Over that past year, I have been fortunate enough to meet lots of amazing bloggers, which has helped ease my anxiety when attending events. So, when Foodpanda emailed me about her latest event, “Good Food Tour Lahore edition“, I did not hesitate in responding with a giant yes please!
As the date came closer I followed the #GoodFoodTour hastag on Instagram and Twitter to see who was attending and, to my surprise, none of my usual blogger buddies seemed to be on the list; my anxiety grew but I didn’t want to sit in my comfort zone by not going. This was an opportunity to push myself and meet people.
I joined Foodpanda’s ‘Good Food Tour’ last friday, which was the second event of a series of good food tours in Pakistan focusing on a different theme each time. This tour focused on a culinary journey through the trendiest restaurants in Lahore. A journey that will be a delicious treat for the tastebuds, where a group of bloggers and influencers ate their way around town, trying signature dishes from 4 top-notch restaurants in Lahore.
Warning: the following post contains an excessive amount of photographs of highly delicious food – reading on an empty stomach is not advised! 🙂
First Stop: Napoli Restaurant
The first stop of this tour was Napoli Restaurant located at DHA phase 5, who served us with their delicious new improved menu with all the healthy and nutritional options. Napoli offer delightful variety of nutritionally dense, delicious and fresh food. They are passionate about helping customers refuel, rebuild and heal through food.
We had Wasabi Prawns, Honey mustard wings, Fried calamari, two tomato bruschetta. The fried Calmari and wasabi Prawns, Two Tomato Bruschetta with blast of flavors and Honey Glazed Mustard Wings was mouth watering and the ambience of the café was very peaceful.
The Two Tomato Bruschetta was also absolutely delicious with slices of grilled ciabatta bread topped with fresh baby plum, cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, baby basil and cheese. I want the recipe for the tomato dressing, it was so good! 😀
These crispy Wasabi Prawns were an excellent choice to pair with fresh salad. Danggit! Don’t you just look forward to this for the first meal of the day? Or anytime of the day actually.
Their Fried calamari is out of this world and the sauces deserve special mention. I mean if you like calamari… you would fall in love with this tempura style Calamari! Crunchy, fresh, addicting. !!
One simply can’t say no to wings. A simple honey-Mustard glaze gives these wings knockout flavor. A must try!
Second Stop: Rivoli
The second restaurant of this amazing Food Panda tour was “Rivoli”. Our culinary experience at the Rivoli started off with Street style Chicken Sliders, Fried ring onion, fries and dipping suace. The Slider was saucy but the one thing I didn’t like was the slider bun which was really hard. It was kind of sweet and tasted like the meetha bun we find at our Pakistani bakeries. My overall experience was just ok.
Third Stop: Sweet Affairs
“Sweet Affairs” was our 3rd stop. And I just fell in love with this, From the brick oven Pizza (BBQ & Mexican flavored), to the Fettuccine in bechmal sauce, Pasta Aurora with Grilled Chicken and the Basil Beef from Sweet Affairs are a must-try!
I really liked the soothing and peaceful ambiance of Sweet affairsl, and the quality of the food was well above average.
I can highly recommend the fettuccine in bechmal sauce, the sauce was so good, fresh basil, with a good amount of cheese and sauce, i just want to slurp it with a spoon. 😛
And their brick oven pizza’s (BBA & Mexican) were amazing !!! Loved the taste, the presentation and the topping. It’s light and fresh and yet at the same time gave me all the festive feels. Best thing about this was how they brought the authentic taste of Italian cuisine in Lahore. All the dishes were just perfect. 5/5 for that!
Fourth Stop: Mocca Coffee
No meal is complete without the perfect sweet finish and foodpanda‘s Good Food Tour was completed with delectable sweet treats from Mocca Coffee.
Dear Brownie Melt, If you’re going to ask me what I love about you, the answer is everything. Let’s start simply: You’re delicious. It’s hard to pick out a single favourite from Mocca Coffee, but if I had to recommend just one thing, Brownie Melt is a MUST-TRY!
The whole experience was amazing as I interacted with the fellow bloggers, local foodies, as we moved from restaurant to restaurant. I absolutely loved how FoodPanda was able to bring all the people together over food in a very relaxed and fun environment.
Lonely meals are never as good as those enjoyed with good company.