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Sage Tapas Bar

Disclaimer: Dear readers. Sorry for the super bad photo quality. I really tried my best but there was no way I could take better shots with such a dark surrounding. Add to that my great photography skills, pshh. Flash was used throughout. :P Please bear with me.



I love getting email messages from KTG bossman SPANKY ENRIQUEZ coz I know something wonderful is about to happen. And true enough, I got an invite from him to dinner at SAGE TAPAS BAR in Makati Shangri-La, Manila a couple of weeks ago.

Apart from getting to visit new & exciting places because they really resto-and-bar-hop, I also value the friendship he & the KTG offers to me & Kap. I love that when I take food pictures, they don’t mind because they’re also doing the exact same thing. And they know not to touch anything until everyone else has taken a shot! ;)) Plus I get to try & also feature an assortment of food because they have a tendency to over order & indulge for the sake of The Blog. My kind of people! <3



With the BOSSMAN.. my trish blossom, and my handsome date! ;) Cheers!


Makati Shangri-La Manila’s top PR honcho LESLEY (Tan) & ladies MARGAUX (Hontiveros) & MICA (Cordero) made sure our night was nothing less than enjoyable with this awesome bottomless drink list! <3 Sage Tapas Bar introduces a new line of original cocktail drinks that feature a variety of unique flavors from the freshest ingredients. Try the bar’s signature cocktail Sage Martini, a gin-based concoction infused with fresh sage leaves, and Spring Fling made of white rum, Grand Marnier, sage syrup and grapefruit juice. Other original creations at Sage Tapas Bar are the Gin Basil Smash, which refreshes with a gin-based drink mixed with a hint of mint and basil aftertaste, while a summer favourite cocktail Waikiki Punch brings images of a tropical paradise with every sip of its rhum and pineapple mix. Classic favourites are brought back with modern grandeur such as Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, and Manhattan, to name a few from the menu.


The bossman asked us to clean up & suit up for our SAGE get-together, so my make up artist a.k.a. ATE, got working on my face with a splash of colors since I was going to be in all black (to hide all that needs hiding)! :P


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Using Ate’s MON SHU (UEMURA) by KARL LAGERFELD eyeshadow palette. <3


And this is the calm before the storm. BEFORE..


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and AFTER.. ;))


As you can see, we were spoiled rotten with all the tapas & drinks! <3 Thank you so much Makati Shangri-La, Manila!

Sage Tapas Bar

Phone: (63 2) 814 2580

Instagram @SageAtShangrila

Location: Lobby Level
Operating Hours
Tapas Bar: Sunday to Thursday (5pm – 2am) Friday and Saturday (5pm – 3am)
Dress Code: Smart casual
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted inside the bar.
Sage Tapas Bar offers a well-curated tapas menu & wide assortment  of originally crafted concoctions to enjoy as you sit back & relax to the music of a live band or the hypnotic beats of an in-house DJ. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT’S ON THE TAPAS & DESSERT MENU.
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Grilled polenta with sweet pepper confit 180 php

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Dolma 280 php. Filled vegetables with pork & beef. Tomato relish.


Saffron Brioche with Smoked Salmon 260 php. Filled with smoked salmon & cream cheese.


Red Mullet Tartine 320 php. Olive tapenade & basil puree.


Fried Vegetables Wonton 200 php. With chili sambal.


Crab Brandade 30 php. With fennels & cloves.


Phyllo Cigar 360 php. Ras el hanoult lamb confit & figs.



Bottomless cocktail means I forgot to keep track of all the drinks I had. Tipsy was the word! :P All I remember was I had most of what was on the menu!


The BFFs with their WAIKIKI PUNCH. Also my favorite drink of the night! <3


Turkish Delight 360 php. Coffee Ganache, Orange Jelly, and Green Cardamom.


PicMonkey Collage


The stage of Sage Tapas Bar is set to light up with a live entertainment lineup featuring celebrity DJs and bands every day of the week. Start the work week with a different kind of Monday Blues with some blues rock performed by Brat Pack. Dance the stress away to chart-topping contemporary pop music with the all-women trio Allure, followed by DJ Trinity alternating with Jade M on Femme Fatale Tuesday. Celebrate the mid-week on Wayfarer Wednesday with electronica, chillout lounge and house music from the turntables of DJs Janus Naval and Katsy Lee. Slip into the weekend with the soulful and rhythm & blues sound of Voices of 5, followed by DJ Gary on Thirsty Thursday. Get the weekend started with Friday Flow, featuring the chillout electro-pop sounds of Chillitees and the beats of DJ Abdel Aziz throughout the evening. Dancing shoes are needed as DJ Med blares out electronic dance music that will keep everyone up on their feet throughout the evening with Sparkle Saturday. Relax and recharge for another week ahead with the soothing acoustic music of Romy Jorolan on Easy Sunday.


Thank you so much BOSS SPANKS & lovely KTG peeps for always including me in your fun food (and drinking) trips! I LOVE YOU ALL! :-*


and CHEERS! Thank you so much SAGE TAPAS BAR for having us! <3


I’ve been bugging my hunny bun to take me to SAGE for a date since it opened.. so wagi. His bubble though: YAY! We’ve conquered SAGE!! ;)) Notice my annoyed yet at the same time amused face. Hay, this Kap of mine talaga! :P


Sage Bar, we have conquered you. Next on our bucket list… SAGE RESTAURANT by Chef de Cuisine Gilles Galli. Located on the Mezzanine level, Sage Restaurant is the latest dining destination of Makati Shangri-La, Manila, and offers a fusion of contemporary European cuisine in an intimate setting.

It’s not bad naman to dream! ;)
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  • Reply Guia Obsum

    This was such a wonderful evening! It’s always fun with the KTG, there’s always food, drinks and endless chatter and laughter. Glad you’re a constant part of it now. Mwahhhh!!! Btw, love the pics, ang gaganda nating KTG girls, hahaha!!! And your pic with Kap, kaaliw!!! :D

    May 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hay naku yes most epic outing yet because of the bottomless drinks hahaha!! Hope we get the same resto assignment again soon Guia I super miss you na!! :-*

      May 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm
      • Reply Guia Obsum

        I hope so! I miss you too, Jane! Mwah!!! :)

        May 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Leng

    This looks like a decent place for group dates! Can’t wait to check it out! <3

    May 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Yes super chill :)

      May 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply candy pino

    Welcome back, Mommy Jane! I was worried na baka nagkasakit ka or you were sick. Na-miss kaagad kita. No pulling of legs here. Mwah!

    May 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      ha? where did I come from candy??

      May 15, 2014 at 12:05 am
  • Reply candy pino

    Coz you didn’t have a post for a day or two kaya na-miss kita. Pero bawi naman ngayon sa dami ng posts. Love you, Mommy Jane!

    May 15, 2014 at 9:08 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      oh hahaha you’re so sweet naman thank you Candy!! :-*

      May 15, 2014 at 11:11 am
  • Reply candice

    I love your eye makeup!!! I think I’m becoming a fan of Jana more and more because of your blog. :)

    May 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahaha that’s great to hear. A mother loves it when her kids are loved. Thank you so much Candice! :-*

      May 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Mommy Jane, wagi ang muk-ap and dress! Bagay na bagay sa pinuntahan.
    And the pics aren’t bad at all! :)

    May 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thabk you kassie i love you mwah mwah!! :-*

      May 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply The Food Scout

    Your eye make-up is fab! :) Fits you well, mommy Jane!

    I wish I could learn how to play around with colors on my face!! :D

    Btw, Next time I’ll sit beside you. You’re so far away from us!! :(

    May 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      yeah everytime we get a restaurant assignment together by age naman ang seating arrangement haha.. ang layo ng agwat natin baby love!! :-* Thank you mwah!!

      May 22, 2014 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Mica Cordero

    Thank you for this, Jane! That night was really epic, you are a very fun group to be with. I loved hanging out with everyone, and wish to see more of you in our upcoming events! :)

    May 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank YOU Mica for having us over!! :-* We always enjoy moments at Makati Shangri La, Manila! <3

      May 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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