Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Starting 2018 Right with The KTG

2017 has been a year filled with discovering new food and meeting new friends. And there's no better way to welcome the new year than with some of the fantastic people I've met and love. I was not expecting to throw away my plan to eat in moderation in less than a week but I'm not regretting it a single bit especially if it means feasting with The Kain Tulog Gang at F1 Hotel.
Held at the Infinity Ballroom, I was welcomed by several familiar smiling faces and scrumptious spread from La Petite Fromagerie, The Plaza Ham, Swizzle Mobile Bar, and of course, our gracious host, F1 Hotel. 
I sat with one of my favorite foodie couples, Frannywanny and Paul. And I saw their adorable twin Jacob and Liana who were like angels throughout the event. I also got this sweet gift from Fran who used to be my boss during our Summit Media days. And yes, we used to handle Yummy magazine. 
While waiting for the festivities to start, R and I went for some Serenitea drinks. I went with the crowd favorite Wintermelon while R went with Yakult. Milo Dino ran out fast and it was no surprise as it's the bestseller among chocolate loving kids. 
And the first thing I tried from the beautiful spread of dishes was La Petite Fromagerie's famous raclette. I didn't really go crazy with the fruits or crackers as I love my melted cheese on top of marbled potatoes. (I liked it so much that I went back for seconds.)
I haven't had the chance to enjoy ham last month so I was glad to indulge in some during the party. It was my first time to try The Plaza Ham and I have to say, the reviews are real. It's really good! The ham was packed with lovely blend of sweet and salty flavors making it the ideal Christmas ham. But heck, I wouldn't mind having this for breakfast anytime. Lynne of En Route told me to eat it with raclette and let's just say my taste buds went wild. 
La Petite Fromagerie also offers this heaven-sent Truffle Cream Cheese Spread which I enjoyed so much that I ended up buying a bottle for myself. It was a steal for PHP450 as the taste of truffle is very pronounced. I was told that it lasts for three weeks but I'm sure it won't even last two weeks with me. 
I also sampled some of F1's scrumptious spread like the Stuffed Beef Belly.
Other dishes prepared for us were Fish Roulade in Creamy Mushroom Masala, Tinapa and Aligue Pasta and Herb Chicken with Hoisin Mint Jelly. I only got to try the beef belly and fish and both were great! I prefer the fish over meat though as it went well with the white wine I was drinking.
And speaking of drinks, I also indulged in some of Swizzle Mobile Bar's Mojito and Pink Lemonade frozen drinks. I later sampled its Tequila drink which was my favorite but wasn't able to take photo of because I almost finished it before getting back to my seat. 

We capped the party with karaoke. I wasn't able to take photos of it anymore as moments like that are better without a camera on hand. 

It was a great night and a lovely way to start 2018. I look forward to enjoying more good food with great company! Thank you The Kain Tulog Gang for inviting us! 

F1 Hotel is located at 32nd Street, Taguig City. 

For inquiries on The Plaza Ham, La Petite Fromagerie or Swizzle Mobile Bar, you may contact these brands through Instagram -- @theplazainc, @lapetitefromagerie and @swizzlemobilebar or websites --,, and

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