Our niece, Aria’s xmas party for her friends at @thebunnybaker at the toy department of @rustansph department store Makati ! So nice to see the kids enjoying – I was observing the kids and how nice to see unique characters among the 7 girls And so happy to see them all enjoying #RustansPh#thebunnybaker #h2hrustans #h2hxmas
Category Archives: Celebrations
We tried out Samba at Shangrila fort. Thank you to Det and Brenda for treating us always on their birthdays!! Yipee!! YUM! Conchas ala Parmesana – Broiled scallops, white wine, parmesan cheese, oregano, butter @dineshangrilafort@shangrilafort#Samba Chicharon de cangrejo
Empanadas de Lomo
Ensalada quinoa Arroz con mariscos – YUM!!! their version of paella which is creamy – YUM! Lomo Saltado – YUM!!!!! Anticucho de pulpo A must order in Samba @dineshangrilafort@shangrilafortespecially if you’re angry haha!! Merengado Guanabana – Guyabano cream, crispy almond meringue, fresh blueberries, strawberry coulis, white chocolate balloon #Samba#h2hdesserts#h2hchocolate
There are so many things to be thankful for! Tootsy @tootsyangara , Sonny @sonnyangara , Vicki, Ricky, Lindy @lindycas and Steve would like to invite you to an intimate thanksgiving get together this November 25th, Saturday, 7:30pm at the Manila House grill. Dinner, drinks and lots of singing!! Honor us with your presence. #h2hcelebrations #h2hgiving
We were honored by the presence of the US Ambassador Sung Kim Singing and dancing til 3am though i’m Cinderella so missed the other half but enjoyed the playlist of Lindy @lindycas
Sunday family lunch celebrating Thanksgiving by Mom. Nobody does it better than her.
Delicious lunch by @gourmetgaragephand set up by @rustansflowershop My favorite are the fresh xmas trees used for thanksgiving ! Grateful to the Lord for all the blessings #h2hcelebrations#h2hgiving #h2hrustansflowershop#h2hgourmetgarage #gourmetgarageph
Celebrating Pam’s visit since she lives in the States. Back at @motorino_ph for PIZZA!! @bmtiangco@mltiangco #h2hgroups #h2hSpaingroupNo wonder we got along when we lived in Madrid for a year !! 4 super conservative Pinoys studied and lived together more than 25 years ago in the party city of Madrid Ana is our adopted one who was in Granada.
The birthday girl treated us for lunch ! Yum and fun but wishing we had more time. Til the next ! #h2hcelebrations Birthday girl Leah Dy – Super nice, super generous, super supportive and super beautiful! I had an event after this and would not have gone to lunch if not only for this lady! Only for her because she is also so generous with herself Love her nail with diamonds Yummy lunch!!!
Steamed Elephant clams with garlic and vermicelli Steamed fish Sweet and Sour pork Steamed crab with shredded garlic and glutinous rice at @xiuph #XiuPh #h2hcrab Mashed taro puff with scallop and truffle at @xiuph #XiuPh#h2htruffl
2nd way of the Peking Duck
It’s been over a year since they opened
Thank you Leana @leanafcarmona for celebrating your special day with us your f?dcamp friends and giving us another reason to become closer and to have fun! We celebrated also the bday of Lance @lance_box but we are waiting for his treat!! haha!! Yummy lunch at @motorino_ph because Leana insisted we ate at a restaurant that supported #H1?H#h1?hcard Looking forward to our Christmas get together #h2hbootcamp#h2hgroups #h2hcelebrations
My friends are so supportive and cooperative Brunch with #h2hfoodcamp at @marmaladekitchen and happy to use our #h10hcard for yummy brunch with 10% discount! Thank you Aileen @aileenanastacio for celebrating with #h10h #marmaladekitchen
Fun brunch at @marmaladekitchen with the Foodcampers ( formerly Bootcamp ) Siu Ping organized the event and we found out that she’s not only a great organizer but many other great things! We love you Siu ping and Nelson. Every get together is so unique and always so much fun @lance_box@carolynqching@firstname.lastname@example.org Missing @jbertotto@lauraatvmv@incybautista@stellamarieque@james_de_jesus@golfnich This was our favorite!!!! YUM!!! Crispy fried chicken and cheddar at @marmaladekitchen ! Buttermilk fried chicken in a bed of coleslaw, cheddar cheese on a toasted burger bun #MarmaladeKitchen#h2hchicken #h2hburgers Garlic longganisa hubad Cauliflower fritters – another favorite Beef lasagna Adobo flakes
@marmaladekitchen has Goodies n’Sweets cakes and party platters by order. Contact Aileen @aileenanastacio for orders 0917 837 0959 #marmaladekitchen#h2hpartyplatters#h2hdesserts
Celebrating The Moment Group’s @themoplex 5th year anniversary today from 130pm to 630pm with a food crawl curated by JJ Yulo @nekkidchef who is so funny & entertaining. So much fun and surprises. 7 Restaurants @8cutsburgers@phatphomanila @ooma_ph@dintaifungph @manamph @mechauma1 bar @bank.bar , 18 dishes, 7 drinks, 4 Bus rides, 1 theater visit and a fat belly ( haha ) Happy 5th year anniversary to a family Heart2Heart loves! More power @jonsyjuco@abbanapa @eantonino @tarasantos@maitaq #BGCxTMG #ExploreBGC#TheMomentGroup #TMG5#h2hcelebrations
Since being founded in 2012, The Moment Group (TMG) has produced some of the most prominent restaurant brands in Manila. It began as a team of three hungry dreamers, led by founders Eli Antonino, Abba Napa, and Jon Syjuco. “Operating in the first year revolved around having the mindset of us working on a ‘school project,’” Napa shares. “The role we played revolved very much around being, primarily, a dreamer, and a cheerleader, and an inspiration to the team.”
This trio then grew to nearly a thousand makers of moments. “The reality of having to put in place structure and professionalism without losing touch of entrepreneurialism, and the ability to dream big and turn on a dime, has been the most challenging aspect of growth that we now have to balance on a daily basis,” Napa says of the right work balance.
Throughout the challenges TMG has faced, they’ve been greatly rewarded with many milestones. This month, they celebrate one of their biggest achievements yet—five years of creating moments through so many different dining experiences.
The TMG Purpose
The commitment put into TMG’s research and development that can be seen and tasted, in each dish churned out in every single shop under TMG’s 10 brands. Alongside the constant kitchen development, thorough branding and passionate service have attracted a strong following across various generations. Hand in hand, this collaboration has produced restaurant brands that have created demand as seen in crowds and the long lines stretched outside their doors.
When it comes down to it, The Moment Group has put much thought and hard work into creating experiences for every kind of diner, across all brands in their roster. This dedication to achieving the right mix of good food, service, and atmosphere, has earned TMG quite a following—which, in turn, has made way for opening more spaces.
Brands that Make Moments Happen
The Moment Group offers a diversity of cuisines as seen in their various brands:
- 8Cuts is an authentic burger joint, and was the first of its kind to offer hand crafted burgers with the full service experience.
- Manam is the definitive experience of Filipino cuisine that is at once current and timeless, offering classic and reinvented local dishes, including the “#1 Best Sisig in Manila.”
- Ooma is a bold new take on casual Japanese fare, through playful and creative dishes, paired with a range of beers and sakes.
- Mecha Uma is the city’s most dynamic chef’s table, in collaboration with young and talented chef Bruce Ricketts, which highlights global cuisine with Japanese inflections, and champions special ingredients.
- Bank Bar, listed by CNN as one of the “7 Most Intriguing Speakeasies in the World,” is a top-shelf drinking den that serves the most extensive range of liquors, spirits, and cocktails in the city.
- The Mess Hall is a perpetual pop-up of The Moment Group’s establishments and dish concepts, served up in the in-house canteen of the TMG headquarters.
- Phat Pho Manila, a partnership with Cebu’s Abaca Group, is an upbeat and casual noodle bar that dishes out a variety of phos, alongside a delicious array of modernized Vietnamese street food.
- Linguini Fini Manila, a partnership with Hong Kong’s Homegrown Foods, is an Italian restaurant rooted in New York culture, where the pasta and pizza are 100% homemade.
- Din Tai Fung is an award-winning and half-century-old Taiwanese restaurant brand, known all over the world for its quality, consistency, and most importantly, its world-famous xiaolongbao.
There are thoughtfully crafted burger stacks and sides at 8Cuts, classic and unconventional Filipino meals at Manam, unlikely Japanese dishes at Ooma, and creatively concocted cocktails at Bank Bar. The Moment Group is constantly driven to creating dining experiences in Manila unlike any other. “To be honest, we’ve never thought as far as five years until now that we’ve approached it,” Napa confesses, “But now that we are here, the dream is to make it to 50 and build Moment to become something that can be constantly creating value and adding value to our industry, our dining scene and even to our society.”
The Moment Group’s vision is to be where you want to eat—be it now, five years from this moment, and perhaps even five decades down the line.
Apart from food, we’ve got the launch of the Moment Five card!
It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s finally here! The Moment Five card is our way of giving our diners exclusive offers – with benefits that include discounts and freebies when used at participating TMG restaurants. The card is available for purchase at P1,000 and comes with an initial P500 voucher, and a 10% discount on every single-receipt purchase with a minimum of P500.
Love the 5th Anniversary giveaway