One of the things that made our five-day stay at Dumaguete City’s Sta. Monica Beach Club extra special was the fantastic selection of dishes served during our vacation. We were so gut-bustingly full every meal time that I felt it needed a separate article to give justice to the culinary delight we experienced while at the resort.
I did a full review of the beach club in the previous article, now let’s dig in deeper to what Sta. Monica’s kitchen holds.
Every guest at the Sta. Monica Beach Club is treated to a free breakfast regardless of what room you avail. And for five days, we were served a variety of Filipino breakfast silog staples and western fares usually followed up by desserts. My favorite among these are their bacon, egg and hash brown. I simply love crunchy bacons!
When not out exploring the waterfalls of Valencia or the Sandbars of Manjuyod, lunch usually offers a plethora of dishes that even the heaviest eaters in our group were hard-pressed to finish. From lumpiang shanghais, to tender roasted barbecues and of course soups!
Evenings are usually special at the Sta. Monica Beach Club. Tables are either set up near the beach under lighted trees or near the pool area. Candles are lit and plates are again filled with food from the buffet table where you can actually get grilled pork and seafood right off the barbecue pit.
Plated dishes are served during nights that the buffet table is not available. Which isn’t really a problem at all too since the serving size is usually really more than enough for our group.
It also happened that our fellow traveler, G of thepinaysolobackpacker.com was secretly celebrating her birthday during one of the days that we were in the resort. But once the word got out that it was her birthday, the guys at Sta. Monica immediately surprised her with a chocolate cake complete with her name and candles on top!
During our last night, we also got to check out the beach club’s actual kitchen. With Head Chef Syl Manelab at the helm, he demonstrated how our dishes were prepared and explained the ins and outs of how he does them. He was also gracious enough to style the food afterwards for our shooting pleasure.
Adjectives aren’t enough to describe all the dishes we tried while holed up at Dumaguete City’s Sta. Monica Beach Club. Hopefully, my photos were enough to make you salivate and give justice to the culinary pleasure the resort provided us.
Sta. Monica Beach Club
Address: Brgy Banilad, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Contact Number: (02) 553-9549 Manila
(035) 400-9399 | (0906) 478-9018 Dumaguete
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GPS Coordinates: 9° 16' 39.86", 123° 18' 8.83"
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