I'm really thankful that I was one of a few to be invited to the first ever Blogger's Buffet. I didn't even expect to be invited since there are a lot of foodies out there that has a better chance of being invited than I am. But luck helped me to get one at least XD. I need to pull a little magic for me to be able to attend in this event XD. It was one rainy afternoon that I still decided to push through even if raining was non-stop and I promised my wife that I'll be home early.
After an hour of traveling through heavy rain, I got to the Carol's Texan 5 at almost 7:00pm almost soaking wet. I saw some bloggers already there with some of them having their laptops and probably blogging. As I get inside, someone approached me and introduced himself as Tristan Maharlika Mirasol, the brainchild of Ten Minutes Tops and Club Travel Now and offered me a seat. After getting a good position, I took out my camera and started shooting things that fancy my eyes in a different angle.
Ms Carol Texan: Carol Chan
Before dinner, there were some introductory remarks by Tristan and introduced Ms Carol Chan (the brainchild behind Carol's Texan 5) to us. To those who don't know, Carol's Texan 5 came from 5 specialty dishes that Carol would usually prepare for her friends. These 5 dishes were: 1) Dynamite Wings, 2) BBQ Ribs, 3) Fish n' Fries, 4) Tomato Basil Pasta and 5) Roast Beef. Aside from the dishes, the place gave me a Texan atmosphere of red, white and blue as it reminded me of one of the TV shows I watched on cable saying when in Texas, everything is up-sized. Before dinner was served, there were some trivia games and getting-to-know-you portion with fellow bloggers. Early birds got some awesome giveaways courtesy of Fern and Carol's Texan.
We got to try 3 of these 5 delectable dishes for us to savor and satisfy our palate. I had all 3 dishes in one plate (and my plate got really full). The ribs were just right for me plus it falls-off from the bones which makes it more chewable. Not too spicy though I prefer my ribs a bit spicy plus the ribs were really big (2 big bones really filled my stomach, what more if I got a whole slab). The dynamite wings was a winner for me as it complements the tomato basil pasta especially when the wings are drenched in its white sauce.
Ultimate Texan Pork Ribs
Then we ended the night with desserts by Magnolia Ice Cream. Of course I love ice cream but I wasn't able to take a picture of it as I ran out of battery for the event (Bad! XD). Carol's Texan 5 would include some dessert creations by Magnolia Ice Cream in the next few weeks so I would definitely come back.
My Plate! XD
Definitely, I'll be going back to Carol's Texan 5 within the next few months to try-out their other dishes with my wife and kid. By the way, the place has WiFi so you would be able to go online while enjoying the Texan food and atmosphere.