Raise your hand if you love NEW YORK…hands raised! hands raised! Words cannot express my love for the BIG APPLE. *Le Sigh* My good friend Nicole and I got invites to the exclusive launch of TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL yesterday (Thanks to Ginggay and Tita Susan’s VISIONS Team) and we were in food heaven!!! Nicole is a foodie like me (and a former New York resident too!) so this was the perfect lunch date for us. We were sooooo GAME to try everything..and by everything, I mean all 8 or so courses! Walang patawad! Thank God for our stretchy clothes! Hehehe:) We were served dish after dish after dish, each a stellar performer in our tummies! I do have my favorites listed in my memory bank already.
If you’re familiar with Todd English’s Food Hall in the iconic PLAZA HOTEL of NYC (see the photos below), then you’ll be pleased to discover that this culinary experience can now be found in Manila. The Manila branch is a close replica of the NYC flagship food hall and was designed by the famous Ivy Almario. It looks even better in person 🙂
So what exactly is the idea behind the TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL?? Well, it’s not a buffet..and it’s not your run-of-the-mill food court either. It’s a whole new concept really which I feel is perfect for discerning food lovers. You can order anything on the menu and expect it to be prepared on the spot..from scratch!
“Chef Todd English and Rikki Dee group collaborated to bring the first and only celebrity chef restaurant in the Philippines – The Todd English Food Hall. With this, the Todd English Food Hall will definitely set a new standard in the ever growing culinary scene of Manila.
The Todd English Food Hall is a European-inspired specialty food hall that offers nine diverse culinary stations to satisfy the most discerning palettes. Offering the finest food with freshest ingredients matched with impeccable service, The Todd English Food Hall definitely gives a delectable dining experience set in a stylish and convenient atmosphere.
With your favorites exquisitely sprawled across the counters, The Todd English Food Hall promises you a dining experience with a wide variety of tempting taste sensations. Visit the newly opened The Todd English Hall to indulge your taste buds and refresh yourself the delicious way!”
– Todd English Food Hall PR
There are 9 live cooking stations scattered across the 900 square meter food hall to cater different tastes and preferences. Yes, it’s THAT massive and elegant. Be sure to order from their pasta and flatbread stations! Their flatbreads are world famous and just so delicious. Try their Fig and Proscuitto OR the Crispy Eggplant—those were my favorites! Their pastas are freshly made daily so you don’t get the standard store bought noodles. BUT the most memorable dish of them all came at the end—the Chocolate Cake with Milo Sauce was simply to die for. I would drag my husband to SM Aura just for this!
Thanks again to my girlfriend and fellow food lover, Nicole!!! ‘Til our next resto discovery!
The Todd English Food Hall is located at the 5th Floor, SM Aura Premier SkyPark