Just this month, my husband went back to The Farm at San Benito and this reminded me that I haven’t shared our staycation last year. So I’m pressuring myself to start my The Farm at San Benito series
para naman mabawasan ang backlogs ko.
3 Wellness Restaurants at The Farm at San Benito
Expect three more blog posts but let me start with our Food Trip at The Farm. Bringing food and drinks inside the resort is strictly not allowed so you have no choice but to eat at their restaurant. The Farm at San Benito is a supporter of farm-to-table philosophy so the majority of its ingredients are grown from their own organic farm or locally sourced.
You now have three options; ALIVE, PESCE and PRANA.
1. ALIVE Restaurant
is one of Asia’s first and best vegan restaurants offering whole food plant-based cuisine. A vegan diet is a term used for a person who abstains from eating or using animal products. Browse the menu here
. Open from 6AM to 11PM.
2. PESCE Restaurant
pronounced as “pesk” is a pescetarian restaurant that focuses on health and longevity of life and takes inspiration from the Mediterranean Blue Zone diet. The menu consists of organic living fruits and sustainable seafood. Browse the menu here.
3. PRANA Restaurant
is the newest restaurant that offers Ayurvedic Vegetarian dishes. PRANA is a Sanskrit word for breath, life force, and vital energy. Expect Indian dishes with herbs and spices. Browse the menu here
Three years ago, there are only two restaurants at The Farm at San Benito so I was surprised when we went back last year, there is a new restaurant na pala “PRANA”. But of course, I always choose PESCE.
Check-in time is 2PM but we traveled to the resort as early as 6AM because my son has online classes so sa resort na siya nagclass. All he needs is a stable wifi connection for his class. At dahil diyan, napamahal kami ng lunch.
Lunch at PESCE
After my son’s online classes, we went to PESCE for our lunch. I planned to reorder the food that I’ve tried before but I was a little bit disappointed because it is no longer available. They already removed the dishes from their menu. Sayang, gusto ko pa naman ng Pinakbet and Calamari. Anyway, we ordered Fish Head Curry PHP2,300 and Spaghetti Con Gamberetti PHP1200.
Fish Head Curry - Indian red curry made from tomato paste, curry paste, and coconut milk served with steamed basmati rice.
Spaghetti Con Gamberetti - pan-seared prawns in garlic deglazed with white wine and cream, diced tomato, and parsley garnish.
We waited more or less thirty minutes for our food and unfortunately, they did not serve any complimentary bread while waiting. I thought wala na but we asked for it when we saw that they served the bread to other guests. Gusto kaya namin yung bread nila.
The fish head curry doesn’t look presentable on my photo but this taste good, medyo maanghang siya sa panlasa ko. We ate the Spaghetti Con Gamberetti before so ito ulit inorder namin kasi masarap itong pasta na ito.
Complimentary Food and Drink
Before 6PM, we went out and we were surprised because there is a bonfire event at ALIVE Restaurant so they serve complimentary drinks and food. Yey! We stayed here before attending the “Sound Healing” session
Dinner at ALIVE and PRANA
After our Sound Healing session, antok na antok na kami, parang ayaw na namin magdinner. But we still ate dinner at ALIVE and PRANA, magkatabi lang ito so you can order from ALIVE and PRANA Restaurant. We ordered Pad Thai Noodles PHP800 and Cheese Pizza with Buckwheat Crust PHP600. The taste is just okay, we take out our unfinished pizza. Luckily, they serve complimentary bread while we are waiting for our order.
Breakfast at ALIVE
Breakfast is already included in our room package and this time, there is only one menu for everyone so no need to choose. I liked their arrozcaldo.
Fruit Salad with Coconut Yoghurt
Mixed Green Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing
Healthy Cereal with Banana and Prunes
Live Cooking Station of Pancake
The Farm’s Arrozcaldo with Vegetable
Bread Station and Seasonal Fruit Juice
Herbal Tea or Coffee
Staff: Coffee or Tea
Staff: Still or Sparkling
Me: Still Nagulat ako pagserve ng water kasi Evian. Sa isip-isp ko, ang sosyal naman ng service water.
After kumain, may charge pala tubig. Toink. PHP280 for one bottle of water. Nabudol ako. Grrr… Dapat pala service water sagot ko.