Dua Lipa’s Weekly Lifestyle Magazine Features Quezon City Resto “Van Gogh Is Bipolar”

Composite shows Van Gogh is a bipolar restaurant in Quezon City and celebrity Dua Lipa (van Gogh is bipolar/Facebook; Dua Lipa/Facebook

A restaurant in Quezon City was featured in Services95a weekly lifestyle newsletter founded by Doua Lipa.

“[Take] a trip with a freelance lifestyle journalist Juli Suazo to the mood-changing wonder that is Filipino restaurant Van Gogh is bipolar“, wrote Dua Lipa on Twitter.

Created in 2009 by the artist and the chef Jetro RafaeI who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the restaurant serves as a sanctuary for mental health with a focus on food and healing.

The restaurant’s food is named after celebrities, writers, songs and novels such as Demi Lovato’s Raw Sweetness, Courtney Love’s Potion dessert, Britney Spears’ Honey Spicy cheese, Romeo and Juliet wine and Tears Soup by Virginia Woolf.

In 2020, the restaurant closed not because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but because Rafael has to focus on his partner who was diagnosed with colon cancer.

“My priority has always been my family. Honestly, my break had nothing to do with the pandemic. I made the decision to stop everything to focus on taking care of my life partner for 20 years. Having the ability to spend more time with a loved one is a rare gift in itself,” Rafael said in F&B report.

Those interested in visiting can book a reservation through an online form.

Van Gogh is Bipolar is located Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.

Amanda P. Whitten