This year, Bonifacio Global City brings back BGC Eats 2014, a bus and walking food tour which gives you an overview of what’s new and hip places to eat at BGC. As we all know, BGC have been shaping up to cater the needs and wants of hungry foodies for a different and unique dining experience.
Four Restaurants, Four Experts, One Delicious Tour
BGC Eats is made even bigger as Chef JJ Yulo, the man behind Pinoy Eats World and successful food tours and well curated food bazaars, will be accompanied by four different food experts in four different kinds of tours. The tours were made so that no tour will be similar to another. You will travel the depths of BGC for a unique culinary experience each week.
Here are the schedule for the tours:
Tour 1: July 26 (This coming Saturday!)
Science with Artha Ting
Chef JJ Yulo will be joined by Artha Ting, a mind rover from the Mind Museum as she unearths the science behind all things tasty. Expect your brain and your tummy to be simultaneously stimulated by the end of the tour.
Tour 2: August 2
Photography with Mylene Chung
Mylene Chung is the co-founder of the food blog, Pepper.ph and a food photographer and prop stylist. Join her and shoot your way to being the envy and drool of Instagram. Cameras are a must for you’ll be enjoying taking food selfies the whole tour.
Tour 3: August 9
Drink Pairings with Bel Castro
Learn some tricks on how to enhance your dining experience with beverage expert, Bel Castro. The tour will make you appreciate your meal even more by pairing it with the perfect drink. Of course, participants must be 18 and up to fully enjoy the experience.
Tour 4: August 16
Healthy Eats with Denise Celdran
Discover healthy and delicious food options with Denise Celdran, Edgy Veggie Cafe owner. You can always enjoy a good meal with friends without packing on some excessive pounds. P.S. Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean going vegan, meat eaters are welcome as well.
How do you join the BGC Eats food tour?
There are three ways for you to join the food tour. If you are a BGCitizen, armed with any valid proof of residence, employment or enrollment at BGC, you instantly get one ticket (You lucky peopple!). Not a BGCitizen? Don’t fret. BGC is also known as a great shopping outlet. Just divulge on some retail therapy from Bonifacio High Street, Crossroads, The Fort Entertainment Center, Bonifacio Stopover, One & Two Parkade and the Mind Museum, present a single receipt worth a minimum of Php2,000, you instantly get one ticket. Not bad, you get to shop and eat at the same time. Lastly, when both ways fail, you can just buy a the food tour ticket for Php1,500. No reservations necessary, just show up 15 minutes before the tour to get some tickets.
The tour starts exactly at 3:00PM and will last for approximately 2 and a half hours up to 3 hours. The meeting point for the tour will be at the Hop On Hop Off Bus Stop at 9th avenue (near Krispy Kreme and Nike). The tour can accomodate a maximum of 34 foodies per tour. You can claim your tickets at the Bonifacio High Street Central Coincerge from 11AM to 8PM daily. Since slots are limited, Better hurry and get your self a seat at the tour.
What to Expect this Saturday
I was lucky to have join the media to uncover what BGC Eats 2014 has in store for this year.We were able to join Chef JJ Yulo and Artha in their mental journey towards foodgasm discovery.
The first stop was at Gustare Kitchen, a quaint private kitchen that serves meals and pastry desserts for intimate gatherings and take aways. Ginny the chef and owner of Gustare warmly welcomed us with different pastries made of egg whites that will surely satisfy our sweet tooth.
The second stop was at Prost Braumeister, a german pub which specializes in sausages and good German beers. We were fulled to the brim as we sampled four types of sausages, as well as some of tehir savory dishes. If we were served some German beers, we wouldn’t mind staying there for a bit. But unfortunately, we had to move on to the next food stop.
The last stop of the tour was at the Mind Museum, where we were amazed by the Apocalypse project. We were presented with some indigenous possible food sources as Climate Change has eliminated our supply of meat, dairy and wheat. We were amazed on what a team of chef and innovators have come up with. It may be a new concept for us, but come to think of it: If Climate Change radically changed the Earth’s environment, making our ecosystem different from what we’ve been used to, What are our possible food sources in order to survive?
It was a fun day despite the gloomy weather. Our stomach surely did not feel any gloom and was ecstatic the whole 3 hours of the tour. Among the four, I am truly excited for the Healthy Eats for I have always been in search of ways to incorporate a healthy lifestyle; and Photography Tour for I am a certified Instagram and food porn junkie. Follow me on Instagram (@carolranas) to see what I mean.