October 31, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Air Conditioner

Designed to be outstandingly efficient, its uniquely triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (39%) – ensuring even air distribution and powerful cooling.


The new Samsung Air Conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology, which neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. The Virus Doctor feature has received various accolades including a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the indoor air-quality category, a 1st Air Day Minister of the Environmental Award, and the Jang Young Sil Award. Now, mothers need not worry about air-born viruses and allergens with Samsung’s Virus Doctor technology.

Energy efficiency is a key purchasing decision for consumers. The Samsung Air Conditioner’s Single User mode gives the flexibility to the user to control the capacity by effective use of energy. It uses less compressor capacity, reducing power consumption, while still providing a cool and comfortable environment. This ensures that users won’t have to worry about the electricity bill even if there’s only one person in the room.

October 24, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Showcase Refrigerator

Part of their new lineup also includes the new Food Showcase Refrigerator. This innovation provides smart organization for all your different types of food. There are two layers of doors in order to properly showcase the contents of the refrigerator, making it much easier to visualize your stocks. There are the outer compartments for your most frequently used products, allowing instant access. And then there are the inner compartments for ingredients that you don’t use as often. Not only does this maximize space, this setup makes organizing and consuming food a simple process. Everyone in the family, including the children can access refrigerator contents with ease.



The new Food ShowCase Refrigerator also features an ice and water dispenser. At the touch of a button, users can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled filtered water or fill a pitcher with cubed or crushed ice.

This refrigerator is also equipped with Samsung’s trademark Digital Inverter Technology. This means that the refrigerator utilizes the same smart technology that allows it to adjust its temperature accordingly. Thus, no unnecessary energy is consumed, making this an efficient and cost-effective appliance

October 17, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Front Load Washing Machine

Another addition to their lineup of smart appliances is the Front Load Washing Machine. Doing the laundry is an arduous and time-consuming task. There are many things to consider when it comes to washing fabric, but Samsung’s newest Front Load Washing Machine makes cleaning clothes a breeze. It makes use of Samsung’s own Eco Bubble Technology that allows powerful cleaning in cold water. Using warm water is an extra step when it comes to doing the laundry, and it can also be damaging to some fabrics. But the Eco Bubble allows for easy cleaning by completely dissolving detergent even with cold water producing fine foam that easily penetrates the fabric for both effective and gentle, cutting the time, effort, and energy needed in doing this task.

left (white) is the front load washing machine; right (gray) is the top load washing machine
PS: bead design is not included

In addition to being extremely powerful with its high Revolution Per Minute (RPM) rate, it is also furnished with the Stain Away Program. This pre-programmed cycle was designed to deal with the 12 most common types of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass. It does all this with less noise, less vibration, and more performance than an ordinary washing machine. And of course, it is outfitted with the Digital Inverter Technology, guaranteeing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

October 16, 2014

Italianni’s WINEsday

There’s nothing more relaxing than knowing that at the end of the day, you can kick back and relax with great food with Italianni’s. Just when you think it can’t get any better than this, Italianni’s is extending their September WINESday promo until October but with a twist: your half off on wine is now available all day, everyday including weekends!


You can choose over the featured wines including Frontera Sauvignon and Frontera Chardonnay, with the half off price of Php115 from the original price of PHP230 per glass and Php550 from the original Php1,100 per bottle. With prices like these, you can even pair it pasta dishes like Spaghetti and Meatballs or Chicken Italianni’s and steaks like T-Bone end your day in Italian perfection!

Take advantage of this promo now for all Italianni’s Manila stores. Not available for Cebu, CDO, and Davao branches.

October 10, 2014

Love at Home : Samsung Smart Oven

Last on Samsung’s latest digital appliance lineup is the Samsung Smart Oven. The Samsung Smart Oven comes with more cooking settings in order to provide families with the best cooking experience possible. It includes features such as auto-cook for pre-programmed recipes yogurt making, dough proofing, and “Slim Fry” function. Slim fry function is what differentiates this from the typical Microwave Oven, since preparing meals no longer has to be an unhealthy experience.


The “Slim Fry” technology allows you to enjoy your favourite fried food cooked to a crisp without the oil. Cooking healthier meals for the family without cutting on taste and texture is now made possible. Meanwhile, the other smart features this smart oven has fulfilled a multitude of purposes. Its premium sensors allows it identify a food’s surface temperature, so whether it is frozen, chilled, or fresh, it can adjust its heat accordingly so you do not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking your meals. This makes it a great addition to any household.

October 1, 2014

‘Tex-Mex’cellence - The Talk Of The Tavern

TEX-MEX MEALS BY CHEF JOSH BOUTWOOD NOW AVAILABLE IN VILLAGE TAVERN

A mix of authentic Mexican and Spanish dishes prepared Texas-style, Tex-Mex cuisine has found its way to the tables of Village Tavern, prepared by award-winning Bistro Corporate Chef, Josh Boutwood. And they’re excellent.

Tex-Mex is a well-loved fusion of Texan, Mexican, Southwestern and Spanish dishes considered as American regional cuisine from the 1800s.


“And since Village Tavern traditionally serves American comfort food, expect to indulge in big bold flavors as we launch our new and exciting Tex-Mex dishes,” Chef Josh Boutwood said.

Crossing the border with cheesier, chili-er and meatier choices are Chef Josh’s latest 9 creations for Village Tavern. Folded in half but a whole lot of flavor, Village Tavern’s take on the classic quesadilla has brisket and ox tongue. The Ox Tongue Tacos boasts of braised ox tongue smothered with a rich combination of zesty chipotle pepper sauce to complete the lip-smacking picture. The Brisket Quesadilla, on the other hand, puts together succulent slivers of beef spiced with cumin and coriander for that beefed up quesadilla goodness.

And holy guacamole! What’s all these quesadillas without a dip or topping? Village Tavern’s Hand Hacked Guacamole is the best thing that has ever happened to fresh chunky avocados seasoned with spices and lime and served with corn tortilla chips.



Village Tavern’s Spiced Rubbed US Prime Flank Steak is premium US flank steak rubbed in fresh herbs and spices, grilled to perfection just the way you want it and served with poblano crema, green rice and corn succotash to bring added flavor.



“If you love spicy, flavorful dishes, you'll love the variety of the new Tex-Mex entrees Village Tavern offers,” Chef Josh enthused. “It’s perfect for a sit-down dinner with the family or a light lunch with friends as you delight in other Village Tavern bestsellers.”

Over the years, Tex-Mex cuisine has undoubtedly evolved in more ways than one can imagine. Varying interpretations of this cuisine has taken you far south of the border or sometimes, way up North, depending on the chef’s style and rendering. Chef Josh Boutwood’s excellent Tex-Mex creations for Village Tavern gives you delicious options for classic American comfort food that takes you right back home.

August 5, 2014

Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a Free Entree

Make your Tuesdays more exciting with the newest offer from Bistro! Enjoy Premiere Tuesday with a free entree on top of your 20% discount when you use the Bistro Premiere Card on all Tuesdays of August! So dine in any of your favorite Bistro restaurant and enjoy an extra platter of entree on us!

July 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014 batch 4 (final)

23 July 2014

This is the Final batch I received from Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014. Sadly, I thought I posted this already but when I reviewed my cards, this card is not yet posted because I am waiting for the final card so that I will post it together. Until now, that final card is still undelivered as of this time. I dont know what is the reason for the delay, it might be lost in transit or just simply not given. Moving on,

To view the Intro and the First Batch click this link - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/02/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-1.html
and this link is for the second batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-2.html
and this link will lead you the the third batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-3.html

Fourth and Final Batch

Received last 17 March 2014, a total of one. This is from the town of Pagbilao in Quezon Province.


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Thank you once again to all participants of this card swap, until next time :D

July 7, 2014

Village Tavern's 18 New and Sumptuous Culinary Creations

From small plates, pizza, pasta, steaks, desserts and other scrumptious dishes in between, there’s something that awaits guests with varying tastes at Village Tavern.

18 new dishes, created by talented chefs (Village Tavern International’s Corporate Chef, US-based Grace Viado, Bistro Group’s Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood and new Bistro R & D chef Jason Stacy), now grace the restaurant’s menu. With three culinary stalwarts sharing their expertise to plump up Village Tavern’s food offerings, the results are exceptional.

Guests can feast on Three-Cheese Elote, a “small plate” that is perfect to nibble on while sipping your favorite drink. The appetizer section of the menu, meanwhile, gets a boost with the Cowboy Chips and Pimiento Cheese Fondido.

Cheese Elote
For those who are partial to food that is healthy and green, Village Tavern offers the classic Cobb Salad, VT Market Salad, and this my personal favorite the Marble Potato Tuna Salad.

Marble Potato Tuna Salad
Now, on to flatbread, pizza and pasta. The new selection includes the Three Cheese Smoked Bacon Flatboard, Bacon and Chicken Pesto Pizza and for your pasta fix, Chorizo Bolognese and Pappardelle al Vongole.

Pizza Margarita
Village Tavern is a place for some serious eats featuring classic American dishes and with this in mind, its three top-rate chefs introduced tavern specialties like French Cut Pork Chop, Honey Mustard Pork & Ribs, Bacon-Wrapped Salmon and Gruyere Cheese Mustard Sauce and Buttered-Seared Halibut.

Bacon Wrapped Salmon
Naturally, a visit to the restaurant will not be complete without tasting its steaks, particularly the new and succulent 14-oz T-Bone that will capture the heart of any discerning meat lover.

Sous Vide Porkchop
Burgers and sandwiches are worth digging into. Sample the mouth-watering Truffle Burger, Foie Gras Burger and the Pimiento Cheese BLT. You simply can’t say no to these beauties!

Finally, a decadent Macadamia Chocolate Fudge is a sweet way to round up your meal.

Village Tavern is a North Carolina-based restaurant, has 10 branches located In the USA with the Philippine store as its first outside the U.S.A Its house specialties include Roasted Pork Belly, Texan Baby Back Ribs, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Ten Spice Glazed Salmon and assorted flatbreads made and baked fresh everyday

With its cozy interiors, cool crowd and excellent food selection, Village Tavern is the ideal destination to enjoy a midday repast, cocktails after work and dinner to end your day.

Village Tavern is located at Bonifacio High Street Central. For inquiries and reservations, call 6213245. Like them on FB villagetavernphilippines and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @villagetavernph

June 30, 2014

T.G.I.Friday's 4th of July Treat!

Experience your 4th of July at T.G.I.Friday's and get 40% off your Buffalo Wings! It may not be our independence day but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate! So bring your friends and your Friday-self and enjoy this treat on July 4, 2014!

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