Thank you to all our media and blogging friends for joining the kick-off of our food tour at Tuscany, Mckinley Hill! Special thanks to my Mercato Centrale partner, RJ for hosting the event. :)
The food tour is a 20-course degustation, going to 8 restaurants in 3 hours, for P1,000.
Here is a photo-essay of what we've dubbed An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour...
ITAEWON is a shopping district for local and global brands, with cool bars at night. It's a melting pot of diverse cultures and the hip place to go for food and restaurants offering international cuisines.
We spent our last night in Korea here and how I wish we had more time to explore.
Check out the IP Boutique Hotel we stayed at and Flying Pan, one of the best brunch places in Itaewon...
MUNCHTOWN is the latest food project from Chef Robby Goco of Green Pastures fame, and it aims to raise the level of the food we eat when we watch movies. :) All I can say is, it's about time! Thanks to Chef Robby, movie dates will never be the same again.
Question is, are you willing to pay the price for good food in the movie house?
DONG-LIM KNOT MUSEUM is a showcase of traditional Korean Maedeup (Knots) Art. Here, you can also learn first-hand how to make various ornamental knots the traditional way through do-it-yourself workshops.
It was established in April 2004 by traditional knot technique master, Sim Yeong-Mi. She learned the technique from her Father-in-Law, who learned it from her Great Aunt-in-Law, a knot technician in the palace during the last Joseon Dynasty.
Hatch 22 is Rockwell's All-Day Breakfast Cafe & Bakery by Raymund Magdaluyo, Ivan Salameda & Erwan Heussaff, located where Crustacia used to be.
Its name is a play on the "Catch 22" phrase, because they don't want to be stuck with just being identified as a breakfast place, but also one with an adaptive menu, depending on the time you arrive in the resto.
Is it all hype or does it deliver on quality of food and overall dining experience? Check this out ...
The Best of ALL-DAY BREAKFAST Craze:
- BREAKFAST at ANTONIO'S: Welcoming 2013 with a Yummy Bang along the Ridge!
- MAPLE: All Day Breakfast @ San Antonio Plaza, Forbes Park Makati
- EARLY BIRD Breakfast Club: Starting the All-Day Breakfast Era in Manila?
- IHOP Philippines: Manila Goes Crazy Over IHOP?
- L.E.S. BAGLES: (Lower East Side) New York-inspired Bagels in Manila @ Tuscany, McKinley
- HATCH 22 Cafe & Bakery: Rockwell Power Breakfast! @hatch22ph
When in Korea, you've got to taste the authentic Korean Fried Chicken, so we visited NOO NA HOL DAK Chicken while shopping in MYEONGDONG -- The 9th Most Expensive Shopping Street in the World.
Here's a photo essay of our experience...