posted by Jennie on Jul 2

It has been a while since the hubby and I went on a date and after winding up at the Fort for the BGC Eats, Explore BGC campaign, we find ourselves loving the idea of a half a day tour exploring different culinary places in Bonifacio Global City. :-)

jeff and jen of marriageandbeyond.com

The hubby and me, oh-so-ready, for a gastronomical food date. Thank you for the shot, Badet of Badudets.com! :-)

BGC

BGC Eats Food Tour is a one of its kind tour that will have participants have a taste of different culinary specialities, from the simple to the finest dining places around the 240-hectare Bonifacio Global City. We were given first dibs of how it is going to be like and we liked the idea of exploring different restaurants in one go. It is really not something people regularly do. What I love about the BGC Eats is the concept of progressive meal with 4 stops, covering from appetizer to desserts. Each tour is different too and will go to different stops each time, so those who wants to join can actually sign up on each tour date. :-)

Hop On, Hop Off Bus/
 

Tour starts exactly at 3PM and will last approximately for 2 and a half hours to  3 hours.  Tours will begin at the Hop On Hop Off Bus Stop located in 9th Street between Nike and Bo Concept.  A finite number of 34 persons per tour will be accommodated.

Chef JJ Yulo and BGC spokesperson aboard hop on hop off bus
 

 BGC’s Monica Llamas (center) and at the far back wearing a black shirt is Chef JJ Yulo,Food Connoisseur and co-founder of Pinoy Eats World.

Wildflour BGC

First Stop: WildFlour Cafe + Bakery located at Netlima Building Shop-C, 4th Ave. Cor. 26th St., Global City, Taguig (Tel.8567600)

at Wildflour with foodies

Food tours are made sweeter when enjoyed with foodie friends, Levy, Mauie and Peachy. The two other foodies we shared table with were from Pepper.ph. :-)

Bacon Tarte Flambée

Each table was served with Wildflour’s signature appetizers, Mushroom Tarte Flambée and its Bacon counterpart. What I love most about these square pizzas is the crunchy tarte base. I find it kind of lacking in the salt department, which I attribute to my being Filipino. But I think Wildflour is aware of this fact about Filipinos leaning towards tasty (which often translates to lots of salt in our dishes) that they served the flambees with a salt condiment on the side.

Wildflour cookies
 

These Wildflour cookies, I forgot to ask what they are exactly called, but they were so good! I was able to grab a hold of one pack and bring it home to the little guy for pasalubong. He loved it to bits! I think, even for this, we are going to visit Wildflour again. Not all of us were given a pack though. The person who waited on our table said that they ran out. We also observed two tables (including ours) were not served the green colored drinks they served the rest. I think this is something the BGC Eats organizers can improve on, which the foodies included in the tour will appreciate, if addressed. :-)

We were serenaded by Ukelele Manila as we toured through the 4 different restaurant for the BGC Eats. Above is Ukelele Manila’s rendition of Waiting in Vain by Bob Marley. :-)

Nolita BGC

Second Stop: NOLITA (North of Little Italy) located at 7th Ave. corner 29th St. South,
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

NOLITA order

The instruction: Order All Pizza from the Pizza Guys Before Going to the Cashier. :-)

nolita pizzas

I was shooting to order what one of their pizza guys said to be their best seller, the Chicken Parmesan Pizza, but the last ready slice was given to the lady before me, so Cheeseburger Pizza, it is. :-)

buffalo chicken with blue cheese and cheeseburger pizzas

Nolita Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Pizza (P250/slice) and Nolita Cheeseburger Pizza (P210/slice)

Nolita, being an offshoot restaurant of our family’s favorite comfort food restaurant, Borough, you can say, my taste buds devoured quite expectantly and the hubby and I were not the least disappointed. Jeff ordered the tastiest buffalo chicken pizza we have ever had and the cheeseburger pizza I ordered was good as well. The serving of each pizza is huge. I am going to have the Chicken Parmesan and the Spinash and Artichoke pizzas next! :D

Tex Mex Savory Bread Pudding
Nolita Tex Mex Savory Bread Pudding, P270

Now that’s the most adventurous I have ever come close to a bread pudding and it is not bad, I should say. A fun fusion that can easily make someone come back for more.

2nd's Restaurant

Third Stop: 2nd’s Restaurant located at 2/F Quadrant 3. Bonifacio High Street, BGC Taguig  (Tel. +63(2)8465293)

2nd's bacon chicharon

Let’s just say, you can’t go to 2nd’s without trying their famous Bacon Chicharon (P315). This  2nd’s favorite is served with muscovado mustard dip and spiced vinegar. :-)

2nd's Benedict Burger (small)

The Benedict Burger (small version) is a must try too. Made of sirloin patty, fried egg, wild arugula, Thyme hollandaise and SPAM.

Cupcakes by Sonja

Fourth Stop: Cupcakes by Sonja located at Serendra, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (Tel.915-2936)

We were pretty stuffed enough after our 2nd’s Restaurant tummy treat and we were ready for dessert! Cupcakes by Sonja it is. We met the famous Sonja herself, who is surprisingly so timid and down-to-earth despite the fame. She seem to be as sweet as her cupcake masterpieces are.

Chef JJ Yulo, Monica Llamas and Sonja of Cupcakes by Sonja

We capped the BGC Eats, Explore BGC media event at Cupcakes by Sonja. Chef JJ Yulo with BGC’s Monica Llamas and Sonja herself of Cupcakes by Sonja. (above photo). Please check out more photos via My Tummy is Full’s Official Facebook Page —> BGC Eats, Explore BGC Album :-)

I don’t need to do a lot of convincing to get you, my dear readers, to join the BGC Eats, Explore BGC Food Tour. Joining is very easy. Just shop and claim!  Two (2) free tickets will be given for every purchase worth P 1,500.00 (single or accumulated receipts) from retail stores or restaurants at the following establishments: Bonifacio High Street, The Fort Entertainment Center, Crossroads, Bonifacio Stopover, One & Two Parkade, and The Mind Museum. Purchase receipts should be from June 24 to July 21, 2013.

Claimants can only get a maximum of two (2) tickets per day. Tickets can be claimed at the Bonifacio High Street Central Concierge (inside C1 building) from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily starting June 24 to July 20, 2013. Claimants can choose from the following BGC Eats Food Tour dates at the Bonifacio High Street Central Concierge: June 29, July 6, 13, and 20.

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