Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012
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I recently found out that dining at the Bataan-based heritage architecture resort Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar was fabulous experience.

Our availed package already included set meals for lunch, dinner, and breakfast. We were 6 people in the group. I especially loved the refreshing welcome gulaman drink that was served to us. It was ice cold, sweet, and was served with crushed ice.

A friend of mine was wary of set meals because she had a bad experience in Sagada. I, however, always give set meals a chance especially if it's at a luxurious resort. Struggling tour companies can go wrong because they're not fully out there in terms of promotion, but Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has a website and has a reputation to keep. Doing it right with food is one of the things that matter.




We were only able to take our lunch after the tour guide-led heritage tour. Terribly exhausted, I was so glad to be seated finally inside the resort restaurant. The dining area was cozy for being generous with large windows. During lunch time, the natural light from outside made the dining experience quite quaint. The restaurant even has spots with tables for two people set next to windows that show the resort's heritage houses outside.

We were served with about 6 viands for lunch (I lost count because I was not feeling well that time), but I specifically remember the Pinakbet, a popular vegetable Ilokano dish, disappear in 10 minutes. It was served with large chunks of bagnet which is the Ilokano's deep-fried take on pork liempo. Even if I had a sore throat that day, I did not resist tearing into that delicious meat which was well complimented with tasty vegetables.


I noticed that we were also served with other viands like sweet and sour fish fillet and roasted pork liempo. There was a regional soup served that came with chicken, but I forgot what it was called unfortunately. That, too, was a bestseller in my group.

Our dessert was the sweet-tasting gabi-flavored ice cream. It was served with pinipig on top and small chunks of cheese. My friends also loved this one because the extra stuff was noticeable, making the dining experience unforgettable.

We were 6 in the group and we even had leftovers. We were so stuffed that we could not move for a few minutes. Imagine that.


Come dinner time, we were serenaded in the same restaurant by a kundiman duo called Kundiman Si Lolo At Si Lola.
Kundiman Duo of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Read more of my Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar reunion-outing:

Overview of My Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Vacation (pricing and travel points)

Water Fun At Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (water-based activities inclusive in the resort package)

- The ornate Casa Lubao of Pampanga


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2 comments:

  1. Eating here at Las Casas was a bit pricey. However breakfast is free for an overnight accommodation. We dined at the Italian restaurant, also a fancy one, but definitely worth the experience.

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    1. I always advise those who go to luxurious resorts to avail of set meals ahead of time since that's how guests get more of the hefty servings. Usually a single order of a viand or dish is pricey kasi because of the unique order for that time of the day.

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