T.G.I.Friday’s has always been close to my heart. It has been our family’s favorite restaurant especially when we stayed in Dubai a couple of years ago. I can still remember when my husband brought us to T.G.I.Friday’s one time in Dubai Mall, we had dinner there alfresco style with the great view of Burj Khalifa and the beautiful and spectacular Dubai Dancing Fountain over the balcony. Oh! How I wish could go back there and eat my favorite steak with Cajun dressing…Hmmm…I fell in love with T.G.I.Friday’s a long time ago. My son Luis too, has special memories and stories to tell about T.G.I.Friday’s. Luis once tried to be one of the Kids in Stripes in T.G.I.Friday’s Trinoma branch in 2011. Well, yes I am sure that he loved the food there, but he once told me that his experience of being a kiddie crew at Fridays is one of his most enjoyable experiences he’s ever had.
This is why, when I received an invite from T.G.I.Friday’s I immediately confirmed. We had a great time there watching the performances of the Stars behind the Bars. I even won a bottle of Stolichnaya Vodka in Cranberry! It was such a lucky night for me. They served delicious food and we were offered to try cocktails of our choice.
T.G.I Friday’s is the first American casual dining chain in the Philippines, which opened in 1994. To date, it has 14 branches throughout the country. It is also celebrating a sizzling start to the summer with a new bar menu. The updated bar list includes 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. Cocktails will also be available starting from P125, and includes staples such as the Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. To cool down for the scorching summer, the Refillable Mojito is also continuing its run as one of bar’s most popular offerings, available everyday at only P295.
The new beverage menu features concoctions to fit every bar personality, whether you’re the life of the party or just winding after work. To entice patrons to let loose and enjoy the distinct T.G.I.Friday’s atmosphere, the T.G.I Friday’s Red Card will be available by first week of April, which is a passport for a buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday. The cards will be distributed free of charge to dining guests. The launch of the first leg of the Stars Behind the Bar tour will definitely add more excitement, which includes a showcase of celebrity bartenders, free drinks, and a chance to learn basic flairs and cocktails.
The featured bartenders went through a rigorous round of auditions, with most being previous participants of the renowned Shake, Rattle, and Pour Bartending Championship, which will be on its 18th year in 2013. T.G.I.Friday’s is known for popularizing flair tending, and hosted the first known flair bartending competition in the US in 1985. Patrons are also known to flock the bar to watch bartenders dazzle with flips, flairs, and tricks before drinks are delivered with a personalized touch.
The T.G.I.Friday’s Stars Behind the Bar tour is in partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka. Catch the tour at the following dates and locations:
Bonifacio High Street on March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9
Glorietta on March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10
Mall of Asia on April 4 and May 16
Eastwood on April 5 and May 17
TriNoma on April 14 and May 4
Malate on April 18 and May 23
Alabang Town Center on April 19 and May 24
Tomas Morato on May 2 and 30
Robinsons Galleria on May 3 and 31.
Thurday night is a buy one take one night too on cocktails! Hurry! grab your Red Cards now1
For more information, visit http://fridays.com.ph/, like www.facebook.com/welovefridays on Facebook, and follow @Fridaysphil on Twitter.