Bellarocca Part 4: The Food

Sunday, July 17, 2011

There are 3 areas where you can dine at the resort: (1) at the Pavillion Restaurant – which is near the Seaside Swimming Pool, (2) at the Main Restaurant – at the hotel and (3) in your room/terrazzo/villa. We are able to eat at all.

Unconsciously, we had thematic meals during our stay. On our first day, we had Italian for lunch. We each picked our own dishes not knowing the proportions of their dishes. When we saw their portions, it was unanimous – we would be sharing dishes in our next meal.

Fresh Ravioli (P400)
Freshly made pasta filled with spinach, meat and ricotta tossed in basil tomatoes.

Just looking at the photos brings back great memories as I type this. I can still smell the fresh basil and tomatoes. It’s a party in your mouth as the basil explodes when you bite into the ravioli.

Fruiti de Mare (P450)
Pasta seafoods tossed in cream sauce.

When we were mixing the pasta, you could smell the delicious aroma of the Fruiti de Mare.

Pizza Napolitana (P420)
This is another dish that exemplifies fresh ingredients. The crust was crisp and thin, just the way we liked it.

Crème Brule (P180)
The resort isn’t known for their desserts. Their entrees take center stage and performed much better than their limited dessert selection. Their Crème Brule was creamy and sweet but not as memorable as the Ravioli.

For our dinner on our first night, we had Japanese. How? We all brought noodles like Yakisoba and ate in our terraza! Haha We also ate our leftovers from lunch.

On our second day, we were informed that our terraza had complimentary continental breakfast.

Their continental breakfast consisted of various breads, fruits and your choice of coffee and tea. I was disappointed with the limited options for breakfast that came with our accommodations.

Panfry Meatloaf (P300)
Berenice felt like the complimentary breakfast wasn’t that filling so she ordered the meatloaf. The meatloaf didn’t put a dent on my palette.

Noticeably missing from their breakfast menu are the side dishes. I would have loved to have had something salty on the side to compliment the fruits and bread. Some bacon on the side would have been perfect!

For our second lunch, we decided to go Filipino. In fact during lunch the previous day, we were already dreaming about their Sinagang na Baka and Lechon Kawali.

Sinigang na Baka (P550)
The price seems daunting but ho my gawd! This sinagang was gooooood. It was the perfect blend of sourness and spiciness. The beef even melted in your mouth!

Lechon Kawali (P380)
The crunchy exterior and soft pork was one of the best lechon kawali’s I’ve had. Heck even if it was bad for me, I was eating the fat. Yes, it was that good.

Tiramisu (P260)
I desperately yearned for my chocolate fix so I ended up with the Tiramisu. For P260, it wasn’t worth it. Haha

Panacotta (P180)
I’m not a fan of Panacotta but Tin liked this one.

Bellarocca Sensation (P290)
This was Berenice’s dessert. By this time, we got used to the resort prices and just wanted to have a good time so we didn’t mind that a drink costs P290. Anyhot, this drink was more incredible than my Tiramisu.

In my book, this was my favorite meal of the trip. Sure Filipino food is common since we have that in our homes but the combination of delectable Sinigang na Baka and crunchy Lechon Kawali was a deadly combination.

For our last dinner on the island, I labeled this the bar chow meal. We weren’t ravenous like the previous meals so we wanted to try something lighter.

Fish and Chips (P500)
The fish texture was interesting but the dish was oily. The Fish and Chips is a faaaar cry from the wonderfulness of previous meals.

Chicken Wings (P350)

Citrus Shield (P290)
Their drinks are good! This was another hit in my book.

Hot Chocolate (P150) – teehee no photo!
The sure fire way of getting a good chocolate fix, hot chocolate! It was even cheaper than the Tiramisu and it tasted better. Haha

They’re not strict with bringing in food, snacks or even drinks so feel free to bring some. If you go to Bellarocca preparing yourself that the resort’s food is priced like hotel food, you’ll be fine. However, if you compare their prices with the taste and portion of the serving, it is more than acceptable. I’d definitely suggest trying Bellarocca’s menu!

We wish we brought more snacks and I wish I brought chocolate though. Haha

The rest of my Bellarocca posts are here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 5.

* Additional photos from Tin Samson.

Past Photo Walks:
January - Quiapo and Makati
February - Negros Occidental
March - Zamboanga
April - Corregidor

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