Sunday, June 30, 2019

Crypto Café: Pioneer in the Consu-preneur Restaurant Experience


Crypto Café is a revolutionary restaurant-bar-coffee shop-in-one concept from Roxas City, Capiz, that offers a unique “consupreneur” experience to its customers. Born in the age of technological advancements, Crypto Café aims to leverage on technology to better the lives of its customers, employees, and stakeholders alike.


 Their patented “consu-preneur” system allows consumers to not only enjoy their innovative dishes, but also to be incentivized with point’s consumable in other branches by referring friends and family. This groundbreaking technology sets Crypto Café apart from the competition.



Mr. Ramel Acejo, CEO, Owner

Mr. Ramel Acejo is the visionary entrepreneur behind this forward looking restaurant concept, Inspired by the lifestyle espoused by trading cryptocurrencies, he wanted to establish a face concept along the theme of Crypto trading. At the same time he also wanted to provide earning opportunities for the local growers and farmers which inevitably led to their mutual partnership. Creating a concept as unique as this did not come without its fair share of challenges,  but through sheer determination, teamwork and creativity, Crypto Café finally name into fruition.


Facade of Crypto Cafe located at 2F, SM City Iloilo.
By 2020, Crypto Café aims to open 50 branches across the entire country. By opeing its doors to interested investors via franchising. Crypto Café is a set to establish its dominating presence in key malls in the Philippines. Crypto Café is a confluence of savvy technology, modern interior designing, and unique food offerings that would certainly delight millennials and crypto fanatics, the future is now here!

Crypto Cafe Iloilo is located at 2F, SM CITY ILOILO NORTH WING, Manduriao, Iloilo City. Visit them and try their delicious modern dishes!

6 THINGS YOU CAN DO AT ILOILO BUSINESS PARK


Whether you’re a tourist or a local, we’ve got you covered!

Iloilo Business Park is known to be the most festive in dining, shopping, and entertainment experience in Iloilo City. Want to know what you can do here? CheckQ out this list and start gathering your buddies ASAP.


1. FEAST ON SPANISH FOOD AT CASA

Home-grown resto Casa Ibérica recently opened its doors to its fellow Ilonggos serving classic and authentic Spanish dishes and wines. The first and only of its kind in Iloilo City, it is but appropriate that Ilonggos can relate its Spanish heritage with the gastronomy of Spain as they’ve preserved its cultural heritage up to this date.

📍Casa Iberica is located at G/F Festive Walk Mall

📍Casa Iberica is located at G/F Festive Walk Mall

📍Casa Iberica is located at G/F Festive Walk Mall

2. BRING YOUR FURRY PALS AT BARKING CAFE

Did you know that Barking Cafe is the first-ever pet cafe in Iloilo? Bond with your ​pawtastic ​furry friends while munching over your favorite comfort food like burgers, fries and sandwiches and finish ‘em off with coffee and desserts!

Location: 📍 Barking Cafe is located at 3/F Festive Walk Mall




📍 Barking Cafe is located at 3/F Festive Walk Mall


3. CHILL WITH YOUR FRIENDS AT MAMUSA ART BISTRO

ind bistro with an art gallery in Iloilo. For locals and tourists who love art and contemporary, good food and drinks plus live musical performances from local artists.

📍 Mamusa Art Bistro is located at G/F Casa Emperador, Festive Walk Parade





4. BOOZE UP AT FESTIVE NIGHTS

Looking for a boozy night perfectly partnered with barchows to wrap up your stressful week from work? Or you just want to catch up with your friends over a few bottles of beer? Chill with your best bud at Festive Walk Iloilo's Festive Nights.

📍 Location:  Festive Nights is located along Festive Walk Parade every Thursdays - Sundays




Festive Nights is located along Festive Walk Parade every Thursdays - Sundays


5. VISIT ILOILO MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Appreciate art at its finest! The Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) is the first art institution in the region that is devoted exclusively on the works of Filipino and foreign modern and contemporary artists.

📍  ILOMOCA is located at: Casa de Emperador, Festive Walk Parade, Iloilo Business Park

ILOMOCA is located at: Casa de Emperador, Festive Walk Parade, Iloilo Business Park


6. FIND YOUR PEACE AT ST. JOSEPH CHAPEL





Visit all these spots in one beautiful area. See you there!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Anatomy of a Perfect Pizza | Press Release

All-in Toppings, All-out Experience

Iloilo City, Iloilo  What is it about pizza that makes us crave for it? Is it the sight of oozing cheese, the juiciness of the overloaded toppings or the aroma of a freshly baked crust? If you still can’t figure out what makes pizza so irresistible, it’s probably because there is an art (and a science) to making the best-tasting pizza. Baking this all-time favorite takes more than just topping the pizzawith all the flavorsome stuff and popping it in the oven. The good thing is, every barkada’s favorite pizza chainGreenwich, has given several insider tips on how to spot a really good pizza. 
1. All-in toppings. Let’s be honest, the sight, smell, and of course, taste of a pizza that’s overloaded with toppings has always been tempting. While it’s true that you can top it off with whatever basic ingredient you want, a pizza becomes even more delicious if it’s generously sprinkled with the tastiest and meatiest toppings. Imagine enjoying a pizza that has all of your favorite meaty toppings like ham, pepperoni, burger crumbles, bacon, Italian sausage, and Spanish sausage, plus additional ingredients to complement the taste such as veggies, pineapples, mushrooms and cheese  that’s all-in flavor in one crust like the new Greenwich All-In Overload Pizza. A favorite of actor Enrique Gil, the All-in Overload is packed with the meatiest ingredients that’s an explosion of flavor with every bite. 

2. The dough has it. Contrary to what most people think, the pizza crust is more than just a base for the toppings. It actually sets the initial flavor base and texture of the entire pizza. This is why Greenwich really pays attention to the dough they use for the crust, which is important to a pizza fan like Robi Domingo. Unlike the ready-made crusts you see in the supermarket, Greenwich goes all out by preparing their dough from scratch daily, using only the best ingredients. Since the crust is made fresh every day, you can be assured that each crust has the 
right texture and is flavorful down to the last millimeter. If you like to munch down on pizza to the very tip like Robi, then the taste, texture and heft of each crust matters! No leftover crusts here!

3. Best shared with the barkadaSome things are just better when shared – and pizza certainly tops that list. It’s not because the dish is too filling, or the quantity can become too overwhelming for one personbut some dishes like pizza are just more fun to eat when the entire barkada is in tow! Sharing a pizza that’s overloaded with toppings, flavor and that unmistakable pizza goodness with friends is enjoyable because it heightens the experience you have with each bite. Especially when you want to unwind with the darling of yourbarkada like Yassi Pressman, sharing an overloaded pizza while you’re chillin’ makes barkada time even more fun. #BarkadaGoals unlocked!

Of course, it would be better if you could test your pizzanatomy know-how on an actual pizza, like Greenwich’s new All-in Overload. The All-in Overload is loaded with six kinds of meat: ham, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage, burger crumbles, and Spanish sausage plus veggies, cheese, pineapples and mushrooms. This deliciously satisfying pizza has everything you would want in a pizza and is just right for the entire barkada. 
You can get the All-in Overload pizza as part of the Overloaded Trio exclusive delivery offer. For only P499, you and your barkada can enjoy 3 of your favorite flavor-loaded double-sized Greenwich pizzasCall #5-55-55, or order online at greenwichdelivery.com for some all-in goodness.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Hello Iloilo! C is finally here!



Iloilo City, Philippines - Crypto Café is a modern Filipino café, restaurant, and bar for consupreneurs, with a vision of becoming a successful Filipino chain of establishments by 2025, opening opportunities for everyone. 


Photo taken during the soft opening of Crypto Cafe Iloilo at 2nd Floor, SM City Iloilo last June 19, 2019.

Born in Roxas City, Capiz, in 2017, we have combined the stylish ambiance of a fine dining restaurant, the comfort of a hometown café and the minimalist functionality of a business venue, providing an innovative dining experience to all. Our SM City Iloilo branch is our second branch as we are franchising soon! 


Vision

By 2025, Crypto Café, a chain of Filipino business café, resto, and bar establishment for consupreneurs.


The soft opening was graced by close families and friends, including friends from Tourism Office and City Hall.

Mission 

To provide an innovative dining experience which opens opportunities for everyone to better their lives. 

Consupreneur

This term is coined by our Chief Executive Officer, Rommel R. Acejo With the advent of technology, we are empowering consumers to become entrepreneurs as well. 

Design Rationale 


"This design is a brainchild of Prime Builders Operations Manager, Arch. Joy Denise Selorio. The design won 2nd place in the recent Academia Riacci International Design Competition. 


The Filipino creativity blooms in so many ways, from its innovative architecture, coffee and food. The materials as well as the architectural design used by homage to the Filipino aesthetic and are expressed through its details and elements, from the intricate ceiling to the various images displayed. 


Friends from the press, invited bloggers and influencers were part of this joyous event as well.
 This award winning design is themed “Pag-ulikid”, a Hiligaynon term for “looking back” or in Iloilo, “pagbalikid’ by our architect, to the creativity blooming in our country. Arch. Joy will be flying to Italy for a free one-year course on interior design. 
Menu Rationale


We believe that food is a story in a plate, and we hope to take our customers on a journey of flavours. 

Our menu is an array of Filipino dishes with a fusion of Asian and Western influences, creating new and exciting tastes. With our menu, we want to showcase world-class food and beverages by using everyday ingredients and elevating them into something every Filipino could be proud of."


Press Release | Crypto Cafe Iloilo is located at 2nd Floor, SM City Iloilo North Wing 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Deco’s The Father of all Batchoys

The father of all batchoys is Federico “Deco” Guillergan, Sr. The history of batcgoy dates back to the years before the second World War broke out. It was Deco, a butcher who worked at the La Paz market, who gave birth to what is now known as La paz Batchoy, which is named after the district in Iloilo City where it originates.



During that time there were a  lot of Chinese businessman in the city. That gave him the idea to concoct this clear noodle (meke) soup. The modern day batchoy has undergone several modifications. The first batchoy was made of meke (native noodles) submerged into a hot clear soup of boiled bone marrow, meats, guinamos (local shrimp paste) and topped with garlic. Eventually, pork innards and sliced liver were added. The last innovation to be included in the famous batchoy was the chicharon, making it more delicious. It is best paired with fresh egg, puto or pandesal.
The people of La Paz first tasted the original Ilonggo soup for only 10 to 20 centavos per bowl served inside the La Paz Public Market on a counter-type setting.



Deco has passed on the baton to his sons since then on. That is when several Deco’s Batchoy outlets started to sprout out like in España Manila, Iloilo Capitol, Paglaum Sports Complex in Bacolod City and Iloilo Central Market.
This original Ilonggo specialty is so popular that some restaurants in Iloilo and Manila carry the dish La Paz batchoy in their menu. Now there are even instant noodles manufactured already.
Many years later (2007) businessman Edgar “Injap” Sia bought Deco’s Lapaz Batchoy whose branches are now in Lasalette Building along Valeria Street, Robinsons Place Iloilo and Robinsons Place Jaro. (Outlets outside this said places is not a part to the Deco’s brand)

“We are revolutionizing the look of a batchoyan in Iloilo to make it more exciting to our guests. Given the fact that Iloilo is very progressive, Ilonggos today are more modern and many tourists are visiting our city. We have created  a look that has  an inviting ambiance that people from all walks of life will be happy to eat there,’’ says Marichel Teves-Magalona, licensed operator of Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy.

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Deco's La Paz Batchoy's Special Siopao

Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy Opens 3rd Branch | Press Release

Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy brings your favorite batchoy near you as it opens its 3rd branch at Robinsons Place Jaro. This is good news for those living in Jaro and neighboring districts who want to have a taste of the original batchoy. Visiting tourists who are touring the area need not go far to have a taste of Iloilo’s most popular signature soup.


Deco's Original La Paz Batchoy, Iloilo's Favorite.
Photo by: Gorgeous Lifestyle Ph

Father of La Paz Batchoy
Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy was founded before war by Federico “ Deco” Guillergan Sr., a butcher in La Paz Public Market. Deco, as what he is called by family and friends, loves to cook and experiment on a soup by combining meke, porke meat, liver, intestines and different spices. Deco’s soup, which he named batchoy, became a big hit to clients at the public market, encouraging him to expand his business. And the rest is history.
Ilonggo Heritage in an Asian Concept
Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy Jaro branch is a far cry from the batchoyan in La Paz Public Market decades ago. It is not your typical batchoyan as this one will be a fusion of Asian and Ilonggo, a first of its kind in Iloilo.
Designed Ramen house style, at the center of the room is an open kitchen with a counter where the guests can eat their meals. The resto is a vibrant blend of red, orange, yellow and blue tones, instantly brightening up one’s mood upon entering.
We are revolutionizing the look of a batchoyan in Iloilo to make it more exciting to our guests. Given the fact that Iloilo is very progressive, Ilonggos today are more modern and many tourists are visiting our city. We have a created a look that has an inviting ambiance that people from all walks of life will be happy to eat there,” says Marichel Magalona, licensed operator of Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy.
Deco's Original La Paz Batchoy
Keeping Tradition
The look of the restaurant may be modern, but the batchoy and other meals are very much Ilonggo and prepared the traditional way. This is the reason why Deco’s batchoy is so flavorful that people keep coming back.
We continue to prepare our batchoy the same way it was done when it was created by Federico Guillergan Sr. before the 2nd World War broke out. This is how Ilonggos love their batchoy, and to this day, we continue to please their palate,” says Mrs. Magalona
With the concept of having an open kitchen, diners get to see how the food are being prepared and served to them, and will likely be impressed on the way the staff follow quality and safety standards. “We do not practice shortcuts in our stock making. We ensure the quality of our ingredients. We have our own reverse osmosis water system so clients are assured that the water used for our stock and drinking water are clean and safe,” adds Mrs. Magalona
With the opening of Deco’s Robinsons Place Jaro, you can now enjoy the Ilonggo’s favorite soup in 3 locations. The other 2 branches are in Valeria Street (La Salette Building) and Robinsons Place Iloilo.


Deco’s Original La Paz Batchoy opens 3rd Branch | Press Release