|Planet Grapes introduces their concept of pairing wine with Pinoy street foods themed as "wine meets street food."|
|Ian Madera of Mercato Centrale models the last serving of imported red wines we sampled.|
In the sneak preview of the Awesome Secret Foodies Tour we toured the upscale dining places of Tuscany in McKinely Hill, BGC. I was with the gang of local food bloggers covering the food sampling marathon. The first door that swung open in the tour was that of Planet Grapes.
It was all about wine and wine pairing. For me, the wines served became my second set of conditioning, after my first conditioning of a kilometer body warming walk from Lawton Avenue to the Tuscany.
It cleansed my palate and reconditioned my guts for the rest of the tour that I never thought would be a marathon of sampling plenty of gourmet foods from eight different restaurants just in a span of about 4 hours. It was first of a kind and so great!
|The quirky wine vending machine is operated by inserting a wallet-size card so you could dispense the precious wine.|
|If you take a closer look at the prices for each fill, you're assured that you will get seven times seven the value of your joining fee in the tour. That's why it's called An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour!|
It has a wide selection of great tasting wine all over the world, some of which are sourced directly from the country that manufactures distinctive wine. Its extensive roster of choices will surely delight wine drinking customers.
Don’t worry if you are not expert about wines. Wine connoisseur is on standby to help or guide you through and answer any question about their wines. They are very much eager to talk with you and tell you about the art of drinking wine.
Mr. Benjamin Bailleux, the Operations and Business Development Director of the Planet Grapes (photo left) explained to us the best kind of wine to pair with oily or fatty-riched pulutan. He recommended the "refreshing wines" or the ones that are quite sour or simply sip juice extract of freshly squeezed calamansi or lime.
|Edgie with Ian Madera of Mercato Centrale|
|The pulutan of the night is influenced by traditional Pinoy street foods|
|The galore of "wine meets Pinoy street foods" - you can have the popular Metro Manila sidewalk delicacies of balut sa puti, siomai, and kekiam|
|The famed balut sa puti is in the center stage among the pulutan (food served with the wines)|
|What looks like cheese fondue and a bowl of chicharon baboy (pork crackling) |
Planet Grapes can be contacted at (02) 551-3731. You can also send a message to email@example.com. Visit also its website at www.planetgrapes.com.ph.
- See the other restaurants we raided in An Awesome Secret Foodies Tour