Cs by Night: A Taste of France in Bacolod

Cs by Night by L’Fisher Hotel

Cs by Night is by far the most unique concept among Bacolod restaurants. It is relaxation al fresco along the finer street of Bacolod while enjoying your favorite apéritif.

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Cs by Night — the newest concept among Bacolod restaurants to hit town.

Fresh Concept

The opening of Cs by Night is a wonderful new concept at L’Fisher Hotel Bacolod. It brings the level of Bacolod restaurants several notches higher. While it’s pastry shop, Cs Cafe, has been making waves because of its French pastries, cakes, and breads, this new outdoor dining concept is a refreshing new twist.

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You cannot find this spread anywhere else by Cs by Night.

You may say that dining al fresco is not entirely a fresh idea among Bacolod restaurants because we sure have a lot non aircon eating joints in the city. But this is different. Totally different. Worlds apart even.

Little France

As its name suggests, Cs by Night only opens at night. They start serving at 6pm, when the sun has already comfortably set in the west. Since the cafe is facing the east, you will not get a glimpse of the sunset here–just the sudden onset of dusk. And it is just perfect for their setting.

That is when they light up the front area of Cs Cafe, including the 7-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower that is prominently displayed in front. Soft instrumental music starts to play. It is the only one among all Bacolod restaurants that has the Eiffel Tower as its centerpiece. So it only means one thing — photo opp!

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The facade of Cs by Night.

Yes, Cs by Night is Instagram-worthy. And it is not just the place. The offerings will surely land in a lot of social media posts.

This new Bacolod restaurants concept is the brainchild of Chef Denis Laumône, executive pastry chef of Cs Cafe and L’Fisher Hotel. Since he is a full-blooded Frenchman, he has introduced authentic French tastes to the Ilonggo palate. And because of his roots, we now have Cs by Night–your little France in Bacolod. He is thankful that the management of L’Fisher Hotel is willing to work with him in bringing novel ideas in the city.

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Chef Denis with his new concept – Cs by Night.

The novel idea that is Cs by Night caters to different folks who would like to eat out but not necessarily dine. You could be waiting for your formal dinner and would like wine and some cheeses to open your appetite. Or you don’t want a heavy meal but would like to spend time with friends over good spirits. Or you just want a night cap. Cs by Night is the place for you. You cannot find this service in other Bacolod restaurants.

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Cold cuts platter. You can have different kinds on your platter. It is served with French baguette and rich homemade butter.

They are offering several kinds of platter to match your mood or drinks. They have the cold cuts platter, the cheeses shareable platter, combo platter, and many more. Chef Denis said that you can choose the items that you want included in the platter at Cs by Night.

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Combo platter. Sample only. You may choose different items for this.


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The cheese platter.

Al Fresco or Aircon

So Cs by Night concept is al fresco dining with the Eiffel Tower in the background. But since we cannot control the weather and humidity, you may want to stay inside in their air conditioned cafe. That’s still fine. You have that option in this new Bacolod restaurant. While you are there, have some of their best desserts as well as take home their fresh breads.

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Cs by Night grand opening.

Cs by Night

by L’Fisher Hotel
15th-Lacson Streets, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Open daily from 6pm to about midnight

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Chef Denis and I at the opening of Cs by Night here in Bacolod. Congratulations!


Merzci Pasalubong Talisay

And it’s finally here — Merzci Pasalubong Talisay grand opening today. Lots of Bacolod pasalubong items on sale. Located at Zone 12, Talisay City.

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Merzci concept store in Talisay.

4-Concept Store

Merzci opened its big, four-concept store in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. The Bacolod pasalubong counter will immediately greet you as you enter the store.

It boasts of the following features:

  • Merzci Pasalubong

  • Merzci Bakeshop

  • Merzci Restaurant

  • Merzci Bakeoff

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The clean restaurant soon filled up with people as soon as Merzci Talisay was opened.

This strong local brand now boasts of 53 branches in the province. This is their second branch in Talisay and the biggest one at that. It was formally opened today, November 24 2017 with lots of revelry.


As with all their store openings events, Merzci pasalubong has a standard program flow. The day starts with a motorcade around the area. It is followed by the much-awaited siopao eating contest where locals compete at eating as many siopaos as they can in four minutes. Many people joined because even non-winners took home prizes of Bacolod pasalubong boxes. The winner today finished a total of three whole siopaos.


He went home with boxes of Bacolod pasalubong by Merzci.

Watch the Merzci siopao-eating contest in the video below.

While waiting for the program to start, there was a Bring Me Game. The participants won some packs of Merzci Pasalubong piaya and other Bacolod pasalubong items.

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Bring me game winners won some packs of piaya.


The occasion was graced by Dr. Frances Mae Llamas, the Executive Assistant for Economic Development and Investment Promotion of Talisay City. She gave the opening remarks where she said that Talisay City is very happy about Merzci’s expansion in their city.

There is then a dedication ceremony. It was led by Ptr. Elvin Singson of Trinity Christian Fellowship who blessed the business and prayed for the staff.

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Ribbon cutting to formally open the Talisay branch.

CM & Sons CEO Jonathan Manuel Lo and his son Jeremy cut the ceremonial ribbon. They were assisted by some guests and the management committee of Merzci Pasalubong. That signified the formal opening of the Merzci Talisay branch.

The event was hosted by Femmy Magbanua, Merzci Marketing Manager.

Buy One Take One

During the opening day of every branch, people lined up for the promo. Some Bacolod pasalubong items are bundled and sold buy one take one. The items included are Merzci pasalubong biscocho, pulceras, ugoy-ugoy, pita bread, toasted mamon, and piaya, among others.

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Some of the Merzci pasalubong buy one take one bundles.

For this store opening, Merzci Pasalubong has prepared more than 2,000 bundles. And only one hour after the event, the stocks are already running low because this promo is always a hit. To ensure that many people can avail of the promo, each person is only allowed to purchase 10 bundles at one time. Well, what can we say, Bacolod pasalubong items from Merzci are always a hit!

What to Expect

The Merzci Talisay has a bakeshop and Bacolod pasalubong center out front. There is also a counter for Merzci Pasalubong hot piaya.

Moreover, they bake some breads at the shop. You can get your hot pandesal here anytime everyday.

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Lovely ladies ready to serve.

Additionally, the Merzci restaurant is inside. They serve short orders, hot meals, and refreshments. The restaurant is air conditioned yet the food is so affordable. Even students can afford them. Merzci Pasalubong also has a clean rest room so diners can really be comfortable here.

Function Room

Merzci has been changing their concept stores little by little. So while they built their brand as a Bacolod restaurant and Bacolod pasalubong store, they are fast becoming a one-stop shop. Now, they can cater small to medium gatherings in their air conditioned function room. You can hold birthday parties here and order Merzci birthday cakes as well.

A Place for Travelers

Travelers in Talisay no longer need to go to Bacolod just to buy Bacolod pasalubong. It’s all here at Merzci Talisay where they also offer boxing services.

So Talisaynons, get your Merzci pasalubong boxes here.

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Merzci pasalubong boxes all filled with yummy Bacolod pasalubong treats.

Merzci Talisay

Bonifacio St., Zone 12, Talisay City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Open from 5:30AM to 8PM
Monday to Sunday
Tel. No. (034) 7126303

Merzci Tour Bus

Meanwhile, the Merzci tour bus is available for tour rentals. You may contact the marketing department for details. They have two buses, a small one and this big 56-seated bus.

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Merzci tour bus. It can seat up to 56 passengers and is available for rent for big groups.

GINGER LIME DINER: Food For the Soul


If you want food that delights the soul among Bacolod restaurants, go to Ginger Lime Diner.

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Our dinner at Ginger Lime are breakfast meals..

We often eat to satisfy our need. The eating out part in Bacolod restaurants is an occasional treat to indulge ourselves. It’s like rewarding ourselves for a job well done. Or an opportunity to just bond with loved ones or spend time with friends. But at Ginger Lime, it’s both answering your primal need and treating yourself.

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Our silly little girl at Ginger Lime Diner.

Simple Dining

Ginger Lime Diner is a simple non-aircon cafe along B.S. Aquino Drive, Villamonte, Bacolod City. But it gives a homey, welcoming feel. The space is quite small for average Bacolod restaurants.

Meanwhile, the dishes are simple, some of them are upgrades of homecooking. Some of their stand outs are the chicken sisig meal, the hungarian sausage supreme, the burger steak, and their pastas. And oh, don’t forget the nachos.

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Double sauce pasta — a bestseller. Photo from SigridSays.com

The chicken sisig has been my long-time favorite, ever since they started their delivery service many years ago. You can have the chicken sisig meal for only P65 at the resto.

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Chicken sisig with egg meal, P65. Photo from SigridSays.com

I still order the frozen chicken sisig in a microwaveable container. It’s only P180 for 400 grams. I think they are the only one among the many Bacolod restaurants serving this kind of chicken sisig. You gotta try it. One time, I ordered several containers of this to serve during my husband’s birthday. I would also bring it for potluck gatherings with friends.

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Chicken sisig that I have prepared at home. Bought this frozen and prepared it at home. 😀

Eventually, they opened their first Bacolod restaurant near LCC, which they closed this year. And now, the Villamonte restaurant has just been re-opened.

Feeding the Soul

No, I’m not just saying that the food at Ginger Lime Diner is comforting enough to satisfy the soul. What I am talking are the little printouts of verses that they stick on your glass and the side of your plate.

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Verses on your plate. Before you complain it’s unsanitary, they stick the message on the side of the plate only. It doesn’t touch the food, so no worries.

The owners must have picked uplifting verses at random and the server just randomly picks up a piece of paper from a pile. Whatever message gets to you, I believe is a message to you from God.

Related: An Answered Prayer

You may not believe in God, but good words soothe the soul, don’t they? I appreciate this gesture that they do. And I think that this is a first among Bacolod restaurants. They actually serve food for the soul along with actual food. Great touch!

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Homemade chorizo and burger steak meals.

Great Value for Money

Needless to say, food at Ginger Lime Diner is very affordable. It is among the Bacolod restaurants serving value for money meals. The place is perfect for the budget-conscious professional or student. Their all-day breakfast meals are surely enough. The rice that comes with the meal is also very big.

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Hungarian meal with egg — Hungarian sausage smothered in red and white sauces. Yum! Only P125.

Aside from the meals, they have hot and cold coffees as well as other cold beverages.

Ice Cream Creations

At Ginger Lime, they have mean ice cream creations that are very affordable. They have mudpie (P90), strawverry (P90), choco caramel swirld (P90), cheesy ube (P90), and peach mango float (P95). Totally worth it! I especially like the peach mango float–so many peach slices!

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Mudpie – only P90.

I think it is safe to say that ice cream creations may be shared. There are several scoops in each serving! That’s a whole lot of sugar and calories from the ice cream alone! haha But if you have PMS, these are perfect.

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Peace mango float, P95.

Great Service

The staff at Ginger Lime Diner are courteous and friendly. They may not be five-star servers, but they are accommodating and exude warmth in their service. I always enjoy service with a smile. 🙂

Ginger Lime Diner

B.S. Aquino Drive,
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Open Monday to Saturday
7am to 10pm
All day breakfast meals available