Baguio Food Trip Day 1 Post: Our Baguio Food Trip (Day 1) by Carnation and Appetite was a blast! Let’s see what happens in Day 2 (Today)! I’ll be posting more updates as soon as we get to Manila! And more pictures of course!
Lenox Hotel in Dagupan and Manor Hotel in Camp John Hay treated us like VIPs during our first lunch and dinner yesterday. I’m so excited for today’s event: Breakfast at Manor’s Hotel, Billy Belly Lunch at Manor’s Hotel, and the Grand Handaan at Burnharm Park! I bet this will be fun!
I was lucky to be invited together with 5 other bloggers (Noemi, Dine, Karlo, Anton, and Rain) and the Manila Press to join the Baguio Food Trip by Appetite and Carnation. This awesome trip started last July 25, 2008 at 5:00 AM. We assembled at STRATA 100 Building in Ortigas. We left Manila at exactly 6:00 AM. At 12:00 Noon we arrived at Lenox Hotel to savor the flavors of Dagupan.
We were surprised because we were so welcomed in Dagupan, a small presentation was even prepared just for us! I really thought that there was a festival in Dagupan, but I was wrong.
We arrived in Manor Hotel at 3:00 PM and we were suppose to have our Baguio Tour at The Mansion House, Good Shephered and Mines View Park, but it was moved to the 26th because it was raining that time. We just stayed inside our rooms and waited for the “Smart Casual” dinner in Manor Hotel hosted by Chef Billy King (too bad I didn’t see him in person). That’s the end of Day 1.
June 26, 2008, second day of the food trip. We woke up at 6:00 AM and took our breakfast buffet in Manor Hotel, after it, we had our Baguio tour. We went to the Mansion House, Good Shepherd, Burnham Park and Baguio City Market. At 12:00 NN, Billy prepared more for our belly, as he whips up another set of scrumptious treats for lunch! I was so full that time that’s why after the Billy Belly Lunch, there’s no space in my stomach for the 1:00 PM Grand Handaan at Burnham Park. The Power Puff Boys (a local Baguio City Band, me thinks…) was also invited in the event and gave us a bang while singing their favorite hits during the Grand Handaan! 3:00 PM, we left Baguio and went back to Manila! That’s it for the Itinerary! Yiheeeee!
We’ve tasted a wide array of delectable cuisine specially cooked with Carnation! From Dagupan’s Alibawang Pasta, Steamed Bangus in Cream Sauce, Peppercorn Crablets, Hamonadony Hipon to Baguio’s Beef Adobo Cannelloni, Bringhe Rice, Assorted Seafood in Tanglad Coconut Sauce, Baked Chicken Pastel and a whole lot more!
The following were my favorites from Dagupan and Baguio. I will not feature everything, because you know, there was a lot of ’em! My apologies for the pictures because it was a bit pale and were not that good.
Ahmmm.. I forgot what was this one called.
Belly Burst with Rujak
Steamed Bangus in Cream Sauce
Satay Manis Barbecue
PepperCorn Crablets (My Favorite!)
This was what I ate for lunch because I was so full already after breakfast.
Fried Okoy with Shrimp
Beef Adobo Cannelloni
Fresh Strawberry in Cream (Obviously… hehe)
Brazo de Mercedes
Marinated and Fried Maya-maya in Tomato and Green Mango Salsa (Yummmmmmmy!!!)
Pork Menudo with Carnation
Marinated Salmon and Crab Roulade
Beef Wellington with Steamed Marble Potatoes. (I don’t like the taste of it, but I think I can do nothing with the taste because it tasted like that. Basta… )
Malaysian Goat Curry
Chicken Ala King
Steamed Sole in Berlinoise Sauce
Chocolate Cake with Cream on Top (I forgot what was the exact name of this cake…)
To view the rest of the photos click here for Day 1 and and here for Day 2!
I would like to commend the Mega Publishing Group, Appetite, and Carnation for this very astounding event! Thanks to Manor and Lenox Hotel for the food, service, and all! This is the best, most organized, and earnestly prepared food trip that I’ve ever joined! We were treated more than we expected. Their food presentation and other events surprised us (like the mini presentation in Dagupan). We had our IDs, Medicine, Water, T-Shirts, Hanky Pack, and other needs for travel while we were still in Strata 100. The staff escorted us with umbrellas as we went out from Manor Hotel to our bus. These things made us feel very important and happy. Thank you once again to all of the organizers and sponsors behind this great event.
THE NEW MEDIA COVERAGE:
1. Chef Billy King Prepares Carnation Milk-Based Dishes by Noemi Lardizabal-Dado
2. Carnation Family Food Trip 2008 by Dine Racoma
3. Grand Handaan, Burnham Park by Dine Racoma
4. Billy King’s Milk-Based Concoctions in Manor by Dine Racoma
5. Milk-based Specialty Bangus eals at Lennox by Dine Racoma
6. Stuffed in Baguio by Rain Contreras