There is always a struggle inside me whenever I am invited to a food event. Part of me is (always) excited, part of me (sometimes) is guilty. How can you say no to a food event? Food is, afterall a basic need.
I made a commitment to eat healthier by (1) eating more of organic food and (2) supporting the #MeatlessMonday campaign. But I always failed. I always find myself going on a food event, eating a lot and enjoying the meal.
Last Saturday, I found a good reason about attending a food event. It is the discovery of new food and businesses from the passionate and creative young entrepreneurs. The Best Food Forward is back! Now on its 4th year, another grand and exciting event is set for a festive holiday season.
What exactly is Best Food Forward? It is more than a food event. It is an intimate gathering of foodies, entrepreneurs and business newcomers. The event is organized to give businesses a chance to be discovered in a busy food scene. This year, the Best Food Forward will feature more than food stalls, but cooking demos, celebrity chef appearances, family attractions, celebrity guests and more surprises. I got to experience how the Best Food Forward works last Saturday in the Blackboard Restaurant in Podium. There were so much food, discoveries and pleasantries..
My food discoveries..
1. The Daily Jusa – it is dubbed as the newest juice cleanse in Manila. What makes it special? It is the most affordable at Php 150 per bottle (Php5,500 for five-day cleanse).
2. Big Dog’s Kitchen – A quick look at the Big Dog’s Kitchen’s table and I was already salivating. It is the ultimate comfort food for me. A simple ham and cheese sandwich – but it takes pride on its bread.
3. Love, Agnessi – these cute cups of cookies greeted me on the next stall.. and the lovely ladies who offered me a taste of these pretty goodies were just so nice to offer a glass of milk (they said their cookies go well with milk). I had to say pass because I just juice. But these cookies are just so delicious. I had to be blunt and asked what made the cookies special? They said they use premium ingredients especially for the cacao. They did not disappoint though. I love the presentation too! Looked like mini-burgers 🙂