Le Petit Soufflé: New French-Japanese and Dessert Restaurant at Century City Mall

Le Petit Souffle

We were so unlucky to score some matcha and red velvet cookies from Scout’s Honor, but we had time to sample two desserts from Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla’s Le Petit Soufflé Soft Opening Menu. We didn’t have much time, however, for a classic soufflé, which requires detailed precision and extra time to prepare. And I regret much not seeing the salted egg parfait before we decided on the French frozen pistachio soufflé with cherry griotine confiture, but on second thought, the frozen souffllé the girls shared was fabulous. I would have easily finished one whole serving. Doused with cherry preserve, the sweetness was still proper.

Le Petit Souffle

You’ll find lots of matcha and decadent Valrhona chocolate desserts in the menu. Ditto with parfaits and some pure custards.

Beyond classic and nouveau desserts, select savory comfort food, such as onion soup, a vegetarian soba pasta, fusion mac and foie, squid ink pasta or rice, croque madame or croque monsieur (croissant with ham and cheese, with or without egg), French toasts, of course, and some salads, comprise the short menu.

French frozen pistachio souffle with cherry griotine confitureLe Petit SouffleMatcha ParfaitBrandon’s matcha parfait.Tiled plant holder

Amid all the faux foliage, the ambiance is yet refreshing — proves that green can de-stress. Or it may provoke the senses if a person has an aversion to anything fake.

Le Petit Souffle

Le Petit Souffle 3rd Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila Tel. No.: (02) 886 3056

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The Catch-Up at Hatch 22

Hatch 22

I thank God for blessing me with friends who find time to eat with me.

This date with Christy and Cathy was totally spontaneous. I didn’t know Christy’s office was right beside this Chinese restaurant where FoodPrints was. She was on her way home and did that one second glance through the restaurant’s glass door at the time I was also staring at the door. Cathy, the third element in the friendship, joined in the next day. Reoccupying each other, you wouldn’t even notice it was past a decade of partial hibernation. Cathy gave Christy and me friendship bracelets made of solid stainless steel.

Old Friends

Hatch 22 was Christy’s choice, so there we were hatching a new facet. Meant to be. Isn’t that a beautiful story?

Hatch 22, a tres chic spot at the Power Plant Mall, is an all-day breakfast place/bakery/craft cocktail bar, the golden chick of man of the hour, “The Fat Kid Inside” Erwan Heussaff, sister Solenn, Chef Pete Ayson and three more friends.

Hatch 22NYOB

A bestseller according to the staff, NYOB (not your ordinary Benedict) is a 2-piece sandwich of a meal consisting of homey bread, slow cooked (French-style sous vide) eggs, Italian ham, sauteed spinach and hollandaise sauce. A symphonious blending of everything I want in a breakfast! Iimagine the collision of the flavors of “malasado” egg and salted ham… clearly a winner that night!

Quinoa Salad

Next, here’s a nice, filling salad for the health-conscious. It’s made with cooked organic pseudocereal quinoa grains, topped with beets, citrus and grilled beef (chicken is the other option) and drizzled with a zesty balsamic dressing.

Sole Meuniere

We got fish instead of chicken, but I think it wasn’t a very nice idea. The sole meunière in lemon and butter sauce was supposed to be what else but sole, but at first bite, I sensed a cream dory in it. It is what it tasted like. I liked cream dory before, but I discovered that however you cook cream dory, there’s this overwhelming taste that has grown so tiring on the palate.

Hatch 22

I would have wanted to try the talked about inventive cocktails if I were not working the next day.

Hatch 22Hatch 22

Hmmn, yes, and the bakery. Everything was 50 percent off ‘coz it was near closing time. Guess what we found besides elevated panaderia Spanish bread?

Hatch 22 BakeryPan de Month

Hello sos! A swank lahi! Naimas! Check out what a lahi is here.

Lastly, service was totally pleasant.

Hatch 22 Cafe and Bakery G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Rockwell Center, Makati City CP No.:(0915)109 7711 Open 7 AM to 10PM

Photographed by Christy and Blauearth
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Greening the Ayala Malls

Happy to note that the Ayala Malls are dealing with waste management immediately, even before bigger environmental problems arise.

Ayala Malls’ response to the call for sustainable development is also exemplified through its Solid Waste Management Program that fully integrates environmental responsibility with a clean and green mall lifestyle. Ayala Center pioneered in waste segregation which led to the establishment of The Solid Waste Management (SWM) program. It also established the Material Recovery Facility, a first in the commercial center, which complies with Republic Act 9003, known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. This environmental impact is through residual waste diversion from the landfill or reduction of waste that goes to the landfill by recovering materials that can be reused, recycled, and processed into compost and bricks. Ayala Center together with Jeram Hauling Services developed the close loop system wherein garden waste is converted into compost or soil conditioner through Vermi composting. This is presently used in the Ayala Center landscaping and cost 50% less than the market price. Shredded and pulverized dried residual wastes are converted into brick after mixed with cement, sand and water. These can be used as paving blocks in the Ayala Center.

 Source: http: myayalamalls.com


I’m posting Chapter VI of R.A. 9003.


Section 48. Prohibited Acts – The following acts are prohibited:

(1) Littering, throwing, dumping of waste matters in public places, such as roads, sidewalks, canals, esteros or parks, and establishment, or causing or permitting the same;

(2) Undertaking activities or operating, collecting or transporting equipment in violation of sanitation operation and other requirements or permits set forth in established pursuant;

(3) The open burning of solid waste;

(4) Causing or permitting the collection of non-segregated or unsorted wastes;

(5) Squatting in open dumps and landfills;

(6) Open dumping, burying of biodegradable or non-biodegradable materials in flood prone areas;

(7) Unauthorized removal of recyclable material intended for collection by authorized persons;

(8) The mixing of source-separated recyclable material with other solid waste in any vehicle, box, container or receptacle used in solid waste collection or disposal;

(9) Establishment or operation of open dumps as enjoined in this Act, or closure of said dumps in violation of Sec. 37;

(10) The manufacture, distribution or use of non-environmentally acceptable packaging materials;

(11) Importation of consumer products packaged in non-environmentally acceptable materials;

(12) Importation of toxic wastes misrepresented as “recyclable” or “with recyclable content”;

(13) Transport and dumplog in bulk of collected domestic, industrial, commercial, and institutional wastes in areas other than centers or facilities prescribe under this Act;

(14) Site preparation, construction, expansion or operation of waste management facilities without an Environmental Compliance Certificate required pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1586 and this Act and not conforming with the land use plan of the LGU;

(15) The construction of any establishment within two hundred (200) meters from open dumps or controlled dumps, or sanitary landfill; and

(16) The construction or operation of landfills or any waste disposal facility on any aquifer, groundwater reservoir, or watershed area and or any portions thereof.

Section 49. Fines and Penalties

(a) Any person who violates Sec. 48 paragraph (1) shall, upon conviction, be punished with a fine of not less than Three hundred pesos (P300.00) but not more than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) or render community service for not less than one (1) day to not more than fifteen (15) days to an LGU where such prohibited acts are committed, or both;

(b) Any person who violates Sec. 48, pars. (2) and (3), shall, upon conviction be punished with a fine of not less than Three hundred pesos (P300.00) but not more than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) day but to not more than fifteen (15) days, or both;

(c) Any person who violates Sec. 48, pars. (4), (5), (6) and (7) shall, upon conviction, be punished with a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) but not more than Three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) day but to not more than six (6) months, or both;

(d) Any person who violates Sec. 48, pars (8), (9), (10) and (11) for the first time shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00) plus and amount not less than five percent (5%) but not more than ten percent (10%) of his net annual income during the previous year.

The additional penalty of imprisonment of a minimum period of one (1) year but not to exceed three (3) years at the discretion of the court, shall be imposed for second or subsequent violations of Sec. 48, pars. (9) and (10).

(e) Any person who violates Sec. 48, pars. (12) and (13) shall, upon conviction, be punished with a fine not less than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00) but not more than Two hundred thousand pesos (P200,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than thirty (30) days but not more than three (3) years, or both;

(f) Any person who violates Sec. 48, pars. (14), (15) and (16) shall, upon conviction, be punished with a fine not less than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) but not more than One million pesos (P1,000,000.00), or imprisonment not less than one (1) year but not more than six (6) years, or both.

If the offense is committed by a corporation, partnership, or other juridical identity duly recognized in accordance with the law, the chief executive officer, president, general manager, managing partner or such other officer-in-charge shall be liable for the commission of the offense penalized under this Act.

If the offender is an alien, he shall, after service of the sentence prescribed above, be deported without further administrative proceedings.

The fines herein prescribed shall be increased by at lest ten (10%) percent every three (3) years to compensate for inflation and to maintain the deterrent functions of such fines.

Section 50. Administrative Sanctions – Local government officials and officials of government agencies concerned who fail to comply with and enforce rules and regulations promulgated relative to this Act shall be charged administratively in accordance with R.A. 7160 and other existing laws, rules and regulations

The law is as clear as the summer sky, but no one gets charged.  WHAT A WASTE that we’re spending so much on moronic public officials. SUCH A LOAD OF GARBAGE where “Reuse and Recycle” are NOT APPLICABLE.

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