LOOK: How Manila's Jet-Set Wined, Dined, and Danced at T&C's Fabulous Dine Around

From the spectacular dishes at our 61 partner restaurants to our fabulous guests who partied way past midnight at Sage.

This year’s T&C Fabulous Dine Around, co-presented by Globe Platinum, had 274 guests wine and dine at 61 of the best restaurants all over the city. Check out the full list of Manila’s best restaurants here

The most exceptional food, #VeryTandC cocktails from Cointreau, Remy Martin, and The Botanist, fun dance music by Overdrive at Sage at Makati Shangri-La, as well as loads of laughter and lots of stories were shared over the course of the night—and on social media too. Take a look at what transpired at our 2018 #TandCFabDineAround:

The chefs at Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La cooking up a storm for our guests.

Mia Ynares, Rene Orosa, and Carole Tagle answering a few questions from C.C. CooT&C's Truly Rich Lady.

Tara Santos, Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, Berna Romulo Puyat, and Armie Jarin-Bennett share a toast next door at Sage Bespoke Grill at Makati Shangri-La.

The scene at Makati Shangri-La’s Shang Palace.

Kyle Tinga, Kaye Tinga, Nicole Gaw, Kathy Yap Huang, Michelle Tiangco, and a guest.

Odette Pumaren, Junie Peña, Techie Hagedorn, and Anne Preysler at 210 Degrees Kitchen + Drinkery.

The many dishes at 210 Degrees Kitchen + Drinkery.

Mylene Lising, Sheila Ramos, Laura Verallo de Bertotto, and Joanna Ongpin Duarte at Rambla.

Rambla’s best-selling paella was served.

Princess and Jon Russell, Franklin and Ethel Go at Tomatito.


The scene at Tomatito in Bonifacio Global City.

A warm welcome by way of racks and racks of wine at the Artisan Cellar Door.

Anton and Anjou Bengzon, Victor Paterno, Maya Colayco, Melissa Paterno, and Mickey Colayco.

The Artisan Cellar Door’s Mayura Station Wagyu bone marrow.

After dinner, the party continued at Makati Shangri-La’s Sage Bar.

Mylene Lising, Joanna Duarte, Sheila Ramos, and Laura Bertotto.

Karen Santos

Carole Tagle, Rene Orosa, and Mia Ynares.

Nix Alañon, Rajo Laurel, Miggy Rodriguez, and Arthur Nowak.

Quad and Tanya de la Paz with Paolo Reyes.

Ina Ayala, Cara Wilson, Junie Peña, and Ninfa Bito.

Tessa Prieto Valdes and Berna Romulo Puyat.

Jackie and Marco Antonio, Celine Lopez, and Xavier Btesh.

Maya and Mickey Colayco.

Anton and Anjou Bengzon, Melissa and Victor Paterno.

Monica Olondriz, Joanna Preysler Francisco, Marilen Elizalde, and Barbara Aboitiz.

Joey Fernandez, Chris Ramos, Lara Fernandez Barrios, Akiko and Chips Guevara.

Mike and Michelle Tomacruz with Margs and Junjun Lopez.

Jose and Tin Moreno, Jackie and Marco Antonio, Manny del Rosario, James and Rica de Jesus.

Cinthy Recto, Triccie Tambunting, Nicole Ortega, Honey Carlos, and Tippi Tambunting.


Terrence Ong and Reggie Barrientos.

Grace and Earl Custodio, Penny Katigbak, Diane and Bola Garcia, Jay Jay and Robert Puno, Pia and Dwight Lago.

Happy Ongpauco-Tiu and Armie Jarin-Bennett.

Paolo and Ria Prieto with Erica and Francis Reyes.

Pamela Rosario, TC Alvarez Sibal, Nicole Whisenhunt, and Ana Alvarez Laygo.

Marivic Diaz Lim, Jay Gokongwei, and Bobby Lim.

Peep Sy, Aleth Ocampo, and Donna Perez.

Sandy Que, Stella Que, Rosie Uy, Becky Lee, and Trixie Jao.

Randy and Trickie Lopa, Charlene and Johnny Escaler.

Odette Pumaren, Dani Hall, Candace Yulo, Myda Prieto, and Steffi Chiongbian.

Monchet Olives, Cedie Vargas, Susie Quiros, and Marimel Martinez-Francisco.

Francis Reyes and Erica Concepcion Reyes.

Susiean Go, Alicia Colby Sy, Kai Lim, Koko Ko, and Yvette Fernandez.

Adrian Ong, Katherine Cheng, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Kathy Go, Alicia Colby Sy, and Angela Hsu.

Ina and Fred Ayala.

Jacqueline and Roland Laudico, Jay and Bambi Sy, Edward Lim, Daisy Ng, and Quinto Oreta.

Natalia Peña, Apollo Lara, Justin Bichara, and Melanie Lara.

Monica Consing, Sari Jorge, and Janelle Barretto with a guest.

Karen Santos, Anton Periquet, and Tania Fricke Lichauco.


Nix Alañon, Miggy Rodriguez, Rajo Laurel, and Arthur Nowak.

A lavish grazing table was set-up as a post-dinner spread.

While dessert came in the way of chocolate truffles from Makati Shangri-La’s Sinfully.

Lui Parungao, Myrza Sison, Patti Javier, and Ian Caro Agbayani.

Techie Hagedorn, Dani Hall, Junie Peña, and Odette Pumaren.

Anjou Bengzon, Maya Colayco, Alicia Colby Sy, and Melissa Paterno.

Tania Fricke Lichauco, Barbara Aboitiz, Marilen Elizalde, and Monica Olondriz.

Xavier Btesh, Joanna Preysler Francisco, Karen Santos, Marilen Elizalde, Bambina Wiser, Barbara Aboitiz, Anne Marie Saguil, Tania Fricke Lichauco, and Monica Olondriz.

The Globe Platinum team, our co-presentors.

Maya Colayco, Melissa Paterno, and Michelle Tomacruz.

Anton Periquet, Robert Trota, and Victor Paterno.

T&C Editor-in-Chief Yvette Fernandez kicks the evening off.

Celebrated band Overdrive provided music for the night.

Marimel Martinez-Francisco, Susie Quiros, Alicia Colby Sy, Odette Pumaren, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Sheila Ramos, and Techie Hagedorn.

A look at the celebration in Makati Shangri-La’s Sage Bar.

Monchet Olives, Susie Quiros, Alicia Colby Sy, and Cedie Vargas.

Trickie Lopa, Junjun Lopez, Margs Lopez, and Francis Reyes.

Lara Fernandez Barrios, Joey Fernandez, Chris Ramos, and Yvette Fernandez.

Chips Guevara, Akio Guevara, Dennis Valdes, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Ria Prieto, and Myda Prieto.


Koko Ko, Maita Quesada, Tara Santos, Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, and Yvette Fernandez.

Guests sipped on our #VeryTandC cocktails all night.

The night’s cocktails were the Remy Martin Mistral (Remy Martin VSOP, cucumber syrup, apple juice, and lime juice); Sidecar (Cointreau, Remy Martin VSOP, and lemon juice); B&T (The Botanist Islay Dry Gin with tonic); Cointreaupolitan (Cointreau, vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice); Cointreau Classic Margarita (Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice).

Last, the DownTown&Country: A Cointreau, tonic water, and lime juice cocktail.

Stephen Sieh, Nimfa Bito, Charlene and Johnny Escaler, Kathy Go, and Angela Hsu.

Janelle Barretto, Sari Jorge, Rica and Robert Trota, and Tania Fricke Lichauco with a guest.

Junjun Lopez, Mike Tomacruz, Tin and Jose Moreno, Alex Uy.

Maita Quesada, Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, and Tara Santos.

Tania Fricke Lichauco, Dani Hall, Odette Pumaren, Steffi Chiongbian, and Candace Yulo.

Roy Jorge and Janelle Barretto with a guest.

Myda Prieto, Sari Jorge, and Rica Trota.

Emi Jorge and Katherine Cheng.

Bobby Lim, John Russell, Franklin Go, Princess Russell, and Ethel Go.

Cedie Vargas, Susie Quiros, Lara Fernandez Barrios, and Margarita Forés.

Earl and Grace Custodio, Robert Puno, Penny Katigbak, Pia Lago, Diane and Bola Garcia, and Dwight Lago.


Dinggay Villanueva, Erica Concepcion Reyes, Sheila Ramos, and Trina Alindogan.

Trina Alindogan, Yvette Fernandez, Jay Gokongwei, Pia Villavicencio Lago.

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