Hog’s Breath Café Opening at SM Lanang Premier its First Branch in the Philippines!
Hog’s Breath Cafe Australia’s Steakhouse finally opened it’s first branch ever in the Philippines right here in Davao City at SM Lanang Premier with a soft opening last December 13, 2012. It is the biggest branch so far among all Hog’s Breath branches. They had a secret party hosted by DJ Norman last December 12, a day before they opened to the public. They will host their grand opening celebration in January 2013 that will coincide with the Australia Day celebration. They chose Davao because they fell in love with our city – the place and the people made them feel at home. It makes us proud. Hog’s Breath just opened a branch last year in Papua New Guinea, a place very close to the heart of the owners.
We are grateful that we got to try their Hogs-pitality a few days before their soft opening and the food they would offer to customers, diners and food trippers here in Davao. Our host was very friendly and accommodating. Thank you Ms. Roxeanne Macasaet, Marketing manager and corporate representative for L’ Restaurateur, the company which is responsible for introducing the franchise to the Philippines shares the excitement of opening the first branch.
Ms. Roxie said they want to bring here and share this Australian dining experience with the Dabawenyos. It is after all the newest restaurant in the city to have fun and enjoy dining with family and friends while enjoying their Aussie steaks and ribs dishes. For meat lovers out there, Hog’s Breath Cafe Davao is a place in the city where you can pig out to your heart’s delight… if I may put it that way. *wink*
Here is the menu they showed us that time we were there to taste their dishes.
Davao’s Home Grown Bistro Selera Opens at SM Lanang Premier
Selera opened a new bistro style dining at SM Lanang Premier last November 9, 2012 at the second floor of the Fountain Court. Bistro Selera, as their new resto is called, aims to build and level up the Mindanao brand restaurant on a regional specialty with service that has leveled up as well. The bistro looks different from their Kusina Selera as it has a more modern Filipino bistro look.
Bistro Selera is one of the few local and home-grown restaurants that were invited by SM Lanang Premier to open up a restaurant at the newest dining as well as shopping and lifestyle hub in Davao City and in Mindanao. They offer bistro style casual dining but with individual serving of dishes now. They still have majority of the dishes that are served in Kusina Selera (which was part of the Sooo Pinoy Food Trip event in Kusina Selera Davao that I attended a few months ago) but they have added more dishes that are only served there at the new Bistro. The all-time favorites are here plus a line up of new sumptuous dishes. Their menu in the Bistro will have revolving specialties from time to time aside from the dishes shown in their menu. There will be something new in the menu each week according to the owner and to the operations manager.
Freshly Baked Mini Bibingkas from BibingKinitan at SM Lanang Premier.
“Bibingkinitan is the Philippines’ leading and biggest bibingka and coffee chain popularized by its variety of soft and moist bibingka (rice cake) and 100% Barako (Philippine Liberica) Coffee, which is characterized by its full and strong flavor.” (source)
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