Last January 23, I was one of the fortunate few who attended the launch of Bistro Group’s latest campaign : Taste the Love. The campaign invites diners to taste the love behind every restaurant concept launched and every international chain brought to local shores, in every innovative dish prepared, and with every service rendered with a smile.
The campaign celebrates a series of milestones for The Bistro Group, namely the opening of 50 restaurants spread across 12 concepts, the appointment of Corporate Chef Josh Boutwood, and the launch of its Premiere Card.
Aside from new dining locations, the arrival of Chef Boutwood has seen the launch of new dishes, 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.
According to Lisa Ronquillo, AVP Marketing of The Bistro Group,
“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“.
Village Tavern is the perfect place to launch the campaign because it gives such a romantic ambience with the red and gray motif. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone played some Johnson Guitars while we were eating.
Our appetizers were all from Village Tavern: Jalapeño Poppers, Chorizo and Goat Cheese Rolls, and Crispy Chicken Wings.
As well as the Black Pizza which is made with Squid Ink Pizza Dough, parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper and onion. I could tell there’s rosemary sprinkled in the dough because it taste so much like it.
From Italianni’s is the Penne with Italian Sausage ~ peene pasta sautéed with crispy pancetta, italian sausage and caramelized onion in creamy pesto sauce.
From TGI Friday’s: Shrimp Mango Quesadilla ~ Tender diced shrimp with sweet ripe mango and pico de gallo layered with Monterey Jack cheese in crisp flour tortillas.
Pineapple Shake and Chocolate Milshake
Another one from the Village Tavern: BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
For the dessert we had this Double Decker Cheesecake which I loved so much and St. Barths Chocolate Torte, which is rich and very moist French cake.
I forgot my diet for a moment there!
Indeed, each dish that they served us told a story, it tells about the passion and the love that went while making it and upon serving.
This is what LOVE tastes like.