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Chef Javs imitated the Caviar soup from Andaz Tavern in Tokyo

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 Chef Javs wanted to prepare a degustation with many many dishes.  We requested to limit it since we cannot finish everything – so he put three dishes into one! :-)  16 Hour Sous Vide Pork Belly Tonkatsu, Chicken Lollipop with a Kombu butter sauce, Million dollar roll with unary, foie gras and caviar with truffle oilDespedida Lunch prepared by Chef Javs (7)

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CALVIN KLEIN JEANS AND CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR BRING TOGETHER GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JUSTIN BIEBER AND SUPERMODEL LARA STONE FOR SPRING 2015 GLOBAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., announced that global superstar and 30-time platinum-selling phenom Justin Bieber will be featured alongside Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in the Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear global multi-media advertising campaign.

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Shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in New York City, the brand’s latest campaign features Bieber with Stone in key jeans and underwear styles of the season, furthering the iconic brands’ longstanding legacy of bringing fashion and music together. Campaign imagery and videos are now available at calvinklein.com/justin.

“Justin joins a long list of musicians, models, celebrities and fashion icons that have been featured in our global advertising campaigns,” said Melisa Goldie, Chief Marketing Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Justin’s global recognition, expressed affinity for the brand, and powerful persona bring a compelling energy to our jeans and underwear brands.”

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“Calvin Klein is such an iconic brand and I am excited and honored to become a part of the Calvin Klein brand legacy with this campaign. I have been a longtime fan of the brand and have worn their jeans and underwear for a while, so this is kind of a dream come true,” said Bieber. “This is the beginning of an exciting new year for me, personally and professionally, and being a part of this campaign has been a fantastic opportunity and experience.”

Calvin Klein’s ongoing connection to music began with one of the brand’s earliest and most iconic campaigns which memorably featured Mark “Marky-Mark” Wahlberg alongside model Kate Moss. Over the years, the house has continued its association with music and pop culture, dressing and supporting a range of musicians around the world. This past year alone, those artists included talent such as Taylor Swift, Drake, Sam Smith, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Ciara, Usher, Future, Rita Ora, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Iggy Azalea, Fergie, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Common, Solange Knowles, Big Sean, and Tinie Tempah.

Musician, dancer, actor and singer-songwriter, Bieber – who was recently ranked by Twitter as the #1 most tweeted about musical artist of 2014 – has released four number-one albums to-date and has starred in two films, Never Say Never (2011) and Believe (2013). In 2011, he was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. In 2013, Bieber received a Diamond award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to recognize his single “Baby” as the best-selling digital song of all-time with over 9.3 million copies sold. That same year, he was also awarded a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Male Artist” and “Choice Single: Male Artist” for his song “Beauty and a Beat.” His latest album, Journals, was released last year, one song per week, with nearly all of the songs appearing on the Top 40 charts. For more information, visit justinbiebermusic.com.

Stone, considered one of today’s top supermodels, has a long-standing relationship with the house; she was first introduced on the Calvin Klein Collection runway at the Spring 2007 show and has been the face of multiple global advertising campaigns for the house’s lifestyle brands since Fall 2010.

“Given my ongoing relationship with the house, this shoot reunited me with my Calvin Klein family – and it was really fun working with Justin,” said Stone. “We had a great time on set and we had a lot of fun shooting the campaign. I think the shoot really captured the energy of the Calvin Klein brand.”

The Spring 2015 global media campaign was produced under the creative direction of Calvin Klein, Inc.’s in-house ad agency and creative studio, working with creative agency Wednesday London.

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In the Philippines, Calvin Klein Jeans is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of the SSI Group – and is located at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, Bonifacio High Street Central, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Magnolia Town Center, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.

Calvin Klein Underwear is also exclusively distributed by SSI and is located at Greenbelt 5, The Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Bonifacio High Street, The Podium, Rustan’s Makati, 158 Designer’s Boulevard Alabang Town Center, Robinson’s Place Midtown, Rustan’s Cebu, Inside CK Jeans Store in Century City Mall, Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Mall of Asia, and Abreeza Mall Davao City.

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How fast time flies!!!

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Last week we went to try Bistro Du Vin at the Edades Tower and Garden Villas in Rockwell.  It’s a franchise from Singapore by the Moment Group.  They opened last November Bistro Du Vin (2)

 Demystifying French food, often associated with fine dining and haute cuisine, has come the emergence of the neo-bistro, a comfort contemporary approach to dining stripped of the stuffiness, where one can enjoy excellent casual French fare in a refreshingly relaxed atmosphere. Capturing the essence of this refined style of both hearty and original cooking is Bistro du Vin (BDV).  Established in Singapore in 2009, and with outposts in Hong Kong as well, Bistro du Vin has since given its diners a truly authentic French bistro dining experience. Regarded as one, if not the most authentic French bistros in the region, Bistro du Vin now comes to Manila via the powerhouse partnership of Manila’s leading and dynamic F&B group, the Moment Group, and the multiple award-winning Les Amis Group of SingaporeBistro Du Vin (17)

Maintaining a true bistro vibe felt and seen in all the details, Bistro du Vin’s mood is exciting and bustling and the service always convivial. Here the excess is stripped away and one is left with barebones dining, at once refined yet casual, and making Bistro du Vin an excellent choice for both a casual meal and a special celebration.

At Bistro du Vin it’s out with the new and in with old school cool.

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Paolo Quimson, the handsome :-)  Restaurant Manager.  If you were a client at Martini’s ( Mandarin Oriental Manila ) you will know who he is.  He is also the nephew of the late Chef Ed Quimson.  Look for him when you visit BDVBistro Du Vin (2)

As the bistro’s name is “du vin” or “of the Wine”, BDV is clearly wine-centric and takes its wine selection seriously. The wine list is excellent and undoubtedly well curated, given that the Les Amis Group’s sister company, Vinum Fine Wines, is one of the most prestigious fine wine merchants in the Southeast Asian region. Diners of the bistro’s Manila outpost will enjoy both a comprehensive and alluring selection of French wines by the bottle, with labels unavailable elsewhere in town today. A range of wines by the glass, as well as by the carafe, will also be available that will undoubtedly delight Manila’s wine aficionados.

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Parmesan Soup L’Ami Jean – YUM!  This has been on the blackboard since they opened because it is very popular!Bistro Du Vin (10)

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 Bistro du Vin focuses first and foremost on an array of real, honest-to-goodness, hearty traditional dishes from all across France.  They are prepared from traditional recipes with the philosophy of using only the freshest ingredients available but without the fuss and pomp usually associated with the “French fine dining” restaurant.

Bistro du Vin offers bona fide French bistro dishes with an impressive blackboard menu of seasonal specials that share the limelight with classic a la carte offerings of well-executed bistro fare such as the signature home-made charcuterie platters, Foie Gras  Poêle, Escargots baked in Garlic-Butter, Confit de Canard, Beef Cheeks in Red Wine, Steak Frites, Suckling Pig Confit, Grand Marnier Soufflé and much more.

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A MUST IN BDV!  Cochon de Lait Confit- Suckling Pig confit, choucroute & bacon.  We wanted the belly :-) but there was none so this is the left which was so so good!!!!  No wonder is it s bestseller!Bistro Du Vin (19)

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 Bouillabaise – They have dishes served in Le Creuset – marked by the red pot icon on the menu :-)Bistro Du Vin BouillabaisseBistro Du Vin (11)

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Open daily

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Last December, James and I went to Sweet Ecstacsy!  Its very near the office so we went to check it out.  They were busy serving some customers so we were not able to wait but we have been hearing good reviews from this place.  So make sure you stop by to try it if you love burgers, fries, wings and milkshakes :-)  10 Jupiter St. cor. Asteroid St., Barangay Bel-Air
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The owners were there and I was able to get a photo of them.  Al Galang and Diego CastilloSweet Ecstasy (6)

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Back at Enderun which has become so much a part of Heart2Heart.  Heart2Heart has many friends that are family already here in the website.  H2H loves all the people at Enderun :-)

 This time we had a cooking demonstration  and a dinner :-)  Market Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (5)

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 So happy to see rockstar Chef Thomas Wenger last night!! Almost every year he invites me over and updates me on what he is doing at Restaurant 101 in Enderun. He is the Managing Director of Food and Beverage and a Senior Culinary Lecturer at Enderun. This guy is so accomplished yet he remains simple and humble! He is well respected in the food industry not only in the Philippines but all over the world by renowned chefs. I am so privileged to know him. He has been a chef for 30 years already! He is Swiss so he started in his own hometown, then later on moved and worked as Sous Chef in New York and Australia. He then moved to Hong Kong in 1991 as Sous Chef at The Excelsior, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and in 1992 moved to The Oriental in Singapore with the same Mandarin Oriental Group. In 1995 he came to the Philippines and was Executive Sous Chef at the Shangri-La Hotel Manila, moved again to Hong Kong in 1997 as Executive Chef of the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club and then in 2001 Executive Chef of the Le Royal Meridien Bangkok & Le Meridien President Bangkok. In 2003, he went back to the Philippines as Executive Chef at the Mandarin Oriental till 2008 and then moved to Enderun College. Chef Wenger also has a recruitment company and provides employment for chefs to many of the best hotels and restaurant. More power to you Chef and May you help many up and coming chefs become as good and talented as you areMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (7)

 Chef Thomas was very excited to announce that the new market menu which will last for three weeks at Restaurant 101 was prepared by his chefs. Usually it is he who prepares the menu and they just follow. But this time, he let his chefs come up with the menu and prepare it. What great idea! Chef Thomas also told me that he likes hiring the graduates from Enderun so that he can help jumpstart their career and also so that the first entry in their resume will show that they worked in the school where they graduated from. ????

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So come on over and try the new Market Menu ???? prepared by the Enderun Alumni. This will go on for about three weeks.   You can choose to have a 2 course for P 780.00 or a 3 course for P 980.00 or a 4 course for P 1,180.00. RESTAURANT 101 | 1100 Campus Avenue McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City 1634 Philippines (632) 856 5000 local 101 Duo: 2197836 Mobile: 09178743751

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That evening we went to the Culinary Ampitheater ( WOW!) of Enderun and three Enderun Alumni’s demonstrated three dishes from the new Market Menu.  So we did not only get to eat it, but we saw how they made it :-)

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Chef Marco Bangit started with the delicious white bean soup!  I am not a big fan of beans, but this dish was just so delicious!!Market Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (10)

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Chef Justin Baradas demonstrated the salmon dish which was so unique he coloured it pink :-) it looks like Tuna :-)  Delicious! Market Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (12)

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Chef Penny Pedersen demonstrated the Layered White and Dark Chocolate Mousse with Betterment ice cream. SUPER YUM!!!  Love the presentation tooMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (14)

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Our dinnerMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (18)

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Visiting the kitchen and checking out the chefs :-)Market Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (26)

Chef Michelle who created the Foie gras saladMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (27)

Chef Hamid who just finished his internship in AmanpuloMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (28)

Pretty Sophie and her Dad, Ramon Tuason.  Ramon is the Uncle/Cousin of Jack Tucson, owner of EnderunMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (29)

This Ramon is everywhere in my photos haha!!!  :-)  Ramon with his brother Paolo Tuason who is our friend :-)  with his wife and Aunt all having dinner at Restaurant 101 and  trying out the new Market MenuMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (32)

I told you! He is here again :-)  Ramon with Carla Tengco, a viewer of Heart2Heart! Thank you Carla :-)  together with her sonMarket Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (33)

So happy to see my friend, Andy Litton who is a friend of Ramon ( i did not put anymore his photo with Andy because too much na haha!!! ) Waiting for Ramon to cook for us one of these days!Market Menu at Enderun Created By Our Very Own Alumni Chefs (1)RESTAURANT 101 | 1100 Campus Avenue McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City 1634 Philippines (632) 856 5000 local 101 Duo: 2197836 Mobile: 09178743751

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During Randy and Candy’s party, I met a couple who did all the decors and event styling for the party!  Anthony and Lily Sia.  They are into manufacturing under their company A. Sia Design Concepts Intl. making wine boxes, gift boxes, glass table tops for the middle east and US markets. And now they are into making props and styling events!

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