Don’t you just love restaurant freebies? I do. 😀 Depending on how economically viable it is for business, it’s our way of getting back all those exorbitant VAT and service charges they charge us whenever we dine out (Aaargh, with a capital A!)
A good event to check out: the Appetite Restaurant Festival happening in Eastwood City from now until January 15, 2011. A total of 25 restos are participating. With a minimum purchase of P1,000, take a look at some of their free offerings:
MOMO Cafe – Crispy Nachos Style Jalapeno Cheddarella Cheese Rolls
The Flying Pig – Salpicao Madrileno
Blufish – Gambas al Ajillo
Mr. Kurosawa – California Maki
Graffiti – Barbecue Satay
ZAO – Crispy Spring Rolls
…. and many more participating establishments!
Seen at the festival launch which was initiated by the Philippines’ Appetite Magazine as part of their sixth anniversary were associate editor Joseph Ubalde, editorial assistant Patricia Alfonso, editor in chief slash chef & stylist Lorraine Timbol and art director Chelsea May Lim.
According to Ms. Timbol, the festival is inspired by the famed degustation in culinary hotspots like Paris and New York.
As an added attraction, Appetite Magazine would also recommend select restaurants in Eastwood City by posting stickers that read: ‘Appetite Magazine Recommends.’
“One of the hardest decisions of mall goers is where to eat. Because there are so many choices in Eastwood City, we came up with recommendations on where to dine out with friends, family or that special someone,” she added.
Also check out special dishes that have been created by the chefs just for the festival:
Ramen Bar – Curry Chasyu Ramen
Crisostomo Restaurant – Malunggay canton with seafood
Uncle Cheffy – Panizza and Platter Combo
Agave Mexican – Bola de mariscos
Serye Cafe Filipino – Boneless Crispy Pata
Cookbook Kitchen – Pasta Pinoy
Old Vine – steak and foie gras in port wine truffle sauce
Thousand Cranes – Agedashi tofu
Check ’em out! 😉