Go on a Gastronomic Exploration with An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour at Tuscany, Mckinley Hill

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An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour at Tuscany, Mckinley Hill

In history books, Tuscany is well-regarded as the place where the Italian Renaissance all began. It had over one hundred protected nature reserves, which made it a popular tourist destination, along with its capital Florence. Tuscany also produced wine, and has long been considered “a nation within a nation.”

Taking on the same name as the popular region, Tuscany Mckinley Hill also shows promise of revolutionizing culture and dining. With its rich selection of food establishments, Tuscany Mckinley Hill aims to become a destination spot for tourists and food lovers. It is now home to over 50 dining establishments, some of which are considered well-kept foodie secrets of the metro. For gourmet lovers, the long stretch of dining establishments will definitely not disappoint. Cravings satisfied, tummies full, there is much to look forward to in Tuscany, Mckinley Hill.

And for those who have yet to offer the culinary offerings of Tuscany, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, alongside RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz, has cooked up a special public tour this coming month. “An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour” will run for four weeks, and has already started last November 30, 2013. The remaining tour dates are on December 7, 14, and 21, 2013 scheduled from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. The tour will cover eight different restaurants and twenty delectable dishes to satisfy your search for gastronomic delights.

Here’s a sneak peek of the restaurants and food establishments, as well as the menu offered in the tour:

Planet Grapes

Wine without the drama. That’s what Planet Grapes is all about, getting people to appreciate wine by helping wine novices learn the art of drinking wine. And what better way to appreciate wine and not feel intimidated but to pair wine with street food? A novel concept you will find only at Planet Grapes.

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Planet Grapes

tuscany food tour

Wine dispensing machine. You get to choose and serve your own wine. Planet Grapes’ knowledgeable wine connoisseur attendants to assist you in choosing the best wine for your meal

tuscany food tour

tuscany food tour

Wine meets street food, only at Planet Grapes

Trattoria Poggio Antico

Trattoria Poggio Antico is owned by Roland Lorilla, a Filipino who was inspired by his vacation to the farms and meadows of Italy and wanted to take home with him the flavors of Italian cuisine. Not to be confused with another Trattoria restaurant in Shang, Trattoria in Italian simply means “an Italian style dining establishment.” It is the first, and probably will be the only Trattoria Poggio Antico branch, says owner Roland Lorilla.

Trattoria Poggio Antico served four dishes, namely: Prosciutto con Melone (Ham and Melon on Pizza Crust), Crespella del Poggio Antico (Crepe stuffed with ham and cheese, and mushroom in truffle oil), Pomodoro e Mozarella Crostini and assorted pizettas (Mozarella crostini), and Oyster Sur Pate di Fegato (Oyster on Liver Pate)

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Trattoria Poggio Antico

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tuscany food tour

Mercato Centrale’s RJ Ledesma with Trattoria owner Roland Lorilla

tuscany food tour

tuscany food tour

Barbie and Me enjoying our appetizers with wine

 

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Gourmet Italian dinner with the girls (Photo from Joy Mendiola)

B&T Mexican Kitchen

Discover lip-smacking and flavorful Tex-Mex dishes that will make you shout “Arriba!” at B&T Mexican Kitchen.

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Wet Burrito

The bulldog. Big enough for sharing with friends!

Burritos & Tacos Mexican Kitchen. They also have imported beers! Hurray!

 

For the tour, B&T Mexican Kichen served Chipotle Chicken Pizza, Mango Glazed Habanero Chicken, Taquitos Especial and Nacho Chips with Assorted Dip

Les Bagels

Les Bagels stand for Lower East Side Bagels, which offer a wide selection of gourmet bagels an cream cheese concoctions. Believe me when I say that they smother the bagels with cream cheese! Other than bagels, Les Bagels also serve coffee, pastries, and more.

Les Bagels

Gourmet bagel selections

Les Bagels serve pastries, cookies, and more!

Sauceria

Sauceria takes pride in serving artisan dishes, or handmade masterpieces than by hand. They believe that quality food starts from the freshes ingredients. Thus, everything from Sauceria, if not always, is made fresh everyday from readily available ingredients, including sauces, herbs and breads.

Sauceria, Tuscany Mckinley Hill

Sauceria’s delicious Calamansi soda and Freshly Brewed Iced Tea

 

Sauceria’s Tuna Tataki, Zaru Soba with homemade wasabi and sour cream dip

Feta Cilantro Tomato Cocas or Spanish-style pizza with Catalan Flat Bread

 

Artisanal All Beef Burger with Tuyo Blue Cheese Spread in a Furikaki Bun

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Ending the first main dish serving with coffee

Marciano’s

If the name did not ring a bell, let Marciano’s interiors and cozy atmosphere bring you to Southern Italy. Magnificent and al dente pasta creations, fresh pizza, and rich and juicy premium cut steaks will elicit mouth watering from food enthusiasts.

Marciano’s, Tuscany Mckinley Hill

Woody Allen Linguine – Shiitake button and oyster mushrooms with prosciutto in truffle cream sauce

 

West Side Four Season Pizza, a 12″ pizza with Pepperoni, Mushroom, Seafood and Four-cheese flavors

Dow Jones, US T-bone with prawns, potato wedges and roasted vegetables

 

Surprise! It came with desserts. Not in the degustation tour menu, though ;)

Main Street

This Canadian restaurant offers French-Canadian hybrid recipes that will surely make it to your list of comfort foods. The Wagyu Burger and the Organic Maple and Candied Bacon Artisan Ice Cream are to die for! Don’t get too full before you get to Main Street so that you get to savor these two!

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tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Main Street, Tuscany Mckinley Hill

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Main Street’s French-Canadian inspired menu

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Poutine by Main Street, thick-cut fries served with beef gravy and cheese curds, a new twist to french fries

 

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Wagyu Burger, with Kitayama beef in sesame bun and served with tomato relish, cheddar cheese and house sauce

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Organic Maple and Candied Bacon Artisan Ice Cream. Bacon makes everything better. Will definitely come back for this. It’s just Php 90 for two scoops

Sophie’s Mom

Sophie’s Mom’s interiors made me feel like a kid again. With all the touches of pink and the elaborate, dainty embellishments in the cafe, it’s a little girl’s dream come true to be enjoying a piece of their heavenly cupcake in the cafe. The place is just too cute! Perfect for bridal and baby showers, small intimate parties and gatherings. Don’t forget to savor the yummy cupcakes!

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Sophie’s Mom, Tuscany Mckinley Hill – definitely a happy place

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Cute setup c/o Sophie’s Mom

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

tuscany mckinley foodie tour

Don’t forget to enjoy the cupcakes and smile ;)

Wearing this pin proud!

Only thirty participants per scheduled tour date get to go on the tour. Ticket prices go for Php 1000 per head. Get to go on a gastronomic tour of a lifetime with An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour at Tuscany, Mckinley Hill.-HANA

For more inquiries about the Tuscany Food Tour, please call 709-0888, 709-9888, or 0917-838-0111

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