Eating too much could really make one too sleepy, which was exactly what happened to us after the eat-a-thon we did that morning. The original plan was to visit Talisay’s The Ruins for an afternoon of relaxation, photography and food. We were supposed to be there by 4pm to catch the old structure glow as the sun retreats on the west but we woke up quite late.
We scrambled like crazy and sped away on a jeepney bound to Talisay like madmen.
After enduring some traffic and a tricycle ride into a cornfield we arrived at the skeletal remains of The Ruins just in time for the setting sun.
I wouldn’t delve into The Ruins’ history anymore as I’ve already previously covered that. The place was still hauntingly beautiful and it seemed that sunsets here are always glorious.
The last time we were here we weren’t able to taste the food they’re serving as we were already full; this time we made sure that we have some space left in our stomach.
Evening arrived and the place was lovingly lit up, we took a sit at one of the balconies overlooking the garden and ordered our dinner.
It was gonna be Chicken ala Kiev (Php180.00) and Gambas Al Ajillo (Php230.00) for our evening meal. The food was priced rather steeply, but we really didn’t mind because it really felt that we were dining in an old medieval castle complete with stone parapets, ornate arches and checkered floors.
Their staff was very polite and accommodating (even offering to take our picture after seeing me setting up my tripod in an attempt to).
Our orders arrived and we were surprised that the portions on each plate were quite generous, each almost good enough for two persons. Well worth the high price I’d say (hmmm, okay the Gambas was still too high considering Bacolod is surrounded by the sea, methinks). The Gambas was good, but was unable to reach the point of being excellent. The Chicken ala Kiev on the other hand was superb.
With dinner done, we were notified that the place would be closing by eight in the evening. I wish we could have stayed longer but I think they do have to close early due to its remoteness from the city.
All in all, we immensely enjoyed our brief stay at The Ruins. And if we mathematify our dinner; good food plus excellent service plus magical ambience, equals to an above average dining experience.
Address: Hda. Sta. Maria, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: (043) 476-4334 | (0917) 832-6003
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: http://www.theruins.com.ph/