An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour at McKinley Hill

If you are hankering for a romantic and Italian feel restaurants in Manila then you should really consider Tuscany, An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour, a mouth-watering degustation tour at McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio.


Megaworld Lifestyle Malls together with RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz bring us the ideal foodie spot in a four (4) consecutive Saturdays starting tomorrow, November 30, 2013. Dubbed "An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour" where guests will sample classic Italian food and other specialties. At the end, wash it down with imported wines.


Tuscany by McKinley is a beautiful petite place. I have yet to discover what the place has to offer. Personally, I've been passing by the area but never had the chance to drop in any of the restaurants until I was invited for a "Secret Foodies Tour" about two days ago.



We started our tour with a taste of Planet Grapes where wine was the center of attraction. You must check their bottles of Pinot Noir and other wines imported from Argentina.

Your choice of one red wine and one white wine from Planet Grapes.


You will be delighted to see wine connoisseur on standby to guide you understand and choose the right wine for you. They also feature a quirky wine vending machine and a "wine meets street food" concept.



Trattoria Poggio Antico is really worth visiting. You need to go there and feel the atmosphere of a classic Italy. It's one-of-a-kind restaurant with the owners' passion over of food and traveling.



We had...
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 Mozzarella Crostini and assorted pizzetas (Mozzarella Crostini)
and Oyster Sur Pate di Fegato (Oyster on Liver Pate)






Craving for some Tex Mex, lip-smacking tostadas, burrito and taco? B&T Mexican Kitchen is casual restaurant serving fine and delightful Mexican specialties.



Chipotle Chicken Pizza is a roasted thick tortilla with chipotle adobo sauce, cheese, pico de gallo, fajitas, chipotle chicken and mozzarella cheese.
Mango glazed Harbanero Chicken is a crispy chicke wings glazed with mango sauce
Taquitos Especial with Barbacoa (four-pieced fried or torched rolled tortilla filled with mild shredded beef, chipotle adobo, jalapeno peppers and melted moncheddar cheese, served with side salad.
Nacho Chips with assorted dips.


Made fresh everyday and not from a rigid commercial line. The best flavors comes from the freshest ingredients says Sauceria.


We had one type of appetizer, 
Tuna Tataki. It's a Zaru soba with homemade wasabi sour cream dip.
and two main dishes - Artisanal All Beef Burger is artisanal beef with tuyo blue cheese spread in a Furikaki bun. Feta Cilantro Tomato Cocas, a Spanish-style pizza based on Sauceria's pizza line is a must try!


Another reason that makes Tuscany "Awesome Secret Foodie Tour" a must try is the melody of harmonized flavors brought by Marciano's, serving authentic, flavorful Italian Cuisine cooked by Italian Chef, Giorgio Buciarelli.


Dow Jones, a US T-bone with prawns, potato wedges and roasted veggie
West Side Four Season Pizza, a 12'' pizza with pepperoni, mushroom, seafood and four-cheese. 
Wood Allen Linguine has Shitake button and oyster mushrooms with prosciutto in truffle cream sauce


Enjoy sampling of comfort food at Main Street.


Poutine, a thick cut fries served with beef gravy and cheese curds at Main Street. The Wagyu burger by Main Street is also a must-try. It's made up of Kitayama beef in sesame bun and served with tomato relish, cheddar cheese and house sauce. 


Organic Maple and Candied Bacon Artisan Ice Cream


Our stopover at L.E.S Bagels was one of my favorite part of the tour. Not because I love bread and the likes but I was smitten by a wide selection of gourmet bagels and cream cheese concoctions L.E.S. (Lower East Side) Bagels. 


Bagels with assorted Cream Cheese Filling (14 Choices of Cream Cheese: Plain, Scallion, Garlic and Chive, Vegetable, Herb, Jalapeno Cheddar, Caramelized Onion Raisin, Bacon Cheddar, Sundried Tomato and Basil (was my favorite), Garlic and Chive, Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon and Lox.


What a wonderful evening to end our Awesome Secret Foodies Tour at the pretty bakery, Sophie's Mom. The dainty interiors, soft floral touches and interesting pieces which surely delight your date. Sophie's Mom cupcakes serves delicious and unique cupcake flavors. 




We had Oreo cheesecake cookies and flour less chocolate cupcakes.





Truly, a Happy Place!

Today, McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio is a comfortable and charming place in Manila.  


Indulge in 20 different dishes on sampler sets from 8 different restaurants join the food tour, An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour which will run on November 30, December 4, 14 and 21, 2013 - that's four (4) consecutive Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm only. 


A limited number of tickets will be available (first come first served basis) at the booth between Ukkokei Ramen Ron and Marciano's. Ticket prices go for only P1,000 per head. 


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