Utzurrum: New places in town-A A +A
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
WHEN we asked Tina Escaño-Unchuan her preference for her birthday dinner, she answered: ”Why, at the Burgundy Room of course!”
The Burgundy Room, located at the Oakridge Business Park, is the latest addition to David’s Group of Restaurants.
With its signature mix of quality steaks and selected wines, this new branch promises a varied menu, still maintaining the David’s touch that discriminating diners have learned to love!
Our group, mostly steak lovers, ordered the specialty of the house: the Kitayama line of Wagyu steaks. Others had their choice of USD meats. I had a succulent order of fresh scallops while those on a diet settled for a shrimp cocktail. By the way, steaks at this dining haven are not measured by grams, but by thickness. No piece is under one inch!
Adjoining the Burgundy Room is the posh Beringer lounge, accented in black and gold, which offers the sophisticated cocktail crowd a wide assortment of wines and spirits.
Its cozy and lavish seating for eight makes for a relaxing, intimate area for entertaining.
Perfect host was Tina’s son, Jovie, proprietor of the place. Even the delectable birthday cake, which was served by the singing staff, was baked by the house.
Many happy returns of the day, Tina! Now we know why you chose the Burgundy Room!
The Qube gallery must be going great guns as they recently opened branch number two at The Henry Hotel, No. 1 Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad.
Qube Gallery No. 1, located at the Persimmon Plus Towers at Mabolo, is reserved for up-and-coming artists, while the Maria Luisa Branch is for established artists from Vis-Min, explained gallery owners/managers, Jon Kenneth Gotiong and Maris Holopainen Hadaway who also manage other art displays.
Mingling with the artsy crowd were members of the city’s social register, business and lifestyle writers, art collectors and of course, the artists themselves.
The exhibit, named “Dos x Dos,” featured artists Jericho Valjusto Vamenta, Peter Fatinaglo, Gromyko Padilla Semper, Ronald Ventura, Reneboy Chona, Lester Amacio, Mariano Catague, Chris Gomez, Jesus Najarro, Robert Gonzales, Buboy Buenaventura, Nomar Miano and Gualberto Licong.
From the Cebu Artists Group, there were Palmy Pe Tudtud, Javy Villacin, Sio Montera, Josua Cabrera, Radel Paredes, Marvin Natural and Darby Alcoseba. A total of 36 canvases were on display, making for a rich harvest of visual art indeed! Carry on guys!
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 22, 2013.