Naked Patisserie launches Naked Spreads, Party Trays, and Gift Sets in time for the Holidays

Naked Patisserie made its debut at the most important event for Christian Mark Jacobs – his very own wedding with celebrity fashion designer Francis Libiran. It was an opportune time to let their guests experience the recipes that his closest family and loved ones have enjoyed over the generations, evoking good memories and shared joys.

Naked Patisserie

Fast forward to the present and Naked Patisserie has become one of the most sought-after cake suppliers for celebrity weddings, with its offerings of sweet and savory recipes using signature combined “naked ingredients.” The Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Truffles, which Christian has been making since he was a teenager, has become a well-loved crowd favorite and a benchmark for great desserts.

Naked Patisserie

Recognizing how much Christmas means to Filipinos, Naked Patisseries has chosen the holiday season to launch its newest offerings, representing the next step in its continuous evolution as a mainstay in the Philippine food scene.

The exciting holiday line-up was launched at Naked Patisserie’s thanksgiving event held at Marquis Events Place in BGC, whose elegant set-up and personalized service definitely heightened the guests’ experience as they discovered Naked Patisserie’s offers for the Holiday season.

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

The premier venue for grand experiences opens its Marquis Christmas Joy Regale festivities with a delightful Yuletide banquet created around Naked Patisserie’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” celebration. They’ll be offering affordable festive banquets; sweet and savory holiday gifts; party platter pleasures; and Yuletide outside catering packages are sure to bring joy in many celebrations.

Among the products launched are the Naked Spreads—the perfect addition for any gathering. Not only are the grazing tables Instagram-worthy with its signature rustic aesthetic, but it is peppered with Christian’s Southern roots recipes made with naked ingredients. One can choose the Build-Your-Own Naked Spread package, which allows the client to customize the spread based on budget and number of guests. Special add-ons (premium cheese, premium deli meats) and upgrades are also available, giving one the opportunity to curate a spread.

Naked Patisserie

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There are also the Celebrity Naked Spread packages designed for actual celebrity weddings and events. One can also opt for Luxe Celebrity Spreads, including the actual spreads used by celebrities Julia Barreto, Marian Rivera, Jinkee Pacquiao and Vern and Verniece Enciso.

For those who want a memorable Yuletide spread, Naked Patisserie’s Southern Roots Party Trays is sure to create new memories while bringing back a taste of home. It features the Breaded Italian Pork Chops with the Naked Foodie signature breading, seasoned to perfection with creamy Southern bacon gravy as a side; Italian Sausage with Bell Pepper & Onions, which are sauteed and served with grilled bell peppers and red onions on a petite bed of creamy mashed potatoes; the irresistible Sriracha Chicken is a crispy boneless skinless breast chicken tossed in the signature Sriracha Honey Sauce and topped with red pepper flakes and spring onions; and the Tuscan Chicken is a beautifully roasted chicken coated in premium olive oil, Italian herbs and spices, and finished with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and zest.

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Even the sides are sure to make every foodie drool: The Baked Brie Mac n Cheese, which is a sinful 4-cheese dish comprised of an explosion of flavor of pepper jack, sharp cheddar, parmesan, and baked brie with a creamy, structured texture; the Frittata is a baked egg casserole filled with feta cheese, steamed spinach and vine ripened tomatoes and parmesan cheese; and Buttered Corn is a premium roasted corn with butter and signature spices. Just as memorable are the Sweet and Sour Green Beans and Roasted Broccoli.

To complement the savory dishes, Naked Patisserie also offers Made-to-Order cakes with unique flavor combinations to choose from: Strawberries & Cream (winner of Inquirer’s Best Desserts of 2019), Chocnut Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Calamansi Cheesecake, Toasted Coconut Cream Dulce de Leche, Pick-me-Up Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocoholic Truffle Cake, Pucker Up Lemon Cheesecake, and its Signature Red Velvet Cake.

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Other goodies that Naked Patisserie is offering this holiday season are the Luxe Wine Gift Sets, and Gingerbread Houses; Limited edition offerings are the White Chocolate Red Velvet Truffles, Christmas cake, and the Holiday Snacker.

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

Naked Patisserie

“I’ve always loved the way food brings people together like nothing else can –– breaking down barriers and creating new friendships through telling stories and sharing in laughter. Southern Roots by Naked Patisserie Party Trays is the byproduct of my love for cooking, which I stems from my mother and grandmother, and is my way of inviting you into my kitchen to share in my family’s traditions and recipes, some of which span back to three generations. My promise to you is always: good food, naked Ingredients,” says Jacobs.

People love Naked Patisserie because it is more than just a bake shop – it’s a place where people know they are valued, and where they can have delicious and photo-worthy cakes and pastries. They return, too, because of the defining and memorable experience which they want to experience again and share with friends and family, especially this Christmas.

For your holiday celebrations, you may order online through their website http://www.nakedpatisserie.com or message them on Viber at 09454685141 and/or 09651396609. Stay up to date with their offerings and promos by following Naked Patisserie on social media at www.instagram.com/nakedpatisserie.

Event details provided in a recent press release.

Lunchin’ on the Php55 Peso Menu at Pound, SM North EDSA

At first glance, you would think that Pound by Todd English is too classy to be a burger joint.

Of course, its stylish and well-appointed interiors are a far cry from the usual formica tables, upholstered chairs and greasy floors of the run-of-the-mill burger places.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Pound, SM North EDSA

Pound, SM North EDSA

Nope, this swanky resto is where you can enjoy expertly crafter burgers and sliders in leisure and style.

But guess what: you can dine here quite affordably too!

My officemates and I recently ventured away from the office for lunch and as soon we caught sight of this poster, we knew exactly where we would be having our midday repast.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Also known as the Dollar Menu (because Php55 converts roughly to USD1), the Special Php55 Menu presented us the opportunity to treat ourselves to some of Pound by Todd English’s well-crafted offerings for just Php55 each.

We took advantage of this offer and got ourselves some yummy eats:

Tomato Cream Pasta. A half-serving of pasta in a creamy tomato-based sauce.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Truffle Ketchup Fries. Well-seasoned French fries accompanied by ketchup in truffle oil.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Onion Cube. Lightly battered, thinly sliced onion rings deep-fried to a crispy golden brown and shaped into a cube. It is served with a Todd English sweet spice sauce.

Pound, SM North EDSA

TE Sliders. Two pieces of sliders at Php55 each which are made of house ground beef, tomato slices, iceberg lettuce, crispy onions mustard relish and #sauce.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Pound, SM North EDSA

Betty White. Vanilla milkshake topped with whipped cream, blondie bits and caramel sauce.

Pound, SM North EDSA

My officemate also got herself a Pound for Pound (Php195) which consists of sampler of TE Slider and a #Crispy Chicken Slider.

Pound, SM North EDSA

Pound, SM North EDSA

Imagine having such a tasty lunch at such a fancy place with a spend ranging from Php110 to Php250 per person, thanks to the Php55 menu!

Pound, SM North EDSA

This Pound by Todd English branch is located at the Upper Ground Floor, Main Building, SM North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 6302176.

Other branches are located at:

  • Second Floor, Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City
  • Second Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mega Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • B3 Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Level 1, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, MOA Complex, Pasay City
  • Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place, Ermita, Manila
  • Corte de Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Alabang Muntinlupa

Pound by Todd English Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Avocado Lovin’ at Avocadoria.ph, Ayala Malls Vertis North

Anyone who knows me knows that I love avocados. When I was a child, I used to look forward to the rainy season because that’s when I know avocados get in season. I would pester my mom to buy as many avocados as she can which should would then make into a dessert by adding sugar and evaporated milk to the avocado chunks in a bowl.

Nowadays, they seem to be available all year (yey me!) and are even getting made into fabulous desserts such as those offered at Avocadoria.ph.

Avocadoria prides itself on the quality of its avocado-based products as well as its drives for sustainability. It showcases produce from local farmers and ensures that waste is minimized by adding the discarded skins to fertilizers and providing the seeds to partner farmers for planting.

Aside from its laudable advocacy, it also elevates the avocado-eating experience by combining the fruit with ingredients that enhances its taste and texture.

The Avocado Lover (Php110 for 8oz | Php125 for 12oz), for instance, is a delectable dessert made layers of homemade cream and biscuits, tapioca pearls, avocado chunks, crushed almonds and a dashes of flax and chia seeds.

Avocadoria, Ayala Vertis North

Avocadoria, Ayala Vertis North

The contrasts of textures and the complementing flavors make for a crave-worthy frozen treat.

This Avocadoria kiosk is located at the Basement, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City.

Other kiosks may be found at:

  • Quezon City: Eastwood Citywalk 2, Robinsons Galleria, Ali Mall Cubao, Farmer’s Plaza, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, Fisher Mall Del Monte, SKY Garden SM North EDSA, Waltermart North EDSA, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf Balintawak, SM City Fairview, Robinsons Novaliches, Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • Manila: Robinsons Place Manila, SM City San Lazaro
  • Pasig: Ayala Malls Feliz, Ayala Malls the 30th
  • Makati: Ayala Malls Circuit, Philamlife Tower Salcedo, San Lorenzo Place Condominium
  • Marikina: SM Marikina, Ayala Malls Marikina,
  • Mandaluyong: EDSA Central Pavilion, Forum Robinsons
  • San Juan: V-Mall Greenhills Shopping Center,
  • Taguig: Market! Market!, Food District Signatures on the 5th
  • Paranaque: SM City Bicutan, Victory Food Market Baclaran, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM City BF
  • Caloocan: SM Center Sangandaan
  • Malabon: Fisher Mall Malabon
  • Valenzuela: SM City Valenzuela
  • Las Pinas: SM Southmall, Vista Mall
  • Alabang: Alabang Town Center, Starmall Alabang, Ayala Malls Southpark

Avocadoria.ph Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my reviews of other dessert shops in the metro:

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Much has been said of Cebu’s take on the lechon: its crunchy golden skin, its tender, juicy and flavorful meat, its independence from sauces and condiments that usually accompany the country’s national dish.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, the brainchild of a family based in the municipality of Liloan in Cebu, is borne out of the recipes and practices that make the family’s lechon a local treasure.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

The secret lies in choosing the freshest and juiciest meat, marinating it in garden-fresh herbs, spices and seasonings, then slow-roasting the flavor-infused meat to tender and flavorful perfection.

The Cebu lechon chain recently opened its newest store in Greenhills Shopping Center where it serves up, not just its celebrated Cebu lechon-style liempo, but also other classic Pinoy dishes that brings a taste of home away from home, all affordably priced to suit the Pinoy everyman’s budget.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Together with my fellow foodies, I was able to sample some of its offerings which included:

Cebu Liempo (Php360). The star of the show, this roasted pork belly is infused with herbs, with juicy meat highlighted by its crispy skin. A spicy version is available for Php380.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Roasted Chicken (Php380). A whole chicken prepared in the Cebu lechon manner.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Crispy Garlic Bangus (Php200). Marinated and lightly battered milkfish pan-fried to a holden brown and topped with toasted minced garlic.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Classic Sisig (Php160). Minced pig cheeks seasoned with calamansi, onions and chili peppers, topped with egg and served on a sizzling plate.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Bulalo Sisig (Php199). The store’s new take on the classic sisig which combines the classic dish with beef bulalo.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Beef Pares (Php99). Braised beef stew served with clear soup and garlic rice.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Pochero (Php149). Pork belly slices stewed in a tomato-based sauce along with potatoes, garbanzos. green beans and shredded cabbage, and served with sliced plantains.

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

While food choices – many of which are from foreign cuisines – abound in Metro Manila, it is heartening to know that our local delicacies are also represented.

Many thanks to the management and staff of Liloan’s Pride for the tasty meal and to EJ of #WeLoveToEatPH for extending the invitation!

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

Liloan’s Pride Liempo, Greenhills

This Liloan’s Pride Liempo branch is located at Ground Floor, Connecticut Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan.

Other branches may be found at

  • SM Hypermarket, Upper Ground Floor, Building B, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
  • California Garden Square, Domingo M. Guevarra Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
  • Lower Ground Floor, SM Cubao, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Third Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • The Block, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
  • SM Hypermarket, North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, MOA Complex, Pasay City
  • Food Court, Second Floor, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Liloan's Pride Liempo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a food tasting event held here wherein food and drink items were served to allow us to sample the fare to facilitate honest reviews. These were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my reviews of other Filipino restaurants:

Re-experiencing authentic Korean dining at Ye Dang, Ugong

Way back in the mid 2000s, before the Korean BBQ craze gained the prominence it enjoys today, there have already been several restaurants that offer authentic Korean dishes in the Ortigas area.

One of these restaurants is Ye Dang. Located along Meralco Avenue, it has been the destination of Korean food lovers as well as local Korean residents for the past fourteen years.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Ye Dang, Ugong

Recently, Ye Dang has come under new management which led to the restaurant’s revamped interiors and a revitalized menu.

Ye Dang, Ugong

In contrast to the the plethora of Korean eateries offering all-you-can-eat meats that patrons themselves cook on table-top grills, Ye Dang opted to offer premium meats that are ordered ala carte which the servers expertly grill for the diners.

Together with my fellow foodies, I visited this Korean resto to #ExperienceYeDang once again.

Appetizers.

No visit to a Korean eatery is complete without banchan, and Ye Dang has them a-plenty. Unlimited, in fact.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Yes, you can have your side dishes refilled as many times as you want. So if you have a predilection for kimchi, steamed, fried or stir-fried vegetables, or peanuts and marble potatoes flavored with soy sauce, go ahead and eat your fill.

Main Dishes.

Over the years, Ye Dang has perfected its dishes, serving up freshly cooked viands that have that authentic Korean flavor.

Soondubu Chigae (Php330). Spicy soft tofu-based soup served in a hotpot.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Dolsot Bibimbap (Php330). Freshly cooked rice topped with namul (various sauteed and seasoned vegetables), gochujang (chili pepper paste), deonjang (fermented soybean paste), sliced beef and egg and served in a hotpot. When all mixed together and allowed to form some toasted portions at the bottom of the pot, it goes so well with many Korean dishes.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Pajeon (Php380). This savory Korean-style pancake is made with a batter of eggs, wheat flour, rice flour, scallions. Ground beef or seafood is added for variety.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Jap Chae (Php380). Korean stir-fried noodle dish made with dangmyeon (glass noodles made from sweet potato starch), assorted sauteed vegetables, meat and mushroom and season with soy sauce and seseme oil.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Tteokbokki (Php380). A spicy dish made with small garae-tteok (cylindrical rice cakes), eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs and scallions and seasoned with spicy gochujang.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Godungeo (Php500). A new addition to the menu, this dish is made with a whole mackerel, sliced in half, salted and grilled for a smoky flavor.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Grilled Meats.

The stars of the show in Ye Dang are its premium meats which are served and grilled at your table by the staff.

Usamgyeopsal (Php430). 180g of thin-cut beef belly.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Ye Dang, Ugong

Donsamgyupsal (Php380). 180g of thin-cut pork belly.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Ye Dang, Ugong

Dak Galbi (Php330). 200g of chicken barbecue.

Ye Dang, Ugong

Ye Dang, Ugong

Going back to Ye Dang and re-experiencing these familiar flavors in a revamped setting sure is heartening for a Korean food lover like me.

I’m very glad to see one of my old favorite haunts revitalized and ready to serve the ever-growing number of Korean food fans.

Thanks to Dong Woo Shin and the staff of Ye Dang for the wonderful meal and the warm welcome!

Ye Dang, Ugong

Ye Dang is located in the Gold Park Complex, 88 Meralco Avenue, Barang Ugong, Pasig City, open daily from 11am to 2.15pm and 5.30pm to 10.15pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 86319086.

Ye Dang Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a foodie meet-up held in this restaurant.  The food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare to facilitate honest reviews and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my posts about other Korean restaurants:

dōTERRA® Opens Corporate Office and Celebrates Grand Opening in The Philippines

dōTERRA®, the world leader in essential oils, is celebrating its global expansion with the grand opening of a new corporate office and locally registered product in the Philippines. The office provides a convenient location where thousands of local Wellness Advocates, together with a growing customer base, can come to learn about and purchase dōTERRA’s pure, potent, and sustainable essential oils. 

doTERRA Philippines Grand Opening

doTERRA Philippines Grand Opening

“This is a great day for dōTERRA and the growing number of dōTERRA Wellness Advocates and customers whose demand for our products were critical in our expansion into the Philippines,” said Greg Cook, Founding Executive. “We are excited about the potential of our Southeast Asia business, and the opportunity to share our pure essential oils with more consumers and increase awareness of our sustainable sourcing with another global community. Our presence in the Philippines further solidifies our position as the largest essential oil company in the world.”

doTERRA Philippines Grand Opening

“Opening an office and building a support team in the Philippines is a small, yet significant way for us to support our Filipino Wellness Advocates and customers, and demonstrate our commitment to building a successful business in the region,” said Johnathan Kunz, dōTERRA Vice President of Asia Pacific Markets. “Serving the thousands of loyal dōTERRA customers just got easier, and we appreciate everyone that has had a hand in making this office possible.”

doTERRA Philippines Grand Opening

dōTERRA previously announced that Micheal Carson will serve as General Manager for the Philippines. Carson is an experienced industry leader who also helped open China for dōTERRA in 2014.

About dōTERRA®

dōTERRA® is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market. dōTERRA sources, tests, manufactures and distributes CPTG® essential oils and essential oil products to over eight million dōTERRA Wellness Advocates and customers. Through industry leading responsible sourcing practices, dōTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Cō-Impact Sourcing. The dōTERRA Healing Hands™ offers resources and tools to global sourcing communities and charitable organizations for self-reliance, healthcare, education, sanitation, and the fight against human trafficking. Through the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils, dōTERRA is changing the world one drop, one person, one community at a time.

To learn more, visit its website.

Jack Daniel’s lights Holiday Barrel Tree in the Philippines for the third time

Jack Daniel’s celebrates the Holidays by sharing the special Lynchburg tradition of putting JD Holiday Barrel Tree on key locations in cities and towns all over the globe.

The world’s number one whiskey brings Yuletide cheers in the Philippines with a tree lighting event happening on November 13, 2019 at C1 Park, 5th Avenue, High Street Central Square, Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

Jack Daniel's Holiday Barrel Tree (1)

Sticking to the long-standing tradition of spreading festive warmth to family and friends across multiple generations, Jack Daniel’s has repurposed its own whiskey barrel to create a symbolic structure that champions the top whiskey brand’s sole message of “it’s not what’s under the tree that matters. It’s who’s around it.”

It’s the third time that the award-winning distillery is putting up the iconic Holiday Barrel Tree in the Philippines. The highly anticipated global tradition debuted in 2014 in two Metro Manila venues: Fuente Circle in Eastwood City and at The Fort Plaza in Bonifacio Global City. The tree lighting celebration found a new home in C1 Park in 2019, coinciding with the launch of its first ever pop-up bar in the Philippines, the Jack Daniel’s Bar No. 7.

This year, Jack Daniel’s is building a newly designed Holiday tree made from repurposed and deconstructed whiskey barrel. The distinctly classic design is tailored specifically for C1 Park, showcasing a formidable but effortlessly beautiful Christmas structure with detailed craftsmanship.

Jack Daniel's Holiday Barrel Tree Lighting Event (6)

This special Holiday run also gives guests a festive experience via Jack Daniel’s Bar No. 7, the Jack Daniel’s pop-up bar, which features special JD Holiday cocktails including the JD Holiday Highball.

Jack Daniel's Holiday Barrel Tree Lighting Event (1)

Jack Daniel’s is also set to give a taste of the Holiday spirit in the Northern region as it mounts another Holiday Barrel Tree at Mile Hi Center, Camp John Hay in Baguio City on November 29, Friday until January 5, 2020.

JD Holiday Promo

Swing by and experience a JD yakitori feast like no other starting November 16, 2019 and for the entire month of December at the Jack Daniel’s Bar No. 7 in Bonifacio Global City.

For a limited time, you can try Nanbantei of Tokyo’s yakitori sampler with the special JD sauce, paired perfectly with four (4) or two (2) Jack Daniel’s Holiday Highball drinks in an irresistible value deal for both solo and group orders.

About Jack Daniel’s

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Brown Forman Corporation is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Gold No. 27, and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails.

For 18+ y.o. Gather merrily. Drink Responsibly.

Event information and images provided in a recent press release.