Last Sunday, I was accompanied by my ever-supportive ento/cousins/sister to The Big Banquet Food Tasting held at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, McKinley. It was not cheap considering ang dami kong alalay. haha. For Php500 (Php400/couple) you get to try appetizer, main course, dessert and signature drink of all the participating caterers. We didn't eat our lunch in preparation for the battle. :) We chose the 4-7pm slot and we arrived on the dot. We registered and was assigned to proceed to Jade hall first then Banyan then last would be Silk. I thought the 2 hours is more than enough to try all the caterers. We were proven wrong.
|The event occupied all 3 events hall (Silk, Jade & Banyan)|
|Our "passport" (Front view)|
|Back View with how the caterers are spread out|
|I super love the contrast! Sadly it wouldn't fit our theme and motif.|
Crisped Beef Ssam Rolls - 2
48-hour Roasted US Beef Belly (with Herbed Marble Potatoes) - 2
Sunken Island with Vanilla Custard - 2
Iced Tea - 2
Overall Comment: Sadly, those where also our least favorite from the first time we tried their food. I still don't like the Roast Beef and the Rolls. The dessert is too sweet.
I don't often read or hear about Albergus catering. So I'm kinda excited on what they're gonna offer. Side chika: this is where we saw Maxene Magalona with her (boy)friend.
|simple but elegant set-up|