Tasting Plates is a foodie adventure where you purchase tickets for a set price and you visit a variety of different restaurants in one night, all the while eating at each one when you're there. It's like a Pub Crawl, but for food!
I always love trying new Filipino food so Merinda Bakeshop was right up my alley! Unfortunately there was no way we could eat all that bread so we just took it home in a brown baggy. It consisted of 1) Hopia Mongo 2) Ube Loaf (Purple Yam Loaf) 3) Spanish Bread 4) Buko (Young Coconut) Pie 5) Pan de Sal.
pics courtesy of foodobyte.com
When we got to our second last restaurant, Pizza Carano, I was already stuffed to the brim. So another word of advice, bring empty tupperware to bring food home because you won't be able to eat everything. On the plate was Kale Caesar Salad, Funghi Pizza, and Smoked Sopressata Pizza. Hands down the Funghi pizza won it for me. Truffle oil and mixed wild mushrooms? That's a match made in heaven right there.
pics courtesy of foodobyte.comLast but not least is Earnest Ice Cream. I chose the Vegan Chocolate Ice-Cream (made with coconut milk) and Curtis got the Tahitian Vanilla Ice-Cream. Both came with half a gluten free ginger cookie. I actually really enjoyed my vegan ice-cream and it tasted just as silky and creamy as ice-cream made with milk.
All in all, our adventure took about 3 hours to complete (walking/driving to the different restaurants took time!) but we had a lot of fun doing it. I have actually never been to any of these restaurants prior to this event so this was a great way for me to try all these places without committing to a full meal at each!