Enjoy a taste of delicious food and alcohol pairings from around the world—courtesy of Boozy.ph and their set of informative masterclasses.
Milk and cookies, chai tea and pound cake, wine and cheese. These are just some of the food pairings that actually work well together. Although not a rule that is set in stone (yes, you’re free to test the borders however way you want it), there’s just something about the way the flavors complement each other that make it a tried and tested favorite. A match made in food heaven, so to speak.
And yes, the same can be said for alcohol and food.
Whether it’s red wine and steak, white wine with fish, and more, there are just as many delightful alcohol and food pairings to explore. But just where can an adventurous foodie like you start? Well, say hello to online liquor delivery service Boozy.ph and their second annual masterclass series!
Of Delicious Food Pairings and More
In last year’s theme, “Around the Globe,” guests were treated to a virtual travel-themed experience that showcased the origins and different distilleries of both local and international liquor brands. Likewise, this year’s masterclass will be a travel-themed affair—but this time, food and drink pairings will be taking the spotlight.
So aptly named, “Boozy Fest: Fusion of Flavors,” Boozy will be teaming up with local restaurant and food concepts to bring you a gastronomic experience right at home. Happening from November 17 to 20, 2021, this 4-day virtual event is set on giving you a taste of flavors from around the world… right at home!
“This year’s theme will explore the fusion of flavors with a unique food and drink pairing experience,” Boozy representative, Chessy Luna shares. “The masterclass series will showcase crowd favorite liquor brands from different parts of the world, paired with notable local food concepts—led by both local and international industry experts.”
5 Masterclasses to Watch Out For
Bigger and more jam-packed than ever, this year’s Boozy Fest will feature a total of 12 immersive classes—each one coming with a paired food and drink tasting kit for your enjoyment. Here are 5 of the classes that we’ve got our eyes on:
Popcorn is synonymous to movie dates and Netflix binge watching sessions at home. But in an elevated twist to this comfort food favorite, gourmet popcorn brand Chef Tony’s Popcorn will be teaming up with Chivas Regal for this masterclass.
Hosted by Chivas Regal Brand Ammbassador Owen Roberts, this tasting experience lets you explore the fusion of flavors of smooth whisky, paired with the sweet and salty taste of popcorn. A blend of many different malt and grain Scotch whiskies that have been matured for at least 12 years, Chivas promises a rich and smooth blend—one that balances style with substance, and tradition with modern elements.
The kit from this class will include 1 Chivas Range Tasting Kit (with Chivas 12-year old, 15-year old, Sherry 13-year old, and 18-year old 50ml bottles), a Chivas Glencairn Glass, and Chef Tony’s Popcorn Bundle Flavors in Original Caramel, Country Cheddar, and White Chocolate.
Schedule: November 18, 2021 on Thursday; at 9:00pm
From K-pop to K-dramas and more, the fascination for all things Korean have reached an all-time high in the Philippines. And with that comes a taste for Korean food.
With Soju as the go-to alcoholic choice for K-drama protagonists, K-pop idols, and fans around the world, Boozy introduces its Korean-themed masterclass. Hosted by MYX Philippines vlogger Sunny Kim and Seoulmates, this class treats you to delicious finger-licking Korean wings—paired with the light and refreshing taste of So Nice Soju.
A light and refreshing drink with a 14.5% alcohol level, So Nice Soju comes in two fruity flavors to choose from: Green Grape or Grapefruit. In this class, you’ll be given 1 set of So Nice Soju 360ml 5 + 1, a So Nice shot glass, and 6 pieces of Wings from Seoulmates with fries. That’s 2 pieces of Yangyum wings, 2 Soy Garlic wings, and 2 Original Korean wings. Yum!
Schedule: November 20, 2021 on Saturday; at 7:00pm
Wine and cheese has always been the epitome of fancy fare and this masterclass explores just what makes this pairing so good. Hosted by wine connosseiur Billy Brigham, this fun-filled event explores how award-winning Double Barrel Shiraz by Jacob’s Creek pair deliciously well with the creamy notes of local cheese by Malagos Farmhouse. And as a treat, you can even indulge on sweet Moscato while you’re at it!
Light and refreshing, but elegant all the same, Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz promises distinct red berry flavors and a delightfully crisp finish. Truly, the craft of great wine in Barossa is showcased in this fancy pairing.
In this class, you’ll get a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 750ml and a Cheese Pairing Kit from Malagos Cheese that includes 1 Peppato 60g, 1 Goat Cheese Capriccio 60g, and 1 Ingrid Rosemary 60g. What’s more, you’ll even get a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Dots Moscato Rose 750ml as a freebie!
Schedule: November 18, 2021 on Thursday; at 6:00pm
Meaty, hearty, and oh-so-satisfying, hamburgers are best enjoyed with sweet, fizzy soda. But if you’re looking for something with more of an alcoholic touch, then this masterclass by Burger Beast and Smirnoff Mule is definitely for you.
A ready-to-drink alcoholic beverage—reminiscent of the well-loved ginger ale, but with an alcoholic kick, Smirnoff Mule gets its inspiration from the world-renowned Moscow Mule cocktail. Made with Smirnoff vodka, ginger beer, and lime, it’s a sweet and fizzy drink, paired with the spicy afternotes of ginger—a refreshing drink with a light buzz that hits you after. Now pair this with the premium and delightfully meaty Bacon Umami Burger and Onion rings set by Chef Carlo Miguel, and you’re in for a treat.
This masterclass is hosted by the owner of online-only burger joint Burger Beast, Chef Carlo Miguel himself. Here, you’ll get 1 Smirnoff Mule 330ml Bucket 5 + 1 set, a Smirnoff Mule Bucket, and a Bacon Umami Burger + Onion Rings set from Burger Beast. Yum!
With a wide array of vineyards of their own, Spain is known for producing many delicious varieties of wine. Now pair this with the Spanish influences in our very own Filipino cuisine for a gastronomic feast unlike any other!
Wine and dine in this elegant masterclass—hosted by the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager of Discovery Suites Manila, Gio Racelis. There, you can enjoy delicious wines by Barefoot, paired with Casa Buenas’ delicious take on Filipino cuisine—truly a fine dining experience that you can indulge in right at home!
Packed in a woven box, this curated full-course meal from Casa Buenas features 2 Craft Tubs of Grilled Prime Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato “Hash” and Demi Glace Sauce, 2 Craft Tubs of Roasted Salmon with Lemon Miso Sauce and Warm Adlai and Vegetable Salad, and 1 Craft Tub of Tablea Chocolate Fondant. And with it, you’re treated to a trifecta of Barefoot’s best drinks: Barefoot Moscato 750ml, Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml, and Barefoot Sangria 750ml with a matching Barefoot stemless wine glass and coaster, too!
From sweet reds to refreshing whites to their delicious and bubbly wines, Barefoot showcases an innovative approach to winemaking—with awards and a diverse collection of wines to show for. A definite must for wine connoseiurs.
Schedule: November 19, 2021 on Friday; at 6:00pm
Games, Gifts, and Good Food
Beyond the tasting and learning experiences that these masterclasses offer, you can also play games and enjoy gifts and exclusive Boozy promo codes after each class. What’s more, there will be 2 Facebook Live sessions available to Boozy.ph’s Facebook followers—hosted by Tamnavulin and The Dalmore—where more gastronomic delights and food pairings will be explored.
To cap off the festivities, there will be a special tasting session by Globe with surprise guests and exciting prizes for all the masterclass attendees. And finally, a Facebook Live listening party with Kat DJ for all of Boozy’s followers is in store for those who miss the good ol’ partying days.
“The Filipino taste bud has evolved with the plethora of food choices around—and we want to show that you can find this same breadth and diversity within liquor,” Miguel Guerrero, co-founder and CEO of Boozy.ph shares. “There are equally as many endless choices to be discovered—whether it’s whisky, wine, beer, gin, rum, tequila, or even soju—and that the experience can be made even better with the perfect food pairing. Together with our liquor brand and food partners, we hope to showcase this fusion of flavors.”
Feeling excited yet? Get your Masterclass Access Pass at http://boozyfest.boozy.ph for P499 only. This entitles customers to a consumable food and drink tasting kit, which will be delivered on the day of the scheduled masterclass. Definitely a great deal, if I do say so myself!
Here’s a list of the available masterclasses and schedules:
Boozy.ph is an online liquor delivery service that delivers in 90 minutes within Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. Likewise, it offers same-day delivery to select cities in Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, and 5-7 days for provincial orders. Boozy offers thousands of beer, wine, spirits, snacks, and other related products that are perfect for any occasion. Shop now at boozy.ph or download the Boozy app on the App Store or Google Play.
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