Friday, August 17, 2012

Banchetto Food Fiesta


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Me and my wife are so hungry. We figured out to go to a famous place that will satify our hungry belly. This is the Banchetto located at Ortigas Pasig


It’s fun Friday again, so I decided to pick up my wife at her office in Ortigas. I was so darn hungry upon reaching at my wife’s office. Of all the hassle in taking a ride in the crowded train of MRT from Magallanes to Ortigas, I’m still been able to get to her office in one piece. We decided to go to a place that will satisfy my hungry belly, an eating place called Banchetto. This is the place that we were supposed to get into last March but we end up to somewhere else but also the best eating place in Ortigas. So thanks to a concern visitor in my site that he reminded me that Banchetto is located at Meralco Avenue which is formerly called Megatent plaza  in between Department of Education (DepEd) and Renaissance Tower. For those who doesn’t know Megatent Plaza just as I am, you will notice a tent structures at the left after passing by the Meralco-Julia Vargas fly over if you are coming from Ortigas Avenue.


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We ate Seoul Sister’s bestseller that is Korean Special BBQ with Japchae and Rice. Tastes like our own original barbecue however the Japchae will blend with the BBQ taking away the greasy taste.

Love for Dessert

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I love cakes, all kinds of cakes, flavor and icings. Yummy! Smile with tongue out


This is our next challenge, we bought two kinds of cake, the Blueberry Cheesecake and the double Chocolate.


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We also had Hungarian Bacon wrapped Kebab, we might have tried the Pizza with all this big slices had our stomachs complained that it was on its critical level of overflowing.


Drinks will come in many variant, several choices to choose from plain fruit juice, smoothies, shake or just plain drink on your own.

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Banchetto is also a clean as you go place as a courtesy to the next user. We come on a rainy Friday but there were several people queuing on each tent, students, people from office even other nationalities such as Koreans visit the place.

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Next time we’ll come back, for now I’ll just eat a little bit of this, a little bit of that so that I can try various dishes also.  There are just so many too choose from, of course there is always barbeque or grilled foods available, why not try the original Betamax and Isaw.

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I haven’t also tasted any pasta and everything on sticks I think need to be tried and tasted. 



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The foods are not pricey, delectable foods come in handy, it’s really worth stopping by.



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Banchetto was born in 2006 where it’s main purpose is to promote the Ortigas Center Tourism Council and the their target market are the call center employees.  Six years later and now it’s aspiring to become One of the Philippines Tourist Destination. Now that I have experienced the overnight food fiesta, I would like to eat over and over again and I can say that it’s more fun eating at Banchetto. 


Weekly Schedule of Events:

1. TUESDAY nights

BANCHETTO-SHOPWISE

along C5 road, Barangay Bagumbayan

near Libis Quezon City,
from 7pm-4am



2. WEDNESDAY nights

BANCHETTO-FORUM

at the back of Cybergate inside the road premises of

Robinsons in Pioneer Street corner Edsa,
from 8.30pm-6am



3. THURSDAY nights

BANCHETTO-FORUM

at the back of Cybergate inside the road premises of

Robinsons in Pioneer Street corner Edsa,
from 8.30pm-6am



4. FRIDAY nights

BANCHETTO-MERALCO AVENUE

(formerly Megatent) along Meralco Avenue, Ortigas

between DepED & Renaissance Towers,
from 5pm-4am (formerly 8pm-7am)



5. SATURDAY nights

BANCHETTO-SMCUBAO

at the 6th level parking area inside SM Cubao,

from 4pm until 12midnight


6. SUNDAY nights

BANCHETTO-SMCUBAO 

at the 6th level parking area inside SM Cubao,

from 4pm until 12midnight