Friday Night @ T.G.I.Friday’s Kicks off Summer with a New Bar Menu

TGi Friday's

TGi Friday’s

The weather man last night just said in the news that the days will get hotter in the Philippines with 35+ degrees Celsius and up! Summer gets more intense and  we need to catch up on the outdoors as T.G.I.Friday’s kicks off the summer with a new bar menu.

The first American casual dining chain in the Philippines that is T.G.I.Friday’s has updated their bar list to include a wide array of affordable drinks such as the Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at P60, local bottled beer at P75 and beer by the bucket for only P350.

TGI Friday's Red Card

TGI Friday’s Red Card

Cocktails are also available starting at P125 including your favorite staples Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. Moreover, the Refillable Mojito craze continues everyday at P295. Whether you’re the life of the party or just winding after work, TGIF’s new beverage menu has something for you.

Furthermore, T.G.I Friday’s free Red Card is already available starting this month for the buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday.

Stars Behind the Bar and Red Card

Another highlight this month at T.G.I Friday’s is the first leg of the ‘Stars Behind the Bar‘ tour, which includes a showcase of celebrity bartenders, free drinks, and a chance to learn basic flairs and cocktails.

T.G.I.Friday’s is known for popularizing flair tending, and hosted the first known flair bartending competition in the US in 1985. This time, the featured bartenders mostly came from the previous Shake, Rattle, and Pour Bartending Championship now on its 18th year.

The Stars Behind the Bar (left-right, top-bottom): Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista (Mall of Asia), Aldrin “The One” Javar (TriNoMa), Michael “Unstoppable”Rabago (Glorietta), Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno (Tomas Morato), Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo (Marquee Mall Pampanga), Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo (Malate),

The Stars Behind the Bar (left-right, top-bottom): Ronilo “The Showstopper” Bautista (Mall of Asia), Aldrin “The One” Javar (TriNoMa), Michael “Unstoppable”Rabago (Glorietta), Genrev “The Revolution” Bacasno (Tomas Morato), Gino “The Bomb” Simbillo (Marquee Mall Pampanga), Junjun “The Entertainer” Marcelo (Malate),

In partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka, catch the “Stars Behind the Bar” tour at the following venues:

  • Bonifacio High Street – March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9
  • Glorietta – March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10
  • Mall of Asia – April 4 and May 16
  • Eastwood – April 5 and May 17
  • TriNoma – April 14 and May 4
  • Malate – April 18 and May 23
  • Alabang Town Center – April 19 and May 24
  • Tomas Morato – May 2 and 30
  • Robinsons Galleria – May 3 and 31
TGI Fridy's Electric  Lemonade, Margarita, ans Smoothie

TGI Fridy’s Electric Lemonade, Margarita, ans Smoothie

So, Taste the Love this summer with T.G.I.Friday’s new bar menu, Red Card, and ‘Stars Behind the Bar’ tour! Know more about these at, Facebook #welovefridays , and Twitter @Fridaysphil.

“Taste the Love” with The Bistro Group

Jalapenos and more!

Jalapenos and more!

No, this is not an advance Valentine’s Day post. It has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, actually. 🙂 The Bistro Group of restaurants, known for their international and casual dining brands, has just launched their latest campaign called “Taste the Love.”

Taste the Love is not a promo per se, it’s about inviting diners to taste the love behind their every restaurant concept launched. The campaign celebrates a series of milestones for The Bistro Group including:

  • the opening of 50 restaurants spread across the 12 resto concepts
  • the appointment of Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood
  • the launch of its Premiere Card.
BBQ Pork Slider from Village Tavern

BBQ Pork Slider from Village Tavern

The Bistro Group of Restaurants

The Bistro Group of Restaurants

12 Restaurant Concepts

Modern Shanghai is one of the four freshest name in the group which brings authentic recipes in a homey environment. Village Tavern, Watami, and Ma Maison, completes the group having come from the US and Japan ( for the latter two).

The Bistro Group of restaurants is composed of TGI Friday’s, Italianni’s, Fish & Co., Flapjacks, Pig Out!, Krazy Garlik, The Stock Market, Bulgogi Brothers , and the previously mentioned restaurants.

But within the 1st quarter if 2013, expect the US-based Chuck E. Cheese’s to be the 13th as it opens at the New Glorietta soon.

Village Tavern Bonifacio High Street Philippines

Village Tavern Bonifacio High Street, Philippines

Apple-Carrot Juice

Apple-Carrot Juice

Chef Josh Boutwood

Chef Josh Boutwood

Chef Josh Boutwood

Together with the arrival of Chef Boutwood is the launch of new dishes as well. Among the favorites in the list are Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings, the Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Skins (Village Tavern), and the a la carte Katsu Menu (Ma Maison). NomNom Club‘s favorite is the Black Pizza (black due to the squid ink mixed with the dough), also from Village Tavern.

Penne with Pesto from Italianni's

Penne with Pesto from Italianni’s

The Premiere Card

The Bistro Group Premiere Card will offer multiple discounts up to 40% off the total bill; complimentary appetizers, coffee, and tea; as well as birthday treats for the cardholder.

In addition, for February, The Bistro Group is offering an exclusive deal for Citibank cardholders. From February 4-7, cardholders will receive 50% off food and beverage orders worth at least P2,500, with a discount up to P5,000.

Ms. Lisa Ronquillo

Ms. Lisa Ronquillo

“Taste the Love is not just about food. It’s about the heart and the passion that goes into everything we do, from our concepts to our locations to our service to of course, our food… we allow our customers to taste the love from the moment they get hungry and think about our restaurants to the time they have polished off every bite,” says Lisa Ronquillo, AVP Marketing of The Bistro Group.

Taste the Love‘ from all the Bistro Group of Restaurants starting this 2013! I wonder what other upcoming deals, menu items, and treats they will dish out soon?