Bistro Group Invites You to Taste the Love

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The Bistro Group launches theTaste the Love campaign





When in Manila, you should admire the efforts made by popular restaurant groups that aims to further strengthen their presence in the business by improving the quality of their food and providing services to help customer enjoy an excellent dining experience at any of their many restaurants.





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Enjoyed a late lunch at the Village Tavern restaurant which played host for the Taste the Love campaign





The Bistro Group is a collection of international hospitality casual dining brands and home-grown restaurant concepts, namely TGI Friday’s, Italianni’s, Fish & Co., Flapjacks, Pig Out!, Krazy Garlik, The Stock Market, Bulgogi Brothers , Ma Maison, Village Tavern, Watami, and Modern Shanghai.






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Representatives from the Bistro Group restaurants took turns to talk to the media






Lisa Ronquillo, AVP Marketing of The Bistro Group said:

“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. By focusing on creating a dining experience that diners will want to repeat and share, 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.”






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Getting ready to Taste the Love at the Village Tavern restaurant






“We invite everyone to Taste the Love at the Bistro Group of Restaurants and to stay tuned as we roll out even more exciting deals, menu items, and restaurants in 2013. We are excited about what we have in store for our customers, and with great food, great service, great ambiance, what’s not to love?” Ronquillo states.






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Chef Josh Boutwood is the Bistro Group’s new corporate chef, having been appointed in the position in late 2012 after serving as a consultant. The Filipino-British Chef studied at the Escuela de Culinario Mojacar in Spain, and apprenticed under French Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in England. He has worked in various restaurants in Spain, Denmark, and Sweden, most notably at Noma, touted as one of the best restaurants in the world by San Pellegrinos’ 50 Best. Upon his return to the Philippines, he set up his own restaurant in Boracay before joining The Bistro Group. He also won several awards at the 3rd Philippine Culinary Cup. 






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  Bloggers interviewing Chef Josh Boutwood





We had the opportunity to interview half-Filipino Chef Josh, and got to know him more intimately. He shared with us about an upcoming new food item that the Bistro group would soon reveal in the near future. It actually made us more excited when he said he can’t reveal any details, but like his Black Pizza creation, I’m sure it will also be a big hit! If you are not yet aware, Chef Josh is behind such signature dishes at the Bistro Group of restaurants such as Black Pizza, Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings, and Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Skins at Village Tavern, and the a la carte Katsu Menu at Ma Maison.






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A sampler of almost everything, mostly the bestsellers (Jalapaeno poppers, Caesar’s Salad, were shared to the guests at Village Tavern





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Taste the fresh Caesar Salad, Jalapeño Poppers, Chorizo and Goat Cheese Rolls, and Crispy Chicken Wings





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 If you haven’t tried the “infamous” Black Pizza at Village Tavern then you are missing half of your life