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Breakfast Bliss at Café 1771

Whether or not you’re a morning person, a hearty and delicious breakfast is a great reason to wake up early—especially when it's breakfast at Café 1771, where breakfast is served with enough imagination and charm to make anyone’s day.


Start a busy day in the quiet, library-inspired Lounge, or perk yourself up with Café 1771’s coffee concoctions amid the cheerful blue and fuschia hues of the Whimsy area. Chef Vicky Pacheco’s breakfast menu is carefully thought out, with nearly everything made from scratch, and using only the best and freshest ingredients. 


Consider, for example, the Hole-in-One Corned Beef, made of spiced corned beef hash—prepared in-house, of course—with cubed potatoes and a dense sunny-side-up egg in the center. Served on a sizzling plate with rice or wheat bread on the side, this all-day favorite is big on size and flavor. 







Considered the ultimate reward for egg lovers, Eggs Florentine in a Boat is two poached organic eggs with creamed spinach on a puff pastry …

Sentro 1771's 3rd Branch Ground Breaking

Sentro 1771, Manila's very first Modern Filipino restaurant recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its third branch at Capitol Commons. With two branches located at Greenbelt 3 and Serendra Bonifacio Global City, the soon-to-rise Sentro 1771 is well located as it is envisioned to be the newest urban destination south of Ortigas Center. Foodies and families from Pasig and surrounding areas who crave more than the usual Filipino comfort food wil surely be delighted with Sentro's offerings. Targeting completion towards the end of the year, Sentro 1771 Capitol Commons will be located at Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard. Shown in the photo from left to right are Father Jun Sescon, Architect and Designer Noel Bernardo, Architect Anthony Cavida, 1771 Group CEO and Resaurateur Ricky Gutierrez and Executive Chef Vicky Rose Pacheco, and OCLP Holdings representatives Senior Vice President Joey Santos, General Manager Cathy Cesares-Ko, and Senior Manager Lanie Bukuhan. Sentro 17…

Book Review: I Stood with Willington by James Mace

I felt like I've traveled in the past upon reading this book. Author has remarkably used words that further enticed the reader to be "part" of the novel.

The era of the plot really intrigued me. I always love reading stories like this that will bring you back in time. It's as if I was there during the war.

In times of war, you can really never tell who's with you and who's against you. You're lucky enough if you have the loyalty of your best men.

I Stood With Wellington “Up Guards and at them!”

In February, 1815, after nine months in exile, Napoleon Bonaparte, the deposed Emperor of the French, escaped from the Isle of Elba. Seizing the initiative while the European powers bicker amongst themselves at the Congress of Vienna, Napoleon advances towards Belgium with an enormous army, where the combined forces of Prussia and England are cantoned. The French Emperor knows that if he can achieve a decisive capture in Brussels, it will shatter the already fragile E…

Five celebrities vie for the Elan Awards

Each one of us has a definition of the term “gentleman” but for those who have voted for “The 2013 Elan Awards: The Search for the Modern Filipino Gentleman,” it seems that impeccable style, inspiring achievement and high-wattage visibility are the unique factors that sum up this irresistible figure.

Since voting began last June 17 in McJIM Classic Leather Official Facebook Page, supporters have pushed the names Christian Bautista, Xian Lim, Dingdong Dantes, Coco Martin and Piolo Pascual to the forefront, giving us a foretaste of a heated competition among some of the most bankable celebrities today.  



Coming both from the Kapamilya and Kapuso networks, they each portray unique roles in  television and film and have different strengths and talents but what draws them together is their self-confidence that comes from having proven something of value.

For instance, Christian, the “Asian-sation,” has established himself as a record-breaking balladeer not only in the Philippines but in Singa…

Get Healthy at Chateau 1771

If ever you find yourself in the mood for something unpretentiously gourmet yet healthy, look no further as Chateau 1771 offers the best of both worlds.



The flagship fine dining restaurant of 1771 Group of Restaurants, Chateau is known for its “No Borders Cuisine” - innovative and well-loved renditions of Swiss, Italian, and French dishes that have remained popular over 25 years. Now that every happy, satisfied foodie understands that eating healthy is part of the culinary experience, Chateau 1771’s Executive Chef Vicky Rose Pacheco introduces countless options for truly enjoyable healthy dining.

 It’s interesting to note that Chateau 1771 is one of the few restaurants that offer gluten-free food or anything flourless. Seafoods like Steamed Trout and Olive-Oil Poached Halibut with vegetable sides remain fresh and tasty through a preparation that seals its natural flavors. Carb options such as risotto and marble potatoes are also certified gluten-free at Chateau 1771. If there’s a dish t…

Pontefino Hotel & Residences in Batangas and the Azkals

Pontefino Hotel & Residences in Batangas City recently inked a landmark partnership with the country’s national football team, the Azkals at the Café 1771 in El Pueblo Ortigas. The Philippine Azkals have won the hearts thousands of Filipinos and marked the beginning of the country’s fascination for football —no mean feat in a country devoted to basketball. While very little was expected of the team, they have defied all expectations by winning match after match after more established teams and clubs abroad. The team officially makes its Batangas home at the Pontefino Hotel, an upscale 60-room accommodation. The hotel is the centerpiece of Pontefino Hotel & Residences, a complete lifestyle community. Apart from providing lodging and hospitality to the team, Pontefino Hotel & Residences will also provide a venue for future activities and efforts undertaken by the team to raise awareness and funds for training and participation in competitions and tournaments around the world. T…