Club Punta Fuego: A Heavenly Food Trip Indeed!
The luxurious haven of Club Punta Fuego is just a three-hour drive away from Metro Manila. Often mistaken as a resort that only its homeowners can enjoy, Club Punta Fuego actually offers accomodations for non-residents, as well. One thing is for sure: once you become a guest of this renowned enclave, you will experience none other but a five-star treatment! And of course, what could make a five-star accommodation even better? A GREAT, HEAVENLY FOOD TRIP!
Recently featured in Kris TV, Club Punta Fuego will not just let you experience excellently-appointed rooms, scenic views, awesome facilities and top-notch service, you’ll also get to enjoy the great international cuisine choices within the Club and enjoy a food trip like no other.
Club Punta Fuego Food Trip
The San Diego Restaurant, Il Jardineto, Member’s Lounge, Barracuda, and Sol Cafe are the five locations in the Club that offer a wide array of varied cuisine choices, such as Filipino, Spanish, American, Japanese and Italian. We were very excited to experience three of these locations! Up first on our itinerary was the Club’s main fine dining locale – the San Diego Restaurant.
LUNCH @ SAN DIEGO
San Diego is located at the heart of the Main Clubhouse. Named after the ship that sailed past the overlooking waters of the Club over 400 years ago, this restaurant offers fine intercontinental bistro and gourmet cuisine while giving you a majestic view from the Sunset Cove.
“OOH LALA” was my first reaction upon seeing the menu above. This was San Diego’s four-course lunch menu that greeted us after the three-hour trip. What a delightful greeting!
It felt like it was an afternoon gala show, where the Greek Salad served as the exciting introduction, followed by the salty delight of the Minestrone soup, climaxing with a mouthwatering Pan-fried Salmon Fillet, and ending with a denouement of Caramelized Cheesecake.
SALAD: Greek Salad
A light and healthy Mediterranean appetizer made with pieces of olives, sliced cucumbers, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, fetta cheese; seasoned with salt and pepper; and sauced with pil pil; was served as one of our appetizers.
APPETIZER : Minestrone Soup with Bread Stick on side
Our appetizer was the salty surprise: Minestrone Soup with bread stick. It is made of thick soup filled with veggies, beans, celery, onions, stock and tomatoes. The resulting saltiness of the soup might not appeal to all, but it definitely makes this appetizer an interesting hors d’oeuvre for the tastebuds -blasting main course to come!
ENTREE : Pan-Fried Salmon Fillet w/ Saute Capers, Cherry Tomato, Artichokes Heart and Lemon with sidings of Steamed Veggies and Chateau Parsley Potato
The main course may seem like a light entree, but the tastes that exploded in my mouth were enough to make the Pan-Fried Salmon (w/sides) a hearty meal! My tastebuds did not welcome the artichokes heart that well, though hahaha. But the good thing is, this piece of yummy salmon helped me forget the artichokes part! Plus, the sauces that rained down the salmon and smothered all over the plate were savory :)
DESSERT: Caramelized Cheesecake
Covered with a crunchy crust, the Caramelized Cheesecake was nothing but amazing on the inside. Definitely a great way to end a great lunch!
If you plan on dining at San Diego when in Club Punta Fuego, make sure to prepare P500-P1,000 per pax to truly enjoy the restaurant’s delectable offerings. :)