel deals that will make you want to book your next holiday pronto! If I still had vacation leaves (new job means no leaves for now!), you bet your boots I'd be at the fair picking out my next travel destination.

3D 2N - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA with Tours - USD 173
3D 2N - BEIJING, CHINA with compulsory Tours - USD 64
3D 2N - HO CHI MINH Free & Easy Only - USD 72
3D 2N - HANOI Free & Easy - USD 75
3D 2N - BALI INDONESIA Free & Easy Only - USD 62
3D 2N - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA with Half Day City Tour - USD 76
3D 2N - BANGKOK, THAILAND with Tour - USD 92
3D 2N - SEOUL, KOREA with Complimentary City Tour - USD 170
3D 2N - MYANMAR with Tours - USD 196
4D 3N - OSAKA, JAPAN Free & Easy Only - USD 720
4D 3N - TOKYO, JAPAN Free & Easy Only - USD 812

Puerto Princesa - Php 1,948
Cebu - Php 1,959
Coron - Php 1,969
Boracay - Php 1,990
Batanes - Php 2,736
Davao - Php 2,754
Bohol - Php 2,756
Ilocos - Php 3,782
El Nido - Php 3,932

For  more details about these travel deals and other tour packages, please check the NOTES on Shroff Travel Facebook Page.

SHROFF TRAVEL aims to give everyone memorable travel experiences especially those who have great passion for exploration. That's one of the reasons why they make it easier and affordable for tourists to discover the Philippines and the rest of world by offering these special travel deals. They also offer flight promos and issues ticket on all airlines so booking your tour with them is hassle free.

For more information about Shroff Travel exclusive travel deals, please visit their BOOTH # F1037 & F1042 during the 26th Philippine Travel Mart at SMX Convention Center (SM MoA) on September 4-6, 2015.

For complete information about their available services and packages, please contact  (+63 2) 524 2222 / (+63 2) 524 3636 or text 0917 890 3637. You may also visit their website to search for available tours, flights, hotels, transfers and other travel needs. Book competitive offers with great value for your money!

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