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08/30/2016
General
pjames

Breakfast & More at Giordano's French Bakery in Santa Fe *Photo Article

Now we have a REAL, authentic French Bake Shop right in the middle of Santa Fe, so travelers visiting Bantayan Island can enjoy a delicious French Breakfast, along with a huge assortment of cakes, made by hand French pastries, French Bread, Croissants, yogurt, sandwiches, espresso and Specialty Cappuccino, and much more.

food photo of a delicious french breakfast at giordanos bakery, of bacon and eggs, french bread and butter and specialty capuccino, bantayan island philippines

above: detail of the delicious Breakfast with bacon & eggs, french bread and butter, and optional capuccino at Giordano's French Bakery.

Contact info: 0949.749.1721 mobile         philgiordano@live.fr

photo of philippine and his wife babu, at giordanos french bake shop bakery, bantayan island cebu philippines

above: Philippe Giordano and his wife Babu photographed inside their bakery, Bantayan Island Philippines.

Philippe Giordano and his wife Babu (pictured above) are busy Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) preparing all their breads and pastries, plus they're doing a wonderful Breakfast that's pictured here, with 2 eggs, fresh bacon, espresso, and 2 big slices of their home made French Bread, with butter and jam, served with a fresh espresso, and I highly recommend our traveling friends to stop in whenever they are hungry, as your taste bugs will be very happy.

food photo of a delicious french breakfast with eggs bacon french bread with butter, and capuccino with whipped cream. bantayan island cebu philippines at giordanos bakery.

Philippe creates his own Specialty Cappuccino with a top layer of fresh, sweet whipped cream, for his signature taste experience of the sprinkled chocolate first, followed by the thick sweet cream, and then the freshly ground from whole beans coffee, and it's really the best Cappuccino I've tasted anywhere.

photo of delicious capuccino made with a layer of fresh whipped cream, at giordanos french bakery shop on bantayan island, cebu philippinesabove: the specialty capuccino at Giordano's Bake Shop, with its signature layer of fresh whipped cream above the whole bean coffee.

The first French Bread comes out of the oven by 7:15am and it's good enough to eat on its own any time of the day, with just a little butter spread about; stop by Giordano's and pick yours up when you're in town, and if there are some signature pastries and cakes available, buy it when you see it, as they sell fast and might not be available if you hesitate!

food photo of delicious french bread on the counter of girdanos french bake shop, bantayan island philippines

above: the fantastic French Breads made daily from 7:15am onward.

food photo of specialty chocolate cake with cream frosting at giordanos french bakery on bantayan island philippines

above: the specialty cakes with cream frosting sell fast, so buy it when you see it's available, and treat yourself.

What's better then an authentic, freshly made by hand Croissant which is 30% butter by weight, with lovely and light pastry layers in the Pate Feuillete tradition, for an authenticly French,  superlative taste experience.

photo  detail of the flakey layered pastry of fresh Croissants, 30% butter by weight at giordano french bakery on bantayan island cebu philippines, above: detail of the delicious French Crossisants, which are 30% butter by weight, made by hand at Giordano's French Bakery.

See you at Giordano's French Bake Shop,
PJAMES
 

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05/23/2016
Island Life
pjames

HR Music Bar (click here for their web resource page) has named & claimed 2 brand new taste creations; one tobacco and one food...each one obviously very different than the other, but the same in that both are small batch and hand crafted, with attention to care and fresh ingredients.

detail photo of swedish SNUS portions can [flavored with rose petals and bergamont]  for sale at HR Music Bar, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: HR Music Bar's Swedish SNUS For Sale: small batch, hand made tobacco portions with spices & flavors from bergamot & rose petals. 

HR Portions SNUS (P200 per can) is an adult tobacco product (also called *smokeless tobacco* around the world) that blends local tobacco with a range of hand crafted flavors & spices from bergamont, to citrus lemon essence, to rose petal essence (rose petals takenfrom fresh flowers and blended with olive oil until the petals flavor the oil)

When I photographed the product above, I noticed the incredible, delicious floral/citrus aroma - a perfumed scent that literally smelled good enough to eat, it was that delightfull...and having said that, this product is for adults only, as any tobacco product is.

The product is then combined together by hand in very small batches, and even the process of getting the tobacco into the portion pouches is done completely by hand, before being packed into Snus cans, and refrigerated, to be sold at HR Music Bar in Santa Fe; just ask for it if you're a SNUS user.

food photo of Pasta Bolognese BLU CHEESE at HR Music Bar: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: detail of the very tasty Pasta Bolognese BLU CHEESE, a very flavorful creamy creation exclusive to HR Music Bar.

Hungry for something Really Different?

Ever hear of Pasta Bolognese BLU CHEESE?
...neither has anyone else, but HR Music Bar & Native Restaurant latest creation has it named & claimed, for a delicious combination that goes together beautifully, and this is a Must Try for lunch or dinner in Santa Fe.

Blu Cheese from Denmark is combined with creamery butter from New Zealand, with fresh New Zealand Cream added to create this special sauce that breaks all the rules.

The taste is very creamy; very satisfying and filling, with absolutely none of the love or hate aftertaste of traditional Blu Cheese - so if you're a cheese fan on any way, you'll love this dish.

See you at HR Music Bar on Bantayan Island,

PJAMES

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05/10/2016
Island Life
pjames

Here's the newest photo article on Chef Alex from ITALY and his authentic Italian food Restaurant called Ale Basta Pasta, and his cusine is hand made with great care and strictly fresh ingedients, for a superlative taste experience.

portraits of Chef Alex his wife and infant son at Ale basta pasta: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Chef Alex with his wife and infant son pause for photographs at his Authentic Italian Restaurant called: ALE BASTA PASTA.

detail photo of hand made fresh veggie pizza at Ale Pasta Basta: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: The Veggie Pizza called Pizza Giardiniera, which is Black olives, eggplant, red peppers, onions, mushrooms over fresh mozarella.

detail photo of delicious hand made veggie pizza at Ale Basta Pasta: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: The Veggie Pizza called Pizza Giardiniera has a flavorful tang and taste from the veggies & the cheese, with a great thin crust crunch.

fresh cappuccino with garnish & milk foam photographed at Ale basta Pasta: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: A nice, authentic Cappuccino goes well before or after any meal at Ale Basta Pasta.

photo of fresh hand made pasta Bolognese, served by Chef Alex at Ale Basta Pasta: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: Chef Alex makes his pasta ENTIRELY BY HAND from fesh ingredients, to create this Pasta Bolognese which is so delicious.

I'll be shooting at Ale Basta Pasta with Chef Alex most of this week, showcasing his extraordinary authentic Italian food; he's already getting famous for his Pizza, but many folks do not know that Alex makes his pasta BY HAND for his dishes, so if you're ready for some fantastic Italian cusine, stop down and bring your appetite.

Ale Basta Pasta is at the rear of MJ Square, directly across the street from Fairbank, which is right around the corner from Kerwin's general store.

See you at Ale Basta Pasta, and tell Chef Alex I sent you!

PJAMES

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04/05/2016
Island Life
pjames

Just got this Promo in from Heather & Aspen Inn, the 4 room Boutique Hotel in Santa Fe, about renting their entire facility - the entire hotel, all 4 very nice rooms plus the hugely spacious common lobby and kitchen area.

Just P8,000 per night total gets you the entire hotel for your Party, Reunion, Company Meeting or Special Event - this is an exceptional rate for this entire beautiful boutique hotel, so please be sure to book this well in advance of your event.

interior design, composite photo showcasing the rooms accommodation at Heather & Aspen inn, the small 4 room boutique hotel on Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

Renting for Events: Guests renting for this promo will need to supply their own catering, chairs etc. - if you need help with party preparation, please contact the hotel so they can advise you.

Otherwise, get your crew of friends and Family together and enjoy the entire hotel for the weekend, or your special mid-week get-a-way!

The hotel has 4 air conditioned rooms, all photographed here - ranging from mid size to XXL size in their fabulous Chakra Room. 

Contact Heather & Aspen Inn: Sun 0922-831-1552  &  Globe 0917-502-0197
(from outside Philippines dial +63-917-502-0197) and mention wowBantayan.com   email Heather & Aspen Inn

photo of a modern art sculpture of a yoga women sits on a table inside the lobby at Heather 7 Aspen Inn, Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: a modern art piece sits on a table in the lobby guest area at Heather & Aspen Inn on Bantayan Island Philippines.   Samsung NX300

Contact Heather & Aspen Inn: Sun 0922-831-1552  &  Globe 0917-502-0197
(from outside Philippines dial +63-917-502-0197) and mention wowBantayan.com   email Heather & Aspen Inn

See you at Heather & Aspen Inn, and click here for their Web Resource Page on wowB. to see more details.

PJAMES

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04/04/2016
Island Life
pjames

The Coral Blue Oriental Beach Suites & Villas is the upscale native design property in Santa Fe with superior accommodation + customer service + great food and meals in their White Sands Restaurant.

photos at the beach and interior design room accommodation pictures at coral blue oriental villas & suites hotel: bantayan island cebu philippines

Here is a nice sampling of their current photography, to showcase this beautiful hotel property and restaurant - please contact them for reservations:

Reservation Info: +63-32-316-8054 & +63 928 372 3021
coralblue.oriental@yahoo.com
info@coralblueoriental.com

http://coralblueoriental.com/

 photo interior design of the villa hotel accommodaiton: at coral blue oriental beach suites & villas, bantayan island cebu philippinesabove: showcasing the interior design beauty inside the Coral Blue Oriental Villa - ultra comfortable and perfect for Families with 2 bedrooms.


late night white sands restaurant photos of the meals at coral blue oriental villas & suites: chicken cordon blu served with wine: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: late night photos in the White Sands Restaurant featuring Chicken Cordon Blu and a fine wine from their wine list.

exterior design photograph on a blue sky beach day at coral blue oriental suites & villas: bantayan island cebu philippines

above: on the Coral Blue Priental property, outside their resstaurant looking at the Suites in the foreground and the annex villa in the background.

interior design photo: panorama bedroom photo inside the villa at coral blue oriental suites & villas, bantayan island cebu philippines

above: the Marquee accommodation at Coral Blue Oriental is of course their fabulous Villa, showcased here in a panorama photograph.

exterior design photograph of the outside bamboo custom laminate of the Beach Suites at Coral Blue Oriental: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: the warm bamboo custom construction of the Beach Suites at Coral Blue Oriental lends a wonderful glow to the property.

Please contact the hotel directly for their Best Rates: +63-32-316-8054 & +63 928 372 3021

coralblue.oriental@yahoo.com
info@coralblueoriental.com

blue sky photo: on the beach at Coral Blue Oriental Beach Suites & Villas: Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines

above: the beach front at Coral Blue Oriental is landscaped with beach furniture for guests to relax and soak up the sunshine & fresh air.

I'll be back on the property later this month shooting brand new Coral Blue content, so please stay tuned for more info.

Cheers,

PJAMES

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