As we welcomed summer, our friends and families from the South joined the celebration last Sunday, April 3, at Dine Al Fresco at East Bay. East Bay (formerly Tribeca) Residences opened their doors to their Southern neighbors and threw a poolside gathering to greet the beginning of the season.
Situated at a convenient location in Muntinlupa, Dine Al Fresco at East Bay was a quick getaway, perfect for those who want a taste of summer within the metro. With a great selection of food, music, and even summer essentials from different concessionaires, it was an afternoon and evening well spent with loved ones.
Families did their summer shopping from the range of bags, swimwear, shorts, and even the trending roundie beach towel mandalas from Soak City, Rowman Shorts, and Rack City. For those who were planning an out-of-town trip or simply staying at home, Tweed & Twine offered handcrafted travel accessories designed with timeless patterns and art starter kits perfect to give away as gifts. We also made sure to check out Philippine fruit-themed ukuleles from none other than Ukulele Philippines.
There was a variety of food to choose from and some of our favorite combos included Rodrigo’s famous roast beef served with a hefty side of mashed potatoes, partnered with a nice, cold bottle of fresh ginger ale from Stanford x Shaw. We also opted to top it off with a box of Belgian chocolate thins from Jules Destrooper and an ice cream cookie sandwich from Sweet Spot. The crowd favorite, Flavor N’ Spice, served their bestselling Vietnamese wraps.
With a health-conscious crowd in attendance, a number also favored the fresh pressed veggie juices from Let Juice, and capped it off with artisanal yoghurt popsicles from Little Yeti or fresh fruit popsicles from Picolé.
But of course, we also had a lot of meat-loving tummies to fill. Nothing beats the pure beef burger goodness that only The Secret Office could offer or the Aussie menu that Hog’s Breath Café presented. If that didn’t do the trick, we couldn’t ever go wrong with chicken wings from Crazy Chick. Meanwhile, some preferred to go classic with a substantial serving of ribs from Big D’s Smokehouse, then there were those that preferred some street-style, grilled barbecue from Smoke Out BBQ.
Aside from holding workshops, Ukulele Philippines performed a number of instrumental renditions of both old and new songs. We also invited the up and coming band, SUD, to serenade us with their mellow love songs and ended the night with a couple of Paolo Mallari’s recent compositions and renditions of famous covers.
We’d like to thank our friends at Southern Living and Rockwell Primaries that made last Sunday possible. And of course no one would have known about #DineAlFrescoAtEastBay without the help of our friends at Preen.ph, Scout, Inquirer.net, ClicktheCity, and Inquirer Mobile to help spread the word! As more and more families dropped by the clubhouse, our hearts grew more and more, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a chosen charity. A big thank you to everyone that dined, shopped, and gave back. We hope to see you guys the next time around.