April 29, 2010
The Food Tour of Ivan Man Dy (of Old Manila Walks fame) in Bonifacio Global City last April 24 was great! It's actually a restaurant tour organized by Bonifacio Global City management to promote selected restaurants in Serendra, Bonifacio High Street (BHS) and Fort Strip.
The best thing about it is it's for FREE and open to BHS, Serendra and Fort Strip visitors. You can register as walk-in guests at the Concierge Desk in Bonifacio High Street for the upcoming May 1, 2pm tour.
Here are some of my interesting discoveries during the food tour...
Red Velvet Vixen (P72 - big size). Traditional Southern Cupcakes made with Belgian Cocoa and Cream Cheese Icing. Part of the proceeds of the Red Velvet Vixen cupcakes goes to support Red Cross.
Inspired by her stints in Magnolia Bakery in NY and Sprinkles in Hollywood, Sonja started the Cupcake Craze in Manila. To this day, she still retains the title of Queen of Cupcakes. She consistently serves fresh, top quality cupcakes in her nice and homey shop in Serendra.
During the May 1 Food Tour, this is the only restaurant destination that will be repeated from the April 24 tour.
I was glad to see Oskie Ravanera, Juliana and daughter Mian Alampay from the recent Ultimate Batanes Tour Batch April 2010, and Ed Legaspi and his wife from our first-ever Ultimate Batanes Tour Batch 1. We had a fun time sharing memories (and controversies) of the Batanes tour. :)
If your birthday is on May 1, join the BGC Food Tour and treat your friends to a FREE Food Tour around Serendra, Bonifacio High Street and Fort Strip. Ed Legaspi celebrated his birthday during our tour.
At Friday's, I learned that the Filipino Pork Liempo (P395) is only carried by the Friday's chain in the Philippines. We were told that people rave about it.
One of our favorite yogurt places was part of the tour -- Yoh-gurt Froz in Bonifacio High Street, which is hidden inside Hobbes & Landes. Everyone in the tour group was treated to a cup of Yoh-gurt Froz with whatever toppings we liked. This coming Saturday, it is Ice Cream Bar's turn to treat people joining the food tour. :)
For me, the highlight of the tour was the finale, which was a 6-course meal at The Establishment. :) It's quite rare to get inside The Hall wearing shorts and slippers. Usually, you really have to dress up to get inside The Establishment.
The Establishment is launching a new Pan-Asian menu. We got a taste of it during our last stop in the food tour. The second-floor Chinese restaurant is not fully constructed yet, so they decided to focus on the restaurants on the ground floor first.
Some of our blogger foodie friends attended the event, but most of the participants were previous clients of Ivan Man Dy.
On May 1, the tour will end at the Amber Lounge, where the pizzas are good. :)
Thanks to all the foodies we met during the Food Tour last April 24! Don't miss the May 1 Food Tour with Ivan Man Dy. Here is the itinerary below:
Food Tour with Ivan Man Dy (May 1, Saturday, 2pm)
2:00-2:30 POLU KAI, Serendra (Meeting Place)
2:30-3:00 CUPCAKES BY SONJA, Serendra
3:00-3:10 Walk to Bonifacio High Street (BHS)
3:10-3:40 ITALIANNI'S (BHS)
3:40-4:25 STOCK MARKET (BHS)
ICE CREAM BAR (BHS)
4:25-4:35 Walk to Fort Strip
4:35-5:05 TRIO Italian
As they say, the best (and awesome) things in life are FREE! :)
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. Don't miss the schedules of the other BGC Passionfest events this coming weekend!