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Thursday, November 28, 2013


We, of ERICJAZ FOODIES, are very happy to notice that Filipinos right now will not just go for the "usuals" when it comes to having a good time or going for a great grub. Even with the emergence of carnival-like malls in every corner of the Metro, we would look for an experience that is out of the ordinary and go for something bordering on exceptional!

The same goes for food! Now I know that I am STUCK (tee hee) with somebody who would rip apart his burger demoting it to a naked patty and bread but even HE is interested to try something new to shock his palate.

With all these in mind, we, of ERICJAZ FOODIES, are so excited to invite you all to experience food tripping  brought to a whole new level...



1 ticket to 8 gastronomical stops for only P1,000.00!

Read on to find out what awaits you and how to join this awesome food tour!

We, ERICJAZ FOODIES, thank you.

Or should it be the other way around? Ha ha ha! You'll see what we mean.

photo grabbed from Planet Grapes FB page

The SECRET FOODIES TOUR is a 20-course degustation trip involving 8 restaurants in 3 hours for P1,000!

First stop at the SECRET FOODIES TOUR was the meeting place as well... 


Unfortunately, my husband arrived late so I would have to grab these pictures from PLANET GRAPES' FACEBOOK PAGE !! 

photo grabbed from PLANET GRAPES fb page

PLANET GRAPES - Discover Wine, One Grape At A Time!

The first stop for the SECRET FOODIES TOUR will immediately rack your brains from deciding which one from their vast selection of reds and whites will be worthy enough for your first dainty sips. 

photo grabbed from PLANET GRAPES fb page

You immediately get 2 glasses from PLANET GRAPES so you could have your choice of one red and one white wine. 

Choices are : 

Folie a Deux Merlot 2010, Joel Gott Riesling 2011, Kunde Family Chardonnay 2011, L'escargot Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2012, Pircas Negras Torrontes 2011, Paul de Coste Blanc de Blancs, Chateua Tire Pe Diem Merlot 2011, L'escarot Pinot Noir 2011, Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2011, Lucky Country Shiraz 2012, Anne de Joeuse Camas Syrah Rose 2012. 

Certainly a mouthful right? (Yes pun kinda intended here). I'm sure you would agree with me that these are indeed a great selection of wines worthy to jump start your awesome food tour ahead!

photo grabbed from Chuckie Dreyfus

Part of the SECRET FOODIES fun is how you "acquire" your chosen drink from PLANET GRAPES' modern wine cellar!

Lookin' good there Yen Dreyfus ( THE TUMMY TRAVELER)!

My unico husbandro (tee hee) finally arrived at the second stop for the SECRET FOODIES TOUR at TRATTORIA POGGIO ANTICO!

At TRATTORIA POGGIO ANTICO you will be grasped by the beauty and homeyness of classic Italy cafes!

First official dish on your SECRET FOODIES tour will be an appetizer of Ham and Melon on Pizza Crust, Stuffed Crepe with Ham and Cheese, Mozzarella Crostini, and Oyster on Live Pate.

Give it a good look and take in how insanely beautiful this appetizer plate is. To think that normally, all of this might cost a huge chunk of pesos. But now because of the SECRET FOODIES TOUR it will just be a portion of the P1,000.00 ticket! 

Of course, don't think that since it is a (exaggerated hush) SECRET FOODIES TOUR you cannot let out some noise. You are free to have loads of fun and take lots of peeekchur peeekchur! TEEE HEEE!


B AND T MEXICAN KITCHEN is a casual tex mex restaurant which is a perfect venue for friends and office mates who would like to let loose with sangrias and nachos!

Of course, if you what you came for is authentic Mexican grub, this is the way to go too!

My husband was astounded that in the 3rd stop for the SECRET FOODIES TOUR he was presented with a plate, no a PLATTER of Chipotle Chicken Pizza, Mango Glazed Habanero Chicken, and Taquitos Especial with Barbacoa!!!

Yub started to dig in to this Mexican platter of heaven and can't help but eat like there's no tomorrow! The serving was HUGE! You would think that this is more than enough for 2 hungry hombres but for the SECRET FOODIES TOUR, you get this ALL to yourself!

Along with that ginormous platter from B AND T MEXICAN KITCHEN, you also get some nacho chips with assort dips to munch on and celebrate your night of gluttony! 


Fashioned after the lower east side of your favorite chic city, L.E.S. BAGELS is a specialty deli which gives you fresh from the oven goodness of this breakfast favorite!

For the SECRET FOODIES TOUR, you get a hot, crusty, and chewy bagel with assorted cream cheese filling of your choice!!! You could do this many times so get ready to get your fill of flavored cream cheese for your bagel!

Sundried Tomato and Olive, Garlic and Chive, Bacon and Cheddar... 

Blueberry... Apple Cinnamon.... 

I don't know about you but I'm drooling over here..... My tongue is hanging out right this very minute and I'm inching closer to my monitor.... 

You would THINK that my husband would love me enough to hide a bit of those delectable fillings to take home for me but he DIDN'T!

 A lady could only take so much from the sight of all this....

I am SO addicted to cream cheese and looking at these pictures is just plain torture!!! 

Doesn't this just look mouthwatering?!

L.E.S. BAGELS best seller was the everything bagel! You may want to try this out with your numerous spreads when you go on your SECRET FOODIES TOUR!


My husband truly enjoyed the Feta Cilantro Tomato Cocas pizza!

He also took a huge bite from SAUCERIA's Artisanal All Beef Burger!

If you're looking for some extra Japanese carbs, don't fret because the SECRET FOODIES TOUR would give you the specialty of SAUCERIA -- the Tuna Tataki!!

If by some weird reason you are still craving for some more pizza after SAUCERIA, you're in luck. Because with the SECRET FOODIES TOUR, you will also pass by MARCIANOS!

At MARCIANOS you are assured of more authentic Italian food making you feel as if the SECRET FOODIES TOUR took you on a time space warp to Southern Italy!

Have a taste of some Woody Allen Linguine which is spaghetti overflowing with prosciutto in truffle cream sauce!

And bite in the juicy meat of US T-bone with potato wedges, and roasted vegetables!

And because one could never have enough pizza, you also get a gooey and cheesy slice of West Side Four Season Pizza!!!

My husband, who is actually a big guy when you see him, could barely walk going to MAIN STREET because he was already too full from all that food!

But everybody seem to be all smiles in this stop at the SECRET FOODIES TOUR so he mustered his strength and got tough!

Plus the sight of MORE burgers being arranged at MAIN STREET got his very full attention!

Oh wow... would you look at that Wagyu Burger from MAIN STREET??

This Wagyu Burger was so fat and bulging with fillings that you'll thank the heavens for being in the SECRET FOODIES TOUR!

And if that monster of a Wagyu Burger was not enough for you ( you freak... tee hee ), MAIN STREET also has thick fries with gravy and cheese curds aka poutine!

I was about to put some expletives to convey how my husband loved the poutine but he stopped me.

Kill joy... pffffttttttttt!

To end that feast in MAIN STREET you will get a shot of Organic Maple and Candied Bacon Artisan Ice Cream!

... and the last stop of the SECRET FOODIES TOUR (noooooh!!!!!!!!!!!!) is SOPHIE'S MOM!

SOPHIE'S Mom is a quaint little coffee shop which would remind you of your doll house when you were a kid (provided of course, I'm talking to a girl...).

My husband was already panting from all the grub that he shoved in his mouth but he was faced yet again with a choice to add something forever in his hips... The Oreo Cheese Cake Cookie!

It was worth it he said. At least he has something more to jiggle for me. 

I don't know what he meant by that by the way.

To end the most AWESOME SECRET FOODIES TOUR you gobble up on some flourless chocolate cupcake! Perfectly fudgy and yum nummity to culminate this gastranomic trip!!!


My husband forgot about me that night because he was in the company of our favorite foodie fam, the KTG!

l-r MARK ANTHONY FERNANDEZ OMIGERRRD, Richard Co (TALES FROM THE TUMMY), Jericho San Miguel and Kathi Raneses (MUCKING AROUND MANILA), Len De Guzman-Altea (THE MOMMIST), Yen Dreyfus (THE TUMMY TRAVELER), Gerry San Miguel (DUDE FOR FOOD), Guia Bautista-Obsum (FOOD REVIEWS MANILA), Chuckie Dreyfus (ALL CHUCKED UP), and Anton Diaz (OUR AWESOME PLANET)

RJ Ledesma, Sophie's Mom, Anton Diaz

Thank you so much to Mr. RJ Ledesma and Mr. Anton Diaz for having ERICJAZ FOODIES in  this epic tour!

Join the fun!!!

The Awesome Secret Foodies Tour will run every Saturday on November 30 and December 7, 14, and 21 from 2pm - 5pm.

When you go on this SECRET FOODIE TRIP, here are some points to remember!

1) An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour will run on Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14 and Dec 21, 2013 from 2PM –    
    5PM in Tuscany at McKinley Hill.

2) Tickets for the tour are priced at P1, 000. One ticket admits one (1) person.

3) Tickets are sold at the Redemption Booth near the Tuscany Grand Villas Gate on: 11AM - 6PM.
     Please call numbers below to confirm on selling dates.

4) Participants may choose their preferred date for the tour on a first come first served basis.

5) No rebooking of tours.

6) No ticket reservations will be entertained over the phone.

7) Tickets must be claimed in person on a first come, first served basis.

8) For ticket inquiries, please call +632 709-0888, 709-9888, +63 917 838-0111.

AN AWESOME SECRET FOODIES TOUR! A unique way to get a taste of the special food in Tuscany, Mckinley Hill!!!


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