Buon Giorno Caffe & Bistro now in Twin Lakes Tagaytay

Indulge in an Italian feast as Buon Giorno! Caffé & Bistro opens at Twin Lakes 

With its cool climate and beautiful scenery, Tagaytay remains of the city’s top destinations for families looking for a weekend getaway. And with the opening of Buon Giorno! Caffé & Bistro at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay, those looking for an Italian family feast this holiday season just had their Christmas wish granted!

A short drive from the city center, along the main highway in Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, Twin Lakes Estates is fast becoming a dining paradise, where foodies can have a delicious meal while enjoying the fresh air and breathtaking view of Taal Lake.

Now a hearty Italian meal can be part of a memorable dining experience at Twin Lakes’ Buon Giorno!, whose menu includes a wide selection of pastas, panini, salads, pizzas, risottos, lamb, steaks and other sumptuous Italian entrées.

Baby Back Ribs

Meat lovers will be delighted to discover Baby Back Ribs, Braised Lamb Shank, and Osso Buco con Rissoto alla Milanese, a dish from Northern Italy. This veal shank is served with pleasant gremolata (parsley, garlic and lemon rind topping) for a zesty and flavorful finish.

Canneloni Spinaci

For pasta, the Canneloni Spinaci is a mouth-watering combination of chicken and mortadella ham rolled in pasta and generously smothered in tomato sauce and cheese. For a spicier treat, one can order   Pescatore Alla Putanesca, a seafood pasta dish which comes with a peppery tomato sauce. 

Osso Buco con Rissoto alla Milanese

What Italian feast is complete without pizza? Don’t leave Buon Giorno! without sampling it’s delicious thin crust bricked baked oven pizzas. Aside from the yummy Al Margherita (beautiful for its simplicity and clean flavors), guests can rejoice at the Veggie pizza, which is loaded with zucchini, spinach, roasted bell peppers and eggplant.

Buon Giorno Rack of Lamb

The Bistro offers salads like the Green Goddess Salad (mixed lettuce greens with feta cheese and drizzled in a special Green Goddess Dressing) and the Insalata Caprese Salad. For the vegetarians, pasta dishes such as Spinaci e Funghi Ravioli and Eggplant Parmigiana are served.

thin crust bricked baked oven pizzas

Diners should definitely leave room for dessert as Buon Giorno’s Chocolate Supreme Cheesecake combines the best of both worlds – rich and decadent chocolate flavor with the light and creamy tartness of cheesecake. They can also satisfy their sweet tooth either with a Chocolate Espresso Torte, a light Panna Cotta, or the Coppa de Tiramisu, which is infused with rum and coffee, topped with grated chocolate.

Chocolate Supreme Cheesecake

Buon Giorno! offers also a variety of breakfast meals such as Salpicao (a favorite Filipino breakfast dish), Prime Bangus Belly, US Tapa Loin, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and omelet concoctions. For a light snack, guests can also enjoy their Chicken Panino, Steak Panino, and more.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway with that special someone or a family feast for the holidays, ‘tis the season to come to Twin Lakes in Tagaytay and indulge in delicious Italian dishes from Buon Giorno! Caffé and Bistro.

AjiPanda™ Best Day Ever!

Ajinomoto hosted a press conference dubbed as “AjiPanda™ Best Day Ever!” last November 24, 2015 at the Torre Venezia Suites in Quezon City. The event highlighted the launch of AjiPanda™ icon, information sharing on umami and monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the contract renewal of Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo as the brand endorser of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.

Roann Co- Marketing Head of Ajinomoto Philippines

Roann Co, Ajinomoto’s Marketing Department Head, explains “AjiPanda™ personifies a humble pack or bottle of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning as an ever-reliable way of bringing out the natural deliciousness of food. 

Contract renewal of Ms. Kathryn Bernardo as Brand Endorser of AJI-NO-MOTO®. Mr. Masato Wada, Board of Director for Marketing, Sales and Public Relations, represented Ajinomoto in this undertaking

AjiPanda™ fills the role of ‘Your Best Friend in the Kitchen’ helping you work wonders in your cooking so that you can share many happy meals with your family.”

Dr. Frances Tan

Dr. Frances Tan, a medical doctor with specialization in General Pediatrics, and a subspecialty in Allergy and Immunology, was invited to impart basic facts about umami and monosodium glutamate. She explained that umami is the 5th basic taste that allows people to enjoy the delicious taste in food. It is also described as “savory” or “malinamnam”. The source of this umami taste is glutamate. Glutamate is a non-essential amino acid that naturally occurs in food like tomatoes and cheeses and can be found in salt form through monosodium glutamate.

Dr. Celeste Tanchoco

Scientific evidences from credible institutions like the World Health Organization (WHO), The United Nation’s Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (UN JECFA), were presented to affirm the safety of MSG for general consumption. Dr. Celeste Tanchoco, a veteran in the field of nutrition, was also present to shed light about the role of glutamate in nutrition.


Ms. Kathryn Bernardo graced the event for her contract renewal as brand endorser of AJI-NO-MOTO®. According to Kathryn, she finds cooking for her family very rewarding. She would love for the new generation of cooks to experience the joys of home-cooking with her new best friend in the kitchen – AjiPanda™. 


PhilCare upholds importance of preventive health, launches Unlimited Medical & Dental Consultation cards

Filipinos tend to think only about their health when they are sick and more often than not, have a strong tendency to self-medicate during times of illness.

These and other surprising health truths were uncovered in 2014 when PhilCare commissioned the PhilCare Wellness Index where more than 1,200 Filipinos nationwide were asked about their views on health and their well-being. The first of its kind in the Philippines, the study provided PhilCare with an in-depth look on how Filipinos approach health and wellness.

In spite the fact that 59% of Filipinos have access to doctors, majority or 74 percent still choose to self-medicate than consult a doctor. What makes this alarming is that Filipinos view on health is often on the “curative” and not preventive. Meaning, they will only consult or see a doctor when they are already sick. For others, it’s the high cost of consultation that prevents them from seeing a doctor upon on-set of illness.

PhilCare is addressing this situation with the introduction of its Unlimited Medical and Dental Consultation cards which allows its holder to avail of consultation services for 12 months from its nationwide network of PhilCare-designated affiliated doctors.

“PhilCare believes that prevention is always better than cure. Other than leading a healthy lifestyle, Filipinos should also have immediate access to their doctors during onset of any illness or even just to check the progress of their health. Our new Unlimited Medical and Dental Consultation cards will address this need,” shares Noemi G. Azura, president & CEO of PhilCare.

Understanding that each age range has specific health concerns, PhilCare developed three variants of the Unlimited Medical and Dental Consultation Cards, according to the age of its user.

Medical and Dental Consultation for Kids – for kids aged 1 to 17 years old offers unlimited medical consultations to more than 5,500 PhilCare-affiliated pediatrician and one year unlimited consultation with Dental Network dentists.

Medical and Dental Consultation Cards for Adults – for adults aged 18 to 64 years old this Philcare card offers unlimited medical consultations to more than 9,600 PhilCare-affiliated family medicine specialists, internal medicine specialists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists nationwide. Comes with one year access to Dental Network dentists.

Medical and Dental Consultation Cards for 65+ - Ideal for adults aged 65 and above. This card offers unlimited medical consultations to more than 9,600 PhilCare-affiliated family medicine specialists, internal medicine specialists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists nationwide. With one year access to Dental Network dentists.

Patty P. Henson, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for PhilCare shares, “The unlimited consult cards makes consultations easy, affordable and available for everyone – especially for senior citizens. No long paper work to register, activation of the card is done by text and can be used three days immediately after activation. We always said that PhilCare Makes Health Happen – this is a testament to that commitment.”