After 4.5 months in our new country, our first visitor has finally come to town, and to say i'm a little bit excited would be an understatement!
Of course, Makati and surrounds are brimming with great bars and excellent restaurants, but how to really WOW someone who has travelled the world, worked with some of the finest photographers in Europe, and is generally incredibly cool?
The answer: Buddha Bar.
The first Buddha Bar was opened in Paris in 1996, and has since seen venues opened across the globe, with locations in Moscow, Geneva, Amsterdam & Monte Carlo to name just a few. Each location features a unique Buddha, collected from around the globe.
Buddha Bar Manila opened to public last year, not far from the hustle and bustle of party district P. Burgos. The sheer size of the venue is incredible, and the service is equally wonderful.
We dined on the very generous Set Menu, showcasing three courses with a choice of Sichimi Crusted Salmon or Beef Ribs with Black Bean and Garlic BBQ Sauce, washed down with a lovely bottle of rose. Not to mention we weere fortunate enough to be there on Wednesday which is Ladies Night, so free-flowing bubbles for the girls. The icing on the cake though, is the incredible use of light here - i have never seen a colour changing ice bucket before, but know i now i must have one!
I can't wait to go back and shoot with a tripod, (as you can see, Buddha Bar is red red red!), and also be able to show you the delicious food, so i guess i'll just have to go have another amazing night out!
Lastly, a big thank you to our dear cousin for coming to see her ex pat family. xx