I talked about the Bellevue Resort Bohol in the previous post, now I’ll show what we ate at the resort. The resort is a good 30 minutes away from the city proper so you basically eat all your meals at the resort.Our first meal was a plated dinner at Cena, located at the 2nd floor of their open air dining building beside the pool.
We started with a Banana Blossom Salad with Kinilaw na Tanigue, Fresh Greens and a Balsamic Reduction. I found the balsamic reduction a tad too sour but the tanigue pieces were really fresh.
Next course was a Filipino Clam Chowder. A light soup that has a spicy kick filled with chopped imbao or Mangrove clams and other vegetables plus a surprising saba banana.
Main course was US Tenderloin on Tomato Risotto with Pepper Sauce. When they say pepper sauce, they really mean as it was a jolt of heat. The tenderloin was nice and super tender, cooked to a medium and topped with caramelized onions. The risotto was well prepared, the tangy sweetness complementing the steak really well.
Irene does not eat beef so the Chef prepared a Baked Salmon with Olives and Caper with Mashed Potato. The salmon was cooked perfectly, meat was tender and flaky and the olives and capers added a nice tarty flavor.
Dessert was White Chocolate Mousse with Almond Brownies and Fruit Compote.
We were not able to have the breakfast buffet the next day since we woke up early to go on an island adventure. The resort prepared packed breakfast for us which we ate on the boat. Memorable for us since this was the first time Lauren learned how to enjoy chicken tocino.
We got back around 11am but decided to lounge around in the beach before heading up to shower off the sea and have a late lunch at Marea.
I had the classic Clubhouse Sandwich. The bread to filling ration is definitely on the side of the fillings, layer upon layers of bacon, egg, chicken salad, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
Lauren had Fried Chicken, her favorite. She was even happier when the plate contained boneless pieces of chicken breast served with a side of fries.
After lunch, we headed to our rooms and had a much needed afternoon nap after waking up at the crack of dawn.
For dinner that night, the folks at Bellevue Resort Bohol set up a spread right on the beach complete with live musical entertainment.
There was a make your own salad spread but to no one’s surprise did not gain lots of interest. The plates of different appetizers fared way better.
There was two live station, one is an oven for fresh pizzas and of course the perfect for the beach, grilled meat and seafood.
It was a nice spread of Filipino dishes with the crispy pork belly as the star attraction. Irene loves Filipino food so she was thrilled with the food and how can you beat eating at the beach, sand on your feet with the smell and sounds of the sea.
Grilled meat and seafood, my favorite was the squid, paired with a bit of soy and calamansi.
Dessert was fruits and some native rice delicacies, bud bud and palitaw. Irene and I loved the palitaw while Lauren skipped dessert and played in the sand with Rain.
We brought some glow sticks in our luggage to play with in the beach at night but Lauren went about creating something else. She made a colorful, glowing sign of “KTG”, our little mark on the beach, at least for that night.
We finally got a chance to sample the buffet spread at Lamian on our last morning at Bellevue Resort Bohol. Lauren was hoping for more chicken tocino but alas they did not have it that morning.
I had plate envy so the very first area I check out was the bread display and got a pair of danish that kicked off my breakfast.
There’s a plethora of jams and even a big bottle of honey, perfect toppings for pancakes and waffles.
A heaping plate of bacon, what’s breakfast without strips and strips and strips of bacon.
I was more enticed by the dried seafood, dangit and small squid. This is the Visayas and they are masters at dried seafood, packed with loads and loads of umami flavors. I experimented a bit and had the chef cook me some plain scrambled eggs, then I crushed the dangit and squid on top of the eggs, awesome.
I also saw lots of bowls of home made yogurt and fresh fruits. I saw foreigners going gaga over the mangoes, one of them got more than 10 pieces in her plate. I got some papayas and watermelon and went to have a last dip in the beautiful beach.