Friday, February 27, 2009

Coppelia, Ballet Philippines

Another late post.

Thanks to the free tickets, Bubbles and I were able to watch Coppelia, a presentation by Ballet Philippines, with the participation of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. I was surprised to find myself fascinated by the graceful steps of the dancers, added with the musical harmony brought by the orchestra. I just discovered I had in me the sense of appreciation to such art as ballet, when I was all-eyes and ears the entire morning, given that it was a lazy Sunday morning! I have traded this event from my usual late-morning get-up and bumming around at home and found myself enjoying from the show! :)
Thanks to my lady for pushing me to join her in this show. It was a great experience. If there will be another chance for me to watch the Ballet Philippines, I would gladly watch it!
Cheers to Ballet Philippines and the Manila Symphony Orchestra for a great Coppelia last December 2008!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mingoy's Ristorante - December 2008

Late post. We had our Christmas dinner at Mingoy's in the Fort, Makati. We were initially planning of eating at Chelsea in Serendra, but thanks to the difficulty in parking, we decided to just head to Fort Strip, and alas! We ended up in Mingoy's.

To those who already ate there, I'm sure they will agree that Mingoy's is also a preferred choice, given its wide variety of Spanish cuisine. And it surely made our Christmas dinner a sumptuous, delightful one.

Mingoy's is a quaint, little place beside Jill's along Fort Strip. The interiors will give you an "at-home" feel, with a little touch of Spaniard design. The atmosphere provides a touch of elegance, which also gives an initial impression of an upcoming good treat.

For our starter, we ordered the rockafeller oysters.

For our main course, of course we had try to their famous Paella. And I can say that it was one of the best Paellas I've eaten.

We partnered our gourmet rice with a Fillet Mignon (medium well). Simply terrific.

We did not regret not having our Christmas dinner as planned because Mingoy's surely gave us a delightful treat. :)


Mingoy's Ristorante
The Fort Strip
Taguig City