Recipe: Scallops and Black Ink Risotto Classic

The Maya Kitchen recently featured Spanish-born Executive Chef J. Luis Gonzalez, the genius behind culinary destination GalleryVask. Chef Chele, as he is fondly called, has worked with Juan Mari Arzak, considered as the Father of Modern Spanish Cuisine as well as in the kitchens of famous restaurants El Buli, El Celler de Can Roca, Mugaritz, and Nerua-Guggenheim.

Gallery Vask is located on the 5th Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Avenue Corner, 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

One of the recipes Chef Chele shared was that of the Classic Scallops and Black Ink Risotto

Scallops and Black Ink Risotto


Scallops and Black Ink Risotto Classic

100 grams Parmesan Cheese Grated
50 grams Black Ink
600 grams Carnaroli
80 grams Asparagus
100 grams Dried Tomato
300 grams White onion Julienned
100 grams Cream
50 ml Olive Oil
200 ml Shrimp Stock
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How to Get Tickets to the BGC Eats Food Tour in Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City (BGC), recently launched a one-of-a-kind food tour of its environs, known as BGC EATS, a food expedition for passionate stomachs. This one-of-a-kind food tour is headed by JJ Yulo, a resident of BGC, a known blogger, and co-founder of Pinoy Eats World.

BGC eats button pin

The BGC Eats food tour started last Saturday (June 29) and will continue in the next three Saturdays (July 6, 13 and 20) at exactly 3PM for a limited number of participants each weekend. To become part of the fortunate 34 who will get to visit four dining outlets in BGC (4 different restaurants each weekend) inclusive of free food, you will have to simply shop around BGC and claim your two free tickets.

Wildflour Bacon Tarte FlambeeOne of ¬†Wildflour’s Signature Appetizer Bacon Tarte Flambee

Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Pizza

Nolita’s Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Pizza

2nd's benedict burger

2nd’s Restaurant’s smaller version of Benedict Burger

cupcakes by sonja

Cupcakes by Sonja

So how do you get the two free tickets to the BGC Eats food tour? First, you need to have a purchase of P1,500 (single or accumulated receipts) from retail stores or restaurants at the following BGC establishments:

Bonifacio High Street
The Fort Entertainment Center
Bonifacio Stopover
One & Two Parkade
The Mind Museum

Purchase receipts should be from June 24 to July 21, 2013. Claimants can only get a maximum of two (2) tickets per day. Tickets can be claimed at the Bonifacio High Street Central Concierge (inside C1 building) from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily starting June 24 to July 20, 2013. Claimants can choose from the four (now down to three) tour dates at the Bonifacio High Street Central Concierge: June 29, July 6, 13, and 20, 2013.

If the tour date selected is full, participant will be booked on the next available tour. Once the date is chosen and ticket is claimed, tour date is final and not subject to change.

BGC hop on hop offHop On, Hop Off Bus

Monica Llamas and Cheff JJ Yulo

Tour starts exactly at 3PM and will last approximately for 2 and a half hours to 3 hours. Tours will begin at the Hop On Hop Off Bus Stop located in 9th Street between Nike and Bo Concept. No ticket reservations will be entertained over the phone. Tickets must be claimed in person on a first come, first served basis.

We will sure try our best to join the upcoming tours and will check out if the receipt from the knock off of for 36″ drawer slides I’m purchasing within BGC will qualify.¬†For inquiries, please contact Martha Asuncion at or 8183601 loc. 3207. Visit the BGC Facebook page for more details.

Manila String Machine at the SM Aura Premier

Another must check out place that is scheduled to open tomorrow, May 17, 2013 is SM Aura Premier in Taguig. SM Aura Premier is going to set malling to a higher level as it opens its door to the public. Aura has SkyPark, an expansive and lush green space for lunch break retreats, al fresco dining and leisurely walks.

Manila String Machine at SM Aura Premier
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