April 25, 2008 (Friday) at exactly 2PM marked the start of my first ever gastronomic experience as a blogger. Thanks to Spot.ph and my dear friend Sophie, who forwarded the invite to me, I joined 100 bloggers as we toured around one part of Trinoma Mall visiting 18 (yes e-i-g-h-t-e-e-n) food establishments and learning about the story behind each restaurant and trying out their best sellers as well.
Thankfully, the event was well organized complete with a very impressive set-up by the registration table. After signing up, we were directed to an area for the briefing. Since I had to play dual personality for that day: part a blogger and another part a Starbucks partner, I found myself running around and up and down for almost 3/4ths of the time. Good thing too because I get to burn off what I eat from time to time.
The event took us 5 whole hours but there was not a dull moment because I was able to mingle and getting acquainted with fellow bloggers who share the same love for food!
The tour brought us to different restaurants that specializes in different cuisines around the world! It was a great way to know more about their top dishes since it will definitely take a while for me to personally try out each and every restaurant in this big mall up north.
Our team marshall Trixie brought us to Madison Grill, Haiku, La Maison, Recipes, Ruby Tuesday, Cyma, Starbucks Coffee, Holy Cow and Jack's Loft, Cafe Breton, Fish & Co., TGIF, Italiannis, Bubba Gump, Red Box, Cold Rock Ice Creamery, Five Cows and Krispy Kreme! *phew*
On the SPOT
Known for my love for what's good and what's new, it's no surprise that my friends would just allow me to choose where to eat whenever we have a get-together. Of course, not wanting to disappoint them, I regularly visit online food blogs and lifestyle search engines to keep myself updated on what's out there.
While surfing the net one evening, I landed in SPOT.ph. Curious on what the site is all about, I immediately signed up and read the articles posted on the main page. After jumping from link to link I realized that SPOT.ph is actually a site created by the makers of PEP.ph which is my source for the latest showbiz chismis locally. Ü
Through this event, I further learned that the site is created to feature restaurants, bars and events happening in Metro Manila. I like the fact that it allows members to share their thoughts on their personal experiences while dining at a certain food establishment. This way, visitors in search for a new place to visit will be able to get a better idea on what's good and what's not in the restaurant.
My Top Five SPOTs
In the following days, I will be sharing with you my thoughts on MY TOP FIVE restaurants that we have visited during the tour. Growling tummies up ahead! Ü
see related post: The SPOT Bloggers’ Tour